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Political parties slam Sharif for glorifying terrorists in UN address; demands made for strong Indian response

Sep 23, 2016

Political parties slam Sharif for glorifying terrorists in UN address; demands made for strong Indian response

On Thursday, various political parties slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his speech in United Nations glorifying terrorists and demanded a strong Indian response against it at world fora, even as BJP sought that Pakistan be declared a terrorist state. #India #Congress #United Nations #Osama bin Laden #Pakistan #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Nawaz Sharif #Shashi Tharoor #RSS #Hizbul Mujahideen #Janata Dal #Baluchistan #Uri #Burhan Wani
Delhi Police team in US to bring back Sunanda Pushkar's viscera samples

Sep 20, 2016

Delhi Police team in US to bring back Sunanda Pushkar's viscera samples

A Delhi Police team probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, is in the US to collect her viscera samples that have been lying with an FBI lab for nearly a year now. #NewsTracker #Shashi Tharoor #Sunanda Pushkar #Sunanda Pushkar death #Sunanda Pushkar viscera samples
Bureaucratic buzz: Why domination by IAS cadres is an issue and not the service itself

Sep 09, 2016

Bureaucratic buzz: Why domination by IAS cadres is an issue and not the service itself

It is also noteworthy that in the strict sense of the term no generalist IAS officer is a downright generalist and that he or she knows nothing of anything else. #InMyOpinion #IAS #Shashi Tharoor #Jitendra Singh #All India IAS Association #7th Pay Commission #specialists #Justice Ashok Desai #Generalists
Chinese conundrum: Why India seeks to re-engage with Indian Ocean Region nations

Sep 07, 2016

Chinese conundrum: Why India seeks to re-engage with Indian Ocean Region nations

India’s belated effort to adopt of a more pro-active role after decades of insular approach was welcomed by representatives and experts with some wondering reasons for India’s disengagement with a region that was its natural neighbourhood. #India #China #Manmohan Singh #Sri Lanka #sushma swaraj #InMyOpinion #South China Sea #Vietnam #Shashi Tharoor #Ram Madhav #Sagar #S Jaishankar #Sufism #Ranil Wickremesinghe #Hambantota Port #Indian Ocean Regional Association #Project Mausam
Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'

Aug 22, 2016

Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'

Congress on Sunday came under fire from top ministers in the Modi government for "sympathising with supporters of terrorists", a day after Karnataka Home Minister gave a "clean chit" to Amnesty International over an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised. #JNU #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Ananth Kumar #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Azadi #Shashi Tharoor #Amnesty International
No proposal to allow lateral entry into civil services: Govt

Aug 10, 2016

No proposal to allow lateral entry into civil services: Govt

He was asked whether a committee will be set up to study the feasibility of lateral entries into civil services #IAS #PMO #Shashi Tharoor #Jitendra Singh #Civil Services #lateral entry in civil services
Shashi Tharoor's bill to improve cities is a good start, but much more needs to be done

Aug 10, 2016

Shashi Tharoor's bill to improve cities is a good start, but much more needs to be done

India’s cities symbolise both: What India should be and what it should not. The infrastructure has not kept pace with the ambition #ConnectTheDots #Shashi Tharoor #Municipal Commissioner #Constitution of India #Mayors #74th Amendment #Private Member Bills #municipalities
Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

Aug 09, 2016

Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

That there are serious problems, both in quality and quantity (size) of the elite Indian Foreign Service (IFS) — the service that is primarily responsible for India’s interactions with the outside world — was pointed out last week by the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs led by former minister of state Shashi Tharoor #White House #Manmohan Singh #InMyOpinion #Shashi Tharoor #Yashwant Sinha #Jaswant Singh #Ministry of External Affairs #UPSC #Indian Foreign Service #Foreign Office #Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
If Shashi Tharoor's panel has its way, India's diplomatic corps could grow in quantity and quality

Aug 03, 2016

If Shashi Tharoor's panel has its way, India's diplomatic corps could grow in quantity and quality

If recommendation 19 of the Shashi Tharoor-helmed Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs's latest report is adopted, you could be on your way to becoming a diplomat minus all the stress of UPSC exams #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Shashi Tharoor #Ministry of External Affairs #Foreign policy #UPSC exams #Indian Foreign Services #Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs
Forget APJ Abdul Kalam's great memorial; it's his ideas that must live on

Jul 27, 2016

Forget APJ Abdul Kalam's great memorial; it's his ideas that must live on

It was only after APJ Abdul Kalam’s legion of fans kicked off a #Justice4GuruKalam campaign and an online petition logged more than 1.1 lakh supporters, that the government hastily announced last week that the foundation would be laid for a memorial on Kalam’s first death anniversary #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #J. Jayalalithaa #Shashi Tharoor #Chandrababu Naidu #APJ Abdul Kalam #Pokhran nuclear test #Missile Man of India