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Pursuing B.tech in Mechanical Engineering, Currently working as a Research Intern at IIT Jodhpur.

Govt likely to repeal 987 outdated laws, bill coming in winter session

By his own admission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “happiest” showing the door to laws that are of no use. Accordingly, his government has put in motion a plan to repeal as many as 987 obsolete laws.     The law ministry will bring a new bill in the winter session of Parliament to repeal 287 obsolete laws and junk about 700 Appropriation Acts that have lost relevance. An Appropriation Act is passed by Parliament during budget session to allow the government to withdraw money from the exchequer for a Continue reading →

‘G-All’: New Modi-ism in UN Address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for coining new phrases, often described as “Modi-isms”, saw the term G-All debuting at the UN today. “While we speak of an interdependent world, have we become more united as nations? Why can’t we have a G-All grouping? Why is it that despite having a wonderful platform like the UN, we still operate in various Gs with different numbers?” PM Modi wondered in his 32-minute speech in Hindi at the UN General Assembly in New York. “The names of groupings Continue reading →

PM ‪‎Modi‬ Addresses the United Nations General Assembly – Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York in Hindi. Mr Modi is on a five-day tour of the US; he will address a gathering at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday and meet President Barack Obama for bilateral meetings. Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s address: As India’s Prime Minister, it is a great honour to address you for the first time I am aware of hopes and aspirations of people of India. I also know what Continue reading →

Nawaz Sharif raises J&K issue at UNGA, blames India for ‘another missed opportunity’

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly here and blamed India for “another missed opportunity” to address outstanding issues by cancelling the foreign secretary-level talks. Asserting that a “veil” cannot be drawn over the “core” issue of Kashmir, he said Pakistan is ready to work for resolution of this problem through negotiations. “Our support and advocacy of the right to self- determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is our historic commitment and a duty, as Continue reading →

Why border stand-offs between India and China are increasing

After a two-week standoff, India and China have agreed to pull back troops from their disputed border, but such incidents have been increasing and are unlikely to go away, says analyst Harsh V Pant. Minor incursion by troops are common on the ill-defined 4,057km (2,520 miles) border between China and India. There are differing perceptions on where the border lies and overlapping claims about the lines up to which both sides patrol. As a result, both Indian and Chinese troops routinely transgress into areas claimed Continue reading →

Ahead of historic visit, US court issues summons to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark visit to the US, a human rights group has obtained summons against him for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots as state chief minister. New York based American Justice Centre (AJC) obtained the summons from the US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York in a suit filed with two survivors of what it called the “horrific and organized violence of Gujarat 2002.” Filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and the Continue reading →

Why India’s Mars mission is so cheap – and thrilling – BBC News

India’s space programme has succeeded at the first attempt where others have failed – by sending an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan satellite was confirmed to be in orbit shortly after 0800, Indian time. It is, without doubt, a considerable achievement. This is a mission that has been budgeted at 4.5bn rupees ($74m), which, by Western standards, is staggeringly cheap. The American Maven orbiter that arrived at the Red Planet on Monday is costing almost 10 times as much. Back in June, Indian Prime Continue reading →

India drops Israeli LAHAT, will develop own missile for Arjun Mk-2

The homemade Arjun Mk-2 tank has suffered a major setback, with a critical Israeli anti-tank missile to be fitted on it failing to meet the army’s requirements. The development comes at a time when the defence ministry has set the ball rolling for buying 118 Arjun Mk-2 tanks at a cost of more than Rs. 6,600 crore. The tank developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an upgraded version of the Mk-1 variant, 119 of which have been inducted in the army. One of Continue reading →

1000 unlawful police detention cases in India every year, UP and Delhi lead

The Kolkata Police entered the university, allegedly dragged and injured students including girls, and detained many as they raged against the alleged sexual assault on a student after a college fest.  The city’s police chief claims his officers exercised restraint. The students believe otherwise and want the police punished. The students believe the police action was yet another instance of abuse of power. “In many parts of india, the police is the only visible state presence. police say that there is pressure from the public to Continue reading →

India set to become Asia’s first country to reach Mars and make history

ISRO Chairman Dr. K. Radhakrishnan has confirmed India’s Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) is on it’s way to Mars without any problems. ISRO now has a major task of injecting the MOM into a Mars orbit as it catches up with the red planet on September 24th. The ISRO chief said the commands for the insertion have already been uploaded and everything is expected to go fine. At about 7:17 am on September 24, the orbiter’s engine will commence the burn to take the spacecraft into Continue reading →