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Next month, the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, one of the most powerful laws enacted in independent India, completes half a decade in the cause of transparent and accountable administ... »
“This Employment Guarantee Act is the most significant legislation of our times in many ways. For the first time, rural communities have been given not just a development programme but a... »
About 15 years after the statutory panchayati raj institutions based on the amended Central Act and the consequential State legislation were put in place, most of the office-bearers of these bodies... »
“I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — Voltaire. Two recent judgments of the Supreme Court in cases relat... »
The July 14 judgment of the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court in the Khairlanji massacre case relating to the lynching of four members of a Dalit family at a Maharashtra village four years ago... »
Will the United Progressive Alliance Government take steps to put in place a universal public distribution system to provide food security to the people in a just and caring manner? Although there... »
A growing number of incidents of violence against, and restrictions on, journalists in several parts of India over the past few months has caused concern at the national and international le... »
The Open Page, a longstanding weekly feature of TheHindu, is meant to give its readers opportunities to write on a variety of subjects of their choice. It has proved extremely popular... »
The Indian media have a vital responsibility in enabling society to combat and eliminate social evils. ‘Honour killings' are a particularly barbaric social practice targeting those who... »
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) recently announced that it would initiate steps to get the Indian Penal Code amended if any section of the code stood in the wa... »
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