Reflex Action

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

In the wake of the Independence Day address of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the publication of an opinion poll of a news channel that the Congress has good chance of regaining all the three states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in the coming assembly elections, the highest level of the BJP leadership is seriously thinking of proponing the Lok Sabha poll to December this year coinciding with the assembly elections.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new phrase ‘Minimum Government; Maximum Governance’ in 2014. Recently in his ‘mann ki baat’ radio address, he said good governance is the birthright of every Indian citizen like swaraj (independence) and we should have it.

Author: 
U.BHARATHI

It was the story when the British raj rule transferred from the East India Company to the crown. The India post was founded on 1st April 1854 .  By 1861 there were 889 Post offices which was handling nearly 43 million letters over 405 million of  newspaper annually.The first superintendent of the post office was appointed in 1870 at Allahabad.

Author: 
B. Sivaraman

“The Hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Repeating these words of Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, the Delhi High Court in its judgment on 4 August 2018 set aside the 14 September 2016 Delhi government notification on minimum wages, which increased the minimum wages in Delhi to Rs. 13,350 to the unskilled, Rs. 14,698 to the semi-skilled and Rs. 16,182 to the skilled.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

Parliament might have had its best monsoon session in the last 18 years going by the hours of operations of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and the number of  bills passed, yet nothing could explain why it failed to move and pass the critical anti-trafficking and consumer protection bills. The Executive should probably explain why it did not show enough interest to see the two extremely socially important bills through to become law after the mandatory President’s consent.

Report by: 
SANJAY AGARWAL

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs H. S. Puri reached Sikkim on Thursday on a three-day visit. He was welcomed by officials of Sikkim Urban Development and Housing Department at Rangpo. It was learnt that Puri would meet State Urban Development Minister N. K. Subba in Gangtok on Friday.

Author: 
Sushil Kutty

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul should have been given the honour of being the first man sent to Outer Space, the spaceship programmed not to ever return. He was that kind of man – a surly exile, with a dark presence. A man who saw warts before he found beauty, if ever. The child of indentured labour, he laboured to cast a critical eye. To the point it came natural to him.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

Incorrigible optimists in Pakistan, albeit very few in numbers, are disappointed with the US decision to suspend military and educational training of 66 Pakistani officers under the ‘International Military Education and Training program’, thanks to the obstinacy of President Donald Trump. This is the first awkward bouncer to new Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi in the foreign policy arena as if reminding that his glorious cricketing career is irrelevant.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

More and more details are coming out of the controversial deal concluded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jet planes for the Indian defence forces and it is apparent that the Prime Minister has totally sacrificed the interests of the high performing public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to patronize a company of an industrialist which has no experience in the area and which set up the unit only ten days before the deal was conncluded.

Author: 
Rapti Ray & Dr. Buddhadeb Ghosh

The ‘Prime Minister stays in foreign countries and occasionally visits India.’ Such is the allegation of opposition parties against Narendra Modi. But they are not admitting the fact that India’s foreign policy for the first time since 1947 has reached a youthful stage after 70 years of childhood.

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