Max Weber believed the State having a monopoly on violence was good, as it derived its legitimacy from the society it governed. But what happens when it uses illegitimate and disproportionate violence against its own? In this issue, we uncover the sordid saga of fake encounters.
Many from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh aspire for a government job. Perhaps because it is associated with respect, status and job security in a state where unemployment is the primary narrative
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top Private Medical Universities in 2022 will help students make an informed choice.
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As per Outlook's annual ICARE rankings, IIT Madras, (Chennai), Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru), and IIT Bombay (Mumbai) have been named the top three public technical universities in India.
Delhi, Bihar, and Gujarat are home to the top three of Outlook-ICARE's top 10 Emerging State Public Universities in 2022.
Jadavpur University in West Bengal has been named the best State Public University in India for its academic research excellence and competitive placement by Outlook's annual ICARE university rankings.
Jawaharlal Nehru University tops Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 20 Central Universities in 2022, followed by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Delhi University.
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Outlook's annual ICARE rankings of India’s top 15 Emerging State Private Universities in 2022 has named Vellore Institute of Technology in Amravati as the best in the category.
OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat has been ranked the best State-Private University in India as per Outlook's annual ICARE rankings. Chandigarh University in Mohali and Nirma University in Ahmedabad have secured second and third place respectively.
The pro-Indian government militia, Ikhwan-ul-Muslimeen—that targeted Pakistan-backed militants in Kashmir—was launched in 1993 by popular folk singer-turned militant Kuka Parray
The culture of rifles among Adivasis, aided by the ever-increasing deployment of paramilitary forces, has permanently mutated the central Indian forests in Chhattisgarh.
In Uttar Pradesh, especially, encounter killings have become the new normal and have gained wider acceptability among civilians as well as law enforcement agencies in the past few years.
The highest levels of government keep encouraging police, paramilitary and army units to eliminate "undesirables" even as the public cheers the rogue elements from the sidelines
Experts feel Prashant Kishor wants to replicate AAP’s (Aam Aadmi Party) formula of issue-based politics in Delhi, but contend that it may not be possible in Bihar
Successful leaders must learn to prioritise the personal and professional recognition of others’ accomplishments, as well as the achievements of the institution, over their own.
The first National Education Policy (NEP), with an unprecedented allocation of 6 per cent of the GDP towards education, aims at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.
The secret killings are not the first cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Assam. Since the 1990s, individual cases of extrajudicial killings have been reported in the state.
South Asia has a particularly blood-soaked record of extrajudicial killings as State-sponsored hit squads are always at work, taking out political opponents and critics
12 Maharashtra police officers took on Mumbai’s underworld and broke its back. All of them fell from grace faster than their trek to fame.
Since there is a thin line between exercising the right to self-defence, retaliation and using excessive force, police encounters must always be looked at with a critical eye, say experts
The government retaliation against Khalistani terrorism inaugurated a chapter in the state's history that's yet to end
Not only are fake ‘encounter’ killings by cops rampant across the country, they are wildly cheered by a people who have lost faith in the criminal justice system