HC notice to Centre over death penalty under SC/ST Act

(IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by a law student challenging the constitutionality of mandatory death sentence prescribed under a provision of... Read more »

Mulayam questions logic behind SP-BSP seat sharing formula

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) On a day that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the seat allocation formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav... Read more »

Robots to clean sewers, septic tanks in Delhi?

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. To achieve... Read more »

SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to... Read more »

Manual scavenging, social exclusion of past even today play crucial role India’s sanitation outcome

Feb 21, Why have government latrines been rejected by villagers for at least the last seventy years? The social scientists at the 1956 Ministry of Health conference discussed many possible reasons, including... Read more »

44 cow-related deaths: US-based rights body blames BJP rulers for violence, cover-ups

Feb 21, The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), in detailed report, “India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities”, has blamed for BJP for increasingly using communal rhetoric since it came to... Read more »

‘Northeast not homogenous but diverse grouping of communities’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Some years ago, I was startled at a seminar titled “Seeking our collective peace: The northeast India diaspora looks into solutions for peace and development... Read more »

Tripura Assembly Budget Session begins on Friday

Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) With the customary speech of the Governor, the week-long Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly will begin from Friday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath said here on Thursday.... Read more »

Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST... Read more »

Knowledge has become salable commodity, learning is reduced to acquiring “marketable” skills

Feb 20, The crisis in Education has resulted from the failure of successive Central and state governments to strategically plan, and financially and administratively invest in creating the necessary infrastructure to achieve... Read more »