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Iftikhar Gilani

  • How shoddy investigation derailed Hashimpura case

    The recent acquittal of 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel accused in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre in which 40 Muslims were killed not only highlights an unprecedented delay and denial of justice, but also brings to the fore how a shabby and an indifferent investigation can derail...

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 5:40am
  • In 2008, IT law was supported by all parties

    Parliamentary records show that the amended IT Act was passed without any debate and unanimously by all political parties in 2008. Unnerved by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, they addressed their own perceptions of national security needs and gave short shrift to civil rights online.

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 8:00am
  • Government breaks opposition unity; Mining and coal bills clear Rajya Sabha hurdle

    Mining and the coal bill passed in RS after two weeks of hiccups; fate of land bill hangs in balance

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 6:30am
  • R&D gets short shrift, impacts agriculture growth

    India may have 6,000 agriculture scientists and 97 research institutes, but the twin factors of low allocation and low utilisation of funds for research have meant that cereal and food production has been constantly declining.

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 6:05am
  • Land Bill: Government, Opposition take fight to streets

    With even some of BJP's allies reluctant to backing legislation openly, it's tough for govt to get required numbers in Rajya Sabha

    Friday, 20 March 2015 - 7:10am
  • Who benefits from spiralling vegetable prices?

    The heavy bursts of unseasonal rains along with hailstorms and strong winds have damaged crops and spiralled vegetable and fruit prices by 15-50% across the country. But while the government has been able to keep the wholesale price under control , there is no let-up in retail prices, which...

    Friday, 20 March 2015 - 7:10am
  • MPs for shelving health warnings on tobacco product packs

    Bedi manufacturers told committee that if 85% area was to be earmarked for health warning, there will be no space left for branding and other details

    Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • Cabinet approves stringent law to curb black money

    Concealment of income and assets and evasion of tax in relation to foreign assets will invite 10-year jail term

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 11:27am
  • Land Acquisition Bill: Government wakes up to Rajya Sabha number reality

    MPs of 14 political parties, led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, marched from the Parliament House to petition the President to intervene in the interest of farmers

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 8:00am
  • Snooping or transparent police profiling in Rahul Gandhi case?

    Even as the Congress created a ruckus in Parliament on charges of spying on its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the issue appears a storm in tea cup, as the government on Monday came out with a list of 526 VVIPs, who have been profiled by police in the national capital. Finance minister Arun Jaitley...

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 8:02am