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Independence of the judiciary means independence from the executive and legislature, but not independence from accountabilityPrashant Bhushan   DelhiThe recent decision of the government to bring a bill to amend the Judges Inquiry Act and…

Mr Johnny Come Lately comes to UNI

With his RSS links and predatory instincts, Zee owner Subhash Chandra’s UNI takeover bid has made people sit upHardnews Bureau DelhiAt the far end of Rafi Marg in New Delhi is located the United News…

India's shame : Arundhathi Roy

Mohammad Afzal is due to hang for his part in the 2001 attack on India's parliament building. But was he only a bit player? And is the country trying to bury embarrassing questions about its…

Online passport application system upgraded

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Passport Office here has introduced an upgraded system for online registration of passport applications. The main advantage of the system is that applicants need not stand in the queue. They only have to…

Anupama Jayaraman Award for Young Journalists

Nominations deadline: 7 January 2007The Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young women journalistsThe Jayaraman family and the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) are collaborating in instituting the Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young…