The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. When Narendra Modi was elected in early 2014, the media declared him “ India’s ... catchnews.com, 1 month ago
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Pakistan on Monday rejected India’s assertion that it is violating a bilateral pact by not giving access to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court there. India has made 15 requests for consular access to 46-year-old Jadhav, who has been convicted of ‘espionage and sabotage’ by a Pakistan army court. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said in an interview that as per the bilateral pact on consular access, cases ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Is Kulbhushan Jadhav already dead? Rediff.com, 7 hours ago Why changes in work visa rules by Australia and the US isn't good for India catchnews.com, 1 week ago Now, only medical visas for Pakistanis DNA, 1 week ago
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Religious leaders from different faiths attended the ‘World Peace and Harmony Through Inter-Faith Dialogue’ on Friday, marking the foundation day of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, an organisation run by a Jain monk. Held at Birla Matushri Sabhagar, Mumbai, ...DNA, 6 hours ago
FCI’s suspension of tur under MSP is likely to force farmers to undergo distress sales of the commodity. Government-owned food grains procurement agency, Food Corporation of India (FCI), has suspended purchase of pulses from farmers under the minimum support price (MSP) operations for the current season. The FCI claims that it had surpassed the pulse procurement target fixed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs in the beginning of the season and is now looking for ways to dispose its ...Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
Indolent Indian cows sitting or eating on the busiest roads of the country’s cities are common sights for anyone who has ever visited the subcontinent. Today, this mammal is at the centre of the country’s increasingly violent social upheaval. In ...catchnews.com, 10 hours ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a poser as to why there was no objection from lawmakers on the government’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for making PAN cards, a move which was given effect by the latest budget from July 1. “542 persons ...DNA, 1 day ago Can't order UK to return Kohinoor, says Supreme Court Rediff.com, 1 week ago Restore my work or I am willing to go to jail: CS Karnan to Supreme Court DNA, 4 weeks ago
If the government could do without 23 per cent of the authorised posts, surely a start could be made in government downsizing by abolishing these vacancies, says A K Bhattacharya. Image: IAS trainees are seen entering the Parliament House. Photograph: PTI Photo. The gap between the authorised strength of officials belonging to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the actual number of such officials functioning from different states and at the Centre last year was estimated at ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago How India plans to bring back Vijay Mallya Rediff.com, 1 week ago Centre assessing all options to bring Mallya back Rediff.com, 1 week ago British judicial system truly the father of India's: Twitter reacts to Vijay Mallya's bail DNA, 1 week ago
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A New Delhi court on Monday held gangster Chhota Rajan guilty of cheating the government by obtaining a forged Indian passport, crimes which entail a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal also convicted three retired public servants -- Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan – for helping Rajan to obtain a fake passport by ‘entering into a criminal conspiracy’. Moments after the verdict was announced and ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
In an unusually harsh editorial, The New York Times has described India’s security crackdown in Kashmir as “brutal” and cautioned that it will feed more militancy. The editorial which was published on Saturday said that the Indian government must ensure that human rights are protected in Kashmir. The New York Times’ editorial board’s comments came days after a video showing a civilian tied to a military vehicle as a ‘human shield’ in Kashmir went ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
China on Wednesday warned India that the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh will have ‘negative impact’ on the settlement of the border dispute and accusedNew Delhi of violating its commitment on the Tibet issue. Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing will take ‘further action’ to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and slammed the ‘provocative’ statements of the Tibetan spiritual leader and the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago 'India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card' Rediff.com, 1 week ago The Dalai Lama: It is in India's interest to engage him more catchnews.com, 3 weeks ago India never used me against China: Dalai Lama Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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