Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Violence

‘Not a good person, disingenuous,’ says Salman Rushdie’s attacker, ‘surprised’ author is alive

The 24-year-old from New Jersey, in a jailhouse interview, hinted he acted alone and was not in touch with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

‘Built without approvals’: UP govt defends razing home of Prayagraj violence suspect in HC

The UP govt was responding to a petition by Parveen Fatima, whose husband — Javed Mohammed of Welfare Party of India — has been arrested for the violence.   

India’s increasingly-violent young cohort is its biggest national security problem

The main occupation of many young Indians has been 'waiting—for life to happen'. We must learn from Arab Spring the fate that might lie ahead.

Breadwinners, dutiful sons, a newlywed: Simple Naga villagers who were killed by the Army

Security forces personnel ambushed a pickup truck ferrying miners last Saturday. 6 civilians died there, while 7 more died in firing when angry villagers attacked security forces.

Violence isn’t new in BJP states. But Lakhimpur Kheri and Darrang mark a new turn

We see a clear parallel between Lakhimpur Kheri, Darrang and the temporalisation of violence under another mission-driven government, the Left Front in Bengal.

Not farmers but people from political parties were behind Lakhimpur Kheri violence, BKS says

RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh said the incident was carried out using 'leftist methods' and people were mercilessly beaten to death with sticks, 'something farmers can't do'.

Protester beaten, shot, stomped: 2 die as Assam eviction turns violent, govt orders probe

Videos of purported face-off on social media show police personnel in riot gear, armed with sticks and guns. Local activists and politicians hit out at Assam government and police.

Meghalaya home minister Rymbui resigns amid violence over police shooting of ex-militant

Rymbui also urged CM Sangma to institute a judicial inquiry into shooting of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the self-styled general secretary of Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council.

Delhi court issues fresh summons to Deep Sidhu in Republic Day violence case

The court directed all the accused to appear before it on 12 July through video conference. Sidhu, who is accused of being the key conspirator, is currently out on bail.

Delhi Police files supplementary charge sheet against Deep Sidhu in R-Day violence case

On 17 May, Delhi Police has filed a 3,224-page charge sheet and sought prosecution of 16 accused including Sidhu.

On Camera


Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.