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A victory for Internet freedom

The beauty of the Internet is that it is a truly open and democratic platform that does not discriminate – it does not care whether you are impoverished or a social outcaste and gives your voice equal weightage. We must attempt to increase the access to Internet so that it offers a voice to those in perpetual exile from our consciousness and enables them to influence public opinion. At the same time, we must also endeavour to maintain its open nature.

Delhi Elections 2015: Criminal Background of Candidates

Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 673 candidates who are contesting in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections. There are 70 political parties fielding candidates in these elections. In the previous elections in 2013 there were 77 political parties that contested and in 2008 there were […]
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Ordinances: A necessary Evil ??

Recently Narendra Modi led NDA government brought an ordinance to change Land acquisition and settlement (amendment) act 2013. The Ordinance has been an issues of debate for multiple reasons. One objection raised by opposition parties is that this ordinance is a pro-capitalist one and is against the socialist ideas of forefathers of India Constitution. The […]
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Bharat Ratna : The Highest Award or Political Gimmick

Last week Government of India awarded the highest civilian honour of country, Bharat Ratna, to Late Pt.Madan Mohan Malaviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Just like every year, this year too this award has brought many controversies with it.

National Health Mission (NHM): Providing Universal Health Care

This flagship mission was started on 12 April 2005 by the Government of India with the name National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in 18 states. In 2013 Government of India announced National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) and combined it with NRHM to form National Health Mission (NHM).Spending on health to be increased from 0.9% of […]
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