Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has been booked for allegedly trying to influence the coal scam probe while in office.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
In conversation with Sarbananda Sonowal on corruption, the Citizenship Amendment Bill, beef politics and more.
Erdogan’s referendum victory confirms that the AKP tried to disguise its Islamist identity under the banner of conservative democracy all along.
In India and Malaysia’s silence on Zakir Naik what has been revealed is how domestic politics has impacted their foreign policy decision-making.
Through the current negotiations at the UN on nuclear weapons there is the global opportunity to save the world from the scourge of war.
In a landmark 67-page order, Central Information Commissioner D.P. Sinha dismissed a batch of appeals filed by Wing Commander Sanjeev Sharma.
Results of state assembly elections can have extended consequences on the composition of the Rajya Sabha.
In the 40th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the hype around triple talaq and Forbes magazine listing Mumbai and New Delhi in their list of 5 most polluted cities in the world.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi defended the Indian army’s use of Farooq Ahmed Dar as a human shield in Beerwah, Kashmir, by saying that “peculiar situations require peculiar measures”.
Many women who climbed to power in male-dominated political systems benefited from feminist movements that urged more women be in leadership positions.
The Kenya Communication Authority’s new media regulations have raised worries about the government trying to control coverage of the polls.
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
A slew of initiatives announced recently aim to revitalise the river as a trade and travel network, but there is a long way to go.
Suggesting that women from a popular workers’ organisation are sex workers is only the latest in a long line of inappropriate and offensive comments the state power minister has made.
Scientists and engineers taking up the Election Commission’s EVM challenge have said to understand what kind of tampering is possible, it is important to perform actions that insiders or criminals may attempt.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s insistence that currency fluctuations are the “new normal” hides a crucial fact: that the “real effective exchange rate” is affected by the fiscal decisions of central and state governments.
Katha Kathan, a Mumbai-based storytelling group, aims to revive Indian literature through audio recordings and dramatised readings of literary works in their original languages.
Statistical analysis suggests that farmers in states that have amended the Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act are less likely to commit suicide, but further reforms are needed to reduce the incidence of farmer suicides across the country.
Despite the promises of President Ghani and new laws being enacted, torture of detainees by Afghan security forces is still widespread says UN report.
The artificially created public antagonism against science exists all over the world and is more pronounced in countries that are tilting towards right-wing authoritarianism.
The Republican president is at loggerheads with the Democrats who oppose his US-Mexico wall while he offers money in exchange to keep Obamacare going.
Nostalgic Stardew Valley lets Chinese gamers find meaning through chopping wood and growing vegetables, choosing the simple life on the farm over city life.
While 62 fugitives were extradited between 2002 and 2016, 110 fugitives are yet to be extradited although India has made formal requests.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Trump’s policies have not only brought the world to the verge of war, but are also affecting global humanitarian and environmental programmes negatively.
The government seems to either not notice or not care about the many glitches in the Aadhaar system, as it enters more and more parts of our lives.
This is the second dismissal of an Indian-American from a senior position by the Trump administration, the first being the dismissal of attorney Preet Bharara.
The family was freed a month after their arrest, when the Gujarat high court quashed charges against them. But the policemen involved have faced no consequences.
A poll suggested that some 52% of the far-left Melenchon supporters would back Macron in the run-off, 36% would abstain and only 12% would vote for Le Pen.
Protests and sit-ins against Maduro’s government continue amidst politically-motivated shootings and clashes as Venezuela faces a severe economic crisis.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
A statement from his publisher said that Pirsig’s wife Wendy had confirmed his death at his home in Maine “after a period of failing health.”
Reliance said the additional investment is required for its fibre network as it expands Jio’s 4G reach.
DMK working president M.K. Stalin courted arrest in the Cauvery delta region of Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
Pragya and Purohit are accused of involvement in the Malegaon bomb blast in which eight persons were killed and nearly 80 others were injured in 2008.
The black listings are the latest action taken by the Trump administration in response to the April 4 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
On Saturday, finance minister Jaitley had raised the H-1B visa issue with Steve Mnuchin, highlighting Indian companies’ contribution to the US economy.