Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

This week, India announced it had approved net neutrality rules that many experts actually called the strongest in the world. On the face of it, this is one thing that the Modi government can be credited for. Despite its image of being overly corporate and business-friendly, the current dispensation has actually done something that should […]

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for the reading down of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code, the Narendra Modi government has chosen to sit on the fence. It has left it to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court the question whether consensual non-heterosexual relations should be decriminalised. “That so […]

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Dalit boy says ‘Give me Brahmin Status, I give up claim to reservation’

Reservation has always been a topic of debate and discussion. It has raised many fights and strikes all over the country. Some upper caste people have always been against this law from the time it was made and have always raised objections to it. Dalits are always taunted for their abilities and reservation. Replying to […]

SC set for Fresh look at 377

SC set for Fresh look at 377

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has changed the composition of the five-judge constitution bench that will examine the legal validity of section 377 of the penal code, a Victorian-era law that effectively criminalizes non-heterosexual relationships, among other types of ‘carnal intercourse against nature’. The question before the court is, whether Article 377 of the […]

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

GUWAHATI: The Modi government in New Delhi, in trying to ‘tackle’ the illegal immigrant issue has only stirred up a hornet’s nest. In Guwahati, senior high court advocate Kamal Nayan Choudhury  is challenging the legality of the deadline of March 25, 1971 as the cut-off date for detecting and deporting the aliens of East Pakistan- […]

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Crooked Cops, a jackfruit, and False Cases?

Patna: We have often heard rumours of the police implicating unsuspecting minors in criminal cases just to show that they have ‘solved’ a crime. This story is different. Police from the Patna-city substation arrested a 14-year-old kid for motorcycle theft. This was in March. The boy was the son of a vegetable seller. The seller […]

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

Mizoram Govt. resists Yoga Day ‘tamasha’

While the ‘official machinery’ in most of India was pressed into observing International Yoga Day on Thursday, no official programme was organised under any department of the State Government in Mizoram to mark the day. Despite popular opposition to the introduction of ‘forced yoga’ last year, the event was sneaked in under the guise of […]

Tradesmen furious over Prohibition law in Bihar

Tradesmen furious over Prohibition law in Bihar

Patna: Nitish Kumar’s Prohibition policy has been called ridiculous time and again, but to no avail. It comes as no surprise that businessmen have now started to openly criticize this clumsy law. Members of trade bodies in Bihar yesterday (June 19) condemned the arrest of a Chinese businessman on the charge of possession of liquor. […]

Soccer: Introducing India’s Messi

Soccer: Introducing India’s Messi

Mumbai: Inspirational India captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to put himself on a par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash here on Sunday. And this, dear foota fans, has placed our Northeastern lad, at par with the famous […]

Athletes’ ‘award’ cuts: Haryana Government backs down

Athletes’ ‘award’ cuts: Haryana Government backs down

Chandigarh: The Haryana government today courted controversy when it asked sportspersons employed by it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council but put the notification on hold after drawing sharp criticism from elite athletes. “I have asked for the relevant file of Sports Department to be […]

Of a hired gun, two murders, and Janajagruti!

Of a hired gun, two murders, and Janajagruti!

Last evening, a Press trust of India report said that the same gun was used to kill journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist M M Kalburgi in Karnataka. The report quoted SIT sources, that revealed the state forensic science laboratory has it confirmed in a report. As the investigation unfolds, the case gets even more curious. The […]

Haryana govt wants a third of Sportsmen’s Cash awards!

Haryana govt wants a third of Sportsmen’s Cash awards!

Chandigarh: Can you believe it? It’s never been heard of! The Haryana government has directed sportspersons employed with it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council. This has drawn sharp criticism from the athletes. “One-third of the income earned by the sportsperson from professional sports or commercial […]