Natural causes apart, poor advance management and cleaning of the gutters in the run up to the monsoons ensure the story is repeated every year.
What makes the initiative especially urgent is that 14 out of the 29 paternity claims made since January 2010 have been made by minors, who claimed to have been sexually abused.
For one reason or another, a number of Centrally-driven infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu state government have been stalled
The ad is also likely to get the backs of women up since the domestic scene it approvingly shows is of the woman shopping, looking after the bills, cooking and serving food to her husband — as her husband lolls around watching television
While these tips were designed for journalists and confidential sources, they’re just as useful for protecting any private communications, such as a conversation between family members, or a confidential business dealing.
1. Air pollution kills 80 people in Delhi everyday A new study has revealed that air pollution claims the lives of between 20,000 and 30,000 people annually in Delhi, amounting to close to 80 deaths per day. Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India. The study predicts […]
The impending rollback of the Antyodaya programme is both unjust and illegal
If Ajit Pawar’s case gets lost in the maze of the big case against him, the BJP gets to keep its image of fighting corruption intact while at the same time balancing the Shiv Sena off against the NCP
Was the release of the Vasundhara document by Lalit Modi the act of an artless man who believed he was clearing his name by showing the support he enjoys? Or was it a warning shot across the collective bow of the BJP?
To a BJP charge that Congress has raked up the issue because there are woman leaders, he said it was rubbish and told journalists not to lend dignity to such allegations by raising them
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 […]
The order by the Principal Bench (Delhi) of CAT came on Tuesday following a plea by Chaturvedi
The document she provided had a confidentiality clause in which Raje supported Modi’s case but did not want it to be revealed to Indian authorities.
The government will probably ride over this scandal, though now it will have to go after Lalit Modi in a big way, if only to show that it is impartial. But the claim of being a scam free administration has been dented.
Every election is important in a democracy but the Bihar assembly elections will not only shape the future power structure of the state but also decide, and possibly alter, the course of the country’s polity
संसदीय लोकतंत्र में हर चुनाव महत्वपूर्ण होता है, लेकिन बिहार के दोनों गठबंधनों के लिए इस चुनाव के खास मायने हैं। इससे सिर्फ बिहार की भावी सत्ता का स्वरूप ही नहीं तय होगा, इसके नतीजे देश के भावी राजनीतिक समीकरण का चेहरा-मोहरा भी तय करेंगे।
EU-India relations need to be broadened to include a “beyond-trade” agenda – and Modi’s wide-ranging modernisation agenda offers ample opportunities for such new synergies.
Chattarpur (MP): In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly beaten up by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today. The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also […]
The real essence of cronyism flows from how deeply the link between business and politics is embedded in the larger system, and no individual politician has the power to alter this.
A shopkeeper was shot dead by suspected militants on June 15 in the north Kashmir town of Sopore, in the fourth civilian killing in a week and second since yesterday
Discarding disability from the mind Proving that diplomacy is a profession where intellectual vision counts for more than conventional sight, India has for the first time appointed someone who is 100% blind to the elite Indian Foreign Service. The newly-minted diplomat, 25-year-old N.L. Beno Zephine from Chennai, is a postgraduate in […]
Lalit Modi’s absence from India suits the cosy, Big Money world of Indian cricket, whose intersection with Big Politics is now an indisputable, and ugly, part of life
Among the cases he probed were the supply of fake drugs, and massive irregularities in construction and infrastructure projects. After being wrongly divested of the vigilance portfolio last year, Chaturvedi alleges he has been continuously harassed.
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
Swaraj’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, represented Lalit Modi before the Delhi High Court when the scandal-tainted former cricket administrator challenged the revocation of his passport by the government of India.
Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had both objected to his appointment, so how did Cyriac Joseph make it to the NHRC?
The Prime Minister is embracing the world on the one hand, while on the other, thanks to his NGO crackdown, civil society internationally feels India is unwelcoming, say Indian social sector workers
Preet Malik, who retired as Special Secretary for the Ministry for External Affairs, has been India’s Ambassador/High Commissioner to Cuba, Bahrain, Tanzania and Myanmar
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, […]
For the girls of the Muslim enclave of Mumbra outside Mumbai, a library and reading room becomes a safe universe for reading and dreaming
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 […]
Article 15(2) can become a crucial remedy to combat private discrimination across a range of arms-length economic transactions including, potentially, housing covenants and employment contracts
New models of development in this once democratic city are edging out those from underprivileged sections of society
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 […]
On June 9, India openly confirmed the adoption of a new counter-insurgency (CI) strategy, that of actually crossing international borders to strike at anti-India insurgents, including those from the Northeast, who carry out hit-and-run raids taking advantage of their shelters in adjoining nations like Myanmar. The pre-dawn ‘surgical […]
Unable to meet popular expectations, both KCR and Chandrababu Naidu have put themselves in an embarrassing situation from which they have no option but to exit
In the past, the Army has crossed the borders of neighbouring countries in the Northeast to target militant groups operating from foreign soil
China’s strategic objective is to establish the principle that ultimately, all important issues relating to the Asia-Pacific and particularly the South China Sea should be settled bilaterally by the US and China alone
The elections have confirmed that, despite the growing discontent, the Mexican Left still lacks a unifying figure or an organisational network that can counteract the influence of the larger parties