Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicLokpal movement

Topic: Lokpal movement

How Lokayuktas lost their teeth: Seats empty in some states, powers diluted in others

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013, but over the years, many states have weakened the office of the ombudsman and today it carries the burden of ‘toothless’ tag.

On 10th anniversary of Lokpal movement, Arvind Kejriwal has let down those who believed in it

If only Arvind Kejriwal could learn from his own success of the Lokpal movement, the AAP’s project wouldn’t be such a non-starter.

Don’t laugh at Anna Hazare. He was himself the victim

Anna Hazare wants to recreate the good old days when he almost became the modern-day Mahatma. Cut him some slack, because he was just Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘puppet’.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.