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Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean Dreze
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Narendra Modi government needs to shed its 'obsession' with economic growth, says economist Jean Dreze

Dreze, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, claimed the Modi government has turned its back on social policy.

India needs more inclusive social policies as economic growth fails to improve quality of life, says Jean Dreze
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India needs more inclusive social policies as economic growth fails to improve quality of life, says Jean Dreze

Noted development economist Jean Dreze has pitched for more inclusive and active social policies in India, saying even a high rate of economic growth has failed to improve the quality of life of a large section of people in the country.

Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI
India

Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 does not address the corruption that plagued MCI. Are we to believe that non-doctors will be less corrupt than the earlier corrupt MCI mandarins?

Congress demands Narendra Modi dismiss ministers for holding posts in think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval's son
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Congress demands Narendra Modi dismiss ministers for holding posts in think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval's son

The Congress on Saturday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will dismiss some of his senior ministers for allegedly holding the posts of directors in India Foundation.

Sonia Gandhi was 'Super Prime Minister' during UPA regime, suggest newly-released NAC files
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Sonia Gandhi was 'Super Prime Minister' during UPA regime, suggest newly-released NAC files

the Government of India has released 710 files of the controversial National Advisory Council, The New Indian Express reported on Sunday.

Now is the time for Rahul Gandhi to shake up Congress, not institute committees
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Now is the time for Rahul Gandhi to shake up Congress, not institute committees

Rather than focusing on strengthening regional units and leaders, Rahul Gandhi has been running helter-skelter without political purpose

AgustaWestland scam: Flower of a toxic soil that took 60 years to bloom
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AgustaWestland scam: Flower of a toxic soil that took 60 years to bloom

The AgustaWestland scam won’t be the last of the skeletons to tumble out of the cupboard of the erstwhile UPA regime.

Now relaxed Manmohan Singh still clears 35 files a day
India

Now relaxed Manmohan Singh still clears 35 files a day

Known as a workaholic who has never taken a holiday, Manmohan Singh has not even now drawn up any holiday plans after retirement, say people close to him.

Sharad Pawar on what ails UPA: Weak rulers, pseudo activists, free advice
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Sharad Pawar on what ails UPA: Weak rulers, pseudo activists, free advice

Union minister writes a strongly worded blog post calling for introspection in the UPA.

 Centre may clear amendments to make SC/ST Act stern
India

Centre may clear amendments to make SC/ST Act stern

The amendments came up before the Union cabinet today which is learnt to have given its nod to them.

PIL in SC against suspension of UP IAS officer Durga Nagpal
India

PIL in SC against suspension of UP IAS officer Durga Nagpal

The suspension of Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal who had cracked down on illegal sand mining, today reached the Supreme Court with the filing of a public interest litigation seeking quashing of all proceedings against her.

Some members in NAC are Naxal sympathisers: BJP
India

Some members in NAC are Naxal sympathisers: BJP

Alleging that some members of the National Advisory Council (NAC) are Naxal sympathisers, BJP today said the menace of Naxalism has spread to 250 districts in the country due to "soft handling" of the issue by UPA government at Centre.

UPA-II failed to deliver on its promises: Aruna Roy’s report card
India

UPA-II failed to deliver on its promises: Aruna Roy’s report card

After the UPA-II released its self-congratulatory 79-page ‘Report card to the People’, National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy has come down heavily on the government.

Food bill: NAC member questions delay, lists out constraints
India

Food bill: NAC member questions delay, lists out constraints

The revised food security bill may have got the government nod and is likely to be brought in Parliament this week, but a NAC member has criticised the two-year delay in its passing, saying this crucial time could have been used to address policy issues that may pose hurdles in its implementation.

NAC post worthless, never approached Digvijaya: Kejriwal
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NAC post worthless, never approached Digvijaya: Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal has refuted the charges made by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh that the former wanted to join National Advisory Council.

Aruna Roy writes to Sonia; demands halt on new n-plants
India

Aruna Roy writes to Sonia; demands halt on new n-plants

The first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project is expected to be commissioned next month followed by the second unit some time next year.

Aruna Roy slams TN govt crackdown on protests
India

Aruna Roy slams TN govt crackdown on protests

Arrest of non-violent protesters and crackdown on agitations against Koodankulam nuclear plant is a violation of democratic rights, National Advisory Council member and socio-political activist Aruna Roy said here today.

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.

I salute Kudankulam struggle, plan to vist protest: Aruna Roy
India

I salute Kudankulam struggle, plan to vist protest: Aruna Roy

National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy believes the space for dissent in India is steadily decreasing and the clamp down on the Kudankulam nuclear plant protestors is a sign of it.

Aruna Roy to Sonia: Nuclear Safety bill is anti-transparency
India

Aruna Roy to Sonia: Nuclear Safety bill is anti-transparency

In her letter, Roy has said there is no rationale for safety and regulatory authorities to be outside the purview of the RTI.