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Swaraj Thapa

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

What is a privilege motion?
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Claiming they had misled Parliament on the Rafale fighter jet deal issue, the Congress on Tuesday may move a breach of privilege motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama.

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.

Statehood for 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