Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has called it a violation of human rights and child rights, and has demanded an explanation from the director general of jails.
Irom Sharmila and Desmond Coutinho plan to marry in Kodaikanal. But many in the area oppose the marriage, seeing the two as a “threat to peace and stability of the hills”.
In Madhya Pradesh, where the scale of displacement is highest, the government has gone back on its previous promises of adequate rehabilitation.
While multiple parallel plans are in place, there is no cohesion; not even the basic high tide mapping matches across the coast.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.
Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago.
The poll witnessed a voting of 98.21% as 771 of 785 eligible MPs cast their votes, of whom 90.83 per cent MPs voted within the first three hours.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case, today moved the Delhi High Court alleging that despite an order not to subject him to violence inside Tihar jail, he was tortured.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud. It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person,” the home ministry said.
Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems, said the external affairs minister in Parliament on Thursday.
Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option.
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.
The Wire brings you a breakdown of what’s going on in parliament – up front and behind the scenes.
Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi being the head of the National Disaster Management Authority, not much has changed in terms of how prepared the country is for annual flooding.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
Vinod Dua discusses how Indians named in Panama Papers have faced little scrutiny even as Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been forced to resign for the same, and reads out an open letter that 114 veterans of the Indian armed forces have written to Modi.
As Modi’s CBI drags its feet, US authorities have also obliquely reminded India of its obligations under the UN Convention Against Corruption and the Palmero Convention
New Delhi: Arvind Panagariya, a top economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has resigned from his post at the government’s main policy think tank NITI Aayog, according to reports on Tuesday. TV and other news outlets cited the veteran supply-side economist as saying he was standing down […]
The clause to granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes had to be dropped after nearly 30 government MPs were missing from the upper house during the vote.
Besides Yogi, the then Gorakhpur Mayor Anju Chaudhary and local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal have also been named as accused in the case.
Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya sidestepped questions on jobless economic growth and the impact of demonetisation after admitting to ‘jobless growth’.
The PILs said that the formation of the new government was “unconstitutional” as chief minister Nitish Kumar had won a mandate as part of a grand alliance against the BJP.
If the finance ministry is serious about restoring the health of the banking sector, it cannot afford to discriminate between those that won coal blocks and spectrum during the NDA rule and the other defaulting companies.
News of the unrest seems to have moved off the front pages of national newspapers, but the crisis, far from retreating, has in fact deepened.
114 former officers stand with #NotInMyName, ‘dismayed’ at vigilantism and free speech crackdown
The armed forces tribunal’s verdict to free the accused has created a fear for safety and a demand for justice among the victims’ families and villages.
The biggest casualty in the whole fiasco has been the sanctity of the voters’ mandate.
Rahul Gandhi would do well to remember that those who have shifted camps multiple times can always do so again.
Tanveer Ahmad Wani’s death, which the police and army say was in response to stone pelting, is the eighth killing in Beerwah since the 2016 uprising and has only added to the anger across Valley.
The opposition will have to go back to the drawing board to review how it must respond to the developing political dynamics as the BJP tightens its vice-like grip.
According to residents of the Siddhi-Sai Cooperative Housing Society, the pillars of the building got weakened due to renovation work of a nursing home on the ground floor owned by Shiv Sena worker Sunil Shitap, leading to the collapse
Worried about the impact of the trade negotiations, a consortium of civil groups called the People’s Resistance Forum has asked for the talks to be called off.
The best way to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting in Kargil is to remember what was learnt and incorporate that in future practice – something India is yet to do.
“The Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory. The solution to this problem is very simple: conscientiously withdraw,” foreign minister Wang Yi was quoted saying.
Dystopia is visible everywhere, from the heightened surveillance through CCTVs and Aadhaar, to the constructed fear of citizens seen as ‘foreign’ due to what they eat, watch and wear.
Problematic laws, informal rules, deep-rooted biases and governmental apathy have made it hard for Muslims to leave the ghettos.
M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism.