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Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Above: A majority of the poor do not have health insurance and expenses are high The Modicare project of the PM, which will kickstart on...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi recently/Photo: PIB

Indo-US-Russia Ties: Uneasy Tango

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi recently/Photo: PIB India is caught between the US and Russia, its old ally,...
Above: A representative image of a father and son

US court follows Indian example, orders that adult son has no legal right in...

Above: A representative image of a father and son   New York judge orders that if the parents want him out of the house, the...
Sino-Indian Ties: A Change of Heart

Sino-Indian Ties: A Change of Heart

Above: PM Modi meeting President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, China, on his recent visit/Photo: PIB There is a renewed bid to bring relations between India...
Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI

Indo-Pak Stalemate: Testy Ties

Above: Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI India and Pakistan continue to have frosty relations as visiting Sikh pilgrims in...
Indian Army jawans taking position near the site of a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir

India’s Tripping Point

Above: Indian Army jawans taking position near the site of a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir The annual budgets for the armed forces...
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A Question of Trust

Above: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale with Chinese minister Wang Yi/Photo Courtesy: Twitter Though the foreign secretary’s visit to Beijing was meant to get ties back...
THE ACHHE DIN OF BILL & MELINDA

THE ACHHE DIN OF BILL & MELINDA

~By Inderjit Badhwar Bill and Melinda Gates, the known universe’s richest power couple—until they recently surrendered that position by a hair’s breadth to Amazon Czar...

“Harmony between Religions is Crucial in Achieving World Peace”

Above: (L-R) Kamal Haq, John Dayal, KK Sinha, Leher Sethi, retired Major Gen Shashi Asthana, APN Editor-in-Chief Rajshri Rai, BN Nanda, Choi Jung-Min, senior...
Indo-Pak Ties: Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Above: Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman laying a wreath on the mortal remains of Captain Kapil Kundu killed on February 4, 2018 along...
Facebook has become a platform of political propaganda/Photo: Facebook

Troll Armies for Digital Propaganda

Above: Facebook has become a platform of political propaganda/Photo: Facebook A recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create...
Indo-Israel Ties: Budding bromance brewing gradually

Budding Bromance

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi showing kites to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara during their visit to Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI Despite the love-fest...
Agusta, an Indian Affair Now

Agusta, an Indian Affair Now

Above: The AgustaWestland chopper/Photo: Rick Inghan/imgproc.airliners.net Regardless of the CBI saying this case is independent of any legal cleansing in Italy, the fact is that...
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Sherin’s adoptive father Wesley Mathews charged with murder

Above: Sherin Mathews What had to happen finally did. Wesley Mathews, the Indian-American adoptive father of murdered three-year old child Sherin (adopted from an...
Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus, Sushma Swaraj says she will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday about Jadhav’s meeting For the seventh...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav Finally, Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, got to meet his mother and his wife and they spoke across a glass...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI

Game of Two Thrones

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi  following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI A petition...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

COUNTERING IS The recent videos by the IS encouraging their followers in India to conduct lone wolf attacks on specified targets, recruitment videos featuring Indian...
Special judge in bribery soup: Delhi HC bench refuses to top inquiry, but allows judge to view CCTV footage

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on plea banning photos of PM and others in...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Monday (November 6) sought response from the Centre on a plea banning use of photos...
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Cooking up a Storm

~By Dilip Bobb In kitchens all across India, there is a bubbling and stewing and the shrill whistling of pressure cookers as a storm is...
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Osama and his ‘Indian Connection’

Above: Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden closely followed developments in Kashmir and the trial of Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai...
US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economic prize for integrating economics and psychology

US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economic prize for integrating economics and psychology

The 2017 Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to American economist Richard H Thaler for showing that economic financial decision-making is not always...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Sushma Swaraj with the Indian community in New York. Expats who fall under the DACA category will face several legal problems now. Photo: UNI

US Immigration: The Citizenship Tangle

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Sushma Swaraj with the Indian community in New York. Expats who fall under the DACA category...
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Franchise Flaws

Above: Photo Courtesy news.franchiseindia.com Absence of a Franchise Act limits its growth in India ~By Sujit Bhar Franchise, the largest business model within the service industry—sometimes within...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Offshore Deposits: The Flight from Swiss Banks

With the Automatic Exchange of Common Information kicking in from 2018, unaccounted wealth in banks in Switzerland is being withdrawn and parked in the...

Independence Day Memories

~By Dilip Bobb   Each year, on August 15, we turn to the Red Fort to hear what our leader of the day has to say...
Essar-Rosneft deal

​How Russia is dribbling past sanctions with the Essar-Rosneft deal

~By Sujit Bhar The sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft of Russia looks like a strategic gem. It is a win-win for both companies, and...
President designate Ram Nath Kovind meeting the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on June 20, 2017. Photo: PIB

Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating Ram Nath Kovind after his election as the next president of India. Photo: PIB Former Bihar Governor Ram Nath...
THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

~By Inderjit Badhwar India has always been a powerful soft power. This attribute is a muscle the nation has used effectively in dealing with the...
SC to appoint new committee to look into progress of Indo-Bangla fencing work

SC to appoint new committee to look into progress of Indo-Bangla fencing work

Above: BSF patrolling along the India-Bangladesh international border. Photo: UNI The fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border has been going on at a slow pace. Assam...
Indo-China Skirmish: Avoid Confrontation

Indo-China Skirmish: Avoid Confrontation

Above: A file photo from 2013 showing Indian and Chinese soldiers meeting during a joint military exercise. Photo: UNI Seeing the military capability of our...
Jagdish Singh Khehar

Justice Khehar in favour of allowing foreign lawyers into India

The debate over the admittance of foreign lawyers into India’s judicial system has been raging for a while, and the Advocates Act, 1961, does...
Drip Irrigation: Lessons from Israel

Drip Irrigation: Lessons from Israel

Above: Water-scarce Israel has mastered the drip irrigation technique to use every drop of water judiciously. Photo: israel21c.org Prime Minister Modi’s trip to this country has...
Mallya may cite condition of Indian jails for boosting his case against extradition

Mallya may cite condition of Indian jails for boosting his case against extradition

Above: A file picture of Vijay Mallya. Photo: www.weforum.org/ Dana Smillie   Indian enforcement authorities are finally turning the screws on truant liquor baron Vijay...
India says it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” in Doklam Area

India says it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” in Doklam Area

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement on 26 June 2017 alleging that Indian border troops crossed the boundary line in the...
Modi to meet Jewish child whose parents were killed in 26/11 attacks

Modi to meet Jewish child whose parents were killed in 26/11 attacks

Above: Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York (file picture). Photo: UNI Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

Above:  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the President of United States of America, Donald J Trump at the Joint Press Statement, at White House,...
ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

~By Inderjit Badhwar There was once an India in which people on different sides of issues—no matter how deep or broad the chasm—could disagree without...
Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Realizing that the objectionable coercive methods adopted by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case was to try and queer India’s legal pitch at the...
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Way back in April India Legal predicted Kenneth Juster will be US Ambassador to...

The prediction of India Legal magazine came true on June 21 when Kenneth Juster, deputy director of National Economic Council was appointed as the...
India re-nominates sitting ICJ judge Bhandari

India re-nominates sitting ICJ judge Bhandari

In the run-up to the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, India has decided to...
Prime Minister Modi with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Photo: UNI

World Relations: Who Will Tango With India?

As a new world order shapes up, Modi will try to be the right man in the right place for Europe and the US....
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Pakistan AG to submit names of 3 judges in Kulbhusan Jadhav matter

According to a Pakistani newspaper, the Pakistani attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali is planning to reveal three names today of ad-hoc judges to international...
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India welcome to join BRI, but China does not need to “beg”: Chinese media

A new Chinese welcome for India to join – belatedly – the  Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has come with a caveat and a...
GCC’s blacklisting Qatar may cost India dear

GCC’s blacklisting Qatar may cost India dear

~By Sujit Bhar Speaking from the Red Fort last Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had explained how India will be able to save Rs...
Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron

France and India Collaborate on Climate Change in Snub To Trump

Prime Minister Narendra  Modi closed a European tour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris as world governments began adjusting to US President...
Picture: Solar panels. Photo: UNI

The Indo-U.S. Solar Dispute: Hardened Trade Ideologies Trump Environmental Concerns

~By Aditya Manubarwala , Malcolm Katrak In 2013, the United States of America brought a claim (India – Solar Cells) before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against...
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India’s Double Game

India is framing laws for Antarctica, ostensibly to protect its bases there. But is it actually preparing to mine the mineral resources of Antarctica...
President Donald Trump announces from White House that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Photo: UNI

Paris accord: With US’ departure, does the door remain open for India too?

India was dragged, screaming and shouting, into the 2015 Paris Climate Accord by the last US administration, led by Barak Obama. Now Obama’s successor...
Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Pakistan, has inadvertently accepted defeat in the Kulbhusan Jadhav case where the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had, on May 18, stayed the execution...
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Left Out in the Cold

India’s decision not to attend China’s mega trade summit is being seen as an unwise move which could isolate it at a time when...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Cyber crime: How safe is India?

Though the country has not been seriously impacted by WannaCry, there is no guarantee it won’t be attacked in future considering how unprepared it...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan needs to apprise ICJ on steps taken to implement Jadhav order

Bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan doesn’t take away its jurisdiction, says ICJ The court recognized the possibility that Jadhav could be hanged by Pakistan...
Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court. Photo: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek

ICJ Stays Execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on Thursday that Kulbhushan Jadhav shall not be executed until the case...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan will not comply with ICJ order

By Sujit Bhar While the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has decided to hold public hearings on May 15 regarding India’s complaint against Pakistan...
The Ultimate Test for Being Just

The Ultimate Test for Being Just

Can India and Pakistan be fair to suspects of espionage and terrorism from the other country?   ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The basis of India’s argument...

Arguments on triple talaq continue at SC

SC says polygamy is not part of discussions; Jaisingh wants to de-link personal laws from religion and test them on the basis of the...
ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

India earned an international victory on Tuesday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, stayed the hanging of former Indian navy officer Kulbhusan...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Saving Kulbhushan Jadhav

A joint Indo-Pak peoples’ initiative spearheaded by lawyers has been launched to save the officer from the gallows of our neighbour. Is it possible...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

India files petition against Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence

India has taken the first legal action against the Pakistani military court’s awarding of death sentence to ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Deep State “Justice”

Death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian naval officer by a military court, is just a pawn being used by Pak to strengthen...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife along with PM Narendra Modi watch a cultural performance while walking on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: UNI

Sino-Indian ties: Needling Each Other

As Beijing expands its presence in the Indian Ocean, India too is boosting its ties in the region. But its footprints are nowhere close...
(L-R) seal of DEA; A poppy field (Deeptrivia/Wikipedia)

Is India set to become another meth capital of the world?

US narcotics report names India in list of “major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries”   ~By Inderjit Badhwar The November 8, 2016 demonetization of  the...
President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on immigrants have to be approved by the Congress. Photo: UNI

Law vs Unbridled Power

Any executive order requires parliamentary approval in a democracy for it to have legal validity   ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr   Liberal democracy, as it is understood in...
Illustration: UdayShankar

A friend in the White House

  ~By Dilip Bobb   What exactly did President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi say to each other? Unlike Trump’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif, gleefully...
Inderjit Badhwar(In The Name Of The Poor)

As a young lad, I was glued, among other writers, especially to George Orwell. He was a good teacher. And the lesson which remains...
Tarek Fatah. Photo: Anil Shakya

Cut All Water Ties with Pakistan: Tarek Fatah

Pakistan-born Canadian writer and broadcaster TAREK FATAH is widely acclaimed as well as criticized for his strong anti-Pakistan views. He has openly opposed the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

Patriot Games

  By Dilip Bobb   Patriotism, to paraphrase a famous quote, is the last refuge of the politician. In India post-Uri, it has led to a series...
Naela Quadri Baloch. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Modi is a hero of all oppressed nations: Naela Quadri Baloch

Despite escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the militant attack on the Uri army base and the surgical strike on terrorist hideouts across...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

More Misses Than Hits

Though Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 has been amended, several lacunae still remain in the existing arbitral regime, creating confusion in the minds of...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, at Lahore, Pakistan

Indo-Pak ties: Handling a Hot Potato

Despite strident calls for action against our belligerent neighbour, Modi has realized that this is easier said than done. Deft handling and tightening security...
The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman - 1

The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman

Facebook posts and strategic pundits have been obsessed with how best to punish Pakistan for its support to the terrorists’ attack in India, the...
(L-R) Soldiers of the Indian Army take their positions near the site of a gun battle between the Indian security forces and militants on the outskirts of Srinagar (Photo: UNI); Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

Governments have deliberately downgraded the military: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

 At a time when the clouds of war are hovering over India and Pakistan, the armed forces, no doubt, stands united in countering any...
Silent protests in Maharashtra over the killing of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi village in Ahmednagar

Maharashtra: Uprising of the Marathas

The brutal gang rape and murder of a girl has led to protests across Maharashtra and a demand for reservations and abolishing of the...
Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

The Government of India has, for the first time, issued a gazette notification under Section 12(4) of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), putting...
BENGALURU, FEB 21 (UNI) :-Wing Walkers of Breitling aerobatic team performing during the 4th day Aero India 2015 at Yelanhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Saturday. UNI PHOTO -26U

Arms and the Middlemen

Josy Joseph describes the world of defense dealers and how major deals are struck in his book, A Feast of Vultures In modern India, national...
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Madras High Court bats for classical languages

In an outstanding judgment, the Madras High Court has said that Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia are classical languages, just like Tamil, bringing an...
Apprehensions about the new trafficking bill

Apprehensions about the new trafficking bill

The minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi, will be presenting the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill in parliament during...
Milk being poured at a tea stall. Photo: Bhawna Gaur

Milk—Toxic Cocktail Of Urea, Shampoo, Paint…

The Supreme Court ruling last fortnight directing the Center and states to amend laws to ensure stringent punishment for those guilty of adulterating milk...
Eunuchs dance to the Bollywood numbers on city roads during ‘Maha Rally’ as part of their ‘Akhil Bhartiya Manglamukhi Maha Sammelan’ in Jammu on Friday. Photo: UNI

Victory for Third Gender?

Though the Transgender Persons (Protection of rights) Bill 2016 is a welcome move, unless society changes its perception and abuse of transgenders, little progress will...
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Criminal tribes behind increased violence

The recent rape of a mother and daughter in UP has brought focus on these communities and their proclivity to crime By Murad Ali Baig People...
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India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
A security personnel stands in front of a closed shops at Amirakadal ascribed by a slongan “Burhan Still alive” a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander who was gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8 led authorities to clamp Curfew, restrictions in Shehar-e-Khas, down town and parts of Srinagar city following strike call by separatist organisations on the fourth consecutive day

Another Gory Chapter on Kashmir

As Kashmir explodes following the killing of Burhan Wani, it’s time we look back at its history. Each Indian PM has written his own...
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A ray of hope for diabetics

Diabetic girls no longer find it difficult to get a partner in Gujarat. A matchmaker bureau is helping them find an ideal soulmate. By Mahesh...
Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

In a major development towards speeding up the justice delivery system and reducing pendency, India’s first e-court was inaugurated recently at High Court of...
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Time to take stock of reforms

It was way back in 1991 that liberalization was initiated by the Narasimha Rao government. Twenty five years after, the benefits are still to...
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Surrogacy: Need for regulation

Surrogacy is a highly commercialized and exploitative business in India. A proposed law seeks to regulate hospitals and clinics involved in it while protecting...
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Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...
MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

  Even though the law and courts say that all persons, including children born between 1950 and 1987 to Tibetan refugees, are citizens of India...

More than 30 lakh cases yet to get another hearing date

Pendency of cases is a major issue that has affected the justice delivery system in India. It has stuck out like a sore thumb...

Telangana government restrains unruly lawyers

The Telangana government has issued a circular directing district collectors, superintendents of police and police commissioners of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Warangal to ensure that...

Competition Commission rules in favor of DCI

An Indian company and digital-cinema provider K Sera Sera recently accused Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) of indulging in anti-competitive activities under Section 3 of...

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at Texas varsity

In a landmark ruling, that will go a long way in establishing racial inclusion and ethnic diversity in university admissions in the US, the...

High on Pain

While amendment to this act was meant to make access to morphine and other such opioids easier for those suffering from pain, stringent jail...

The Fight Over Koh-i-Noor Diamond Resumes; Court Asks To File Affidavit In 6 Weeks

All India Human Rights & Social Justice Front (AIHRSJ) has filed a petition in Supreme Court, regarding return of Koh-i-Noor diamond from United Kingdom...

Govt’s Land Grab?

The Modi government has promulgated an ordinance that allows it to take over such property even if it has legal heirs who are Indian...

The concept of Nation

In the face of the JNU debate becoming increasingly complex, two JNU professors attempt to demystify the popular notions By Tithi Mukherjee As the auto skidded...

Doomed by Diesel

While the government’s diesel subsidies were meant to help the needy, its widespread use by all classes has had a deleterious effect on health,...

Letter From The Editor

We carry in this issue a chapter from President Pranab Mukherjee's book The Turbulent Years. It is a vivid account of a significant downturn...

“Govt must push ahead with reforms”

The state of the Indian economy has always exercised everyone as the future depends on it. The president of FICCI, HARSHAVARDHAN NEOTIA, who recently...

Mamma Mia!

While the proposed amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act have been welcomed, will the private sector find them financially viable or will it be...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

An Indian Sells Illegally Imported Execution Drugs To The United States!

When states ran out of execution drugs, they started paying tens of thousands of dollars to Chris Harris, a salesman in India with no...

Elephantine Problems

Indians have been emotionally attached to captive elephants for over 4,000 years. The Supreme Court has now asked states to ensure that they’re not...

That Drone over my Head!

The global production of drones is expected to soar to $93 billion in the next decade. However, as this industry has no regulations, there...

Letter From The Editor

India’s Republic Day is commemorated each year with pomp and circumstance and is associated increasingly with a jingoistic display of military muscle in order...

A Matter of Faith

Even as the Supreme Court stays the Rajasthan High Court verdict making Santhara illegal, all eyes are on what the final verdict will be....

Buy Me the Moon!

With the United States signing an act allowing its citizens to mine asteroids, the race for property rights in outer space will get keener. And...

Middling the ball

Team India must have heaved a sigh of relief seeing the batsman regain his touch against the Windies. But knowing Kohli’s pursuit of excellence,...

It’s kick-off time

The ten-week league kicking off from October promises to breathe life into the game in India and generate enough interest By Gaurav Kalra "Let's football” is...

Computer graveyard

Thousands of computers are illegally dismantled and recycled in the dirty lanes of Mustafabadf in north-east Delhi endangering health and environment. By Ramesh Menon Photos by:...

Grounding pilots’ flight

A DGCA directive has got pilots fuming, as they stand to lose their licenses if they don’t give six months’ notice before resigning and...

Najma Muslimatics

The minister’s statement shows an abysmal misreadings not only of the constitution but also of own party’s manifesto.  By Jagdish Sagar   Najma Heptullah, the new minister...

Will homosexuality finally be legal?

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege? India Legal team When Satish (name changed)...

India’s dragon woos China

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege?  Diva John If one were to observe...

Breach of Convention

A 2012 Comptroller and Auditor General report exposes how legislature’s authority was ignored by the Income Tax department while making refunds in crores. By Devendra Singh The...

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Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Modicare: A Pill for India’s Ills?

Above: A majority of the poor do not have health insurance and expenses are high The Modicare project of the PM, which will kickstart on...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi recently/Photo: PIB

Indo-US-Russia Ties: Uneasy Tango

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi recently/Photo: PIB India is caught between the US and Russia, its old ally,...
Above: A representative image of a father and son

US court follows Indian example, orders that adult son has no legal right in...

Above: A representative image of a father and son   New York judge orders that if the parents want him out of the house, the...
Sino-Indian Ties: A Change of Heart

Sino-Indian Ties: A Change of Heart

Above: PM Modi meeting President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, China, on his recent visit/Photo: PIB There is a renewed bid to bring relations between India...
Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI

Indo-Pak Stalemate: Testy Ties

Above: Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI India and Pakistan continue to have frosty relations as visiting Sikh pilgrims in...
Indian Army jawans taking position near the site of a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir

India’s Tripping Point

Above: Indian Army jawans taking position near the site of a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir The annual budgets for the armed forces...
A Question of Trust - India Legal

A Question of Trust

Above: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale with Chinese minister Wang Yi/Photo Courtesy: Twitter Though the foreign secretary’s visit to Beijing was meant to get ties back...
THE ACHHE DIN OF BILL & MELINDA

THE ACHHE DIN OF BILL & MELINDA

~By Inderjit Badhwar Bill and Melinda Gates, the known universe’s richest power couple—until they recently surrendered that position by a hair’s breadth to Amazon Czar...

“Harmony between Religions is Crucial in Achieving World Peace”

Above: (L-R) Kamal Haq, John Dayal, KK Sinha, Leher Sethi, retired Major Gen Shashi Asthana, APN Editor-in-Chief Rajshri Rai, BN Nanda, Choi Jung-Min, senior...
Indo-Pak Ties: Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Above: Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman laying a wreath on the mortal remains of Captain Kapil Kundu killed on February 4, 2018 along...
Facebook has become a platform of political propaganda/Photo: Facebook

Troll Armies for Digital Propaganda

Above: Facebook has become a platform of political propaganda/Photo: Facebook A recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create...
Indo-Israel Ties: Budding bromance brewing gradually

Budding Bromance

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi showing kites to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara during their visit to Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI Despite the love-fest...
Agusta, an Indian Affair Now

Agusta, an Indian Affair Now

Above: The AgustaWestland chopper/Photo: Rick Inghan/imgproc.airliners.net Regardless of the CBI saying this case is independent of any legal cleansing in Italy, the fact is that...
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Sherin’s adoptive father Wesley Mathews charged with murder

Above: Sherin Mathews What had to happen finally did. Wesley Mathews, the Indian-American adoptive father of murdered three-year old child Sherin (adopted from an...
Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus, Sushma Swaraj says she will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday about Jadhav’s meeting For the seventh...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav Finally, Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, got to meet his mother and his wife and they spoke across a glass...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI

Game of Two Thrones

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi  following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI A petition...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

COUNTERING IS The recent videos by the IS encouraging their followers in India to conduct lone wolf attacks on specified targets, recruitment videos featuring Indian...
Special judge in bribery soup: Delhi HC bench refuses to top inquiry, but allows judge to view CCTV footage

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on plea banning photos of PM and others in...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Monday (November 6) sought response from the Centre on a plea banning use of photos...
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Cooking up a Storm

~By Dilip Bobb In kitchens all across India, there is a bubbling and stewing and the shrill whistling of pressure cookers as a storm is...
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Osama and his ‘Indian Connection’

Above: Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden closely followed developments in Kashmir and the trial of Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai...
US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economic prize for integrating economics and psychology

US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economic prize for integrating economics and psychology

The 2017 Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to American economist Richard H Thaler for showing that economic financial decision-making is not always...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Sushma Swaraj with the Indian community in New York. Expats who fall under the DACA category will face several legal problems now. Photo: UNI

US Immigration: The Citizenship Tangle

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Sushma Swaraj with the Indian community in New York. Expats who fall under the DACA category...
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Franchise Flaws

Above: Photo Courtesy news.franchiseindia.com Absence of a Franchise Act limits its growth in India ~By Sujit Bhar Franchise, the largest business model within the service industry—sometimes within...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Offshore Deposits: The Flight from Swiss Banks

With the Automatic Exchange of Common Information kicking in from 2018, unaccounted wealth in banks in Switzerland is being withdrawn and parked in the...

Independence Day Memories

~By Dilip Bobb   Each year, on August 15, we turn to the Red Fort to hear what our leader of the day has to say...
Essar-Rosneft deal

​How Russia is dribbling past sanctions with the Essar-Rosneft deal

~By Sujit Bhar The sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft of Russia looks like a strategic gem. It is a win-win for both companies, and...
President designate Ram Nath Kovind meeting the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on June 20, 2017. Photo: PIB

Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating Ram Nath Kovind after his election as the next president of India. Photo: PIB Former Bihar Governor Ram Nath...
THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

~By Inderjit Badhwar India has always been a powerful soft power. This attribute is a muscle the nation has used effectively in dealing with the...
SC to appoint new committee to look into progress of Indo-Bangla fencing work

SC to appoint new committee to look into progress of Indo-Bangla fencing work

Above: BSF patrolling along the India-Bangladesh international border. Photo: UNI The fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border has been going on at a slow pace. Assam...
Indo-China Skirmish: Avoid Confrontation

Indo-China Skirmish: Avoid Confrontation

Above: A file photo from 2013 showing Indian and Chinese soldiers meeting during a joint military exercise. Photo: UNI Seeing the military capability of our...
Jagdish Singh Khehar

Justice Khehar in favour of allowing foreign lawyers into India

The debate over the admittance of foreign lawyers into India’s judicial system has been raging for a while, and the Advocates Act, 1961, does...
Drip Irrigation: Lessons from Israel

Drip Irrigation: Lessons from Israel

Above: Water-scarce Israel has mastered the drip irrigation technique to use every drop of water judiciously. Photo: israel21c.org Prime Minister Modi’s trip to this country has...
Mallya may cite condition of Indian jails for boosting his case against extradition

Mallya may cite condition of Indian jails for boosting his case against extradition

Above: A file picture of Vijay Mallya. Photo: www.weforum.org/ Dana Smillie   Indian enforcement authorities are finally turning the screws on truant liquor baron Vijay...
India says it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” in Doklam Area

India says it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” in Doklam Area

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement on 26 June 2017 alleging that Indian border troops crossed the boundary line in the...
Modi to meet Jewish child whose parents were killed in 26/11 attacks

Modi to meet Jewish child whose parents were killed in 26/11 attacks

Above: Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New York (file picture). Photo: UNI Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

Above:  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the President of United States of America, Donald J Trump at the Joint Press Statement, at White House,...
ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA

~By Inderjit Badhwar There was once an India in which people on different sides of issues—no matter how deep or broad the chasm—could disagree without...
Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Realizing that the objectionable coercive methods adopted by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case was to try and queer India’s legal pitch at the...
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Way back in April India Legal predicted Kenneth Juster will be US Ambassador to...

The prediction of India Legal magazine came true on June 21 when Kenneth Juster, deputy director of National Economic Council was appointed as the...
India re-nominates sitting ICJ judge Bhandari

India re-nominates sitting ICJ judge Bhandari

In the run-up to the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, India has decided to...
Prime Minister Modi with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Photo: UNI

World Relations: Who Will Tango With India?

As a new world order shapes up, Modi will try to be the right man in the right place for Europe and the US....
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Pakistan AG to submit names of 3 judges in Kulbhusan Jadhav matter

According to a Pakistani newspaper, the Pakistani attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali is planning to reveal three names today of ad-hoc judges to international...
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India welcome to join BRI, but China does not need to “beg”: Chinese media

A new Chinese welcome for India to join – belatedly – the  Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has come with a caveat and a...
GCC’s blacklisting Qatar may cost India dear

GCC’s blacklisting Qatar may cost India dear

~By Sujit Bhar Speaking from the Red Fort last Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had explained how India will be able to save Rs...
Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron

France and India Collaborate on Climate Change in Snub To Trump

Prime Minister Narendra  Modi closed a European tour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris as world governments began adjusting to US President...
Picture: Solar panels. Photo: UNI

The Indo-U.S. Solar Dispute: Hardened Trade Ideologies Trump Environmental Concerns

~By Aditya Manubarwala , Malcolm Katrak In 2013, the United States of America brought a claim (India – Solar Cells) before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against...
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India’s Double Game

India is framing laws for Antarctica, ostensibly to protect its bases there. But is it actually preparing to mine the mineral resources of Antarctica...
President Donald Trump announces from White House that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Photo: UNI

Paris accord: With US’ departure, does the door remain open for India too?

India was dragged, screaming and shouting, into the 2015 Paris Climate Accord by the last US administration, led by Barak Obama. Now Obama’s successor...
Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Pakistan, has inadvertently accepted defeat in the Kulbhusan Jadhav case where the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had, on May 18, stayed the execution...
Lead picture: UNI

Left Out in the Cold

India’s decision not to attend China’s mega trade summit is being seen as an unwise move which could isolate it at a time when...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Cyber crime: How safe is India?

Though the country has not been seriously impacted by WannaCry, there is no guarantee it won’t be attacked in future considering how unprepared it...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan needs to apprise ICJ on steps taken to implement Jadhav order

Bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan doesn’t take away its jurisdiction, says ICJ The court recognized the possibility that Jadhav could be hanged by Pakistan...
Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court. Photo: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek

ICJ Stays Execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on Thursday that Kulbhushan Jadhav shall not be executed until the case...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan will not comply with ICJ order

By Sujit Bhar While the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has decided to hold public hearings on May 15 regarding India’s complaint against Pakistan...
The Ultimate Test for Being Just

The Ultimate Test for Being Just

Can India and Pakistan be fair to suspects of espionage and terrorism from the other country?   ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The basis of India’s argument...

Arguments on triple talaq continue at SC

SC says polygamy is not part of discussions; Jaisingh wants to de-link personal laws from religion and test them on the basis of the...
ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

India earned an international victory on Tuesday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, stayed the hanging of former Indian navy officer Kulbhusan...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Saving Kulbhushan Jadhav

A joint Indo-Pak peoples’ initiative spearheaded by lawyers has been launched to save the officer from the gallows of our neighbour. Is it possible...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

India files petition against Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence

India has taken the first legal action against the Pakistani military court’s awarding of death sentence to ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Deep State “Justice”

Death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian naval officer by a military court, is just a pawn being used by Pak to strengthen...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife along with PM Narendra Modi watch a cultural performance while walking on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: UNI

Sino-Indian ties: Needling Each Other

As Beijing expands its presence in the Indian Ocean, India too is boosting its ties in the region. But its footprints are nowhere close...
(L-R) seal of DEA; A poppy field (Deeptrivia/Wikipedia)

Is India set to become another meth capital of the world?

US narcotics report names India in list of “major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries”   ~By Inderjit Badhwar The November 8, 2016 demonetization of  the...
President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on immigrants have to be approved by the Congress. Photo: UNI

Law vs Unbridled Power

Any executive order requires parliamentary approval in a democracy for it to have legal validity   ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr   Liberal democracy, as it is understood in...
Illustration: UdayShankar

A friend in the White House

  ~By Dilip Bobb   What exactly did President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi say to each other? Unlike Trump’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif, gleefully...
Inderjit Badhwar(In The Name Of The Poor)

As a young lad, I was glued, among other writers, especially to George Orwell. He was a good teacher. And the lesson which remains...
Tarek Fatah. Photo: Anil Shakya

Cut All Water Ties with Pakistan: Tarek Fatah

Pakistan-born Canadian writer and broadcaster TAREK FATAH is widely acclaimed as well as criticized for his strong anti-Pakistan views. He has openly opposed the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

Patriot Games

  By Dilip Bobb   Patriotism, to paraphrase a famous quote, is the last refuge of the politician. In India post-Uri, it has led to a series...
Naela Quadri Baloch. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Modi is a hero of all oppressed nations: Naela Quadri Baloch

Despite escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the militant attack on the Uri army base and the surgical strike on terrorist hideouts across...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

More Misses Than Hits

Though Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 has been amended, several lacunae still remain in the existing arbitral regime, creating confusion in the minds of...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, at Lahore, Pakistan

Indo-Pak ties: Handling a Hot Potato

Despite strident calls for action against our belligerent neighbour, Modi has realized that this is easier said than done. Deft handling and tightening security...
The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman - 1

The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman

Facebook posts and strategic pundits have been obsessed with how best to punish Pakistan for its support to the terrorists’ attack in India, the...
(L-R) Soldiers of the Indian Army take their positions near the site of a gun battle between the Indian security forces and militants on the outskirts of Srinagar (Photo: UNI); Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

Governments have deliberately downgraded the military: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

 At a time when the clouds of war are hovering over India and Pakistan, the armed forces, no doubt, stands united in countering any...
Silent protests in Maharashtra over the killing of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi village in Ahmednagar

Maharashtra: Uprising of the Marathas

The brutal gang rape and murder of a girl has led to protests across Maharashtra and a demand for reservations and abolishing of the...
Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

The Government of India has, for the first time, issued a gazette notification under Section 12(4) of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), putting...
BENGALURU, FEB 21 (UNI) :-Wing Walkers of Breitling aerobatic team performing during the 4th day Aero India 2015 at Yelanhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Saturday. UNI PHOTO -26U

Arms and the Middlemen

Josy Joseph describes the world of defense dealers and how major deals are struck in his book, A Feast of Vultures In modern India, national...
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Madras High Court bats for classical languages

In an outstanding judgment, the Madras High Court has said that Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia are classical languages, just like Tamil, bringing an...
Apprehensions about the new trafficking bill

Apprehensions about the new trafficking bill

The minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi, will be presenting the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill in parliament during...
Milk being poured at a tea stall. Photo: Bhawna Gaur

Milk—Toxic Cocktail Of Urea, Shampoo, Paint…

The Supreme Court ruling last fortnight directing the Center and states to amend laws to ensure stringent punishment for those guilty of adulterating milk...
Eunuchs dance to the Bollywood numbers on city roads during ‘Maha Rally’ as part of their ‘Akhil Bhartiya Manglamukhi Maha Sammelan’ in Jammu on Friday. Photo: UNI

Victory for Third Gender?

Though the Transgender Persons (Protection of rights) Bill 2016 is a welcome move, unless society changes its perception and abuse of transgenders, little progress will...
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Criminal tribes behind increased violence

The recent rape of a mother and daughter in UP has brought focus on these communities and their proclivity to crime By Murad Ali Baig People...
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India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
A security personnel stands in front of a closed shops at Amirakadal ascribed by a slongan “Burhan Still alive” a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander who was gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8 led authorities to clamp Curfew, restrictions in Shehar-e-Khas, down town and parts of Srinagar city following strike call by separatist organisations on the fourth consecutive day

Another Gory Chapter on Kashmir

As Kashmir explodes following the killing of Burhan Wani, it’s time we look back at its history. Each Indian PM has written his own...
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A ray of hope for diabetics

Diabetic girls no longer find it difficult to get a partner in Gujarat. A matchmaker bureau is helping them find an ideal soulmate. By Mahesh...
Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

In a major development towards speeding up the justice delivery system and reducing pendency, India’s first e-court was inaugurated recently at High Court of...
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Time to take stock of reforms

It was way back in 1991 that liberalization was initiated by the Narasimha Rao government. Twenty five years after, the benefits are still to...
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Surrogacy: Need for regulation

Surrogacy is a highly commercialized and exploitative business in India. A proposed law seeks to regulate hospitals and clinics involved in it while protecting...
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Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...
MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

  Even though the law and courts say that all persons, including children born between 1950 and 1987 to Tibetan refugees, are citizens of India...

More than 30 lakh cases yet to get another hearing date

Pendency of cases is a major issue that has affected the justice delivery system in India. It has stuck out like a sore thumb...

Telangana government restrains unruly lawyers

The Telangana government has issued a circular directing district collectors, superintendents of police and police commissioners of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Warangal to ensure that...

Competition Commission rules in favor of DCI

An Indian company and digital-cinema provider K Sera Sera recently accused Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) of indulging in anti-competitive activities under Section 3 of...

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at Texas varsity

In a landmark ruling, that will go a long way in establishing racial inclusion and ethnic diversity in university admissions in the US, the...

High on Pain

While amendment to this act was meant to make access to morphine and other such opioids easier for those suffering from pain, stringent jail...

The Fight Over Koh-i-Noor Diamond Resumes; Court Asks To File Affidavit In 6 Weeks

All India Human Rights & Social Justice Front (AIHRSJ) has filed a petition in Supreme Court, regarding return of Koh-i-Noor diamond from United Kingdom...

Govt’s Land Grab?

The Modi government has promulgated an ordinance that allows it to take over such property even if it has legal heirs who are Indian...

The concept of Nation

In the face of the JNU debate becoming increasingly complex, two JNU professors attempt to demystify the popular notions By Tithi Mukherjee As the auto skidded...

Doomed by Diesel

While the government’s diesel subsidies were meant to help the needy, its widespread use by all classes has had a deleterious effect on health,...

Letter From The Editor

We carry in this issue a chapter from President Pranab Mukherjee's book The Turbulent Years. It is a vivid account of a significant downturn...

“Govt must push ahead with reforms”

The state of the Indian economy has always exercised everyone as the future depends on it. The president of FICCI, HARSHAVARDHAN NEOTIA, who recently...

Mamma Mia!

While the proposed amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act have been welcomed, will the private sector find them financially viable or will it be...

Safety Net for Farmers?

The new insurance scheme for farmers comes as a ray of hope, but it has to be implemented properly if its full potential has...

Letter From The Editor

India’s Republic Day is commemorated each year with pomp and circumstance and is associated increasingly with a jingoistic display of military muscle in order...

Middling the ball

Team India must have heaved a sigh of relief seeing the batsman regain his touch against the Windies. But knowing Kohli’s pursuit of excellence,...

It’s kick-off time

The ten-week league kicking off from October promises to breathe life into the game in India and generate enough interest By Gaurav Kalra "Let's football” is...

Computer graveyard

Thousands of computers are illegally dismantled and recycled in the dirty lanes of Mustafabadf in north-east Delhi endangering health and environment. By Ramesh Menon Photos by:...

Grounding pilots’ flight

A DGCA directive has got pilots fuming, as they stand to lose their licenses if they don’t give six months’ notice before resigning and...

Najma Muslimatics

The minister’s statement shows an abysmal misreadings not only of the constitution but also of own party’s manifesto.  By Jagdish Sagar   Najma Heptullah, the new minister...

Will homosexuality finally be legal?

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege? India Legal team When Satish (name changed)...

India’s dragon woos China

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege?  Diva John If one were to observe...

Breach of Convention

A 2012 Comptroller and Auditor General report exposes how legislature’s authority was ignored by the Income Tax department while making refunds in crores. By Devendra Singh The...

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