A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The unrest in and around Bastar is fundamentally about respect, dignity and trust in our behaviour towards other people.
BJP’s state executive committee Bhuwar Ojha said they were not going to hold protests now as they should not be protesting against their “own government now”.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
Former Union minister and National Democratic Alliance candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu is pitted against opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
With the help of development workers from a non-profit, Barkheda’s villagers are using the commons for the mutual benefit of the community at large.
In a democracy that derecognises citizenship and only recognises the protest of dominant castes and vote banks, one has to brutally say “I secede therefore I am”.
“We have detained the person who threw stones on the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi,” the police said.
An excerpt from Manjari Katju’s ‘Hinduising Democracy: The Vishva Hindu Parishad in Contemporary India’.
The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the station after the Jan Sangh leader in a bid to revive his legacy.
They had been convicted in the case last month, in what RTI activists saw as the backlash of their social justice-related efforts.
The Maharashtra chief minister is under pressure to drop his housing minister.
By giving up on opposition unity and aligning with the BJP, which he criticised so intensely, Nitish Kumar has destroyed his own and the country’s future.
On February 22, violent clashes broke out between the ABVP and AISA, who were protesting the cancellation of a seminar where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were expected to speak.
Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has finalised his cabinet after a reshuffle, local media and a senior government source said on Friday, with Ishaq Dar returning as finance minister.
The word populist first appeared in 1891, as the proper name of a dynamic movement launched by farmers and workers in the Midwestern and Southern US.
Much to the surprise of many leaders in the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party has overtaken the Congress party as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha. Soon after the BJP’s V.K. Samhita took his oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning, […]
Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option.
The Gorkhaland stir has costed the industry Rs 250 crores so far and there are rising fears that Darjeeling tea will lose its brand.
An Adivasi group in Jharkhand is planning to burn the author’s effigy tomorrow for his ‘negative’ portrayal of Santhal culture.
The BJP may have inherited from the Congress the misuse of investigative agencies for political purposes but it is now taking the tradition forward.
The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing.
The BJP leadership is in two minds over a high profile by-election in Phulpur, which could see the opposition in UP unite and set a template for 2019.
Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission’s decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution.
Divya Bharathi and her supporters wonder if the timing and very public nature of her arrest were meant to intimidate her into silence on the subject of manual scavenging.
An Association for Democratic Reforms report has also found the average assets of 29 ministers in the Nitish Kumar-led cabinet to be Rs 2.46 crore.
The choice today is not between authentic and hypocritical politicians. In fact, the only choice is between harmless, risky and dangerous forms of hypocrisy and the JD(U) chief has mastered the first.
Gopal Gandhi on the issues at stake in the vice presidential election, where he is the combined opposition’s candidate agains the BJP’s Venkaiah Naidu.
After a video of the incident went viral on social media, police registered separate cases against the assailants as well as the alleged cow smugglers.
The Bill to establish a National Commission for the Backward Classes cannot be sent to the president because different versions were passed in the two houses. But how did this happen?
Vinod Dua talks about the Rajya Sabha, and the possibility of a war with China and its implications for India.
After Bhargava organised a controversial meeting at a research lab in Hyderabad in 1967, he was summoned by a committee set up by the Centre to be quizzed about his meat-eating preferences. Golwalkar was part of the committee.
Protests against the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the 2015 high court verdict that shiksha-mitras are not asli teachers have brought rural UP to a halt.
The BJP has also opposed the use of the NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
A fierce critic of the Assam’s BJP-led government, Ahmed campaigned against corruption, child labour and child marriage.
Nawaz Sharif resigned last week after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a source of income – which the three-time premier disputes receiving.
The 38-year-old lawyer is a rising political star who aims to become the first person from an ethnic minority to lead a major political party in Canada and challenge Justin Trudeau in an election set for 2019.
Officials familiar with the the details of the early morning raids said a team of IT sleuths also reached the resort where D.K. Shivakumar was staying to question him.