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Jul 26, 2014

UPSC row: Why Hindi medium students want the CSAT paper gone

With CSAT-II, UPSC aspirant protesters say, representation of students from Hindi medium and social sciences backgrounds in UPSC has taken a big hit. #Civil service aspirants #civil service exams #HowThisWorks #Language discrimination #UPSC #UPSC Protests #WhyNow

Jul 24, 2014

Kejriwal says no to Haryana elections; state AAP unit hopes for a ‘rethink’

The bruising the AAP received in the Lok Sabha elections seems to have put off senior leaders including party chief Arvind Kejriwal from electoral ventures outside of Delhi, at least for now. #AAP #Delhi #Harayan polls #Haryana #Lok Sabha elections #PoliticsDecoder #Yogendra Yadav

Jul 24, 2014

Does Vardhan have the political will to take on corrupt hospitals and doctors?

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday on the doctor-laboratory nexus exposed by the sting operation, Vardhan, a doctor himself, said it had prompted him to write to the Medical Council of India "pointing out that the practice of accepting commissions is in clear violation of MCI’s Code of Ethics". #Doctor-laboratory nexus #Harsh Vardhan #Health #Medical Council of India #ThisisNext

Jul 23, 2014

Manipuri man killed in Delhi: NE community demands tough action from Modi govt

For the North East community, which is still recovering from the shocking attack and murder of 19-year-old Nido Tania in January, the tragic demise of 29-year-old Akha Salouni, is one more horrifying example of a racially motivated crime. Salouni, like Tania, was beaten to death by a group men, this time following an altercation over rash driving in the early hours of Monday morning. #ConnectTheDots #Delhi #Manipuri man #Narendra Modi #Nido Tania #North East #People from North East

Jul 19, 2014

National Green Tribunal asserts independence, is Environment Minister listening?

In a significant judgement, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asserted its powers to enforce environmental rights, clarifying that it has "the complete trappings of a civil court" and that its power of judicial review is "implicit and essential for expeditious and effective disposal of the cases". #ConnectTheDots #environmental rights #India #Ministry of Environment and Forest #National Green Tribunal #Prakash Javadekar

Jul 18, 2014

Need laws that speak for the vulnerable: Pinki Virani on passive euthanasia

Firstpost spoke to Pinki Virani about the Supreme Court’s call for a nation-wide debate on the passive euthanasia and whether there were sufficient safeguards in the 2011 Supreme Court judgment to prevent misuse. #Aruna Shanbaug #Passive euthanasia #Passive euthanasia law #Pinky Virani #Q&A #Supreme Court

Jul 17, 2014

In the midst of coy denials, Kejriwal alleges LG-BJP conspiracy

The suspense continues. Despite wild speculations doing the rounds on who is talking, there is still no clarity on who will form the next Delhi government. #AAP #AAP government in Delhi #BJP #Congress #Delhi #LT Governor Najeeb Jung. India #PoliticalPlay #Politics

Jul 15, 2014

Why Maneka Gandhi needs to do a fact-check on sexual crimes by minors

Are 50% of sexual crimes in India being committed by teens? Gandhi would be well-advised to look up the latest crime stats by the NCRB for a reality check. #Crime #Juvenile Justice Act #Juveniles #Maneka Gandhi #National Crime Record Bureau #NCRB #Rape #sexual assault #ToTheContrary

Jul 11, 2014

AAP’s time is over, Cong no longer a threat: Delhi BJP President

The new state BJP president faces an aggressive Congress and a determined AAP who are doing all they can to turn the power crisis and issue of price rise to their political advantage #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi BJP #India #Narendra Modi #Politics #Q&A #Satish Upadhyay #Yogendra Yadav