GN Bureau | February 21, 2012
The government is reportedly considering a move to grant legal status to the model code of conduct (MCC) for electioneering. MCC has been in news of late after two central ministers got election commission notice for alleged violations of the code. An argument has been made out that making MCC legal will give it teeth, and politicians will think twice before breaking it. On the other hand, the legality will not only take the moral force out of it, but will make every EC notice open to court cases – which can take time and thus defeat the whole purpose.
When people of Chennai go out to vote for the next state government on May 16, what will be the issues top most in their minds? Curiously, they will be thinking less about jobs, ‘good governance’, and the usual stuff, and more about traffic congestion and pollution – precisely the matters
Delhi’s polluted air has been in the headlines for months. Now a team of researchers from University of Michigan have found that illegal battery recycling business in the capital city is adding to its polluted air increasing the airborne lead levels 2-8 times higher in those neighborhoods, well above
In a written reply to the rajya sabha, minister for state for finance, Jayant Sinha said, “Determination of black money sent to foreign countries is subject to investigation and other follow-up actions by relevant law enforcement agencies, including Income Tax department, enforcement directorat
Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya put in his papers to avoid expulsion by a parliamentary panel, but his resignation was rejected on technical grounds by Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari. The Rajya Sabha ethics committee on Tuesday recommended that he should be expelled from the house o
The Public Affairs Centre, a not for profit organisation, assessed states and union territories using data available in the public domain in key areas of governance and came out with ‘Public Affa
The world’s most important diplomatic post is up for grabs. The process of selecting the next UN secretary-general (UNSG) has already begun. However, despite the fact that the final selection of a candidate would have wide ramifications globally – the UN faces serious challenges of wars, migrat