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Silly Mann

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s decision to record a Parliament session on Facebook was wrong.

Abortion hurdles

A rape victim who is pregnant with her ex-fiancé’s child and is from an economically weak background moved the court to allow her an abortion since the fetus suffers from severe brain abnormalities.

Political tourism

One of the four dalit victims who were thrashed by a group of “gau rakshaks” in Una, Gujarat, was re-admitted to hospital hours before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the state.

EC must step in

BJP’s UP vice-president Dayashankar Singh’s derogatory remarks about BSP chief Mayawati, saying her behaviour was worse than that of a prostitute, shows that it is not uncommon for politicians to go t

Breathing space

The recent ruling by the National Green Tribunal to deregister all diesel vehicles older than 10 years comes as a breath of fresh air for residents of Delhi.

Flag yatra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to conduct “Tiranga yatras” across the country to evoke feelings of “nationalism and patriotism”, with bikers wearing helmets and carrying the tricolour eight f

Rio ahoy!

The Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics comprising 121 athletes, of whom 54 are women, will be India's largest Olympic contingent till date.

Impact of Terror

News that a 17-year-old Afghan boy attacked passengers with an axe and a knife in a moving train in Germany, injuring four people severely, before being shot dead by the police, is bound to exacerbate

Go after maoists

Maoists in Bihar’s Aurangabad district killed commandos of the elite Cobra battalion of the CRPF by luring them into a low-lying forest area rigged with landmines.

Turkey gets tense

Turkey’s decision to widen the crackdown by arresting 6,000 people, including those from the armed forces and the judiciary, is a quick measure to stall any more dissent in the wake of the failed mili

J&K blackout

Restlessness continues in Jammu and Kashmir as newspapers have been forced shut and any other sources of information cut down by the J&K government, in light of the protests that followed the killing

Rapes must end

A dalit woman was raped again by the people who had raped her three years ago in Rohtak, Haryana.

Cycling politics?

The Samajwadi Party’s initiative to promote cycling in Noida merits appreciation.

“‘I have nothing to confess,’ said the spider Confronting God Yama at the gate Then opening his jaws a little wider He accounted for everything he ate. Flies, fleas and moths he trapped

India’s federal structure calls for the division and sharing of powers on a territorial basis between the Centre and states.