Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Governance

Aadhar card

India’s landmark data privacy law won’t apply to the very cause behind its existence— Aadhaar

The draft report says the legislation will ‘not apply to any processing activity that has been completed prior to this law coming into effect’.
File image of United Nations General Assembly building | @UN/Twitter

The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

The UN Security Council has called for women to be more involved in conflict resolution.
File image of PM Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe | @OmMathur_bjp/Twitter

Want our nod for bullet train? Give us doctors, street lights, medicines, say Palghar villagers

The National High Speed Rail Corporation is approaching individual landowners, but villagers in Maharashtra want their demands met first.

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows PM Narendra Modi

Modi's plan is by far the most ambitious compared to other nations that have promised to tackle plastic pollution.
Indira Gandhi

BJP-linked think tank blames Indira’s nationalisation for today’s bank crisis, wants probe

Blames decision for banking crisis; alleges that nationalisation enabled Congress to consolidate both political and economic power.
Sargam Band

This popular all-women Dalit musical band in Bihar has a packed wedding season ahead

The ‘Sargam Band’ has 10 women in their 30s - all from Dhibra village in Danapur near Patna.
Khalistan referendum

Punjab leader of opposition Khaira ‘justifies’ Khalistan referendum, AAP chief under fir...

Led by Sikh hardliners based abroad, Referendum 2020 ‘aims to gage (sic) will of Punjabis to re-establish Punjab as a nation state’.
An American Flag | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Indians with advanced degree may have to wait 151 years for green card: Report

Report says 6,32,219 Indians in line for green cards. Blames the prolonged wait on per-country-limit, pegged at 7% for Indians.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi | Source: ECI

Law Ministry upholds EC concerns on electoral bonds, says they ‘appear genuine’

RTI shows EC didn’t follow up on letter after raising concerns; parties don’t have to reveal names of electoral bond contributors.
File image of the Indian army in Kashmir

Torture, detentions, pellet guns: 13 counts of rights abuse in Kashmir that UN wants probed

UN body indicts India over alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir between July 2016 and April 2018.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Satyendra Kumar Jain and Gopal Rai during a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence

Why Arvind Kejriwal is not Sheila Dikshit and Narendra Modi is not Vajpayee

The capital transformed under a Congress government in Delhi and an NDA government at the centre. But, Kejriwal is not Sheila Dikshit and Modi is not Vajpayee.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Thanks to Modi govt’s woolly-headedness, it’s 1993 in Kashmir again

Both countries treat Kashmir as a blood feud, and they will continue the fight till the last Kashmiri.