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Akshaya Patra Governance under lens as 4 high-profile trustees quit in 2020, NGO denies link -Rohini Swamy 4 trustees are ex-Infosys chief financial officers Mohandas Pai and V. Balakrishnan, ChrysCapital co-founder Raj Kondur, and Abhay Jain, adviser to Manipal Education & Medical Group. Bengaluru: NGO Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) has seen four high-profile trustees resign since February — three within the last month — amid speculation of misgivings within the organisation over Governance issues. The four trustees are former Infosys chief financial officers Mohandas Pai and V. Balakrishnan, ChrysCapital...

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NDA won in Bihar by reminding people of ‘Jungle Raj’. But data shows it’s a myth -Rakesh Chandra No matter what Nitish Kumar or BJP says, analysis of crime data of Bihar reveals the truth about Lalu Prasad-era ‘Jungle Raj’. The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance, armed with its electoral catchphrase, “Jungle Raj ka Yuvraj”, hit the opposition led by Tejashwi Yadav where it hurts the most. The Bihar election results hint that the narratives of the ‘Jungle Raj’ succeeded in forcing people to recall the politics and Governance...

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Shaibal Gupta, social scientist at Asian Development Research Institute, spoke to Down to Earth on Bihar polls

-Down to Earth Shaibal Gupta, social scientist at Asian Development Research Institute, spoke to DTE on Bihar polls and its national importance It is D-day after the first election in India amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The process of counting the votes cast in the Bihar Assembly elections started November 10, 2020 morning. But an increased number of electronic voting machines have slowed the process down and only about a...

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An app to trace Aarogya setu’s creator -Anita Joshua

-The Telegraph RTI body issues notice to three wings of the central govt for ‘obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply’ At 7.25pm on Tuesday, 16.23 crore Indians were using the Aarogya Setu App but the departments concerned in the Narendra Modi government have claimed in writing that they do not have any information on who created the app and they do not possess files relating to this “mandatory” tool to...

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‘Let The Men Say What They Have To, I Do What I Have To’ -Sadhika Tiwari Patna: The first time she heard of a woman leading a village in Bihar as its mukhiya (head), Ramvati Devi (name changed), 50, was astounded. “I couldn’t even comprehend how a woman could lead. How could she have any power over a man or the dominant castes in a village where she had walked all her life with her head covered?” she told IndiaSpend on a recent October day. In 2006,...

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