In response to reporters questions, our foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made India’s fair and strong response, “India believes in UN sanctions but not in country-specific sanctions. New Delhi and India do not believe in “reactionary” policies and would not be dictated to by other countries. We don’t make our foreign policy under pressure from other countries.”
This was before her meeting with Iran’s foreign minister in Delhi. India will continue to trade Iran and Venezuela (despite the controversial presidential election) – India gets lots of oil from both of them.
India has lots of interest in Iran given our centuries old cultural bonds. India will complete the building of the port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman – this is a critical port which allows us to establish trade routes that bypass rival Pakistan.
One must say that our growing self-confidence, clarity and clear expression on all foreign policy matters is visible and highly commendable!!!
- 29 May 2018
In a major shock, Supreme Court passed judgment in late 2017 that ALL ENGINEERING DEGREES AWARDED THAT WERE AWARDED SINCE 2001, VIA CORRESPONDENCE COURSES ARE INVALID. The judgement was given after it was confirmed with the UGC and AICTE (both government bodies) if the concerned colleges and universities had been given prior permission. But to get what appears to be a simple confirmation have really taken so long and one that now impacts thousands and thousands of students and families. Could the Supreme Court or other Courts for that matter have heard such cases on a priority basis? It seems doubtful that lack of time – over these years – could be a reason.
Source: Economic Times
- 7 Nov 2017
Nirmala Sitharaman, the recently appointed and India’s first ever Lady Defence Minister paid a visit to the sensitive Nathu La, the Sikkim – Tibet (disputed territory) border point. All Ms. Sitharam said was the simple and the common “NAMASTE” forcing the Chinese Generals to return the favour and the Chinese media to gaga over this – and seeing it as goodwill gesture – after them trying to force a war on India and Bhutan just several weeks earlier. The video went viral. [Weeks earlier viral videos were circulating about the overconfident and cocky outcome of a India-China war…] Coming back to the minister action, this natural gesture was most likely spontaneous. All this just leaves us wondering as to what prevents the Chinese or the Pakistanis to dwell in some simple actions to build goodwill, rather than trying to kill our soldiers and people or disturb border peace?
- 10 Oct 2017
Our Home Ministry told Parliament that there is a massive police personnel shortfall in India. There is a more than 5 lakh shortfall between an authorized strength of nearly 23 lakhs, there are only a little more than 17 lakh staff or a shortfall of nearly 25%. The shortfall and vacancies are at all levels from IPS officers to the lowest levels and in most parts of the country. No surprise are police are overworked and stressed. Looking at the pace of recruitment, it appears that the acute shortfall will continue for the near future. Can retired police personnel be brought back to active duty even if posted in lesser taxing roles?
Source: Zee News
- 19 Jul 2017
Delhi has lots of CCTV but according to a Delhi Police report, half the cameras installed by them are not working, to be exact – nearly 2,000 of more than 4,000. Obviously a serious security concern in New Delhi which is a VVIP city. CCTV cameras have been installed to keep a track of activities in market places, courts, check-posts and VVIP areas, in the Delhi High Court, district courts, VP House, and all the major injection and major roads.
Source: DNA India
- 17 Nov 2016
NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation) as part of empowering them and giving them a respectable occupation, let beggars and ragpickers or Kabadi wallahs to manage toilet complexes in New Delhi. Looks like a novel and worthwhile experiment.
- 12 Jan 2016
Besides being Christmas day, 25th December is also special as it is former PM Shri Vajpayee’s birthday, it is also Pakistan PM Nawab Sharif’s birthday as also that of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The newest addition to this is the fact that our Prime Minister Shri Modi took great personal risks to make the first ever surprise stop in Lahore, Pakistan while returning from Kabul, Afghanistan back to New Delhi. He reached home safely but … it was risky move …
- 29 Dec 2015
As AAP & Kejriwal are always in INTENSE AGITATION mode, how more can they really intensify this agitation for an issue that is not at all contentious as the media is making it out to be. Learning from AAP, now Delhi government employees are protesting against their government.
Image Credits: www.urduyouthforum.org
- 8 Jul 2015
Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul made an emergency landing in New Delhi following a bomb threat. This was a major security threat, and many National Security Forces, CISF, fire trucks and dog squad and other services were deployed to handle the situation. Fortunately, all passengers are safe the threat turned out to be a hoax so far.
- 8 Jul 2015