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The Case Against Trying Minors As Adults

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.


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Is Land Acquisition the prime reason for stalling of Projects? Data says ‘No’

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.


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Massive FCRA Cancellation is not a new thing. 4138 NGOs lost their FCRA licences in 2012

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.


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Indians Abroad Send $70 billion Home, No. 1 Globally

posted by IndiaSpend|April 15, 2015   in Governance|3 comments

The Indian diaspora sent home $70 billion (Rs 4.34 lakh crore) in 2014, topping for the 7th year the list of countries receiving money from immigrants, according to data released by the World Bank.


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UP, Chhattisgarh & J&K account for 3/4th of all the Police Firing Incidents between 2009 & 2013

posted by Factly|April 14, 2015   in Governance|one comment

Factly analyses data by the National Crime Records Bureau on incidents of Police Firing in the country from 2009 to 2013.


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In Election Year, Bihar Faces Financial Shock

posted by IndiaSpend|April 13, 2015   in Governance|2 comments

Bihar, India’s third most populous state and one of its poorest, faces financial shock in an election year–with a 42% decline in aid from the Centre and a doubling of debt.


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Leading Welfare State Gets Less Funds From Delhi, Rebels

posted by IndiaSpend|March 27, 2015   in Governance|6 comments

India's leading welfare state, Tamil Nadu, will get the lowest share of funds from the Centre.


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Media Or Modi Sarkaar: Who’s The Bigger Threat To Christians?

posted by Anand Ranganathan|March 18, 2015   in Governance|189 comments

Faulty and misinformed journalism is leading us to believe that Christians are under attack in India.


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India’s Politically Powerful Castes Corner Quotas

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.


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Lies and Statistics: How India’s Largest State Fudges Crime Data

posted by IndiaSpend|March 13, 2015   in Governance|2 comments

Official state data isn’t always correct.


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