The commission has written a letter to cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha asking him to respond to the plea by January 10.
India already possesses a sufficient arsenal of fission weapons. Signing the CTBT now would lead to diplomatic gains and strengthen its case for NSG membership.
In speech to Indian History Congress, Pranab Mukherjee underlines what he says is ‘an essential pillar of democracy’
Pranab Mukherjee re-promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance for the fifth time since it wasn’t passed as an Act in parliament in the winter session.
Can an objective observer say with certainty that Jayalalithaa conducted her personal finances with the absolute probity? ‘No’ would be the honest answer.
On Friday, China had expressed its anger over the Dalai Lama’s public engagement in India.
There are concerns among the Christian community in the region about the gazetted holiday being diluted on account of government functions in celebration of Good Governance Day.
Mamata Banerjee has alleged that army personnel were deployed at toll plazas in the state without her government being informed and asked if it was a “military coup”.
“The circumstances under which the leadership change in Nalanda University has been suddenly and summarily effected is disturbing and possibly harmful to the University’s development.”
Just days after Nalanda University said Gopa Sabharwal would remain as vice-chancellor, extending her term till the appointment of new head, the president overruled the decision.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met at Hyderabad House today, where they discussed strengthening diplomatic ties.
After multiple pleas to the authorities and the government, the protestors, many of whom have been working at the university for three decades, asked the president to allow them to “commit euthanasia” if they are denied justice any longer.
Reuven Rivlin will be the first Israeli president to travel to India since 1996 and will be accompanied by a defence industry delegation in addition to a business delegation.
The restoration of democracy in Myanmar, the lifting of US sanctions and Narendra Modi’s hands on approach foretells New Delhi’s more active role in the country’s nation building.
Vikram Walia and Jasvir Singh, charged with abduction and murder, are due to hang on October 25 unless their sentences are delayed by review petitions.
The Instrument of Ratification was handed over to the UN Treaties Division, at a special ceremony to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birth anniversary.
Rajkhowa said he has not yet received an official letter and will not comment until he does.
Apart from the impracticality of the idea, competition is the essence of democracy and it would not be desirable to have an “opposition mukt Bharat”.
The passage of the bill will pave the way for setting up of a GST council that will decide the tax rate, cess and surcharges.
Addressing a class of government-run school students on Teacher’s Day, Pranab Mukherjee supported the idea of holding all elections together and talked about secularism and evolution of the democratic process in India post independence.
The attorney general stepped in to provide an opinion on the statute, as differences have run rife among the ‘search’ panel set up to consider Gopa Sabharwal’s successor. New Delhi: After internal differences sprung up over the interpretation of a clause on appointing Nalanda University’s vice-chancellor, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi […]
The biggest black money case that has come up so far is that of the Adani group, promoted by Gautam Adani, one of Modi’s closest associates, writes Josy Joseph in his book A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Here’s an excerpt.
With one eye on Beijing, enhanced economic and strategic ties are on the agenda but sale of the sea-launched Brahmos missile is not on the cards.
Swaraj Abhiyan founder Prashant Bhushan discusses the Essar tapes and other scams, the role of whistleblowers and his fallout with Arvind Kejriwal.
In conversation with the lawyer who has single-handedly taken on the Arvind Kejriwal government in the office of profit legal fiasco.
China has called for consensus among the 48-member group about the admission of countries which have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Making an effort to not paint Beijing into a corner, Swaraj said, “China has not opposed India’s membership. It has talked of criteria-based approach”.
‘Punish me, not the people of Delhi’ is chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s response to the threat that 21 of his MLAs could be disqualified for holding offices of profit.
The larger problem with the ‘office of profit’ issue that has cornered the Aam Aadmi Party is the way most political parties have found ways to get around constitutional limits on the number of ministers
President Pranab Mukherjee is in the midst of a six-day trip to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Namibia as a part of the Africa outreach programme to boost India’s ties with African nations.
The Dutch chair of the MTCR has written to all member states asking them to approve Indian membership ‘by circulation’.
Manipur on the Boil: Protests for Inner Line Permit Law Intensify; Educational Institutes Shut for Three Days
The state cabinet has decided to close down all educational institutions in the state for three days from May 31 due to protests demanding the conversion of the three Inner Line Permit System Bills into Acts.
The president said it would be most unfortunate if the people of India were to “dilute our long tradition of friendship with the people of Africa”.
Beijing: India sought China’s cooperation at the United Nations in the fight against cross-border terrorism and called on Beijing to play a positive role in ensuring a “predictable environment” for India’s pursuit of nuclear energy – code words for Indian membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the rule-setting cartel of nuclear exporters whose norms the Indian […]
This ordinance will ensure that students of state government boards will not have to take NEET on July 24.
The government has approved the promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of the uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for one academic year.
An excerpt from Sue the Messenger: How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India
The government should not delay the appointment of judges when there is such a huge pendency of cases, said Justice T.S. Thakur.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation has still not paid the NGT fine imposed on it for damaging the Yamuna floodplain during its World Culture Festival. Why not?
The president was speaking at an event to mark the 155th anniversary of the IPC but it is likely that more recent events were weighing on his mind.