The high court had in 2014 held both parties guilty of violating FCRA norms for accepting donations from London-based mining firm Vedanta.
Hiding behind the soldier allows the government to get away without answering any serious questions about the disastrous effects of demonetisation.
Lankesh was convicted for an article criticising the BJP, from 2008. She is currently out of bail.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
By depriving India’s fighters of honour, respect and pride of place in the national hierarchy, the government has shattered their élan and esprit de corps.
He was a public intellectual and man of letters who steered the Times of India through crucial periods in India’s history
A report suggests that BJP functionaries made transactions worth crores on behalf of the party, in Bihar, till just before demonetisation was announced.
The NaMo app is owned and operated by Narendra Modi, not by the government. So the data it collects can’t be safeguarded by the government – as well as that it now effectively belongs to the BJP.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
The results of the November 19 by-polls to 10 assembly and four parliamentary constituencies shows that people have generally voted for the ruling parties in their respective states.
According to police statistics, the number of stone throwing incidents fell drastically in October – before demonetisation – and has remained stagnant since.
Six states and one union territory underwent polls today, in the first vote after Modi announced the government’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
Both campaigns revolved around illegal immigration, promises to bring about a change in governance and the demonisation of Islam.
The Peasants and Workers Party of India swept 15 seats while the Shiv Sena and Congress took one seat each.
Making a political appointment to the country’s top human rights body is a spectacularly cynical attempt at enfeebling the organisation that is meant to protect India’s vulnerable sections.
The spectacle of ‘fixing’ India’s illegal economy is not only harming common citizens but also turning small investors away from financial markets.
A series of articles that analyse what happened, the reasons behind it, its effects and what to expect next.
The amendment proposes making it mandatory for investigating agencies to take prior approval from the government before initiating probes against public servants.
Doesn’t the BJP’s argument from 2014 apply to their current policy of demonetisation?
Any shift in India’s doctrine cannot be based on Pakistan’s actions and neither will the consequences remain confined to the Islamabad-New Delhi dyad. There is a more formidable nuclear state to consider – China.
This week’s column looks at communalism, debt bondage and the life of prisoners in the UK.
The Confederation of All India Traders said small and medium businesses were severely impacted, and appealed that they be authorised to accept at least one higher denomination note from consumers with KYC details.
Nitish Kumar said the move would be beneficial in the long run, but others like Mamata Banerjee, Sitaram Yechury and Thomas Isaac were critical of it.
An extract from Kate Brittlebank’s Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan.
Avinash Rai Khanna, vice-president of the BJP is due to fill the NHRC post that has remained vacant for two years.
There are many inconsistencies in what is officially said and what is actually happening.
“I thought it was a bit too much to receive a journalism award from a man so contemptuous of journalists,” winner of the award for best non-fiction book Akshaya Mukul said after boycotting the event.
The Gender Beat: Delhi Commission for Women May Shut Rape Crisis Cell; Tanzania Suspends HIV Programmes for Gay Men
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The Indian government knows it cannot pursue military modernisation without access to advanced US weaponry and technology.
In his new book, Sanjaya Baru makes the convincing argument that Narasimha Rao’s reforms made 1991 as momentous a year as 1947 for India’s political history.
There remain and will always remain, on both sides of the border, peace-loving citizens who will reach out to each other and say: “I friend you for life”. And the movie supports this message.
M.K. Venu and Saba Naqvi discuss the political climate in UP, whether the balance of power is changing and more.
While China said that Verma’s visit to the northeastern state would affect the “peace and tranquillity” on the border, India held that his visit was an integral part of the country.
For the last few days, Ukhrul residents have been protesting against the chief minister’s visit and had called for a shutdown on Monday.
Despite the fact that the Ayodhya issue no longer arouses sentiments (or votes) like it used to, it seems to be the BJP’s go-to trick.
Mamata Banerjee’s high handedness and the Sangh parivar’s amplified efforts to encourage communalism may soon take over the historically harmonious state.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast
The tourism minister’s scheduled visit to Ayodhya invited stark criticism from the opposition with allegations of a political agenda behind the move.
Public anger in Kashmir is unlikely to subside anytime soon, especially until New Delhi accepts that there is, in fact, a dispute.