OPS meets Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is stationed in New Delhi, today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It is to be noted that Panneerselvam also holds Finance portfolio in the State Cabinet. Continue Reading

Govt considers RTI as nuisance: Sonia

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today slammed the Centre for passing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and said that the BJP-led government sees the RTI Act as a nuisance. She added that by amending the RTI Act, the Centre wants to destroy the status and independence of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Election Commission and Central Vigilance Commission. Continue Reading

Cong welcomes BJP govt’s stand for denying Trump’s statement

The Congress today welcomed the government’s reiteration of India’s ‘no third party involvement’ stand on the Kashmir issue but asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘mum’ over US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Indian leader asked him to mediate on the matter. Continue Reading

TikTok ban: Supreme Court sets deadline for Madras High Court

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said if the Madras High Court fails to decide on the plea of TikTok app, then its ban order will stand vacated. Continue Reading

India needs to focus on exports for economic growth, says World Bank

India’s economic growth in recent years has been ‘too much’ driven by domestic demand and its exports were about one-third of its potential, a World Bank official said, asserting that the next government needs to focus on export-led growth. Continue Reading

A look at plans pitched by scientists to clear space debris

India became the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China with anti-satellite missile capabilities. Ever since the news came up, some western scientists voiced concern over the space debris that has emerged following the missile test. Continue Reading

Conversion, perversion

Even before the shock generated by the kidnap of two Hindu girls in Pakistan, who were forcefully converted to Islam in Sindh province last week, is yet to die down, reports have emerged from the neighbouring country that another Hindu girl has been kidnapped. Continue Reading