Our constitution requires better from our executive, and our democracy is surely capable of generating more compassion than the current meanness of spirit we display towards Kashmir and Kashmiris.
Doval, India’s most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.
The government is hoping for a repeat of 2011’s high voter turnout, but people on the ground remain wary of possible clashes.
With only 16 months left in his tenure, Modi has cemented himself as the only Indian PM to completely keep the press at arm’s length.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has asked the government to take necessary measures and safeguard the community’s interests.
Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli have suffered the worst damage, most of the fishermen who had ventured out to sea have been rescued by the state fisheries department and the coast guard.
The first step towards reviving political dialogue and ending the rule of the gun in Kashmir is for New Delhi to announce that it is committed to restoring full autonomy within the constitution to the entire state.
Maya Mirchandani interviews the former Intelligence Bureau director, recently appointed point-person for the government’s Jammu and Kashmir dialogue.
Many previous interlocutors failed because they had neither a clear-cut mandate, nor the authority to deliver anything to anyone.
The move has come within weeks of former Union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that the Centre initiate peace talks in the Valley.
The Union home ministry today appointed former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma the Centre’s representative for dialogue with stakeholders to reach a political solution in Kashmir.
Pankaj Mishra had been warned by the CRPF against posting videos and comments on social media after his video castigating the Union home minister had gone viral in April.
The Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) scheme, recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, has no mention of the men and women who form the police force.
Although the strike was officially on in the hills but for the last one week, most of the shops and markets had reopened, defying the diktats by the GJM leadership.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
Vinod Dua discusses why Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs an efficient team of ministers for governance and BJP’s doublespeak on Kashmir.
The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.
While making an open call for dialogue, the home minister refused to be specific on whether Hurriyat leaders will be invited for talks.
The Intelligence Bureau has been investigating the funding of NGOs working to reduce tobacco usage. It is unusual for health sector organisations to be investigated by the highest agencies.
Mehbooba appraised the home minister on the steps taken to maintain peace in the Valley and discussed measures to protect pilgrims from future attacks.
The all-party meeting called by the Indian government on Friday apparentlys aim to “build consensus” on how to deal with China.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
“It is, however, seen that a large number of associations have still not validated their foreign contribution designated bank accounts,” the home ministry said
Though the Centre had first agreed to send four paramilitary companies to Darjeeling, the delay was apparently issued after a meeting with their ally, the GJM.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
The newly formed committee by Amit Shah will carry out consultations with the NDA and the opposition on the matter and try to come to a consensus.
‘Beef Ban Bashing Banquet’ in Mizoram; Meghalaya Passes Resolution Opposing Centre’s Cattle Sale Ban
The Centre’s ban affects the livelihoods of 5.7 lakh people in Meghalaya who are all engaged in cattle-rearing.
The three-member committee will consult with allies and the opposition to pick Pranab Mukherjee’s successor.
An injured jawan, brought to a hospital in Raipur, said the CRPF patrol was attacked by around 300 Maoist guerrillas.
A group of Kashmiri students in Chitorgarh’s Mewar University were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by locals.
New Delhi: Though the Indian government on Friday rejected a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Canada’s Ontario province describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as ‘genocide,’ the motion’s supporters liberally used quotes of Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh to justify the resolution’s use of the sensitive term. On April 6, a […]
Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh won for the fourth time, while his contender, Irom Chanu Sharmila, and other members of her recently launched party, faced tough losses.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
Rajnath Singh’s comments came on the day before Manipur goes to the polls. But he did not mention his government’s stand on the people’s demand for a “separate administration”.
Modi called Ibobi “Mr 10%” at an Imphal rally, but hurried through an issue that weighs heavily against the BJP – the “secret” framework agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).
A majority of the 31-candidate list are those who had defected from other parties – particularly the Congress – which has led to protests outside the party office in Imphal.
The draft National Litigation Policy aims to make government an efficient litigant, however, the law ministry is yet to provided a timeline for its implementation.
Party cadres in Mathura are unhappy with the BJP’s choice of Shrikant Sharma as its candidate from that seat and as its likely chief ministerial pick.