#KeralaFlood: Central and state govternments must act immediately to provide more help to people of flood affected people as death toll in the state has increased to 164 so far. The situation has deteriorated duo to release of water from Dams triggered by Heavy rainfall in the state since August 8. The people are stranded as bus and train services are suspended in many places due to damage of roads.  The Kochi airport also closed due Flood. The gravity of situation can also be gauged from the fact that 1.67 lakh people are shifted relief camps as their houses are damaged or submerged in waterRead More →

Rape of Mountains Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has exposed the state government preparedness to deal with the serious situation like heavy rainfall in last 48 hours.  The disaster management seems to be an alien concept during the crisis here. The unplanned construction all along the roads on the national,  state highways and  internal roads in the state is one of the main reason for the much damages in the state. The construction, carpeting and widening of the roads are very important for the development of the people of the state, but the way it’s happening is beyond repairs. We all have to work seriously toRead More →

If we go by the records of the region, 0.33 percent of schools are in poor conditions while 4.49 percent of classrooms require a major repair in Haryana, 0.12 schools are in a dilapidated condition in Himachal while 8.52 percent of classrooms require major repairs, 0.12 percent of schools in Punjab and 2.99 percent of classrooms are needed a major maintenance and in Chandigarh 0.74 percent of classrooms requires a major maintenance.

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In yet another controversy, although Justice KM Joseph elevated to the Supreme Court but central government has placed him on third place making him junior to other two judges in the notification. Some  judges of the Supreme Court unhappy with the fact that how come government interfered in the seniority process and placed justice Joseph junior to two other judges who were also elevated to the apex court include Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran. Many legal luminaries of the view that the move of the government was aimed to kill justice Joseph chances to become CJI. IfRead More →

Washington, August 2 Russia may target media in India to interfere in elections. This is not all, disinformation campaigns will continue to be launched against voters in democracies,  says Oxford Prof. Phil N Howard of Oxford University before US Intelligence Committee today. “For every new social media platform, every new design idea on every platform, and every new digital device, someone will work to integrate the innovation with a computational propaganda campaign” he added while sharing findings of his research work with the US lawmakers. While explaining foreign influence on social media platforms before the US intelligence committee which is investigating allegations of interference ofRead More →

Chandigarh, July 31 Taking serious note on suspicious pages and accounts, total  32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram removed today because they were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior.  Announcing this, the Facebook officials said that this kind of behavior is not allowed on Facebook because we don’t want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing. Giving details about the move, Head of the Facebook Cybersecurity Policy  Nathaniel Gleicher, said that about two weeks ago we identified the first of eight Pages and 17 profiles on Facebook, as well as seven Instagram accounts, that violateRead More →

There is urgent need to construct Dam on Yamuna as the water level of the Yamuna depends on the inflow of seasonal rivulets and tributaries of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which converges in the Yamuna at the Hathnikund barrage situated in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. People living in low lying areas in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have to face a tough time due to an overflow of water in Yamuna during monsoon almost every year in the absence of any Dam. The Hathnikund barrage has 18 floodgates to channelise the water in downstream. The overflow of water in Yamuna is always cause of concernRead More →

After a marathon debate for 12 hours, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government won the no-confidence motion in the lower house of parliament on Friday. But besides the speech made by Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi has virtually become the center of attraction after he hugs the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul’s action not only become a point of discussion in the parliament but immediately all the social media platforms dominated by Rahul’s hug photographs. While Congress President giving an explanation for his action said that  “What Congress President Rahul Gandhi expressed today is a testament to the Congress philosophy over the last 132 years. WeRead More →

In a significant development, the Supreme Court Collegium again recommended the name of Justice K M Joseph’s for elevation of Apex Court judge. The Collegium’s decision was perceived as a set back to the central government which has opposed the move of the Collegium for the elevation of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Collegium comprising of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice, Dipak Misra said in its communiqué that “ We have carefully considered the observations made by the Law Minister in his letters dated 26th April, 2018 and 30th April,Read More →

Last year the Delhi High court had found serious lapses in the MiG-21 manufacturing and maintenance. On May 2, 2017,  an Indian Air Force pilot, who was injured in a MiG-21 crash in 2005, was  awarded Rs 55 lakh as compensation by the Delhi High Court for being exposed to unreasonable risk. The High Court had hold manufacturing defect and faulty workmanship of the fighter jet had led to the crash and directed the government and state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited  to pay Rs 5 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively to 46-year-old Wing Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila. A MiG-21 was crashed in Rajasthan on January 4, 2005.

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