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3 held for raping IIT-BHU student; Oppn claims accused linked to BJP

Two months after a woman student was allegedly gang-raped inside the Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) campus in Varanasi, police have arrested three men in......

Full text: President Murmu's address to Parliament's Budget Session

‘Wherever in the world there is political instability, those countries are beset with severe crises today. But India is in a much better position than the rest of the world due to the......

Full text: President's address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day 2023

Here's the full text of address to the nation by President Droupadi Murmu on the eve of the Republic Day 2023. Dear fellow citizens, Namaskar! On the eve of the 74th Republic Day, I extend my......

Rancorous arguments on hijab ban conclude, SC reserves judgement

The meandering 10-day arguments on Karnataka's hijab row concluded on Thursday, with the counsel for Muslim petitioners making a last gasp effort to have the ban on the Islamic headscarf in......

PM hails 'nari shakti' in I-Day speech, faces Opposition questions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to pledge not to do anything that lowers the dignity of women, saying a mentality to insult them in speech and conduct has crept in. IMAGE:......

FM quoted Kashmiri verse, Tamil literature in longest Budget speech

A Kashmiri verse, quotes from Tamil poets and references to Saraswati-Sindhu civilisation peppered Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's 160-minute long marathon Budget speech on Saturday which got......

Railways to IAS: Where are the Women?

Women's representation in government jobs is less than 15%.Abhishek Waghmare reports. IMAGE: An all-women crew operated the Bhopal-Bilaspur Express on March 8, 2019 to commemorate International......

Has Modi Sarkar delivered on Budget 2014?

Fifty-six months on, the government's record in implementing these schemes and projects has been mixed, report Arup Roychoudhury and Indivjal Dhasmana. Photograph: PTI Photo In its first Budget......

Let us stop taxing women!

Double tax exemption on wages paid to women can encourage companies to hire, retain and compensate women better, argues Nitin Pai.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The single biggest policy......

We are replacing red tape with red carpet: Modi

Hard selling India as an investment destination at the WEF, Modi said the government is following the principle of reform, perform and transform. In a strong message against protectionism and......

How Kamya Panjabi found love again

'I have always taken care of people. It's never happened that someone took care of me.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Kamya Panjabi/Instagram   Former Bigg Boss contestant Kamya Panjabi recently......

Dabangg 3 Review

Dabangg 3 is the kind of indulgent rubbish that dispels the fundamentals of film-making to highlight its hero's virtue and vigour at any cost, sighs Sukanya Verma.   When the Abhinav......

Why Mouni Roy wants to educate India's men

'We always say "Beti Bachao" and "Beti Padhao", but there has to be "Beto ko padhao aur na samjhe toh thappad lagao".' Photograph: Kind courtesy Mouni Roy/Instagram Television star Mouni Roy is......

#WomensDay, Bollywood Style

Bollywood celebrates Women. Women are being celebrated all over the world on Women's Day, and in Bollywood too. Film folk have shared messages celebrating women, hailed women who inspire them the......

Secret Superstar removes the veil from Bollywood

'The Muslim identity of the family appears incidental to the subject of the film...''The self-sacrificing, suffering mother film could have belonged to any religion.''The abusive father, who......

I'm returning my Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award: Vinesh Phogat

'The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards don't have any meaning in my life now.' IMAGE: Vinesh Phogat said she wants to return her Khel Ratna and Arjuna award to the Prime Minister.......

Bajrang returns Padma Shri; attempt to meet PM thwarted by police

IMAGE: Bajrang Punia was among the wrestlers that protested against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual assault allegations. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Bajrang Punia/Instagram......

Ready to sacrifice medals to ensure justice: Bajrang

IMAGE: Bajrang Punia said delivering justice to the victims will be their biggest medal. Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images The protesting wrestlers on Thursday said they were willing to......

SEE: Protesting wrestlers march to Hanuman temple

IMAGE: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Sangita Phogat and their supporters visit the Hanuman temple at Connaught Place in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photographs and Video:......

Please listen to our mann ki baat: Wrestlers to Modi

IMAGE: The wrestlers said they are surprised that Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates them and clicks pictures with them when they win medals but now he has turned a blind eye to their......

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