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Health Crisis Needs Money—But That Isn’t Enough

posted by IndiaSpend|February 26, 2015   in Governance|no comments

With the Budget being announced this Saturday, IndiaSpend brings us data on why BJP's promise to increase spending on health is not enough.


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The Man Who Knew Too Much

posted by TR Vivek|February 24, 2015   in Articles|17 comments

Santanu Saikia had managed to perfect and profit from the practice of hacking into the physical network of government files that is the warp and weft of Delhi journalism.


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Oscars Just Got Political. Will Bollywood Follow Suit?

posted by Rajyasree Sen|February 23, 2015   in Life|9 comments

More power to Hollywood celebs for using the Oscars stage to make strong political and social commentary.


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Up To 20% Drop In Subsidies Likely

posted by IndiaSpend|February 23, 2015   in Governance|no comments

With the budget session underway, IndiaSpend research predicts a drop in subsidies.


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Do Bigha Zameen

posted by Anand Ranganathan|February 21, 2015   in Governance|26 comments

A look at what has changed in land acquisition law from 1894 to 2015.


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Citizenfour: The Snowden Story

posted by Vikram Johri|February 18, 2015   in Life|one comment

The documentary captures the pivotal moments leading up to Snowden’s surveillance revelations.


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‘The Media Is Failing To Generate A More Informed Debate On Black Money’

posted by Manisha Pande|February 18, 2015   in Articles|11 comments

Journalist Noopur Tiwari on Swiss Leaks and why the Indian media has been lazy in its reportage on the black money issue.


Making a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) executive member from Assam and former IT cell national convener Prodyut Bora has quit the party. In a detailed resignation letter, Bora alleges the BJP has failed to live up to most of its pre-polls promises, including that of coming up with long-term solutions to tackle the Bangladeshi immigration issue and Assam’s long-pending flood crisis. Bora also criticised the Commerce Ministry for scrapping of the North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIPP) 2007, without putting an alternate policy in its place. Bora, in the resignation letter, claimed that the party, under Modi, had started subverting its democratic tradition. Bora also came down heavily on Shah for his “individualised/centralised style of decision-making”. In another allegation, Bora accused the BJP’s Assam state leadership of being “politically corrupt” and being controlled by the Congress. Bora, a St. Stephen’s and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, alumnus, was one of the important backroom boys in the 2009 elections. The only time he had contested elections (Assam assembly elections in 2011), he had lost to the Congress’ Himanta Biswa Sarma. Here is the full text of the Boras resignation letter

Prodyut Bora Quits BJP

posted by NL Team|February 18, 2015   in Articles|16 comments

The BJP national executive member cites the party’s failure to live up to pre-poll promises and the subversion of democratic tradition as prime reasons.


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Sting In The Tale

posted by Abhinandan Sekhri|February 17, 2015   in Articles|14 comments

Cobrapost’s ‘biggest story of all time’ turned out to be a prank. Not everyone in the media found it funny.


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T Venkattram Reddy: A quick guide to who, what, why and how

posted by Arunabh Saikia|February 16, 2015   in Cheat Sheet|5 comments

As Deccan Chronicle’s chairman is arrested, here’s the who, what & how.


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