Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicGodmen

Topic: Godmen

Why godmen seem to get away with murder in Punjab and Haryana

North India has emerged as the epicentre of colourful and blingy babas who make practice of religion simpler, with fewer lifestyle restrictions.

Asaram found guilty: Who is the controversial ‘godman’ and what is the case about?

Self-styled 'godman' Asaram has been found guilty of raping a teenager in 2013 in his ashram. ThePrint looks at the case and Asaram's controversial past. 

Godmen chant Modi mantra in poll-bound Gujarat

Gujarat BJP has been posting videos of religious and spiritual gurus praising PM Narendra Modi, and asking their followers to 'strengthen his hands'.

Laws repealed, but rape victims continue to face humiliating questions

Experts say defence lawyers always find ways to skirt around cross-examination regulations.

Talk Point: What are the lessons from the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction

An expert panel also offers tips on how such instances of violence can be prevented in the future.

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

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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