Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Governance

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.
TISS

Protesting students win as TISS panel tells govt to revert to old scholarship model

The panel also wants higher government funding, increase in post-matric scholarships to match fee structure at TISS, among others.
University Grants Commission building

UGC asks universities to forget new order on hiring SC/ST faculty after govt goes to court

The order had said instead of the current practice of institution-wise hiring of SC/ST teachers, there would now be a department-wise reservation system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi set for landmark London trip as Britain eyes ‘post-Brexit’ partners

Prime Minister Modi is reportedly one of only three attending Commonwealth leaders invited for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II Wednesday evening.
A 3D printed humanoid robot at Mumbai techfest 2015

India’s young could give it an edge in the fourth industrial revolution, says WEF chief

The world is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution and Børge Brende says India needs to bolster its investment in infrastructure to take advantage of it.
A school in India | Pixabay

Like doctors, Modi govt wants to make it compulsory for teachers to work in villages

Central govt working on policy to bring 60.61 lakh out-of-school children back into the system; CABE sub-committee recommends following doctors' model.
Dalit activists protest against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act | PTI

Hard fact: Despite quotas, Dalits, tribals are nowhere in Delhi’s corridors of power

Even OBC representation in higher bureaucracy is no more than 2.89 per cent; retired officers claim Dalits & tribals continue to face discrimination in career.
Mecca blast accused Aseemanand who was acquitted by a special NIA court in Hyderabad|PTI

Judge who passed Mecca Masjid verdict & resigned is accused of corruption

The judge, Ravinder Reddy, is alleged to have granted bail to an accused out of turn in Nov 2017, which led to an official complaint against him in the HC.
Representational image of an Indian farmer at work

Met forecast of ‘normal’ monsoon spells good news for BJP ahead of 2019

Farm crisis in poll-bound states of Karnataka, MP and Rajasthan, had made BJP jittery, especially after it suffered reverses in rural Gujarat in 2017 polls.

Why are Uttarakhand’s young leaving the state? Govt report to shed light soon

A lack of employment opportunities for the state’s youngsters is among the factors thought to be forcing them to seek work elsewhere.
Graphic design by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: One nation, one poll — a good idea or an impractical plan for India?

Recently, the Law Commission released a draft paper supporting 'one nation, one poll.' Experts weigh in on the talks of holding simultaneous elections from the Panchayat to the Parliament in India.
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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