The tragedy struck barely two days after torrential rain that brought the city to its knees by crippling road, rail and air services, inundating homes and leaving at least 10 people dead.
Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University.
The report saying that there was “no compelling reason to align MGNREGA and states’ minimum wages again”. Wages paid under the Act were last adjusted to meet minimum pay in 2009.
Even though a folder containing public comments was lost in 2010, the Centre has not changed the way it maintains records in such matters.
How could the RSS have been part of the movement for Indian nationalism when it stands for Hindu nationalism?
Farmers with the smallest land holdings and landless agricultural labourers who need financial support do not have access to formal sources of credit and do not benefit from loan waivers.
The Rajasthan government had written to the CBI for a probe into alleged land scams in Bikaner, including those involving a company linked to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the government over the last two-three years has made tax evasion difficult and that has come as a “rude shock” to many.
The principal, giving a break up of the numbers, said 213 of the 290 children had died in the neo-natal ward of the ICU and 77 in the encephalitis ward.
The Supreme Court has said that now that the deadline has been extended, it will hear a batch of Aadhaar-related petitions in November.
The team of eight policemen who have been arrested were part of a special investigation team set up on July 9 to probe the case.
Is it time to change tactics with regard to privacy and Aadhaar? It seems likely that the Act will be upheld as constitutional, when looked at whether it falls foul of our fundamental right to privacy.
Various lawyers’ associations have termed the government’s initial action as ‘interference’ since the constitution clearly separates powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
The new rule has been put in place to make communication with Chinese Liberation Army soldiers at the India-China border smoother.
Eight years after the state government’s affordable housing policy, municipal corporations, developers and the Rajasthan’s housing department are playing a game of hot potato.
When the forest service officer had earlier sought a copy of the report, the Intelligence Bureau had objected to sharing it.
It is high time the government realises that all good researchers should be treated equal, that they don’t deserve to become embedded in a rather illogical hierarchical setup.
Under the premiership of Narendra Modi, India’s culture of one-party dominance is violating both standard operating procedures and dharma to get the better of its political rivals.
Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh turned violent following the verdict this afternoon where he was found guilty of rape.
We must address the diversity within the Muslim community and achieve representation, democratisation and accountability to truly fight for women’s equality.
The last 24 hours have been witness to a fundamental shift in the way our legal regime considers our routine actions. However, the battle has just begun.
National Register of Citizens Told to Segregate ‘Original Assam Inhabitants’ From Among 48 Lakh Applicants
The 48 lakh applicants submitted a panchayat certificate, which is only a supporting document, to prove their citizenship.
Seventeen Years On, SC Notice on Pathribal Fake Encounter Brings Little Hope of Justice to Victims’ Families
“When it comes to Kashmir, the institutions and justice system turns blind. Nobody can understand what we have gone through all these years.”
The judgment makes it clear that in a democracy, the rights of minorities, especially discrete and insular ones, are as sacred as those conferred on citizens to protect their freedoms and liberties.
Lakhs of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers, now camping in Panchkula and Chandigarh in support of their ‘Living God’, are most impressed with his welfare work.
The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.
Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Marriage must now conclusively be held to be a secular institution, governed by civil law that confers equal rights on men and women within a marriage.
Home Ministry Admits It Has Standard Operating Procedures On ‘Human Shield’ But Doesn’t Give Details
The Centre had admitted in 2013 that a draft on such a policy was circulated to the states and armed forces.
The inmates said they had written to the president, the prime minister and to the ministry of external affairs a number of times before going on strike.
While firms in the FMCG and auto sectors have done well, certain power, steel and telecom companies – where access to natural resources and political connections are crucial to success – have performed horribly.
Maintenance tenders at the Sports Injury Centre in Delhi’s Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital show several financial irregularities, a committee formed to look into the matter has said in its report.
The CBI has charged Shahabuddin under sections of the Indian Penal Code related to criminal conspiracy and murder and provisions of Arms Act,
It is the duty of the government to ensure that institutions are not denied the minority character on highly technical grounds and in total disregard to their origin and history.
Data shows that post demonetisation – announced on November 9, 2016 – the number of fatal instances in Kashmir have in fact gone up.
Eight officers, including a secretary-level Railway Board official, have faced action over the derailment that left 22 people dead and 156 injured.
The merger of the NCRB and the Bureau of Police Research and Development seems like an attempt to gain more control over security-related data.
‘This is a case where there was no dispute about the factum of killing, the identity of the killers or the identity of the victims.’
Are these children just a piece of news, some numbers, data? Or a legacy of 70 years of apathy that runs in my – and everybody else’s – free veins?
“The toll due to floods triggered by rains in Nepal and northern parts of the state stood at 119 on Thursday and 98 lakh people in 16 districts were hit.”
The injured passengers have been admitted in various hospitals in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar.