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CHRI asks Indian government to uphold constitutional obligations in Assam

Noting the emerging situation in Assam state arising out of the National Register of Citizens process, a leading human rights organization has urged the Government of India and the Assam Government to “uphold their constitutional obligations to assure the safety and security of all, without fear or favour”.

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Nice To See NREGA Trending. But Urgent Fixes Needed

The "highest ever allocation" to NREGA (which also led to it trending on Twitter)  in the Union Budget has provided a useful opportunity to raise some pressing issues related to the implementation of the scheme.

Indian Railways: a story of capital outlays

Public investment will build up the hardware, but it must be supported by upgrading the railways’ software

Funding a clean polity

Sometime in early 1959, JRD Tata, India’s most respected and iconic entrepreneur, wrote to Jawaharlal Nehru that though his group, the Tatas, would continue to keep funding the Congress Party, he wanted to inform the Prime Minister that it would also be financing the newly established Swatantra Party.

Sometime in early 1959, JRD Tata, India’s most respected and iconic entrepreneur, wrote to Jawaharlal Nehru that though his group, the Tatas, would continue to keep funding the Congress Party, he wanted to inform the Prime Minister that it would also be financing the newly established Swatantra Party.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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