GN Bureau | October 7, 2015
Writer Nayantara Sahgal, who is also the niece of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award on Tuesday protesting the Dadri lynching. She said that “people were being killed for not agreeing with the ruling ideology.”
Three-member panel recommends 400% hike in salary of Delhi of MLAs
A three-member panel has favoured a 400% hike in the basic salary of Delhi’s MLAs. The basic salary, if increased, would amount to Rs 50,000 than Rs 12,000Capital’s MLAs in addition to other allowances.
Sale of loose cigarettes banned in UP
Sale of loose cigarettes across Uttar Pradesh has been banned and would now invite a fine and a prison sentence. Anyone found selling loose cigarettes would face a fine of Rs 1,000 and serve a one-year jail term. Anybody caught manufacturing loose cigarettes will face a fine of Rs 10,000 and serve a five-year jail term.
Lalu Prasad, Amit Shah booked for violating code of conduct
FIRs have been lodged against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the election code ahead of the Bihar polls.
The functioning of a national commission, be it NHRC, NCSC or NCST, depends on its head. Being the chief information commissioner (CIC), what is your vision for CIC? And what has been your experience so far? The chief information commissioner and ten informa
With the help of Right to Information (RTI), the common man not only has the right to know, but also the right to question those in power. This is the foundation of democracy,” said prime minister Narendra Modi at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Central Information Commission (CIC)
Do you think the fiscal year should be from January to December?
Historically, voter turnout for local elections has lagged behind state assembly elections and general elections. For example, a recent report by Janaagraha shows that Surat recorded 40 percent voter turnout in local polls, 30 percent less than state elections
A group of women were sensitized about their rights at a workshop held in the national capital on Saturday. They were informed about the anti-harassment laws and legal provisions to safeguard women inside and outside their workplace. The workshop – organ
The Narendra Modi- Arvind Kejriwal antagonism has always been about two different kinds of populism. While it may not play out in a municipal election, the fact remains that a Kejriwal chastened by Goa and Punjab faces a mid-term test in the municipal elections. For a politician harbouring intentions of