Sushma Swaraj At UNGA: Let's Forget Conflict And Tackle Terrorism

In a sharp rebuke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on September 26 said, "Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India, stop dreaming about claiming Kashmir." Below is the full text of Sushma Swaraj's speech at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Hon'ble President, on behalf of India and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your election as President

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Maneka Gandhi: Maternity Leave Is No Holiday

The Rajya Sabha on 11th August passed the Maternity Benefit Act (Amendment) Bill, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 to 26 weeks in all establishments, including private sector. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, protects the employment of women during the time of maternity and entitles them of a full paid absence from work to take care for the child. Elaborating on the Bill which will benefit more than 1.8 million workforce in the country,  Maneka Gandhi, Union Women and

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Shashi Tharoor Says, “Higher Education Is Over-Regulated and Under-Governed”

 The Lok Sabha on 21st July passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stated: "The Narendra Modi government is committed to ensure Sabko Shiksha aur Acchi Shiksha (Education for all and Quality Education)." Elaborating on the various issues faced by the NITs and the education sector at large, Congress leader Dr Shashi Tharoor also participated in the four-hour long debate. Below is an abrid

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[Full Text] Raghuram Rajan's Letter to His RBI Colleagues

Dr Raghuram Rajan submitted his regisnation letter on June 18, putting an end to all speculations whether there he would continue as the head of the Reserve Bank India for the second term. Below is the text of his letter: Dear Colleagues, I took office in September 2013 as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. At that time, the currency was plunging daily, inflation was high, and growth was weak. India was then deemed one of the “Fragile Five”. In my opening statement a

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