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Indian Supreme Court invalidates Triple Talaq

In a landmark decision on August 22, the highest court in India has rendered illegal the oppressive practice of Triple Talaq that discriminated against Muslim women for centuries. It was a split decision (3-2) by a five-judge panel – Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Christian and Parsi, one each from major faiths in India. The court ruled […]

Nirbhaya gets justice atlast !

May 5, 2017. It took five years for Nirbhaya (her real Name Jyoti Singh Pandey) to get justice, the 23-year-old medical student  gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi, today when Supreme Court confirmed death by gallows for the four convicts. Doctors in a Singapore hospital where Nirbhaya was flown for treatment said that they had […]

Exercise Malabar shadow over Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue

By Rekha Bhattacharjee Sydney, April 30 (IANS): The Third Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue meeting between senior representatives from India, Japan and Australia has concluded in Canberra Saturday even as the foreign affairs commentators continue to express doubts over the revival of a wider quadrilateral grouping also involving the US. The Third Japan-Australia-India Trilateral Dialogue Senior Officials Meeting was attended by, besides Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar; […]

Overhaul of Congress leadership: An idea whose time has come 

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee What has become of our great organisation? Instead of a party that fired the imagination of the masses throughout the length and breadth of India, we have shrunk, losing touch with the toiling millions, said Rajiv Gandhi while addressing the Congress centenary session in Bombay (now Mumbai) on December 28, 1985. […]

Modi is a coward and a psychopath tweets Kejriwal

                By Vijay Badhwar The Delhi battle is getting uglier by the day. The raid by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and alleged sealing of CM Kejriwal’s office on 15 December morning is an unprecedented act of disrespect shown to a democratically elected office not only in India […]

India’s economy to grow between 8.1 to 8.5 per cent in 2015/16

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s economy will grow by more than eight percent in the next financial year, the government said in a report published Friday, a day ahead of its first full-year national budget. The India Economic Survey said growth would be between 8.1 and 8.5 percent in the 2015/16 financial year, returning to […]

6 Indian women named by Forbes magazine in top 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ from Asia

            ICICI CEO Chanda Kochchar NEW YORK: Six Indian women CEOs and Managing Directors, including State Bank of India head Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI CEO Chanda Kochchar, have been named by Forbes magazine in its 50 ‘Power Businesswomen’ from Asia who are “knocking down” walls in the traditional male bastions.             Axis Bank CEO and […]

Kejriwal and his AAP party win with a landslide majority in Delhi

  AAP Party has decimated all the other contenders with Congress kicked out of the scene altogether with BJP loosing 29 of its seats from last elections. One BJP spokesperson said that they could not wipe out the impression left by Kejriwal’s 49-day rule. Delhites have overwhelmingly supported Kejriwal and put all their eggs in […]

Elections galore !

Frank Bainimarama By Karam Ramrakha While India has remained steadfast in ‘clean’ elections, what intrigues us are the promised September elections in Fiji. For eight years, Military commander Frank Bainimarama has ruled Fiji with a hand-picked Cabinet without elections. As promised he has renounced his military position, and will now form a political party and […]

Twitter taqraar with Tarar ends tragically for Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar with husband Shashi Tharoor On Friday the 17th of January, while union HRD Minister Shashi Tharoor was tweeting condoling the death of veteran actor Suchitra Sen little did he know that his third wife Sunanda Pushkar lay dead in Delhi’s Leela Palace Hotel, in room number 345 as the couple had moved there […]

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