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Madhya Pradesh

The curious case of panchayats in Delhi

Posted on: 15 Feb, 2014
The Nagar Swaraj Bill will usher in decentralised governance in the city state, but what happened to rural panchayats?

Celebrities liable for commercials

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
DID your shampoo lead to hair loss instead of removing dandruff as promised by the mesmerising advertisement by Kareena Kapoor? Did you try unsuccessfully to overcome fear the way Hrithik Roshan does in the commercial for a soft drink? You may now sue all those involved in advertising a product, right from manufacturer and advertising agency to artists, celebrities and the media platform, for making false claims.

Lawsuit in US shows fresh evidence to nail Union Carbide role in Bhopal gas disaster

Issue Date: Feb 7, 2014
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) for the Bhopal gas tragedy have released new evidence that allegedly demonstrates the chemical company’s direct role in designing and buil

Halfway through

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2014

Sweet and sticky

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2013
Many rice varieties are on the verge of getting lost forever. One of them is saathi, a coarse rice with a mild sweet flavour grown in the catchment areas of rivers in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

Healing a tradition

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2013

Our duly elected unrepresentatives

Posted on: 30 Nov, 2013
Who do the candidates in the polls represent and how representative are their victories?

Rights without benefits

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2013
Owning a piece of the planet is overwhelming. For Lange Manjhi, resident of Jurakhaman village in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, it is much more than that. He grew up in the forest village and cultivated the land he inherited from his father. But he had no legal right over it. Rather, he was called an encroacher. And an encroacher has no right over government’s development schemes.
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