A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
In the region marked by class and caste inequalities, where a cashless economy is a distant dream, there is some doubtful support for Modi’s move, but mostly concrete hostility.
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative claims that the actions of the Madhya Pradesh government are in violation of the 2014 guidelines of the Supreme Court on police encounters.
In this Facebook live session, The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan answers questions about the encounter of eight SIMI members by the Madhya Pradesh police.
Eight SIMI activists were killed in an encounter in Eintkhedi village following their escape from Bhopal Central Jail after killing a security guard.
The tigress has empowered forest officials to continue with their relocation experiments without worrying about a failure here or there. Why? Because the end result is wonderful.
The unspent amount is eight times larger than India’s agriculture budget and enough to fund India’s rural road construction projects for the next 15 years.
Four Muslim men were arrested in relation to the incident for criminal intimidation and other charges, allegedly because one of them had spread the rumour.
Patriarchal protectionism spared the lives of the two women in Madhya Pradesh who were assaulted for allegedly carrying beef.
A mob attacked the women after they had been detained by the police, with a video showing the police making half-hearted attempts to control the crowd.
In a response to a question in parliament, Madhya Pradesh home minister Bupendra Singh also said no farmer committed suicide in the Sehore district because of financial hardship.
The Supreme Court’s order on compensation to silicosis victims is a relief to workers and their families who have had a long wait for justice.
Retaining rainwater through small check dams and farm embankments will assuage Bundelkhand’s thirst far better than a grand river linking scheme based on wrong assumption about water availability.
The bench was hearing petitions from various states and private medical college associations seeking stay of the NEET order.
Are major faultlines within the BJP leadership coming in the way of the implementation of the grand inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project?
The minister, who was caught on video touching a woman inappropriately, has made several sexist statements in recent years.
In 2015, Bundelkhand was hit by unseasonal rains and a prolonged drought. The Centre, and UP and MP state governments must act soon to help the region as food and potable water resources are fast depleting.
The organisers of the event said her name had “not been cleared” by the Madhya Pradesh government to attend the event
The Centre gave the UP and MP governments Rs. 7,500 crore in 2009 as a relief package to provide much-needed relief to drought-ravaged farmers in Bundelkhand. Thanks to the bureaucrat-contractor nexus, the intended beneficiaries ended up worse off.
It’s a shot in the arm for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh and it comes from the place that counts most in a democracy, the voters.
Lead counsel representing the whistleblowers explains why the case had to be taken out of the hands of the Madhya Pradesh government
First, his wife was suspended from her government job for having availed child-care leave; now the doctor who helped pull the plug on Vyapam is being transferred to another town
Both admission scams have not only hollowed out public health facilities in the state but also struck a blow to the aspirations, confidence and future of an entire generation
With 24, and perhaps 46, dead and counting, Vyapam is one of the most complex, multi-layered scandals affecting public life in India. It is also the least understood. The Wire brings you up to speed.
Tomar’s is the 24th death among those named as accused or witnesses in connection with a plethora of criminal cases registered in connection with the scam.