In a rare conviction for sedition, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko was sentenced to a prison term of one year by a special court for elected representatives in Chennai on Friday for a speech he had made in July 2009.
Opposition parties have moved a motion in the Rajya Sabha to hold a debate on “how to strengthen freedom of press”.
A Supreme Court Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde ordered the Centre and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal Aadhaar authority, to respond to a writ petition challenging the new Aadhaar Ordinance and Regulations
The Union Budget is hoping to spur the economy by revitalising the financial sector
The Budget is part of the longer-term creation of a new India, and continues with the vision of the previous tenure
While the Budget shows commitment to fiscal consolidation, there are very few measures that can steer the economy to acceleration
The Budget describes with admirable practicality what we would like to see in India, but it is not convincing on how we can have the growth to afford the same
There is little in the Budget that is likely to boost domestic private investment. There are neither any incentives for private investment nor support for public investment.