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White House 'pressuring' intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Intelligence analysts, chastened by the experience of the 2003 Iraq war, are said to be resisting the pressure to come up with evidence of Iranian violations<p>US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear …

Iran

Why India’s supreme court still hasn’t settled the raging debate over Aadhaar

In recent months, the debate over Aadhaar has reached a feverish pitch as the Narendra Modi government has pushed to make the 12-digit identification number mandatory for more and more schemes.<p>Critics have underlined privacy concerns and security flaws besides citing a bevy of data leak incidents …

India

EVM पर दिनभर मैराथन मीटिंग के बाद भी फैसला नहीं

ईवीएम मशीन से छेड़छाड़ की जा सकती है या नहीं? क्या चुनाव आयोग को अपने ईवीएम मशीनों पर इतना भरोसा है कि इन्हें हैक करने के लिए वह खुला चैलेंज स्वीकार …

Odisha: Relative of tribal group chief opposing Vedanta mines arrested on charges of being Maoist

The Odisha police on Tuesday arrested the daughter-in-law of the co-convenor of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, a tribal outfit that has opposed bauxite …

India

India: Free Health Care for Migrants in Communist-Led Kerala State

The state in India where communism flourished for five decades is paving the way for protecting the rights of migrant workers.<p><b>RELATED:</b> <br>Indian Unions, …

Godhra riots: SC to continue hearing Teesta Setalvad’s plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the case involving social activist Teesta Setalvad in connection with misappropriation of funds …

India

A 1,000-page Study on Unaccounted Incomes in India Which Has Not Been Made Public

A detailed study on unaccounted incomes in India has outlined a multi-pronged strategy that the government should adopt to curb the generation of …

Black Money

India Gears Up to Defend Internet Rights Regime as it Operationalises Mass Surveillance Project

New topics in India’s draft UPR national report include a section on state control of the Internet, with reference to the delayed Centralised …

Surveillance

The RSS idea of India is not just being spread in colleges but among the defence forces too

The RSS version of Bharat Mata made its way to a government event where senior military officers paid homage to it.<p>It would have been any other …

India

Land protests heat up as Indian states clamp down

As demand for land heats up in India's fast growing economy, conflicts related to territory have also risen, stalling industrial and development …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Illegal sand miners in India make ₹1,611-cr profit every year: Australian film

India is facing a serious environmental crisis with rampant illegal sand mining fetching Rs1,611 crore in profits every year, a documentary by the …

India

The ‘Muslim Problem’ is a Symptom of Insecure Nationalism

The Sangh’s concerted campaign of anti-Muslim prejudice aims to completely marginalise the community in the public sphere.<p>The distinctive quality of …

Religion

No Proof Required: RBI, enough of elevator economics

Written by Surjit S Bhalla |<p>In September 2016, a new institution was created within the RBI — the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), a six-member …

Economy

Sign the Petition

To,<p>Prof. Talat Ahmed<p>The Vice Chancellor<p>Jamia Millia Islamia University<p>Delhi<p>Dear Prof. Talat Ahmed, Sir,<p><b>Subject : Appeal to Reverse Jamia Millia</b> …

Turkey

"Yogi Adityanath Represents Everything Brahminical": A Fiery Interview With Dhirendra Jha

Since the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014, Hindutva politics has witnessed a dramatic resurgence in the country, thanks to the …

India

Hindutva mobs flex muscles against Muslims. Sikhs, Christians should speak up before it’s too late

As right wing forces flex their Hindutva muscles and use them against Muslims across the country, Sikhs and Christians will be watching in worry. But …

Religion

Monkeys allegedly kill a cow, terrorise people in Jharkhand villages

If you kill a cow, you might end up in jail in BJP-ruled states. But what happens when monkeys kill one? They just get away with it. That’s what is …

India

50 years of Naxalbari: why the new milieu it spawned is still relevant today

Ranabir Samaddar | Updated on: 27 April 2017, 20:55 IST<p>(Arya Sharma/Catch News)<p>TWEET THIS<p>50 years of Naxalbari movement: How did it change the …

Targeted by Gau Rakshaks, Nomadic Tribes in Jammu Live in Fear

The Choudhary clan was making its way back to the Valley for the summer. The usual seasonal migration, however, turned into a violent nightmare for …

India

Upper caste members pour kerosene in Dalits’ well in revenge in MP village

A Dalit villager’s decision to hire a band party to welcome the bridegroom at his daughter’s wedding in a village in Madhya Pradesh drew a cruel …

South Asia

The 2016 Bill Has Shattered Dreams of a Hopeful Future for Indian Transgenders

My long bright black locks braided neatly to my waxed-waist, my emotions skillfully hidden in my whimsical smoky eyes; I outshine the shadows of …

LGBTQ

An Outsider's Vexed View of Kathputli Colony and the Events Unfolding There

I walk through the narrow lanes peeping inside the small houses in Kathputli Colony Delhi. Left and right I turn feeling bewildered at the <i>Dafflies</i> …

India

The Mahabharata: How an oral narrative of the bards became a text of the Brahmins

The epic was taken over by Brahmins who explained away abhorrent details like polyandry and parricide through imaginative additions.<p>The longest-known …

Ancient History

Understanding Global Terror Networks: the Role of US Imperialism

<b>Bappa Sinha</b><p>Bappa is a concerned citizen who is dismayed as our country hurtles towards fascism. He can be reached through his facebook page.<p><i>“Make</i> …

Middle East

1,000 Dalits victimised every year in Gujarat, claims RTI activist

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 July 2016, 18:52 IST<p>Gujarat, amongst the most developed states in India, is witness to a thousand Dalits being …

Bank union threatens to disclose names of 7,000 defaulters

All-India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) on Saturday threatened to make public the names of top 7,000 willful corporate loan defaulters who have …

Owe

Behind the rage in south Kashmir

As unrest grips the Valley in the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s death, the challenge is to avert another round of large-scale insurgency.

Guns and Graves: a poem against AFSPA

<b>Prerna Bakshi</b><p>Prerna Bakshi is a writer, poet and activist. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the recently released book, Burnt Rotis, …

Guns