Opinion  /  Published 06.01.22

A puzzle called Indian elections

Like alchemy, which was an obsessive concern for the medieval world, modern democracies are forever preoccupied with unearthing the secrets of winning elections. In the not-so-distant past, striking t...
By Swapan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 05.09.21

Calcutta HC names are iterated

The names of senior advocate Amitesh Banerjee, son of Justice U.C. Banerjee who had rejected the Godhra train carnage conspiracy theory, and three others have been iterated by the Supreme Court colleg...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.08.21

Calcutta: no word on 5 HC judges

When the Centre cleared five additional judges for Calcutta High Court last week, a curious feature caught the eye of several veteran lawyers. Although the five names proposed by the Supreme Court co...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.21

SC to hear Modi riot case on April 13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not brook any further adjournments and would take up on April 13 the hearing of the appeal filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.02.20

Rudraksh mala safer than pen

I saw a mob heading towards our car. I quickly put my identity card, credit card and all my business cards under the carpet of the car. By sheer chance, my wife’s credit card was in my wallet. I cla...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 20.12.19

BJP minister in Godhra warning

A BJP minister in Karnataka has warned of a “Godhra-like” situation if the “majority loses patience”, responding to a Congress leader’s assertion that the state “would burn” if the Citiz...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 23.04.19

Scarred by 2002 riots, Muslims lament Congress' indifference

If there is one common refrain in Godhra, Ahmedabad and Mehsana, which saw violence during the Gujarat carnage of 2002, it is that people have moved on and made — read bought — peace in an essenti...
By Anita Joshua in Godhra

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Riot bail with spiritual rider

The Supreme Court has granted bail to over a dozen people sentenced to life in jail for one of the post-Godhra massacres in which 23 people were burnt alive. The relief has been granted on the conditi...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.11.18

SC defers hearing on Modi clean chit plea

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 26 the hearing on Zakia Jafri's plea challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi, who was then Gujarat ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.11.18

Gujarat riots: The journey of the Zakia Jafri case

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up on November 19 (Monday) a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain former MP Ahsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi, the then c...
By Teesta Setalvad


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