• The Kohinoor story

    It is clear that the British have no intention of returning the diamond or, for that matter, tons of material which is stored in the basement of museums in London. Though there was no response from England, France complied with the UNESCO resolution and gave up the relics which they had in their possession during their rule.

  • Kashmir's first woman chief minister

    Mehbooba Mufti has been sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, where she will lead a coalition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP.

  • Amit Shah re-elected as BJP president

    Amit Shah has been re-elected president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the next three years.

  • India Kashmir leader dies

    India's Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dies after a brief illness, aged 79.

  • BJP thrashed in Bihar

    The Grand Alliance called Mahagatbandhan of three parties led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav humiliated the BJP-led NDA in the Bihar...

  • We're committed to play Pakistan in Dec: BCCI president

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not completely ruled out the series against Pakistan in December even as uncertainty continues on the issue.

  • Modi’s BJP defeated in Bihar polls

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party has been defeated in a stunning outcome to the electoral battle in the country's third-most populous state Bihar where a coalition of regional parties led by Nitish Kumar swept back to power.

  • Delhi ‘beef raid’ causes outrage

    The canteen of a Delhi guesthouse belonging to the southern Indian state of Kerala was visited by police after a right-wing Hindu group complained it had beef on its menu.

  • Shiv Sena attack derails India-Pakistan cricket talks

    A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.

  • BJP warns leaders over beef remarks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "angry" with party leaders who made incendiary statements in the aftermath of the Dadri killing over beef rumours.

  • ‘Muslims should stop eating beef’

    A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.

  • India’s most polarizing animal

    This is not the first time the cow has become mixed up with politics. Conflicts over cow slaughter sparked religious riots in India.


    The news of a mob in Dadri, a UP village in India of beating to death an individual suspected of cow slaughter would have been normally viewed just as another communal incident.

  • The hardliners behind Modi

    An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.

  • Reservations sans development

    Leaders of different communities had so much confidence in the fairness of the country, when it won freedom, that none of them wanted reservations.

  • Has Modi lost the plot?

    Has India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost the plot?

  • Hema Malini

    Hema Malini blames child’s father for accident

    In tweets today, actor-turned-politician Hema Malini blames the child's father for not following traffic rules.

  • Honour to Vajpayee great pride for India: Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says it is a matter of great pride for India to receive BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s award for his contribution in Bangladesh’s Liberation War.

  • MJ Akbar is an eminent Indian journalist and author.

    Opinion: Why Bangladesh isn’t Pakistan

    Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan was an ideological recast. Its differences with India aren't based on ideological premise that Hindus and Muslims are engaged in some form of permanent war.

  • BJP ally threatens agitation against beef meat ban

    After protests by farmers and beef traders, the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra of India now faces protests against the beef ban by an ally, RPI(A).

  • BJP, RSS leaders discuss LBA with Bangladesh

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brass met at the residence of party chief Amit Shah to discuss matters related to Assam, including the contentious Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh.

  • NGOs and agrarian crises

    That the BJP is tilting towards the Hindu ideology is unfortunate, to say the least. But that does not mean those who are fighting against parochialism to underline the secular spirit of our constitution should be getting the wrong end of the stick.

  • When the dead speaks to you

    THE suicide of Gajendra Singh last Wednesday at a political rally in New Delhi organised by Aam Aadmi Party casts a shadow over India's democracy and development.

  • Children of democracy

    RELIGIOUS sensitivity has deepened since the advent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru government

    Nehru govt spied on Subhas Chandra Bose's family

    The Jawaharlal Nehru government had placed the family and relatives of Subhas Chandra Bose on surveillance for two decades.

  • Smriti finds ‘peeping cam’ in clothing store

    A case was registered against a Goa outlet of the popular clothing chain FabIndia Friday after Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said a CCTV camera was pointed towards the changing room she used.

  • Deepika Padukone

    Murli Manohar Joshi flays Deepika's video

    Titled "My Choice", the video has been released jointly by Deepika and director Homi Adajania as part of a campaign on women empowerment.

  • A new RSS-BJP compact?

    IT'S a sad comment on India's mainstream media that it didn't notice the irony of a representative of the Sangh Parivar—a current which inspired Mahatma Gandhi's assassination—being invited to the unveiling of his statue in London.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Is AAP going Janata way?

    WHEN movements convert themselves into political parties they lose their original shape.

  • Shah Rukh Khan asked to pay Rs 1.93 lakh for ramp demolition

    Shah Rukh Khan fined Rs 1.93 lakh to bear the cost of demolishing illegal ramp demolition outside his bungalow ‘Mannat’