The Uttarakhand high court has ordered a floor test in the Assembly on March 31, in the latest developments in the ongoing crisis in the state where President’s rule was imposed on Sunday.
Promises made by the BJP and a shifting vote base in Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam seems to be tilting the balance in favour of the BJP.
In conversation with The Wire, Akhil Gogoi talks about the Assam elections, student politics, the accusation of being a Maoist and more
As many as 70 members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies have hate-speech cases pending against them, according to their own disclosures to the Election Commission of India.
The cabinet secretariat will not disclose any information about the legal protection the government of India is committed to provide to its intelligence operatives who happen to fall victim to adverse action by foreign governments
The use of Article 356 was almost erased from our collective political memory. All the unsavoury institutional memories of a distant past are now being revived with a vengeance by a floundering regime.
Young women are turning entrepreneurs and demanding a leg up from the government to make their dreams come true.
The Centre should have waited for the floor test to resolve the issue and should have gone to court against the Uttarakhand speaker’s decision if it felt aggrieved, says Prashant Bhushan.
The big question in the forthcoming elections in West Bengal is — how clean, or otherwise, is the Mamata Banerjee’s party
UoH has now abrogated its right to be called an academic institution of a high level of excellence, by decimating – even criminalising – the space for reasoned dissent by its students and teachers.
Bela Bhatia has brought to light several cases of rapes and sexual assaults by security forces
The overarching sense is that it is religious practice and use, rather than ecology, science or animal cognition, that is the shining light for subliminal but broad changes in our environmental policies.
The prime minister recently asserted his support for reservation policies, but the stalling of a bill for reservations in promotions for SCs/STs tells another story.
The RSS is sparing no effort to create a sense of siege among Muslims; it is stirring this cauldron of despair at the nation’s peril
UN official has over-reached her mandate, says New Delhi; not so, says the special rapporteur on minority issues; what’s wrong in talking about caste in an international forum, ask Dalit activists.
To the eternal credit of our founding matas and pitas in the constituent assembly, they refused to replace India with Bharat despite pleas by some members. The BJP’s call today to make the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ the test of patriotism is not a way of upholding the constitution but of undoing it.
If the Karadžić judgment is to have any longer-term resonance in the region, it will need to be part of a sustained internal and introspective process in those states where the crimes were perpetrated.
The recent violence on the campus of the University of Hyderabad has led to anger among its alumni and faculty over what they say is the use of brutal force by the police.
New Delhi: The arrest of a journalist, Prabhat Singh, by the Chhattisgarh police earlier this week has revived concerns about the state of media freedom in the Bastar region of the state where a civil war between Maoist insurgents and the security forces has claimed the lives of hundreds of people […]
The Sutlej-Yamuna Link Land Bill 2016 will help chief minister Parkash Singh Badal gain political mileage but it will not help the state solve its water woes.
India’s Vulnerability to ISIS Recruitment Very Low, but Divisive Domestic Politics Could Change That
The aggressive nationalism fostered by the BJP, accompanied by minority bashing and the vicious nature of the politics around the beef ban can lead to the kind of alienation that could attract youths to organisations like ISIS in the longer run.
We need to reboot the Aadhaar debate by asking why we want to create a centralised biometric database of Indian residents in the first place
Nawaz Sharif’s constituents may think less of him for allowing Pervez Musharraf to leave, but he now appears to have strong ties with the army, and is therefore seen as someone who can deliver.
Whistleblower asks why allegation of violations of FCRA and PMLA rules by Anar Patel has not triggered the same response from the Modi government as charges against Teesta Setalvad and Indira Jaising.
More than two months after he went on leave following Rohith Vemula’s suicide on campus, Hyderabad Central University vice chancellor Appa Rao Podile resumed office in the teeth of violent protests by students who blamed him for the ‘institutional killing’ of the Dalit research scholar. According to PTI, […]
The victory of the rainbow coalition in the recently-concluded assembly election has led to assertions that a process of bottom-up empowerment is happening in Bihar. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Outspoken remarks on statehood for Marathwada angered legislators forcing Advocate General Shreehari Aney to quit
AASU President Dipanka Kumar Nath discusses the group’s commitment to the Assam Accord and the expectations from the party that wins the upcoming state assembly polls.
The Left has always set greater store by Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party than Mayawati and the emergence of Dalit politics. If it wants to deepen its influence, it will have to think afresh about caste and class.
Adivasi activists, lawyers and others are being punished for daring to raise their voice against fake enounters, fake surrenders, rapes and everyday harassment by the police, says Lingaram Kodopi.
The ruling party is trying to polarise society over a non-issue, they say.
Senior interlocutors from India and Pakistan met in Bangkok for the 18th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue to discuss bilateral ties, the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorism and extremism, bilateral connectivity, the conflict in Afghanistan and the shared challenge of climate change.
At a SAHMAT event, Kanhaiya Kumar said left parties in JNU lost precious time and didn’t come together even after Modi was elected to power, because they were too antagonistic towards each other.
Aggressive campaigns of narrow nationalism are being furthered by institutionalised biases against minorities. A new politics is needed to counter it.
An exhibition on Africans in India, highlighting the long history of African communities in India, opens on March 21.
There has been much outrage over the NCPUL ‘loyalty’ form, with many prominent writers publicly condemning its circulation.
“Of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence,” said Modi. Of the 66 names in his cabinet, however, at least one does: Ram Shankar Katheria, and the PM is doing nothing about it.
As they grow old, many women find that they are stranded without a support system and forced to fend for themselves in Tamil Nadu.
Fresh elections appear increasingly likely in J&K as government formation talks reach an impasse, allegedly over the PDP setting too many conditions.
In conversation with Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister and leader of the government delegation at the peace talks with the Taliban, on the path to lasting peace.