As Justice Chandrachud Calls Aadhaar Law ‘Unconstitutional’, Government Increases Use Of Controversial Short Cut

Mumbai: "The passing of Aadhaar Act as a money bill is a fraud on the Constitution,” said Justice DY Chandrachud in his dissenting judgement on the 2016 Aadhaar Act on September 26, 2018. “If a Co...

Host Of Private Companies, Organisations Shut Out Of Aadhaar, But Identity Law Stands

Mumbai: Private entities cannot demand Aadhaar data to authenticate identity. Individuals must be allowed to file complaints against the use of their data. Information can be accessed for matters of n...

Had Congress Lost Closely-Fought MLA Seats (1960-2000), India Would’ve Seen 11% More Communal Riots: Study

Mumbai: Congress members of legislative assemblies (MLAs) forestall communal violence in their constituencies due to their reliance on Muslim votes and their multi-ethnic electoral prospects, a study ...

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Mumbai: Midday meals for 45.7 million children for a year. One day’s wages for 200 million workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). About 6 million new l...

Indians Depend On Political Bodies, Social Networks To Access Govt Services

Mumbai: Indians disadvantaged by class, caste or education, and thus without access to public services or government bodies, often use political institutions and social networks to get their work done...

BJP States Most Resistant To Eggs In Mid-Day Meals, Cite Vegetarian Sentiments

New Delhi: Swati Narayan, a research scholar and an activist with the Right To Food campaign, recently mapped the inclusion of eggs in mid-day meals in schools and anganwadis across India using govern...

4 Of 5 Best-Governed States In India Are Not Ruled By BJP

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or a political alliance it is a part of, governs 18 of 29 states in India, home to nearly 63% of the country’s population. But only one BJP-ruled state, Him...

Majority Of Indians Prefer Leaders From Own Caste, Religion, Tribe

Mumbai: A majority of Indians prefer political leaders from their own caste, tribe or religion, according to a 2018 study, indicating how identity politics plays a significant role in state and genera...

In Kashmir Valley, 74% More People Certified Disabled During PDP-BJP Rule

Srinagar: In three years to 2017--when the coalition government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power in Jammu & Kashmir--31,085 people were certi...

64% Rise In Terror Incidents in J&K Over 2 Years, As BJP-PDP Alliance Splinters

Mumbai: There was a 64% rise in terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir over three years to 2017, providing some perspective to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decision to call off its three-year allia...