Lok Sabha

Controversy over caste census divides politicians and people

Controversy over caste census divides politicians and people

August 2, 2021

Exactly 90 years after it was dropped, there has been a growing controversy surrounding demand by some political leaders, notably Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, to revive the practice of caste-based enumeration in the country again. Along with t...

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Colonial heritage cities in India

Colonial heritage cities in India

March 6, 2020

Besides the British, India has seen several other colonial powers and each left its mark through buildings, and structure. Thus different cities in India bear the hallmark of each of these European nations

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Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

Transgender Bill falls short of expectations

August 30, 2019

On August 5, the Lok Sabha passed two important Bills- the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019- but they were overshadowed by the announcement of Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Élections générales 2019

Élections générales 2019

April 17, 2019

Du 11 avril au 19 mai, la plus grande démocratie du monde va faire la démonstration de sa force lors des élections législatives nationales, menant à la nomination du Premier ministre et de son gouvernement. Au-delà de son ampleur, ce scrutin fera l’objet d’une âpre bat...

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Lok Sabha passes Anti-Trafficking Bill

Lok Sabha passes Anti-Trafficking Bill

August 10, 2018

According to the reports of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) India witnessed an increase in reported cases of human trafficking by almost 20 pc in 2016. Due to the vagueness in the definitions of the Bill, it might be misused and taken against victims.

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Shifting sands in Indian politics

Shifting sands in Indian politics

June 7, 2018

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decimated the Congress party across the country, except in three states. But the recent by-poll results do not augur well for the saffron party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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Maximum Politics, Maximum Governance

Maximum Politics, Maximum Governance

September 1, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to rejig his Cabinet any day now, to infuse new blood, ahead of 2019 General Elections.

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Stepping towards resilience

Stepping towards resilience

August 9, 2017

The BJP-led NDA is all set to consolidate its position in the Rajya Sabha to push its legislative agenda aggressively.

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V for Vice-President, V for Venkaiah

V for Vice-President, V for Venkaiah

August 1, 2017

Coming Saturday, August 5, India will have a new vice-president. Veteran BJP leader and former Union Cabinet minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu— the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) nominee for vice-presidential election— is seen as the frontrunner to succeed Mo...

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Are you safe on Indian roads?

Are you safe on Indian roads?

July 20, 2017

India accounts for 10 pc of the global road crash fatalities while it just runs 1 pc of the world vehicles; a chilling report delves into the potholes of road safety standards in Indian roads.

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India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

March 30, 2017

Only one out of 10 people in India with mental health disorder receive evidence-based treatment - the Lancet Psychiatry report revealed, last year. The issue of mental illness has grown rapidly in India and China over the last decade and will increase faster in the coming days.

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Further restrictions on cash transactions in India

Further restrictions on cash transactions in India

March 24, 2017

The Government of India has made it mandatory for every tax payer to quote Unique Identification Number, and has banned cash transaction above INR 200,000 in order to curb black money and reduce cash transactions.

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