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    Privatisation Of NRL

    Putting all speculations to end, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government is planning to sell the oil marketing PSU Bharat...

    Privatisation Of NRL

    Putting all speculations to end, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government is planning to sell the oil marketing PSU Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and state-run airline Air India by March 2020. Sitharaman stated that the strategic disinvestment of the two state-run companies is critical for the government to meet its disinvestment target of Rs 1 lakh crore for the current fiscal year.  The talks of BPCL stake sale has led to massive agitations across...

    Collective Call

    Slowly and steadily, air pollution, which has become a major global issue, is turning into a major health problem in Northeastern states of India

    Water Crisis

    Around 18 per cent of the world’s population which resides in India has access to only 4 per cent of usable water sources

    Citizenship Bill

    Once again, the Narendra Modi-led government is set to push for the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, in Parliament's Winter Session starting from November 18th, 2019.  As reported, the government has listed the Bill in its items of business for the session. The Bill – a major Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plank - seeks to grant Indian citizenship to the people belonging to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis who have become the victims of religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and entered India on or before December 31st, 2014. The BJP-led NDA government had introduced the Bill in its previous tenure. The Northeastern states witnessed massive protests by opposition parties and students’ bodies. Though the Bill was...

    Power Play

    The political drama in Maharashtra that continued unabated since the Assembly election results has come to an end with the imposition of President’s rule

    Chief Justice Of India & RTI Act

    Maintaining that transparency doesn’t undermine judicial independency, the Supreme Court (SC) in a landmark judgment has held that office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority that comes under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The judgment was passed by a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who retires on November 17th, 2019. The bench further dismissed the three appeals filed by Secretary General of the SC and the Central Public Information officer of the top court.  The Supreme Court though upheld the Delhi High Court judgment which ruled that office of the CJI comes under the purview of RTI, however, said that confidentiality and right to privacy have to be maintained and...

    Kartarpur Corridor

    The Kartapur corridor has been opened after months of negotiations on the Indian side about its misuse by elements in Pakistan

    Water Is The Way

    National highways are very important for the development of a country, but waterways are most important

    Water Power

    The economy of a state or a country is the primary parameter to define its development. It is the backbone which defines the strength of a nation whether it is able to compete with the international community or not. Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee had recently expressed his concern over the current economic slowdown in India. He opined that the Indian economy is going into a tailspin. Assam in Northeast India has enormous potentialities to lift its economy by proper utilisation of its natural resources including water. Barak and the Brahmaputra are the two main rivers with enormous tributaries which cover a major geographical portion in the state. The...