Category: POLITICAL NEWS

In Kerala, all political parties are for women MLAs, but only in principle

In Kerala, all political parties are for women MLAs, but only in principle

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Women MLAs have never exceeded 10% of the Kerala Legislative Assembly in its 64-year political history. Kerala elected the highest number of women MLAs in 1996-13. Since 2001, this percentage has hovered around 5%, but in 1967 and 1977, only one woman was elected to the Kerala Vidhan Sabha. In large part, there are only […]

LS passes Bill that seeks to clarify that 'govt' in Delhi means 'L-G'

LS passes Bill that seeks to clarify that ‘govt’ in Delhi means ‘L-G’

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands A bill that seeks to make it clear that the “government” in Delhi means the “Lieutenant Governor” was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday amidst strong opposition from the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party which said that the legislation is “unconstitutional”. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the Government of National Capital Territory of […]

‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, 88, is BJP’s CM candidate in Kerala

‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, 88, is BJP’s CM candidate in Kerala

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands E Sreedharan, popularly known as the ‘Metro Man’, would be Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) chief minister candidate for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections. BJP state president K Surendran announced the decision on March 4. A list of the candidates would be announced soon, he said. Sreedharan, the 88-year-old engineer behind India’s expansive and ambitious metro […]

Biden closes in on victory in US polls; Trump demands 'stop the count'

US Election 2020: It’s not how you talk about friends: Biden on Trump calling India ‘filthy’

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Slamming President Donald Trump for his comment on India’s air pollution, former vice president and Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday said he and his running mate Kamala Harris deeply value America’s partnership with India. President Trump called India ‘filthy’. It’s not how you talk about friends and it’s not how you solve […]

Ram Vilas Paswan: The man who predicted which side the political wind blew

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands In Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s death, the country has lost a mausam vaigyanik or ‘weather vane’ of politics. Perhaps no other leader was able to successfully predict the directions of political winds before taking the future course of action, like he was. Among the first to condole the death was Paswan’s friend-turned-adversary Lalu Prasad Yadav who had given […]

Japan’s ruling LDP to hold leadership vote on Sept 14 to pick Abe successor

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party  will almost certainly become prime minister because of its majority in the lower house of parliament, replacing Shinzo Abe who on Friday said he was stepping down for health reasons. Public broadcaster NHK said the contest was likely to place around September 13 to 15. Japanese media saying it would […]

GBP/USD Rallies Despite Ongoing Deadlock in Post-Brexit Talks

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The pound continued its strength against the dollar on Thursday, shrugging off growing concerns that the U.K and EU are unlikely to find a breakthrough on the latest round of post-Brexit talks, which concludes on Friday. GBP/USD rose 0.71% to $1.3192. With the latest U.K.-EU trade talks set to end on Friday, there are few betting that […]

U.S. limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The White House on Sunday said it was restricting travel from Brazil to the United States, two days after the South American nation became the world’s No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases. The travel ban was a blow to right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has followed the example of U.S. President Donald Trump in addressing […]

In nod to grim U.S. outlook, Fed’s Powell calls for more fiscal support

By Administrator_Inida Capital Sands The head of the Federal Reserve warned on Wednesday of an “extended period” of weak economic growth, vowed to use the U.S. central bank’s power as needed, and called for additional fiscal spending to stem the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Fed Chair Jerome Powell issued his sober review of an economy slammed by a record […]

India presidential palace isolates 500 over virus scare, Pakistan’s Khan to be tested

By Administrator_India Capital Sands  About 500 people entered self-isolation in staff quarters of India’s presidential palace on Tuesday, and Pakistan’s prime minister was due to be tested, as the coronavirus spreading through South Asia hit the heart of the region’s governments. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his wife tested negative for the coronavirus, his spokesman said, after at least 20 […]