In Mansa, hundreds of families have minors who have inherited the debt of their deceased fathers. Though the state government’s compensation policy promises Rs three lakh to the families of farmers who commit suicide, Veerpal is yet to receive any financial assistance.
As a trained stem cell researcher Siddharth Dubey, 27, had an assured scientific career ahead of him. But Dubey, from India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, was quick to realize that the rapid growth of India’s biotechnology industry was creating business opportunities for scientists
Eight-year-old Judy Abdulghani Ali was tough as nails as she bargained with the autorickshaw driver. “Hum 50 nahi 30 rupees denge. Baki log utna hi lete hai, chalna hai to chalo (We’ll give you 30, not 50 rupees, it’s the standard rate, come if you want),” she said
After police had locked him up on charges of murdering a Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram, bus conductor Ashok Kumar never thought he would walk free. Now out on bail, Ashok narrated how the police brutalised him to make him confess to a murder he claimed he had nothing to do[…]
Loud protests erupted at a voting booth in Meerut and continued throughout the day when a voter realised that no matter which button was being pressed on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the vote was only getting registered to the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
A day after the Karnataka Assembly rejected an application to reconsider the arrest order against journalists Ravi Belagere and Anil Raj, the two newsmen have said that “they are open to being arrested”.
The civic polls in Uttar Pradesh will be a key test for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as they would indicate whether the priest-turned-politician has been able to ensure that the BJP continues to maintain its popularity.
With the self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan sentenced to jail for 20 years for raping two devotees, his vast Dera Sacha Sauda empire has begun to crumble.
Known for their valour on the battlefield, Gorkhas in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala constituency are a dissatisfied lot as far as political representation is considered. Neither the chest-thumping nationalism of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the consistent calm of Indian National Congress finds a connect with them in the face of frequent ignorance from politicians from[…]
The 30-day ultimatum they gave to the state government and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to respond to their demands for enshrining a law protecting journalists expired on 2 November.