Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicFederalism

Topic: federalism

AIS cadre rules issue is neither complex nor controversial. Here’s what you are missing

Time has perhaps come to amend All India Services Cadre Rules, and make central posting mandatory for a specified period. But only through spirit of federalism.

Bail to Aryan Khan welcome but 20,000 NDPS undertrials still in jails. Courts must introspect

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Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction in border states strains fragile federal set-up

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Assam, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu, sub-nationalism in India is a menace and needs urgent tackling

In ‘India – A Federal Union of States’, former Union home secretary Madhav Godbole writes sub-nationalism is becoming increasingly intolerant everywhere.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: Union of India or United States of India? A Tamil word used by DMK sparks a debate

India has a federal set up, not a unitary one, and that allows states a degree of autonomy from the central government that should be respected, writes Balaji Alagurajan.

Why India needs Modi to work with his rivals

Modi's personal popularity may keep in him power but it will never completely overcome India’s federal pressures. Regionalism and sub-nationalism need to be accommodated, not denied.

India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern

While centralising elements are necessary at times, the problem is that India’s institutions have not evolved along with the country’s growth.

Saving India needs saving Indian federalism

A lot of India’s problems today stem from over-centralisation.

Why the US is a model of how not to be a democracy

Thanks to Trump, the whole world woke up to one of the poorly kept secrets of American politics.

India wants US-style govt system, but forgets America doesn’t have ‘one nation, one election’

US conducts its presidential election with 50 different rules for 50 states. As C. Rajagopalachari had said, uniformity is not unity.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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