Governments abhor getting their scripts wrong, but to get the line wrong on India’s most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim, is particularly difficult to live down.
Film star Salman Khan’s jail term of five years in the case of running over a pavement dweller and injuring four in Mumbai nearly 13 years ago has proved that though the delivery of justice is slow in India, there is justice in the end. This is the second instance of a Bollywood star being convicted in recent years.
India has a plethora of laws governing the country’s forests. But strange as this may sound, it does not have any definition of forests and forest land in the two major central acts: The Indian Forest Act 1927 and the Forest Conservation Act 1980.
The relentless pummelling of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) for seven weeks starting in early July last year shocked and outraged the world.
The NJAC resets the balance among the organs of State which the judiciary had skewed since the 1990s
Arvind Kejriwal needs to stop the blame game and get down to the business of governing
There is also a dearth of structural engineers who can do this work. While it is the duty of the government to inspect and do the needful, citizens also should not shy away from taking responsibility.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has rolled back a proposal for an independent public debt management agency (PDMA), defusing tension between the government and RBI, with the latter retaining its status as the sole regulator of State bonds.
The fact that the police are not cooperative in most cases of public molestation is well known, the inherent implication being that the victim somehow asked for it either owing to her behaviour or her manner of dressing or simply by being outside at a late hour.
The dispute is not whether or not there should be punishment for adolescents but what the appropriate method should be
The future of Afghanistan has long been entwined with the security of India. Though there are many reasons why New Delhi should be friendly with Kabul, the hard kernel lies in the common interest of the two countries in tempering Pakistan’s sponsorship of Islamic militancy.
The Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) victory in the municipal elections in West Bengal, amid reports of violence and intimidation, is similar to the local body polls of 2010, when it seemed almost certain that the Left Front would go out of power the next year.
India’s Daughter filmmaker Leslee Udwin had a chance to discuss the ban on the film with the world watching. Sharing her stage was Barkha Dutt at the sixth women in the world event. Sexual violence and harassment women face across the world is what we should target, not films that bring them in focus.
In times of such a calamity donate wisely, keeping in mind the needs of the affected
Pakistan must trace the killers of the rights activist; otherwise it risks international opprobrium.