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Social Welfare and Constitutional Responsibilities of Government: An Analysis of the Current Scenario

Abstract India is considered to be the largest democracy of the world, which is governed by an elaborate and detailed written constitution. The author in this research paper has elaborately discussed the scheme of social welfare as enumerated in t....

Japanese Prime Minister’s State Visit To India

The state visit to India of Japanese Prime Minister Noda for the annual Prime Ministerial Summit on December 27-28, 2011 has placed India-Japan ties on a firm upward spiral. Following the dip in relations as a result of adverse Japanese reactions to ....

Forty Years of Bangladesh Liberation: Quite Young

Bangladesh has celebrated its forty years of liberation from Pakistan on 16 December2011. Anniversaries are very important in personal as well as collective life because it provides an opportunity to think about the time gone by and an opportunity to....

Pursue an Activist Policy, Reaching out to All Players

The US intent to draw down its forces from Afghanistan beginning July 2011 has been articulated on several occasions since President Barack Obama’s address at West Point on 1 December 2009. In this address he had justified the 30,000 US troop surge....

Equipping India’s Defence Forces – Need for Transformational Shift

That a country, which has successfully accomplished a lunar mission and emerged as a global software and IT hub but continues to meet around 70 percent of its defence requirements through imports can hardly lay claim to the status of a military power....

Give Foreign Policy More Coherence in 2012

The challenges facing Indian diplomacy do not change from one calendar year to the next. The opportunities and problems of 2011 will spill over into 2012 as they are not defined by calendar years. The end of the year provides, nonetheless, an occasio....

What is The CBI?

So much controversy has been created over whether the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be under the Lokpal or not that it is time to reflect on what the CBI is. Under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, List 1, Entry 8 Parliament i....

Is Our Secularism Only Skin Deep?

“By his Constitutions of Clarendon he (Henry II Plantagenet) sought to fix the relationship of Church and State and to force the Church in its temporal character to submit itself to life and law of the nation.” (A History of the English speaking ....

How About Some Commonsense in Dealing with Corruption?

I joined the Indian Administrative Service more than fifty-four years ago in 1957. Government was much less complex then, but we were already into an era of planned development and increasingly the regulatory regime of the British was giving way to ....

The Epics and our National Life: ignored perspectives, six examples and some views

Avant Propos: Constructing – Deconstructionism Inspired by the theory and belief of an imagined India a vocal and influential section in the Indian and Western academia and intelligentsia has been uninterruptedly inspiring and promoting a spirit....

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