The new Port and Shipping Minister Sagala Ratnayake is said to be unaware of the development as the plans to increase port charges are believed to have been hatched during the tenure of Ratnayake’s predecessor, Mahinda Samarasinghe.
The factors underlying temple entry movements have changed over time. But every time, conservative forces wedded to the continuation of tradition, no matter how repugnant they may be to progressive minds, have put up very stiff resistance.
The change would require an amendment to the Indian constitution, which caps the number of reserved jobs and college places at 50 percent.
The fear is that the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, will destroy Assam, which has been grappling with the issue of ‘illegal immigration’ for decades.
China is waging an unconventional war by economic means. The economic war is inflicting greater damage than a military conflict as it is killing Indian manufacturing and fostering joblessness among Indian youth, says Dr.Brahma Chellaney.
Some speakers at the 106 th.Indian Science Congress dismissed Einstein’s discoveries and claimed that ancient Hindus had done stem cell research.
The Congress alleges that the government signed an overpriced deal for 36 Rafale jets with France's Dassault to benefit debt-hit Anil Ambani's rookie defense firm at the cost of HAL, which in a financial warp.
Once dragged into the vortex of the no-holds-barred arena of partisan politics, the Indian film industry might lose its independence which is vital for the survival of cinema as a medium of free expression.
Haqqani had allegedly sought assistance from the US for the then-Pakistan Peoples Party government for 'reigning in the military and intelligence agencies' who could stage a coup using the killing of bin Laden by US forces in 2011.
The Gandhis have been contesting from Amethi in UP, but for some years now, the Congress has lost its hold over UP, yielding place to other parties. Amethi may not be as safe as it was before.