Surjit Bhalla, who draws on CMIE’s database and EPFO data, notes that job creation in 2017 was likely 15 million. New Delhi: The head of the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy (CMIE) has accused economist Surjit Bhalla, who is a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC), of distorting and “dishonestly presenting” its nationwide employment survey to claim that India created 15 million jobs in 2017. The CMIE does one of India’s…"Member of PM’s Advisory Council Accused of ‘Inventing’ Employment Data"
As caste calculations and the stitching up of possible political alliances gather pace ahead of the Lok Sabha polls next year, a new “political startup” has emerged on the horizon of Bahujan politics. Called the Bahujan Azad Party (BAP), this initiative has been kicked off by 50 Indian Institute of Technology alumni, all said to be from the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and OBC communities . That 50 young people from the most oppressed sections of…"Bahujan Azad Party (BAP) Scheduled Caste,Scheduled Tribe and OBC communities new political party"
Awareness program at Tarasundari Girls School under PS Bantra on 27.04.18 by HPC Team regarding Crime against Women. We once again notify that Women Watsapp Helpline number – 9073363000 can be used to report any information on crime against women for quick action by Howrah City Police. Committed to making our city safe for women. AIPMC supports the cause and appreciate Howrah police for creating awareness."Awareness program for women and children"
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday directed the Addl. Police Commissioner-Traffic, Jodhpur to cancel driver’s license of those found using their mobile phones while driving. The Bench comprising Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas and Justice Ramchandra Singh Jhala issued the direction after it was informed by Additional Advocate General Mr. Rajesh Panwar that several drivers were using mobile phones while driving. This, the Court concluded, was leading to several accidents. It then directed the photographs and…"Cancel Driver’s License Of Those Using Mobile Phones While Driving: Rajasthan HC To State"
An infographic tweeted by the official BJP twitter account on April 14th made a claim that “Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 has resulted in recovery of Rs. 4 lakh crore out of staggering Rs. 9 lakh crore of NPAs or bad loans given to the corporates under UPA government.” The incredible claim was faithfully tweeted by scores of unsuspecting followers. Other than the loyalists and the most gullible, it is a claim that most…"Did NDA Govt recover Rs 4 lakh crore of NPAs as claimed by BJP and PM Modi’s app?"
New Delhi: In a decision that appears to run contrary to the Supreme Court’s order on auctioning spectrum, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has proposed the allocation of 7,000 MHz of V-band and 10,000 MHz of E-band spectrum without conducting auctions. According to people with knowledge of the matter, a final decision will be taken by the Telecom Comission next week. The currently proposed allotment, however, would use the ‘first-come, first-serve’ (FCFS) method, which in…"Modi Govt May Allocate Valuable Spectrum on First Come, First Serve Basis"
On April 25, the Supreme Court denied giving any directions on mandatory linking of Aadhaar and SIM cards. The SC said that the earlier order on mandatory authentication of users was being used as a tool. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing a bunch of petitions against Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law. The SC said that its order on a PIL filed by “Lokniti Foundation” in February said…"UIDAI Lied, IT Minister Lied; SC Never Ordered Linking Of Phone Number With Aadhaar"
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the southern city of Chennai recently, he must’ve been startled by the welcome he received. Half the city, it seemed, had turned out to wave black flags at his motorcade, as well as banners that read “Go Back, Modi.” When the prime minister hopped into a helicopter, the crowds cleverly sent up black balloons in its wake. The vitriol wasn’t entirely personal. Protesters in Chennai — capital of…"In India, North-South Divide Grows More Dangerous"
The Union ministry of road transport and highways will observe the 29th road safety week from April 23-30 this year, against its usual practice of holding it in January. The theme for the road safety week this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha’. “The district authorities with the traffic police and regional transport office should undertake road safety measuresand submit reports to the ministry of road transport and highways by May 31. Around 1.5…"Road safety week to be observed from April 23-30 across country"
In a letter from jail, dated April 18 and released to the media by Khan’s wife Shabista at the Press Club of India on Saturday, the paediatrician wrote that he was on sanctioned leave on August 10, 2017, when news reached him about the deaths, and he “rushed” to the hospital. Lodged in a Gorakhpur jail since September 2, 2017, after several children died in a short span at the city’s BRD Medical College Hospital…"Gorakhpur doctor writes from jail: Made scapegoat for administrative failure"