Polity

Cricket’s new order

The Supreme Court has named a four-member Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India as part of a continuing judicial exercise to reform the way the body is administering the game.


This land is their land

Eminent domain is a colonial doctrine imported by the colonial government to India and retained by the independent Indian state


Economic Survey wants modification of FRBM Act

The N.K Singh panel had submitted a report on FRBM.  


SHRC for law to help children with disabilities

Deformities due to medical negligence in focus


The enemy within

Not ideological affinity, but prospects of power and pelf determine the making and unmaking of political alliances.


SC refuses govt. plea to stop hearing on judicial vacancies

We cannot run away from our own cause, the Chief Justice told the Attorney General


Students skip mid-day meal cooked by Dalit

Over 60 students of a government primary school in Madhya Pradesh, 16 of them from the Scheduled Caste category, have been skipping their mid-day meal cooked by a Dalit woman for the last few months.


SC junks petition against President, calls it ‘malicious’

‘No litigant can be permitted to browbeat or malign the system’


We were not raped, tribal girls tell HC

Refuting the claims of some activists about the alleged gang-rape of two tribal girls from Chhattisgarh by C-60 commandos in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra


HC raps government for crackdown on protesters

The police and the government had justified the lathi-charge against the protesters, alleging that a mob had attacked the police and resorted to stone-pelting and arson.


Choked by the Global Gag Rule

The Gag Rule only applies to the promotion of abortion as a means of family planning, not abortion after a sexual attack


SC cites Chola king in order

How Manu Needhi Chozhan inspired generations of judges was revealed in a Supreme Court order


EC renews plea to RBI for higher cash withdrawals

Commission wants cap raised to Rs. 2 lakh per week for candidates in five poll-bound States


Court stops Trump’s travel ban order

Protests erupt at many U.S. airports where passengerswere detained


Mayawati’s risky calculus

After the shock of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when it got no seats in Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party has sought to forge a Dalit-Muslim alliance to revive its fortunes in the coming Assembly elections in the State.


The politics of demonetisation

The Prime Minister has repeatedly offered the trope of nationalism so that anyone opposing demonetisation is denounced as corrupt and anti-national


Bracing for the bull run

It is not even taming the bull. You hold on to the hump. Not too tight, because the bull then controls you. Not too loose, because you’re then thrown off - R. Kannan of Palamedu


Farmers’ deaths a human rights issue: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and the States to explain whether there was a lifeline, including a comprehensive insurance plan, for farmers to end the vicious circle plaguing the agriculture sector.


Decks cleared for posting of Karnataka Lokayukta

Vishwanatha Shetty  


Women and invisible work

The question is, in the real world, outside Dangal , who is going to do the work that girls are liberated from?