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On Deng Xiaoping's 110th birth anniversary, China compares him to Xi Jinping

Aug 21, 2014

On Deng Xiaoping's 110th birth anniversary, China compares him to Xi Jinping

State and Communist Party media have carried lengthy articles on Deng, lauded as the "chief architect of China's reform and opening-up", and compared him to Xi. #World #China #NewsTracker #Tiananmen Square #Deng Xiaoping #Economic Reform #Communist Party #Xi Jinping #Propaganda
Need to reform justice delivery system Ravi Shankar Prasad

Aug 11, 2014

Need to reform justice delivery system Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday stressed the need to reform the justice delivery system in the country. #Politics #BJP #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #Ravi Shankar Prasad #parliament #Law Minister #NDA #Judicial Reforms #justice delivery system
China Firms work around 'dawn raids' by antitrust agencies

Aug 11, 2014

China Firms work around 'dawn raids' by antitrust agencies

Such US and European-style "dawn raids" have become a powerful weapon for China's increasingly aggressive antitrust enforcement agencies. #China #anti trust laws #Anti-trust law #Anti-Monopoly #National Development and Reform Commission
PM's push for self-certification of documents

Aug 01, 2014

PM's push for self-certification of documents

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has called for a review of the existing requirement of affidavits and attestation by gazetted officers, and replacement by self-certification. #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #Attestation #Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances
India stands ground on food security, blocks WTO trade reforms

Aug 01, 2014

India stands ground on food security, blocks WTO trade reforms

WTO ministers had already agreed the global reform of customs procedures known as "trade facilitation" last December, but it needed to be put into the WTO rule book by 31 July. #India #NewsTracker #World Trade Organisation #Food security #Veto #International Chamber of Commerce #trade facilitation #Trade reform #Standardise Custom Rules

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LS polls: Best indicator of voter reform efforts would be in the turnout

Apr 07, 2014

LS polls: Best indicator of voter reform efforts would be in the turnout

Since we hear it being said from every corner that this is a tightly fought election, the best indicator this voter reform efforts would be in the turn out. If more come out to vote, the more vibrant this democracy becomes. #Voter turnout #Election Commission #Democracy #EC #Polling #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #NOTA #Voter reforms
L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

Feb 13, 2014

L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

The fight between legislators in the Rajya Sabha brought back not so fond memories of similar incidents in the past. Here's a brief history. #Rajya Sabha #Electoral reforms #Speaker #Assembly

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L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

Aug 21, 2014

Colorado man sent back to prison after being freed 90 years early appeals sentence

A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life...
L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

Aug 19, 2014

Reform Pace Suggests Beijing Thinks It Can Wait

China's World: One of Beijing's economic advisers thinks China's economy can roar along at 8% for another 20 years--far higher than the prevailing consensus. For now, it appears leaders share some of his optimism... #China #Beijing
L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

Aug 15, 2014

VC/DC: Security Standards and the Patent Problem

VC/DC examines the accident-prone intersection of policy and technology. This episode looks at continued efforts to reform a much-abused federal computer security law and what happens when computer-related patents are given too generously... #China #Beijing