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Government not serious about critical issues: Aruna Roy
India

Government not serious about critical issues: Aruna Roy

After resigning from the National Advisory Council (NAC), veteran activist Aruna Roy on Thursday said that the government and parliament have not given due importance to critical issues faced by the nation.

Aruna Roy opts out of Sonia-led NAC, says will be more effective outside
India

Aruna Roy opts out of Sonia-led NAC, says will be more effective outside

Political activist Aruna Roy in a letter to National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi requested that her term at the Council not be renewed and said her efforts to persuade the passage of various legislation must continue from outside the NAC.

The child malnutrition hoax: Why jholawallas are wrong
Politics

The child malnutrition hoax: Why jholawallas are wrong

Due to a fundamental error in the way malnutrition is measured by WHO, India's child malnutrition levels appear worse than sub-Saharan Africa. It is a myth.

Aruna Roy doesn't like Economic Survey 2013 one bit
Economy

Aruna Roy doesn't like Economic Survey 2013 one bit

The Survey is highly wanting when it comes to the commitment of social security for unorganized workers, Roy said in a statement.<br /><br />

NAC approves mechanism to monitor RTE implementation
India

NAC approves mechanism to monitor RTE implementation

The National Advisory Council has given its approval to a procedure that will help keep a close watch on the implementation of the RTE Act across India.

Pre-budget talks: Aruna Roy a no-show, blasts Finmin
Economy

Pre-budget talks: Aruna Roy a no-show, blasts Finmin

NAC member Aruna Roy has thrown a curve ball at Chidambaram and demanded that pre-budget consultations with social sector representatives and business should be held jointly.

Cash transfers: Come polls, NAC views go into dustbin
Economy

Cash transfers: Come polls, NAC views go into dustbin

The UPA and Sonia Gandhi are turning a deaf year to their own National Advisory Council's apprehensions on cash transfers.

Land Bill will kill growth: Govt knows this, but does Sonia?
Economy

Land Bill will kill growth: Govt knows this, but does Sonia?

With several cabinet ministers getting the jitters on the Land Bill, the cabinet referred it to a GoM. But the Bill in its present form should really be killed.

Reforms: Why NAC must have more purpose and power
Economy

Reforms: Why NAC must have more purpose and power

The country needs to find a competent conflict resolution mechanism. NAC fits the bill.

Why NAC should be funded by Congress, not taxpayers
India

Why NAC should be funded by Congress, not taxpayers

The National Advisory Council is a needless distraction and indulgence in UPA-2. It should be relocated to Sonia Gandhi's party office.

Sonia Gandhi's pals turn critics on the Food Security Bill
Economy

Sonia Gandhi's pals turn critics on the Food Security Bill

The votaries of food security find the UPA's Food Security Bill seriously flawed. They want universalisation without centralisation.

True cost of Dynasty: Sonia sends us a Rs 5,45,000 cr bill
Politics

True cost of Dynasty: Sonia sends us a Rs 5,45,000 cr bill

The various freebies and subsidies given and planned by Sonia Gandhi is going to set us back and damage the economy. Can we afford Dynasty any more?

Anna will be easier to deal with if NAC is sent packing
Politics

Anna will be easier to deal with if NAC is sent packing

Cutting at the root of the Manmohan Singh's legitimacy is none other than the NAC. Till NAC is abolished, Team Anna will always have traction.

NAC defends petrol price hike, experts not convinced
Politics

NAC defends petrol price hike, experts not convinced

The petrol price hike comes at a time when inflation is touching double digits and the move could have a cascading effect on prices.

It's time to pack off the 'jokers' in the Planning Commission
Economy

It's time to pack off the 'jokers' in the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission has long exceeded its sell-by date. It is time to put it out to grass.

Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier
Politics

Food Security Bill is UPA-2's NREGA - costlier and riskier

UPA-2's Food Security Bill is the biggest piece of social security legislation so far. It is horrendously expensive and carries huge fiscal and inflationary risks.

Govt invites public comments on draft Food Bill
Economy

Govt invites public comments on draft Food Bill

The government today sought public comments on the draft National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide a legal entitlement to subsidised foodgrains to 75 percent of the country's rural population and 50 per cent of urban India.

Why should taxpayer fund the NAC? Time to pull the plug
Politics

Why should taxpayer fund the NAC? Time to pull the plug

The NAC's Communal Violence Bill is too partisan to muster enough support. There is no reason why the taxpayer should fund a partisan council.

The NAC of getting it wrong: Back to garibi hatao days?
Politics

The NAC of getting it wrong: Back to garibi hatao days?

Intellectuals are now beginning to understand the downside of Sonia Gandhi's social security schemes, which are more populist than realistic. They will create more dependency on the state, instead of making people stand on their own feet.

Govt tears up NAC's Food Bill; time to send it packing?
Politics

Govt tears up NAC's Food Bill; time to send it packing?

The government is in no mood to bankroll and expansive Food Security Bill. It has chopped the entitlements suggested by NAC. But isn't it clearly time to clip NAC's wings further?