This year’s People’s Padma awardees aptly reflect the true spirit of the endeavour. It has a wide and formidable range with respect to issues, region and communities. In the last seven years, Narendra Modi government has steadily worked toward de-eliticising this prestigious award by making it more and more diverse.
Altaf Raja’s custodial death needs impartial probe. It’s a failure of authorities
Altaf Raja’s death in police custody in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj raises grave suspicion. Such incidents in custody, even a ‘suicide’, points to the failure of authorities. It doesn’t help that the police version has gaps. UP police must now conduct an impartial probe and implement corrective measures in the system.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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