Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Shakti Maira is an Indian artist,sculptor,printmaker, writer. Well thats what his Wikipedia page says, and all those conversant with his work know. But what the black and white words do not tell you is that Maira is an artist who .. Read More
NEW DELHI: The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was the subject of a strong, no holds barred editorial in the New York Times that saw in this a confirmation of Prime Minister’s ‘appease... Read More
NEW DELHI: Even as the government is pushing Aadhar for almost every serious activity, including now the filing of Income Tax returns, concerns about the misuse of the information provided under the Unique Identification scheme ar... Read More
NEW DELHI: The big media is circling around Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, even reporting at some length his visit to a police station, but the action in terms of fast implementation of promises is coming from Punja... Read More
LUCKNOW: Yogi Adityanath, a good 22 years younger than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the new kid on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak block, racing ahead despite the supposed ‘shock’ of his appointment as Uttar Pradesh Chie... Read More
LUCKNOW: A Photograph speaks a 1000 words and this cover picture here, clicked by almost all photographers present at the oath taking ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has sent Lucknow abuzz. Everyone ... Read More
SRINAGAR: The candidates of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the National Conference-Congress coalition today filed their nomination for Srinagar Lok Sabha parliamentary seat which will go to polls on April 9.
NEW DELHI: Cricket legends Ian and Greg Chappell have joined the large scale protests against Industrialist Gautam Adani’s $16.5 billion Carmichael mine project in Australia.
The cricketers joined the prot... Read More
NEW DELHI: This is part of The Citizen series of interviews with senior political leaders on the results of the recent Assembly elections, with a firm eye on the message and strategy for the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Janata Dal(U) ... Read More
A report from Itanagar said that Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering had introduced a bill to have separate cadres for the state from AGMUT in IAS, IPS and IFS . He said “AGMUT is a joint cadre serving Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories. The joint cadre system is creating impediments in the road towards more efficient and effective governance which must be rectified by the government”. “The demand for separate cadre in respect of Arunachal Pradesh is necessary in present dynamic structures of administration. Officers who spend a good amount of time in the state and understand it better in terms of administration are transferred to other location of AGMUT cadre, never to return back probably which creates gaps in administrative understanding,” said Ering.
A report from Guwahati said that the Central Government’s interlocutor for Naga talks, RN Ravi had laid to rest the speculations about integration of Naga-inhabited areas and asserted that no such agreement had been reached with the NSCN(I-M). The Central Government was very firm on its stand on the issue and the leaders of the NSCN(I-M) were aware of the government’s stand. He told the Assam Tribune, that there was no such issue in the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN(I-M), which related to touching the territorial integrity of any state. Ravi said that the Government of India had time and again clarified its stand on the NSCN(I-M) demand on integration of the Naga-inhabited areas in the states of the Northeast. He said the claim that there would be integration of the Naga-inhabited areas was a ‘blatant lie’. It was a mischievous act by some vested interest circles to a create law and order problem in the Northeast. The Centre’s interlocutor further said the NSCN(I-M) had every right to demand integration of Naga-inhabited areas democratically. Ravi pointed out that the NSCN(I-M) general secretary Th Muivah could read out anything from a letterhead of the outfit, but it was not the official position of the Government of India. He further said that the Centre would not touch the geographical boundary of any state on its own without the consensus of the concerned state governments and a detailed political consensus.