Month: February 2019

The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

General
Updates from :  Connect to India : The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019 #India Analysis & Commentary News Global Anuraag Saxena Wednesday, February 27th 2019 There are an estimated 31 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With roughly half of them eligible to vote in India, and at a median voter-size of 10.3 lakh per constituency; this would represent 15 parliamentary “seats”. We’ve come up with a simplistic 'Dummies Guide' if you will. Let’s break down different options to participate in Elections 2019. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter have been abuzz regarding the voting rights of NRIs. We have been bombarded with links to register, the role of Indian High Commissions, the need to sign affidavits, and a whole lot of unintelligible “advice”. Mes
SC Orders Forced Eviction of More Than 1 Million Tribals, Forest-Dwellers

SC Orders Forced Eviction of More Than 1 Million Tribals, Forest-Dwellers

Environment
Updates from :  the Wire : The Supreme Court has ordered the forced eviction of more than 1,000,000 tribal and other forest-dwelling households from forestlands across 16 states after the government failed to defend a law protecting their rights. The final country-wide numbers of forced evictions are likely to rise substantially as other states are forced to comply with the court orders. The court’s orders came in a case filed by wildlife groups questioning the validity of the Forest Rights Act. The petitioners had also demanded that all those whose claims over traditional forestlands are rejected under the law should be evicted by state governments as a consequence.   The Union government failed to present its lawyers in defence of the law on February 13, leading a three-jud
Special trains to clear summer rush

Special trains to clear summer rush

Business
Updates from :  the Hindu : To clear the extra rush of passengers during the summer, the Southern Railway will operate special trains between Ernakulam, Kochuveli and Hyderabad. According to a release, Train No.07118 Ernakulam– Hyderabad Special fare special train will leave Ernakulam Jn at 9.30 p.m on Thursadys between May 2 and June 27 and the train will reach Hyderabad at 10.55 p.m the next day. The train would stop at Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palghat, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Chittore, Tirupaty, Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Tenali, Guntur, Piduguralla, Nalgonda and Secunderabad. Train No.07116 Kochuveli– Hyderabad Special fare special train will leave Kochuveli at 07.45 a.m on Mondays between May 6 and July 1 and reach Hyderabad at
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