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Kerala's decentralised experience has demonstrated that democracy is more than just balloting. But deepening democracy is a continuous quest for justice and freedom. While participatory democracy has powerful theoretical arguments, its empirical basis continues to be weak. This article explores how far local governance in Kerala has deepened democratic practice and argues that the local governance system in the state needs to be reformed and redefined.

After almost more than eight years of the Right to Information Act being in force, the process of accessing information still faces impediments. The flow of information is restricted either due to various public institutions not coming within the ambit of the Act or the information being exempt under various clauses of the Act.

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Parliament on 9th June 2014.

Today, we stand at a juncture where the chief beneficiaries of the neo-liberal model of “development” have succeeded in presenting it as the one best suited for everyone’s needs, which the Bharatiya Janata Party has used to garner electoral support. If we are honest about fighting Modi, it is time to seriously interrogate our complicity in the story of “development”.

AHMEDABAD: A stakeholders meet to analyze the workings of National Green Tribunal (NGT) in western India bench was organized at the Tribal Research Centre of Gujarat Vidyapith.


List of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe constituencies

The 2014 general election, it seems, is becoming a referendum on the so-called Gujarat model and the something-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) model.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of J. K. Raju Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 09/05/2014. The Court has directed all States to give effect to the various directions already given by the Court like providing toilet facilities for boys and girls, drinking water facilities, sufficient class rooms, appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff etc., if not already provided, within six months from today.

As Lok Sabha elections 2014 in India ends with vote-counting on 16 May 2014, this paper published in Nature warns that with two of the three main parties making scant mention of science in their manifestos, Indian science will not get the boost it needs to become internationally competitive. Says that whichever party wins, the government must do more than pay lip service to science.