Governance

A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Muslim couple moves Supreme Court seeking entry of women in mosques

The Pune-based couple said there is nothing in the Quran that opposes women entering mosques and offering prayers.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC unhappy with poll body’s action on hate speech violations amid Mayawati-Adityanath issue

The top court has decided to examine the contention that the poll panel has limited legal powers to deal with hate speech in election campaigns.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

Modi got over 1,000 hours of AIR coverage as PM, 6 times more than Manmohan

Modi’s foreign visits got 321 hours of airtime, over 11 times the number for Manmohan Singh. Officials say this is because Modi has been a more ‘active’ PM.

Supreme Court seeks Rahul Gandhi’s explanation over remarks against PM Modi on Rafale case

Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, alleged Rahul Gandhi had incorrectly claimed that the Supreme Court had said "Chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hain".
File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

CBI wrongly hounding me over Saradha scam probe, former Kolkata top cop tells SC

Former police chief Rajeev Kumar claims the way CBI is targeting him seems to be the result of a conspiracy between BJP leaders Mukul Roy & Kailash Vijayvargiya.

India’s had 45 railways ministers in 72 yrs — why Rail Bhavan can’t hold on to its bosses

The railways ministry, which oversees a lifeline millions of Indians rely on daily, has changed hands at a dizzying pace since 1947.
CRPF jawans in Jharkhand PTI

CRPF jawan among 4 killed in Jharkhand’s Giridh district encounter with Maoists

The encounter broke out in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of Jharkhand, which goes to polls in the final 4 phases of the 7-phase Lok Sabha elections.

Abuse & harassment just part of job at Gurugram toll plaza where staffer was dragged by SUV

Operators at the Gurugram toll plaza say they decided to hire women because they believed people would not misbehave with them. They were wrong.
Hari K. Prasad Vemuru

The ‘EVM thief’ at heart of TDP-EC tiff says poll panel ‘shooting the messenger’

The Election Commission has shot off a letter to the TDP over Hari K. Prasad Vemuru’s inclusion in the delegation that met the poll panel Saturday.
Shaukat Ali

Was kept in lock-up through the night, says Assam Muslim man attacked by mob over ‘beef’

Assam police claim Shaukat Ali was not kept in a lock-up, and was merely detained at the station for ‘security reasons’.

On Camera

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Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.