Rajasthan govt passes ordinance that seeks to protect judges, babus from probe

The ordinance, which provides six months’ immunity, seeks to protect judges, magistrates, public servants from being investigated for on-duty action without Rajasthan government’s prior sanction. The Vasundhara Raje government has passed an ordinance, which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 7, also seeks to bar the media…

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Is there any real purpose to link Aadhaar with bank accounts?

Our bank accounts are opened with our Permanent Account Number (PAN) that is linked to all our financial instruments. In addition, we also fill out the Know Your Customer (KYC) forms that accept voter ID, passport, among others, for the purpose of identification. There is no substantial purpose of linking Aadhaar with PAN. Banks usually force customers under the assumption that Aadhaar might become mandatory in the future. For now, we should wait for the…

"Is there any real purpose to link Aadhaar with bank accounts?"

20% of the population goes to bed hungry in India

Global Hunger Index(GHI) used four indicators to analyse the nature of hunger – undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality – all of which are trickle-down effects of poverty. According to the World Bank’s 2016 data, 1 in every 5 Indians is poor, and the 7 poorest states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – house 62% of the country’s poor. Unemployment in these regions is high, hence, the…

"20% of the population goes to bed hungry in India"

1 in every 5 Indians is poor: World Bank

Global Hunger Index(GHI) used four indicators to analyse the nature of hunger – undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality – all of which are trickle-down effects of poverty. According to the World Bank’s 2016 data, 1 in every 5 Indians is poor, and the 7 poorest states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – house 62% of the country’s poor. Unemployment in these regions is high, hence, the…

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India ranked at a poor 100 in the Global Hunger Index

According to 2015–2016 survey data, more than a fifth (21 percent) of children in India suffer from wasting. In a list of 119 countries, India ranked at a poor 100 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI)of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The report realeased on Thursday puts India at the high end of “very serious” category. Advertisement opens in new window Though there has been a substantial decrease in the rating from 2008’s…

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Facebook blocking criticism of the Indian government, BJP and Hindutva groups?

For the past month, Facebook has been criticised by social media users in India for purportedly blocking and putting under scrutiny accounts and pages that shared posts critical of the government, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Right-Wing groups. The social networking company, which has 241 million users in the country, has denied the allegations. On September 26, Facebook blocked the account of journalist Mohammad Anas for 30 days after he shared a photograph of…

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Drunk cop tries to rape 6-year-old in police station

A Rampur police subinspector was on Sunday arrested for allegedly trying to rape a six-year-old girl inside a police outpost here. Officials said SI Tejveer Singh, posted at Bhawraki outpost under Kameri police station, was caught in a highly inebriated state and without his clothes on by residents of Bhawraka village on Saturday night. Singh dragged the minor girl into his room at the outpost and allegedly tried to rape her. On Sunday , the…

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Food deficiencies, TB India’s most widespread maladies

Diabetes Affects 5% Indians, Cancer 0.15% It is common -and natural -to think of diseases in terms of death. Often, diseases are measured by death -so many people die of heart attacks, so many of dengue, etc. While this is important, there is another dimension not measured by body counts.It is the scale of suffering and pain felt by people who live with diseases. Talk to any middle class urban Indian and they will know…

"Food deficiencies, TB India’s most widespread maladies"