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Allahabad HC Quashes FIR Against The Wire Editor, Siddharth Varadarajan and Reporter, Ismat Ara

FIR was filed against them for tweeting a report on the death of a protester in New Delhi during the Republic Day

26 May 2022 6:57 pm
Save G N Saibabas Life: Authorities Urged to act as Jailed Profs Health Worsens During Hunger Strike

The urgency of meeting G N Saibabas demands was underlined as his health is fast deteriorating due to the hunger strike.

26 May 2022 4:48 pm
West Bengal: Jalpaiguri BJP on Verge of Breaking up as Anger Simmers Against District Leadership

Many district office-bearers are moving away from organisational positions and have reportedly formed parallel committees, said sources.

26 May 2022 1:47 pm
The Continuing Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in India

As India celebrates its 75th year of independence with the Amrit Mahotsav, the glaring irony of a dysfunctional Parliament can no longer be ignored.

26 May 2022 11:46 am
Human Mania for Roadbuilding a Threat to Great Apex Predator Species

Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the worlds roads.

26 May 2022 8:00 am
Ukraine After 90 Days of War

Russias top priority has been to establish a land corridor to Crimea and put in place economic underpinnings for the regions development. That aim stands fulfilled.

26 May 2022 7:30 am
Unions Protest BJP Govts bid to Privatise Electricity in Puducherry

Around 500 employees of Puducherry Electricity Department went on a strike on May 23, demanding the central government withdraw its privatisation efforts.

25 May 2022 8:50 pm
Protests Erupt in Srinagar as NIA Court Awards Life Sentence to Separatist Yasin Malik

The PAGD termed the verdict as unfortunate and a setback to peace efforts. The NIA court has delivered its verdict but not justice, said its spokesperson.

25 May 2022 8:42 pm
CNN Probe Shows Veteran Al Jazeera Journo Deliberately Targeted by Israeli Forces

Videos corroborated by eyewitnesses, audio forensic analysis and an explosives weapons expert suggest that there were no armed Palestinians or combat when Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead.

25 May 2022 4:39 pm
Bhima Koregaon: Accused Sagar Gorkhe Goes on Hunger Strike Against Jail Authorities

Accused alleges harassment by jail authorities and denial of basic facilities, Co-accused Gautam Navlakha seeks special courts permission to use a mosquito net

25 May 2022 3:55 pm
Kerala: 2 PFI Men Arrested in Hate Slogan Row; DYFI Condemns Communal Agenda'

Police are trying to identify more people who shouted the slogans recited by the child from the video. While the child has not been identified yet, a special investigation team has been appointed to look into the incident.

25 May 2022 3:51 pm
US Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia Will Produce a Global Food Disaster

Indias halt of wheat exports will deal a further severe blow to countries in the Global South.

25 May 2022 3:50 pm
Kashmir: Cop Killed, Daughter Injured in Srinagar as Target Killings Continue Unabated

On the sidelines of the cops wreath-laying ceremony, IGP Kashmir said that the militants were targeting unarmed jawans of the army, police and CRPF while they are on leave.

25 May 2022 3:02 pm
Central Trade Unions Come Together to Save Bengal's Jute Industry

In the coming days, the unions will hold conventions and meetings before jute mill gates across the state on a 27-point demand charter.

25 May 2022 2:42 pm
Syrian Refugees in Turkey Turn Into a Political Pawn

Syrian refugees in Turkey are worried about Erdogan's plans to to relocate up to 1 million of them to safe areas inside Syria. Damascus is also unhappy, fearing a Turkish landgrab and the return of dissidents.

25 May 2022 12:25 pm
Without a Playground in his Area, Fruit Seller's son From Jammu Makes Debut in International Cricket

As soon as the news of Usman Malik's selection got out in the public domain, his well wishers thronged the streets and lifted his father on their shoulders.

25 May 2022 12:00 pm
World Food Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

The war is exacerbating the food crisis, but to end it, the United States must first realise no military solution to the conflict in Ukraine will bring about the defeat of Russia it seeks.

25 May 2022 9:00 am
25 May 2022 8:00 am
India Must Account for Human and Ecological Costs of Highway Expansion

Highways link regions and improve connectivity, but the break-neck pace of construction comes at a human, environmental, and social cost that cannot be ignored.

25 May 2022 7:00 am
Khoj Khabar: Mosque After Mosque, Hate is the Agenda, not Search for God; Hyderabad's Fake Encounter Poses Big Questions

In this episode of Khoj Khabar, senior journalist Bhasha Singh, while exposing the hateful agenda of searching for God in one mosque after another, asks BJP governments whether it was appropriate to count the steps taken against Muslims as achievements.

24 May 2022 8:41 pm
National Convention for Working Women Resolves to Strengthen Organisation in New Sectors

The Convention, in which delegates from various states participated noted how across the country, women were facing harassment in their workplaces, and that there was disparity in pay structures for working women, particularly in private offices.

24 May 2022 1:59 pm
Bank Unions Demand Gurumurthy's Sacking From RBI Board for Offensive Comments Against Bank Employees

In a speech attended by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Gurumurthy addressed public sector bank employees as scums.

24 May 2022 1:55 pm
Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991: A Shield for Indian Secularism?

The suit at the Varanasi district court is not legally sustainable as it aims to alter or change the religious character of the Gyanvapi mosque complex, which fits the definition of place of worship as given under the Act.

24 May 2022 11:41 am
The Dangers of App-Based Delivery Work

Though new delivery startups boast of record investment earnings, many of their workers complain about tiring labor, poor compensation and organizational issues. Paul Krantz reports from Berlin.

24 May 2022 8:30 am
Sometimes Firmness Stops More Problems From Fracturing the FutureSanjay Hegde

The senior advocate in the Supreme Court explains the interaction between courts, lawyers, and society when it comes to controversial issues.

24 May 2022 8:00 am
HNL is now KPPL: Kerala Govt Scripts Revival Story of Central PSU

When the Centre decided to sell HNL to private parties on a massive disinvestment drive, the Kerala government stepped in to take over the paper products manufacturer.

23 May 2022 6:59 pm
Maliyana Massacre: 35 Years, 800 Court Dates on, No Justice for Victims Yet

The Allahabad High Court has directed the UP Government on April 19, 2021, to file a counter-affidavit as its reply to a writ petition (PIL) seeking re-investigation into the alleged killing of 72 Muslims in Meeruts Maliyana village by UP PAC on May 23, 1987, and other custodial killings during 1987 Meerut riots. The trial has been going on in the Maliyana case in a session court in Meerut for the last 35 years. According to the petitioners, in this case, key documents, including the FIR, have g

23 May 2022 6:51 pm
Sport's Serious Problem with 'Sextortion'

The nature of organized sport can perpetuate the issue of sextortion, according to an international anti-corruption body. High-profile sexual abuse cases in sport have drawn attention but the problems run deep.

23 May 2022 6:25 pm
Massive Rise in Soybean Seeds Prices Clouds Record Cultivation in Maharashtra

A 30 kg seed bag will cost Rs 3,900-Rs 4,350 as against the 2021 price of Rs 2,250.

23 May 2022 4:54 pm
TN: Lack of Political Will, a Boost to Erring Stone Quarries

The government of Tamil Nadu has announced a slew of measures to inspect quarries across the state, only after four workers died in an accident in Tirunelveli district due to violations of rules.

23 May 2022 4:48 pm
Whose Media Freedom? Whose Media Order?

As India slips on Press Freedom rankings, with growing cases of intimidation and muzzling of rights, there is need to save media freedom as well as the freedom of association to form unions.

23 May 2022 3:43 pm
76-Year-Old Gandhian Ashram for Girl Education in Hills Lagging Behind as it Struggles to Modernise

Lakshmi Ashram was set up back in 1946 by a British woman known as Katherine Mary Heilman, popularly known as Sarala Devi.

23 May 2022 12:55 pm
Melting Himalayan Glaciers to Affect Food Production in South Asia

The highest glaciers are melting rapidly and will have a tremendous impact on peoples livelihood: ICIMOD study

23 May 2022 12:47 pm
US: Theories Emerge for Mysterious Liver Illnesses in Children Across Countries

The best available evidence points to a common stomach bug adenovirus 41 -- that isn't known to cause liver problems in healthy kids. It was detected in the blood of stricken children, say health officials.

23 May 2022 12:35 pm
SIPRI: From Climate to War, World Entering a Critical Era

The world is not ready for an age in which environmental degradation meets increased armed conflict, suggests a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

23 May 2022 12:03 pm
CSTO Wont be Drawn Into Ukraine War

None of the leaders from Central Asia even referred publicly to the Ukraine war as a topic of urgent concern for CSTO.

23 May 2022 11:48 am
Mainstream News Speaks for the Elite

Mainstream news organisations have increasingly become the voices of the rich and the powerful.

22 May 2022 6:46 pm
The Bulldozer Blues

So you can imagine our collective surprise when one morning a bulldozer rumbled into the village, fortunately without Anjana Om Kashyap perched on the bonnet.

22 May 2022 3:00 pm
Will Gyanvapi Dispute Cause More Strife or is the Temple-Mosque Gambit Over?

A slew of litigations is pending in various religious places, including a challenge to the 1991 Act that prohibits any change in the status quo.

22 May 2022 8:00 am
DU Students, Teachers Slam Professors Arrest Over Shivling Comment

The protesters said that the arrest is a signal to silence critics, including professors, by the Modi government.

21 May 2022 6:54 pm
Govt Attacking Ambedkar in the Name of Panchteerth

In this interview, senior journalist Bhasha Singh is talking about thePanchteerth announced by the Modi Govt.

21 May 2022 6:51 pm
Tribal Displacement for Irrigation Project in Southern Gujarat

In southern part of Gujarat namely Valsad, Navsari, Dang Districts a lot of people have been living in fear of displacement.

21 May 2022 6:49 pm
Why is Ailing Lalu Being Targetted Again; Wrath of Hindutva on Two Dalit Professors

What is the political implication of CBI raids on former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and his family on more than a dozen locations?

21 May 2022 6:46 pm
MP: BJP Leader Booked for Killing a 65-Year-Old After Mistaking him for a Muslim

A viral video shows BJP leader Dinesh Kushwaha assaulting the 65-year-old Bhawarlal Jain after the former mistook the latter for being a Muslim.

21 May 2022 5:53 pm
Shutdown in Parts of Srinagar to Mark Death Anniversaries of Hurriyat Leaders

The separatist amalgam had urged people on Wednesday to visit the Eidgah, where Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone were laid to rest, and offer prayers for them.

21 May 2022 4:45 pm
Flights, Tourism in Kashmir Not a Sign of Normalcy: Omar Abdullah

The NC vice-president, who arrived in Jammu today after his visit to areas of Pir Panjal valley, argued that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government believes that the situation is peaceful, they should hold elections in the UT.

20 May 2022 6:51 pm
TN: Chennai Sanitation Workers Strike Reaches Fifth Day

The ruling DMK-government supported their demand for job regularisation when it was the opposition party in the previous regime, but has now turned a blind eye to their concerns.

20 May 2022 6:31 pm
Chhattisgarh: Incomplete, Incompetent Strategy is Making Tackling Sickle Cell Disease Difficult

Further, the Sickle Cell Institute in Raipur stands choked by corrupt activities. In recent months, financial irregularities worth crores have allegedly taken place.

20 May 2022 5:47 pm
Bihar: Kumhar Labourers in Gaya Struggle as Market Declines

While the summers increase the demand for articles such as clay cups and earthen pots, this doesn't translate into much employment. In general, most kumhars are leaving the art and the tradition seems to be in decline.

20 May 2022 5:44 pm
Maharashtra Onion Farmers hit by Falling Rates, Pre-monsoon

The price of a quintal of onion has fallen to Rs 400-Rs 600 from Rs 1,500 a month ago.

20 May 2022 1:48 pm