World  /  Published 18.11.20

Protesters clash with Thai police

Thai police fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters marching on parliament on Tuesday, and at least 18 people were hurt in the most violent confrontation since a youth-led protest movement emerg...
By Reuters in Bangkok

Culture  /  Published 18.10.20

Gods and ends

By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Article 154: on lips of Governor

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he would be “forced to look at Article 154”, if the Constitution was not protected in the state. Article 154 (executive power of state) say...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.20

The plot thickens in Nagaland

From all indications, a comprehensive resolution to the Naga problem seems destined to remain elusive. As hinted by the Central government, what may come about is a partial solution which will leave o...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.20

Caste and the Constitution: Equal benefits for all SCs

By Arghya Sengupta in


Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Rethinking democracy

Paul Cartledge, the renowned Cambridge historian, brought out a biography of democracy in 2016 with the nuanced title, Democracy: A Life. The book is a tour de force, lucidly covering a stre...
By Manas Ray in

India  /  Published 01.09.20

Freedom of Speech not absolute: SC

The Supreme Court said though there is Freedom of Speech under Article 19(1)(a), it is never absolute because the makers of the Constitution have imposed certain restrictions on it. When such freedom...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Choose wisely: New India and the road ahead

August 5 marked the one-year anniversary of the lockdown in Kashmir — a lockdown that started months ahead of the pandemic that broke out in the world. Last year, on August 5, the Indian governm...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.08.20

Hemant: plea on tribal languages

Chief minister Hemant Soren has written a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah demanding the inclusion of three tribal languages — Mundari, Ho and Kuruk — in the Eighth Schedule of...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 21.08.20

Narrow lens: Bias in government jobs

India proclaims itself to be a constitutional democracy. But some of the proclamations of its elected representatives reveal — worryingly — that the spirit of constitutionalism may be on t...
By The Editorial Board in


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