Monthly Archives: December 2018

‘NSG must have its own air wing’

A Parliamentary panel has recommended that the Centre urgently take steps to ensure that the National Security Guard (NSG) — the country’s premier counter-terrorist and contingency force — is equipped with its own dedicated air wing. The committee headed by Congress leader P. Chidambaram observed with anguish that the two …

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India gets submarine rescue system

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle will help bring back crew members stranded under water The Indian Navy joined a select group of naval forces in the world on Wednesday when it inducted its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) system at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The DSRV is used …

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SC extends time for NRC claims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the deadline for submission of claims and objections for inclusion in the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) from December 15 to December 31, 2018. A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Nariman also extended the subsequent date for starting the process …

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Ranil wins vote of confidence in House

14 Opposition TNA members back it A majority of Sri Lankan parliamentarians — including 14 from the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) — on Wednesday voted for ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as their preferred candidate to serve in the post. The motion moved by Sajith Premadasa, deputy leader of …

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Malappuram district: Centre’s fears

Government Of Kerala

The internal affairs committee of the Cabinet to-day [December 11, New Delhi] discussed the political situation in Kerala, with Special reference to the proposed creation of Malappuram district having a Muslim majority. While recognising that the question fell within the State jurisdiction and the Centre could not direct the Nambudiripad …

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Northern comfort


The Congress’s performance in the Hindi heartland will enthuse it in the run-up to 2019 For a party that had appeared to be lost in the political wilderness over the past few years, the Congress has plenty to cheer about following the results in the recent round of Assembly elections. …

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Unstoppable in Telangana


K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s welfare schemes helped the TRS surge ahead despite discontentment in some regions The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by K. Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, has registered a huge win in the Assembly elections. This can be seen as a vote for welfare. The formation of …

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Signs of a revival

anti-BJP formation

The Congress has placed itself firmly as the nucleus of any anti-BJP formation Of the few States where the Congress confronts the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) face to face, three will likely have Congress Chief Ministers now. Last year, the party gave the BJP a scare in the fourth, Gujarat. …

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Never waste a good crisis

good crisis

The situation created by Urjit Patel’s resignation should be used to push through much-needed reforms Among the quintessential traits of a central banker is to be unpredictable in action so that the markets can be kept guessing. Urjit Patel exhibited this quality in ample measure when he announced his decision …

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