GN Bureau | January 4, 2013
The sixth accused in the Delhi gangrape case has been left out of the police chargesheet since he is still a minor — he would become an adult in five months. Under present law, the juvenile could be free in a few months even if he gets the maximum three-year sentence. If he is held guilty after turning 18, he can't be kept in a correction home. But in this case, where the nature of crime committed was so gruesome, should he be let off in a few months?
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