Process on to commute Rajoana sentence: MHA

News:The process to commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for killing former Punjab chief minister is underway. Facts: Pardoning powers of the President: Indian President is empowered with the power to pardon under Article 72 of the Indian Constitution. Article 72:Article 72 says that the President shall have the power to grant… Continue reading Process on to commute Rajoana sentence: MHA

Former President Pratibha Patil awarded Mexico’s highest civilian honour for foreigners

Former President of India Pratibha Patil has been conferred with the “Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca”(Order of the Aztec Eagle).It is the highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners. She was awarded for her contribution in strengthening the humanitarian relations between India and Mexico. The award was created in 1993 by the then President… Continue reading Former President Pratibha Patil awarded Mexico’s highest civilian honour for foreigners

Sisi as Prez till 2030?Egypt vote to decide

Egypt will hold a three-day referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. Parliament had already approved the proposals which would bolster the role of the military and expand the president’s power over judicial appointments. The key constitutional amendments are (a)An amendment to Article 140 of… Continue reading Sisi as Prez till 2030?Egypt vote to decide

Croatia honours President Kovind with highest civilian award

President Ram Nath Kovind has been honoured with Croatia’s civilian order known as “The Grand Order of the King of Tomislav”. President was awarded for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development of mutual cooperation between India and Croatia and for promoting friendship and partnership between people of both the countries.… Continue reading Croatia honours President Kovind with highest civilian award