Malayalis conduct ‘Pongala’ on Imran Khan’s page after he calls Aug 15 ‘black day’

When Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan put up a black rectangle as the profile picture on his official Facebook page, it is unlikely that he anticipated the reaction, particularly from a small state across the border. Khan, who changed his profile picture to black on the night of Aug 14, simply wrote #15AugustBlackDay next to […]

Zee launches ‘nationalist’ news channel Hindustan with no TRP obsession

Zee Media Ltd, the news broadcasting company of the Essel Group, has launched Zee Hindustan, a self-described ‘nationalist’ Hindi news channel. Most Indian news channels are ‘nationalist’ already, and it is unclear how the new venture from the media house plans to be sufficiently different. “Indian Television Industry will witness the new age News business […]

HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges. “These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including student’s union activities, with […]

JNU Sedition case – Did India walk into a trap set by separatists?

One of the fundamental truths about religious fundamentalists is that they are always inimical to the Left cause. This is true whether we are talking about Hindu fundamentalists or Evangelical Christians or Islamic fundamentalists. They all hate the Left. Yet, at present, many leftist student organizations are reported to be chanting slogans in campuses across […]

Patiala House rioting lawyers may lose license, Bar Council institutes probe

The Bar Council of India, the top professional body for lawyers, has instituted a new enquiry into the violence in Patiala House court compound. The panel will consist of three members. If the findings are adverse, the rioting lawyers could lose their advocates’ license, which will prevent them from practicing law. The Bar Council of […]

Supreme Court sends delegation to Patiala House for inspection

The Supreme Court has appointed a five-member lawyer delegation to visit Patiala House today and submit a report on the happenings inside the court complex on the same day. The move comes after the guidelines issued by the apex court failed to stop violent lawyers who again attacked Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the students […]