When The Indian Express reported that National Investigating Agency (NIA) officials told the Special Public Prosecutor in the Malegaon bomb blast case, Rohini Sailan, to quietly withdraw from the case, not many were really surprised. The report suggested that the agency official told Sailan that, after the new government took over in Delhi in 2014, there was little reason to pursue the case vigorously, as the political environment had changed.
Every day, there is some report or the other from troubled West Asia about the inexorable march of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sy
Just a couple of months ago, we had put Arvind Kejriwal on the cover, calling him—using cricketing parlance—a googly man, who had outwitted the BJP.
The Delhi police recently swooped down on some low-level government functionaries who were stealing documents from government departments.
The other day, one of the chambers of commerce grimly stated that Indian industry has not really seen any change in fortunes since the new government of Narendra Modi came to power
During the campaign for the 2014 parliamentary elections, besides the Congress and the Gandhi family, the target of a section of the BJP leadership and its front organisations was the media—both in terms of controlling it as well as viciously rubbishing it. This two-tack approach revealed itself, first, in manipulating the visual news media, which manifested itself in extensive coverage of BJP political rallies—creating an impression in the mind of the public about the inevitability of the imminent change. Social media multiplied its impact.
It is difficult to believe that these statistics weren’t available with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at a time when it was severely disgraced, and savaged by vo
Once you go black, you never go back. But, jokes aside, where is India’s black money? It’s in Switzerland and other tax havens — we were informed by those agitating against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s criminal lethargy in bringing the moolah back from abroad. It was claimed that the amount stashed away was so colossal that it could literally rid India of its poverty, and also transform all of it into a bustling Shanghai. Some conservative figures put it at about $1 trillion, while the liberal estimate hovered at just over $16 trillion.
F or several weeks now demonstrators in Hong Kong have been occupying one of the few open spaces — Central — in densely built Hong Kong. Their demand is for genuine democracy, as promised by the government of China at the time of the takeover in 1997. Hundreds of thousands of young people are squatting on streets, wielding umbrellas as shields against tear gas or other strong-arm tactics of the police and pro-Beijing thugs.
On July 17, a scheduled Malaysian Airlines aircraft, MH 17, that took off from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport, was shot down over war-torn Ukraine. This was the second time in six months that an airline’s aircraft had met with such a tragedy. In March, another Malaysian aircraft, MH 370, disappeared into thin air. In spite of naval fleets from six countries scouring the Indian Ocean in what has become the largest and most expensive search mission in history, its wreckage remains to be found. But the disappearance ended up triggering a million conspiracy theories.
By a rough estimate, more than 32,000 books and treatises have been written on the First World War—or the Great War, as it is known—since it erupted 100 years ago.
The ISIL scheme for a sectarian Islamic Caliphate can prove to be a thorn in India’s side with its threat to the latter’s oil dependence and its manifesto of Sunni-Shia hatred
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi