CJI office under RTI Act: Activists hail verdict

NEW DELHI: Observing that judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the office of the Chief Justice of India(CJI) is a public authority and falls within the purview of the Right to Information(RTI) Act. Pronouncing a landmark verdict, the apex court at […]

Was the waiting game necessary?

Those who made a political somersault to prostrate at the feet of the Goddess of power are today questioning the Governor of Maharashtra’s decision to “rush through” the motions of imposing President’s Rule in the State. The Governor, merely did what looked inevitable to political observers, who had been observing […]

JNU partially rolls back hike in hostel fees

NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday decided to partially rollback the hike in hostel fees following protests by students for 16 days. The decision was taken in varsity’s Executive Council (EC) meeting which had to be shifted outside the campus at the last moment fearing agitation by […]

Bridging the last mile connectivity gap

In order to try and address poverty and inequality, states need to actively redistribute resources, and provide social and economic security to the marginalised. Since India’s independence, numerous public programmes and schemes aimed at improving welfare have been formulated. But most policies and programmes face challenges in reaching every last […]

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