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Women don't have absolute right to terminate pregnancy, Modi govt tells Supreme Court -Debayan Roy

-ThePrint.in Health ministry's reply was in reference to plea that seeks to raise time period for terminating pregnancy from current cap of 20 weeks to 26 weeks New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has told the Supreme Court that a pregnant woman’s right to abort is not “absolute”, while making clear the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 shall make legal access “easier for vulnerable women” desiring...

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Black economy in India: The path to growing inequality in India -Arun Kumar

-CounterCurrents.org The single most important aspect of the Indian economy is its very large black economy. In fact, it impacts not just the economic aspect of society but also its social and political facets. All the macroeconomic variables like, growth rate of the economy, inflation and fiscal policies are affected by the black economy. The microeconomic variables like education, health, drinking water and other services received by the citizens are also...

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Effort worth emulation: On Rajasthan's public information portal

-The Hindu Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna portal is a step in the right direction for transparency in Governance Fourteen years since the implementation of the groundbreaking Right to Information (RTI) Act, which has helped shed light on government works and administration, the launch of the “Jan Soochna Portal” (public information portal) by the Rajasthan government on Friday marks a milestone in increasing transparency and accountability in Governance. The portal details various schemes run...

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A milestone in greater transparency, accountability -Madan Lokur

-The Hindu The launch of the Jan Soochna Portal in Rajasthan is a vital cog in access to the right to information The Jan Soochna Portal (JSP) launched by the government of Rajasthan yesterday is a remarkable achievement in furtherance of the right to information (RTI) — especially Section 4 of the RTI Act — that deals with proactive disclosure of information. Transparency must be accompanied by accountability, and that is where...

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100 days of reckless and dangerous Governance -Rajeev Gowda

-The Hindu The government has pushed its ideological agenda even at the cost of constitutional values and welfare The Modi government has embarked on a publicity blitz to mark the first 100 days of its second term. Since even accomplished purveyors of propaganda may leave out some achievements, I write to set the record straight. The most prominent achievement of Modi 2.0 has been its emphasis on pushing through its ideological agenda, even...

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