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'Act East' policy will make Guwahati hub of south east Asian connectivity, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
India

'Act East' policy will make Guwahati hub of south east Asian connectivity, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

In sync with Centre's Act East Policy, Guwahati, largest city in northeastern India, will be developed as the gateway to southeast Asia, Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday

India and Pakistan's 70 years of Independence: A look back at how destiny set the midnight’s children apart
India

India and Pakistan's 70 years of Independence: A look back at how destiny set the midnight’s children apart

Nehru and Jinnah would not have had the slightest of idea on how the destinies of India and Pakistan would pan out in the next seven decades.

Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president
Politics

Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president

As Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, in the first part of a three-part series, Firstpost looks at how India's complex method of electing a president ensures equal representation to states as well as the Union, irrespective of who has majority in which house

Narendra Modi tells NITI Aayog that incremental progress is not enough, rapid transformation is needed
India

Narendra Modi tells NITI Aayog that incremental progress is not enough, rapid transformation is needed

Enunciating his vision to rapidly transform India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is a need to change laws, eliminate unnecessary procedures and speed up processes to go beyond "mere incremental progress"

Sri Lanka's Western Province opposes federalism for Tamil north citing constitutional issues
World

Sri Lanka's Western Province opposes federalism for Tamil north citing constitutional issues

Sri Lanka's Sinhala-majority Western Province has opposed a recent resolution by Tamil-dominated northern provincial council on a federal solution to grant political autonomy to Tamils.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to soothe early rebellion, promises federalism
World

Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to soothe early rebellion, promises federalism

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation's ethnic minorities

Suu Kyi talks federalism: Promises greater autonomy to Myanmar's minorities
World

Suu Kyi talks federalism: Promises greater autonomy to Myanmar's minorities

Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to press for greater autonomy for the Myanmar's ethnic minorities, to soothe the rebellions roiling the country.

Major political parties in Nepal agree for a new constitution
World

Major political parties in Nepal agree for a new constitution

The four major political parties of Nepal on Monday agreed in principle to having a federal structure with eight provinces under a new constitution

Message to Lutyens power elite from Finance Commission: Pack up and go
India

Message to Lutyens power elite from Finance Commission: Pack up and go

The 14th Finance Commission Report decisively shifts economic powers to the states, making them collectively much larger than the centre in terms of financial and political power. The Lutyens power elite cannot fatten itself on Delhi anymore

Land Act: PM Modi should tell Mamata to feel free to take Bengal back to Stone Age
Business

Land Act: PM Modi should tell Mamata to feel free to take Bengal back to Stone Age

The opposition's united stand against the Land Acquisition Ordinance is just political obstructionism. To get over it, Modi should offer states to enact their own stricter laws - and call their bluff. Few states will dare so so

J&K government: BJP will have to stoop to conquer and accept a CM from Valley
Politics

J&K government: BJP will have to stoop to conquer and accept a CM from Valley

The BJP is in a position to pick the winner in the J&K government sweepstakes, but if it wants to keep its long-term MIssion 44 intact, it will have to yield prime space to a Valley party.

GST Bill passed in Lok Sabha but Jaitley needs to offer states more lollipops to sign up
Economy

GST Bill passed in Lok Sabha but Jaitley needs to offer states more lollipops to sign up

Arun Jaitley has offered compensation for central sales tax cuts in the past to get states to agree to a comprehensive GST. But states will have to be given more lollies to sign up

Cabinet nod:Moth-eaten GST Bill is better than no GST at all, kudos to FM  Jaitley
Economy

Cabinet nod:Moth-eaten GST Bill is better than no GST at all, kudos to FM Jaitley

The Goods and Services Tax is within grasping distance for the Modi government with centre and states close to agreement. It would be the ideal bill, but a moth-eaten bill is better than no bill at all

PM Modi must wear his CM hat to untie GST knot: it is a federal issue
Economy

PM Modi must wear his CM hat to untie GST knot: it is a federal issue

The goods and services tax, while economically efficient, will reduce the fiscal manoeuvrability of states. This is why the federal concerns are as important as the economic concerns

Narendra Modi's first 100 days weren't bolder: But next 100 could be different
Politics

Narendra Modi's first 100 days weren't bolder: But next 100 could be different

Modi has managed to disappoint more his fans and his critics by not living up to their expectations in the first 100 days. He is a non-doctrinaire politician whose first priority is to seal his hold on power before making bigger, bolder moves

Federal power in exchange of GST: Modi should offer states a hard bargain
Politics

Federal power in exchange of GST: Modi should offer states a hard bargain

If Modi wants to accomplish much in five years, he should offer states a grand bargain: more legislative powers and less central intrusion if they sign up for GST.

Budget 2014: Narendra Modi gives biggest push to fiscal federalism
India

Budget 2014: Narendra Modi gives biggest push to fiscal federalism

At one stroke, the Arun Jaitley budget transfer nearly 1.6 percent of GDP in terms of central funds to state plans. This is the biggest dose of fiscal federalism ever outside the Finance Commission's recommendations

Iraq's only antidote: Oust PM Maliki, form a federal state
World

Iraq's only antidote: Oust PM Maliki, form a federal state

Iraq is at a delicate stage. Left on its own, it can fragment and breakdown into fiefdoms of anarchy and violence with spill-over effects.

Modi all the way: 10 key takeouts from Pranab's address
Politics

Modi all the way: 10 key takeouts from Pranab's address

Pranab Mukherjee's address to both houses of parliament had Modi's stamp all over it. It outlines the social and economic priorities of the government, and also promises and end to Delhi's dadagiri with states.