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Kejriwal amends lokpal bill to suit Hazare’s demand, discussion in assembly today

The Delhi government on Thursday approved two amendments in the appointment and removal clauses in the draft janlokpal legislation as suggested by veteran social activist Anna Hazare during his rec

Forget progress on Lokpal, we are going backwards

 The Lokpal law that was enacted after decades of debate and demand for an anti-corruption institution was dealt a severe blow as an amendment bill was introduced and passed by parliament in l

Citizens Charter: She was denied pension for years

It was a four-year battle between 73-year-old Sumitra Devi and the Delhi government. Her struggle began when the local administration abruptly stopped her monthly widow pension in 2012. Delhi&rsq

Whose law is it – theirs or ours?

Bhanwarlal belongs to a dalit family in Nimora village in Bassi tehsil of Jaipur. The village is dominated by brahmins, baniyas and khatris; it has only a handful of dalit families. Nimora has only

Citizens Charter: Waiting for accountability

It was in 2011 that the demand for an effective anti-corruption and grievance redress legislative framework gripped the nation. Five years hence people of the country are still awaiting the instr

If you (really) want to fight black money, won’t Lokpal make more sense?

Remember the Lokpal? The one-point panacea for all corruption and black money. It is a law, on the statute book. And while the government has launched a surgical strike against black money that has

Operationalise laws that end corruption, demands civil society

 A march will be held against corruption in Delhi on Thursday, with activists demanding, among others, operationalisation of Lokpal law as well as Whistleblowers Protection law. The

For Modi govt, Lokpal is not priority, enemy property is

The government has told the supreme court that the Lokpal cannot be appointed because the 2013 law needs several amendments, which will be taken up only in the monsoon session. The N

Lokpal can be set up without LoP, yes, but who’s in hurry?

If it was needed at all, the supreme court has cleared the air. The Lokpal Act, it has ruled, is perfectly implementable even without the pending amendments. The interpretation from the apex court

VP candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi on fear and democracy

Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who is Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, doesn’t hesitate to call a spade a spade. He once said that fear rules India and at another time poi

More harm than good

Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, has opted out of a meeting on the appointment of the Lokpal, a move that may end up further delaying the process for the country getting



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