The United Naga Council had called the blockade, ongoing since November 1, in protest against the state government’s decision to carve out two new districts.
In conversation with BJD MP Jay Panda.
Since October 2016, the NIA has conducted two search operations in several departments of the Nagaland government to probe the diversion of development funds to militant outfits.
Rishikesh, a popular tourist destination, has been hard hit by demonetisation. But political affiliations mean people aren’t willing to criticise the move, despite the impact on their livelihoods.
“My tragedy is slightly complicated. It goes beyond dislocation and loss of home. It goes beyond the fear that struck the minorities, every night, that long dark winter.”
Activists have urged the chief information commissioner to reveal the reasons behind Acharyulu losing charge of the HRD ministry and have demanded that in the absence of valid grounds, the charge be restored.
The 12% reservation to Muslims was a key election promise of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
Som has denied the charges, telling PTI that there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.
Two people have died and several are missing.
A fresh show cause notice has been issued to the central public information officer of DU for having failed to produce the records before the commission as directed.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
In the BJP’s lust for power, old friends are being conveniently forgotten and new alliances are being forged.
Western UP residents say they will choose who to vote for depending on the communities the candidates belong to and who they are seen as supporting.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s special envoy to Myanmar has requested the UN’s intervention as an estimated 66,000 Muslims flee to Bangladesh.
Mehbooba Mufti has said the state government has not received any reports to suggest that demonetisation had an impact in Kashmir.
The order came from the same information commissioner who ordered the inspection of Narendra Modi’s Delhi University records.
A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
Following a fire at the garbage mound in Pirana soon after Diwali, ragpickers and residents in the area continue with their livelihood at great detriment to their own health.
A not-so-important political figure in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has tried every trick in the book in the last few months.
After demonetisation, investors and those within the BJP intellectual community are confused: Will Modi take a socialist path or will he stick to being a market-friendly prime minister?
My Birth is My Fatal Accident: Rohith Vemula’s Searing Letter is an Indictment of Social Prejudices
On the first anniversary of his suicide, The Wire republishes Rohith Vemula’s letter, which remains a strong reminder that despite merit, a Dalit still has to face prejudice and worse.
“I always was rushing,” Rohith Vemula wrote, “Desperate to start a life.” But the beginning could never take place, it was fatally elusive.
The order, dealing a major blow to Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, came after the EC heard the two sides on Friday.
The consensus was reached after the Centre agreed to the demand of the states to go in for a horizontal split with regard to taxpayers based on annual turnover.
What is happening in Hyderabad University is a symptom of the assault on higher education all over the country
Opponents of the unpopular Socialist leader say his administration should be focused on stocking empty supermarkets and pharmacies amid brutal shortages.
Many politicians and members of the film fraternity have come out in support of movie director Kamal, who has come under repeated attack for what Sangh parivar members say are ‘anti-national’ comments.
Despite the DRI’s allegations, the government seems strangely reticent about filing a review petition in the Supreme Court that could protect its revenue interests.
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya’s Lalgarh and the Legend of Kishanji is a detailed description of a movement and a leader that have much to teach us, despite their faults.
In an explosive interview, the former BJP leader Arun Shourie hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Earlier this week, Barack Obama, who served two terms as president of the US, gave his farewell address to the nation in Chicago. We take a look at some key aspects of his legacy including policies in the civil, military, economic, and environmental domains.
The new disabilities law mandates protection of employment and promotions. Will this be a test case for Modi to prove he is serious about disability rights?
Tassaduq Hussain Mufti’s plunge into politics comes at a time when the state is gearing up for by-elections for two Lok Sabah seats – Anantnag and Srinagar.
The Thane police told Shamima Kausar that she will have to pay Rs 1,723 per day if she wants to continue receiving protection for her and her family.
The charkha in Gandhi’s hands stands for a lot more than the act of spinning. Featuring Narendra Modi on the 2017 khadi calendar is a dangerous misappropriation.
The move by the CIC can likely revive the BJP-AAP spat over the prime minister’s educational qualifications.
Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar discusses the BJP’s poll prospects in UP, the Samjawadi Party feud, demonetisation and more.
The employees of Khadi Village Industries Commission plan to stage “a silent, soul-cleansing” protest wearing black bands on their mouths against the use of the prime minister’s image.
TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi urged the police to look into the role of local MLA and BJP state President Dilip Ghosh in the deaths of two party activists in Kharagpur.