2008 Malegaon Blast
Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

Modi's reaction to Thakur's remark: comic irony

Terrorism has a habit of turning round and biting its handlers. Not that the prime minister has been bitten too hard, but Pragya Singh Thakur’s assertion that Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s kill...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.19

If the US declares giraffes endangered does it matter?

Sir — The United States of America could soon declare giraffes an endangered species. But will that help the cause of these gentle giants, who, scientists believe, are undergoing a silent extinction...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.19

Bombings rekindle painful memories in Sri Lanka

Irony can be cruel. The spirit of terror was resurrected on Easter Sunday — the paradox is unmistakable — in Sri Lanka, claiming the lives of over 200 people. Among the dead were Indians as well a...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 29.04.19

In Ajmer, BJP faces questions on Pragya

Mohammed Mustaqim, a khadim (priest) at the Ajmer Sharif dargah in Rajasthan, still “shudders” when he remembers the explosion at the Sufi shrine in October 2007 that killed three people and injur...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Ajmer

India  /  Published 25.04.19

Ex-officials request BJP to drop Pragya from contest

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.19

All that's left in the BJP's toolbox: Hindutva

Sir — In a recent interview, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said that he felt a “sense of responsibility”. But by fielding “Sadhvi” Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon b...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 18.06.19

Pragya debuts as MP with row over oath

Terror accused BJP member Pragya Singh Thakur kicked off a controversy on her first day in Parliament by affixing her spiritual guru’s name to hers while taking the oath as an MP, triggering Opposit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Court insists on Pragya presence

A special court trying the Malegaon blast case rejected on Monday a plea by Pragya Singh Thakur, a newly elected BJP parliamentarian, for exemption from appearance between June 3 and June 7.The MP re...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.19

Prejudice against women who drink alcohol

Sir — Researchers have found that women who drink alcohol are judged more harshly than men who do the same. The former are perceived to be “less human” and more “sexually available” than the...
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