Friday, 20 April, 2018

Governance

‘Good touch & bad touch’ to be new life lessons on the cover of Punjab school textbooks

Punjab takes a cue from NCERT, which last year decided to include similar information in its textbooks being used in CBSE affiliated schools.
Women travel inside a metro

The metro may get you to work faster, but it is also spreading diseases in your city

New studies show that the rise of infectious diseases in India is connected to fast urbanisation and human mobility. 
Silent march protest regarding Justice for Judge B H Loya, Mumbai, India. Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

SC declines fresh probe in CBI judge Loya’s death, says pleas a bid to settle political scores

Judge Loya died on 1 December 2014 while attending a wedding with fellow judges in Nagpur. At the time, he was the special judge in the trial for the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Shiekh.
File photo of VijayRaghavan

Modi govt’s top scientist to use Twitter & local languages to take science to the masses

VijayRaghavan is a man of the times, who believes social media can help make science more accessible to the layperson.  
Protest against Kathua

Kathua rape-murder case was actually ‘cracked’ in Delhi, thanks to just one spot of blood

Evidence was sent to Delhi for forensic tests, and despite the washed clothing of the victim, the lab found a spot of blood that is said to have tied everything together.
PM Modi with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven

Modi’s visit helps India & Sweden bury the Bofors ghost & focus on defence, security ties

Besides defence, the two countries have also decided to strengthen cooperation in security, with an emphasis on cyber security.
File photo of BCCI headquarters in Mumbai

Law Commission says BCCI should come under RTI Act

BCCI continues to be regarded as a private body although it has received tax exemptions and land grants from governments.
income tax

Behave properly with taxpayers: Income tax department tells its officers

The poor conduct of tax officers and staff is believed to have drawn a lot of complaints from taxpayers, damaging the image of the department.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field in Kolkata | PTI Photo

Govt pushes NITI Aayog for land leasing law but RSS affiliates poke holes in draft

The Modi government is pushing for a Land Leasing Act to make land tenancy easier before the upcoming elections.
File photo of a gavel

Law Commission says no changes to dreaded contempt of court law

Concerns have often been raised about the misuse of the act in criminal contempt cases, but the commission says there are enough safeguards built into the law.
journalist protest

Indian journalists face a brutal equation: Fight together for press freedoms or perish

The media can disagree, fight and judge each other. But it can survive and thrive only by closing ranks when its first principles are under attack.

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