President Trump is still nominating key figures from America’s torture fiasco to key posts – including new FBI director Christopher Wray.
They had been convicted in the case last month, in what RTI activists saw as the backlash of their social justice-related efforts.
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.
An Adivasi group in Jharkhand is planning to burn the author’s effigy tomorrow for his ‘negative’ portrayal of Santhal culture.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.
A copy of the letter Mitra has sent to Deepak Nayar and D.N. Ghosh, head trustee and managing trustee respectively, of the Sameeksha Trust (which publishes EPW) about the recent resignation of its editor, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
Besides Yogi, the then Gorakhpur Mayor Anju Chaudhary and local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal have also been named as accused in the case.
Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya sidestepped questions on jobless economic growth and the impact of demonetisation after admitting to ‘jobless growth’.
News of the unrest seems to have moved off the front pages of national newspapers, but the crisis, far from retreating, has in fact deepened.
In an open letter to Sameeksha Trust, the renowned social scientist has questioned the trust’s position on recent events at EPW and their decision to take down an article on the Adani Group.
The number of elderly people in the country is estimated to treble by 2050 according to a study by an NGO, which is urging the Centre to focus on the elderly in their policies.
There is a new element, a twist, in the age-old tale of discrimination and exploitation in India – and that element is rage.
According to residents of the Siddhi-Sai Cooperative Housing Society, the pillars of the building got weakened due to renovation work of a nursing home on the ground floor owned by Shiv Sena worker Sunil Shitap, leading to the collapse
Dystopia is visible everywhere, from the heightened surveillance through CCTVs and Aadhaar, to the constructed fear of citizens seen as ‘foreign’ due to what they eat, watch and wear.
Karnataka’s public-private partnership healthcare models show that regulations are often flouted and profit-making supersede patients’ needs.
More than 150 academics have questioned the decisions to remove an article on the Adani Group from the EPW website and impose restrictions on the editor.
The Noida Development Authority says the shops were illegally constructed, but shopkeepers say they have been there for years.
The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The show was to run for a year but was cancelled within two and a half months by the management
In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the apex court that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the constitution.
Vinod Dua discusses the stepping down of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the editor of Economic and Political Weekly and the ongoing discussion on the right to privacy in the SC.
Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, and M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, discuss the state of human rights in India, crackdown on Amnesty and other NGOs, the global refugee crisis and more.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
In a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar asked the leader whether he approved of the ‘hooliganism’ demonstrated by Congress supporters.
Resettlement and rehabilitation packages are being provided in an exclusionary and ham-handed manner, leaving out those who need it the most.
A selection of cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years, which reflect the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
While the government has said it wants to end manual scavenging, budgetary allocations for rehabilitation and better technologies are declining.
DCP Cyber Crime said a case has been registered against the comedy troupe on charges of “defamation” and “publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form”.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Jahnavi Sen from The Wire analyse three news stories of the day
As economic growth and rising inequality take centre stage, it is vital to understand the history of data, how it is produced and what numbers represent.
Successive governments have acknowledged the problem of ‘excessive’ undertrial detention but have not done enough to address it, Amnesty said.
The Censor Board in Kolkata has stalled the release of a documentary on the Nobel laureate because the director has refused to beep out Sen saying ‘Gujarat’, ‘cow’, ‘Hindu India’ or ‘Hindutva view of India’.
CBFC has asked Bengali filmmaker Anik Dutta to beep the words ‘Ramrajya’, ‘bandh’ and ‘penis’ from his latest thriller Meghnad Badh Rahasya.
The Azadi Kooch, or freedom march, timed for the first anniversary of the Una incident when Dalit youths were assaulted by cow protection vigilantes, was to press for Dalit land rights in the state.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”