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India  /  Published 13.05.20

SC refuses interim bail to Sajjan Kumar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail on medical grounds to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar who is serving life imprisonment in an 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.A bench comprisi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.20

Stoking the embers

Now that the rioting in a corner of Delhi has ended, the focus has inevitably shifted to the blame game, both inside Parliament and in the media. In the coming days and weeks, there will be innumerabl...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.20

When duty calls Delhi police

It is, perhaps, old-fashioned to believe that the police will discharge their duty of protecting the helpless and preventing crime. From the conduct of the Delhi police in burgeoning New India, it cou...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 14.02.20

SC refuses to grant interim bail to Sajjan Kumar

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant interim bail to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and said it will hear his bail plea dur...
By PTI in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 31.12.19

Tech march, its Orwellian fears

When we corked open the champagne on January 1, 2010, we believed technology was a force leading us to a digitally enabled Promised Land. In the bright future that beckoned, all the world’s knowledg...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.12.19

Gujral asked Rao to call army in ’84: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the 1984 Sikh massacre perhaps “could have been avoided” had then home minister P.V. Narasimha Rao paid heed to the advice of Inder Kumar Gujral to ca...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

When ‘Big Brother’ isn’t scary enough

Seven decades after the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, “Big Brother” remains the go-to metaphor for surveillance, big and small. “Fried onion meets 1984,” read the header of a Wired ar...
By Lora Kelley / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Orwellian 'doublethink': a concept for our times

Sir — The article, “Occupational hazard” (Aug 19), reminded me of George Orwell’s concept of ‘doublethink’. For Orwell, political vocabulary often harbours a contradictory tone. Facts are ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Rahul reprimands Pitroda after backlash

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday publicly rebuked party functionary Sam Pitroda, saying he should apologise for his “hua toh hua (whatever happened, happened)” remark about the 1984 anti-...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.05.19

‘You should be ashamed’: Rahul to Pitroda for 1984 riot remarks

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP continuing their attack on the Congress over Sam Pitroda's remarks on the 1984 riots, party chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the leader should be ashamed...
By PTI in Khanna


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