Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicCivil society

Topic: Civil society

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

Ajit Doval was my batchmate, but his understanding of Constitution, civil society is flawed

Doval's statements reflect that he thinks India is still a colonial monarchy, where people are subjects, and not a democracy, where they are citizens.

Civil society is new frontier of war, can be subverted to harm nation, Ajit Doval says

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was speaking at the Passing Out Parade of Hyderabad-based Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy Friday.

Governance accountability is a myth. Just see what has happened in India: Ex-IAS officer

Where does India stand, in today’s post-accountability world? The government has won, civil society has lost.

NITI Aayog plans new expert groups that will act as ‘bridge between govt and civil society’

The expert groups will include leading think-tanks, academics, universities, and NGOs. NITI Aayog would routinely consult them on key policy issues.

45% civil society leaders say ‘very few’ govt functionaries accessible in pandemic: IIM survey

A survey was conducted to gather the experiences of 66 civil society leaders working during the Covid-19 crisis

Bihar encephalitis to lynchings to #MeToo – why Indians don’t take issues to the finish line

By rapidly jumping from one issue to another, outrage cycles make sustained advocacy extremely difficult. That is the challenge.

200 civil society groups to come together to give opposition unity a fresh push

Meeting is set for 6 April in New Delhi that is expected to be attended by Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah & Tejashwi Yadav among others.

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Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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