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The 8 minutes that mocked Parliament, shamed democracy

The United Progressive Alliance government knew trouble was lurking as it moved forward to table the controversial Telangana bill in Parliament on Thursday. Within a span of eight minutes, the......

Pranab raps MPs: Parl is Gangotri of democracy, don't pollute it

Voicing concern over disruptions in Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked Parliamentarians to do "some introspection" over functioning of the House. He stressed that Parliament......

'The most lovable attribute of India is our people's resilience'

'Our democracy is in form. Our judicial institution is broadly fine. Our parliamentary system is by and large working fine...' says Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, in our......

No role of disruption in Parliamentary democracy: Pranab

With frequent disruptions and adjournments hampering legislative business, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked the political establishment to find a solution to the problem. "I am sad when I......

Democracy loses when politicians 'take to the streets'

Tying up Parliament's either houses without doing any business but behaving as if it is already a street ill-behoves the nation which calls itself the largest democracy. Here, the maturity is......

As prices shoot up, MPs want a pay hike

With prices rising, lawmakers of the world's largest democracy are seeking a better pay package. A Parliamentary committee has recommended that the monthly salary of MPs be hiked from Rs 16,000 to......

Jaitley in DC: If only India's reforms had begun 20 years earlier...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his maiden visit as minister to Washington, DC, addresses two think thanks, leaves American Establishment impressed, reports Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com. Finance......

India clears order to ease land acquisitions in reforms push

India passed an urgent executive order on Monday to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though......

Govt to push insurance sector reforms despite opposition

With just two days left for the winter session of Parliament to end and question marks still hanging over the fate of two crucial pieces of legislation, both finance minister Arun Jaitley and coal......

Building an influential policy making institution

A reformed Planning Commission should reflect the diversity of Indian debate, says Suman Bery. I was privileged to be the director-general of the National Council of Applied Economic Research in......
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In Memory of Jack de Sequeira on his 100th Birth Anniversary

By Balaji Sudas Shenoy Jack de Sequeira, the founder president of the erstwhile United Goans Party was a great son of Goa. During a crucial... ...

http://www.navhindtimes.in/in-memory-of-jack-de-sequeira-on-his-100th-birth-anniversary/
'India is closing the gender ga …

Addis Ababa, April 18 (IANS) The condition of women in India is going through a sea change in terms of fighting violence against them and closing... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/india-closing-gender-gap-115612844.html
Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-Kyrgyz Republic Annual Bilateral Consultations

Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the accompanying Kyrgyz delegation... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/joint-statement-third-us-kyrgyz-republic-annual-bilateral-consultations
Suspense over Yechury to Finally End Tomorrow

VISAKHAPATNAM:The suspense over the next CPM general secretary will be over by April 19 forenoon. That's when the outgoing helmsman of the party,... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Suspense-over-Yechury-to-Finally-End-Tomorrow/2015/04/18/article2770078.ece
Adjournments hint at sine diebefore April 22

BJP MLAs demonstrate in favour of farmers at the Assembly on Friday. Picture by Deepak Kumar Patna, April 17: The soaring political... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150418/jsp/bihar/story_15165.jsp

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