The Delhi government has given a go-ahead to the city police to prosecute former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in connection with a four-year-old sedition case, as the ruling AAP denied the persistent BJP charge of blocking the proceedings in the matter. … [Read more...] about Delhi govt no less ill-informed than Centre in understanding sedition law: Chidambaram
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A Delhi court on February 29 deferred to next week its judgment in the murder case of the father of the woman who was raped by expelled BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh' Unnao three years ago. The rape survivor's had father died on April 9, 2018, in judicial custody. … [Read more...] about Unnao murder case: Delhi court defers judgment to March 4
This is not for a moment trying to take anything away from the importance of the work done by the Central Statistics Office. All that it means is that the estimates are just a first approximation, based, as the CSO itself has said, on extrapolation of trends in the first 6-8 months of the year. And if that is the case, the analysis of these numbers will differ little from the analyses already done on the first half GDP data. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Take the first advance GDP growth estimates with a pinch of salt
The new quota is ostensibly for ‘economically weaker sections of the people who are not covered by any of the existing schemes of reservation’. The cut-off for economic weakness is a household income of less than Rs 8 lakh per annum, the same as the cut-off for reservations under the OBC (Other Backward Caste) category. … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Does the govt believe that more than 95% Indian households need job reservations?
The GDP data, announced on Friday, indicate that the Indian economy continues to be very weak. The second advance estimates for the current fiscal year keep real GDP growth at 5 percent, the same as in the first advance estimates. But there’s a twist -- the GDP growth rate for 2018-19 had been revised down from 6.8 percent to 6.1 percent. So the second advance estimate’s 5 percent growth rate is on top of a 6.1 percent growth, while the first advance estimates 5 percent growth rate was on top of a 6.8 percent growth. In other words, growth is now estimated to be weaker than earlier. … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Weekender: Time to pay the bill?