This sordid picture of women's participation in politics in the country has led women activists to demand greater political representation and call for the passage of the bill that promises 33% reservation to women in Parliament.
Tired of being skewered for buying oil from Iran, India slammed the pro-Israeli lobby and US media on Tuesday for projecting a ”distorted picture of New Delhi’s foreign policy objectives and energy security needs” by using data selectively about its imports from Iran.
Italy said on Monday it was very concerned over what it called an 'unacceptable' decision by Indian authorities to jail two Italian marines who had been held in a police-guarded guest house for allegedly shooting two fishermen.
The Army chief retires in May, but going by the current atmospherics, the last few months of his tenure may test the limits of the relationship between the government and the Army, which bodes ill for smooth governance.
For the first time in its 50-year history, the Trinidad and Tobago parliament sat for a marathon 27 and a half hours non-stop in which a vote of no confidence was moved against Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, but the motion was defeated.
The African Union, that represents 54 nations of the African continent, Thursday expressed its wish to have a long-term strategic partnership with India in science and technology (S&T), given India's "remarkable progress" in this area in the last decade.
Whether it is the ship or Italy, for the people of the state, they are Italians who came close to their shores from faraway lands and gunned down their fishermen; and they have been given an unusually long rope.
The United States is having "very intense and very blunt" conversations with India, China and Turkey on reducing their dependence on Iranian oil, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told lawmakers.
"We liberated their country for one thing. We would think they would consider the US in trade since we spent billions of dollars not only to liberate their country, but to rebuild their infrastructure."
For the first families of Indian business, Modi is “the next leader of India”, “a visionary”, “the unstoppable horse”, and “the CEO who can lead the country”, to quote just a sampling of the effusive endorsements from men named Tata, Ambani and Mittal.