Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, its implications, and how it has been used so far.
King Salman ibn Abdulaziz al-Saud made a dramatic decision this September to allow Saudi women to drive, unescorted by a male guardian.
Melting polar ice due to global warming poses an existential threat to humanity.
A video went viral and brought back an old debate this week. The Indian Express analysed its contents and discussed it with geologists. Upshot: no scientific conclusions can be drawn — not until more is known.
Wednesday’s verdict in a coal block allocations case, in which the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda was held guilty, was the fourth conviction in the 30 cases in which chargesheets have been filed in the special court.
Glitches plus inconsistencies plus Aadhaar have added up to delay in credit showing up in farmers’ loan accounts. The Indian Express explains
Adivasis say Lambadas are hogging the benefits of ST quotas and want the community excluded from the list of beneficiaries. Lambadas, many of whom are Uber and Ola cabbies, have been organising their own protests.
In the US, “#MeToo” came as the tipping point after a series of events roiled public culture over gender dignity.
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to PM Modi, asking for the HPV vaccine to not be introduced in India’s immunisation plan.
In the light of the Max and Fortis cases, The Indian Express summarises a few global models.
Interesting Research: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs: The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Working Paper, 2017
According to the survey, 88% of Muslim women wanted the state to oversee Islamic courts, while 95% hadn’t even heard of the Muslim Personal Law Board.
Addressing the fears expressed in social media, both Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have explicitly assured the public that their deposits in banks would be protected.
After an LTTE suicide bomber killed Rajiv Gandhi, his was the first case in which DNA fingerprinting was used to not only identify victims but also the attacker, Thenmozhi Rajaratnam alias Dhanu.
As the scientific community mourns the loss of Lalji Singh, the ‘father’ of DNA fingerprinting in India, a look at how this technology has become so crucial in establishing both culpability and innocence.
As the government tries to allay swirling apprehensions, The Indian Express explains the background, aims and rationale of the proposed new FRDI law.
The project, which should have been commissioned in 2013, now has a revised deadline of February 2019.
The primary remit of a Finance Commission is to work out the distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between the states and the central government, and the allocation among states.
On what basis has the National Green Tribunal directed DDA to use money deposited by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living foundation to restore the damaged Yamuna floodplains?
The Kapus enjoyed Backward Class status from 1949-56, and then from 1961-66, after which they were left out. They have been demanding restoration of their BC status ever since.
The Indian Express unpacks the data to lay out the broad trends in the results of the local body elections, and links them with the larger message for all parties as they head to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Jerusalem is in ways emblematic of the Israel-Palestine conflict itself. At its heart lies the tussle over who gets to control the ancient city that is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians.
India has frequently been accused of “micro-managing” Nepal’s politics, and China has gained at India’s cost in popularity and acceptability in Nepal.
The first major articulation of the intention to rebuild the ruined temple is believed to have been made by Sardar Patel, Nehru’s Deputy Prime Minister, at a huge public meeting in Junagadh on November 12, 1947.
Low crime rate numbers often don’t mean citizens are safer, and ‘rape capital’ and ‘crime capital’ could both be unfair assessments. In reports such as the one published by the National Crime Records Bureau last week, the quality of data is important, as is its placement in the right context.
Hamdani established a network of khanqahs (hospices), where people could eat and pray together — pathbreaking social change in a rigidly hierarchical society
On December 4, Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen, was killed on a roadside in Sanaa, the capital. What does the killing mean for Yemen and the bigger powers — Iran, Saudi Arabia, the US — engaged in a deadly battle there?
Instituted on January 16, 1950, by Ayodhya resident Gopal Singh Visharad, who prayed that he be allowed to offer worship at the birthplace of Lord Sri Ram Chandra and sought a permanent injunction prohibiting removal of the idols from the Janmasthan.
The Allahabad High Court verdict of September 30, 2010, dividing the 2.77 acre disputed site in Ayodhya equally among the Nirmohi Akhara, Sunni Central Wakf Board, UP, and Ramlalla Virajman, came after proceedings that lasted 14 years.
A Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer begins the final hearing on the appeals today.
The Indian Express explores the origins of a martial salutation, now to be used by schoolkids as well.
Chabahar Port, inaugurated on Sunday, has been jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan. The port, noted by both Al Biruni and Alexander the Great, could be a game-changer for its developers now.
Cyclones are no strangers to the Indian coast, our east coast in particular witnessing several cyclonic storms each year. Yet, Ockhi, the latest powerful cyclone, is unlike other recent ones.
According to the NCRB data for 2016, incidents of rape of children have increased by over 82% compared to 2015. It is for the first time that such a sharp increase in sexual assaults on children has been registered.
While 2015 saw the registration of 34,651 cases of rape, this increased to 38,947 in 2016. Conversely, overall crimes against women rose from 3,29,243 in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016.
The Indian Express maps latest trends in crime across the country — from who are the new victims to which states they come from