Sunday , June 7 2020

Indian Polity

Decoding Big labour reforms in U.P, M.P to attract foreign investments

Labour Reforms in U.P and M.P

India moves big labour law changes to limit coronavirus impact and accelerate the much needed growth engine. The move comes just days after the UP CM held a video conference with US firms to persuade them to shift from China. The Centre on Friday came out strongly in favour of structural labour reforms to spur economic growth, saying it supports …

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Life in the era of COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on COVID-19

It has been a topsy-turvy start to the third decade of this century. COVID-19 has brought with it many disruptions. Coronavirus has significantly changed the contours of professional life. These days, home is the new office. The Internet is the new meeting room. For the time being, office breaks with colleagues are history. I have also been adapting to these …

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India’s response to Pak PM Imran Khan’s loose speech at UNGA

India's response at UNGA

Exercising its right to reply, India on Saturday responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s maiden UNGA speech where he loosely spoke about nuclear war. Here is the full text of India’s response presented by Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary at Indian Mission in United Nations: Threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinksmanship, not statesmanship Mr. President, I take the floor …

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Done and Dusted: Modi govt rectified historic Kashmir blunder

Article 370 Scrapped in Kashmir

Kashmir will see a new dawn. As the quote goes, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”, India on August 5 2019 witnessed such a day which rectified political blunder of decades. What happened today in Parliament must have been backed by few years of strategy and research, and precised timing for implementaion of …

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Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s three historic interventions that saved India

Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee

(This an English transcript of the original Presidential Address by Shri Amit Shah on June 29, 2016, delivered on the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition: “Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee: A Selfless Patriot”, curated by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation & the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi on the occasion of Dr. Mookerjee 115th Birth …

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Ladakh gives mandate to young BJP leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

Ladakh, India’s largest parliamentary seat geographically, enthusiastically elected young dynamic leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as its new representative in the Lok Sabha. Namgyal, the incumbent Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) of Leh Council, defeated his rival, Independent candidate Sajjad Hussain Kargili, who was backed by National Conference, PDP and influential Islamia School Kargil (ISK). Mr. Namgyal has been raising the issues …

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Modi 2.0 comes with strong mandate, the ghosts of 2004 exorcised for BJP

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s most popular leader, won a sweeping mandate for a second five-year term, setting the stage for more economic reform of the fast-growing economy and further promoting brand India. It was the most extensive campaign in India’s history, with 900 million voters casting their votes in one million polling stations over 38 days. Some 83 million …

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The Rule of Law and the State of Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir and article 35A

The seven decade history of the State of Jammu & Kashmir confronts changing India with several questions. Was the Nehruvian course, which the State had embarked, a historical blunder or was it the correct course to follow? Most Indians today believe that it is the former. Does our policy today have to be guided by that erroneous vision or an …

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Caste based Reservation: Exploitation of a Privilege

Caste Based reservation

We live in a democratic nation, our constitution provides us with the right to freedom along with the ability to use this freedom in a fair manner. Simultaneously, it’s important on the part of the state to ensure that equality is prevalent across the various sections of the society. This, however, in today’s scenario the right to equality is faced …

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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s mistakes

Mahatama Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is often praised as the man who defeated British imperialism with non-violent agitation. It is still a delicate and unfashionable thing to discuss his mistakes and failures, a criticism hitherto mostly confined to Communist and Hindutva publications. But at this distance in time, we shouldn’t be inhibited by a taboo on criticising official India’s patron saint. Gandhiji’s mistakes …

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