Vinod Dua talks about the JNU VC’s request to install a military tank on campus and how funds meant to fight climate change have now been diverted to the GST regime.
The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya Sabha term.
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.
Farmers’ leader P. Ayyakkannu said that Subramaniam had “attempted suicide out of frustration as there is no response from governments to their agitation.”
Kovind is India’s second Dalit president, after K.R. Narayanan.
Karnataka’s public-private partnership healthcare models show that regulations are often flouted and profit-making supersede patients’ needs.
Polling officers did not act when voters complained that a light was flashing against the BJP candidate’s name when they pressed the button in support of the independent candidate.
Former Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu about his meeting with the board of the Sameeksha Trust (which runs the journal) about the Adani article that led to his resignation.
The MP government had been forced to order a judicial probe into the killing of eight suspected SIMI members following their escape from Bhopal Central Jail.
It was also pointed out at the meeting that despite the Public Safety Act prohibiting the detention of minors, children had been detained under it.
Capital expenditure has been cut for police services, public construction and ironically various agriculture-associated sectors.
The fault lines of the flag debate lie in the imperfections of Karnataka’s cultural and emotional integration. By dialling back, the Congress is avoiding a self-goal.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raised four questions to Venkaiah Naidu, two about recent events and two about cases from 15 years ago.
The latest bribery scandal, relating to Medical Council of India clearance for colleges, has once again revealed the factionalism within the Kerala BJP.
Meira Kumar polled 34.35% of valid votes, making her’s the best performance by a losing candidate in the presidential poll in nearly 50 years.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for 5 days on grounds of “highly unbecoming conduct” during their protests over lynchings.
The CPI(M) cannot remain silent as China seeks to unilaterally re-wire multilateral rules and norms for Asia and beyond.
More than 150 academics have questioned the decisions to remove an article on the Adani Group from the EPW website and impose restrictions on the editor.
To create enlightened citizens, education cannot involve forced discipline. Instead, it must encourage critical consciousness, responsible freedom and creative awakening.
A combined effort by both the Centre and the states is necessary to implement Acts, especially welfare schemes like the Food Security Act, to ensure people have a better quality of life.
The Noida Development Authority says the shops were illegally constructed, but shopkeepers say they have been there for years.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
A lingering question is whether the governor was correct to invoke the power of the assembly to settle a dispute within a party even when there was no question of a constitutional crisis.
While the NHAI officials have denied any knowledge of the money found in media kits, the incident is being viewed as BJP’s attempt to unethically influence the political narrative in the state.
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His election is a key element of the party’s strategy for the 2019 election, and its aftermath.
In today’s edition of #TheWireExplains, Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty and Jahnavi Sen discuss the swearing in of T. R. Zeliang as Nagaland CM and the lifting of blockade in Tripura.
‘India needs clean water, where will I get it? Ramallah? No’, the Indian prime minister reportedly told his Israeli counterpart.
He secured 47 out of the 59 votes in the House which included 36 votes of the Naga People’s Front (NPF), four of the BJP and seven from the Independents.
Ram Nath Kovind’s presence in Rashtrapati Bhavan will not make any difference to the ongoing atrocities against the Dalits. What can Mayawati do to keep the struggle going?
The RSS leader said it does not support any kind of violence linked to cow protection and demanded action against those found guilty.
The show was to run for a year but was cancelled within two and a half months by the management
In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
Video clips have emerged on social media that show a BJP minister in Manipur and a Congress MLA in Assam helping villagers repair embankment breaches in flood-hit areas.