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Rereading Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan on his 107th birth anniversary
Arts & Culture

Rereading Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan on his 107th birth anniversary

Khushwant Singh's Train To Pakistan stumbles into individual feelings, instead of statistics, the human psyche instead of politics. Because when something like Partition becomes so catastrophic, we often remove the human out of it.

'Collaboration' strong term for constituted SIT, SC says on Zakia Jafri's charge
India

'Collaboration' strong term for constituted SIT, SC says on Zakia Jafri's charge

Zakia Jafri, the wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed at Gulberg society in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002 during the violence, has challenged the SIT's clean chit to 64 people

Gujarat riots: SC to hear Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Narendra Modi on 13 April
India

Gujarat riots: SC to hear Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Narendra Modi on 13 April

The apex court set the next date to accommodate requests of senior advocates in the case who are also a part of the ongoing Maratha reservation hearing

2002 Godhra riots: SC hearing of Zakia Jafri's plea challenging SIT decision to give clean chit to Narendra Modi set for 14 April
India

2002 Godhra riots: SC hearing of Zakia Jafri's plea challenging SIT decision to give clean chit to Narendra Modi set for 14 April

Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed 14 April for hearing a plea by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots.

Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva
India

Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva

This is not the first time Jai Shri Ram was used as a rallying call to assert the idea of a muscular Hindu Rashtra. The chant has long been used to create a divisive politics of hate, starting with the violence in Ayodhya and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.

Pulwama attack a 'BJP conspiracy just like Godhra, claims ex-Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela; alleges govt uses terrorism to win polls
Politics

Pulwama attack a 'BJP conspiracy just like Godhra, claims ex-Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela; alleges govt uses terrorism to win polls

Talking to media persons, the former Gujarat chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela said terrorism is used by the BJP government to win elections and a number of terrorist attacks have taken place in the last five years.

Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor
India

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.

Gulbarg massacre survivor to contest against Amit Shah in Gandhinagar; says will ensure justice for victims from Parliament
Politics

Gulbarg massacre survivor to contest against Amit Shah in Gandhinagar; says will ensure justice for victims from Parliament

Firoz Khan Pathan, who is contesting against Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, highlighted the need for a strong leader to fight for justice for Gulbarg society massacre victims.

Burying the Massacred: In the Shade of Kalandari
long-reads

Burying the Massacred: In the Shade of Kalandari

In the testimonies of those who survived the “dhamaal” of 2002, especially the survivors from Gulbarg Society and Naroda Patiya, Kalandari Kabristan is an oft-named place, because it is here that they buried their dead.

Narendra Modi conferred Seoul Peace Prize for 'Modinomics', Act East Policy: All you need to know about the award
India

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
India

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

NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India
India

NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India

In interrogations by the NIA, half the suspects said communalism — ranging from riots to compulsory yoga practice — led them to join the Islamic State. Barely half of them cited the global Islamist project that underpins the Islamic State

Authors, publisher of textbook booked in Assam for calling Modi-led Gujarat govt 'silent spectator' to post-Godhra riots
India

Authors, publisher of textbook booked in Assam for calling Modi-led Gujarat govt 'silent spectator' to post-Godhra riots

The complainants in Assam claimed that the authors and publisher were trying to paint an "ill image" of Narendra Modi with the book's content on the Gujarat riots.

Accused of burning Sabarmati Express, Farooq Bhana, Imran Sheru given life sentence by Gujarat HC; incident led to 2002 Godhra riots
India

Accused of burning Sabarmati Express, Farooq Bhana, Imran Sheru given life sentence by Gujarat HC; incident led to 2002 Godhra riots

Farooq Bhana, who was arrested near Godhra in May 2016, has been described by the police as a key conspirator in the burning of the train, which had left 59 people dead

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM rose above hardline politics, was last Indian politician to be universally revered
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM rose above hardline politics, was last Indian politician to be universally revered

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last Indian politician who was universally loved, respected and perhaps even revered.

Naroda Patiya riot case: SIT says Maya Kodnani was present at spot for around 10 minutes, instigated mob
India

Naroda Patiya riot case: SIT says Maya Kodnani was present at spot for around 10 minutes, instigated mob

The SPP said that the records of her mobile tower locations suggest that she reached Sola area at around 10 am. Citing the testimonies of eyewitnesses, Vyas said that people of that area saw Kodnani at Naroda Gam during the morning.

Gujarat Election 2017: SC Ayodhya hearing has provided BJP fresh ammunition against Congress, feel Muslims
Politics

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

Pranab Mukherjee says meeting Baba Ramdev in 2011 to dissuade him from launching fast was misjudgement
India

Pranab Mukherjee says meeting Baba Ramdev in 2011 to dissuade him from launching fast was misjudgement

Pranab Mukherjee in the third volume of his autobiography, The Coalition Years-1996-2012, recalls some of the most discussed and controversial happenings from Indian political history

Pranab Mukherjee says 2002 Gujarat riots biggest blot on Vajpayee govt, cost BJP 2004 polls
Politics

Pranab Mukherjee says 2002 Gujarat riots biggest blot on Vajpayee govt, cost BJP 2004 polls

The 2002 riots in Gujarat could have cost the BJP the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, says former President Pranab Mukherjee

Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage
India

Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage

Following are the important facts of the Godhra train burning case, in which the Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict. 59 people had died in the incident.