In criminal jurisprudence mens rea connotes an intention of crime which is no less culpable than the crime itself. When LK Advani, as BJP president, took out the Rath Yatra in 1990, his explicit intention was to build the Ram Temple at the site of Ayodhya ... First Post.com, 1 month ago
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TRIBUTE Syed Shahabuddin (1935-2017), who breathed his last on March 4, 2017 at 6.22 am, was a former member of the Indian Foreign Service and one of the most articulate Muslim politicians of independent India. He bore a lot of responsibility (...) - 2017 ...Mainstream, 1 month ago
The crucial test of a true democracy is how it protects and respects the rights of minorities -- both religious and political, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said. Addressing students and faculty of Poland's prestigious University of Warsaw, Ansari ...DNA, 15 hours ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked bureaucrats on Thursday to stand up against wrong doings of political masters, saying civil servants must continue their work in the interest of the country and the welfare of people. Attending as the chief guest the ...DNA, 1 week ago
Most folks would recollect that a few years back Dr Manmohan Singh, while addressing a gaggle of industrialists, had bemoaned the fact that India lacked entrepreneurship, and that what it needed was an infusion of the "animal spirit". Well, he must be a happy ...Sify, 1 week ago
There are prevailing tensions in the polity and challenges which, if not addressed, can lead to "disastrous" consequences, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today. Speaking at the launch of a book, titled 'Hope in a challenged democracy-An Indian ...DNA, 2 weeks ago
'I am concerned over Chinese ambitions in the Maldives and wider Indian Ocean,' former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed tells Rediff.com contributor Rajeev Sharma in an exclusive interview. The Maldives, which is in India's backyard and a SAARC member, is in the grip of massive political volatility. On Monday, the Maldivian parliament, the Majlis, witnessed unprecedented scenes with the military dragging out Opposition members, thus allowing President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's government to rig ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'It is imperative that all parties make a commitment that they shall abide by the final decision of the Supreme Court.''This will be the best way to bring a closure.''It is time India moves on to face several other challenges,' says Dr Madhav Godbole, the distinguished civil servant who resigned as Union home secretary after the Babri Masjid demolition. Never before had the Bharatiya Janata Party won such a massive mandate in Uttar Pradesh. Its performance in the three other states, and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'For the sake of the nation, and the preservation of its polity, it is high time the country's largest political party and the country's largest religious minority make peace between them,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The Uttar Pradesh election verdict has been hailed for what it is, a truly landmark victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. But among the various adjectives used to describe the win -- from 'people rising above caste' and 'rejection of politics of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The only narrative before India is what Modi and the BJP is presenting.' 'Nationalism has been taken as a serious plank by the BJP and RSS.' 'They want to keep the nationalism thing alive to make people forget the economic reality.' IMAGE: Narendra Modi felicitated by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders during a victory ceremony at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, March 12, 2017. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Apoorvanand, a professor at Delhi University and well-known commentator ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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