Jhatkaa.org Executive Director Avijit Michael says citizens can play a small part, but big changes can only be brought about by the government.
Writes about politics and policy for HuffPost India. Based in New Delhi.
The economist on why the centre should spend its own money on defence and how India can overcome the current economic slowdown.
18/09/2019 7:26 AM IST
Why Manmohan Singh Said Modi Govt Should Have Consulted States Before Imposing Additional Terms On The Finance Commission
For cooperative federalism to work, states need to be consulted otherwise there may be a feeling that the Modi government is trying to rob the states of their due resource allotment through the finance commission, he said.
16/09/2019 7:27 AM IST
In affidavits filed before the SC, the Maharashtra government said the bureaucracy-led District Level Committees wrongly rejected more than 22,509 forest rights claims. This could lead to the forcible eviction of many more forest dwellers.
11/09/2019 7:41 AM IST
Demonetisation Initial Trigger For Current Economic Slowdown, Says India’s Former Chief Statistician Dr Pronab Sen
Poor global economy only a “contributory factor”. The government should “transfer income” into the hands of 70% of India’s population in rural areas to improve overall demand, he says.
09/09/2019 10:26 AM IST
“Some News Is Best Not Reported” Press Council Chairman Defends Position On Kashmir Communication Blackout
Justice Chandramauli Prasad (Retired) said the PCI stood by the freedom of the press, but cases involving national interest must be decided by the courts.
27/08/2019 7:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Floods: Complacent Govt Should've Called Army Earlier, Says Leader Of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar
Leader Of Opposition and Congress MLA Vijay Wadettiwar, while on tour of the flood affected areas on Friday, said the damage could have been less if the Indian Army had been brought in much earlier.
09/08/2019 7:45 PM IST
With the watering down of Article 370 and removal of Article 35A, PDP MPs say pro-India political parties in Jammu and Kashmir will lose out and militancy will grow.
07/08/2019 1:14 PM IST
The Supreme Court should strike down the decision as void. Power of abrogation of Article 370 vanished after the Jammu and Kashmir constituent assembly dissolved in 1956, Noorani said.
05/08/2019 2:17 PM IST
But the changes suggested by Yashovardhan Azad, a former IPS officer, are diametrically opposite to the amendments passed by the Narendra Modi government in parliament.
01/08/2019 8:41 AM IST
The National Tiger Conservation Authority database shows at least 175 tigers have been illegally hunted or killed in accidents since 2014, with investigations into another 87 tiger deaths still pending.
31/07/2019 7:24 AM IST
The rejections of claims could affect millions more vulnerable Adivasis, according to documents accessed by HuffPost India.
25/07/2019 7:10 AM IST
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has not disclosed anything about the status of investigation to the people of Maharashtra in the past five years. Actual probe has been done by Karnataka Police, says Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s successor Avinash Patil.
22/07/2019 7:33 AM IST
Since the Modi govt hasn’t been releasing NCRB data since 2016, the home ministry’s numbers are based only on cases registered by the NHRC.
19/07/2019 11:29 AM IST
The civil society group hopes the 24x7 line will help prevent lynching and also provide legal assistance to victims of mob attacks.
17/07/2019 9:59 AM IST
Since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, the Satya/Prudent electoral trust has been the top legal corporate donor, shows an analysis.
15/07/2019 7:17 AM IST
HuffPost India previously revealed the Indian Army’s efforts to cover up documents about a trial in which six army officials were convicted for a fake encounter in Macchil, Kashmir.
12/07/2019 7:26 AM IST
The Narendra Modi-led government spent far more money on advertising during its first term than it has disclosed so far, a review of written answers it gave to some parliamentarians and an RTI activist shows.
08/07/2019 9:18 AM IST
Over 200 land rights and Adivasi activists met in New Delhi this week to discuss two key legislations that could impact India’s Adivasis in the near future. All eyes now on the hearing in SC on July 24.
03/07/2019 3:40 PM IST
Did the Narendra Modi government amend the law governing Special Economic Zones to bring more jobs and investment or to benefit favoured corporates?
01/07/2019 4:43 PM IST
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