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Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Congress to oppose it

The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha --245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it -- on Thursday amid a walkout by the Opposition.
Narendra Modi

BJP has lost the plot, things are slipping out of Narendra Modi’s hands: Zafar Sareshwala

There is a stark difference between what PM Modi’s approach used to be, and what seems to be the BJP’s current approach.

Pakistan doesn’t give citizenship on religion, but India is dangerously tilting towards it

Justice S.R. Sen's comment reopened an unfinished Partition debate about Hindus and Muslims in South Asia.
Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah spoke up for Muslims, but dangerously alienated most of them

Naseeruddin Shah's comments, as well-meaning as they were, risk playing into the good Muslim vs bad Muslim binary.
A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Fresh bill introduced in Lok Sabha to make triple talaq a penal offence

The bill to make the practice of tripe talaq among Muslims a penal offence will replace an ordinance issued in September.
Nizamuddin dargah in New Delhi | Special arrangement

Women challenge Nizamuddin dargah ban, which is in place because ‘dead can see them naked’

Three women law students have cited the Ajmer Sharif dargah as an example of the bar having no basis in Islamic scripture.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan says India’s treatment of its Muslims proves why Pakistan was born

Here’s what’s happening across the border: President Arif Alvi admits to bribery, and Pakistan businessman courts global renown.
Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1992 | Getty Images

An IAS officer writes about how he rebuilt Ayodhya after Babri Masjid demolition

Within a month or so of Babri demolition, all the damaged mosques in Ayodhya were restored to their original state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised by Dawoodi Bohras | @BJP4India/Twitter

BJP is more interested in Sachar Report on Muslims than Congress now

Once a Congress project, Sachar Report is now a tool for BJP to beat it with.
File image of Mohammad Azharuddin | @azharflicks/Twitter

Miffed Mohammad Azharuddin likely to part ways with Congress, could soon join TRS

Sources close to Azharuddin, the former India cricket captain, said he feels he has been ill-treated by the Telangana Congress.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.