2017

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Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines
Business

Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines

There are at least five big reforms that need doing, can quickly get-off the ground, and which will have lasting positive effects on growth

Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding
Politics

Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding

Electoral bonds scheme, which came into effect in January 2018, had clocked in over Rs 600 crore political funding by October 2018.

Health Ministry asks states to set up mental health authority, review boards to implement Mental Health Care Act
India

Health Ministry asks states to set up mental health authority, review boards to implement Mental Health Care Act

The Union Health Ministry has asked all the states to set up State Mental Health Authority and District Mental Health Review Board to ensure effective implementation of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017.

Draft Bill on river Ganga’s protection provides for armed personnel to arrest polluters; claims existing laws not adequate
India

Draft Bill on river Ganga’s protection provides for armed personnel to arrest polluters; claims existing laws not adequate

The draft Bill for protection of the Ganga has suggested provisions such as having an armed force, Armed Ganga Protection Corps to have the power to arrest polluters and imprisonment of 2-5 years for offences like commercial fishing, polluting the river and construction of illegal structures in active flood plains.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes
Politics

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes

The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, making the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) a constitutional body and granting it complete powers to safeguard the rights and interests of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Monsoon Session Day 1: RS, LS debate mob lynching, key legislations passed; govt to face no-confidence motion on Friday
India

Monsoon Session Day 1: RS, LS debate mob lynching, key legislations passed; govt to face no-confidence motion on Friday

the talking point of the day was an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the first to be admitted since the BJP-led dispensation came to power four years ago. Here is a breakdown on highlights of the day from both Houses.

BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?
Business

BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?

The current trend in India—where a lion share of funds for parties come from anonymous sources—signals danger as it will inevitably strengthen the infamous political-corporate nexus, black money generation and corruption in the economy.

PETA urges Tamil Nadu government to ban jallikattu, says regulation can't prevent deaths
India

PETA urges Tamil Nadu government to ban jallikattu, says regulation can't prevent deaths

Animal rights body PETA on Wednesday urged Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy to ban jallikattu, claiming that at least 23 people have died since the state allowed the bull-taming sport in January last year

Homoepathic doctors support NMC Bill that could allow them to practice allopathy
India

Homoepathic doctors support NMC Bill that could allow them to practice allopathy

Homoeopathic doctors' bodies on Monday came together at the Ramlila Maidan here in support of a Bill that the might allow doctors pursuing Indian systems of medicine to practice allopathy after clearing a bridge course.

Asaduddin Owaisi calls triple talaq bill BJP's 'conspiracy' to punish Muslim men
India

Asaduddin Owaisi calls triple talaq bill BJP's 'conspiracy' to punish Muslim men

The triple talaq bill is a conspiracy against Muslims and a move to punish men from the community, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has alleged.

'They are lobbying to stall triple talaq bill': Former minister Arif Mohammad Khan slams Muslim law board
Politics

'They are lobbying to stall triple talaq bill': Former minister Arif Mohammad Khan slams Muslim law board

On Tuesday, former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan penned an op-ed in The Times of India entitled Women get a raw deal again: Muslim Personal Law Board is still stuck in Shah Bano timewarp as its opposition to triple talaq bill proves.

US incurred record losses worth $306 billion due to natural disasters in 2017, claims report
World

US incurred record losses worth $306 billion due to natural disasters in 2017, claims report

The year 2017 will be remembered as the "costliest" one for the US with losses from hurricanes, wildfires and extremely cold weather reaching a record $306 billion, according to a government report.

Congress doing injustice to Muslim women by opposing triple talaq bill, says Ananth Kumar
India

Congress doing injustice to Muslim women by opposing triple talaq bill, says Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary affairs ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass

Winter Session of Parliament ends: MPs remain undecided over triple talaq bill; Rajya Sabha's productivity dips to 54%
Politics

Winter Session of Parliament ends: MPs remain undecided over triple talaq bill; Rajya Sabha's productivity dips to 54%

The Winter Session of Parliament, which began on 15 December, 2017 amid much uproar over its delay, is set to end on Friday.

A Three-Step Guide to Being a Better Person™ in 2018
Life

A Three-Step Guide to Being a Better Person™ in 2018

Choose your phone over your dinner companion, tell your friends spoilers, force your opinions down other people's throats. This is your three-step guide to being a Better Person™ in 2018 | #FirstCulture

Bollywood in 2017: From Taimur's photos to Virushka wedding, what we were hooked to
Entertainment

Bollywood in 2017: From Taimur's photos to Virushka wedding, what we were hooked to

Bollywood had a crazy busy year, and we were following the madness every step of the way | #YearInReview

Environment in 2017: Questionable policies, climate change apathy are no longer options
Life

Environment in 2017: Questionable policies, climate change apathy are no longer options

2017 has taught us several things about escalating carbon emissions, the real impact of global warming and the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of our elected representatives #YearInReview

Donald Trump's claims, Virat Kohli's invincibility, Jallikattu row: The bizarre year that was 2017
World

Donald Trump's claims, Virat Kohli's invincibility, Jallikattu row: The bizarre year that was 2017

Considering how 2017 was, maybe getting through a year without being shot, maimed, mugged, fired, burnt or impeached is the new measure of success #YearInReview

Quickly go, 2017: A review of the year gone by, in verse
Life

Quickly go, 2017: A review of the year gone by, in verse

Reflecting on the events that marked 2017, from Shashi Kapoor's demise, to Aadhaar and the Virat-Anushka wedding | #YearInReview | #FirstCulture

Irrfan's Indian cinema's most successful crossover star, and 2017 was a reminder why
Entertainment

Irrfan's Indian cinema's most successful crossover star, and 2017 was a reminder why

In the last decade Irrfan has come to be seen as India’s best crossover star | #YearInReview