Strategic communications of political parties in India: A PR Perspective


Coming from a Journalism background, I was quite amazed at times, looking at the people saying and treating media and people with no insight or analysis as to how it may stand against or in their favor in the coming future. Politicians and bureaucrats in India are a great example of this behavior. Even traditionalContinue reading “Strategic communications of political parties in India: A PR Perspective”

Congress leaders defends Planning Commission’s poverty line indices, Opposition parties revolt


The much poor-ridiculing poverty figure debate is back once again. The common man must be reminded of how serious the government is for its suffering, when the two Congress leaders have claimed that they can buy a proper meal at unimaginable costs and that too in two urban cities. First Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar hadContinue reading “Congress leaders defends Planning Commission’s poverty line indices, Opposition parties revolt”

Health ministry undecided over banning drugs banned in other countries: 15 overseas banned drugs continue selling in India


India’s health ministry has further complicated decision making over the ban of drugs that are banned in some countries including those banned for some specific population segments. The ministry submitted an action-taken report on 26th April after a parliamentary panel found lapses in drug regulation. In the report Indian health ministry said that “whenever aContinue reading “Health ministry undecided over banning drugs banned in other countries: 15 overseas banned drugs continue selling in India”

Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities


The federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the first time of 100 most common inpatient procedures making it easier. This is good news for consumers as they will finally get to know the answers to the mystery surrounding as to how much the medical care actually costs. These charges till nowContinue reading “Federal government to release hospitals charges list for common procedures to reduce health-care disparities”

Willem-Alexander to be pronounced Dutch Prince; Prince Pils to be crowned by Queen Beatrix


Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander is about to become king. He’s grown-up from being a beer-loving student who was called Prince Pils back then to being an International Olympic Committee member and respected U.N. water expert as well. Queen Beatrix is going to handover the crown to her son after orange-tinted patriotism controversy has been causedContinue reading “Willem-Alexander to be pronounced Dutch Prince; Prince Pils to be crowned by Queen Beatrix”

Obama seeks to bring Republicans in negotiation mode on Budget, softens stance


The $3.778 trillion spending proposal of President Barack Obama for the next year features few measures to slow the spending growth on Social Security, Medicare etc., With a view to bring Senate Republicans to the table for negotiations. The White House administration has said that it is ready to accept any benefit changes only if theyContinue reading “Obama seeks to bring Republicans in negotiation mode on Budget, softens stance”

Strict anti-abortion law set to come into existence in Kansas


Kansas lawmakers have sent to the governor, a comprehensive anti-abortion bill. The bill is said to ban upon acceptance, Planned Parenthood from providing sex education materials in schools and identifies a life comes into existence at conception. The 70-page bill was passed with 90-30 votes in Kansas House of Representatives on Friday night.  The billContinue reading “Strict anti-abortion law set to come into existence in Kansas”

FBI surveillance model in breach of First Amendment, ruled Judge


A California judge has ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) are breaching First Amendment. This ruling is important as it came when the FBI is criticized for using them with false claims. NSLs are considered to be much needed for the cause of combat terrorism. National Security Letters provide freedom to FBI to assess individual’sContinue reading “FBI surveillance model in breach of First Amendment, ruled Judge”

Obama urges Congress for support in controlling the impact of spending cuts


  President Obama urged the Congress on Saturday to assist him in curtailing the present financial crisis wherein spending cuts across the board comes into effect. The impact of Obama and Republican’s failure is going to be felt on the proposals set out by Obama for immigration reform, stricter gun laws and higher minimum wages.Continue reading “Obama urges Congress for support in controlling the impact of spending cuts”

Greece curtails public investment in January to meet Budget targets


Tax refunds and public spending have been stopped by the Greece Government in January to adjust the dip in tax revenues in order to meet its budget target said the Greece Government on Monday. The income of Greece Government from VAT receipts fell by €241Mn in the wake of ongoing recession going on in theContinue reading “Greece curtails public investment in January to meet Budget targets”