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Governance Now journalists win award for best TB reporting

Governance Now on Thursday bagged the REACH Media Awards for 2017-2018 for best reporting (English category) on tuberculosis (TB) at an event co-hosted by REACH, USAID and Lilly Global Health in partnership with the Lancet Commission on Tuberculos

Simple facts about Special Status states

N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday parted ways from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the centre. The official quitting of the alliance was preceded by the pulling out of two ministers out of

On a dangerous tangent

The killing of a seven-year-old boy at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, suddenly brought focus on violence by students in school. It was a gruesome case indeed: On September 8 last year, Barun Chandra Thakur dropped his children, including seve

If you’re happy and you know it...

Finland has emerged as the world’s happiest country, as per the World Happiness Report 2018. The report has ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. This year, the main focus of

What the by-poll verdict reveals: Modi is the only vote-catcher for BJP

The unambiguous message of the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only the biggest vote-catcher for the BJP, he is the only one. If you remove Modi from any election campaign, the BJ

BJP suffers from by-poll jinx ahead of 2019

It seems that the road ahead to 2019 elections is not going to be a smooth one for the BJP. In the past six months, the party has conclusively lost in every by-poll to Lok Sabha. Wednesday’s losses in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are only the lat

BHEL commissions thermal plant in Andhra Pradesh

A 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant was recently commissioned by BHEL in Andhra Pradesh.   The unit has been commissioned at Rayalaseema thermal power project, of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (

AAP-CS row: The issue is trust, not authority

The unfortunate event of February 20 raises the question whether the supreme court decision on powers and accountability of the Delhi government will really settle the matters.   Even as the details of what transpire

Physicist Stephen Hawking is no more

Celebrated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, known for his ideas about black holes and quantum gravity, died on Wednesday. He was 76. Life of Hawking has been inspiration not only for generations of physicists but also for peop

Fadnavis govt offered roadmap to address agrarian crisis

The Maharashtra government has offered a six-month long roadmap to address the agrarian crisis in the state after thousands of farmers staged a massive rally in Mumbai to protest government’s apathy towards them. On March 12,

SC extends Aadhaar linkage deadline

The supreme court (SC) on Tuesday extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with services till it delivers its final verdict. The

‘Cheek-y’ remarks in the age of internet

Lalu Prasad Yadav, former chief minister of Bihar, once infamously made a cheek-y remark about Indian film actress Hema Malini. Yadav, during election campaign, had promised he would make “the roads of Patna as smooth as Hema Malini`s cheeks

I felt much more at home in India: Filmmaker Ahmed Roy

Roy is a budding filmmaker and screen writer from Birmingham in the UK. He has written and directed The Thought of You, a short film that won the Royal Stag Barrel Large Shorts ‘Perfect Ten’ at the 19th Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festiva

Due to shortage of staff, many information commissions are defunct and overburdened

A series of RTI queries by a couple of civil society organisations have found that several state information commissions (SIC) have not appointed officials for the post of information commissioners (IC), lying vacant during the period under review

PNB fraud: 18 arrested so far

As many as 18 people have so far been arrested in the Punjab National Bank fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, parliament was informed. As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inputs, Punjab National Bank (

India to have National Employment Policy

An inter-ministerial committee has been constituted to draft the National Employment Policy and consultations have been held with various stakeholders including ministries, state governments, trade unions, industry associations etc. for inputs to

Limit collateral damage from bank frauds: Assocham

All out efforts must be made by banks, regulators, government and India Inc to limit the collateral damage from the fraud in PNB, said Assocham. It cautioned over-reaction by the banks and the investigative agencies since it would h

India reiterates focus on renewable energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with French president Emmanuel Macron who is on a four-day visit to India, inaugurated the 75 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. The largest solar power plant in Uttar Pra

Why farmers want Swaminathan panel report’s implementation

Thousands are farmers have marched into Mumbai to present a list of demands to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis – and things would not have come to such a pass if a 2006 report had been implemented. Their demands include a com

Excerpts from supreme court verdict on passive euthanasia

The supreme court on Friday allowed passive euthanasia and living will. Here are the highlights of the judgment by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwi

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