Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
This week’s column looks at communalism, debt bondage and the life of prisoners in the UK.
Punjab congress MLAs resigned en masse and Amarinder Singh quit as Lok Sabha MP after the court ruled that Punjab had no right to unilaterally terminate water-sharing agreements over the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal with neighbouring states.
The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
In Mewat, growing cow vigilantism indicates a complete lack of contemporary and historical understanding of complex cultures.
The Congress has hit back with allegations of the BJP waging a vendetta against it and claims that Justice Dhingra compromised his position, nullifying the report’s findings.
Jain monk and religious leader Tarun Sagar gave a 40-minute speech in the nude to the Haryana state assembly on Friday afternoon.
The prime minister’s measured comments on ‘gau rakshaks’ comes at a time when the Sangh parivar is desperately trying to consolidate in Gujarat and bring Dalits and other backward Hindu communities within its fold.
In order for things to change, say women’s rights activists, a social and legal overhaul is needed – where the focus is the woman rather than the accused.
To give stagnant agricultural growth a boost, a shift must be made from concentrating on the country’s food security to focusing on the farmers’ income security.
The high court of Haryana and Punjab asserted that there was no doubt that gang rape had occurred during the Haryana jat agitations.
The government did not implement the Swaminathan commission recommendation of an MSP set at 50% over cost as it feared “price distortions in markets”.
Citing “nefarious activities” on the part of rioters, the Justice T.P. Garg commission has recommended compensation of Rs 12.07 crore to the families of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Haryana.
A bureaucratic maze of forms and formalities dogs people with disabilities who seek the welfare they are entitled to.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
If the Prakash Singh committee report is ignored, nobody should be surprised if what happened in Haryana repeats itself across the country.
Opposition leaders have termed the move unconstitutional and draconian.
Witness testimonies and the report from a people’s tribunal show that the government cannot absolve itself of responsibility for the Jat violence and its impact.
Despite the creation of self-help groups and microfinance schemes, Hemlata Manglani’s case studies reveal that the social environment for women’s enterprises in Haryana has not improved.
At the core of a democracy is the idea that a person has the opportunity to represent her fellow citizens and exercise power on their behalf.
Indian parents prefer sons because they expect to depend on them in their old age.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.
The bill takes the total quota in Haryana to over 50%, in violation of Supreme Court guidelines, and seeks to provide reservation on religious ground, which the apex court has previously rejected.
The local community has dismissed all reports of sexual violence and rape, but the atmosphere in Murthal is shrouded in mystery.
The manner in which the RSS poster boy in Haryana faltered in the face of the recent Jat agitation tells us a lot about the qualities of a swayamsewak.
The violence related to the Jat reservation agitation does not augur well for the upcoming Happening Haryana investors’ summit.
As the quota violence wears down and the government ponders over the detailing of its proposed new legislation to give Jats reservation, one wonders what steps will be taken, if any, to bridge the ugly caste divide brewing in Haryana.
Rather than recklessly expanding the beneficiary, what is needed is to address India’s economic stagnation and removing weaknesses in reservations.
With stricter laws and harsher punishments being enforced for cow slaughter and beef consumption, it would seem there has never been a worse time in India to be a butcher or someone who eats beef.
Newspaper editorials can criticise, but Kiku Sharda ridiculed a so-called godman, and this his political supporters could not tolerate
By this one judgement of setting qualifying standards to contest elections, the Supreme Court has ensured that power at the grassroots level will remain in the hands of the entrenched elite.
Throughout the previous decade, Bihar has consistently been the lowest per capita recipient of fuel subsidy transfers amongst all states and Union Territories.
There is no evidence to show that media houses are more sensitive to socio-economic problems than politicians. Politicians at least have to face their voters in the next election. The media have no such demands on their accountability.
Forget about your right to eat what you want. The fight is now over your right to not be killed for what you eat.
Like many people I took the PM’s election slogan of ‘Na Khaoonga, na khaane doonga’ at face value… I am hugely disappointed, says the Magsaysay Award winning bureaucrat-turned-whistleblower
With missionary zeal, the erstwhile Hooda government tried to remove obstacles in the path of DLF’s ‘leisure’ project in Gurgaon.
Photographs from Atali village tell their own story