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The Government Intends to Amend the ‘Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984’ (PDPP Act)

posted by Factly|May 25, 2015   in Governance|2 Comments

The Union Home Ministry has proposed a set of amendments to the PDPP act, 1984 that seek to deter prospective violators from damaging public property during agitations. Factly lists out the amendments and encourages us to share our opinions about them with the government.


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Goats and More: An Anti-Poverty Guide For Modi

posted by IndiaSpend|May 25, 2015   in Governance|7 Comments

A new study that followed the lives of 21,000 of the world’s poorest people has shown that a new programme which endeavours to move the poorest people upwards and out of poverty, could have important implications for Narendra Modi’s government, as it attempts to move away from costlier, broad subsidies to clearly-targeted interventions.


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More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

posted by IndiaSpend|May 21, 2015   in Governance|5 Comments

Almost a third of 12-year-old children in Telangana showed signs of malnutrition. An IndiaSpend analysis.


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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|5 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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