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Amid Delhi Sealing Drive, Traders and RWAs Turn to Govt for a Concrete and Legally Binding Solution

<b>New Delhi:</b> Even as the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi has sent shivers down the spine of the trading community, which stands at 7 lakh traders, …

'Media Bol' Episode 40: Farmers' Long March in Mumbai and Party Anchors on TV

Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the farmers' 'long march' in Mumbai and party spokespersons turning into TV anchors with journalists Amitabh …

Angry Over Decades of Mistreatment, Pashtuns in Pakistan Rally in Search for Dignity

Some have called it the ‘spring of Pashtun awakening’, some ‘an uprising’ and yet others have smeared it as a façade engineered by foreign …

To Respect Human Rights, the Government Should Strategise to Coexist First, Not to Evict

On September 29, 2017, at the inauguration of Global Wildlife Plan, Harsh Vardhan, the Union environment minister claimed that “India is playing a …

PDP Drops Haseeb Drabu from Cabinet After Political Storm Over the Finance Minister's Kashmir Remark

<b>Srinagar:</b> After his controversial remarks that Kashmir “isn’t a political issue” created a political storm in J&K, the ruling People’s Democratic …

Recent Spate of Statue Vandalism Gives Us a Perspective on Iconoclasm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outright condemnation of the recent desecration of statues of political icons was in sharp contrast to his habitual …

CPI(M)'s Highs and Lows Under Its 'Media Savvy' General Secretary

In the last two decades, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has witnessed its highest highs and its lowest lows. From ruling three states and …

How Newspapers Covered the Farmers' Protest in Mumbai

<b>New Delhi:</b> As many grieved the ‘death of journalism‘ after television news anchors and reporters dived into bathtubs to solve the mystery of …

Bilkis Bano Gangrape: SC Gives Gujarat Govt Last Chance to File Report on Action Against Guilty Cops

<b>New Delhi:</b> After months of hand wringing, the Supreme Court has given the Gujarat government a last chance to file a status report on disciplinary …

As Number of Murdered RTI Activists Rises to 67, It Is the Modi Government That Needs to 'Act Rightly'

Yet another Right to Information (RTI) activist in Gujarat has paid with his life for demanding transparency. On March 9, Nanjibhai Sondarva (35), a …

Bangladesh Plane Carrying 71 People Crashes in Nepal; At Least 50 Dead

<b>Kathmandu:</b> A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali …

Twelve Indian States Think the Death Penalty Shouldn't Be Abolished

<b>New Delhi:</b>Fourteen states and union territories have replied so far to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ query on the death penalty, and only two of them …

Women Employees of Adityanath's Helpline Claim Being Locked up for Protesting Over Salaries

<b>New Delhi:</b> Women staffers of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath’s 1076 helpline have claimed they were locked up and tortured for protesting …

I Walked 40 km With the Farmers in Maharashtra, Here's What I Learnt

<i>“Meherbani nakko! Hakk Havet!</i>” The farmers marching into Mumbai today are asking for their rights, not favours. An expected 30,000 of them, under the …

The Narendra Modi Government's Pursuit of Scriptural Authority Is a War Against Doubt

At a meet organised by the International Solar Alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that to find a way out of the quagmire climate change has …

Party Hopper Narayan Rane, 'Independent' Rajeev Chandrashekhar Get BJP Tickets for Rajya Sabha

For Upper House elections on March 23, Congress’s list 0f ten includes Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Kumar Ketkar and three from Karnataka, where assembly …

India Backs Mauritius's Sovereignty Claim Over Chagos Islands at ICJ

<b>New Delhi:</b> India has submitted a written statement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in support of Mauritius’s demand for sovereignty over …

After 140 Hours of Walking, Maharashtra's Protesting Farmers Arrive in Mumbai

<b>Mumbai:</b> “Let us take a break now. We have been walking for nearly two hours without a break,” said Dhanaji Havate. “That is fine. Let us walk till we …

Chinese State Media Defends Removing Presidential Term Limits

<b>Beijing:</b> Chinese state media on Monday attacked critics of ending presidential term limits, which effectively now allows President Xi Jinping to stay …

With the Muslim Women Bill, the Government Is Repeating Its Mistakes Since the Shah Bano Judgement

The great Indian rope trick is back. In its new avatar, it is called the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017. The rope trick …

Police Frame Jammu Lawyer Who Protested Against BJP/RSS

<b>Jammu:</b> On Monday, February 19, after languishing in jail for the past seven months, 32-year-old advocate and social activist Hassan Babur was …

India’s Weinsteins Have Nothing to Worry About

By finding, in a preliminary enquiry, that Prof Lawrence Liang, lawyer and academic, was guilty of sexual harassment, the Ambedkar University Delhi …

After Indian Diplomats Complain of Harassment, Pakistan Protests Unfair Treatment of Its Officials

<b>New Delhi:</b> The India-Pakistan playbook for coercion of diplomats is being followed assiduously. After a series of ‘harassment’ incidents against …

Indian, French Forces to Access Each Other’s Naval Facilities in Indian Ocean

<b>New Delhi</b>: In a big move towards closer maritime cooperation, India and France signed an agreement to access each other’s military facilities, which …

How British Orientalists Were Responsible for Rediscovering Indian History

For a generation brought up on Edward Said’s criticisms it may come as a surprise that it was British Orientalists who re-discovered our artistic …