BRINGING EXTRANEOUS ISSUES IS SURE TO HAMPER PEOPLE’S INTERESTS
Published 15-10-2019 14:21 GMT-0000
In a recent op-ed that appeared in The Guardian, Samuel Moyn argues that the “coalition of long-governing elites, from liberal technocrats to ‘never-Trump’ conservatives” is declaring war on the president simply for their own interests—as part of an attempt to re-install centrist neoliberalism in power. That might be largely true, as far as it goes, but is that all that’s at work? Moyn, who is a Yale professor and a contributor to Jacobin magazine, also says that “the pathologies of the country that led to Trump” have to be the main focus for the left—things like the imperial presidency and rising economic inequality.
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH
Published 15-10-2019 14:14 GMT-0000
Weekly Round-Up of Major Decisions of the Courts in India as also Legal Policy Developments
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH
GOGOI HAS ACTED IMPROPERLY BY NOMINATING JUSTICE ARUN MISHRA
Published 15-10-2019 14:09 GMT-0000
No week passes by when the Supreme Court is devoid of a controversial decision, whether on the judicial or on the administrative side, especially that of the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. On 12th October, 2019, the CJI set up a Constitution Bench of 5 judges to hear a bunch of petitions on the interpretation of Section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013 (‘Act’) comprising of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Indira Banerjee, Justice Vineet Saran, Justice M.R. Shah, and Justice Ravindra Bhat.
BALASAHEB’S ‘COSMOPOLITAN’ GRANDSON TESTS ELECTORAL WATERS
Published 15-10-2019 14:02 GMT-0000
How would the late Sena Pramukh Balasaheb Thackeray have reacted to the idea of his grandson Aaditya entering electoral politics, when the Thackeray clan had so far scrupulously kept out of it? He would have chuckled. So far, the family has run a powerful political party in Maharashtra without contesting elections themselves. The youngest Thackeray Aaditya breaks that trend in upcoming Maharashtra assembly election by contesting from Worli seat in Mumbai.
TRUMP ACTION WILL HELP ISLAMIC MILITANTS
Published 15-10-2019 13:49 GMT-0000
LONDON: The European Union which is already engaged in a bitter tug of war with the United Kingdom on the issue of Brexit is faced with yet another major challenge and this time from the Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issuing a warning to the EU states of “opening the gates and sending 3.6 million refugees your way” during a combative speech at a meeting of lawmakers from his Justice and Development (AK) party.
BRUSSELS WANTS TO BLAME PM FOR “FAILURE”
Published 14-10-2019 19:09 GMT-0000
LONDON: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been desperate to salvage the situation and have his final say on the Brexit, but the prevailing political situation makes it explicitly clear that he ultimately may not succeed in his design as support for a new Brexit poll has been growing amid fears over Johnson’s plan.
PAKISTAN AND SEDITION KEEP KNOCKING THE OPPOSITION
Published 14-10-2019 19:07 GMT-0000
Pakistan and sedition are the two brahmastras (ultimate weapons) in the BJP’s political armoury. The party almost always uses these two missiles in its battles with the opposition and, not surprisingly, comes out on top.
NEW DELHI SHOULD DO MORE TO HELP ITS NEIGHBOUR’S ECONOMY
Published 14-10-2019 19:04 GMT-0000
Chinese president Xi Jinping came to India and had an “informal summit” (the second one after the Wuhan summit last year) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi down south in Mamallapuram (old Mahabalipuram) last Friday. Since it was an “informal” meeting, there was no agenda, no officials present, no minutes recorded and no joint statement issued after the summit. But the briefing given to the press by India’s External Affairs Ministry secretary gave the impression that the two leaders’ primary concern was the raging trade war waged by Donald Trump against China. Its fallout has affected many countries, India included.
COMMUNIST STATE ALSO BOASTS WORLD’S BIGGEST ARMY
Published 14-10-2019 17:57 GMT-0000
Few countries in the world have seen a single political party, following a democratic succession system within, enjoying such a long uninterrupted power and political authority as the People’s Republic of China. Under the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) seven-decade rule since 1949, the country has evolved from an economic backwater into a world economic powerhouse. Since the success of the October revolution in 1917 by the Bolsheviks and Red Guards along with other Left groups, Russia was under a one-party rule till 1991. However, the political succession system was less comfortable in Russia than in China, under the Left rule. In fact, China learnt a lot from the evolution of Russia’s socialist system, its frequently interrupted pace of economic reform, especially during the cold war period against the United States and its West European allies, until the demise of its much cherished socialist political system in 1991.
KASHMIRIS MUST GET FULL MEDICARE NOW
Published 12-10-2019 11:12 GMT-0000
Healthcare is a fundamental right of every citizen. Under no circumstances it should become victim particularly under politically made situation. There have been several reports about health care problems in the Kashmir valley after imposition of curbs on 5th August 2019.