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.
Given his government’s record of inaction, however, the latest disclosures are also likely to sink without a trace.
While the Supreme Court has approved the draft of the comprehensive action plan to tackle “severe plus” levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR, it is yet to be finalised.
The Tamil television channel is controlled by jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala’s family.
A study in December 2016 reported 40% and 32% job losses in the age groups of 40-55 and 22-30 years respectively during the first 50 days of demonetisation.
The state’s many riverside projects around Vijayawada and ‘new’ Amaravati have turned fish workers into daily wage labourers, probably on sites where their homes once stood.
The circular was issued soon after Smriti Irani’s induction into the ministry.
The details of the clean chit are not known – and the press release issued by the CBI on October 31, 2017, raises more questions than it answers.
Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission had directed the state government in July to give Rs 10 lakh compensation for torture to Dar.
The army chief’s decision to deploy soldiers to build railway over-bridges and clean up garbage reflects a desire to please his political masters, even if at the cost of the men he commands.
Twenty-two discharged prison inmates were suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, blood cancer and hypoglycemia.
Carnatic music vocalist T.M. Krishna on receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, his latest music video ‘Privacy Matters’, his opposition to Aadhaar and the progressive Uniform Civil Code draft.
Vinod Dua discusses the recent Supreme Court hearing in the Aadhaar case and Prime Minister Modi’s style of governance.
The National Security Act will allow the Uttar Pradesh police to keep Chandrashekhar, who was granted bail on November 2, under further detention.
Rana Pratap had an Afghan general, while Shivaji, who is being shown as a Hindu icon, was fighting the Mughals for political and regional assertion – not Hindu consolidation.
The court said the final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of November.
However, the court also said that the constitutional scheme was prima facie tilted in favour of the lieutenant governor in the union territory of Delhi.
The Centre also ordered a probe by the NTPC’s executive director into the incident while the state administration ordered a magisterial probe.
“This a question of democracy, of expression, of the people’s opinion of pride,” the Rajasthan Patrika editorial said.
The toll from the explosion could rise further as people are feared to be trapped inside the plant.
After years of resistance against the disputed redevelopment project announced in 2009, Delhi Development Authority evicted the residents of the colony, flattening 400 houses.
The separatist leaders said that for any meaningful dialogue to take place, the government must first acknowledge that there is a dispute that has to be resolved.
Collusion between the police and the ruling Congress grounded the law-enforcing machinery to an administrative halt.
In its charge sheet, the CBI said forensic analysis of the hard disk from the recovered computer did not have any mention of the word ‘CM’ on it.
Disregarding a Supreme Court order, the central and state governments have linked Aadhaar to a multitude of health and social security schemes.
Ashok Lahoty warned that anyone opposing this decision “should go to Pakistan”.
To build the ‘prosperity’ highway, the state plans to acquire around 21,000 acres of land. This includes six acres of Padmabai’s farm, where she cultivates cotton,bajra and moong.
Vinod Dua discusses politics in Gujarat in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections and Subramanian Swamy’s criticism of Aadhaar.
From the police and CBI to the courts and correctional facilities, reform is required at every stage of the system.
The Central Information Commission has rejected an RTI plea seeking disclosure of records related to the discussions on the demand for handing over the NHPC projects.
If the rupee’s purchasing power has dipped from 19.77 yen in 1985 to 1.72 yen today, then after 50 years can a rupee buy anything more than just a fraction of a yen?