Seventy moments that defined the journey of the world’s largest democracy.
“It is being said that in Pakistan what the (military) establishment wants is done. The army there was not happy with the politics of Nawaz Sharif and his efforts for better relations with India. There has been slow progress in the legal action against other people whereas the judiciary showed extreme promptness in the matter relating to Nawaz Sharif.”
As Hamid Ansari leaves office, he speaks to Indian Express on his two terms, the challenges he faced and those before the country.
Prasanna believes that technology ruling lives can only be deemed as fair if it is “proveably so and nothing in Aadhaar has been able to convince me of that”.
The Opposition Vice-Presidential candidate added; “So if JDU MPs vote for me as a result of their own assessment of the option, that would be a sign of their independence from NDA in the national context.”
Pranab Mukherjee, India’s President till Tuesday morning has been in all senses a copybook one, with a keen sense of what is right, appropriate and proper in the Constitution.
After being elected as President of India, Kovind said, "I never aspired to be the President. My win is a message to those discharging their duties with integrity. My election as the President is an evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy.”
UCLA professor discusses recent lynchings in India, sees the state as 'somewhat thuggish'
UCLA professor sees recent lynchings in India as decentralised but with an aspirational quality
Scavengers’ rehabilitation fund is down 100 times since 2013-14, BJP spokesperson says lower amounts are due to greater devolution to states
Director Feroz Abbas Khan adapts the epic Mughal-e-Azam into a musical, with elaborate stage sets and costumes, which has the scope of cinema and the soul of theatre
Scholar speaks about persisting discrimination against Dalits, tells The Indian Express why he accepted Amdedkar Award with a ‘heavy heart’.
The retired officials have questioned the idea that “those in authority should not be questioned”, and have expressed concern over “growing hyper-nationalism that reduces any critique to a binary: if you are not with the government, you are anti-national”
IGNCA head says it is guided by tenure of former PM, denies thrust on single line of thought
Seema Chishti traces history of Constituent Assembly debates leading to Article 48
Babri Masjid demolition case: A look at CBI chargesheet leading to special court framing conspiracy charges against top BJP leaders in Babri demolition case
Thorat, who received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan, did not get a chance to speak at the event.
The NCM is supposed to have a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and 7 members, at least 5 of whom should be from minority communities.
In case of a relationship breaking down irreconcilably, it reiterates three methods of divorce it sees as Islamic and adviseable.
It said, that enhanced dower could be seen as a disincentive for breaking this clause, “eg of Rs 50,000 may be deemed multiplied 10 times, upto Rs 500,000” in case this condition is violated.
On October 16, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, which was amended in 2005, could not be held to apply retrospectively. (Prakash and Ors versus Phulavati and Ors)
The Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) surveyed 20,671 individuals — 16,860 men and 3,811 women — across India between March and May this year.
How different sections of society were seduced by the Hindutva narrative and an elaborate division of labour in its ranks paid off
Nehru and Ambedkar broke taboos with personal ties that challenged prejudices. Such acts now attract lynch mobs. Worse, there are attempts to sanitise violence, making it seem the new normal.
The socialist leader was a lynchpin of Janta's anti-Congressism; in a changed time, socialists and Congress seek to rally the Opposition against the day's dominant power.
At the Express Adda held in Mumbai last week, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke to Deputy Editor Seema Chishti on the changes in Hindi cinema, censorship and being boxed in by identities.
Is India on its way to acquiring Pakistan-like blasphemy laws?
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board was set up in 1973, the trigger being a fear that Muslim identities were being scrubbed
The Lokpal was meant to tackle corruption in high places. So many years have passed since the law was passed, but a Lokpal has not been established.
"The appointment of Yogi Adityanath is, in a way, making UP the next laboratory after Gujarat. "
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: “If it comes to that, we will also get our learned people, people concerned with the matter and try and do the needful. But any decision cannot be ek-tarafa or one-sided.”
In the UP election campaign, all the things usually used to signal ‘vikas’ — welfare schemes, laptops, housing, jobs — were directly connected with Hindutva
How Modi and the new BJP is to be fought will preoccupy most of the non-BJP opposition parties.
Syed Shahabuddin looked for spades, and upon finding them, called them that.
As the PM invoked graveyards and shamshans, there was a sense of the BJP using a theme thought to have been put on the back-burner after securing New Delhi in 2014.
The allusion to “our women” was widely interpreted as an indirect reference to inter-community and inter-caste marriages.