The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
The Wire Staff
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses whether student politics have national implications.
Of the 30.67 lakh candidates who had been trained or were undergoing training across the country in June 2017, only 2.9 lakh received placement offers.
The Centre said convicted MPs or MLAs need not be automatically disqualified from parliament or state legislatures since they can appeal convictions.
The police has reportedly taken four members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura into custody in relation to Santanu Bhowmik’s death.
While food, housing and petroleum inflation all played a role, a SBI research report also notes that the inflationary impact of GST may have been than what was expected.
Vinod Dua discusses Make in India and technology transfer agreements, and job losses due to the economic slowdown.
The Karnataka government had banned her book in 1998, two years after its publication.
Manoj Mitta, author of The Fiction of Fact-finding: Modi and Godhra, and Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the Gujarat 2002 riots and Amit Shah’s testimony.
Suspecting foul play, Pravish Chanam’s family has demanded a thorough CBI investigation into his disappearance, death and cremation.
The bench was hearing an appeal against the ban on Kannada book Basava Vachana Deepthi by scholar, mystic and writer Mate Mahadevi.
Several farmers and union leaders were arrested or detained ahead of a planned farmers’ protest in Chhattisgarh and Section 144 was imposed in three districts.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
Biswal, who the CBI had quizzed four times in the past, denied the charges levelled against him and said that his arrest was politically motivated.
Vinod Dua discusses how the inefficient implementation of the GST is hurting the Indian economy and the clean Ganga campaign.
The Wire’s Amit Singh talks to JNU student leader Shehla Rashid about trolling on social media, her spat with a Republic reporter and more.
Both the Intelligence Bureau and CBI have been directed to reveal information to RTI petitioners in the last month.
India had first rejected a patent for this breakthrough drug which sells at US $1000 per pill. Last year, India overruled its own decision and granted Gilead a patent for it.
“Nobody asked me my view as if I don’t matter in this game of misogyny played in my name.”
The principal and staff editor wanted words including ‘Dalit’, ‘beef’ and ‘fascism’ removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.
Critics have said that cash transfers will not be able to ensure that people have access to the nutrition needed.
Y.C. Modi’s probe into the murder of a BJP leader was slammed by the Gujarat high court for “ineptitude resulting into injustice”. He will be next director of the National Investigation Agency.
Urmilesh discusses how the media covered the bullet train project and the Pehlu Khan lynching case. Joining him in this discussion are senior journalists N.R. Mohanty and Saba Naqvi.
In the new Internal Complaints Committee, five of the eight members will be nominated by the administration rather than elected.
Over the last five years, wilful defaults have risen by over Rs 84,000 crore, according to data put out by credit rating agencies.
The Centre’s affidavit also says that the matter of deportation is best left to the central government’s discretion.
The day-long ‘Liberty Festival’ was to be held at the university to discuss theatre, poetry and songs celebrating the idea of the constitution.
“Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, she was inside the state assembly at 8:30 am. From 9:30 am to 9:45 am I was at the Civil Hospital and I met Maya Kodnani there.”
There are many judicial vacancies in the 24 high courts, with 413 positions out of a total approved strength of 1079 vacant, even as about 30 million cases are pending in the courts.
“All this sectarian squabble about who eats what kind of meat and all this religious antagonism between different groups is harmful to the country,” Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said.
Singh was the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal in the Army.
In the second episode of Wide Angle, UN special envoy on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar repeats his request to Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out against atrocities on Rohingya people.
The order said that the photographs were to be sent to panchayat secretaries who were then to circulate them on social media to shame those defecating in the open.
Patel said that with the state elections around the corner, the BJP would offer the Patidar community many “lollipops” in their fight for reservation.
Ten of the alleged criminals were killed in the 48 days before September 14.
Vinod Dua discusses if the bullet train project really is ‘free’ as Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims and also delves into the current state of the Indian economy.
Bangladeshi media says that India’s modified policy towards the Rohingya crisis came through a Thursday phone call between Sushma Swaraj and Sheikh Hasina.
While Jamia students were told they can’t invite speakers from “outside”, IIT Madras said the speakers invited were “controversial”.
The Ladakh Buddhist Association issued an ultimatum asking all those from Kargil working in Ladakh to leave by Thursday.