How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
The police have said they will take the class nine student to nearby BSF and CoBRA camps, in case she is able to identify the accused.
Recounting the Nepali Congress’s attempt to overthrow the Rana government.
The people continue to defecate in the open, though government records show the village has functional toilets.
In September 2015, the Union home ministry had declared the NSCN(K) a banned outfit for five years after it broke the ceasefire agreement with the central government.
With the date of the Gujarat assembly poll yet to be announced, the model code of conduct has not kicked in.
Although the recent judgement criminalises the rape of minor wife, until all marital rape is criminalised, there will remain a disparity in Indian law.
The draft, prepared by a group of eminent citizens, also envisages non-heterosexual marriage.
The developments assume significance as in the past, several persons with disabilities have suffered humiliation at the hands of security or airlines staff at airports across India.
The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
While Assam had a woman chief minister in 1980, quite a few legislative assemblies of the northeastern states had ended their term without having a single woman MLA.
By announcing the dates of the Himachal Pradesh elections but failing to do so for Gujarat, the EC has ensured that the Model Code of Conduct does not kick in yet in Modi’s state.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Ajeet Seeds, Kaveri Seed Co Ltd and Ankur Seeds were among six Indian companies that delayed payments to Monsanto.
An AIIMS doctor reacts to minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s call for Bihari patients to be sent back to Patna for treatment.
Whistleblower Herve Falciani, a former HSBC Bank employee, had said in 2015 that the Indian authorities weren’t using all the information he provided on people stashing black money abroad.
Like every crisis, the one at Elphinstone Road will also be used to delegitimise our public institutions and processes, and attack the very conception of public goods.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Nearly one in ten Indians is over 60 years old, a fact often lost amid the economic bombast of India’s ‘demographic dividend’.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
Only 6% of banks have given loans to Dalits or Adivasis, and less than 25% to a woman.
Small and medium sized businesses across the country report tumbling sales, undermining job creation and damaging sentiment in industries crucial to Modi’s political powerbase.
The Supreme Court had called for applications three months before the post of the chief information commissioner fell vacant but no notification was issued in the state.
Five air force and two army personnel were killed in the early hours of October 6 after an MI 17 chopper crashed at at altitude of 17,000 feet in Tawang.
ICDS plays a vital role in a country which is home to 190 million undernourished people – the highest in the world.
The Supreme Court recently decided to make its proceedings public. Shouldn’t the same degree of transparency be attached to all key constitutional posts?
Though the need for serious police reform has been raised again and again, there seems to be no political will to do anything about it.
Most anganwadi workers make less than minimum wage, yet their demands for better wages and facilities are ignored.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
Land owners as well as builders have been affected by the Jaipur Development Authority’s botched up housing project.
The Indian Air force has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident that took place while the chopper was on a maintenance mission.
The government’s re-launched universal immunisation programme had a target of achieving full immunisation by 2020. It has now decided to advance it to 2018.
Within just three years of coming to power, the BJP government has already named a large number of schemes after some of the prominent leaders of the Sangh.
Vinod Dua discusses Narendra Modi’s speech on Indian economy and continued attacks on journalists in India.
The situation in Hajin, where a BSF constable was killed last week, continues to be volatile, with the police and army conducting search operations and locals allegedly supporting militants.
Zakia’s petition sought that Narendra Modi and 61 others be named as accused for being part of a conspiracy that facilitated the Gujarat riots.
A CBI team visited Guwahati to begin work on the case, besides submitting a copy of the FIR against company officials to the high court on October 3.
Dozens of farmers had gathered outside the collectorate in Bundelkhand’s Tikamgarh district to present a list of demands to the district administration.
By renaming the Kandla port as Deendayal Port, a “grateful nation would be remembering the invaluable contributions made by one of the greatest sons of India”, a statement said.