Re-envisioning the relationship between the artist and State: Facilitators, not benefactors, are need of the hour
The State as a modern patron needs to account for standard processes and procedures to be put in place for the complete welfare of the artist.
MHA directs West Bengal govt not to obstruct central teams assessing lockdown measures; TMC dubs visit 'adventure tourism'
Centre has directed the West Bengal government not to obstruct the work of two central teams visiting the state for an on-the-spot assessment of implementation of lockdown measures taken to fight novel coronavirus
Amid anti-CAA protests, Delhi L-G extends police's detention powers under NSA; law allows cops to hold a person for 12 months sans trial
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has extended the Delhi Police's detention powers under the National Security Act, 1980, for a three-month period between 19 January and 18 April, The Leaflet reported
Amarinder Singh slams Akal Takht leader over remarks on safety of Sikhs, tells him to ask Akalis to sever ties with BJP if he feels so
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday slammed the Akal Takht's acting jathedar over his reported remark that Sikhs are not safe in the country, telling him to ask the Akalis to sever ties with the ruling BJP if he felt this way
UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed
If the question on secularism, asked in the UPSC exam, was drafting error then it can be overlooked, but if the tone was deliberate then it raises serious questions on propriety of the one who framed it, especially since the exam paper that is meant to recruit administrators whose conduct are tested on litmus of objectivity
According to the sources in Jharkhand, acting on a tip-off, a joint operation was conducted by a team comprising 94 Battalion of the CRPF and Jharkhand Police.
Gujarat legislation raising jail term for chain snatchers from three to upto 10 years gets presidential nod
The Gujarat Assembly in September 2018 had amended Section 379 of the IPC by adding two clauses, IPC 379(A) and 379(B), thus incorporating the stringent punishment.
"Right now the coalition that we are seeing is just about winning the election," says Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Opposition's attempt to form a grand alliance against Modi government in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election
After cancelling FCRA licences of over 18,000 NGOs in 6 years, Centre asks states to track funding, 'anti-national' activities of NGOs
The Central government has asked states and Union territories to "monitor" and take "urgent action" against NGOs that are "involved in anti-national activities"
All of us have been asked to trust a story in which Aadhaar data security is never breached.
Clean the Church: You're sinner if you talk, tolerating 'it' will take you closer to God; what they want you to believe
Different rules and moralities apply to clergy and lay people. Or at least that’s how many Churches want it. You are a sinner only if you talk about it. If you don’t, the abuse might lead you closer to God, or so they’d have young impressionable minds think.
PC George Handbook for Politicians Commenting on Sexual Assault: 7 easy steps to avoid humiliation, public abuse
On 9 September, PC George organised a press-conference in Kottayam. At this press conference he tore into the nun's credibility. According to News18, he said, "She says she was abused 13 times. How is it possible that she didn't have any complaint 12 times and it only became rape the 13th time?"
Kerala nun rape case is India's 'Spotlight' moment: Role of State more important than ever in this battle with Church
This is not a Church matter. The role of the state in a democratic, secular, republic, is to protect the rights of the individual, not of organisations or cabals of the powerful. And, this is where the State needs to act.
A similar story is told in the interiors of Jharkhand: If a child goes missing, finding him or her becomes a big problem — for both the families as well as the police — due to lack of photographs or proper documents.
DMK opposes Centre's approval to enact Dam Safety Bill, terms it 'another attack on states' autonomy'
The DMK strongly opposed the Union Cabinet's approval to enact a Dam Safety Bill, accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of launching "yet another attack on the states' autonomy"
Migrants from Jharkhand face threats of trafficking as poverty, government apathy push them to leave state
In some villages in Jharkhand, entire families migrate out to work at brick kilns and tea gardens in neighbouring states.
Women's rights: State should mandate education, employment and not rely on fathers, father-in-laws, husbands
It seems clear that in the eyes of the law, women are meant to be cared for at all stages of their lives by men: Fathers, husbands, and if not husbands, then father-in-laws.
A minor fire occurred at the Mantralaya complex in South Mumbai, an official of the city civic body's disaster control room said on Tuesday.
Mamata Banerjee claims Centre owes West Bengal over Rs 13,000 crore under developmental schemes in 2017
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Centre owes the state more than Rs 13,000 crore under various developmental schemes in 2017.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu says India should focus on development, urges to restrict politics to elections
India has enormous challenges but development should be the only focus, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday, adding politics should be confined to elections