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Need to Protect the Constitution, Not Commemorate Its Demise

Need to Protect the Constitution, Not Commemorate Its Demise

Given the reality of an ongoing guerrilla war on democracy and the Constitution, it is ridiculous to nominate one particular date as Constitution Murder Day Samvidhan Hatya Divas (Day of the murder of the Constitution)! The government has notified yet another commemorative day for the nation. Most sections of the political class see voters as dumb tools of five-yearly legitimation of their power, and passive prey available for predation the rest of the time.
PM Modi’s Russia Visit Strengthens New Delhi-Moscow Relations

PM Modi’s Russia Visit Strengthens New Delhi-Moscow Relations

PM Modi’s just concluded two-day visit to Russia has not only bridged the annual summitry hiatus, but also reinforced the special and privileged strategic partnership Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on an official visit to Moscow from July 8-9 which happened to be his first bilateral one in the Modi 3.0 era.   This was also in the backdrop of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and after a gap of nearly five years. His last visit was to Vladivostok in 2019 for the Far Eastern Economic Forum where he was invited as the Chief Guest given Russian focus for attracting greater strategic and economic engagement by India in the region. Several announcements and commitments were made.
International Day of Parliamentarism 30th June, 2024

International Day of Parliamentarism 30 June, 2024

Every year on June 30, Our world celebrates the International Day of Parliamentarism, also known as World Parliament Day. On this day in 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established by a small group of parliamentarians who believed that parliamentary dialogue and diplomacy are essential to settling differences rather than going on to war, 135 years later, nearly every country in the world has some form of parliament,  accounting to a total of 190 today.