Loading...
 
INDIA: MADHYA PRADESH

CONGRESS MINISTERS TAKE U-TURN ON TWO CRUCIAL ISSUES

MADHYA PRADESH BJP UPBEAT AT DEVELOPMENTS
Author: L.S Herdenia - Published 20-02-2019 11:48 GMT-0000
BHOPAL: Answers given by the Ministers on the floor of the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha have created highly embarrassing situation both for the state Government and the state Congress. The position was so much embarrassing that senior leader and former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh had to publicly rebuke the concerned Ministers.
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH

WEEKLY UPDATE OF LEGAL POLICIES AND MAJOR COURT DECISIONS

Author: Amritananda Chakravorty and Mihir Samson - Published 20-02-2019 11:46 GMT-0000
Weekly Round-Up of Major Decisions of the Courts in India as also Legal Policy Developments
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH

STALEMATE OVER DELHI GOVT’S POWERS CONTINUES

SUPREME COURT BENCH MUST CLEAR EARLY STATUS ON SERVICES
Author: Amritananda Chakravorty - Published 20-02-2019 11:40 GMT-0000
The tussle between the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Central Government looks unlikely to end, with a recent Supreme Court decision rendered on the power sharing arrangment between the two. This judgment came in the backdrop of the Constitution Bench decision in the Government of NCT of Delhi vs. Union of India (decided on 04.07.2018), which discussed in detail the ‘status’ of Delhi in the constitutional structure, the powers of the Legislative Assembly and the Lieutenant Governor (‘LG’). The Constitution Bench had held that the status of NCT of Delhi was sui generis, a class apart, and the status of the LG was not of a Governor of a State, but he remained an administrator, in a limited sense.
INDIA

TIME FOR NEW DELHI TO SERIOUSLY FOCUS ON KASHMIR

VALLEY’S YOUTH HAVE TO BE BROUGHT TO MAINSTREAM
Author: Sagarneel Sinha - Published 20-02-2019 11:38 GMT-0000
The recent deadly attack by a suicide bomber from the Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama of South Kashmir which killed 49 Indian paramilitary forces, the worst terrorist attack in decades since the start of insurgency in the valley, has once again brought the issue of Kashmir before New Delhi. The suicide bomber identified as Adil Ahmed Dar, who was reportedly in his early 20s, recorded a video message earlier which clearly indicates how the valley has slipped into the hands of a violent Islamic ideology — similar to ISIS, probably the most violent terrorist group in the history of world terrorism.
INDIA

BJP’S POLL PACT WITH AIADMK IS A GOOD NEWS FOR NDA

POLITICS OF BLACKMAIL REIGNS SUPREME IN TAMIL NADU
Author: B. Sivaraman - Published 20-02-2019 11:36 GMT-0000
Two different announcements on a single day—the AIADMK-PMK deal announced in the morning and the AIADMK-BJP deal declared the same evening—brought to light the dramatic shift of electoral fortunes in Tamil Nadu. The PMK would contest 7 seats—six out of the total 39 seats in Tamil Nadu—and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Pondicherry. The BJP would contest 5 seats.
UNITED STATES

SANDERS DECISION GALVANISES AMERICAN LEFT AND LIBERALS

HE IS THE BEST DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATE TO DEFEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP
Author: Nitya Chakraborty - Published 20-02-2019 11:34 GMT-0000
At long last, Bernie Sanders has announced his decision to seek the Democratic Party nomination for the second time to fight against the incumbent United States President Donald Trump and in the process he has galvanized the movement of the forwarding looking masses of America who have been eagerly looking at him for leading the change in the White House in the November 2020 Presidential elections. Bernie was defeated by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections run up for nomination of Democratic Party but he ignited a new fervor in the ranks of the Democratic Party in the course of his campaign and his agenda became the core demands of the other senior leaders of the Democratic Party many of whom like Elezabeth Warren and Kamala Harrish are already in the fray for Democratic nomination.
UNITED STATES

PRAMILA JAYAPAL OUTLINES PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMME FOR U.S. CONGRESS

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE GIVES NEW HOPE TO AMERICAN WORKERS
Author: Mark Gruenberg - Published 19-02-2019 12:57 GMT-0000
Pro-worker legislation, including equal pay for equal work and an updated stronger version of the Employee Free Choice Act, are part of the progressive platform lawmakers will try to push through the Democratic-run House in the 116th Congress, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair, says.
INDIA: KERALA

CPI(M) PUSHED INTO A POLITICAL BIND

MURDER POLITICS CASTS A SHADOW
Author: P. Sreekumaran - Published 19-02-2019 12:55 GMT-0000
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two setbacks within a fortnight. That has been the lot of the CPI(M), which heads the Left Democratic Front Government in the kerala.
INDIA

KASHMIR NEEDS A POLITICAL SOLUTION, NOT MORE GUNS

MILITANCY CAN ONLY BE CURBED VIA SINCERE OUTREACH
Author: Kalyani Shankar - Published 19-02-2019 12:53 GMT-0000
While the neighboring Pakistan needs to be taught a lesson for sponsoring terrorist attacks in Kashmir, there is also need to address the Kashmir problem internally. There is no doubt that there are many things, which needs attention including the radicalisation of the youth in the state. It is indeed sad to hear that it was a local young suicide bomber who caused the Pulwama attacks, which needs further probing as to why the misguided youth are being attracted towards militancy and terrorism.
INDIA

PULWAMA ATTACK IS A FAILURE OF SECURITY ARCHITECTURE

PAKISTAN IS EXPLOITING WEAKNESSES OF OUR KASHMIR POLICY
Author: Sanjiv Krishan Sood - Published 18-02-2019 12:44 GMT-0000
My heart goes out to the families of all the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in one of the most audacious attack by militants on security forces. The suicide attack which occurred on February 14 in Pulwama in South Kashmir killed more than 40 CRPF troops. It also marks a shift in the militant tactics.