Swaraj Thapa

The writer, a former journalist, is with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

Mamata’s Bengali blunder
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The immediate provocation was the announcement by the state government that the Bengali language would be made a compulsory subject in all schools in the state.

PM sets up GoM on Jat quota issue
Sat, Aug 31, 2013

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will head the GoM

Cabinet to take up changes in RPA tomorrow
Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Proposal to retain 90-day window to seek revision but only after stay on conviction

Judges selection panel may have two non-jurists
Wed, Aug 07, 2013

Cabinet proposal calls for inclusion of two 'eminent persons' instead of two 'jurists'.

Manifesto freebies: Parties may propose self-regulation
Tue, Aug 06, 2013

Buttressing this viewpoint is an 11-page note sent by the Election Commission to presidents of six national parties

P Chidambaram fills Pranab’s slot as Congress master draftsman
Thu, Aug 01, 2013

Chidambaram authored the crucial two-page resolution on Telangana.

Why Cong’s Telangana call had to come
Wed, Jul 31, 2013

With the approval of the Congress Working Committee for creation of a new state of Telangana,the Congress has ended more than a decade of incertitude in taking that reluctant step towards redrawing India’s internal boundaries

Gorkhaland likely to be on CWC agenda
Tue, Jul 30, 2013

GJM firm on statehood demand,threatens unrest

A year as president,a lifetime as politician
Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Pranab Mukherjee completes a year in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Govt mulls national body for denotified and nomadic tribes
Fri, Jul 19, 2013

After ignoring them for five years,the government is waking up to address concerns of denotified and nomadic tribes and is looking at a proposal to set up a national commission for the neglected tribal groups. In an election year,the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has prepared a Cabinet note which seeks to set up not […]

GoM to decide if govt will partner NGOs
Tue, Jul 16, 2013

A Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister P Chidambaram will on Wednesday decide on whether the government should partner with private players,mostly NGOs

Decks cleared,Bangladesh set to hand over Top ULFA militant Anup Chetia in swap deal
Sun, Jul 14, 2013

Dhaka had sought extradition of top Bangladeshi criminals in Indian jails to facilitate repatriation.

Govt takes ordinance route to push food security
Thu, Jul 04, 2013

It will come into effect after the President signs the ordinance

Telangana: Either way,UPA has little to gain now
Thu, Jul 04, 2013

As time runs out,the government’s dilemma on the Telengana issue is turning from Sophie’s Choice into a Hobson’s choice

Parties have asked me to lead them in Chhattisgarh: Jogi
Tue, Jul 02, 2013

Aiming to send a strong message to the Congress high command,former Chhattisgarh

Poll expense: Elections Commission initiates ‘action’ against Gopinath Munde
Sat, Jun 29, 2013

Poll expenses: The BJP leader had said he spent Rs 8 cr during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls campaign

Today’s Cabinet reshuffle: Veterans to enter in poll year,shake-up in portfolios
Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Party caps reshuffle exercise both in its ranks and govt in preparation for 2014 LS elections.

Ajay Maken resigns in prelude to ministry reshuffle
Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Maken was asked to hand over his resignation late in the evening

GoM decides to amend Delhi Police Act to insulate CBI
Sat, Jun 15, 2013

These steps would be part of the effort to give the agency functional autonomy,a member said

The politics of special status
Fri, Jun 14, 2013

The demand for special status by backward states like Bihar and Orissa is touted as a fight for rights,but while viewing it through

GoM to draft codes of conduct,ethics for officials,ministers
Wed, Jun 12, 2013

In a bid to address the sensitive issue of the relationship between ministers and civil servants,a GoM on administrative reforms headed by Defence Minister A K Antony Tuesday decided to draft a code of conduct for bureaucrats and a code of ethics for ministers.

CIC order wrong,parties not public bodies: Moily
Thu, Jun 06, 2013

Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday conceded on the need for transparency in political parties,saying disclosures regarding

Govt skips decision on food ordinance
Wed, Jun 05, 2013

The government is ready with an ordinance on the food security Bill but is still undecided on whether it should be moved immediately

Pranab reviews Nalanda University project
Sat, Jun 01, 2013

Keen to fast-track the Nalanda University project that he initiated as external affairs minister,President Pranab Mukherjee

‘Our level of cooperation in working with Chhattisgarh govt will be more’
Sat, Jun 01, 2013

In the backdrop of the Maoist attack on a Congress Parivartan rally in Chhattisgarh last week,Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde

Indira model,Rahul mould
Fri, May 31, 2013

Since he became the Congress vice-president,Rahul Gandhi is demonstrating a visibly tougher streak and nowhere was it more evident

Govt toughens stand,hints at change in anti-Naxal strategy
Tue, May 28, 2013

Indicating a toughening of stand against Naxalism,Minister of State for Home R P N Singh on Monday suggested that a change of strategy in addressing the menace was necessary in the wake of the attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh that killed top political leaders including PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel and former minister Mahendra Karma.

Nine years on,Sonia,PM put up show of unity,Singh hints at unfinished business
Thu, May 23, 2013

SP,BSP miss anniversary event to release report card

UPA-2 anniversary today,report card to outline work done in last 9 years
Wed, May 22, 2013

Manmohan Singh is expected to take part credit for the Congress victory in Karnataka.

Railways returns to Joshi,Sibal gets crucial law ministry
Sun, May 12, 2013

The choice of Sibal on the other hand may have been the result of very few options available

Railways returns to Joshi,Sibal gets crucial law ministry
Sat, May 11, 2013

They will replace Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Bansal,who got their marching orders on Friday.

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to aviation hub policy
Fri, May 10, 2013

inter-ministerial committee to iron out differences over a policy to set up aviation hubs in the country after petroleum minister Veerappa Moily strongly opposed civil aviation minister Ajit Singh’s proposal to ease tariff regime on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) as part of the policy at a meeting of the Union Cabinet.

New guidelines likely for sale,lease of govt land
Thu, May 09, 2013

In what could have a far-reaching effect on future sale or lease of government land to private players,the Centre is proposing

Coal blocks case: SC hearing today,govt gets new lawyer
Wed, May 08, 2013

The govt has roped in senior lawyer T R Andhyarujina to assist the team of lawyers in the SC.

Pawar all set to ask for special package
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Likely to meet PM,wants Bundelkhand-type relief

Pawar to seek special package for state
Mon, May 06, 2013

Drought: Likely to meet Prime Minister,wants Bundelkhand-type relief for Maharashtra