NGOs will not be be able to use foreign funds for activities “detrimental to national interest, likely to affect public interest, or likely to prejudicially affect the security, scientific, strategic or economic interest of the state.”
‘Mx’ can be pronounced ‘mex’, ‘mux’ or ‘mix’, and the pronouns ‘ze’ or ‘they’ can be used for people who do not identify with the gender binary and prefer gender-neutral titles and pronouns.
1. AAP leads counter attack in ‘degree wars’ The Aam Aadmi party has taken the fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party in what are now turning out to be ‘degree wars’ between the political rivals. The AAP has alleged that a minister in BJP’s Goa coalition, Ramkrishna Dhavalikar […]
With non-state actors becoming frequent targets of military action, and drones and cyber technology beginning to take centre-stage in military operations, the boundaries of the modern day battlefield have dramatically changed.
No details on Sujatha ouster Following an RTI application that was filed requesting details of the sacking of then foreign secretary Sujatha Singh, the Cabinet Secretary has refused to divulge the information on the grounds that it is exempted from the RTI Act as the papers being demanded are ‘Cabinet […]
In a heartening turn of events, Lawrence Liang has replied to Flash Networks’ notice that attempted to silence a programmer for exposing some malicious code Flash was injecting via Airtel
If a policeman gets an illegal order, whether from a higher police authority, or a political authority like a minister, it is his duty to refuse to carry it out, otherwise he will have to face criminal and civil liability.
The correct procedure would have been for Sushma Swaraj to inform the Enforcement Directorate of the ‘humanitarian’ grounds on which Lalit Modi needed to be helped, and to then authorise the issue of a short-duration Indian passport
In these twilight days of the Collegium, the fate of the judiciary’s independence might finally turn on a case that the Supreme Court has put off hearing all these years
Select comments from our readers on stories in The Wire last week. Smart cities and Modi I’m glad that The Wire is not owned by a business group or funded by advertisements. That would allow you to be neutral and objective. However, one finds that you are totally anti-Modi, […]
Though a document prepared for the benefit of feudal barons, the Charter established some of mankind’s most cherished fundamental rights
Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had both objected to his appointment, so how did Cyriac Joseph make it to the NHRC?
FTII students protest ‘BJP’ chairman Students at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune have launched an indefinite boycott of classes, using graffiti and protests to express their disapproval of the ‘political’ appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s president and chairman of […]
New Delhi: It’s been nearly 15 months since the Supreme Court held the Ansal brothers — Sushil and Gopal — guilty of negligence in the 1997 Uphaar theatre fire tragedy. But with the judges differing on the quantum of sentence and referring the matter to a three-judge bench, […]
Govt ready to negotiate on the land acquisition bill Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the government is willing to relax its stand on the land acquisition Bill and is open to amending certain clauses after facing stiff opposition both inside and outside the Parliament. Gowda […]
Following the Bombay High Court’s order to put an end to the city’s Victorias, carriage owners in other cities too are worried.
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
Criminalising homosexuality removes the capacity for gay communities to organise and to mobilise around HIV prevention
Charged with false claims of qualifications, Minister quits after being arrested by Delhi police
The Supreme Court gives a judgment that will have a great impact on those who face the death penalty
A circular issued by the office of the District and Sessions Judge (North-West and North) Rohini District Court, Delhi has angered employees and activists for setting strange conditions on the accessibility of the court creches to its non-judicial staff. The children of non-judicial staff would be allowed only if […]
With the Home Ministry turning down a CBI request to sanction four IB officers, there is not much left to pursue
The highest judiciary’s role in the perpetuation of the Emergency remains a blot
CBDT closing in on ex-UPA Minister The Central board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) is probing details of people whose name has been linked to Swiss accounts in the details revealed by the French government. Among the hundreds of names, special attention is being paid to the account of […]
In an intriguing case of abuse, a Bengaluru-based programmer was threatened with a criminal lawsuit for attempting to expose an avaricious program that violated net neutrality
Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the advisory was issued on the basis of an expert committee’s report
Despite promulgating several ordinances, the government has allowed one to lapse
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
Arbitrary custody by the police is not unknown in India, but a recent decision gives hope to those who get picked up by the police
The one month given to the JPC is not even enough for its members to consult their individual constituencies, let alone farmers across the country, the Left-backed grouping says.
Regulatory shortcomings, tunnel vision and the slowly turning wheels of government machinery all come together to help keep up our uncertainty about if some foods are safe – even when there’s no need to be uncertain
CLAT is an exam in which even 2-3 marks gained or lost can see one’s rank change by 50-100 positions, but it also has a paper that’s riddled with mistakes of its own
The delay in justice for the Hashimpura case has not gone down well with the intelligentsia and legal community
Thursday’s killing of 17 army men in Manipur, most likely by the Khaplang-led ‘United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia’, and the June 2 death of a woman activist in army firing, underline the government’s inabilty to deal with civil strife.
If indeed Maggi noodles or any other product is a health hazard, a prosecution against the company and its officials must follow – there’s no justification in law in making film stars as co-accused
68-year-old prisoner claims he is being harassed by frequent transfers between different jails within the Tihar prison complex.
India’s hands are tied by the declaration it filed with the ICJ in 1974 excluding certain disputes from the jurisdiction of the court. The case of the torture of Capt. Saurabh Kalia squarely falls within the excluded category.
Almost all the Aadhaar numbers issued till date – 99.97 per cent – have been issued to people who already had at least two existing identification documents
Why has the NDA government – so loath to give any credit to the previous UPA governments on social policy – embraced one of UPA-II’s most questionable initiatives as its own, disregarding Supreme Court orders along the way?
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity