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Swaraj Thapa

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

‘Green’ Rashtrapati Bhawan to get ISO certificate
Wed, Jun 16, 2010

The Rashtrapati Bhawan,the official residence of the President of India,is set to become the first urban dwelling to receive an...

N-liability amount can be raised,says Govt
Wed, Jun 09, 2010

The government today sought to end the debate on the civil nuclear liability Bill by agreeing to “periodically review” the Rs 500-crore cap

Moily wanted caste census,Registrar General said no
Sun, May 30, 2010

Much before the controversial caste-based census issue was referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) last week,the Office of the Registrar General (ORG) which conducts the Census....

MoS Maken asks young MPs to oppose caste census
Fri, May 28, 2010

Giving a fresh twist to the caste headcount controversy,a new pressure group of young MPs — aligned against caste-based Census...

GoM to decide on caste-based census
Thu, May 27, 2010

The contentious issue of whether to have a caste-based census or not was on Wednesday referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) by the government after the Union Cabinet failed to arrive at a decision after a lengthy discussion....

Home proposes caste count after Census
Wed, May 26, 2010

MHA has said that the best time to go for a caste-based headcount,if there is a decision to that effect,would be after tabulation of Census figures.

Now,MoEF clashes with water ministry
Fri, May 21, 2010

After its earlier run-ins with the Surface Transport and Science and Technology ministries,the Ministry of Environment and Forests...

The buzz in Finance Ministry: a Dalit woman’s creations
Tue, May 18, 2010

The next time you visit the Finance Ministry,don’t forget to take a close look at the walls in the offices of its mandarins...

NDMC rejig has Sheila fuming
Thu, May 13, 2010

It might have been an innocuous move to restructure a municipal body,but a Union Cabinet proposal to streamline the New Delhi Municipal Council has left Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit fuming due to the adverse political implication it carries for her.

For communal harmony,empower NIC: Punchhi panel
Tue, May 11, 2010

The Justice Punchhi Commission report has opined that the National Integration Council (NIC) is an ineffective entity that must...

Panel for Centre stepping in to check riots
Mon, May 10, 2010

Touching upon several significant areas in the working of Centre-state relations,the Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi report...

House panel wants 5-fold raise for MPs,link to salaries of top babus
Thu, May 06, 2010

A Joint Parliamentary Committee has recommended an institutionalized mechanism on salary of an MP.

Moily,Farooq want caste data,Anand Sharma,Bansal say no
Wed, May 05, 2010

Sharp divisions within the Union Cabinet on the politically sensitive issue of caste-based census became apparent on Tuesday at an unscheduled meeting....

UPA returns Maya House favour: GoM on Gr Noida airport set up
Sat, May 01, 2010

Days after the BSP extended support to the UPA during the Opposition-sponsored cut motions in Parliament....

‘We’ve only helped Tharoor,his team’
Wed, Apr 21, 2010

“If we were so interested and powerful,why did Videocon,Adani not get the bids?” PRAFUL PATEL tells SWARAJ THAPA....

Centre-state panel to submit report on time
Thu, Apr 15, 2010

In a welcome exception to commissions seeking one extention after another,the Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi Commission for Centre-State Relations has completed its task ahead of the stipulated three year period....

Food Bill: Selja for expert group to count urban BPL families
Tue, Apr 13, 2010

Anxious that her ministry is not perceived as stalling the proposed Food Security Bill,Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation...

Brahmos cleared for Air Force
Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Aiming to provide the country’s defence with an extra edge,the government last week inked a Rs 11,600-crore agreement that will pave the way for...

Jairam cuts no ice with PM,GoM to clear projects
Fri, Mar 26, 2010

PM constituted a ministerial committee to ensure that all pending projects stalled by Environment Ministry were put on the fast-track.

Pawar heads for Moscow for BRIC meet on farm output
Thu, Mar 25, 2010

Aiming to enhance cooperation in increased agricultural production and exchange of technology,Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday left for Moscow on a three-day visit....

Govt may ask CPSEs to follow corporate governance rules
Wed, Mar 24, 2010

Underlining the UPA’s intent to encourage public sector units into the capital market,the government has decided to make it mandatory for all Central Public Sector Enterprises....

NHRC to Bengal: Don’t discriminate between Nandigram,firing victims
Mon, Mar 22, 2010

The National Human Rights Commission has decided to issue fresh directives to the West Bengal government,asking it to award...

Judges’ Bill deferred as ministers object
Tue, Mar 16, 2010

PM Manmohan Singh was forced to defer a decision on the draft Judges’ Standards & Accountability Bill after a lively debate.

Govt gets 2 MPs to apologise, suspensions may be revoked
Fri, Mar 12, 2010

Breaking the two-day-old bonding within the seven suspended Rajya Sabha MPs,the government on Thursday adopted the classic divide and rule strategy to wean away two of them and extract apologies....

Women's Quota Bill
Now or never,says Sonia; and party falls in line
Wed, Mar 10, 2010

Core group considers putting off Bill,postponing vote. But Cong chief prevails,errant MPs suspended....