According to diplomatic sources, these will include infrastructural investment for the government’s “smart cities” initiative, with Japan proposing project development agreements on high-speed railways, more industrial corridors, and road-links and rail-links through the north-eastern States to ASEAN countries as well. Continue reading
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has some tough calls to make. My main recommendation is to get their players to play county cricket,” Vaughan wrote in his column for ‘Daily Telegraph’ here. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: BJP’s Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Tarun Vijay on Monday urged the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee to request the Centre to take immediate steps for declaring Tamil for use as a language of the Madras High Court for passing orders and judgments.
It might be recalled that Tamil Nadu government had passed a resolution that Tamil should be made court language in the High Court. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The National Judicial Appointments Commission brought in by the NDA government could be appointing 21 judges to the Supreme Court during Narendra Modi’s tenure. That makes up 68% of the total strength of 31 judges in the apex court.
Given the corresponding 759 possible vacancies that may arise in the 24 high courts across the country till May 2019, the new NJAC could be involved in selection of 80 per cent of those judges, including chief justices of almost all the high courts, over five years. Continue reading
He has, particularly in Gujarati and Hindi, the ability to use conversational and everyday language in formal speech. He is a better communicator than any leader we have had for a very long time in national politics. Continue reading
“Hindustan is a Hindu nation…Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself,” he said. Continue reading
NEW DELHI:As part of grand preparations for its centenary in 2025, the RSS is working on writing a version of Indian history based on the Puranas. The 10-year project has been dubbed ‘Puranantargat Itihaas’.
The Sangh is also planning to put together the history of each one of the over 670 districts in the country, as well as the history of the over 600 tribal communities in India. Continue reading
NEW DELHI:Building on his theme of giving India’s neighbourhood priority, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was necessary for SAARC countries to tackle their “common enemy” of poverty together.
“India’s foreign policy has many facets,” said Modi. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his maiden Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort to make out a strong case for a clean India with access to sanitation facilities for all. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he along with thousands of his supporters is ready for a “final match” against Nawaz Sharif who was involved in an “electoral match-fixing”, after cleric Tahirul Qadri issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign.
Khan, who led Pakistan to the World Cup victory in 1992, warned the PML-N government that his supporters could enter the high-security Red Zone in Islamabad if Sharif, who has been in power for over an year, refuses to quit. Continue reading