The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
Data from the information and broadcast ministry shows that only 30 complaints of indecency against reality shows have been acted on since 2006, and only two in the last five years.
The Delhi government campaign has built accountability in schools and motivated teachers to move away from the syllabus to address the learning deficiencies that their students have.
Despite the number of youth joining militancy and cases of infiltration rising, the MHA insists that the situation in the state is on the mend.
Over 42% of the 177 public authorities with official websites do not display any of the information required by the Jammu and Kashmir RTI Act.
An earlier RTI query filed by Subhash Chandra Agrawal had also revealed that it costs Re 1.14 to print a Re 1 note.
These 13 Maruti workers had been found guilty by the court on charges of murder, attempt to murder, rioting, destruction of property and mischief.
RTI activists have expressed concern that the rate of application rejection, without adequate reasoning, is still high.
Various water conservation schemes have been initiated to meet the rising power demand, Piyush Goyal said.
The Department of Personnel and Training, responsible for implementing the RTI, has claimed it is exempt from sharing details on the appointment of information commissioners.
Pant has previously held the portfolios of tourism, culture, pilgrimage endowment, parliamentary affairs and reorganisation in Uttarakhand.
While BJP may have swept the elections, data shows that the vote-share of other parties have actually increased since 2014.
The party is now all set to become the biggest player in the Rajya Sabha by 2018, but is still some way off from a majority
With no chief minister candidate announced before the election, it now remains to be seen who will lead the BJP government in Uttarakhand.
Defence team says union leaders were booked on the basis of planted evidence and that they will challenge the decision in Chandigarh high court.
With floods and corruption changing the contours of elections in Uttarakhand, an average of exit poll data seem to be weighing in favour of the BJP though Harish Rawat still has a chance.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Cross-examining Jaitley was former law minister Ram Jethmalani who asked at least 50 direct questions to Jaitley.
For the third time, the commission has refused information in connection to the prime minister. This time, a petition sought documents pertaining to Modi’s passport applications.
Dev Ashish Bhattacharya says there are four major flaws in the deal, including lack of approval by the mandatory board and non-issuance of notice despite an inordinate delay in construction.
Despite the medical council issuing a directive nearly 20 years ago to set up physical medicine and rehabilitation departments, most states do not have them.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
Nathuram Godse’s execution order and knowledge of the whereabouts of three of the accused are some of the documents missing from the national archives.
Special mobile apps, software, infrastructure, training for personnel and feedback mechanisms have been created to make voting easier for persons with disabilities.
Environmentalists blame a badly-planned hydropower project for the extent of flood-related destruction, while families are still waiting to be compensated.
With facilities like education and healthcare at stake, Kichha in Uttarakhand is going to be a fight between the Congress, BSP and the BJP.
Severe disenchantment and rebellion in the BJP’s ranks may give the Congress an easy victory in Nainital.
While the Congress is confident that a BJP rebel standing as an independent will work in their favour, the BJP still think they have the upper hand.
Despite being known for focussing on local issues, the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal’s presence is the state has been falling.
As Politicians Dither on Uttarakhand’s New Capital, Gairsain Residents Swing Between Hope and Despair
Locals say shifting the capital and state assembly to Gairsain would bring more funds and create more job opportunities.
People alleged that political parties have consistently ignored their issues, from the lack of clean water to flood relief.
Based on people’s demands, the elections in Tehri Garhwal are being fought on the issues of increasing employment opportunities, more tourism and promoting fruit cultivation.
While the election is being fought on the performance of the chief minister and sitting MLAs, there are differing perceptions of the large number of rebels and turncoats.
The unequal distribution of government welfare schemes, and caste and sub-caste factors are going to play a key role in the assembly polls.
Proposed amendments to RBI Act, IT Act and RP Act would leave the RBI and IT department with no means to probe funding of political parties.
Activists says solutions should be holistic, piecemeal announcements like making 500 railway stations disabled-friendly will not help much.
Many feel the move is pointless as lowering the disclosure limit requires an amendment to the Representation of Peoples Act, which remains unchanged.
The court also appointed another lawyer as an assistant as the petitioner in the case was deserted by his lawyers and struggled to find replacements.
Rs 119.70 crore was owed to Air India by the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of chartered flights by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.