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SACRIFICE AT THE ALTAR OF DEVELOPMENT The legendary Professor Guru Das Agrawal, who got promoted from a Lecturer directly to Professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur after having finished his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in two years and laid the foundation of India’s anti-pollution regimen as the first… Read More

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ये साधू-संयासी हिन्दुत्ववादियों को रास क्यों नहीं आते? 86 वर्षीय स्वामी ज्ञान स्वरूप सानंद गंगा संरक्षण हेतु एक अधिनियम बनाने की मांग को लेकर 22 जून 2018 से हरिद्वार में अनशन पर बैठे। केन्द्रीय जल संसाधन, नदी विकास व गंगा संरक्षण मंत्रालय की तरफ से कोई भी स्वामी सानंद से मिलने नहीं आया। हरिद्वार के… Read More

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HOPELESS IMPLEMENTATION OF RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN UP                 It is now the fourth year since the government of Uttar Pradesh started taking Right to Education Act 2009 seriously. Section 12(1)(c) of this Act is the most attractive feature from the point of view of parents from Disadvantaged Groups and Weaker Sections as they… Read More

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Fixing Minimum and Maximum Income Bars is Vital for Equitable Society   Government doctors (and other employees) demanding salary hike is a common news. Succumbing to the temptation of greener pastures, government doctors moving to private hospitals in the country or migrating abroad is also fairly common. But what is turning heads around is the… Read More

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ACADEMIC DISHONESTY   This piece is in response to an article by Geeta Kingdon, Professor of Education Economics at University of London and President, City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, that describes the Right to Education Act 2009 of Government of India as disastrous and calls for scrapping of the harmful Act.   In our response,… Read More

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  समय आ गया है निजी विद्यालयों को स्थाई रूप से बंद करने का        निजी विद्यालयों ने मुफ्त एवं अनिवार्य शिक्षा के अधिकार अधिनियम 2009 के क्रियान्वयन से बचने के लिए 7 अप्रैल 2018 को एक दिवसीय बंद का आयोजन किया। इन विद्यालयों को अधिनियम के माध्यम से तथा कई राज्यों द्वारा… Read More

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AN ANTI-PEOPLE REGIMEN           The 2018-19 budget of the Narendra Modi government has been touted as catering to interests of farmers, rural workers, women, Dalits and small businesses but nothing can be farther from truth. A strikingly paradoxical feature of this budget is the announcement of new schemes for farmers and poor accompanied with a… Read More

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WHEN HAS THE BUREAUCRACY TREATED PEOPLE WITH RESPECT?   There is pressure from the government officials in Delhi that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should apologize for the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash inside the CM’s residence by Aam Admi Party Members of Legislative Assembly. Two MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan have been… Read More

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RECENT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH Immediately after the Right to Information Act was implemented in 2005, under the aegis of United Forum for Right to Information Campaign activists like Ram Krishna Raju of National Alliance of People’s Movements organised camps in different districts of undivided Andhra Pradesh with the help of local organisations to… Read More