Gogoi has been charged of “waging war against the state” by urging people at a public rally to pick up guns.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
Faced with dogged opposition, Rajasthan assembly Speaker said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members.
To counter the civil rights movement, Alabama had passed a law protecting the reputation of public officials, and the justification given for it was eerily similar to that given by the Rajasthan government.
Sewage treatment plants coming up after June 2019 – except in major state capitals and metropolitan cities – need to only conform to 30 mg/litre of biochemical oxygen demand.
Defending the questions, BJP spokesperson says the questions are “related to the social fabric of the state that should be known by the aspirants of government jobs.”
Modi, while inaugurating a RoRo ferry service in Gujarat, said it was the first of its kind. But RoRo vessels have been used by companies to move cars, coal and fertiliser across the country for some time now.
While the draft does include new paragraphs on illegal mining and sustainable development, experts question whether it will be, as the Supreme Court recently put it, “effective, meaningful and implementable”.
The move has come within weeks of former Union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that the Centre initiate peace talks in the Valley.
The Union home ministry today appointed former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma the Centre’s representative for dialogue with stakeholders to reach a political solution in Kashmir.
While the aim of all subsidy schemes is to increase the income of the beneficiary households so that they can meet their requirements, replacing them with the UBI will also mean losing some of the other benefits of these schemes.
The Bihar government issued a notification last year saying the Lohar community would be issued ST certificates. But the Supreme Court later rejected the modification of SC/ST lists.
The bill amends CrPC, 1973, and restricts the media from naming a public servant until the Rajasthan government allows the case to be investigated.
By raising funds from the Green Climate Fund board, the government can help farmers meet partially or fully the cost of clearing their farms of crop residue by means other than burning it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the previous UPA government of using the environment plea to halt development along the Gujarat coastline.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
On the afternoon of October 22, 1993, jawans from the Border Security Force opened fire in Bijbehara town, killing 43 civilians. No one was ever punished for the crime.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
The Centre’s interlocutor, R. N. Ravi, is to reach Dimapur in Nagaland on October 23 to have the first detailed meeting with six Naga political groups to help reach an accord.
Adhia said GST, which amalgamates more than a dozen central and state levies like excise duty, service tax and VAT, will take about a year to stabilise.
An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
The central bank thus dismissed reports claiming it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers to bank accounts.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Janata Dal (United) spokesman-turned-dissident takes on the Election Commission, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath.
Amid an emerging crisis triggered by a fall in hydel and nuclear power generation, the coal ministry is continuing to discourage imports in an effort to defend its narrative of surplus coal availability.
“After 30 years of attaining statehood, it is the right time we get separate cadres so that development percolates down to all parts of the state in the real sense,” chief minister Pema Khandu said.
Farmers of Nindar village on the outskirts of Jaipur are protesting against the acquisition of over 1,300 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
Pellet guns have become the first line of attack for security forces against protestors in Kashmir, its unabated use blinding hundreds in the Valley.
It appears that one set of senior railway officials had Suresh Prabhu’s ear and another now has Goyal’s ear. Has the existing bureaucracy merely gained an upper hand again or has the bureaucratic animal been transformed?
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The leadership deficit blighting our criminal justice system is too urgent an issue – its redressal should not be postponed and it cannot be left to the investigating agencies.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
The Central Information Commission has called for more accountability in the recruitment and promotion process in banks and insurance companies.
He said the weak response from the government raises serious doubts about the scheme.
While the cost of hospitalisation has gone up more than 10% between 2004 and 2014, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’s insurance coverage has remained unchanged.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
Pankaj Mishra had been warned by the CRPF against posting videos and comments on social media after his video castigating the Union home minister had gone viral in April.
In rural Bihar, poor nutrition is caused by interrelated factors like the low-intake of nutritious food, lack of healthcare, poor sanitation, early marriage and the lack of breastfeeding.
Generous funds won’t change the fundamental nature of the police system in India, which citizens are increasingly mistrustful of.
Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
In their conduct and demeanour, only Aarushi’s parents remained above the level of the pulp drama of which they were made the villains.