The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital
Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
The draft National Litigation Policy aims to make government an efficient litigant, however, the law ministry is yet to provided a timeline for its implementation.
Activists have urged the chief information commissioner to reveal the reasons behind Acharyulu losing charge of the HRD ministry and have demanded that in the absence of valid grounds, the charge be restored.
In a letter declining the job, Bhati said his removal on the grounds of physical disability had “caused hurt” and eroded his faith in the DDA’s policies.
In the BJP’s lust for power, old friends are being conveniently forgotten and new alliances are being forged.
The new disabilities law mandates protection of employment and promotions. Will this be a test case for Modi to prove he is serious about disability rights?
The case pertaining to the expenditure incurred by Modi during his foreign travels had come into the limelight when it was revealed that he owed Rs 134 crore to cash-strapped Air India.
The Delhi chief minister said that Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab chief ministerial candidate will be a local MLA.
In response to an RTI application, the air force could not sufficiently account for the expenditure incurred during these trips.
Manish Sisodia, Kejriwal’s deputy in Delhi addressed a rally in Mohali where he urged voters to vote with the assumption that Kejriwal will the chief minister
The law commission has engaged a law firm to send questionnaires to stakeholders to determine the feasibility of the Lodha Panel recommendations on legalising betting and bringing the BCCI under the purview of the RTI Act.
Lawyers believe that contempt laws should be used more for when the executive flouts laws rather than for individual utterances.
The elections from teachers’ and graduates’ constituencies were effected with the intention of ensuring that educated voters help to curb criminality in politics, but these polls seem to be numerically ineffectual.
Saying the Delhi Commission for Women is more responsive than ever before, they accused the Centre of undermining the commission’s autonomy.
The Central Information Commission has directed the university to expedite the inquiry into the death of Vimal Kumar Chaudhary, who allegedly committed suicide in June 2014.
An RTI activist has alleged that cases received by the commission after September have been mostly left unscrutinised and have not been filed.
The commission may even hold the symbol back, as it did when the Congress split, and ask both groups to fight the upcoming UP assembly polls on new symbols.
Three BJP-led municipal corporations in Delhi are either not maintaining or refusing to share data on the 25% reservation for economically weaker sections in school admissions.
With the ban lifted the ‘Kashmir Reader’ put out an eight page edition today, but editor Hilal Mir is still not sure why the ban was imposed at all.
Fear of unemployment, reduction in aid for poor and marginalised communities grows as Centre continues its clampdown on foreign funding for NGOs.
The government body meant to uphold the RTI has said they are too understaffed and overworked to collect and collate all the information sought by applicants.
Government Ignores Vulnerability of Persons With Disabilities During Natural Disasters, Says Activist
On filing RTIs with two government authorities, activist Satendra Singh learnt that they have no data or plan on how to make disaster risk reduction and management more inclusive.
The official line seems to be, ‘Show me your money but I won’t show you my records’.
Najeeb Jung’s tenure as lieutenant governor of Delhi has been marked by repeated disputes with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on issues of jurisdiction.
The party has accused the AAP of only being interested in firing salvos and then running away from debating them.
Jitender Singh, the minister of state in the prime minister’s office has made repeated false claims in parliament on the state of transparency legislations
Dev Ashish Bhattacharya has cited desertion by his lawyers and a conflict of interest for the presiding judge whose wife contested polls on a Congress tickets as reasons for seeking a transfer.
A study by Transparency International found that very few cases of corruption are registered in India, with even fewer convictions.
The MPs, from six political parties, have also questioned why RSS-affiliated groups that spread hatred are not being investigated for FCRA violations.
The NGOs have termed the move “vindictive” and one that disregards all explanations.
Despite the work of the the Delhi Commission for Women showing results for the first time in years, its autonomy is being compromised, its head says.
Several civil rights groups have slammed the Centre for cancelling the FCRA licence of 25 NGOs and have said that by doing so the government has undermined India’s global reputation on human rights.
The apex court said today, it would hear arguments from both parties and listed the final hearing the matter for January 18, 2017.
Bastar journalist Santosh Yadav is the only one from India to be behind bars due to his work, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Though the MEA cited Annexure K as a solution for such cases, the required magistrate’s attestation on the form has allegedly become another source of hassle and harassment for some.
The advocacy group has released a statement saying it is exploring all possible legal options to challenge the government’s order.
‘We don’t agree that any money coming from abroad [for politics] will completely change our thinking. Does it mean that if FDI is coming, government will be influenced by some other country?’
Former bureaucrat E.A.S. Sarma is deeply critical of ministers, who by celebrating lavish weddings, are failing to set an example for the people at a time when money is hard to come by.
A recently released social development report focuses on disability with the objective of bringing stakeholders closer and raise issues with sensitivity.
In an interview with The Wire, D. Raja talks about the need for electoral reforms, BJP’s varying stance on FCRA when it came to the funding of NGOs and political parties and more.