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Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the Opposition

Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the OppositionTeacher transfers are an extremely sensitive issue in Rajasthan. The BJP government’s move is being seen as a ploy to placate disgruntled party workers after the loss in the recent by-polls. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje spends time with students on… Read More »

Rough Edges: Bhagwat is Not Insulting the Army, He is Boosting the Cult of Militarisation

Rough Edges: Bhagwat is Not Insulting the Army, He is Boosting the Cult of MilitarisationThe public has largely missed the most sinister thing that Bhagwat’s comments alluded to – the increasing militarisation of society where conformists drive dissenters into the shadows. The Sangh parivar has always been a militarised organisation, ready at the heels to… Read More »

Sohrabuddin Trial: Truth the Casualty in Face-Off Between Powerful Accused, Helpless Witnesses

Sohrabuddin Trial: Truth the Casualty in Face-Off Between Powerful Accused, Helpless WitnessesThe absence of any effort by the CBI to protect and reassure their witnesses is leading to the mass retraction of earlier statements made before a magistrate that had incriminated the accused. Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser-bi. Mumbai: On February 11, Justice Revati… Read More »

If We Win Tripura, Credit Should First Go to Manik Sarkar and Then Modi: Sunil Deodhar

If We Win Tripura, Credit Should First Go to Manik Sarkar and Then Modi: Sunil DeodharThe man behind BJP’s campaign against the Left Front government talks about how a party without any electoral hope has been readied to become the prime challenger in just two-and-a-half years. BJP’s in-charge for Tripura Sunil Deodhar in Agartala. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty… Read More »

Questioning Discharge of High-Profile Accused, Ex-Judge Says Sohrabuddin Case a ‘Failure of Justice’

Questioning Discharge of High-Profile Accused, Ex-Judge Says Sohrabuddin Case a ‘Failure of Justice’Justice Abhay M. Thipsay said that the Bombay high court should use its powers of revision in the case, as several aspects of it are “contrary to common sense”. Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Kausar Bi. Credit: PTI New Delhi: Justice Abhay M. Thipsay, a former judge in… Read More »

‘Nothing Amiss’, Maharashtra Tells SC on Judge Loya’s Death

‘Nothing Amiss’, Maharashtra Tells SC on Judge Loya’s DeathState government counsel Mukul Rohatgi questioned the petitioners’ locus standi in raising the issue, and argued that “you can’t make castles in the air”. Rohatgi claimed that the petitioners relied on hearsay evidence presented by the media. Credit: The Caravan New Delhi: As senior counsel for the… Read More »

Editorial: Mumbai’s Journalists Show the Way

Editorial: Mumbai’s Journalists Show the WayThe nine journalists who filed the petition challenging the media gag in the Sohrabuddin case acted to uphold a principle – and the victory is a vindication of the fundamental values of the profession. “The rights of the press are intrinsic with the constitutional right that guarantees freedom of expression.… Read More »