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.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
The 1998 case helped Justice Prabha Sridevan understand the social fabric of India. And, she writes, it convinced her that of all the institutions of a democracy, the court was the most crucial.
At the very least, India must ensure that the Tibetan spiritual head’s visit is kept low key.
If there are broader policy issues which have regional ramifications, there should be space for consultation, says Baburam Bhattarai
Westinghouse’s unclear future may also impact its plans to build six nuclear reactors in India.
Small steps by Pakistan are helping it create resilience in the face of climate change, an issue the Indus Waters Treaty did not anticipate, and which endangers it.
Mayawati rejected the results and asked the Election Commission to hold fresh elections in the state.
The exhibition, which opens in Mumbai on Friday, features photographs from Taraporevala’s archive that were captured decades ago using analogue film cameras.
According to the poll of over 25 economists, the inflation rate for February rose to a three-month high of 3.58% from 3.17% in January.
While Steve Smith got caught exploiting a grey area in the game, Virat Kohli took things further by making claims of cheating without providing evidence.
From women empowerment to soil health, the UID project, now more than ever, has become a crucial component of the Modi government’s governance agenda.
Modi, under pressure to create millions of jobs, wants steel to contribute heavily to the government’s target of raising the share of manufacturing in the economy to 25% by 2022
Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was sentenced to life in prison for alleged links to Maoists and for “waging war” against India by a sessions court on Tuesday.
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has missed several launch dates. On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the measure is on track for a rollout from July 1 with the bills set to be discussed in parliament after it reconvenes next week.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Vishnu Wang spoke to ‘The Wire’ about his experiences in China, not knowing Mandarin and how he feels about the possibility of his father remaining in China.
Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are trying to work together to counter the IS’s regional franchise, but they first need to overcome their suspicion of one another.
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.
The RBI official has proposed creating “bad bank”-type institutions to buy and restructure stressed loans, along with an approach to banks and defaulters that he called “tough love.”
Much before iPhones and YouTube, a gaudy machine on our railway platforms provided entertainment and information. It’s all but gone, but a fortuitous meeting makes Pallavi Aiyar’s childhood spring to life.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
Bastar-based Santosh Yadav had been jailed in September 2015 by the Chhattisgarh police who accused him of having links with Naxals and of involvement in operations against the security forces.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
‘There are 25 crore Muslims in the country, where will you fling them? If you throw them in the ocean, it will dry up; if you think of burying them, there won’t be enough land for it. The only solution is that you embrace them.’
Before opening fire on Srinivas Kuchibhotla, US navy veteran Adam Purinton shouted “get out of my country,” according to a bystander.
Water sharing between India and Pakistan was less about economics or ecology but far more about politics, argues the author of ‘Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the River Basin Dispute’.
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
While most policy discourse tends to argue for an increase in healthcare spending to improve overall services, little attention is paid to the quality of healthcare facilities.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
The deaths of tigers and other wildlife have brought to the forefront a situation where the ‘management’ of one animal leads to the accidental deaths of another.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
Patanjali Yogpeeth, Baba Ramdev’s flagship project, is one of India’s largest yoga institutes. Its purpose is to practise, research and develop yoga and ayurveda, as well as manufacture ayurvedic medicines.
The cuts made by the Indian Censor Board amount to 53 seconds in total and excise crucial elements of the film – including two sex scenes.
Are the hauntings at Mussoorie and Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
The VNR-Bihi variety of guava, which often weighs more than half a kilo and has a long shelf life, is being grown by enthusiastic farmers across the country in large numbers for its handsome returns.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.