Outgoing President of the United State, Barack Obama gave the world his last speech this morning. And if there is one takeaway from this, it is that Obama is really scared for America and the existence of their democracy once President-elect Trump takes over. catchnews.com, 2 months ago
The office of former prime minister Manmohan Singh may have taken a special interest to try and keep afloat Vijay Mallya’s ailing Kingfisher Airlines against the run of play, e-mails and letters claiming this and accessed by CNN-News18 indicate. In a series of e-mails and letters making these claims, Mallya thanked the former PM for sparing the time to talk to him and also acknowledged that former principal secretary TKA Nair spoke to the ministries concerned -- apparently civil aviation ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'India alone cannot walk the path of peace. It also has to be Pakistan's journey to make,' says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the government's geo-political flagship initiative "Raisina Dialogue-II". In a clear message amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Pakistan to walk away from terror if it wants to have dialogue with India. Outlining his approach for an integrated neighbourhood, Modi said his vision for country's neighbourhood puts ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Niti Aayog, the Centre's policy think tank, has cleared the decks for foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Concluding months of inter-ministerial consultations on the matter, it has suggested to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to go ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
In two years’ time China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic. After a protracted and very bloody civil war Mao Zedong could finally declare victory. The Nationalists of Chiang Kai-shek had been defeated and ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
‘Our administrative organs pose formidable obstacles to implementation.’ ‘The pro-dialogue constituency has shrunk in the valley.’ 'Hatred will inevitably follow if the chief response to anger is suppression.' Academician and author Dr Radha Kumar was among the three interlocutors whom the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance-II government appointed on Kashmir in October 2010, after massive protests of the preceding summer saw more than 100 civilian deaths.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Should the Income-Tax Act have been simultaneously amended to exclude Sikhs and Jains from the definition of HUF once they were declared a minority by the government? Sanjeev Nayyar discusses the curious dichotomies in our laws. According to a Business Standard report of December 22, Decoding the business empire of the Badals, there exists a Badal HUF and Sukhbir Singh HUF with the latter being the largest shareholder in Metro Eco Green Resorts. The author wondered how the Badals, followers ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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