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Farmer’s ‘Suicide’: PETTY POLITICS ENGULFS DELHI…

Farmer’s ‘Suicide’: PETTY POLITICS ENGULFS DELHI…

Farmer’s ‘Suicide’ PETTY POLITICS ENGULFS DELHI By Insaf Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh’s tragic ‘suicide’ has sadly got entangled in petty politics. On the one hand, the Delhi government and the Centre, read the police under the...
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Extended ‘Parivar’: OPPORTUNISTIC ALLIANCE! …

Extended ‘Parivar’ OPPORTUNISTIC ALLIANCE! By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Six factions of the Janata Parivar have merged into a single political party and have accepted the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav. This development...
Naxals Terrifying Black Hole: WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP?….

Naxals Terrifying Black Hole: WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP?….

Naxals Terrifying Black Hole WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP? By Poonam I Kaushish  The more things change the more they remain the same. Want to know the most banal political speak used for all dastardly situations? “The Government will enforce the State’s...
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi arrives after his three nation visit to France, Germany and Canada, in New Delhi on April 18, 2015.

Modi’s 3-Nation Tour: SELLS DREAMS, STRIKES DEALS…

Modi’s 3-Nation Tour SELLS DREAMS, STRIKES DEALS By Shivaji Sarkar Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightfully sold dreams to France, Germany and Canada for bolstering their economies by ensuring success of “Make in India”. Despite a sagging economy...
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Modi Govt Strategy: UNEQUAL & IMBALANCED GROWTH…

Modi Govt Strategy UNEQUAL & IMBALANCED GROWTH By Dhurjati Mukherjee Developments during the past few months make it abundantly clear that the present Government lacks concern for the poor and the economically weaker sections, though it may make...
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Speeches Are Cheap: DIS’HONOURING AMBEDKAR…

Speeches Are Cheap DIS’HONOURING AMBEDKAR By Poonam I Kaushish Yawn, it’s that time of the year when a lot of noise and fuss is being made about our freedom icons. At one end is the clatter over snooping on the kin of Subhash Chandra Bose by India’s...
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Scrapping Old Cars: GREEN ORDER WON’T CLEAR AIR!…

Scrapping Old Cars GREEN ORDER WON’T CLEAR AIR! By Shivaji Sarkar The Aam Aadmi is hit yet again. The greenhorns have come down heavily on the poor man to boost sale of the automobile companies. Banning 10 or 15-year-old cars, be it diesel or petrol,...
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Andhra, Telangana Encounter: STATE POLICE TRIGGER HAPPY?…

Andhra, Telangana Encounter STATE POLICE TRIGGER HAPPY? By Insaf The two new States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have sent ominous signals to human rights’ activists across the country. The killing of 20 red sandalwood cutters and five alleged SIMI...
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Geo-Politics Of Trade: INDIA MUST CARVE NICHE…

Geo-Politics Of Trade INDIA MUST CARVE NICHE By Ashok B Sharma   In today’s multi-polar world several key actors are engaged in defining their spheres of influences. The two main pillars in this game of evolving geo-politics are trade and security....
The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Nirmala Sitharaman electronically launching the “Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020”, in New Delhi on April, 01, 2015.

Foreign Trade Policy: CONSUMER PROTECTION VITAL…

Foreign Trade Policy CONSUMER PROTECTION VITAL By Shivaji Sarkar It is not a mere coincidence. Two major events happened simultaneously. India’s shining landmark Rourkela steel plant’s capacity doubling inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Section 66A, IT Act: CRASS MISUSE & DEMISE…

Section 66A, IT Act: CRASS MISUSE & DEMISE…

Section 66A, IT Act CRASS MISUSE & DEMISE By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Three cheers to the Supreme Court. It has declared Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 as unconstitutional – a section that has been...
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Brussels Denial: COUNTER STRATEGY IN PLACE…

Brussels Denial COUNTER STRATEGY IN PLACE By Ashok B Sharma Brussels may not be willingly to oblige India at the moment by inviting Prime Minister Modi for what would be an EU-India summit, as it is perturbed over the delay in rendering justice to the...
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Indian Railways: PRIORITISE SAFETY, INFRASTRUCTURE…

Indian Railways PRIORITISE SAFETY, INFRASTRUCTURE By Shivaji Sarkar An Indian train running on a faulty engine is not rare. Rakes or coaches running without engines for kilometers are not infrequent either. Minor derailments often do not come to public...
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Cheating in Exams: REFLECTION OF ROT IN SOCIETY…

Cheating in Exams REFLECTION OF ROT IN SOCIETY By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Bihar’s cheating scandal shows the rot that has set into the system. From 1,217 examination centres across the State, 1,000 people were taken into...
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Of HMT & Air India: SAVE TIMEKEEPER, NOT MAHARAJA…

Of HMT & Air India SAVE TIMEKEEPER, NOT MAHARAJA By Shivaji Sarkar Signs of the Government settling down to business are emerging. Hiving off nine loss-making public sector units is apparently a good decision. However, there is a surprise that the...
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Social Media: POLITICIANS UNNERVED!…

Social Media POLITICIANS UNNERVED! By Geetartha Pathak If on the one hand, the revolution in information technology has widened the scope of knowledge and dissemination of information, on the other a section of ‘powerful’ politicians has sought to...
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Unending Suicides: MAKE FARMING PIVOTAL …

Unending Suicides MAKE FARMING PIVOTAL By Shivaji Sarkar A number of farmers in UP and neighbouring areas committed suicide owing to untimely rains damaging their crops. Ironical isn’t it when the Union Budget has given some sops to agriculture. It...
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Political Veto: MUSCLING TO MASK REALITY …

Political Veto MUSCLING TO MASK REALITY By Poonam I Kaushish Whither India? Yesterday I saw Storyville: India’s Daughter on the Delhi vicious gang rape and murder by six men on 16 December 2012 on social networking site You Tube like lakhs others....
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Price Check, Higher growth: INDUSTRY MUST TAKE LEAD…

Price Check, Higher growth INDUSTRY MUST TAKE LEAD By Shivaji Sarkar Focus of the economy has to change. The Union budget 2015 is targeting a big push to infrastructure. It proposes to infuse Rs 70,000 crore. Rural development also gets attention. The...
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Scarce Defence Budget: HITS TROOP MORALE, UPGRADING …

Scarce Defence Budget HITS TROOP MORALE, UPGRADING By Dr PK Vasudeva Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on 28 February a modest 7.9 per cent increase in the country’s defence spending for the fiscal year 2015-16, suggesting that it will move only...
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