Villagers in Mahoba district have not received subsidised grain despite being in the worst drought-affected district in Uttar Pradesh.
If NREGA is to have a strong impact, it must be extended to more needy villages on a larger scale, and prompt payment of wages must be ensured to help alleviate some of the issues faced by residents.
What makes matters worse in Delhi are the incessant tide of migrants, misaligned institutional structures (unwisely split between the Centre and the quasi-state of Delhi), and BJP’s ongoing vendetta against AAP.
It’s been nearly three weeks since 64 campaigners faced a riot led by Kanwar Lal Meena, Rajasthan MLA from Manohar Thana in Aklera, Jhalawar. Muscle tears, bruises, slaps and cuts have slowly started to heal. The mental trauma we faced has been pushed to the back of our […]
It is the right of the public to know and not a privilege of the elected government to share information based on its whims and fancies.
In the forested adivasi areas of Chhattisgarh, the Constitution of India and the orders of the Supreme Court hold no sway over the government.
Discretionary powers to give away government land to private citizens at subsidised prices must be done away with
The detailed proceedings of the January meeting, where the commercial cultivation of GM mustard was discussed, have been denied in response to an RTI request.
The first all-female police unit in the history of UN peacekeeping, which had been drawn from the Rapid Action Force of the the Central Reserve Police Force and deployed with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in 2007 has completed its mission. It is about to leave […]
In exonerating Rahul Sharma and criticising the government for wrongfully targeting the former police officer, the CAT has shone a spotlight on the state’s lack of interest in punishing the perpetrators of the 2002 riots.
This sensational but sorry episode is replete with many more ironies. Not the least is Herojit’s appeal to his colleagues in the police to not follow “illegal” orders.
We are falling prey to the US model, where the president acts through advisers answerable only to him. But though there is all manner of congressional oversight over them, no such safeguards are adopted by India in the ersatz model.
The Modi government should have internalised the lessons from the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems that emerged in Silicon Valley and Eindhoven rather than relying on sops and entitlements for entrepreneurs.
More should not be expected from it without greater effort by the AAP government
Challenges such as terrorism and money laundering can only be tackled if there is clarity about the role of the NSA and cooperation among the various intelligence outfits
The latest of the two cases involving the director was highlighted when CBI in October 2015 wrote to the CVO of the health ministry.
The government should talk to the armed forces to dispel the notion that they are being given a short shrift.
It is the Centre that has crossed the line of legality by trying to take away what has been given to the Delhi government by the Constitution
So Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally spoken on the Pathankot operations. He has expressed “satisfaction” over the “the decision making and its execution, the considerations that went into the tactical response. Also noted coordination among various field units …” The statement clearly reflects Modi’s full backing for National […]
Real change comes about when the people are empowered to participate in the decision making process
Additional factors, such as temperature, wind-speed and increased moisture, could account for the rise in air-pollution levels.
Opinion on social media was mixed, with some reporting positive experiences while driving because of fewer cars on the road while others complained that public transport was more crowded than usual.
Imphal: Six unnatural deaths, 70 injured on a single day is by all means a tragedy. This despite the desensitisation to violent deaths that insurgency torn places like Manipur has undergone. But the fact is the casualty figure from Monday’s tremblor could have been much worse, if at […]
A look behind the Andhra Pradesh government’s much touted land pooling policy for the new capital of Amaravati
The Delhi Government’s report reveals damning evidence against the Delhi and District Cricket Association, confirming what several other high-level inquiries have revealed in the past
The commerce minister and the pharma industry lobby used smoke and mirrors to change the narrative
What is it with BJP ministers that an official visit to the United States persuades them that there is virtue in playing deputy sheriff to Uncle Sam?
Despite the Tamil Nadu government’s best explanations, questions remain as to why the Public Works Department failed to manage the situation.
The organisers of the event said her name had “not been cleared” by the Madhya Pradesh government to attend the event
The Paris Agreement is structured in a way that allows parties flexibility in achieving their emission targets, and a strong reporting and review mechanism that will help chart progress in an accountable manner.
Petition in Madras High Court says Tamil Nadu government guilty of dereliction of duty
Given just a few hours to warn residents of the impending flood, the authorities struggled to save Chennai.
As the flood waters recede and the displaced recover their homes, how will the government intervene and ensure that the process of recovery isn’t as painful as the effects of storm?
Farm distress across the country is a warning signal for the BJP, which faces many state assembly elections in the next two years.
Chennai kicked off the last month of the year with over 200 mm of precipitation on a single day, which is more than what the entire month usually receives.
Of all states, Uttar Pradesh has the highest deficiency of rainfall this year, leading it to declare 50 of its 75 districts as drought-hit.
Many African countries, including the DRC, have for years maximised and concentrated their economic activities, at least at the macro level, in only one sector.
As a special package for women, the agenda promises 35% reservation for women in all state jobs, and to increase the existing 35% reservation for women in police sub-inspector and constable posts.
Bihar’s economy has done well, but the assets of politicians have grown at an even more impressive pace
If there is any contemporary lesson in the dispute between Nehru and Patel, it is that it is against the democratic grain to allow any one single individual to exercise unlimited power.