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Iftikhar Gilani

  • Unkept promises may mar PM Narendra Modi's global image

    For six neighbouring countries on the radar of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar – the ministry was allocated Rs7,867 crore to keep its commitments on developmental projects to bring goodwill to India.

    Monday, 6 April 2015 - 7:10am
  • What India fears as it cheers Iran's Nuclear deal

    MEA spokesperson Syed Akbarudin maintained that India had always held the view that the Iranian nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully. Describing the understanding a significant step towards the comprehensive settlement, he said the announcement underlines the success of diplomacy and...

    Saturday, 4 April 2015 - 7:20am
  • Growth in RTI applications is levelling off

    Not only is there a drop in the number of public authorities reporting to the Central Information Commission (CIC) on the status of Right to Information (RTI) applications and disposal, RTI fatigue also seems to be setting in among the general public.

    Friday, 3 April 2015 - 5:10am
  • Narendra Modi visit to China may yield $10 billion investment proposals

    There is also the possibility that both sides may link their ambitious connective projects, China's Silk Road and India's Mausam, to create tangible benefits for both sides.

    Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • Facing its worst-ever financial crises, Congress plans to take donations from citizens

    The presentation says that because the party is shunned by corporates, it is time to return to the people- because the party believes it still boasts the largest number of active political workers, nearly 4 crore.

    Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 8:35am
  • Sonia Gandhi sees revival of party fortunes through farmers

    Demoralised after successive defeats over past nine months, Sonia Gandhi plans to energise the party, by going hyper-active on the farmers' front.

    Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 7:00am
  • Africa summit in India to counter China

    Originally scheduled for last December, the India-Africa Forum was cancelled over fears on the Ebola virus

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • How shoddy investigation derailed Hashimpura case

    The recent acquittal of 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel accused in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre in which 40 Muslims were killed not only highlights an unprecedented delay and denial of justice, but also brings to the fore how a shabby and an indifferent investigation can derail...

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 5:40am
  • In 2008, IT law was supported by all parties

    Parliamentary records show that the amended IT Act was passed without any debate and unanimously by all political parties in 2008. Unnerved by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, they addressed their own perceptions of national security needs and gave short shrift to civil rights online.

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 8:00am
  • Government breaks opposition unity; Mining and coal bills clear Rajya Sabha hurdle

    Mining and the coal bill passed in RS after two weeks of hiccups; fate of land bill hangs in balance

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 6:30am