GN Bureau | January 23, 2012
Team Anna is back on the campaign trail. They went political in the Hisar assembly by-poll last year, but later there was a brief break. Now they have been campaigning in Punjab and Uttarakhand, and have written letters to leaders of various parties in Uttar Pradesh – asking them to clarify their stand not only the vexed Lokpal bill, but also on other political matters.
While in Hisar, the political situation was such that the election results would have been the same even without Team Anna’s campaign. Will they succeed in making an impact after a political campaign across state level? Will their political intervention take the anti-corruption fight further?
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) rebuked the allegations of the Maharashtra cyber crime cell regarding the leak of user profile data of at least one crore people from its website. The IRCTC clarified that the data allegedly leaked did not belong to their website.
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 Affairs Index’, presenting an inter-state comparison. The states were compared on 10 areas each and were
Dinesh Thakur, 48, first hit headlines in May 2013, when his campaign against his former employer Ranbaxy’s unsafe practices and lax quality control in its US facilities concluded successfully: the drug-maker was forced to pay $500 million to the authorities. Thakur, as the whistleblower in the c
AAP’s original concept of mohalla sabha has undergone some changes this year. Atishi Marlena, who is advisor to the deputy CM and is spearheading the initiative, talks about the emergence of a new brand of grassroot politics and reaching out to people through mohallas across the city.
Indu Gilra, a retired teacher in her seventies living in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in the national capital region (NCR), would often pop a tablet of Combiflam at the slightest hint of body ache. Since it’s an over-the-counter medicine, she could purchase it anywhere and it had always worked. One day, ho
Installation of CCTV cameras. Setting up of a library. Putting up streetlights. Setting up of Mother Dairy booths. Opening of dispensaries. These were some of the basic demands that had emerged when the Delhi government last year went to the people to hear from them their n