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Stories By Avneet Arora

17 STORIES

  • 1
    24 Oct 2014 Fri

    Modi government takes RTI to another level

    Starting next month, all replies given under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by ministries will be posted online, available for access to all and not just to persons seeking the information. This will mean unprecedented scale of disclosure and cheer transparency advocates.

  • 2
    23 Oct 2014 Thu

    BJP ready to govern Haryana after recent polls win

    But the election result in the western state of Maharashtra was less clear cut, forcing the BJP to enter into power-sharing negotiations with its estranged alliance partner, the regional Shiv Sena party.

  • 3
    21 Oct 2014 Tue

    Video Modi's BJP turns sights on Delhi after poll wins

    After registering comprehensive victories in two Indian provincial elections, Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party will now turn its attention to the capital Delhi, which has been without a government since February. 

  • 4
    25 Sep 2014 Thu

    Maharashtra assembly election a litmus test for India's Modi

    Next month's assembly election in India's Maharashtra state will be the first real popularity test of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • 5
    24 Sep 2014 Wed

    India creates Mars history

    India has become the first nation to reach Mars on its maiden attempt. It is also the first Asian country to have achieved this feat.

  • 6
    10 Sep 2014 Wed

    Rescue operations stepped up in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir

    India's disaster response force, led by the army and air force, has stepped up rescue operations in flood-ravaged areas in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

  • 7
    09 Sep 2014 Tue

    Flushing out India's sanitation issues

    According to the United Nations, about 1.1 billion people around the world relieve themselves in the open, and more than half of them live in India.

  • 8
    29 Aug 2014 Fri

    India's Modi tightens grip in ruling party shake-up

    The transition in India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now complete - a move analysts say also consolidates Prime Minister Naredra Modi's grip on power.

  • 9
    27 Aug 2014 Wed

    Prohibition comes to the Indian state of Kerala

    Hundreds of bars selling alcohol in the popular Indian tourist spot of Kerala will soon be receiving notices to close within 15 days - it is part of the state government's attempt to ban the sale and consumption of liquor. But the proposed ban has triggered a furious debate.

  • 10
    21 Aug 2014 Thu

    India’s ‘Iron Lady’ vows to continue hunger strike

    Indian activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for 14 years, has vowed to continue her non-violent struggle despite her release from a prison hospital - until a controversial anti-terror law is repealed.