With today’s deaths, the toll in the latest wave of floods in the state rose to 49. The overall death figure in this year’s flood in Assam is 133.
With the malaise of malnourishment turning into a spectre haunting the poor in Uttar Pradesh, new-borns being the worst hit, one suspects the “youngest India by 2020” statistics is only taking stock of urban demographics.
Activists accuse government, UIDAI of not taking corrective steps and challenge CEO Ajay Pandey to put up details of those who have been punished for Aadhaar-based exclusion.
A bench of justices considered the statement of the lawyer appearing for the two police officers and asked them to “step down” from their posts.
The two are often equated and while there are similarities, like both relate to the timely delivery of public services by the government and both have digitised databases, there are some critical fundamental differences.
The businesses that moved have left a deep legacy on the economic and developmental policies in both India and Pakistan.
Barely three months before IFFI, the new I&B ministry has dismantled the film preview and steering committees, casting a shadow over the festival.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
In his speech, Sarkar said the spirit of secularism is under attack across the country.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s United Bengal Plan That Could Have Changed the Course of India’s History
Suhrawardy, a largely forgotten figure today, was Bengal’s chief minister in 1946 and is often mis-remembered as a Hindu-hating communal leader.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
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Design institutes across the country are brimming with eager students who can provide branding solutions, yet the government repeatedly turns to amateurs, ignoring previous lessons.
Difficulties in curbing fraud, a flawed incentive structure and a focus on infrastructure over placements are deeply hurting the Modi government’s flagship skilling scheme and subverting its larger goals.
Despite legislations and promises to the contrary, the government is not doing everything it can to be more open and accessible.
According to a CBI investigation, medical colleges debarred by the Supreme Court paid health ministry officials large sums to try and get the order lifted.
A committee working under the ministry has written to a Nobel laureate, academics and governments countering their criticisms of homeopathy.
‘Stalking’ entails seeking to make contact to “foster personal interaction” – this is not what happened with Kundu, as the accused were driven by anything but to foster interaction, personal or otherwise.
Relatives of the 2010 fake encounter victims are still in shock over the armed forces tribunal decision to suspend the sentence of the guilty officers and jawans.
There is no official data to back up the prime minister’s claim that the use of “Aadhaar and technology” had led to the discovery of nearly 4 crore bogus ration cards.
The state government’s decision will likely benefit about three lakh residing in 3,000 slums across the state.
The board also told the apex court in an affidavit that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
The success of Rajiv Kumar’s tenure, who has moved from the left of the ideological spectrum to the right, will depend whether he succeeds in moving the Aayog away from being a government mouthpiece and creating a shared narrative around job creation.
Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has called it a violation of human rights and child rights, and has demanded an explanation from the director general of jails.
Irom Sharmila and Desmond Coutinho plan to marry in Kodaikanal. But many in the area oppose the marriage, seeing the two as a “threat to peace and stability of the hills”.
In Madhya Pradesh, where the scale of displacement is highest, the government has gone back on its previous promises of adequate rehabilitation.
While multiple parallel plans are in place, there is no cohesion; not even the basic high tide mapping matches across the coast.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.
Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago.
The poll witnessed a voting of 98.21% as 771 of 785 eligible MPs cast their votes, of whom 90.83 per cent MPs voted within the first three hours.
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Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case, today moved the Delhi High Court alleging that despite an order not to subject him to violence inside Tihar jail, he was tortured.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud. It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person,” the home ministry said.
Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems, said the external affairs minister in Parliament on Thursday.
Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option.
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.
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