"The girls had to be locked in the house, but the boys could go where they wanted."

Author Shubha Menon and activist Farida Khan speak with Yasmeen Rashidi about their book on the struggles of Muslim women and girls education.


"Soon we will be holding elections with only right-minded protagonists in the fray, guaranteed to campaign positively in support of government policy.

And if the people do not like that, well we may go ahead and elect a new people as well." | Badri Raina.

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is now one step closer to releasing the world’s first injectable male contraceptive.

Prof S.K. Guha has spent 37 years trying to develop the drug (Risug).


While the 2018 judgment has been referred to a larger bench, the Supreme Court has not ordered a stay and women can still enter the temple.

Does this mean that the Kerala govt's actions are in contempt of court?


Irrespective of what killed the birds – microbes, electricity or something else – experts don’t agree with state authorities’ idea of burying the carcasses within the lake or in the soil.


"Nothing will suit the Hindutva organisations and their ideology more than this rejection by “Muslims”.

For central to that ideology is the “othering” of the Muslim community." | Harbans Mukhia writes.


On World Toilet Day, it is crucial to first recognise the various complexities of vulnerable and marginalised groups who are likely to be left behind.


"The problem in Indian academia is not lack of industry interaction.

The problem is that there appears to be no incentive for any honest evaluation of any learning outcome."


Justice Kait has declared that there was no “cut and paste” in its order that rejected the bail plea of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case last week.

He has also asked The Hindu and the Indian Express to publish clarifications.


Debt-ridden telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel both said that they would raise the prices they charge for mobile services from next month in an attempt to grapple with the ongoing financial crisis in the sector.


India’s information technology services companies may shed 30,000 to 40,000 middle-level employees this year as growth slows down, IT industry veteran T.V. Mohandas Pai said.


As TikTok, the social media platform that has perfected the art of short-form communication by video, has risen to market dominance, so has awareness of its potential geopolitical threat.


On January 30, documents show, the RBI responded to the union govt's electoral bonds amendments, saying that they would set a “bad precedent” and encourage money laundering.


"One of the powerful ideas in what may come to be known as the ‘Jaishankar Doctrine’ is that in managing international affairs today, we cannot, and must not, insist on past parables, simplistic logic or routine consistency."


Human-caused climate change is on track to make the Arctic Ocean functionally ice-free for part of each year starting sometime between 2044 and 2067, according to a study.


In the absence of transport, students have been walking to their exam centres.

Most of them are unprepared to write tests, with schools having been closed through the siege in Jammu and Kashmir.


Gotabaya Rajapaksa's focus on security and promise to combat Islamist terror, which officials believe would finally cut off Pakistani influence in the country, bodes well for India.


The last independent home minister in Haryana was Mani Ram Godara, in the Bansi Lal government in the last 1990s.

Ever since, all the chief ministers of the state have kept this portfolio with them.


A compensation of Rs 2,904.36 crore needs to be paid to farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region for the crop loss caused by unseasonal rains, a government report has said.

The state is currently under President's rule.


The latest addition to the cat-eyed Boiga genus, Thackeray’s cat snake, is genetically distinct but looks like the Sri Lankan cat snake. | Sahana Ghosh writes.


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