Sana Shakil

Scheme fails to empower SC women in 16 states

Accessed by The Sunday Standard, in 2016-2017, the government through NSCFDC allocated a total of Rs 87.8 crore.

03 Sep 2017

States drag feet on disabled-friendly buildings

The Centre’s Bharat Abhiyan has a target of making 25-50 government buildings each in the national and state capitals, and important cities fully accessible for the disabled by July next year.

28 Aug 2017

Centre eases norms to attract more airlines in second round of regional flying scheme UDAN

The relaxations include dilution of exclusivity clause which mandated that only one airline flies on one route in the first three years.

24 Aug 2017

Who said what on Supreme Court ruling on Triple Talaq

Among the many historians who praised the verdict were historians Irfan Habib and Ramachandra Guha. Habib termed the verdict “sensible”

23 Aug 2017

Wings of JRD’s flying licence issuer clipped

From being one of the most powerful bodies in civil aviation, the Aero Club of India (ACI) now has been rendered “homeless”.

20 Aug 2017

Indian skies not the safest

India’s civil aviation sector is among the fastest-growing markets in the world, but it is certainly not among the safest.

13 Aug 2017

Deaths of manual scavengers raise a sinking stink

Nine manual scavengers died in New Delhi last month, but according to government data, only 10 such labourers died here in the last four years.

13 Aug 2017

Over 94,000 cases pending in ITATs but government yet to fill up key posts

The court had earlier pulled up the Centre over the delay in the appointments, saying that the ITAT was one of the key sources of revenue earning for the government.

10 Aug 2017

Over 4.5 lakh cases pending in consumer courts of the country

Even as there is maximum pendency at district levels, most of these forums are short-staffed.

08 Aug 2017

Centre receive maximum proposals for de-addiction centres from Maharashtra

The figures were disclosed by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla in the Lok Sabha recently.

05 Aug 2017

More than six lakh passengers affected due to flight delays this year

This year alone, more than Rs 5 crore has been spent in the last six months on facilitation of passengers due to flight delays.

03 Aug 2017

Pranab Da, you have been a father figure: PM Narendra Modi to former President Pranab Mukherjee

The letter, which spells out the bond between the two leaders who come from different political ideologies, was shared by the former president on Twitter today.

03 Aug 2017

Merely 10 per cent women judges in India's higher judiciary

IS judiciary, like most other institutions in the country, also a man’s preserve? If one looks at the number of women judges in higher judiciary, that seems to be the case.

03 Aug 2017

Merely 10 per cent judges in India's higher judiciary

There are only 69 women judges in HCs making the total percentage of women judges in HCs a mere 10 percent.

02 Aug 2017

Labour courts in India record a good decline in pendency of cases

In 2016-2017, the labour courts had a backlog of 13,853 cases as compared to the backlog of 13,717 cases in 2016-2017.

31 Jul 2017

Kerala, Karnataka's students avail maximum benefit of government's education loans for OBCs

The statistics in this regard were revealed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar.

28 Jul 2017

Airlines lose huge money on hoax bomb calls; maximum calls received in Delhi

According to government data accessed by the Express, there were 14 hoax calls in 2014. This figure grew to 34 in 2015 and the number of hoax calls increased to 54 in 2016.

28 Jul 2017

After Calcutta HC's rap, Centre finalises appointment of five new judges

Interestingly, the names of all these five were initially rejected by the government when it was first sent to them by the Supreme Court collegium nearly ten months ago.

24 Jul 2017

Yakub Memon's mercy plea needed to be reconsidered just like Kulbhushan Jadhav's, feels Gopalkrishna Krishna Gandhi

UPA’s Vice-Presidential candidate talks to Sana Shakil about the elections, supporting Yakub Memon’s mercy petition and how he is not banking on his grandfather’s name alone.

24 Jul 2017