The Standing Committee on Home Affairs (Chairperson: Mr. P. Chidambaram) submitted a report on “Border Security: Capacity Building and Institutions” on April 11, 2017. Border outposts:  The Committee noted various issues with border infrastructure, such as outposts, fencing and floodlighting.  It found that the proposal


The Ministry of Labour and Employment vide notification dated 20.01.2017 in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, after consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has amended the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950. The rules

Egypt top court halts Red Sea decisions

NEWS SCAN Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court  has temporarily halted decisions regarding a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia until it can establish who has jurisdiction over them. The Egyptian government transferred the two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in

India at UN questions funding of anti-govt. elements in Afghanistan

NEWS SCAN Expressing concern over recent increase of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan that has brought underlying political tensions to the surface, India has raised some significant questions.Speaking at the UN on the situation in Afghanistan, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin has

Romania’s left-wing government collapses after six months

NEWS SCAN Romania’s left-wing government collapsed Wednesday after lawmakers backed a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu following power struggles within his party and over the country’s failed anti-corruption fight. The ruling Social Democrat party (PSD) filed the motion, which passed with 241 to

Altice faces legal action from SFR minority shareholder

NEWS SCAN Activist hedge fund CIAM said it had filed a complaint in a French court on behalf of minority investors in telecoms company SFR Group over the way majority shareholder Altice has used SFR’s assets.CIAM said its complaint lodged with a criminal court in