The federal finance ministry in August renewed the National Health Mission with $20 billion of funding between 2017-20, against the health ministry’s estimated requirement of $25 billion.
Despite sanitation experts and studies pointing out that a majority of these toilets are ineffective or ill maintained, an approximate Rs 1,200 crore has been allocated for fitting additional coaches with bio-toilets.
Political compulsions and legislative demands have time and again resulted in deviations from the conventional three-session calendar.
Defying the administration, school teachers have refused to implement administration’s order to photograph people defecating in the open.
Days before the PM replaced the deal with one that would eventually exclude HAL and favour Reliance, the Dassault CEO had said ‘contract finalisation and signature could come very soon.’ So what changed?
Through the campaign, survivors are making five demands to Prime Minister Modi and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Do we really want a scenario where sitting judges are ordering investigations against their fellow judges?
The Delhi high court asked the state government to reveal the reason behind denying open and semi-open jail facilities to women prisoners.
The government believes the return of the footballer, who was emerging as militancy’s new poster boy, will lead to more surrenders as it mulls a new rehabilitation policy.
The exercise runs counter to the spirit of the SC’s directions where it had advised the government to ensure there are “no contingencies” while the case was pending.
The matter pertains to the alleged over-invoicing of imports and the sum involved is Rs 5,500 crore.
J.P. Singh allegedly accepted “huge bribes” from hawala operators as well as bookies while investigating the Surat hawala racket and IPL betting cases.
What is needed is not just reforms in the organisation structures of centralised police and paramilitary forces but some rethinking to update criminal laws.
“While the general numbers for child labour dwindled from 162 million to 152 million since 2013, in rural areas the number grew: from 98 to 108 million.”
T.C.A. Raghavan’s The People Next Door is written with deep personal knowledge and a genuine investment in the India-Pakistan relationship.
On this World Toilet Day, let’s turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste.
The two main ambiguities in the Act’s regulatory mechanism are what is regulated and who are obligated to share benefits under the Act.
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
Flood and drought often drive the rural poor to cities. Those who are landless often stay on. Risking lives under the open sky, they hope a city’s many work opportunities will help them survive somehow.
The blank editorial, published on National Press Day, highlights the grave threat posed by state government’s ‘black law’ to journalism.
The farmers had buried themselves in the land to protest against the acquisition of 1,350 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Cartoonists have illustrated the perception that Dineshwar Sharma’s mission is futile, especially after earlier interlocutors’ reports have been ignored or rejected by the Centre.
The IPS officer’s death, his financial distress and the indifference of his seniors to his plight have put focus on the urgent need to hold the defunct police leadership accountable.
Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s claims that despite the CBI indicting the accused, the central vigilance commissioner had let the officers off the hook.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
The demand has been made following a finance ministry assessment on October 25 of the financial health of 14 state companies, including top miner NMDC Ltd and trading firm MMTC Ltd.
The jawans were patrolling when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near their camp this morning.
Infosys has said that the Confederation of All India Traders’ allegations are “completely inaccurate”.
The success of such cleanliness programmes cannot be measured through factors like waste disposal and no open defecation alone; its role in reducing epidemic outbreak is equally important.
“Living standards have fallen, joblessness and job insecurity has increased, and the country’s self-reliance is threatened by your government’s policies.”
While United Nations special rapporteur Leo Heller’s report argued that the question of water supply and drinking water had also been overlooked, the Centre sharply rejected these claims.
From the neon-lit lanes of Mumbai, Delhi and Gurugram to the inaccessible hamlets of Kupwara and Sukma, the culture of the police’s unaccountability for the plight of victims of crimes must go.
In July, attorney general K. K. Venugopal had told the court that NRIs could not be allowed to vote by merely changing the rules made under the Representation of People Act.
The 14 officers included those from Assam Police Service, Assam Civil Service and allied services posted in various districts.
“Why was the Aadhaar card made mandatory when the Centre can’t provide the software for issuing it to each citizen?” the Justice asked.
Modi government ministers should take a leaf from the younger Doval’s playbook and stop the demonisation of Pakistan and Pakistanis.
According to studies, both the earlier schemes had failed in reducing pollution considerably.
The decision comes as air pollution levels spiked in the national capital.