COUNTRY WISE

Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

The Centre’s proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill (FRDI) has launched a big scare among people as it purportedly allows failing banks to use depositors money to cut losses. An online petition by one Shilpa Shree at Change.org, titled ‘Do not use innocent depositors’ money to bail in mismanaged banks #NoBailIn’, has been signed […]

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

The study found that journalists, land rights activists and advocates for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities faced the highest risk in the country. Human rights activists around the world continue to be vulnerable to attacks, harassment and intimidation, but India is among the deadliest countries for defenders of rights related to land and […]

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

Everyone knows about the 2001 Parliament attack, where nine Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed militants stormed New Delhi’s British-built Sansad Bhawan only to be challenged and killed by the Delhi Police as well as Parliament Security Services personnel. What is less known is that this was actually the second attempted attack on the Indian Parliament. In 1966, […]

Babri demolition anniversary: Bajrang Dal takes out rally in Ayodhya, Muslims fume

Babri demolition anniversary: Bajrang Dal takes out rally in Ayodhya, Muslims fume

Change of government in the state and a saffron-clad Mahant heading it as chief minister had its bearing in VHP’s ‘Shaurya Diwas’ celebrations on the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Wednesday. For the first time after the demolition of the mosque on December 6, 1992, saffron outfits took out a motorcycle rally in Ayodhya […]

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace. “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is […]