Author: Anamika Mukherjee

Jan Lokpal Bill Cleared by the Delhi Cabinet

Finally, the much awaited Jan Lokpal Bill finds its way via the Delhi Government. One of the big promises of Arvind Kejriwal has finally been realised. It expected to be tabled sometime in the next week in the assembly. It is claimed to be on the lines of what the Anna Hazare movement had demanded. It has paved way for creating an ombudsman. The draft brings the office of the Chief Minister under its examination of the Lokpal Bill. The Bill also envisages the establishment of an independent authority to investigate offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988...

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Forbes list 2015: Indian PM Grabs the 9th Position

The men and women who are featured on Forbes’ annual ranking of the World’s most powerful people are the 0.00000001% of the global elite whose activities move the globe. These heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs truly run the world. The list consists of people from different walks of life who are then assessed on different kinds of powers they exercise. First is the power that a leader has over his/her people. Pope Francis, who is a spiritual leader, is ranked fourth taking this into consideration. Second are the financial resources that the leaders control. Thirdly, it is determined that the leader...

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India-Africa Marathon Meetings 2015

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj cited a popular African proverb: “If you want to go quickly go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The major focus of the week-long summit was to tap the unbounded opportunities and expanding two-way engagement in varied sectors with the African continent, which saw the participation by 54 nations. After the first successful phase of Indo-Africa summit, India is all set to move ahead with another major project, the marathon meetings with 41 heads of Africa. PM Narendra Modi has initiated 19 bilateral agreements that have initiated the process of marathon...

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Indo-African Forum Summit 2015

The India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 started on 26th October and would continue till 30th October in New Delhi. This Summit is one of the biggest diplomatic outreach from the time BJP government in is power. India invited all the 54 African heads of the states/governments. The eventful list includes meetings over a variety of issues out of which commerce is high on agenda since India’s trade with Africa has increased 20 times in the past 15 years. India has large investments ranging from approximately $30-35 millions. The summit would address key issues of Africa which includes food, health and environmental security. India also expects to...

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Brutality Unleashed : Two Ghastly Incidents Involving Saudis

The cases of the nationals of Saudi Arabia leave one with disturbed minds. First Secretary Majed Hasan Ashroor, was accused of raping two Nepalese women who were his domestic help. He held them captive in an apartment in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) where he sexually assaulted them. Since Ashroor was a Saudi Diplomat, he enjoyed Diplomatic Immunity. This immunity is a form of legal immunity that ensure diplomats are given safe passage and are not predisposed to law suit or prosecution under the host country’s laws, even though they can be expelled. Thus he fled India before any action could have taken against him. This immunity has...

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