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Opinion | Punjab cannot to allowed to drift, state is key to India's security strategy against Pakistan
India

Opinion | Punjab cannot to allowed to drift, state is key to India's security strategy against Pakistan

Punjab acts as a firm base for any operation by the Indian Armed Forces against Pakistan, which adds to the sensitivity of the state from the national security perspective.

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star

Amidst mounting conflict, when the protagonist of Gaind's narrative, a young boy named Himmat, visits his grandparents in Amritsar he becomes witness not only to the acts of dissidents fighting for a free Khalistan but also the violence brought on in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's death.

Read an excerpt from Sarbpreet Singh's Night of the Restless Spirits, a searing narrative of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Sarbpreet Singh's Night of the Restless Spirits, a searing narrative of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Eight stories chronicle the lives of different characters attesting to the loss, betrayals and rage wrought by the violence of 1984.

SC rejects 1984 riots case convict Sajjan Kumar’s plea for interim bail on health grounds
India

SC rejects 1984 riots case convict Sajjan Kumar’s plea for interim bail on health grounds

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for Kumar, argued that interim bail be granted on health grounds as Kumar has been in jail for 20 months and has lost nearly 16 kg weight

1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise: Scars of anti-Sikh violence won't fade, Teenaa Kaur Pasricha finds
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1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise: Scars of anti-Sikh violence won't fade, Teenaa Kaur Pasricha finds

1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise opens in Delhi’s Tilak Nagar which, over the years, has come to be known as 'Widows Colony' — many of the families of those killed in 1984 live in this quaint neighbourhood.

Sikh protesters deface Rajiv Chowk signboard in Connaught Place, demand it be renamed after Bhagat Singh
India

Sikh protesters deface Rajiv Chowk signboard in Connaught Place, demand it be renamed after Bhagat Singh

A group of Sikh protestors on Wednesday defaced Rajiv Chowk signboard here in Connaught Place area while raising slogans against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath faces uneasy term in office as ghosts of 1984 anti-Sikh riots return to haunt him
Politics

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath faces uneasy term in office as ghosts of 1984 anti-Sikh riots return to haunt him

Fresh demands are being raised to reopen cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots including the one against Congress leader Kamal Nath, who was sworn-in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on Monday

Sajjan Kumar convicted: Delhi High Court says perpetrators of 1984 anti-Sikh riots 'enjoyed political patronage'; read full judgment
India

Sajjan Kumar convicted: Delhi High Court says perpetrators of 1984 anti-Sikh riots 'enjoyed political patronage'; read full judgment

The Delhi High Court on Monday reversed the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, sentencing him to life. The bench observed that there had been an "abject failure" by the agencies investigating the riots.

A tough administrator, ND Tiwari introduced concept of industrial hubs to Uttar Pradesh, kept criminals out of governance
Politics

A tough administrator, ND Tiwari introduced concept of industrial hubs to Uttar Pradesh, kept criminals out of governance

Those who worked with former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari, still recall that his mild-mannerism concealed a tough administrator who would brook no nonsense when it came to taking decisions

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar gets anticipatory bail in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case
India

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar gets anticipatory bail in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

A court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

31st October: Vir Das-Soha Ali Khan film shows aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination
Entertainment

31st October: Vir Das-Soha Ali Khan film shows aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination

31st October, as the newly released trailer makes clear, is about the persecution of the Sikh community in Delhi in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination

Kamal Nath quitting as in-charge of Punjab shows bankruptcy of leaders in Congress
Politics

Kamal Nath quitting as in-charge of Punjab shows bankruptcy of leaders in Congress

By resigning as the party general secretary and giving up charge of Punjab and Haryana, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath — and one of the few who managed to save their skin in the 2014 defeat of the party in the general elections — has stirred a hornet's nest.

Inability to prevent Babri razing was Narasimha Rao's biggest failure: Pranab Mukherjee
Politics

Inability to prevent Babri razing was Narasimha Rao's biggest failure: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that it was the inability of PV Narasimha Rao to prevent demolition of the Babri Masjid which was his biggest failure.

Book excerpt from '1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After': Close encounter
Life

Book excerpt from '1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After': Close encounter

1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence and After, is a riveting account of facts about the anti-Sikh riots in the winter of 1984 that went unnoticed and recollections of the horror that are both gripping and disturbing

Court asks CBI to reply on allegations against Congress' Jagdish Tytler in 1984 riots case
India

Court asks CBI to reply on allegations against Congress' Jagdish Tytler in 1984 riots case

A Delhi Court directed CBI to reply on the allegations that Congress leader Jagdish Tytler tried to influence a witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
India

Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

The AAP government had on 6 February recommended to the Lt Governor the setting up of an SIT to probe the anti-Sikh riots with a time frame of one year to submit its report.

India should enact laws to prevent communal violence: Human Rights Watch
India

India should enact laws to prevent communal violence: Human Rights Watch

A leading human rights body has criticised India or failing to prosecute senior officials for their roles in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.