Monday, 20 November, 2017

Policy

A boy eating rasogolla at a sweets shop in Kolkata on Tuesday

Bengal wins GI tag, but not 900-year-old custody battle over Rasogolla

This may not be the last word in the not-so-syrupy confrontation with Odisha as the GI tag has only been given for the “Banglar Rasogolla”.

Judges bribery allegations: SC junks petition seeking judicial probe

The petition had sought that a special investigative team headed by a former chief justice of SC to replace the ongoing CBI probe.
Children using handkerchiefs to cover their faces during the smog.

Reputation worries may have led India to choke air quality deal with Obama

The bilateral agreement to tackle air pollution in Indian cities gathers dust as New Delhi is thought to be worried about damage to the country’s image.
Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Chelameswar

Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Justice Chelameswar

Case involving ED officer was listed to be heard by Justice Chelameswar, but was shifted to CJI Dipak Misra’s court through supplementary listing.

Row over engineering degrees: Govt to order CBI probe into UGC ‘lapses’

Within a week of the Supreme Court order cancelling engineering degrees secured through correspondence courses, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to get to the crux of the matter.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a past meeting.

Delhi government rolls back odd-even plan despite NGT nod

The move comes after the green court asked government not to give exemptions to women drivers, two-wheelers.
Cars plying through smog in Delhi

Odd or even, data shows road rationing just not effective

Experts call it an emergency measure, suggest long-terms solutions like augmenting public transport, to check air pollution in Delhi.
A low floor bus of the DTC

Bus karo: Delhi govt will hire 500 buses for odd-even, hasn’t bought one since...

As per Master Plan 2021, DTC is short by 10,000 buses. Congress didn’t buy after CWG, AAP promised 10,000, but floor height issue has stalled the process.
Smog in Delhi

‘Smells like paint’: What international publications reported on Delhi’s smog

Media houses across the world have been reporting on the smog that has enveloped Delhi. Here's what they said.
A protest after a recent case of rape in Bhopal.

Visiting police stations and hospitals still an ordeal for rape survivors: Report

Five years after ‘Nirbhaya’ case, Human Rights Watch report says nothing much has changed when it comes to filing FIR or getting medical help.
Indira Gandhi with her younger son Sanjay

The Pink Curse of Indiranomics

Indira’s was a ruder Socialism than her father’s. Hers was a unique socialist-populism which we call povertarianism. Iron Lady realised, but too late, that she had erred.

Gujarat Elections 2017

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.