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SC puts sedition law on hold until review, says no new FIRs
In a landmark order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the contentious sedition law till the Centre completes its promised review of the colonial relic and also asked the central and state......
French media report on Rafale kickbacks triggers political slugfest
A fresh political war of words erupted on Tuesday over the Rafale issue as the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Congress leadership of corruption citing claims of a French media report on......
British used sedition law against Gandhi, Gokhale, is it still needed, asks SC
Concerned over "enormous misuse” of the colonial era penal law on sedition, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre why it was not repealing the provision used by the British to......
Why are these prisoners being denied their rights?
The superintendent of Taloja jail has just been transferred.Does that signal a more human phase in prison for the Bhima Koregaon accused? asks Jyoti Punwani. IMAGE: A protest at Jantar Mantar in......
Is India becoming a National SUSPICION state?
'Suspect all, fix all.' 'It is this mindset that begins at the very top of an establishment and then trickles down and across,' notes Shekhar Gupta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com ......
Why Air India Sale Is Win-Win For All
That such a deal can be greeted with celebration in the camps of both buyer and seller speaks volumes about the airline and its recent history, explains T N Ninan. Photograph: Regis......
Air India saga: Taxpayers won't have to pay Rs 20 cr/day
Two aborted missions, three different ministers, multiple rule changes and two decades later, Indian taxpayers will no longer have to pay Rs 20 crore per day to keep the loss-making Air India......
Will the real Mr Modi please stand up?
Human memory about policy issues is short.That alone can explain why many are deliriously happy with his latest slogans and ignore seven years of poor 'doing business' climate, taxtortion,......
Do SBI Cards' bad loans have a deeper meaning?
If credit card delinquency spells trouble, there may be questions with regard to the much bigger retail sub-categories of car and housing loans, notes T N Ninan. Kindly note the image has only......
India's telcos continue to dial the wrong number
India's telecom sector has been through dizzying peaks, troughs, policy U-turns, court battles, brutal competition, and daily controversies. India could go back to a private sector duopoly with......
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