We are not subjects of the state

The state seeks to present itself as a living being. But Mahatma Gandhi rightly said that it is not superior to the individual since the state is a soulless machine whereas the individual has a soul. B.R. Ambedkar also unequivocally placed the individual not only above the state but also above society: “The aim and […]

74th Independence Day: Story of Chandra Shekhar ‘Forever’ Azad

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Indians stuck in Qatar jail seek help from PM’s OfficeAround 200 Indians languishing in Qatar’s central jail for the last five years have sought the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to release them from indefinite detention. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions have raised the threat of COVID-19 spread among inmates following the outbreak of […]

Pakistan pays Shafqat Amanat Ali Rs 3.8 crore to sing anti-India song ‘Ja Chor Day Meri Waadi’

The Pakistani Army on August 2 released an anti-India song titled ‘Ja Chor Day Meri Waadi’ (Leave my valley alone) calling it a “tribute to the brave people of Kashmir and their relentless struggle for freedom”. The singer was Shafqat Amanat Ali, who has lent his voice to songs in Hindi movies too.

Tiruchi railway hospital to treat staff testing positive for COVID-19

In addition to the existing doctors at the railway hospital, the divisional railway authorities have shortlisted 12 doctors to be hired on contract basis who were selected during an online recruitment exercise conducted in April by the Southern Railway in view of the pandemic. Para-medical staff to be be hired on contract basis have also […]

Fever clinics, aggressive testing to be done in districts with high COVID-19 cases

Dr. Radhakrishnan said that 72,589 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Tiruchi so far. Besides the laboratory at the Tiruchi GH, six private laboratories have been given permission for testing in the city. Out of 4,517 patients, who had tested positive for the virus, 3,239 patients had fully recovered and discharged from the hospitals […]

Ram temple crowns Modi as first Hindu Hriday Samrat

In reality, there has been no Hindu Hriday Samrat ever. Hindu kings, aplenty; ruler of hearts, many. But while every ruler did so by the power and grace of the kingdom’s presiding deity like Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Bhavani or the Travancore royal family’s Padmanabhaswamy — no one ruled as a ‘Hindu’. In a land of and […]

Hindutva now basic coat on canvas of Indian politics: Govindacharya

Govindacharya, 77, however cautioned that the BJP’s dominance in future cannot be taken for granted as it will depend much on the party’s emotional commitment to its ideology and value-based politics. This will also depend on how Opposition parties’ adapt to the turn in politics, he noted.