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August 12, 2016 2:24:23 am

When the RSS recently spoke for ‘SC brothers’ and condemned Gau Rakshaks, it broke from an established tradition.

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August 12, 2016 2:17:22 am

The popular, iconic image of Azad — muscular, bare-chested, twirling his moustache and carrying a weapon — and the many legends associated with him, dovetail with the Sangh and the BJP’s idea of fierce nationalism.

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August 11, 2016 1:07:40 am

The printed currency is transported to over 20 offices of the RBI — its issue departments as they are called — countrywide, and to some banks that have what are called currency chests to handle remittances.

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August 11, 2016 1:01:24 am

What happens to a body deprived of solid food for so long? What does a ‘liquid diet’ mean?

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August 10, 2016 4:42:50 am

NHRC report on the status of mental health care in the country in 2014-15 found that many states not only had deficient services, but had also failed to update information on mental health.

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August 10, 2016 9:39:29 pm

It matters little whether the Jama’at-ul-Ahrar flies the flag of al-Qaeda or the Islamic State or indeed, what its own name might be

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August 10, 2016 12:06:20 am

Rajya Sabha has passed a Bill decriminalising attempt to suicide, and giving individuals with mental illnesses new rights that include access to health care and insurance.

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August 9, 2016 8:41:15 am

At stake in years’ old dispute among three states: drinking water for parched lands and ecological concerns in fragile Ghats.

August 9, 2016 12:18:30 am

On August 4, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti told Lok Sabha that the government was planning to create “fish ladders” in the Ganga near the Farakka Barrage to help hilsa travel upstream to spawn — hopefully improving the catch.

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August 8, 2016 1:12:24 am

The Kerala HC has asked for a judicial probe, and the government has ordered that a committee headed by the Advocate General, and comprising representatives from both sides, be set up to investigate the matter.

August 8, 2016 8:46:43 am

What are the roles, responsibilities and benefits of TA personnel?

August 8, 2016 8:42:50 am

A week’s protest in Parliament and simmering unrest in Andhra Pradesh has fed on a sense of betrayal among a people who continue to feel aggrieved by the 2014 bifurcation of the state. The Indian Express explains the context and compulsions, facts and frustrations of the situation

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August 5, 2016 1:14:40 am

The tussle between the BJP-led central government and Arvind Kejriwal’s government, with L-G Najeeb Jung acting as the eyes and ears of the Centre, can only become more bitter.

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August 5, 2016 12:34:23 pm

So, what is a Money Bill, and how does it differ from a Financial Bill — which the Opposition wants the coming Bills to be?

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August 5, 2016 7:59:18 am

In Gujarat, the flogging of Dalits for skinning a dead cow has triggered spontaneous street protests, and circumstances that seemingly led to the resignation of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

August 4, 2016 6:05:11 pm

the decision is set to open a new front for the soon-to-be appointed chief minister and might even influence the decision by the BJP on this.

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August 4, 2016 9:34:07 am

The new law — Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 — is broad-based and more stringent than earlier, probably more so than any comparable law in any state.

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April 5, 2017 6:07:31 pm

Getting the GST law through this time is a reflection of “change with continuity” as Indian policymakers and politicians would say.

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August 4, 2016 8:06:37 am

On Tuesday, the government introduced the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha, a landmark new law that will benefit India’s 4.87 lakh transgender persons.

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October 19, 2016 8:29:56 am

The Constitution (122nd) Amendment Bill comes up in RS, on the back of a broad political consensus and boosted by the ‘good wishes’ of the Congress, which holds the crucial cards on its passage. Here’s how GST differs from the current regimes, how it will work, and what will happen if Parliament clears the Bill.