No More Passport Clearance for Corrupt Govt Officials

The new set of guidelines by the Department of Personnel and Training will no longer make it easy for corrupt bureaucrats and government employees to flee the country. In the light of recent, gargantuan embezzlement scams worth thousands of crores, where the perpetrators like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya have been easily skirting the government’s snare by remaining outside the country, it is certainly time for India to take a tough stance against her conniving…

"No More Passport Clearance for Corrupt Govt Officials"

Nazia Khan Appointed Special Officer by U.P Police

Having won several National and State Awards for her bravery and social work, it is only natural that Nazia Khan would be appointed as a Special Police Officer of U.P. Police. That she is just 18 years old, makes it a tremendous achievement! In fact, she won the national bravery award earlier this year, for taking on a drug and gambling ring in Agra. Despite facing threats, she decided to take active measures against them,…

"Nazia Khan Appointed Special Officer by U.P Police"

Patanjali printing false manufacturing dates on medicines

Patanjali Ayurved, the FMCG company founded by yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, is always in the eye of the storm with regards to its products’ quality. It has landed itself in trouble once again if a picture going viral on social media is to be believed. The picture shows a small Patanjali manufactured pill container where it shows that the date of manufacture is on April 2018, a few weeks away.

"Patanjali printing false manufacturing dates on medicines"

No Parking Fees for first 30 min

In a welcome move and a major relief to the public, the Telangana government on Tuesday issued orders to regulate parking fees in commercial establishments in the Hyderabad city and other rural areas. The order was issued by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development department and asked to remove parking fee in malls and multiplexes for the first 30 minutes. Most of the commercial establishments in Hyderabad have been collecting huge parking fee from vehicle…

"No Parking Fees for first 30 min"

Over 4 Lakh Beggars In India, West Bengal Tops List, Lakhsadweep Ranks Lowest

Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday said West Bengal has the highest number of beggars and vagrants in India. The country in total has over four lakh beggars, with the highest 81,000 beggars in West Bengal, while Lakshadweep merely has two vagrants. At least 4,13,670 beggars reside in India, which consists of 2,21,673 males and 1,91,997 females. Gehlot in a written reply to Lok Sabha quoted a 2011 census and mentioned…

"Over 4 Lakh Beggars In India, West Bengal Tops List, Lakhsadweep Ranks Lowest"

Ban sales of cigarette in India: All India Press and Media Council

Of the more than 6 million tobacco-related deaths every year across the world, one-sixth occur in India alone. Experts see the total tobacco-related deaths rising to 8 million by 2030. Tobacco use has been associated with rising incidents of tuberculosis, homicide, suicide, heart ailments, strokes, bronchitis, delayed healing of wounds, infertility, and peptic ulcer, among other diseases among others. In India alone, every third adult consumes some form of tobacco. Bidis are the most commonly…

"Ban sales of cigarette in India: All India Press and Media Council"

Tobacco causes 1 death every 6 seconds in India

Of the more than 6 million tobacco-related deaths every year across the world, one-sixth occur in India alone. Experts see the total tobacco-related deaths rising to 8 million by 2030. Tobacco use has been associated with rising incidents of tuberculosis, homicide, suicide, heart ailments, strokes, bronchitis, delayed healing of wounds, infertility, and peptic ulcer, among other diseases among others. In India alone, every third adult consumes some form of tobacco. Bidis are the most commonly…

"Tobacco causes 1 death every 6 seconds in India"

How Investigative Journalists Helped Turn the Tide Against Corruption in South Africa

South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink. Every year South African investigative journalists are recognised for their hard work when the winners of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism are announced. This year has provided a chance to assess the highs and the lows of our investigative reporting after an extraordinary year. For the last few…

"How Investigative Journalists Helped Turn the Tide Against Corruption in South Africa"

6.25 lakh children smoke cigarettes daily in India: Tobacco Atlas report

According to the Global Tobacco Atlas study, tobacco consumption claims 17,887 lives in India every week, and the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 1,818,691 million. Despite lowering tobacco use in recent years, India is home to an estimated 625,000 child smokers aged 10–14 years, according to Global Tobacco Atlas data released last week. Every year, more than 932,600 Indian lives are lost to tobacco-related diseases which in a week claim 17,887 lives,…

"6.25 lakh children smoke cigarettes daily in India: Tobacco Atlas report"

West Bengal bags top spot in Ease of Doing Business

Of the 29 states and 7 union territories, West Bengal has bagged the top spot in the domestic Ease of Doing Business — an index created by the central government in collaboration with the World Bank. Of the 29 states and 7 union territories, West Bengal has bagged the top spot in the domestic Ease of Doing Business — an index created by the central government in collaboration with the World Bank. According to the…

"West Bengal bags top spot in Ease of Doing Business"