Politics

India’s tryst with G20: Can India seize its moment?

India’s tryst with G20: Can India seize its mome...

June 5, 2023

India assumed the presidency of the Group of 20 nations on December 1, 2022, taking over from Indonesia. India’s presidency comes at a time of escalating global tensions coinciding with a period of geopolitical tumult and uncertainty over post-pandemic economic recovery. Ho...

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India falls 11 places to 161 in World Press Freedom Index 2023

India falls 11 places to 161 in World Press Freedo...

May 3, 2023

Saying that press freedom in India had suffered further under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Paris-based journalists’ organisation, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) says that India has fallen from 150 to 161 in the World Press Freedom Index 2023 that was released earlier today, to...

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French trade unions reinforce stance despite Macron’s steamrolling reforms through Parliament

French trade unions reinforce stance despite Macro...

March 27, 2023

Enthused by the massive turnout for Thursday’s and Saturday’s nationwide strikes in France against the pension reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron, trade unions have warned that their actions will only be intensified in the days ahead and have already called for...

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Ladakh residents seek statehood & Constitutional safeguards

Ladakh residents seek statehood & Constitutio...

February 19, 2023

Accusing the government of turning a deaf ear to their long-standing demands, following the division of Jammu and Kashmir state into two union territories, hundreds of people along with environmental activist and educationist, Sonam Wangchuk, staged a daylong protest at Jantar Ma...

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Demolitions paused in Mehrauli Archaeological Park area after Delhi High Court’s stay order

Demolitions paused in Mehrauli Archaeological Park...

February 17, 2023

On February 14, despite the protests by residents from different colonies of Mehrauli and their moving to the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on demolition of their homes and shops, the demolitions continued in Mehrauli Archaeological Park area in South Delhi for the fifth consec...

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Operation Dost: India’s humanitarian aid to Turkiye and Syria

Operation Dost: India’s humanitarian aid to Turk...

February 15, 2023

On February 12, yet another special flight of Indian Air Force transport plane C17 Hercules landed at Turkiye’s Adana airport. The plane carried tonnes of relief material for the earthquake-stricken people of southern Turkiye. According to a tweet by the Indian Ministry of Exte...

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What is new in New Income Tax regime?

What is new in New Income Tax regime?

February 10, 2023

On February 1, during the presentation of the Union Budget for 2023-24, when Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the tax slabs had been revised upwards and that persons earning up to INR 700,000 had no taxes to pay, it led to a spike in the Bombay Stock Excha...

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Bhartiya Kisan Union to hold Maha Panchayat on Feb 10

Bhartiya Kisan Union to hold Maha Panchayat on Feb...

February 8, 2023

Almost a year after the farmers called off their indefinite strike in Delhi against three farming laws of the union government, following assurances by the government, a group of farmers, affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have been on a protest since January 28, sayin...

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SC verdict on Delhi CM vs LG tussle to set tone for rest of India

SC verdict on Delhi CM vs LG tussle to set tone fo...

January 26, 2023

Last week, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud reserved its verdict on the long-running battle between the Centre and Delhi government over control of services in the national capital. The Supreme Court reserved its verdict af...

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Leading Indian female wrestlers accuse Wrestling Federation of India President of sexual exploitation

Leading Indian female wrestlers accuse Wrestling F...

January 18, 2023

In a surprise move, leading Indian wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Sangeeta Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sonam Malik, and Anshu staged a protest at Jantar Mantar accusing President of Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of repeated sexual exploitat...

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