posted by Boom Live|May 18, 2015 in Governance|5 comments
The Lok Sabha has passed a new Juvenile Justice Bill that will allow 16 to 18-year-olds accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults. Experts make the scientific, social and legal case against this move.
posted by Factly|May 1, 2015 in Governance|7 comments
According to the data provided by the Ministry of Finance in reply to an RTI application, only 8% of all the stalled projects are because of Land Acquisition reasons. The reasons for 1/3rd of the stalled projects are not known.
posted by Factly|April 29, 2015 in Governance|2 comments
The cancellation of FCRA certificates of 8975 NGOs by the Union Home Ministry made front page news. But this is not the first time such massive cancellations have happened. According to the data available with the Ministry of Home Affairs, FCRA certificates of 4138 NGOs were cancelled in 2012.
posted by IndiaSpend|March 18, 2015 in Governance|3 comments
As the Supreme Court of India struck down the central government’s decision to include Jats in a central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from nine states, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals that how these castes in central list of Other Backward Clase have disproportionately cornered affirmative-action quotas.