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Letter to the Editor: Ban happy

Trying to sweep them under the carpet is no solution.

Under new govt, one out of two Indias happy: Aruna Roy

Union Minister Goyal says govt working for all 125 crore Indians.


And so it was

The NAC, an institutional distortion introduced by UPA, comes to a welcome end.

Farewell Note

The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council had its last meeting on Tuesday, even as the Lok Sabha polls enter the final leg. The meeting, attended by eight of the 11 members, saw the customary farewell interactions. Interestingly, seeking to give the NAC credit for the UPA government’s social welfare agenda, Sonia appreciated the council for its […]

When the state listens

Pre-legislative scrutiny is a first step towards greater transparency in law-making.

Govt 'approves' amendments to SC/ST Act

The amendments came up before the Union Cabinet today which is learnt to have given its nod to them.


Govt set to consult public on all new laws, amendments

The existing procedures don’t provide for pre-legislative consultation.

A law for a vote bank

How else can we explain that the Hindu population of Kashmir was ethnically cleansed when the state was under direct rule from Delhi?

Panel on status of tribals may not file interim report

Panel chief Virginius Xaxa confirmed the interim report will not be submitted in February and may happen in April.

NAC second term a mixed bag as policy issues get stuck

The NAC had submitted drafts of two new legislation during its current tenure.