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Farooqui rape acquittal: HC says a ‘feeble no’ may mean a ‘yes’

High court held that in rape cases where the victim and accused know each other, consent cannot be deciphered by a “feeble no”.

Gender budget proves govt only pays lip service to women’s empowerment

The Gender Budget Statement shows Rs 31,390 crore allocated to women-only schemes, but over two-thirds of these are generic schemes like the PM Awas...

The conversation we’re having about reservations isn’t the one we should be having

The government should end its embargo on caste data from the 2011 Census, and the Supreme Court should revisit its arbitrary limit of 50 percent on reservations.

India-Pakistan relations: Charting a course without reliable maps

Emotional handshakes seem to vaporize in the atavism of distrust that constantly reasserts itself.

Modi government’s pet e-Sampark database hits privacy roadblock

Days before Supreme Court judgement on privacy, health and railway ministries had raised concerns over sharing citizens’ details for the new database. Before the Supreme...

Bail for rapists, shame for victim: HC order on gang rape sparks outrage

Judges refer to “promiscuity”, “adventurism”, and “experimentation in sexual encounters”, top lawyers say victim’s character cannot be the subject of gang rape trial.

MGNREGA audit: Low wage rate & delayed payments among the biggest problems

The Common Review Mission on MGNREGA also found that people were unaware that the scheme is supposed to deliver work on demand.

Centre shoots down IIIT-Dharwad, Infosys partnership proposal

Government cites conflict of interest as IIIT-Dharwad chairperson Sudha Murthy also chairs Infosys CSR arm Infosys Foundation.

No more foreign govt-funded courses for Indian military officers: Centre

Uncomfortable with other countries cultivating Indian military officers, government says it’ll pay for an international course if justified. The defence ministry has barred armed forces...

South Korea set to invest in Rs 45,000-crore Mumbai-Nagpur expressway project

South Korea has shown interest in investing in big infrastructure projects in India.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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