Reduced motor vehicle fines: Is Gujarat violating Article 254 under public pressure?

Source: By RK Misra “If you are gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty”, said Marilyn Monroe. Sure Madamoiselle!, would go an imaginary conversation for there is no... Read more »

India slips 10 points in global competitive rank, performs poor in social sector

Source: The powerful international body, World Economic Forum (WEF), has ranked India 68th among 141 countries, down 10 places in a year. WEF’s new report, “The Global Competitiveness Report 2019” said,... Read more »

The Economist: ‘Disgrace’, Supreme Court not hearing Govt of India ‘abuses’ in Kashmir

Source: Top British weekly “The Economist” has said that Supreme Court judges are ignoring the Government of India’s “abuses” in Kashmir, stating, “If they put off the decisions long enough, they... Read more »

Pakistan slack in implementing FATF measures, grey to stay?

Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan, while agreeing to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism measures, has been rather lackadaisical in implementing them, according... Read more »

Delhi’s Sewerage Master Plan 2031 ‘accepts’: Some sewers can be cleaned manually

Source: A civil society report, giving details of 18 deaths of manual scavengers across the national capital since 2017, has regretted that these have occurred with “growing in frequency” despite the... Read more »

When Mahatma said, non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash sj “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him”, said Mahatma Gandhi. Thanks to him,... Read more »

Raghuraman Rajan “Diversity & Tolerance make India Strong, Divisiveness makes us Weak”

Source: ‘What makes India strong is its diversity, debate and tolerance. What makes it weak is narrow-mindedness, obscurantism and divisiveness’ Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has said that... Read more »

Most EVMs in US still vulnerable to hacking

Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the US are still vulnerable to hacking as hackers have found new ways, or replicate previously published methods, to compromise those with ease,... Read more »

All-Woman Team Releases Fact-finding Report on Kashmir

Source: By Fact-Finding Report A five member team of eminent activists, journalists and civil society members recently returned from Kashmir. The all-woman team has now shared its findings on the situation... Read more »

Higher poverty, illiteracy among Muslims explains desire for more children, but situation is changing

Source: By Amitabh Kundu A reduction in the share of children and an increase in the adult population are important for achieving a high rate of economic growth since it will... Read more »

Assessing public education system impossible without independent NGO surveys

Source: One of the key indicators that the government of India is not updating any more is the dropout rate. The last official report providing information on that front uses figures... Read more »

Tabrez Ansari Lynching Case: Restore Murder Charges

Source: Ny People’s Union for Civil Liberties PUCL strongly condemns the actions of the Jharkhand police in dropping murder charges u/s 302 IPC from the charge sheet of the case related to... Read more »

Kenyan mob blood feud with Indian connection

Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) War is a policy practiced by a sovereign state where one tries to outflank the other nation cerebrally, strategically and militarily. War has different faces and semiotics. Brutal gangland... Read more »

How the mighty Akasha Syndicate was ensnared by DEA and jailed

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) At the very kernel of the Vicky Goswami-Ali Punjani drug bust is the deadly and dangerous Akasha family with strong global links and sinister connections with the underworld... Read more »

Allow international human rights observers, media to access Kashmir

Source: In a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, two members of the American Congress, Pramila Jayapal and James McGovern, raising “significant concerns” about what they call “humanitarian and... Read more »

US Kashmiri diaspora body: World leaders, UN ‘not acting’, India enjoys total impunity

Source: Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly session, to begin on September 17 in New York, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, secretary-general of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, a non-profit organization based in... Read more »

Govt of India ‘moves’ to hold Assam-type foreigners’ tribunals across India, warns report

Source: A People’s Tribunal on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has warned in its interim jury report that two recent notifications of the Government of India may lay down the... Read more »

Ram Jethmalani: Doyen of criminal law & politician with colour

Sep 8 (IANS) Ram Jethmalani and criminal law are so often synonymous and the lines between the two are often so blurred that its tough for a legal intern not to mistake one... Read more »

Kashmir’s Information Blockade

Source: A Report by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the Free Speech Collective (FSC) A month after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India,... Read more »

Post 370: Families of slain political workers disappointed

BY ZAFFAR IQBAL  Pulwama/Shopian (Kashmir), Sep 5 (IANS) Nighat Patel, the 23-year-old daughter of a slain political worker in Kashmir, is disappointed after the abrogation of Article 370. The final-year MBA student of... Read more »