Through Manto, how Nandita Das understood fence-sitters better, and employed cinema to evoke empathy
Only a year since her film Manto (2018) took her across the world to a myriad festivals and meets, Nandita Das is on the road yet again, with Saadat Hasan continuing to keep her faithful company. Firstpost catches up with the actor-director turned writer in Kolkata, and talks about her journey with Manto, her politics, and the only kind of people she wishes to engage with at present.
Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC tells Gujarat govt to give Rs 50 lakh compensation, job and accommodation to 2002 riots survivor within two weeks
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Gujarat government to give within two weeks Rs 50 lakh compensation, a job and an accommodation of choice to Bilkis Bano, who was gang raped when she was five months pregnant during the 2002 riots in the state
PM Narendra Modi movie review: Vivek Oberoi hams his way through an unwittingly farcical, comical hagiography
PM Narendra Modi is a highly fictionalised account of the present Indian prime minister’s life.
'What if someone links Narendra Modi with Godhra?': Amarinder Singh hits out at PM over 1984 anti-Sikh riots remark
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting the Congress and the Gandhi family over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said what if someone linked the PM with the 2002 riots in Gujarat's Godhra
Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to sack Narendra Modi in 2002, but LK Advani stalled it, claims Yashwant Sinha
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Friday claimed the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was set to dismiss Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister at the time, after the 2002 post-Godhra riots, but withheld the decision as then home minister LK Advani had threatened to resign from the Cabinet on the issue
Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi was informed by the Gujarat government that action has been taken against the erring police officials in the Bilkis Bano case.
Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court asks Gujarat govt to take action against errant cops, including IPS officer, in two weeks
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna asked the Gujarat government to complete the disciplinary action within two weeks initiated against the erring officials in the Bilkis Bano case indicted by the Bombay High Court
PM Narendra Modi: Final version of biopic trailer, starring Vivek Oberoi, reportedly removes Godhra reference
PM Narendra Modi, directed by Omung Kumar, will release on 5 April.
Naroda Patiya case: SC grants bail to Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi on medical grounds, notes he is blind, bedridden, deaf
The Supreme Court has granted bail to Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, the key accused in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre, on medical grounds.
Narendra Modi conferred Seoul Peace Prize for 'Modinomics', Act East Policy: All you need to know about the award
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be awarded the Seoul Peace Prize 2018 during his two-day South Korea visit starting Thursday. Modi, the fourteenth recipient of the prize, became the first Indian to have been conferred the prestigious award.
Makers of The Accidental Prime Minister complicit in BJP's design to disparage Singh, demonise Gandhis
Given the BJP’s record of stalling the release of films it considers inimical to its interest, The Accidental Prime Minister becomes an eloquent example of essentially illiberal forces exploiting the liberal ethos to spin propaganda
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday defended the party's Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath over allegations of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying the charges were not proven in the court of law.
2002 Gujarat riots: SC defers hearing on Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Narendra Modi to 26 November
A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said, "The matter will take some time for hearing. The plea will be heard on 26 November".
In September last year, Shah had appeared as a defence witness for Kodnani, who had requested the court to summon him to prove her alibi —that she was present in the Assembly and later at the Sola Civil Hospital on the day the 2002 riots broke out and not at Naroda Gam
Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya massacre case: How BJP leader went from 'kingpin of riot' to acquittal
The Gujarat High Court acquitted Maya Kodnani of all charges, following witnesses turning hostile, judges recusing themselves, and the SIT choosing not to seek an enhancement of Kodnani's sentence
TDP pulls out of NDA: Bitterness between Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu has a deep, complex history
On the face of it, Chandrababu Naidu's decision to quit the NDA was because it was unwilling to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Gujarat Election 2017: SC Ayodhya hearing has provided BJP fresh ammunition against Congress, feel Muslims
The recent Supreme Court hearing about the Ayodhya dispute, has provided much needed ammunition for the BJP in Gujarat Assembly Elections
Godhra is the place where Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time in 1917 and felt drawn to the struggle for Indian independence.
Jaya Jaitly has accused the Congress of having a hand in the Tehelka sting 'Operation West End' in her autobiography.
The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday sought the state government's response by 16 November on activist Teesta Setalvad's petition.