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Fifteen years of 1971: This lesser known National Award-winning film is a tribute to India's Prisoners of War
Entertainment

Fifteen years of 1971: This lesser known National Award-winning film is a tribute to India's Prisoners of War

1971 is subversive in how it consistently maintains a lightness in tone even as the POW officers plan their escape during the India Pakistan war.

How reductive is 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, Apple TV+'s new docuseries
Entertainment

How reductive is 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, Apple TV+'s new docuseries

Was 1971 the gold standard for pop, rock and soul? Any answer would be drenched in subjectivity. But it was absolutely an exit point from the ’60s into a hectic new era, hard to define but rich in conflict and possibility.

Cannot extend ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion, reproductive autonomy does not outweigh State's interest in protecting life of foetus, Centre tells SC
India

Cannot extend ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion, reproductive autonomy does not outweigh State's interest in protecting life of foetus, Centre tells SC

The Centre's reply came on a plea which has challenged the constitutional validity of section 3(2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 by which the ceiling of 20 weeks is fixed for an abortion.

Narendra Modi scripts remarkable victory for NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, places BJP in a unique political space
Politics

Narendra Modi scripts remarkable victory for NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, places BJP in a unique political space

As trends indicate, he is set to romp home with a decisive mandate. If the BJP allies are taken along, the NDA’s victory is stunningly comprehensive.

SC holds advocate guilty of contempt: Judicious use of law by courts renders reexamination unnecessary
India

SC holds advocate guilty of contempt: Judicious use of law by courts renders reexamination unnecessary

The test which is thus applied by the court to decide on the contempt action is the “test of erosion of public confidence”.

SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges
India

SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges

The Supreme Court (SC), as is the case with any higher court, has a power to reprimand anyone who it finds is in its contempt. This power is known as contempt of court.

Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi hails soldiers who participated in 1971 India-Pakistan War
India

Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi hails soldiers who participated in 1971 India-Pakistan War

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday hailed the soldiers who fought the 1971 India-Pakistan War on the occasion of Vijay Diwas

Venkaiah Naidu hits out at Pakistan, warns Islamabad against 'forgetting 1971 defeat'
India

Venkaiah Naidu hits out at Pakistan, warns Islamabad against 'forgetting 1971 defeat'

Hitting out at Pakistan for "aiding and abetting terror", NDA's vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reminded it not to forget what happened in 1971

Sushma Swaraj's visa threat to Amazon is an unfortunate justification of hyper-nationalist bullying
India

Sushma Swaraj's visa threat to Amazon is an unfortunate justification of hyper-nationalist bullying

Sushma Swaraj's outright bullying of Amazon has once again brought attention to the belligerent, nationalistic culture the Narendra Modi government has been encouraging and promoting since it came to power

Amazon-Tricolour controversy aptly explains why 'monolithic liberalism' is facing a global crisis
India

Amazon-Tricolour controversy aptly explains why 'monolithic liberalism' is facing a global crisis

When it comes to the law, Amazon's 'marketplace' model may provide it with a certain legal immunity since the product was not part of its inventory.

1971 India-Pakistan War: The divergent narratives around the liberation of Bangladesh
World

1971 India-Pakistan War: The divergent narratives around the liberation of Bangladesh

India celebrates 'Vijay Diwas', the 45th anniversary of its military victory against Pakistan.

First e-mail was sent 40 years ago
News & Analysis

First e-mail was sent 40 years ago

E-Mail might be slowly becoming obsolete, as communication mediums continue to evolve over the decades.