Hardik Patel (in red turban) at a Patidar rally in Gujarat. Photo: UNI

Patidars: The Reservation Riddle

Above: Hardik Patel (in red turban) at a Patidar rally in Gujarat. Photo: UNI With the Patidar community constituting 14 percent of the population of...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
Cartoonist G Balakrishnan was arrested for lampooning the Tamil Nadu government for failing to prevent the suicide of a farmer and his family. Photo: Facebook

Cartoonist’s Arrest in Tamil Nadu: A Police State?

Above: Cartoonist G Balakrishnan was arrested for lampooning the Tamil Nadu government for failing to prevent the suicide of a farmer and his family....
Punjab police showing weapons recovered from four members of a contract killer gang in Jalandhar. Photo: UNI

Punjab’s Draft PCOCA: Cause for Concern

In an attempt to tackle organised crime and gang wars, the state government has proposed a bill based on the draconian MCOCA, thereby creating...
CBI’s clean chit to Shivraj Singh Chouhan has turned the spotlight back on Digvijaya Singh. Photo: UNI

Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam: A Twist in the Tale

India’s biggest jobs-cum-admissions racket takes another U-turn in what is becoming a legal and investigative jigsaw puzzle ~By Rakesh Dixit Corruption scandals in India, especially those...
Photo: UNI

AIADMK Poll Symbol: Turning Into a New Leaf?

The battle for the “Two Leaves” symbol by this party’s factions has gone right up to the apex court and could well decide future...
Victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy take part in a protest during the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. Photo: UNI

Anderson Escape: Bhopal Court Blows the Lid Off  

Former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson escaped the clutches of the law for the Bhopal gas tragedy. But the then collector and SP are...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...
The argument that Jallikattu was a cultural event and hence could not be curtailed was not accepted by the apex court

Jallikattu: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The Supreme Court has once again shown its humane side by dismissing a petition of the Tamil Nadu government asking it to lift the...

Haryana Learns its Lesson

The second phase of agitation by this community sees Manohar Khattar’s government better prepared to deal with any contingency even as it banks on...

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