Vinod Dua discusses the Padmaavat row and violence by members of the Karni Sena, including the pelting of stones at a bus carrying schoolchildren.
The Wire Staff
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the internal debate in his party about joining forces with the Congress, his proposed move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, strategies to counter the BJP and the upcoming Tripura assembly elections.
The prime minister may be justified in his criticism of developed countries’ non-cooperative approach in the fight against climate change. However, India’s own efforts on environment protection leave a lot to be desired.
The annual fundraising gala, which has now been disbanded, represents the kind of overt misogyny that women experience everywhere.
Members of the Karni Sena attacked a school bus on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday.
Vinod Dua discusses the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs from their membership to the Delhi assembly on the grounds that they hold offices of profit.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians, comprising the population’s poorest half, saw their wealth rise by just 1% in 2017.
The Adityanath government decided to look into the possibility of withdrawing Muzaffarnagar riots-related cases against BJP leaders after one of the accused – MP Sanjeev Balyan – asked it to.
The finance ministry will raise Rs 800 billion through recapitalisation bonds, and provide 81.4 billion from its budget to recapitalise the banks.
“We don’t want to flog a dead horse,” the bench said, adding that it did not see any merit in the prayer as “nothing would come of it”.
“Is there a provision under which the judge can use his power to direct the media not to publish? Can, in an absence of such power, the court pass such an order?”
Vinod Dua discusses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Davos summit and wealth inequality in India.
The apex court directed the listing of the case for February 2, when the hearing would be tested on the standard of objectivity, which the bench has set for itself.
The court ruled that it would examine if all the matters in the case should be heard by the Supreme Court itself.
Members of the Kanjarbhat community, the three protesters are part of a social media campaign against the regressive practice carried out by their community.
Controversial case pits advocates of the autonomy of an adult woman to decide whom she marries against conspiracy theorists who see Hadiya’s marriage as part of a supposed Muslim plot to seduce and convert Hindu women.
Deshmukh is the second leader from Vidarbha after Nana Patole to have openly expressed his discontent about Fadnavis’ inaction on the issue of separate statehood.
In this episode, Urmilesh discusses the lack of media coverage on Dalit women facing sexual assault with Kaushal Panwar, assistant professor at Delhi University, and senior journalist Poornima Joshi.
“This (Hegde’s comments) shows the brahmanical and evil mindset of the Sangh parivar and its functionaries from top to bottom, which has no place for Dalits.”
They wrote that the incident “diminishes the image of the country at the global level and reduces faith of the international historical research community in the genuine research by Indian researchers.”
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1% in the last year.
“When dogs bark on the road, we don’t care.”
Maya Mirchandani interviews former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani about what ASEAN means for India and South East Asia.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest revisions in GST tax slabs and the deteriorating law and order situation in Haryana.
Winners this year also include journalist Shantanu Guha Ray, film director Karan Johar and yoga guru Vasudev.
The Ministry of External Affairs hopes India’s ‘credentials’ are taken into account as and when a decision is taken (on its NSG application).
In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa’s Cape Town has less than 90 days’ worth of water left in its reservoirs.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
The MEA has termed reports about infrastructure, albeit ‘temporary’, at Doklam as ‘mischievous’, says there has been no change in status quo.
Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the ban on Padmaavat and the ongoing arguments in the final Aadhaar hearing.
Vinod Dua discusses Centre’s decision to cancel Haj subsidy and Praveen Togadia’s tearful press conference.
The minister however claimed he was ‘not aware’ that the project would cost over Rs 1 crore or that the staff canteen had been demolished for his new office.
Rohith’s mother Radhika Vemula, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar, scholar Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd and transgender activist Grace Banu were also present at the programme.
Swaraj said that the time terror was seen as other people’s problem is ‘long gone’ and that ‘zero tolerance is the call of the day’.
Set up in 1994, Shah Waliullah library in Old Delhi provides free education to those in need. The Wire speaks with two students who are grateful for the library’s support.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
A video recording of the assault started being circulated on social media last Sunday.
According to the Global IIM Alumni Network, the attempts they made to convince the board and director of IIM Ahmedabad to implement reservations in their doctoral programme went unheeded.
The discourse delivered by Mahatma Gandhi at the prayer meeting on January 17, 1948, the fifth day of his final fast.
“Put up before the appropriate bench”, Justice Arun Mishra’s order said on Tuesday, implying he no longer intends to hear the sensitive matter.