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Rejecting first appeal without hearing is illegal: CIC PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

16 November 2014

 

Refusing to give details of foreign tours by ministers and officers, and staff particulars of AG without hearing the appellant was wrong. The Central Information Commission M Sridhar Acharyulu on 12th November, 2014, has set aside the order of First Appellate Authority of Department of Legal Affairs as it was given without hearing the appellant.  CIC also recommended action against the officer for this ‘illegal’ order.

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INDIA: “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and the filth of democracy PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

9 Novembar 2014

by Avinash Pandey

No, the man pictured here has not entered the gutter as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much hyped Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or “clean India campaign”. Unlike the ad rush that shows posing with the broom, he could not have entered the gutter to preach the country about the virtues of cleanliness.

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INDIA: Denial won’t wish away “Indian” racism against North Easterners PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

by Avinash Pandey

25 October 2014

They did not speak Kannada, the language of the state they live in. They, therefore, were “legitimate” targets of violence in a city that has benefitted the most from India’s shift from Nehruvian Socialism to free market economy. The fact that they contribute to the city, and the province’s income, meant nothing. That they pay taxes that keep the country afloat had no value. They were, after all, North Easterners stranded in mainland India.

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Woman killed cop for pushing her into prostitution PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

9 October 2014

MUMBAI: Almost a month after the partially charred body of a constable was found in a slum room on Juhu Tara Road and a commercial sex worker was arrested on the murder charge, an investigation has revealed a sordid saga that apparently pushed the woman to commit such an act.

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16 changes the SC recommends to prevent fake police encounter killings PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

26 September 2014

The Supreme Court cracked down on the rise in fake encounter killings by the police, ruling in a writ petition filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). PUCL had questioned the genuineness of 99 encounters by the Mumbai police resulting in the death of about 135 persons between 1995 and 1997.

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35% of female characters in Indian movies shown with nudity: UN report PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

25 September 2014

India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35% of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world.

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