Commentaries & Articles
Maldives in Election Mode
The Republic of Maldives announced its elections date to be 23rd of September, 2018. The pre-election period is being observed by nations and international organisation. Crisis erupted in the atoll nation in February this year, when the President declared emergency.
He could sting, but also give a healing touch: A tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
It was, if I recollect correctly, towards the end of 2002. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year. I was then located in the State. Having taken a break from journalism a few months before, I had assumed charge as Media Advisor to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, and was deputed concurrently as Director of the Government’s Department of Information & Publicity (DIP).
Is NRC Only for Assam, or to be Extended to All States Where Bangladesh Migrants Have Spread?
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) contains the names of Indian citizens in Assam. It specifically emphasizes on inclusion of all those who came to India after first January 1966 and before twenty-fifth March 1971 as Indian citizens.
Appointments of Judges: President to Collegium to NJAC and back to Collegium
After the Keshavanada Bharati and the A.D.M. Jabalpur Cases, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India came under immense pressure. The supersession of three senior most Supreme Court judges and promotion of judges of her choice
Overdependence on ZTE in India
In 2008, ZTE, a China based telecom company, set up a research centre in India after starting operations in 2003. The sales revenue of the company at the time in India was 750 million USD compared to 100 million USD in 2004.
The First Nepal-India Think Tank Summit
The large turnout at the first India Nepal Think tank Summit held in Kathmandu on 31 July 2018 was a reflection of the deep interest people of Nepal cherish about India.
अमेरिका चीन व्यापार विवाद- अनिश्चित भविष्य
चीन के साथ बढ़ता व्यापार घाटा चीन-अमेरिका संबंधों के मौजूदा दौर में एक गंभीर मुद्दा बन गया है। पिछले पांच वर्षों के दौरान व्यापार घाटे में भारी बढ़ोतरी हुई है और यह डोनाल्ड ट्रंप की चीन नीति का प्रमुख केंद्र बन गया है।
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