Home » Archives by category » Politics » Political Issues (Page 2)

Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

\ \ \ \

Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

The 21st Party Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. The party said that the amendments proposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are pro-corporate and anti-farmer. The government is trying to push through Parliament [...]

U.S. Help in Iraq Continues to Fight ISIS Terrorists

\ \ \ \

U.S. Help in Iraq Continues to Fight ISIS Terrorists

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. army general Martin E. Dempsey observes that trends in Iraq are moving in the right direction, as Iraqi forces are maintaining their momentum against the militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS). The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of [...]

Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

\ \ \

Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

Transparency International said today that Europe urgently needs lobbying reform. A new report from the anti-corruption group found that of 19 European countries assessed, only 7 have some form of dedicated lobbying law or regulation, allowing for nearly unfettered influence of business interests on the daily lives of Europeans. The 19 countries together score just [...]

Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

\ \ \ \ \ \

Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

Swaraj Samwad organized by the broken Aam Aadmi Party only offered some disturbing noise and failed to offer any Samwad (or disciplined debate). By Rakesh Raman Once upon a time two greedy cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces to have equal share of the thing that did not belong [...]

Plan to Prevent Iran from Getting a Nuclear Weapon

\ \ \ \

Plan to Prevent Iran from Getting a Nuclear Weapon

While the Republican opposition is getting under President Obama’s skin on his nuclear agreement with Iran, Obama has dismissed the dissenting views saying the criticism of the deal needs to stop. Obama said that American people and he himself are convinced that if the proposed framework is implemented, it will make “our countries, our allies, [...]

Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

\ \ \

Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

Currently, ISIS holds a state which is at least equivalent to the geographical area of the U.K. But it has already planned to move beyond Iraq and Syria in order to expand its regime. By Rakesh Raman If you are ready to believe the words of John Cantlie – a hostage-turned-spokesman of ISIS (Islamic State [...]

Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

Social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch an agitation against the government – says that BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. By Rakesh Raman As the Congress party has decided to intensify its opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led BJP, it [...]

Stand for Freedom to End Modern-Day Slavery

\ \

Stand for Freedom to End Modern-Day Slavery

Today, there are an estimated 35.8 million people around the world living in slavery with 2 million children in the commercial sex trade. This week, from April 6-10, people across the United States and around the world will take a stand against the injustice of modern day slavery during the International Justice Mission’s (IJM) 3rd [...]

Rebels Declare War Against Aam Aadmi Party

\ \ \ \ \

Rebels Declare War Against Aam Aadmi Party

As the dissenters believe that volunteers are the backbone of AAP, their entire focus is to break them away so they could use them in the fight against Arvind Kejriwal. By Rakesh Raman Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels – Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav – who were thrown out of the party’s decision-making panels a week [...]

Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

\ \ \ \

Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

Government fails to understand that such a colossal mass distribution project can’t be implemented without using an automated supply chain management (SCM) system integrated with an online grievance redress interface. By Rakesh Raman The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aims to provide subsidized food grains to nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people, continues [...]

Civilians Killed in the Yemen Fighting

\ \ \

Civilians Killed in the Yemen Fighting

United Nations (UN) officials expressed their deep concern on Tuesday about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen, where dozens of civilians have been killed in fighting in recent days. “The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner [...]

Illegal Arrests Alleged Over Statute of Unity

\ \ \ \

Illegal Arrests Alleged Over Statute of Unity

Humanitarian organization National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) has reported illegal arrests and harassment of women and children in Kevadia Village of Narmada District in Gujarat. In a statement issued Sunday, NAPM alleged that shocking incidents of intimidation, harassment and property damage took place Saturday, 28th March 2015, in the village at the behest of [...]