The fight over free speech is about the institutional protection of individuals’ basic rights from mob rule and putting a check on the state’s coercive power.
Modi wants to conquer India by hook or by crook. His governors are his co-conspirators. He has put the constitution on a slippery slope.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Anuj Srivas give a breakdown of the amendments in the new Finance Bill 2017.
Across the country, the BJP has fought elections by giving tickets to rebel Congress leaders rather than its own party cadre.
The civil lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages on behalf of 57 victims, including survivors and the representatives of several who died.
Sandhya Ravishankar has been receiving threats and abusive messages ever since she published a four-part exposé on the sand mafia in The Wire.
Besides the exclusion of a large number of eligible beneficiaries, there is also no rationale for the pension amount paid or a mechanism for its revision.
Of those killed, 250 were teenagers from the same high-school, many of whom obeyed crew instructions to remain in their cabins even as crew members were escaping the sinking ship.
The show uses the form of a highly charged soap, complete with dramatic music and cliff-hangers, to impart lessons on spacing between pregnancies, contraceptives, puberty, and domestic violence.
Repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is a first major test of Trump’s legislative ability.
While the controversy has chipped away at Abe’s support and even sent Japanese shares briefly lower on Thursday, he denies the allegations.
Had the movement been launched, it would have strengthened the wider unity of the party and the revolutionaries, and inspired thousands of people to join the freedom struggle.
By making “insidious” changes to the system, the rural development ministry is trying to curb workers’ rights, says People’s Action for Employment Guarantee.
The Bill falls short of committing to universal access to treatment for people living with HIV, thanks to the phrase “as far as possible”.
Researchers have found that some one in five cases of tuberculosis, a bacterial infection, are now resistant to at least one major anti-TB drug.
The Indian revolutionary, who coined the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, demanded that the British send a military detachment to execute him by firing squad; the Hindu nationalist promised to give up the fight for freedom if released – and kept his word.
The attack started when a car was driven over London’s Westminster Bridge, hitting and injuring members of the public and three police officers.
The sting against several Trinamool Congress leaders, showing them allegedly accepting cash, is now beginning to bite the party
A new fossil study challenges 130 years of thinking about how dinosaurs evolved.
From liberal laws to educational institutions to infrastructure, the British Raj contributed a lot to India.
A simple Google search shows that the personal information, including Aadhaar numbers and bank account details, has simply not been secured properly.
A number of predatory journals thrive in India, fed by many universities requiring students to publish a paper to get a PhD. This is “a BAD incentive to encourage scams”.
In the twenty-first episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s observation that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and where India ranks on the World Happiness Index 2017.
UP officials and police officers insist that the squads are for protecting women from harassment and not to impose moral policing.
While a large Western power wanted India to co-sponsor the resolution, New Delhi settled for support to avoid complicating its relationship with Sri Lanka.
Sunil Waghmare was first beaten up by college students and colleagues for his comment and then arrested by police for hurting religious sentiments.
Data from the information and broadcast ministry shows that only 30 complaints of indecency against reality shows have been acted on since 2006, and only two in the last five years.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here’s how to mitigate the danger.
A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months.
In ‘Commonwealth’, Ann Patchett writes a painful story in a manner full of wit and empathy.
The president of the Nikhil Bharat Bengali Udbastu Samannay Samiti allegedly inspired a mob with hate speech to attack the All Assam Students Union office on March 6.
From mandatory Aadhaar and compromised tribunals to opaque political funding, this year’s Finance Bill has it all.
The Bill was passed without amending the contentious clause that puts no legal obligation on the state if a patient is denied treatment.
Indore’s relatively small size, the rapid urbanisation of its villages and the high rate of pre-existing latrine coverage make its open-defecation free status unique.
Both men have been members of the RSS in the past.
Thousands of Rohingya have been displaced since renewed violence broke out in October, with India saying Myanmar be given more time to resolve the issue.
The lawsuit is the latest effort to hold Saudi Arabia liable for the al Qaida attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.
The BJP had said it would take “stern steps to close down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” if it came to power.
There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.