The 16-page weekly tabloid Gauri Lankesh (not Gauri Lankesh Patrike, as commonly believed) usually hits the stands on Thursdays but this week’s edition has been suspended. While the editorial staff wants to bring out a commemorative edition on Tuesday, they are yet to get a go-ahead from the Lankesh family. Gauri was the backbone of[…]
Shocked and upset at the loss of crores of rupees he had invested in jailed Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ‘MSG Resort’, a 47-year-old man of Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana killed himself on Friday. The man was also distressed at being insulted for his ties with the ‘Dongi rapist Baba’. This was the first suicide relating[…]
The presence of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh still lingers on near his Dera (ashram) in Sirsa. Every time security officials or policemen stop a farmer from entering his own field, he looks towards the Dera and lets out a curse. Especially now, with the time ripe for harvesting cotton and spraying pesticides on[…]
Monika and Vikramjeet knew that there would be repercussions to their inter-caste marriage. But they had no idea that they would have to be on the run for 12 years, escaping their murderous family.
A class II student of a private school in Gurugram was found murdered in the school premises on Friday morning. The boy, Pradyumna, was a student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. Its officiating principal Neerja Batra said the school gardener saw his body lying in a pool of blood in the washroom meant for[…]
Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who ran a tabloid critical of the right wing, was shot dead outside her Bengaluru home on Tuesday night. Lankesh (55) was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly tabloid that was started in 2005. She was the daughter of writer and journalist P Lankesh, who had started the first[…]
The Royal Bengal tiger is doing well in the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (RGONP). And multiplying. The park has the highest density of tigers, higher than that of Kaziranga, at 35.44 per 100 square km.
The Centre’s narrative that militancy is breathing its last in Jammu & Kashmir does not have many takers in the Valley. People say killing militants without resolving the issue for which they take up arms is a fruitless exercise. In July, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said militancy is on its last leg in[…]
Even as farmers’ strike in Maharashtra succeeded in forcing the hand of the government into announcing an unprecedented debt relief, the rain gods have given them no respite. Heavy rainfall began lashing the Marathwada region only on 20 August. Till then, the lack of moisture in the soil had already singed seeds of those who[…]
“I had no option. When they died, I spent the whole night looking at their bodies and thinking where I could perform the last rites. Eventually, I put the bodies in jute bags and threw them into the water.” Helplessness writ large on his face, Chandra Kanta Rabha, 45, of Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district[…]