Modi disappoints servicemen on OROP A day after 200 officers of the Delhi Police tried to strong-arm former servicemen protesting the delay in implementing ‘One Rank, One Pension’ at Jantar Mantar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech refused to commit to accepting the OROP demand […]
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India-Pakistan talks on August 23 Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor will meet India’s Ajit Doval on the 23rd of August to begin talks about a series of militant attacks and border clashes. A militant strike in Gurdaspur had been the cause for the delay in the scheduling of […]
While the movement in March elicited surprise from observers for being so passionate and widespread, it drew flak soon after for projecting net neutrality as a monolithic entity devoid of gray areas.
New Delhi: In the wake of the proposed Amendment to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information has written a letter to members of the Rajya Sabha demanding that a special committee be set up to adequately review the bill. The Whistle […]
It’s a short, powerful film and it hits you right in the solar plexus. Devashish Makhija’s Agli Baar (‘The Next Time’) marries the tools of modern communication—Skype, Smart Phones, the Internet—with the violent, sectarian corrupted, lawless ways of modern India to come up with a frightening parable of […]
India still not sure about WW-II parade China is set to host a large parade marking 70 years of the Allied victory in World War II at Tiananmen Square on the 3rd of September. Several countries have been invited to attend this large celebration. India’s attendance is, however, […]
The government remains evasive on the question of whether it will implement a privacy law safeguarding the information it collects from its citizens.
Even as the Modi government told Parliament on Tuesday that the National Investigation Agency will not oppose the grant of bail to Swami Aseemanand – prime accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case – a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court accusing the premier investigation case of going soft in […]
New Delhi: People will no longer need an Aadhaar card to benefit from government welfare schemes, the Supreme Court decided today, even as it referred the wider issue of the Unique Identification (UID) programme’s impact on privacy to a Constitution Bench. The court was responding to a batch of petitions that challenged both […]
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Italy and India are presenting their arguments before the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea (ITLOS) at Hamburg over the 2012 incident in which two Italian marines on board the tanker Enrica Lexie opened fire on an Indian fishing vessel off the coast of Kerala, killing two […]
Stampede at Jharkhand temple kills 11 A stampede occurred near a Durga temple at Belabagan, 350 kilometres from Ranchi at 5 am on Monday. Devotees who were trying to break the queue caused a commotion, which led to the stampede. The injured are currently being treated at a nearby hospital. Chief […]
Foxconn says it will invest 5 billion dollars in Maharashtra Taiwanese technology company Foxconn has announced it will invest up to 5 billion dollars over the next five years in Maharashtra, making it one of the biggest FDI projects in India in recent years. The company’s chairman Terry […]
Person who rewrote Nehru page also edited entry for Nihal Chand, Minister in Modi Cabinet.
Social Media ridicules the police’s heavy handed attempts to enforce morality in the city
India threatens to boycott Pak Commonwealth meeting India has threatened to boycott a Commonwealth Parliamentary Union meeting scheduled in Islamabad next month to protest Pakistan’s decision not to invite the Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the decision was taken […]
An investigation shows most of the students who were expelled from IIT Roorkee were from reserved categories An investigation by The Indian Express through interviews with members of the institute — professors, students and administrators at IITs — revealed most of the students who were expelled, were from […]
Seventy years after the atomic bombings at the end of World War II, two radioactive isotopes of xenon are proxies for sniffing out when and where a secret nuclear weapon test could’ve happened.
Citizenship on the cards for people displaced by religious persecution The Union Home Ministry is set to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This is a move that will have far-reaching implications in Assam and […]
ISPs are set to approach the Ministry of Communications and IT and seek definitions of pornography in general and child pornography in particular.
BJP’s change in stance could help clear house hurdle The Congress claimed a small victory on Monday when the Narendra Modi government, after months of standing firm, virtually agreed to return almost entirely to the text of the Land Acquisition Act passed during the UPA’s tenure in 2013. […]
The government has dialled back its order to ban 857 websites in India for supposedly hosting pornographic content following a public outcry since August 1, when the order was enforced by ISPs. According to various reports, the Centre was reviewing its order and mulling a ban only against websites hosting […]
Himanshu Trivedi says he preferred to resign rather than follow instructions to act against the state’s Muslims
Although details of the framework agreement have not yet been made public, NSCN leaders say it will serve as the basis for further talks on a ‘final solution’.
Unilever’s silence prompted Chennai-born artist Sofia Ashraf to record a video of her rapping ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’, a song set to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ and exhorting the company to act.
Death penalty files eaten by termites? Records of death penalty convicts who have been executed since independence have gone missing from many prisons. The National Law University in Delhi is conducting a first of its kind survey to evaluate the fairness of capital punishment jurisprudence especially in post […]
The DoT says it draws its authority to block sites from Section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act 2000 and Article 19(2) of the Constitution, as the department claims the contents relate to questions of “morality, decency”.
The sheer number – and horrific nature – of allegations surrounding the Gujarat-based godman is disconcerting. As the killings of witnesses in cases related to him continue, a closer look at the incidents so far.
Remembering Rafi on his 35th death anniversary
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Yakub Memon became the third terror convict to have been sent to the gallows in the last four years
New Delhi: With President Pranab Mukherjee rejecting the mercy petition filed by Yakub Memon – given the death penalty for his role in the 1993 terrorist bombings in Bombay – lawyers representing him are moving the Supreme Court to insist his execution, set for July 30, must be delayed by […]
New Delhi: A group of eminent citizens seeking the commutation of Yakub Memon’s death sentence are seeking an urgent 11th hour meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee to urge that he consider a new mercy petition the death row prisoner has filed on the night of July 28. In this petition, Memon […]
New Delhi: Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong on Monday. He was 83 years old. According to reports, Kalam, who was President from 2002 to 2007, collapsed during an interaction with students at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. He was rushed to […]
The Kerala HC and the SC have adopted divergent approaches on the question of the right of Muslim women to wear a headscarf and full sleeves while appearing for a public exam
Discrimination in housing is a fact of life for many urban Indians, particularly middle-class Muslims, who are increasingly finding it difficult to rent or buy accommodation outside particular localities that have evolved, for one reason or another, into “Muslim areas”. But the fact that discrimination has become commonplace […]
Many of Kepler-452b’s features are tantalisingly similar to Earth’s and don’t discourage the hope that alien life might exist on it
The Maldives has amended its constitution to allow foreign nationals and entities the right to own freehold land, including entire islands, a move that some Maldivian legislators say will turn the Indian Ocean nation into a “frontline state” in a “new Cold War” between India and China. A set […]
This is an English translation of the letter senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar wrote to BJP president Amit Shah on July 11, 2015. Under your leadership, several new programmes are being initiated to give the party organisation a new direction and dimension. It is our good fortune that […]