A long list of convicts in the country face a fate "worse than death". They have been sentenced to death, but for years they have been waiting to know the fate of their clemency petitions.
India has retained capital punishment in law but last implemented it eight years ago. The clemency petitions of death row convicts are not decided for years. If we abhor hanging people, why sentence them to death? Nandini R Iyer
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RA.One’s music has been in the news for well over a year. The album of the film lives up to the expectations with rocking number Chammak Challo by Akon.
Hindustan Times correspondent Nandini R Iyer
meets the range of people at Delhi' Ramlila Maidan, the site of anti-corruption crusader's fight for a strong lokpal bill. Anna's sprint at Rajghat: Video
The one time cost that prospective adoptive parents pay the government towards child care will be almost doubled beginning next month. Nandini R Iyer reports.
“Camera positions, video screens, scoreboards, camera platforms, restricted seats and other operational requirements” resulted in “a lot of seats majorly in all stadia” being “killed.”
Those irritating ads popping up out of the pitch during the recent India-South Africa cricket series have brought the ire of the I&B ministry on sports channel Ten Cricket.
Beginning Friday, anganwadi supervisors across 13 states will be using a new beta service to enter data about the monthly progress of child nutrition delivery at anganwadis. Nandini R Iyer reports.
The ministry of women and child development will now have to devise a solution to bring women employed as domestic helps under the ambit of its proposed legislation to protect them from sexual harassment at workplaces. Nandini R Iyer writes.
The Prasar Bharati Board will meet on Monday to appoint a senior information and broadcasting ministry official as its acting chief executive officer.
It came to light when riots broke out in the Valley after an Iranian channel reported the alleged desecration of the Quran in America. The channel was illegally downlinked and aired by local cable operators.
Entertainment channel Colors may have won itself a reprieve for telecasting Bigg Boss Season 4 but it seems to have missed the point about why the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting cracked down on it in the first place.
Close on the heels of the suspension of Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli, a senior bureaucrat from the information and broadcasting ministry is likely to be appointed to the public broadcaster as an acting chief executive officer.
President Pratibha Patil has formally assented to the suspension of Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli, pending a Supreme Court inquiry against him into allegations of corruption, administrative and financial mismanagement. Nandini R Iyer
How would it help a breast cancer victim, if you were to set your Facebook status to "Rum" or Whisky" or even "Gin"? And if you are not a breast cancer victim, would a "drink" status message make you more aware of breast cancer? Nandini R Iyer
The suspension of Prasar Bharati CEO, B S Lalli appears imminent with President Pratibha Patil expected to sign the file late tonight. Nandini R Iyer
A child abuse Bill is getting closer to reality, with the Cabinet set to consider a special law in the coming few weeks. Union minister for women and child development Krishna Tirath told HT that she had sought cabinet approval for the Bill.
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I was never daunted by stories of women being abducted or molested because I had my own ideas on how to keep myself safe in Delhi. And I believed (like every girl who grew up in the Delhi of the 1970s), in the Delhi Police, writes Nandini R Iyer.
A seemingly routine strike call by All India Radio and Doordarshan employees unions silenced Akashvani nationwide on Tuesday.