The ban is historic because the tobacco industry has been in denial mode that tobacco causes cancer and poses a threat to public health.
By-elections as an outcome of the evacuation of a seat either in the Parliament or in either house of the state legislature, are a burden on the public exchequer. The principle of ‘one person and one vote’ and ‘one candidate and one constituency’ must be strictly adhered to.
The apex court on Tuesday held in a judgment that Non-governmental organisations “substantially” financed by the government fall within the ambit of the Right to Information Act
Though Article 21 of the Constitution lists ‘Right to Food’ as a fundamental right of the citizens, an alarming number of people do not even get two squares meal a day in the country.
The final list of National Register of Citizens has revealed that only five percent of the state's total population including those who did not submit their claims, were found not eligible “at present” or left out. But they can file an appeal before Foreigners Tribunals.
There is a realisation that a continuation of the clampdown beyond a reasonable period is not feasible and is bad publicity for the government. It’s an unwarranted step in a democracy.
Even if linking of Aadhaar is made mandatory for creating social media accounts in India, there is the issue of how to tackle a borderless world wide web
There is a growing realization among medical professionals that the academic activity has to be coordinated with the public activity. The medical journals are now engaging outside the boundaries of academics on the public health concerns.
The scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status means loss of participatory democracy, emergence of new social conflicts and a host of economic and developmental issues
The judicial interpretation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act has led to its dilution. A judgment of the Supreme Court in S.R. Batra vs Taruna Batra, narrowly interpreted ‘shared household’ which prevents women from stating their claim, as intended.