'...and the country can give me any punishment,' says the PM, if there's even an element of truth in Team Anna's charges. 'It is unfortunate that irresponsible allegations are being made without confirming the facts'
The full text of the report released by Team Anna against 15 UPA ministers, accusing them of corruption.
Response to the Citizens Right to Grievance Redress Bill proposed by the government
'Advise and ensure that all elected representatives of the party in Karnataka who arecharged in either the High Court or the Lokayukta Court resign their seats, and do not re-contest elections until their innocence is proven'
The resolution that the India Against Corruption group has put up on their website as the one they want Parliament to adopt
A comparison of the points of difference in the two drafts
From the year 2001 upto March 2011, the government's view has been that the Prime Minister should be brought within the purview of the Lokpal. What prompted the government to suddenly take a U-turn?
Various civil society groups come together against 'brutal crackdown on anti-corruption protesters and curfew, bans and restrictions on protests in Jantar Mantar and imposition of Section 144 in several parts of Delhi'
'This government is corrupt and has shown to what extent it can stoop to crush a peaceful anti-corruption agitation'
"Prime Minister should not be covered under Lokpal." “Judiciary would be out of Lokpal." Definitely government’s intentions are suspect.
Full text of version 2.1 of the bill prepared by India Against Corruption
They are either advisory or have no autonomy
17 reasons why the civil society version of the bill is better equipped to tackle corruption
'Rather than strengthening anti corruption systems, this bill if passed, will end up weakening whatever exists in the name of anti corruption today'
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.