Minorities

The Modi government has created a flutter by its recent outreach to the minority community. It has announced scholarships to five crore students over the next five years, with a substantial number of them being girls; extended help to madrassas to eq

Jal Shakti

One of the highlights of Government formation for a second time under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi was the creation of a new Jal Shakti Ministry. This was pursuant to the promise the Bharatiya Janata Party had made in its poll manifesto, n

राफेल दस्तावेजों पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय

राफेल के बारे में जो दस्तावेज मीडिया में प्रकाशित हुए थे और जिन पर भरोसा कर याचियों ने सौदे की ज

Supreme Court on Rafael Papers

The political slugfest that erupted after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre’s objections on a bunch of Rafael papers published in the media and relied upon by petitioners demanding a probe into the deal, has unfortunately obliterated the larger

Special Provisions for Jammu & Kashmir: Facts

It would appear from statements by certain political leaders that Article 370 is the critical element which binds Jammu & Kashmir with India. Former State Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti says that the withdrawal of th

2019 में पार्टियों के सामने चुनौतियां और अवसर

2019 के आम चुनावों में कोई जीतेगा और कोई हारेगा मगर जीतें या हारें, दोनों को ही बाद में कुछ चुनौतियो

Fundamental Rights, yes. What about Fundamental Duties?

Roughly two years ago, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition that sought the implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee’s recommendations for the legal enforcement of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in Part IV (A) of the Constitution of India. A

The Indian Science Congress and its Relevance

At the annual Indian Science Congress (ISC) conference in January 2015, a paper co-authored by two academics claimed that aircraft had not only been manufactured during the Vedic period but also that these planes were far superior to the ones we have

Research and Development Reforms

Iconic slogans evolve with time, reflecting changing aspirations and needs of society in general and the political leadership in particular. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s famous ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ cry had been tweaked to ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Ja

Challenges and Opportunities ahead for Parties in 2019

Somebody is going to win and someone will lose in the 2019 general election, but both the winners and the losers will have to face challenges thereafter — not just at the personal level but ones that concern the nation. And these challenges have to

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