The marital rape law was last revised 68 years ago. As the Centre again argues against criminalising it, this 26-year-old is among the petitioners fighting back. SHALINI NAIR on her battle, and the long road leading to it.
Journalist. Activist. Daughter stepping into father’s giant shoes. For Gauri Lankesh, who was killed in Bengaluru on Sep 5, these roles blended seamlessly. Yet, to many, these were lines she dangerously breached. Indian Express speaks to her friends and family to tell her story.
The police promised the parents that if their children wanted to return home, the doors to the mainstream were “open”. “Every care will be taken for their dignified rehabilitation if they shun the path of violence,” said an announcement about the function on the Shopian Police’s Facebook page
For Rahul Gandhi, set to take over as Congress president, the Gujarat-Himachal verdict on December 18 will be a moment of reckoning. But, as Indian Express explains, the challenges for his party and his leadership go much beyond two states.
In a state where more than half of the voters are youths, this 23-year-old has tilted the scales. Whichever side now emerges heavier, the Patidar leader who has captured a community’s imagination with his speeches, roadside meetings, and direct attacks on BJP, is here to stay. The Indian Express on the trail of Hardik Patel
Never before in Indian political discourse has Jawaharlal Nehru — and his idea — been so pilloried or celebrated depending on which side of the faultline you are on. On his 128th birth anniversary, Indian Express captures the debate around the man and his legacy.
Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.
Rice is not enough under PDS, but the only thing they can afford; potatoes are cheapest, but still costly; pulses, vegetables are out of the question; biscuits are a luxury; and Aadhaar is well-entrenched.
75 lakh passengers travel on Mumbai locals everyday, 2.64 billion a year, in conditions an expert calls "cattle class". As unimaginative planning just adds stations and lengthens platforms to meet demand, and major projects miss deadlines, the September 29 stampede that killed 23 people was a disaster waiting to happen.