Aftershocks Of ‘Policy Paralysis’

People at the helm still blame Eurozone crisis for India’s economic problems. The same people were jubilant two years ago when India somehow managed decent growth despite severe global economic crisis. The reason for their jubilation was that  they believed that Indian economy was decoupled from the crisis-hit economies of the West. Now, this reasoning seems to …

India (New Delhi) to Host the Second Intergovernmental Committee Meeting for Nagoya Protocol

NAGOYA PROTOCOL A Backgrounder on ICNP – 2 The Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ICNP-2) is being held in New Delhi from 2-6 July, 2012. The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is a new international treaty adopted under the auspices of the Convention …

Tackling Left Wing Extremism (Naxalism) – Recent Measures Taken By Union and State Governments

In Prime Minister’s words, Naxalism is the biggest internal security threat being faced by India. He is not wrong. Naxals have killed more security personnel and civilians than victims claimed by terrorists and other extremists in North East India put together. Government has adopted both violent and peaceful strategies to tackle threat posed by naxals. …

National Counter – Terrorism Centre – What Is It and Why There Is Opposition?

Terrorism and corruption are two sides of a same coin called inhumanness. To tackle corruption, a monster that is threatening economic progress of India, some ‘wise’ people came up with an idea called ‘lokpal‘. Government killed it. And when Mumbai was taken hostage by gunmen from neighbouring country, the government realized that there should be …

War On Iran

USA and Israel, by imposing stricter economic and political sanctions on Iran through UN and EU, are upping the ante for Iran in Middle East. Israel is seriously contemplating war with Iran to destroy its nuclear research facilities and teach a lesson. In pursuance of this folly of war, west is playing a dangerous game …

UPSC Appoints Committee of Experts to Review The Existing Structure Of Civil Services Main Examination

On December 12th, 2011 UPSC appointed a committee of experts to review and suggest changes to the existing pattern of civil services main examination. This year it introduced changes in the preliminary examination. The committee will be headed by Arun S. Nigavekar, ex-chairman of UGC, and a reputed educationist, whom A P J Abdul Kalam …

Motions ans Resolutions In Parliament – Understanding Them In The Present Context

On 27th August, our Parliament passed a resolution accepting 3 conditions put forward by Anna Hazare. But parliament did not vote on the resolution, though government had promised team Anna that it would put the resolution for voice vote. Team Anna had specifically asked government to put the resolution for voting to know which party …

Comparision between Jan Lokpal Bill 2011 and Draft Lokpal Bill 2010 (Government Version)

The Draft Lokpal Bill 2010 and the Jan Lokpal Bill 2011   Jurisdiction, Powers and Functions of the Proposed Lokpal A Quick Comparison   Prepared by Justice A P Shah Chief Justice (Retd), Delhi High Court, New Delhi & Venkatesh Nayak Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi & Co-Convenor, National Campaign for People’s Right to …

Full Text Of The Speech Given by Barack Obama in Prague Outlining America’s New Nuclear Policy

On March 3ed the Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said that the Obama would deliver “the European Speech of the Year” during his visit to Prague on April 4th. I just listened to that speech and I must admit that Topolanek’s remark was very modest – in my opinion this speech by Obama will go down …