Reforms

  • IOTY: Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas win Public Service award December 20, 2013

    The Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas took up the task of tackling what had become a serious blot on our democratic system. It was on the basis of a writ petition filed by them that the apex court ruled that lawmakers have to quit if they are convicted...
  • How easy is access to drugs inside juvenile reform homes? October 25, 2013

    Earlier this month, 33 inmates escaped from a Delhi juvenile home after running riot for six hours. They threw burning LPG cylinders on the staff, set fire to exit points and trashed the home before running away. This is the third escape attempt from a Delhi juvenile home in two...
  • US government heads towards shutdown October 1, 2013

    The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. ...
  • Reforms will be supported by all parties: Sandeep Dikshit March 29, 2013

    Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh backed down a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement and told CNN IBN that he won't withdraw support from the UPA for now. But he added that the Congress betrayed its allies and elections will be held in November this year. Countering Mulayam's statement,...
  • The Last Word: How do political parties respond to Justice Verma report? January 24, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the 3-member Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • Agenda For Change: Has the Verma panel attacked the heart of patriarchy in India? January 23, 2013

    In a detailed and scathing report the Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Gopal Subramaniam January 23, 2013

    A month after the brutal Delhi gangrape and murder, the Justice Verma Committee submitted its recommendations to check crimes against women on Wednesday. The report has suggested changes in an entire gamut of laws to bring speedier justice for crimes against women. ...
  • Watch: Political highlights of the Year 2012 December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Through this week in the run up to the new year we are bringing you Highlights 2012 - the defining images from politics, sports & world events. This year the Prime Minister finally ended the government's policy paralysis and brought in big-ticket reforms - facing stiff opposition &...
  • Have UPA-II and reforms got a new lease of life? December 7, 2012

    The UPA government managed to win the FDI in retail battle in both the Houses of Parliament. ...
  • After FDI win, UPA gears up for more economic reforms December 7, 2012

    Having won the vote on FDI in retail in Parliament, the UPA sees it as a referendum on its reform zeal. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Kamal Nath November 20, 2012

    As the Winter Session nears, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath talks about the tough road ahead for the government. ...
  • UPA goes ahead with reforms, clears 49 pc FDI in pension, insurance October 5, 2012

    The cabinet cleared the second edition of big bang reforms allowing 49 per cent FDI in the pension and insurance sector. India Inc has welcomed the move, but the opposition BJP, Left and former ally Trinamool Congress are upset. Insurance reform is widely seen as crucial because estimates say the sector...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey November 7, 2012

    The UPA government clears second wave of reforms. Encephalitis deaths continue to rise in Gorakhpur. ...
  • Can UPA survive its own reforms push? October 4, 2012

    The Cabinet on Monday cleared introduction of FDI in pension and increase in cap in insurance. ...
  • The Last Word: Do reforms suggest a committed UPA? October 4, 2012

    The UPA government on Thursday cleared a second bagful of critical reforms. ...
  • News 360: UPA brings in second wave of reforms October 4, 2012

    The UPA government on Thursday cleared FDI in pension and hiked FDI in insurance to 49 per cent. ...
  • SM Krishna to address UN today, Security Council reforms on agenda October 1, 2012

    Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will be addressing the United Nation General Assembly in New York on Monday. Several issues are going to be on his agenda, terrorism being the foremost. Other focus areas will include UN Security Council reforms, the piracy issue and the conflict in Syria. Krishna is...
  • PM rubbishes Modi's allegation, says US doesn't dictate India September 29, 2012

    Manmohan Singh's statements come in the wake of a public speech by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wherein he questioned the PM and his government over the proposed reforms. ...
  • Govt must now think of banking reforms: Chief Economic Advisor September 26, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan says after the controversial FDI decisions, the government must now focus on banking reforms. ...
  • CWC discussed FDI, reforms; Telangana not a part of talks: Dwivedi September 25, 2012

    The Congress at its Congress Working Committee meet on Tuesday gave a firm backing to the Manmohan Singh government's recent economic policy decisions. ...
  • FTN: FDI in retail: Walmart boon or bane? September 24, 2012

    Multi brand retailers means global chains may directly stock and sell produce from Indian farmers to scale up operations. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 24, 2012

    The Cabinet approved Rs 2300 crore for One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen. The BJP accuses the Congress of resorting to delaying tactics. ...
  • Can political parties put good economics over bad politics? September 24, 2012

    The Congress and the BJP debate if good economics can be put over bad politics by the political parties. ...
  • BJP should listen to Shourie on reforms: Sibal September 24, 2012

    Union HRD and Telecommunications Minister Kapil on Monday said that the BJP should listen to its leader Arun Shourie, who has come out in support of the recent economic reforms undertaken by the UPA. "I hope Arun Shourie is being listened to by the BJP. He has given good advice to...
  • Voters will punish the PM in 2014: Opposition September 22, 2012

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday claimed that the PM's address to the nation over economic reforms was an abuse to the nation. ...
  • FDI in retail a signal of reforms to come: Rajan Bharti Mittal September 22, 2012

    While economists and financial experts have hailed the PM's recent economic policy decisions, the Opposition has slammed them as anti-people. ...
  • The Last Word: Has the PM explained the need for reforms? September 21, 2012

    The Prime Minister on Friday evening addressed the nation to explain the recent reform measures taken by the government. ...
  • Arun Jaitley, NK Singh on UPA's economic reforms September 21, 2012

    Rajya Sabha MPs - BJP's Arun Jaitley and JD(U)'s N K Singh - attended a conference at the Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs. The prominent Opposition leaders comment on the UPA government's latest round of economic reforms. ...
  • Don't expect rollback; hope it doesn't happen: Adi Godrej September 20, 2012

    Adi Godrej is hopeful that even after all the pressure on the UPA government, there won't be any rollback in the reforms announced. ...