The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The President is the formal head of the legislature, executive and judiciary branches of Indian Democracy and is the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The powers to pardon and clemency vest with the President of India. The President is elected, from a group of nominees, by the elected members of the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) as well as of the state legislatures (Vidhan Sabhas), and serves for a term of five years. Historically, ruling party (majority in the Lok Sabha) nominees have been elected and run largely uncontested. Incumbent presidents are permitted to stand for re-election. A formula is used to allocate votes so there is a balance between the population of each state and the number of votes assembly members from a state can cast, and to give an equal balance between State Assembly members and National parliament members. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, then...
Should Sanjay Dutt be Pardoned
If the law is clear that under Section 25 (1 A) of the arms act that after the possession of arms without license, there is a minimum punishment of five year imprisonment, then why a long trial. As I understand the role of a judge is to look for the mitigating circumstances at the time of crime. The Supreme Court judges did use their discretion while giving the verdict by reducing the sentence of Sanjay Dutt from 6 to 5 years. Making this less than five years was not under the powers of more »
Is Pranab Mukherjee the toughest President?
Most Indians are all praises for Pranab Mukherjee just because he rejected three mercy pleas. In a short span of 7 months, the President of India has given a nod for hanging 3 convicts. And according to latest news Pranab Mukherjee may reject 5 more more »
Neelam Nath updated the Street-journo
on Mar 19, 2013 , 01:04 pm
OMG,Oh My God has won a National Film Prize!
I felt, that the movie deserved many Prizes and a National prize from the President of India..Never mind the Movie being Ignored by other Prize giving TV chanels,Sponsered by one Magzine or another,and now I will have to be prepared to give Tre more »
Sagar Potnis updated the Discussion
on Feb 18, 2013 , 01:34 pm
Pranab Mukherjee's name in chopper deal?
Pranab Mukherjee's name is coming in limelight in choppergate deal. The present President of India was then the defence minister in the UPA government when changes in the Rs. 3,760-crore tender were made. BJP is attacking UPA again and this time more »