A division bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani of the Delhi High Court today upheld the death penalty awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang rape and murder case of a 23-year-old girl.
The trial court on September 13, 2013 awarded the death sentence to Mukesh (26), Akshay Thakur (28), Pawan Gupta (19) and Vinay Sharma (20).
A sizable number of people wait day long outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. It’s a normal scene every day. They carry with them petitions even though he is no more the chief minister. Some of them who wait for hours are the founding members of Aam Adami Party (AAP). They think they know Kejriwal well enough that the latter will meet them at a short notice. They have not seen Kejriwal for months. Some of them have gathered to invite him for a local function. There is no way they can meet him.
The late Marxist historian DD Kosambi continues to wield tremendous influence on the study of Hinduism. But his disciples have disallowed any rational critique of the man and have zealously ignored the religion’s diversity
Once a Double Niner, always a Double Niner. So say soldiers of the 99th Field Regiment of the Indian Army, which was awarded the title ‘Sylhet’ for its gallantry in the 1971 War for the liberation of Bangladesh. First raised in Aurangabad as the 99th Mountain Composite Regiment (Towed) on 15 April 1964, it is remembered for its role in obtaining the surrender of Pakistani forces after a 25-day gun battle during the war. As this 20-minute documentary shows, the Double Niners were masters of tactical manoeuvres, a tradition they still try their utmost to uphold.
The Gujral Foundation’s decision to present two artists from India and Pakistan in its collateral show at the 56th Venice Biennale this year did seem like a risky proposition. Thankfully, it was the choice of artists that made the difference
Open lists a few parliamentarians who could take a tip or two from Nehru to revive Indian Parliament as an effective instrument of democracy—and to save the country from the brink of economic and political disaster