Governance

Ivanka Trump is in India to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

As India fawns over Ivanka Trump, top US editor calls her ‘a real sphinx’

Ivanka Trump’s visit to India has attracted a lot of attention – on conventional as well as social media.
Yasmeen Khalid (left) and Khalid Khan (right)

Muslim Sanskrit prof, RSS Muslim leader and the Aligarh talaq case behind Modi govt U-turn

The discord in the marriage of Khalid Khan and Yasmeen Khalid sounds like any other. But local politics apparently spurred the NDA government to propose criminalising triple talaq.
In three months, 25 banned medical colleges get SC breather

In three months, SC gives breather to 25 medical colleges that were banned for two years

In all the cases, the apex court restrained the government from encashing bank guarantees of Rs 2 crore each that the colleges had furnished.
Former solicitor general of India Soli Sorabjee

Judiciary needs protection from itself, says Soli Sorabjee

Justice Chelameswar didn’t have authority to constitute a bench; CJI didn’t have to hurriedly nullify the bench and constitute a new one, eminent jurist says.
A boy watching a programme on the mobile phone

Parents must spend more time with kids to correct their sexual behaviour: Experts

In the wake of Delhi school incident, mental health experts say parents must keep a tab on what their children watch on TV and internet.
Bamboo

Everyone’s cheering bamboo’s no longer a tree in India, except in the northeast

Bamboo ceased being a 'tree' according to the new amendment made to the Indian Forest Act 1927, but this applies only to bamboo grown in non-forest areas in the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Need to have more OBC, SC, ST judges: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind raises concern over low number of women judges as well, calls for speedy justice delivery.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,
School children holding placards and shouting slogans during an awareness rally against the sexual violence against women & children

A child who has harmed another sexually is likely to have been harmed

Modern scientific understanding and basic principles of juvenile justice require us to provide rehabilitation services to underage offenders
Rathore

Sponsorship for players, outsourcing services part of sports ministry’s mega revamp plan

Government will spend Rs 1,000 crore over a period of three years to nurture sports talent; SAI will be restructured with many of its services to be outsourced to cut red tape.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

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.