PM can't just tweet, needs to talk too: Aruna Roy

Criticising Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister, who only "tweets" rather than talking to the people, social activist Aruna Roy on Thursday said there appeared to be "more rhetoric but very little action" on his part.

Utility of degrees beyond securing jobs: Delhi LG Jung
Utility of degrees beyond securing jobs: Delhi LG Jung

The utility of education is beyond securing employment. This is the message Lt Governor Najeeb Jung gave on Monday to graduating students of Dr BR Ambedkar University.

People at large will stop criminals in politics: Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan today expressed sadness over the trend of political parties giving tickets to candidates with criminal background considering their winning ability, but expressed hope that people at large would stop voting for criminals.

Swamy terms AAP, Aruna Roy, Mander as naxalites

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said AAP is a "naxalite party" with no specific manifesto.

MNREGA facing crisis of implementation: Aruna Roy

Despite its great potential and promise, the UPA`s ambitious flagship programme MNREGA is facing a crisis of implementation, noted social activist Aruna Roy said here on Saturday.

Aruna Roy seeks early passage of grievance redress, whistleblower bills

Aruna Roy demanded the immediate passage of the grievance redress bill and the whistleblower protection bill contending enactment of Lokpal bill is not adequate to fight corruption.

Civil society members demand strong Lokpal Bill

Supporting the demand for a strong Lokpal Bill, civil society members on Monday said there was need for other Bills like the Whistleblower protection bill to fight corruption and ensure a transparent and accountable government.

NFIW meets Lok Sabha Speaker over Women`s Reservation Bill

A strong plea for the passage of the long-pending Women`s Reservation Bill in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament was made on Monday by the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW).

Democracy most alive in rural India: Aruna Roy

Noted social activist Aruna Roy has said that rural India, which suffers the worst aspects of democracy, is also where democracy is most alive.

SC to hear pleas against Aadhar

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes.

`Govt`s move to exempt political parties from RTI unfortunate`

Social activist Aruna Roy on Saturday said that political parties should come under RTI in order to maintain transparency in their financial matters and termed as "unfortunate" any attempt to nullify the CIC order in this regard.

Govt re-constitutes NAC, Xaxa replaces Aruna Roy

After the exit of Aruna Roy, government has reconstituted the National Advisory Council by inducting renowned sociologist Virginius Xaxa into the 12-member panel chaired by Sonia Gandhi.

Aruna Roy denies remarks about differences between PM, Sonia

Social activist Aruna Roy denied having spoken anything about the differences between PM and Sonia Gandhi.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Aruna Roy opts out of NAC

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expires on Friday.

Aruna writes to Sonia, seeks help to end Medha`s fast

Social activist Aruna Roy on Thursday sought the help of Sonia Gandhi to end the fast undertaken by activist Medha Patkar in Mumbai to protest the demolition of slums.

Plea in SC for stay of verdict on appointments in CIC

A former information commissioner moved the SC seeking stay on "operation" of its verdict.

Aruna Roy, Medha Patkar extend support to Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday got the support from activists Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar, who had differences with him on various issues.

NAC member says Survey `wanting` in social securit

Finding the Economic Survey "wanting" in its social security commitment for unorganised workers, NAC member Aruna Roy on Wednesday said it did not specify how the government intends to attend the issue.

Aruna Roy wants citizens` role in framing laws on crime against women

Against the backdrop of suggestions being made to the Justice Verma committee on crime against women, activist Aruna Roy pitched for the involvement of citizens in framing laws.