The blank editorial, published on National Press Day, highlights the grave threat posed by state government’s ‘black law’ to journalism.
In addition to the increased risk of disease, the lack of sanitation facilities also makes women and girls susceptible to harassment and illiteracy.
The farmers had buried themselves in the land to protest against the acquisition of 1,350 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
Political and media responses to the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand highlighted how people are only moved to action by extreme examples, rather than a system that is perpetually broken.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
There are many flaws in Delhi University’s opposition to revealing information in the Modi degree case, say RTI activists ahead of crucial court hearing.
Her husband was allegedly denied ration because she could not go along with him to provide her biometrics at the ration shop.
Disregarding appeals for implementing reservation quotas, other IIMs have issued admission notices not in compliance with the law.
“I want the ministry to go by the rule and not overlook the jury’s decision. They should behave like a democracy, not a dictatorship,” Sasidharan said.
The director of ‘Dashkriya’ – which has won several national awards and has secured the approval of the CBFC – claims the film is about social discrimination and inequality and not caste or religion.
Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
The Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch has urged the rights body to address the ‘grave injustice and human rights violation’ against the Bhim Army chief, in custody since June 8.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Resigns from Festival Jury After I&B Ministry Removes Two Films from Selection
The ministry pulled out Malayalam movie S Durga and Marathi film Nude from the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
“Living standards have fallen, joblessness and job insecurity has increased, and the country’s self-reliance is threatened by your government’s policies.”
Tamil author and scholar Perumal Murugan talks about the importance of translations, the role of Sahitya Akademi and his return to writing in a conversation with The Wire’s books editor Omair Ahmad.
From corporate funding to politics and ideology, the forthcoming Delhi Queer Pride Parade participants are engaged in an animated and even fractious debate over the direction of the movement.
From the neon-lit lanes of Mumbai, Delhi and Gurugram to the inaccessible hamlets of Kupwara and Sukma, the culture of the police’s unaccountability for the plight of victims of crimes must go.
By taking on the system at every level – administrative, social and cultural – this young survivor of sexual assault presents a textbook case of a brilliant survivor.
“Why was the Aadhaar card made mandatory when the Centre can’t provide the software for issuing it to each citizen?” the Justice asked.
PNG’s Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority has warned it will use force to evict the nearly 600 men barricaded inside the camp if they refuse to leave within two days.
The current debates around sexual harassment have been reduced to a simple binary between due process of law and hall of shame, without engaging with contexts that create the possibilities of silences.
The state’s many riverside projects around Vijayawada and ‘new’ Amaravati have turned fish workers into daily wage labourers, probably on sites where their homes once stood.
The court rejected the application because it said power, water and food were available at the three transit centres where the 600 men are refusing to be moved.
About 600 men remain barricaded in the Manus Island centre without electricity, water or food for the sixth day since the camp’s closure.
Twenty-two discharged prison inmates were suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, blood cancer and hypoglycemia.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee event of the Daily Thanthi, the PM quoted Gandhi to say the misuse of power by the media is “criminal”.
While action was earlier taken at the behest of top leaders, activists allege that the bureaucracy and police are now acting on their own whims.
Raj Bala Verma, the state’s chief secretary, had said in April this year that all ration cards not linked to Aadhaar in the state should be considered null and void.
G. Bala’s cartoon drew attention to the political and official apathy which led to the death of a family that had come under the pressure of a moneylender.
Every day, thousands of refugees are seen in long queues at the relief centres near the camps.
Haasan had said that right-wing Hindutva groups cannot deny the existence of Hindu extremism.
Activists believe the country can now be held to greater scrutiny and will thus be forced to act to uphold rights domestically.
The court said the final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of November.
At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency has said.
“You are there trying to do your job with a camera in your hand. And then your heart overrules your head.”
“This a question of democracy, of expression, of the people’s opinion of pride,” the Rajasthan Patrika editorial said.
After years of resistance against the disputed redevelopment project announced in 2009, Delhi Development Authority evicted the residents of the colony, flattening 400 houses.
It is right to evoke the history of feminism. But that history does not have to be told in a generational mode where the old are outdated and the young are foolish.