The petition also says that the original song has been part of local culture in Kerala since the 1970s and questions why sentiments have been ‘suddenly offended’.
In Karnataka, Lingayats want to be recognised as a separate religion even as Veerashaivas claim that Lingayats belong to their faith and hence, to Hinduism. Gauri Lankesh breaks down this debate in her final op-ed for The Wire.
The five-time MLA underlines why alcohol and beef can never be banned in the state and why it’s wrong for a party to terrorise people in the name of religion.
Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil alleged that the government was promoting the “agenda” of the RSS as “majority of books are based on the mythology and religion, and not history”.
Ramesh Saxena, a former BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, has advised farmers to chant the hymn dedicated to Hanuman daily for an hour to ward off any natural calamity.
The MPSC has not been announcing exams regularly in the last few years, meaning that several students have been waiting in limbo.
The apex court said that in the event of Ekbote’s arrest, he should be released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh.
Shiv Sena, the oldest ally of the ruling BJP, has decided to go it alone in the 2019 elections. Sanjay Raut says his party is ready to face the fall-out.
The opposition has alleged that the move is a “desperate attempt” by the government to project itself as “clean despite indulging in corruption” and to retain power through “false propaganda”.
To highlight the ‘threat to the Indian constitution’ posed by BJP, opposition parties held an alternative Republic Day event in Mumbai.
They wrote that the incident “diminishes the image of the country at the global level and reduces faith of the international historical research community in the genuine research by Indian researchers.”
The mutilated bodies of three Dalit men were found dumped in a septic tank in Sonai village on January 1, 2013.
The brutal incident took place on January 1, 2013, when three Dalit youths were killed in Sonai Village in Ahmednagar district, over an intercaste love affair, according to the police.
Kaneenika Sinha studies questions about distribution patterns of special numbers like prime numbers.
When a new highway had to cut through mudflats where flamingos come in, the quid pro quo by the Maharashtra government was to notify a flamingo sanctuary.
Pharangade’s family has requested that lawyer Ujjwal Nikam be appointed as the public prosecutor for the trial.
This fire comes days after another one at the Kamala Mills complex in Mumbai, in which 14 people lost their lives.
According to residents in some parts of the city, the police detained people even though they were protesting peacefully.
A day-long Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups to protest the violence that broke during the Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration.
Members of various gram sabhas recently came together to talk about the issues they continue to face, including police intimidation, despite legislations that allows them to manage forests.
Ahir was speaking at the launch of a 24×7 chemist shop at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandrapur, which he represents in parliament.
The 127 families who lost their homes, including 97 from the Ma Thakur tribe and 30 OBC families, are still awaiting rehabilitation.
The two BJP-ruled states working together will give it greater lobbying power and comes at a time when the industry is looking to end volatile, bi-annual supply and demand crises.
Student activists have slammed the circular but the Vice Chancellor says the conditions have been in place for more than a decade
To build the ‘prosperity’ highway, the state plans to acquire around 21,000 acres of land. This includes six acres of Padmabai’s farm, where she cultivates cotton,bajra and moong.
Maharashtra Loan Waiver Hits Roadblock as Lakhs of Farmers With Same Account, Aadhaar Numbers Listed
In addition, several farmers’ names have been repeated multiple times in the lists provided by various banks.
The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
An RTI activist says he has sent the chief minister repeated letters asking him to address the issue, but received no response.
The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, the highest in a day in August since 1997.
Various lawyers’ associations have termed the government’s initial action as ‘interference’ since the constitution clearly separates powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence report shows how an Adani subsidiary allegedly used a Dubai-based front company to over-invoice imports and then move Rs 1,500 crore to a Mauritius-based firm controlled by Gautam Adani’s brother.
The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
Polling officers did not act when voters complained that a light was flashing against the BJP candidate’s name when they pressed the button in support of the independent candidate.
If the Meteorological Department had got their predictions right, farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada say, they wouldn’t have sowed their kharif crops when they did.
Criminality within the Indian Police Service is a serious problem – one that will take more than a few good men and women to solve.
The cultivation of safflower for its oil is declining because farmers are not finding a ready market and are discouraged by low prices.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
Despite near-normal monsoon rainfall in India coupled with record farm production, prices for agricultural commodities sank for most of the year.