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Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.19

Note on a hangover: Confusing dissent with treason

The year that has begun might well turn out to be the most momentous in the memory of our lives, or in the memory of the lives of most of us. How many of us are still around, after all, who were alive...
By Sankarshan Thakur

India  /  Published 06.12.19

Off with mercy: President leads chorus

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said there should be no scope of mercy for those sentenced to death for sexual abuse of children under the Pocso Act, throwing the weight of his office behind the c...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

A debate on constitutional morality

Debates have gone out of fashion in Parliament. That is one of the markers of the decline of democratic political culture in India; the place of debates has been taken by shouting, rushing about and w...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 29.04.19

CPM rally in Tripura against poll rigging

The Opposition Left Front in Tripura took out a rally on Monday and staged a demonstration against alleged “vote dacoity” in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 11 in Tripura West ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

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India  /  Published 11.03.19

Economic quota bench hint by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday hinted it might refer to a Constitution bench the 10 per cent quota for the economically weak among the upper castes but refused to stay the government’s decision and the...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.20

Shoulder to shoulder, for 620km

About 70 lakh people lined up to form a 620km human chain across the length of Kerala on Republic Day, read out the Preamble to the Constitution and took an oath to preserve the country’s secular an...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

The danger of sustained attacks on the media

A blank page can, at times, speak a thousand words. In a rare moment of solidarity, rival newspaper publications in Australia agreed to run front pages that were designed to appear as if they had been...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.02.19

J&K scrambles to calm taut nerves

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By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Poll history through frames

Anyone interested in the journey of the Indian elections right from 1951 to date, can head to the CGO complex in DF Block for a quick lesson. A photo exhibition, that is up till today, showcases vario...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta


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