Public-Administration

Safe childhoods for a safe India

The bottleneck in ratifying the conventions was removed with the passing of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill


Delhi Police chief Verma named new CBI Director

The Centre on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, a decision that was immediately criticised by the leader of the


EC seeks more details on budget presentation

Opposition has demanded that Budget be postponed in view of Assembly elections in five States


The maths gets complex in western U.P.

As local operatives reveal, cold calculations surrounding the Jat vote had made the RLD unwelcome to the SP and the Congress


More than symbolic

Mulayam Singh Yadav can certainly tell friends from foes. In the Samajwadi Party dispute that was before the Election Commission of India,


Uttar Pradesh registers increase in number of out-of-school children

Pratham annual report says the State also has a low attendance rate, along with Bihar & Manipur


Rs. 9.2 lakh cr. back in circulation: RBI chief

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance here on Wednesday that about Rs. 9.2 lakh crore had been put back in circulation since the demonetisation on November 8.


The real meaning of independence for RBI

There has not been any assault on the RBI’s autonomy — in the setting of interest rates, the regulation of banks, or in other operational spheres


A wake-up call

A flurry of videos has emerged in the social media in recent days showing jawans of both the paramilitary forces and the Army complaining against a host of issues from diet to colonial-era practices.


Don’t let messengers shoot themselves

With no process of appeal other than statutory petitions, the only recourse left is expensive and time-consuming writ petitions


Voting in a season of discontent

While Irom Sharmila’s party has shown no interest in opportunistic politics, its idealism is still too nascent to generate the kind of wave that wins elections


In a jiffy, tribal farmers of this village lost their produce

It was 7 a.m. on January 6. Adivasi farmers of Chinna Jaggampeta in the Nathavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district were getting ready to tend to their farms.


Compulsory exit for 2 IPS officers

In a rare move, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) gave the go-ahead to compulsorily retire two IPS officers for “no performance”.


‘Zero tolerance for acts lowering RBI esteem’

Dr. Patel took charge as the central bank governor in September 2016 after his predecessor Raghuram Rajan decided not to seek a second term.


Post-truths about Rohith Vemula

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided now that Rohith was Vaddera, not a Dalit. Really?


‘Serious job losses are taking place’

The truth may ultimately prevail about demonetisation, but the government might be able to maintain the loyalty of a large part of the public for a long time, says Amartya Sen


SC revives hearing on A.P. bifurcation

What better “index” to ascertain whether a State is to be divided or not other than public demand, the Supreme Court said on Monday.


Why can’t FM stations broadcast news, asks SC

The radio is an inevitable part of the ordinary Indian’s life. From broadcasting crop updates for farmers to soothing jingles to tide over the morning blues and live traffic alerts for the hassled commuter, the radio has been an inseparable friend for many.


Rawat warns of crackdown, but another video surfaces

It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby the force, says Army chief


‘Visible rise in intolerance in India’

The state of free speech is fraught in India, with a massive misuse of laws producing a “chilling effect” on the media