New models of development in this once democratic city are edging out those from underprivileged sections of society
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
The Supreme Court gives a judgment that will have a great impact on those who face the death penalty
With the Home Ministry turning down a CBI request to sanction four IB officers, there is not much left to pursue
The highest judiciary’s role in the perpetuation of the Emergency remains a blot
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
Arbitrary custody by the police is not unknown in India, but a recent decision gives hope to those who get picked up by the police
New Delhi: In the securitised narrative that drives most media coverage of Jammu and Kashmir, the state is a place of big battles, battalions and borders, of boys fighting with their toys. However, the parallel struggles waged by civilians, particularly women, never receives attention in ‘hard politics’ reportage. Even the women’s […]
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
The FBI has cracked down on corruption in world football. When will it arrest the powerful American individuals known to be involved in crimes like financial fraud, market manipulation and torture?
The delay in justice for the Hashimpura case has not gone down well with the intelligentsia and legal community
The government should muster the courage to do away with AFSPA in the state and also declare an end to its policy of encouraging talks with new militant groups.
Thursday’s killing of 17 army men in Manipur, most likely by the Khaplang-led ‘United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia’, and the June 2 death of a woman activist in army firing, underline the government’s inabilty to deal with civil strife.
David Mumford, professor emeritus at Harvard University and a winner of the Fields Medal, has written to the Director of IIT-Madras expressing his shock at the de-recognition of APSC
68-year-old prisoner claims he is being harassed by frequent transfers between different jails within the Tihar prison complex.
India’s hands are tied by the declaration it filed with the ICJ in 1974 excluding certain disputes from the jurisdiction of the court. The case of the torture of Capt. Saurabh Kalia squarely falls within the excluded category.
Almost all the Aadhaar numbers issued till date – 99.97 per cent – have been issued to people who already had at least two existing identification documents
Why has the NDA government – so loath to give any credit to the previous UPA governments on social policy – embraced one of UPA-II’s most questionable initiatives as its own, disregarding Supreme Court orders along the way?
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity
If decryption is at the heart of privacy violations, then strong encryption needs to be at the heart of privacy protection.
If there is one thing we should take away from the 9/11 surveillance era, it is that we cannot afford to put off the balancing of security and privacy in a constitutional context
Half of Mumbai’s residents are slum dwellers. Constantly being evicted by the authorities, what if they were to occupy railway tracks – as Rajasthan’s Gujjars did – to ask for their right to housing? Would they be allowed to do so for even an hour?
In its present state, Indian surveillance law is unable to bear the weight of the CMS project, and must be vastly strengthened to protect privacy and accountability before the state is given direct access to communications.
One of the country’s leading academic institutions has ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Modi government’s policies
Photographs from Atali village tell their own story
At least two victims confirmed that the police withdrew itself for two hours once the attack started. “The police had been in the village for many days. But that evening none of them could be seen,” said one.