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Farooq Abdullah demands unconditional release of all detainees for political process to begin in Jammu and Kashmir
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Farooq Abdullah demands unconditional release of all detainees for political process to begin in Jammu and Kashmir

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has demanded the unconditional release of all those detained or arrested in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 for any political process to begin in the state

Battle for Muzaffarnagar reflects Opposition's use of caste to trump Hindutva in LS polls; secularism not on ballot
Politics

Battle for Muzaffarnagar reflects Opposition's use of caste to trump Hindutva in LS polls; secularism not on ballot

The Opposition has offered the public the option of choosing between caste and Hindutva.

Political opportunism washes away taint: Despite active probes, politicians switch loyalties, get big party tickets
India

Political opportunism washes away taint: Despite active probes, politicians switch loyalties, get big party tickets

With the heat turning up on the Saradha chit-fund scam in West Bengal and the ghost of the scandal coming to haunt former TMC leader Mukul Roy and ex-Assam Congress member Himanta Biswa Sarma, the focus is back on possible political opportunism practised by tainted netas.

Facebook brings political advertising rules to India ahead of the 2019 elections
News & Analysis

Facebook brings political advertising rules to India ahead of the 2019 elections

Facebook's new rules and tools are an effort towards curbing election interference to India.

Politicians shouldn't meddle in other fields, says Nitin Gadkari at Marathi literature meet that withdrew invite to Nayantara Sahgal
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Politicians shouldn't meddle in other fields, says Nitin Gadkari at Marathi literature meet that withdrew invite to Nayantara Sahgal

Nitin Gadkari didn't make a direct reference to the row over the invite to Nayantara Sahgal being withdrawn Marathi Lit Fest, but said politicians should learn not to interfere in other fields and people in universities, educational institutes, literature and poetry should deal with their areas.

Supreme Court order on mob lynching strong, but new law will be useless unless existing rules are enforced
India

Supreme Court order on mob lynching strong, but new law will be useless unless existing rules are enforced

The judgment on lynching is very strongly-worded and the court has acknowledged that this is a matter of grave concern. Coming from the Constitutional Court, this is welcome, as we've seen a spurt in mob lynchings, both, on religious grounds, as well as, of individuals who are mistaken to be child-lifters.

SC nod to setting up of 12 fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament
India

SC nod to setting up of 12 fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave its go-ahead to set up 12 special fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament and state assemblies and directed that these courts become operational by 1 March, 2018.

BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected
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BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court toughened its stand on the issue, ordering the government to expedite trials of pending 1,581 cases against MPs and MLAs and to create special courts for the same.

Rohingya crisis: Shiv Sena says providing shelter to refugees will not be in Indian Muslims' interest
India

Rohingya crisis: Shiv Sena says providing shelter to refugees will not be in Indian Muslims' interest

The Shiv Sena Saturday said if India is forced to provide shelter to Rohingya immigrants under pressure from "vote-hungry" politicians, it would not bode well for Muslims in the country

Gauri Lankesh murdered: Writer Vikram Sampath questions SIT's approach after team records his statement
India

Gauri Lankesh murdered: Writer Vikram Sampath questions SIT's approach after team records his statement

The Special Investigating Team, probing the Gauri Lankesh case, has recorded the statement of writer Vikram Sampath in connection with the killing of the journalist-activist

Gauri Lankesh murdered: Journalists, politicians, activists and common people pay respects to senior scribe
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Gauri Lankesh murdered: Journalists, politicians, activists and common people pay respects to senior scribe

Senior Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted: Sharad Yadav blames politicians seeking help from religious leaders for violence
India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted: Sharad Yadav blames politicians seeking help from religious leaders for violence

Condemning the violence by Dera Sacha Sauda followers, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav Friday said such incidents are bound to happen when politicians take help from religious leaders and mix religion with politics

Politicians blocking people on social media has sparked a debated about violation of free speech
News & Analysis

Politicians blocking people on social media has sparked a debated about violation of free speech

Politicians at all levels increasingly embrace social media to discuss government business, sometimes at the expense of traditional town halls.

NIA files chargesheet against man in Kerala accused of planning to kill judges, politicians, police
India

NIA files chargesheet against man in Kerala accused of planning to kill judges, politicians, police

A chargesheet was filed on Friday against a man linked to terror outfit ISIS for allegedly trying to wage war against the country by planning to kill judges, politicians and police officers in Kerala

Over 115 politicians involved in corruption cases in India, 6,400 pending trials in all, govt tells Rajya Sabha
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Over 115 politicians involved in corruption cases in India, 6,400 pending trials in all, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Over 6,400 corruption cases, involving 115 politicians, probed by the CBI are pending trials in various courts, the government said on Thursday.

Cyber attack on British lawmakers might have been conducted by private hackers
News & Analysis

Cyber attack on British lawmakers might have been conducted by private hackers

A cyber attack on email accounts of British lawmakers last month is likely to have been by amateur or private hackers rather than state-sponsored.

French president Emmanuel Macron backs new global environment pact
World

French president Emmanuel Macron backs new global environment pact

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to play an active role in securing a global pact to protect the human right to a clean and healthy environment.

RSS-led institute to start leadership course for ‘well meaning’ would-be politicians
Politics

RSS-led institute to start leadership course for ‘well meaning’ would-be politicians

Come August, an institute associated with the RSS will start a training course for "well-meaning" would-be politicians of any party.

Why does govt continue to procure rice and wheat in a big way but ignore nutritional crops?
Business

Why does govt continue to procure rice and wheat in a big way but ignore nutritional crops?

Were the government to agree to procurement of pulses, there is a good possibility that existing rice and wheat farmers might switch to growing pulses instead

Jayalalithaa's cape as shield; Mayawati's handbag, a sword: The weapons of women in politics
Politics

Jayalalithaa's cape as shield; Mayawati's handbag, a sword: The weapons of women in politics

Yudhistra had his spear, Bhima his mace, Arjuna his bow, Nakula and Sahadeva their swords. Jayalalithaa had her capes, Mayawati, her handbag — and Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi, their cotton saris.