(L-R) The Taj Hotel up in flames after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks; Soldiers guard near the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in January this year, after an attack on it. Photo: UNI

Isolating the “Mother Ship” of Terrorism

In a move to tighten the screws on Pakistan, a private member’s bill wants our neighbor to be declared a terrorist state in the...

Police Cornered in Madhya Pradesh

As a RSS pracharak is arrested by MP police personnel, they find themselves caught in a bind as the government cracks down against them....
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
(L-R) Once feted for his achievements, Michael Ferreira has been arrested for fraud. A TV grab shows him being taken into custody

It’s not Billiards!

Sporting legend Michael Ferreira’s recent arrest links him to a ponzi scheme that swindled the public. While he says he was an unsuspecting partner...
WOMEN CARRY BUNDLES OF WHEAT

No Women’s Land

Succession laws discriminate against women when it comes to inheriting agricultural land while it has brought them on par with men when it comes...
The laws that have been evolved under the Portuguese rule provide for a host of rights to women. Photo: saviocolaco.com

Uniform Civil Code: Goa Shows the Way

Many of the provisions in the Portuguese Civil Code of 1867 have been retained since it came closest to fulfilling the objectives of Article...
Tinsel Town’s Misguided Missile!

Tinsel Town’s Misguided Missile!

Bollywood mouths patriotic platitudes when it suits it, but when it comes to self-preservation and profits, it shows a different color. When will it...
(L-R) Ratan Tata. Photo: UNI, Cyrus Mistry. Photo: UNI (1)

Tata’s Surgical Strike

The unseemly ouster of Cyrus Mistry, chairman of Tata Sons, has raised questions about whether he will take legal recourse and if his removal...
(L-R) The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley briefing the media after the conclusion of the 3rd meeting of the GST Council on October 19, 2016. Photo: PIB; A shopper browses sale items during the Boxing Day sales at a Selfridges store in London. Photo: UNI

GST: Hasten Slowly

While this tax has been introduced, much needs to be done before it can be completely implemented on April 1, 2017– passing laws, making...
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Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...

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