Officials said Varsha Dongre was suspended because her Facebook post alleging human rights violations by the state was in ‘violation of service rules’.
On the day of his removal as Delhi government water minister, Mishra said he had demanded that action be taken on the Delhi Jal Board tanker scam.
Kashmiris must see the rule of law prevail once more in India before they can start believing that it will also prevail in Kashmir.
The Three Year Action Agenda of the Niti Aayog is the first major government document to be released since the implementation of the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’. So what are they and how did they originate?
In the forty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the upcoming presidential election and the judgement regarding the Bilkis Bano case.
A recent UNESCO report reveals that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection.
The lynching of 25-year-old student Mashal Khan, another example of abuse of the country’s blasphemy law, is being seen as an opportunity to revive the debate on revising the law.
The Students’ Federation of India has alleged that Nabarun Deb and his family were brutally attacked by ABVP activists over what they say is a false charge.
Bilkis Bano got justice because the rest of India and its institutions were not infected by the virus of lawlessness that Modi bred in his home state. Today, that virus is going national.
When church and state come together, the patriarchal attitudes and assertions within religion, society, the polity and the state get consolidated, a cause for concern for women who are marginalised and discriminated against.
‘They were 14- and 16-year old and were given electric shocks on their wrists and breasts,’ a Chhattisgarh jail officer writes about human rights violations.
They urged the government to curb its use of violence against citizens protesting against government measures after the death toll from anti-government unrest in Venezuela rose to 36.
The proposal to convert the state-run, Gujarati-medium Alfred High School into a museum was accepted by the Gujarat government last year.
Even when differences prevail, it is difficult to escape Marx and all his ideas.
Yechury is the most visible face of the Left and his lucidity is needed inside parliament.
Rashid Billa, a primary accused in the Saderkoot murders, was killed by unidentified men in his home – after police said his house had been seized and he was absconding.
The bottom line is that the government has not been able to rebut the petitioners’ claim that insisting income tax assessees acquire Aadhaar numbers is inconsistent with the Aadhaar Act, which aims at voluntariness.
The Bombay high court upheld the life sentence of the 11 convicted in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case and set aside the acquittal of accused police officers.
After refusing to undergo a medical check-up, Justice Karnan gave in writing to the doctors that he is “quite normal and has a stable mind.”
“I am grateful that this verdict delivered by the Honorable Judges, has, yet again, vindicated my truth, and upheld my faith in the judiciary,” Bilkis Bano said in a statement.
An independent audit of the revamped SEBI website revealed it failed the accessibility test on 20 of the 38 parameters tested. The BHIM app, meant to promote digital transactions, didn’t fare much better.
Over the last week, questions of bodily integrity and informational self-determination have assumed centre-stage as the court hears two writ petitions challenging the government’s decision to make possession of an Aadhaar card mandatory for the filing of income tax returns.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’: Beheading of Indian Soldiers and Taking Stock of the Aam Aadmi Party, Episode 45
In episode 45 of ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Vinod Dua talks about the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army and takes stock of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Ghulam Mohammad was murdered allegedly because he was suspected of helping his relative, a Muslim man, elope with a Hindu girl.
In countries where civic participation is restricted or closed, journalists, like activists, risk losing their jobs, their freedom and even their lives reporting on protests.
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
The changes come after Amanatullah Khans accused Kumar Vishwas of colluding with the BJP to split AAP.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mexico has the sixth worst record in the world for resolving the murders of journalists.
While many concerns remain unanswered, it is clear that if simultaneous elections are implemented, the government’s accountability to the people will reduce.
In this atmosphere of hate and suspicion, India needs people who will stand up and not flinch from defending those citizens who are under attack.
No evidence has emerged so far to suggest the vandalising of Prof Buddha Singh’s car was politically motivated, as he and the RSS have alleged.
RTI reply points to a catering scam but the railways says the high prices shown are a typographical error.
The Hoot’s annual report on freedom of speech takes a comprehensive look at the sad state of affairs in India when it comes to press freedoms or societal freedom.
In its report, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented a range of censorship cases and revealed a new complex world of media repression.
In India, the more powerful and well known a person, the more likely he or she will go out of their way to make pro-establishment comments.
The by-election to the Anantnag seat will be held when the situation becomes conducive to a free, fair and peaceful election, the EC said.
As the powers that be in Sipasarubali, Odisha work to take over forest land to build a beach resort, villagers who are trying to fight them are under attack.
After the brutal assault on the professor, he was promptly arrested by the local police and an FIR filed against him.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik says the current government is pushing a whole generation of Kashmiris towards armed struggle.