The move has come within weeks of former Union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that the Centre initiate peace talks in the Valley.
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The Bihar government issued a notification last year saying the Lohar community would be issued ST certificates. But the Supreme Court later rejected the modification of SC/ST lists.
While the Congress and BJP are in a verbal spat over the election commission’s decision to not announce the Gujarat election dates, former chief election commissioners are mostly refusing to get drawn into the debate.
The Central Information Commission has called for more accountability in the recruitment and promotion process in banks and insurance companies.
While the cash crunch and increased prices due to GST have led to a sharp decline in demand, repeated appeals of traders to the Centre have failed to evoke a response.
One of the victims claimed that the attackers forced him to say “Jai Hanuman”.
The developments assume significance as in the past, several persons with disabilities have suffered humiliation at the hands of security or airlines staff at airports across India.
RTI activist Commodore (Retd.) Lokesh K. Batra says he was provided details on the appointment of information commissioners during the Manmohan Singh era, but under the Modi government, there has been a marked change.
The Talwars, acquitted by the high court on Thursday, never had a chance to defend themselves properly since the murder investigation was mishandled says Rebecca John.
Whistleblower Herve Falciani, a former HSBC Bank employee, had said in 2015 that the Indian authorities weren’t using all the information he provided on people stashing black money abroad.
The Supreme Court had called for applications three months before the post of the chief information commissioner fell vacant but no notification was issued in the state.
Close proximity to Parliament and the presence of a police station nearby made it a perfect place for protests for nearly twenty five years.
Within just three years of coming to power, the BJP government has already named a large number of schemes after some of the prominent leaders of the Sangh.
The Delhi chief minister made this statement before the assembly passed the Guest Teachers’ Regularisation Bill, which has been objected to by the lieutenant governor.
Electoral bonds, as proposed in Union Budget and passed by parliament, would only add to opaqueness in funding, claims a Delhi-based NGO.
An RTI asking whether action was taken against a state assembly official, who was pulled up by the EC, has been rejected on the grounds of privacy.
The police has registered a case against the school authorities under IPC Section 305 for abetment of suicide of a child.
The award, which honours human rights defenders, went to the two activists for their “decades of campaigning for human rights” in Jammu and Kashmir.
The group, led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, noted that the recent statements issued by government functionaries “hold promise for the Kashmiris”.
The Delhi high court has ordered the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to grant Digant Jain, who cleared two rounds of counselling, admission in a medical college.
The Central Information Commission said the questions raised before the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights were in “public interest”.
Eleven years after order, none of the states have conformed to the guidelines, says a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report.
Information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu held that the National Commission for Women had failed in the discharge of its responsibility towards its women employees.
The Supreme Court had earlier directed medical bodies to refrain from such action and formed a panel to see which streams could accommodate those with colour blindness.
The court also set timelines for the circulation of manuals and guidelines, the constitution of a board of visitors and to tabulate details on juveniles who died an unnatural death.
Lawyers in the cow vigilantism case will urge the court to transfer the case outside the state and monitor it closely.
An RTI activist says he has sent the chief minister repeated letters asking him to address the issue, but received no response.
Coming together under the banner of NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, the workers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar since September 11.
According to NGO Common Cause, Modi missed an opportunity to to set a high benchmark to fight systemic corruption by not putting in place an accountable system to appoint the new Comptroller and Auditor General.
Low budget, poor pay, delays in payment are being used as tools to lower the interest of people in the scheme, say activists.
With Nitin Gadkari promising to “bulldoze” industry stakeholders who do not make the transition to electric, both industrialists and environmentalists feel that a proper road-map and stable policy regulations are needed.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
Given that waste segregation and incineration come with their own drawbacks, the need of the hour is to identify a large plot away from human settlements that can be used as a landfill.
Attempts to revoke Article 35A seen as attempt by Centre to change special status and may lead to “uprising”, finds report.
With the reshuffle, the strength of the Union council has gone up to 76, just six short of the maximum cap of 82 imposed by Article 72 of the constitution.
The Delhi high court-appointed commissioner says beneficiaries are denied rations for not possessing Aadhaar and suggested that the food department pay compensation.
RTI activists say the move will enhance transparency, but the legal fraternity is divided on the issue despite agreeing that the move is good for constitutional matters.
Even though a folder containing public comments was lost in 2010, the Centre has not changed the way it maintains records in such matters.
Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has come under fire for denying admission to a student suffering from thalassemia.
When the forest service officer had earlier sought a copy of the report, the Intelligence Bureau had objected to sharing it.