Labour and employment
Away from home, they become non-entities, suffer privations
Published 27-05-2009 11:17 GMT-0000
NEW DELHI: There is a world of difference between the sufferings of the unorganised workers living and working at their home places and those of the unorganised workers working away from their homes, in other states.
Economic reforms in India
Mamata to oppose higher FDI in insurance, banking sectors
Published 27-05-2009 11:11 GMT-0000
NEW DELHI: The United Progressive Alliance Government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh will not have a smooth sailing If it tries to rush ahead with the reform measures like allowing higher foreign equity in the insurance and banking sectors following strong opposition from its major ally, Trinamool Congress led by Ms. Mamata Banerjee. Interestingly, Mamata is taking the same position as the Left on vexed issues like foreign investment and disinvestment of the public sector undertakings.
14.54 per cent of the elected MPs are ministers
Published 27-05-2009 10:31 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh has announced his team for the second time today after resuming office for the second term. Union ministry now consists of 79 members which is 14.54 per cent of the elected MPs from the Lower House. However, it comes to about 10 percent of the total MPs from both the Houses. It means that this list is the final one and there may not be any more expansion in near future.
Budget will be tabled in the first week of July
Published 27-05-2009 10:06 GMT-0000
New Delhi: In his first press conference after joining office on 25th May, 2009, the new Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that reviving the growth momentum of Indian economy reeling under the global financial crisis was the top most priority of the UPA Government.
Meaning of the poll verdict
Election result sets a new political trend
Published 26-05-2009 09:29 GMT-0000
India's general election has produced a decisive verdict which sets a new political trend after 20 years. The people have sent the Bharatiya Janata Party packing and emphatically rejected its politics of exclusion, communal divisiveness and ethnic hatred.
Family oriented politics
Appalling exhibition of nepotism
Published 26-05-2009 09:23 GMT-0000
Perhaps the only notable feature of the formation of Manmohan Singh's new Cabinet is the DMK's appalling exhibition of nepotism. Although it is known that the Indian parties are gradually becoming family concerns, there is still an element of restraint in virtually all of them about pushing the candidature of the kith and kin of the top leaders.
Bid to rouse anti-centre agitation again
Published 25-05-2009 11:37 GMT-0000
It would not be misusing the hackneyed term to pronounce that the outcome of Lok Sabha polls in Punjab is a wake-up call for the ruling Akali-BJP alliance. This is particularly so in the case of the top Akali leadership which instead of honestly introspecting is making self-patting claims of having scored electoral gains.
Indian National Congress
An era comes to a close in MP politics
Published 25-05-2009 11:08 GMT-0000
BHOPAL: With the exclusion of Arjun Singh from the Union ministry, a political career spanning over half-a-century has come to an end.
Thrust for economic revival and social advance
Published 25-05-2009 11:02 GMT-0000
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, heading a stronger Congress Party in the 15th Lok Sabha, is credited with the determination that the new Government should work more purposefully and produce results that correspond to rising expectations of the mass of the people.
Aid to the Church in Need
Socio-economic work, theology, religious practices and beliefs are major reasons
Published 23-05-2009 10:30 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Most believe that taking up socio-economic work especially among the poor by the missionaries in olden days, when North East was virtually inaccessible, attracted the tribals to Christianity. However, it is not the only reason. Theological beliefs among tribals played a major role in this regard.