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National Voter’s Day
National Voters Day A Step towards spreading awareness

National voter’s day aka Rashtriya Matdata Diwas in Hindi is celebrated every year on January 25. It was first celebrated in the year 2011 in order to mark the foundation day of Election Commission(EC). The Significance The main objective of observing the day is to encourage people to exercise their right to vote. Since many people in the country stay away from voting, celebrating the day is a means to encourage them to take part in the process and eventually strengthen the democracy. The day effectively creates an environment where finding the motivation to vote is plain [...]Read more

Judges Accuse CGI of Bias – How Justified is Indian Justice System?
Judges Accuse CGI of Bias - How Justified is Indian Justice System?

   In a first-of-its-kind act, four judges of the Supreme Court have publicly accused the Chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra in a press conference for showing bias in assigning cases to the benches. Although the sitting judges are restricted to contact the media, the four judges, namely Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan B. Lokur have defied the protocol and labeled the unprecedented act as mere doing their duty and bringing the issue in front of the nation so that they can take a stand on it. The Blame On January 12, [...]Read more

Twitter Dispute: Battle between Siddarmaiah and Yogi Adityanath
Battle between Siddarmaiah and Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Karnataka for conducting rallies turned out to be more talked about than he expected. Apparently, the state’s minister Siddarmaiah ruffled a few feathers of UP CM that drew a lot of attention on Twitter and eventually Internet. It all started with Siddarmaiah’s one tweet in which he welcomed the UP CM. But the tweet did not end there. Siddarmaiah went further and took a dig at the deaths resulted from starvation in Yogi’s state. He then also advised him to take notes from his state’s Indira canteen as a [...]Read more

Electoral Bonds: All You Need to Know
Electoral Bonds

What is an Electoral Bond? Generally, a bond refers to something where the principal and interest money are involved. The electoral bonds have no such aspects, they are more like bearer cheques. An electoral bond is a legal and neat method to financially fund a political party. The government has prohibited the practice of hard cash funding and the only way to support a political party of your choice is through the electoral bonds only. One can buy these bonds by purchasing them digitally or making payment through cheques. The bonds are usually issued by a dignified [...]Read more

BJP Suspects CPI for Party Activist Murder : Tripura Elections 2018
tripura elections

As 2018 elections in Tripura draw closer, cases of brutal murders are surfacing. According to recent reports, a BJP worker, Sunil Deb was killed a few days later he switched his political party from the currently ruling CPI(M) to BJP. The incident took place at Kanchanpur area, located in the northern part of Tripura. Allegedly, Deb was returning back from a meeting with BJP workers when he was attacked. His body was found dumped in a drain in the Kanchanpur market. Police officials have reported that there were several cut marks on the victim’s body. The body [...]Read more

e-Governance in India
What is e governance in India

It is only recently that the call for ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ has grown louder. Technology is at the core of the idea of transforming the way India perceives governance. While computerisation of government departments was the first sign of progress that was seen in the 90s, the e-Governance in India has steadily evolved to be more citizen-centric, service-oriented and transparent. The thrust on applying information and communication technology (ICT) for delivering government services has been given by both the UPA and the NDA governments, although the latter has aimed more aggressively for it.  e-Governance Initiatives in [...]Read more

Laws in the Indian Constitution against Animal-Killing
Laws in the Indian Constitution against Animal Killing

India is not new to the phenomenon called ‘zoosadism’ – inflicting cruelty on animals for personal amusement. A cat being run over by a car or a dog being attacked by a bunch of urchins are some of the sights that urban India witnesses quite often . However, the cruelty against animals stretches far beyond these activities. Army personnel cooking chinkara meat and superstars of Indian film industry poaching endangered deers and owning tusks are some of the news stories that frequently do the rounds.  What provisions does the Constitution of India has to deter people from [...]Read more

Various Sessions of the Parliament in India
Role of Parliament Sessions in India

A stormy budget session over Land Acquisition Bill has once again garnered attention for wrong reasons. Frequent disruptions of parliament and loss of business hours have often been highlighted as a major concern. On this note, let us find out what do these sessions of parliament actually mean for the country. To start with the obvious, around 790 members of the supreme legislative body in India meet thrice a year. The period during which the parliamentarians convene and conduct the business of each House is referred to as session. Every year, the Parliament of India conducts three [...]Read more

Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir (J and K)
Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir

There was an outrage over the Jammu & Kashmir government’s decision to free separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was detained eight times under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Although there had been intermittent calls for revoking AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act), there has hardly been a strong appeal to repeal the act, which is also draconian in nature. While most of us know that an individual can be detained under the Public Safety Act for a maximum of two years without a court order, there are other punitive provisions that one may not be aware of.  [...]Read more

What happens if the Government does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha?
What happens if the Government does not have majority in the Rajya Sabha?

NDA Government’s plan to get the important bills passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session has got stonewalled. Modi government was cornered by the opposition parties as they enjoy a majority in the Upper House. NDA’s poor numbers in the Rajya Sabha worked against Modi, who had intended to get the wheel of reforms moving. Be it the Coal Mines Bill or the Insurance Bill, every crucial Bill got bottled up as the ruling government could not shore up enough support for the Land Acquisition Bill.  Democracy in India is all about [...]Read more

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