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Savarkar Bowed Before the British, Rahul Gandhi is Merely Shedding Light on it

After years of soft-pedalling on issues that paved the avenues for BJP's electoral consolidation, Rahul Gandhi believes that a spade must be called a spade, or VD Savarkar must be called out for what he was: a pusillanimous apologist.

27 Mar 2023 12:56 pm
SC Overturns its own Decade-old Law, Says Membership of Banned Organisation an Offence

On Friday, a three-judge bench comprising Justices M.R. Shah, C.T. Ravikumar and Sanjay Karol held that the division bench could not have read down the provisions of the TADA and the UAPA to mean that over and above the membership of a banned organisation.

27 Mar 2023 11:45 am
Opp MPs Meet at Parliament Complex, Some Wear Black Clothes to Protest Rahul's Disqualification

Opposition discusses strategy to take forward the Adani issue as well as Rahul Gandhi's disqualification matter in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

27 Mar 2023 11:37 am
Zwigato Director Nandita Das on Kapil Sharma, Censorship, and More

Zwigato, a film thatfocuses on gig economy workers has received critical acclaim following its recent release. The film's narrative centres aroundthe impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the jobs and lives of gig workers.

26 Mar 2023 6:02 pm
How BJP and Modi Have Changed in the Last Decade

Senior journalist Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay's book 'Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times' came in the year 2013.

26 Mar 2023 4:02 pm
TN This Week: House in Session, Online Gaming Ban Re-adopted

NewsClick brings you a round-up of the happenings this week in Tamil Nadu.

26 Mar 2023 1:57 pm
KL This Week: LDF Condemns Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification, Congress Seeks CPI(M)s Support for By-election

NewsClick brings you a round-up of important happenings in Kerala during the week.

26 Mar 2023 1:09 pm
MP: HC and Lawyers at Loggerheads Over Pending Cases, Thousands on Strike

Lawyers in MP have boycotted the lower courts and all three benches of the High Court, demanding withdrawal of the notification on pending cases.

26 Mar 2023 12:27 pm
Law Ministry Data Shows Steady Increase In Release of Undertrial Prisoners Over 4 Years

The UTRC was a concept formulated by the Supreme Court in a landmark case of 2015 where it took note of high number of undertrials in prisons

26 Mar 2023 8:15 am
Too Late to Save the Great Indian Bustard

Power companies are not interested in saving the critically endangered bird.

26 Mar 2023 8:10 am
Tamil Nadu Budget 2023-24: A Bit Here, a Bit There!

In his third budget speech on March 20, 2023, he has noted the Union governments refusal to extend GST compensation, but has been far less vocal on the issue of Union-State financial relations.

26 Mar 2023 8:00 am
MGNREGA Flounders in Fund Crunch and Tech Trap Squeeze

Mandatory digital attendance has led to 10% decline in work.

26 Mar 2023 8:00 am
Whats Wrong With Law of Defamation?

The defamation lawsuit that led to Congress party leader Rahul Gandhis two-year conviction and disqualification from membership of the Lok Sabha has created a massive political controversy.

25 Mar 2023 8:59 pm
Delhi: NREGA Workers Protest Completes 30 Days, no Response from Govt yet

The NREGA Sangharsh Morcha condemned the detention of activists and students in a public meeting in DU on challenges facing NREGA.

25 Mar 2023 8:31 pm
UP: Power Employees Hold Demonstration Against 'Breach Of Promise' By UPPCL

They warned that if legal action against several regular and contractual employees was not withdrawn, they would hold a bigger demonstration on March 28.

25 Mar 2023 6:51 pm
Rail Line Linking Kashmir Valley to Country to be Ready by Year-End: Minister

On lack of connectivity, particularly in Eastern Ladakh, Ashwini Vaishnaw said close to 500 new towers have been sanctioned for the Ladakh UT.

25 Mar 2023 6:45 pm
US Bank Crisis: Darkness Behind Glitter of Start-up World | Aunindyo Chakravarty

A few weeks ago, the Silicon Valley Bank, which focused on giving loans to start-ups in the US, collapsed.

25 Mar 2023 6:20 pm
Rahul's Disqualification and the Reality of BJP's Love for OBCs

Lok Sabha membership of Rahul Gandhi was terminated. Now the ruling party is trying its best to ensure that the opposition does not get any sympathy or political benefit from this episode.

25 Mar 2023 6:18 pm
Karnataka Government Scraps Reservation for Muslims

Muslims were entitled to 4% reservation in public sector jobs and education under the 2B category of the state OBC quota.

25 Mar 2023 6:14 pm
Haryana- Unseasonal Rain a Disaster for Farmers, Crops Heavily Damaged!

This season, the unpredictable weather is testing the farmers.

25 Mar 2023 5:44 pm
Did Rahul Gandhi Pay the Price of Speaking on Adani?

Is Rahul Gandhi paying the price of speaking on Gautam Adani by losing his Lok Sabha membership?

25 Mar 2023 5:39 pm
WB: Left Front to Hold State-Wide Protests Against Stoppage of MGNREGA Allocation by Centre

If there are irregularities in MGNREGA accounts, punish the guilty. Why bring work to a standstill in the state? said LF chairman Biman Basu.

25 Mar 2023 4:14 pm
Tripura University VC's Push for Devnagari Reignites Debate on Script for Kokborok Language

Many tribal groups and political parties, including the TIPRA Motha and NDA ally IPFT, have demanded Constitutional recognition of Kokborok with Roman script for the language.

25 Mar 2023 3:51 pm
Key Question is Who Invested Rs 20,000cr in Adani Shell Firms? Ill Keep Asking: Rahul Gandhi

Will Keep fighting for democracy even if disqualified permanently from Parliament or jailed, said the Congress leader.

25 Mar 2023 3:48 pm
J&K: Call for Unity as Parties Condemn Rahul Gandhi's Expulsion

SH: JKNC spokesperson Ifra Jan said that the haste with which the Lok Sabha Secretary has moved to disqualify Rahul Gandhi suggests that this is more about politics than it is about the law.

25 Mar 2023 3:10 pm
Haryana: CAG Report Says Benefits Worth Rs 42 Cr Under PM KISAN Disbursed to Non-Eligible Beneficiaries

Report blames improper identification, non-verification and lapses in the monitoring of the scheme

25 Mar 2023 2:11 pm
Bhagat Singh's Dream of Freedom Not Fulfilled Yet, Say Left Leaders in West Bengal on His Martyrdom Day

They said that the stories centred around Bhagat Singh were undoubtedly patriotic and secular, but the current fascist build-up in the country was trying to promote him by subverting his hallmark rationalism and scientific temper.

25 Mar 2023 1:41 pm
Plea in SC Against Automatic Disqualification Upon Conviction of 2 Years

The plea claims that automatic disqualification restrains elected representatives from freely discharging their duties cast upon by the voters of their respective constituencies, which is against the principles of democracy.

25 Mar 2023 1:37 pm
Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav Appears Before CBI; Sister Misa Questioned by ED

Further Investigation being done based on fresh inputs gathered in alleged land for jobs case in 2004-09.

25 Mar 2023 12:48 pm
Cartoon Click: Democracy Bulldozed!

Congress leader Rahul Gandhis fast & furious disqualification as Lok Sabha MP has tarred Indias image as worlds largest democracy.

25 Mar 2023 12:33 pm
The Long Arm of Washington Extends Into Africas Sahel

US interests in Niger are largely about military bases in Agadez and Niamey.

25 Mar 2023 11:58 am
Why Has Rahul Gandhi Ceased to be an MP After His Conviction? An Explainer

When a person ceases to be a legislator without an opportunity to bring their matter to appeal, it is not just a travesty of justice for the legislator concerned, but is also dangerous to democracy.

25 Mar 2023 11:56 am
No Cool Helicopters to Save Those at Risk of Cholera

An ongoing pandemic of cholera puts at risk the lives of thousands of people around the world, as shown by a growing number of outbreaks in different regions. In order to address it, there is a need for a strong health system response, adequate supply of cholera kits, vaccines, and improved surveillance, apart from access to safe water and sanitation

25 Mar 2023 11:46 am
Karnataka Elections: Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar in Congress First List

The principal opposition party in the current Assembly, which is aiming to wrest power from BJP, has announced candidates for 124 constituencies.

25 Mar 2023 11:27 am
IPCC Report: The Worlds Standing on a Burning Deck

Some climate impacts have already or are rapidly approaching irreversible changes.

25 Mar 2023 8:00 am
Maharashtra: Tribal Farmers Struggling for Land Ownership Since Independence

The faulty implementation of the Forest Rights Act has further added to their woes.

25 Mar 2023 8:00 am
Rahul Gandhi Disqualified from Parliament, What Next?

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from Parliament after being sentenced to two years by a Surat court in a defamationcase regarding 'Modi' surname.

24 Mar 2023 10:46 pm
Rahul Disqualified From Lok Sabha

In this episode of India Ki Baat, senior journalists Bhasha Singh, Urmilesh and Abhisar Sharma discuss whether Rahul Gandhi has been fully trapped by BJP and if the opposition would be able to come together to fight this. T

24 Mar 2023 8:02 pm
Unseasonal Rain and Hailstorm Increasing Farmers' Woes

In this NewsClick video, farmers share their pain regarding the damage caused by unseasonal rains. A few are in a state of shock, while some say they do not have any source of food left.

24 Mar 2023 7:54 pm
Delhi: Street Vendors Submit Memo Against Forceful Eviction by MCD Ahead of G20 Meet

In preparation of the upcoming summit, city officials have been pushing out Rehri Patri hawkers without offering them alternatives.

24 Mar 2023 6:25 pm
Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Terms Rahul's Disqualification as Violent Attack on Democracy'

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday termed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a violent attack on democracy by the Sangh Parivar. Gandhi was convicted and sentenced to two years in jail by a Surat court on Wednesday in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his Modi surname remark. A day later, the LS Secretariat in a notification said that his disqualification was effective from March 23 -- the day of his conviction.

24 Mar 2023 6:13 pm
Surat Court Throws Rule-Book, Baby, Bathwater and Tub of Criminal Defamation at Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leaders unprecedented two-year conviction kicks the disqualification ball into the Election Commissions court.

24 Mar 2023 6:08 pm
Karnataka: Nagarhole Tribal Communities Fight for Re-entry to Their Forest Homes

The indigenous communities have been barred from entering the forest to visit their sacred sites and burial grounds, even though they were promised access at the time of resettlement.

24 Mar 2023 5:51 pm
J&K Govt Asks Its Employees to Stay away from Discussions or Criticism on Social Media

The employees, however, are allowed to use social media platforms to defend and explain to the public the policies of the government for the purpose of, according to the order, countering misapprehensions and disloyal and seditious propaganda.

24 Mar 2023 5:47 pm
Tamil Nadu: Ground Being Prepared for Worker-Peasant Rally on April 5

The joint campaigns by CITU, AIKS, and AIAWU seek a life of dignity and security, free from fear and hatred toward one another.

24 Mar 2023 5:22 pm
Assam: SFI Hunger Strike Enters Fifth Day Demanding Independent Enquiry of Paper Leak Case

Unprecedented anomalies found in class X board examination, the only one that SEBA conducts in a year

24 Mar 2023 5:13 pm
BBC Documentary: Several Students Manhandled, 'Detained' During Protest in Delhi Varsity

The students were sitting on indefinite strike to protest against debarring of two students for allegedly participating in a screening of the documentary on PM Modi.

24 Mar 2023 4:39 pm
Lok Sabha Speaker Disqualifies Rahul Gandhi; Cong Says Will Fight 'Legally and Politically'

Following disqualification, Gandhi will not be able to contest elections for 8 years unless a higher court stays his conviction and sentence.

24 Mar 2023 3:09 pm
Twists and Turns in Rahul Gandhis Defamation Trial

One unsual aspect that confounded top lawyers is the complainant seeking a stay on the trial.

24 Mar 2023 3:04 pm
Environment: We are not Acting at the Scale of Devastation Around us, Says CSE Report

The CSE's Annual State of Indias Environment Report highlights the need for a global common minimum programme that is inclusive.

24 Mar 2023 3:00 pm