Showing posts from April, 2018

Parliament Must Enact Strictest Rules For MPs And MLAs

It must be stated at the very outset that no sane person will ever approve of the “fast politics” that has been triggered now even for Parliament not being able to function properly. First, it was Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi who went on fast for few hours to protest against government policies and now it is PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah who went on fast for a day on April 12 to protest against frequent disruptions in Parliament. This is really nothing but a theatre of the absurd!

                                           Why can’t Parliament enact the most strictest of rules for expelling all those MPs and MLAs who disrupt proceedings and don’t allow the Parliament or State Assembly to function properly not just for few years but for life? Why can’t the Parliament enact a law deducting the complete salary of all MPs and MLAs whenever they indulge in disruptions? Why can’t Parliament enact a law by which those disrupting Parliament are sentenced t…

Quantum Leap In Relations Between India And Japan

It is a well known fact that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have shared special chemistry with each other since a long time which dates back to the time when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Both India and Japan have come a long way in forging a special relation with each other ever since Modi became Prime Minister three years ago. But in last one year or so we have witnessed a quantum leap in relations between India and Japan for which both Modi and Abe are equally responsible.                                Truly speaking, India and Japan have enjoyed good equations since a long time. This stands vindicated by the irrefutable fact that Japan directly provided all help to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in not just raising and nurturing Indian National Army and in providing all support for attacking British India and the battles at Burma, Imphal and Kohima are too well known to merit description! Even after independence the good equations…

SC Rightly Orders Recording Of All Govt Job Interviews

It must be said right at the outset that the Supreme Court which is the highest court in India has in a landmark decision titled The State of Meghalaya & Anr etc v Phikirbha Khariah & Ors etc  which was delivered on April 6, 2018 very rightly suggested the Centre to videograph all selection proceedings by the Public Service Commission and State Selection Boards. The Supreme Court felt compelled to order this landmark decision as it felt extremely concerned over the serious irregularities reported time and again in selection to public posts. It would certainly not be an exaggeration if it is said that this should have been the norm right from the beginning and not after the top court felt compelled to order this!
                                         While craving for the exclusive indulgence of my esteemed readers, let me inform them that in an order passed recently, the Apex Court has even asked the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to explore the possibility of i…

India And Vietnam To Work Jointly On Open Indo-Pacific

Coming straight to the crux of the matter, let me start swiftly moving my pen by first and foremost pointing out that India and Vietnam on March 3, 2018 decided to deepen defence and security cooperation even as they resolved jointly for a free and open Indo-Pacific based on rules-based regional security architecture. This comes in the wake of increasing assertiveness by China in the region from South China Sea in the South Asian region. India and Vietnam have a long and time tested partnership with each other.
                                          In hindsight, the cultural and economic links between India and Vietnam dates back to 2nd century. India never supported US invasion on Vietnam and openly expressed solidarity with Vietnam. India was one of the few non-communist countries to assist Vietnam during the Cambodia-Vietnamese war. India also supported Vietnam’s independence from France and always favoured unification of Vietnam.
                                   While craving …