Former minister Ramai Ram, ex-MP from Sheohar Arjun Rai, former MLA Raj Kishore Sinha and ex-MLC Vijay Varma were among those suspended from primary membership.
Though the idea is still at a “very nascent stage”, it is apparently on the agenda of some top-level officials.
By banging on doors and barging into houses, the African students association has alleged, the police is making it look like they are responding to serious crimes rather than carrying out regular permit checks.
The India at 70 that some of us had imagined and hoped for wasn’t one where discussions on hate, the right to dissent, nationalism and proving our patriotism dominate discourse.
“The feeling of patriotism cannot be forced down someone. It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians.”
A desperate attempt is underway to change the narrative over the death of scores of children.
“Neutrality” that draws equivalences in order shame the liberal voice into not speaking out actually ends up helping the forces of illiberalism.
Religious Freedom Bill Cleared by Jharkhand Assembly; Tribal Leaders Call It ‘an Attempt to Break Our Unity’
The politically motivated Bill threatens to rip apart the tribal society in the state which had managed to forge unity among the Sarnas and the Christian groups.
Four stories that help us understand the questions that Indian Muslims were grappling with during Partition.
Though the marginalised Sahariya community were allotted houses built by the government, the poor materials used have made them unliveable in the monsoon.
Each week, we bring you a selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
We no longer wish to define ourselves as a secular nation, and just like Pakistan, we too now seek national glory from re-writing our history books to cater to our religious prejudices.
When we can denounce discrimination based on caste and religion, why do we ignore the discrimination faced by the poor?
The UP government insists that the deaths are unrelated to any oxygen shortage, though they are yet to explain why 23 children died on August 10.
The quotation published in a newspaper ad is misleading and mischievous. It is erroneous and puts words in Gandhi’s mouth that are not his.
Author Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar had earlier said he was facing intense online abuse, and a group of Adivasis had taken out a protest against him, burning his effigy and books.
Nambisan, who passed away recently, channeled with wry confidence and clarity the worlds of Malayalam, Sanskrit and Urdu poetry.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today decided to hold the final hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5 and made it clear that no adjournment shall be given in any circumstance. The apex court, after an intense deliberation for more than one and a […]
New Delhi says only around 14,000 of the Rohingya living in India are registered with the UN refugee agency, making the rest (close to 26,000) illegal and liable to be sent back.
A Delhi court issued an interim injunction on the book on an ex parte basis – which means the publisher and author were not asked to present their version of events.
“After the merger, we will be in a better position to fight against the BJP-led government, which is nothing but an extension of RSS. We need to fight against it unitedly,” LNP general secretary Ranade said.
With Palanisamy adopting resolutions against Sasikala and AIADMK deputy general secretary Dinakaran, all eyes are now on the Panneerselvam camp for a possible merger.
While he is the 15th vice president, he is the 13th person to hold the constitutional post. His predecessor Hamid Ansari and the first vice president S. Radhakrishnan had held the post for two consecutive terms.
The media school’s faculty members have protested saying that the rules would affect their academic freedom. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Conduct Rules for its faculty members, who termed it as a bid to “gag them” and an […]
Sindhis, who had become homeless and penniless overnight, built schools, colleges and became doctors, helping not only themselves but countless others.
‘You spent most of your time in West Asia, in that single circle, that way of thinking, among those people. After retirement, be it in the minorities commission or Aligarh Muslim University, your circle remained the same.’
Vinod Dua discusses the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s role in the Indian freedom movement and how spontaneous protests against various issues are erupting all over the country.
Narendra Modi’s absence in the state could prove be a handicap for the BJP.
North Korea freed a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence on humanitarian grounds hours after Trump warned he would counter North Korea’s threats with “fire and fury”.
Protests erupted after Kenya’s election commission dismissed claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hacking had produced a “fictitious” lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They look at us with eyes that say ‘I know you are an African, you are poor, you were once slaves and now you have come here for salvation from poverty’.
Nitish Kumar seems to have forgotten the BJP’s communal propaganda cost it votes in Bihar.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two women vice-presidents but made no changes to an all-male list of cabinet ministers criticised by opponents.
The menu for the eve of Independence also acknowledged the momentous occasion, but, in keeping with the culinary fashion of the day, was French.
Recent events in the state show how easily social coalitions, which have been the hallmark of Bengal society for decades, can break down, with class-based issues being relegated.
In conversation with Karan Thapar on his last day as vice president, Hamid Ansari talked about growing intolerance, aggressive nationalism, the government’s political inaction on Kashmir and more.
Vinod Dua discusses political violence in Kerala in light of the murder of RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode, and the crisis of opposition parties in India.
Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with political opponent Farooq Abdullah shows just how critical the issue of Article 35A has become.
‘Stalking’ entails seeking to make contact to “foster personal interaction” – this is not what happened with Kundu, as the accused were driven by anything but to foster interaction, personal or otherwise.