Govt owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights
New Delhi, Sep 30 : The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. According to the details furnished by the Air India on September 26 to applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), the Defence […]
Why We Need to Repeal More Criminal Laws
Out of all the central statutes now in force, 351 statutes stipulate imprisonment for one purpose or another. The Law Commission has recommended 19 out of these for repeal.
By: Vagda Galhotra It is the season of decriminalisation. First the Delhi high court decriminalised beggary in Harsh Mander v. Union of India by declaring unconstitutional some 25 provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959. This was followed by the Supreme Court’s historic judgment decriminalising homosexuality in Navtej Singh Johar and others v. […]
A Kerala Botanist’s Affair With an Unlikely 17th Century Book
K.S. Manilal first chanced upon the 'Hortus Malabaricus' in his father’s clippings from Malayalam newspapers of the 1950s, when he was still in school.
By: Akshai Jain Some books just get under your skin. Like flagposts, they could draw and guide you at different points of your life. Others, especially religious works, lay the tracks on which lives run. Then there are a few that make you fall hopelessly in love with them because they approximate human infatuation, drawing […]
“Corruption is deep-seated in Kashmir. The amount of money Kashmir had, if that would have been properly utilised, then Kashmir would have become golden Kashmir.” This is what Governor Satya Pal Malik said Saturday. Talking of his resolve to end corruption, he said there would be no compromise on it in his administration. “We have […]