Vinod Dua discusses election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s recent report on the corporate funding of political parties and the development in Karti Chidambaram’s case.
Dhritarashtra’s embrace is one of the most interesting anecdotes from Indian folklore. Accepting any proposal from a powerful opponent, without properly examining it, is likened to risking one’s life.
A mob beat a group of seven Muslim men in Dumra village after rumours spread that they had killed and eaten a cow.
With no stable source of income, especially for the elderly, the transgender community in Kashmir is struggling to make ends meet.
O.P. Rawat stressed on the fact that a democracy could thrive only when elections were free, fair and transparent.
A great responsibility falls upon the democratic and secular parties – whatever be their differences on policy matters – to come together and defend the country’s values.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
A dispute over whether RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat should have been allowed to hoist the national flag at a school in Kerala has morphed into questions over whether appropriate flag protocol was followed.
Without a doubt, Ansari was the target of the prime minister’s wrath because he is the senior-most Muslim in public life.
With tractors replacing bulls in agriculture and in the absence of a cattle market due to BJP’s cow protection drive in Uttar Pradesh, stray cattle has become a menace for villagers.
Adivasi leaders and activists say that behind the recent communal legislations is the state government’s hidden agenda to transfer community land to corporates and deflect attention from its failure to address crucial developmental issues plaguing the state.
A bench of justices considered the statement of the lawyer appearing for the two police officers and asked them to “step down” from their posts.
A mob of 100 people recently attacked a Dalit man and his mother in their home, apparently unhappy with where he had disposed of a cow carcass, and threatened to burn down the houses of all Dalits in the village.
Now that he is no longer in parliament, Yechury should devote himself to sort out the deep organisational problems within the party.
Unless the chronic deficiencies in the country’s public health system are rectified, tragedies like Gorakhpur will keep happening.
The two are often equated and while there are similarities, like both relate to the timely delivery of public services by the government and both have digitised databases, there are some critical fundamental differences.
The businesses that moved have left a deep legacy on the economic and developmental policies in both India and Pakistan.
The Trinamool Congress today was ahead of its rivals in all seven urban local bodies, where elections were held on August 13.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
With this, India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, joins Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and China in buying American crude
If I Allow Namaz on Streets, How Can I Stop Police Stations from Celebrating Janmashtami: Adityanath
Ahead of Janmashtami, the UP chief minister had told the police to celebrate the festival in a ‘traditional, grand and decent’ way.
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.
A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it does any more harm. The prime minister, unfortunately, has shown no signs of having either of these virtues.
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
Vinod Dua scrutinises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from Red Fort on this year’s Independence Day, and explains why The Wire Urdu was launched.
Sikh siblings Gurbachan Kaur and Ajit Singh recount the days of Partition when they had to flee from Pakistan to India.
In his speech, Sarkar said the spirit of secularism is under attack across the country.
Modi’s remarks of seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues plaguing the Valley have been welcome by several leaders, but many worry his words are simply symbolic without any concrete action on the ground.
Meanwhile in Kerala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat went against the CPI(M)-led state government to hoist the tricolour at a school in Palakkad district.
The apex court has issued a notice to Karti and four others in the case and posted the matter for hearing on August 18th.
Vinod Dua discusses the journey of independent India through development indicators.
Shortage of textbooks in schools in Banda shows the farcical state of primary education in rural Bundelkhand.
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
‘Freedom First! is a protest movement in Kerala that is made up of collective, continuous, simultaneous acts of freedom that anyone, anywhere can commit.’
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s United Bengal Plan That Could Have Changed the Course of India’s History
Suhrawardy, a largely forgotten figure today, was Bengal’s chief minister in 1946 and is often mis-remembered as a Hindu-hating communal leader.
Officials said the services were suspended on Independence Day as a precautionary measure.
Despite economic troubles, a questionable education system and a booming healthcare sector catering fabulously to its minuscule elite, it is religion that is on the tip of every politician’s tongue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that faith-based violence was “unacceptable” and that the Kashmir problem can’t be solved by “guns and abuses”.