Analysis

Coal Secretary reviews the supply of the Thermal Power Plants; stocks dip with higher power generation

The Coal India Limited had earlier asserted that the thermal power plants have reduced their coal intake and the production in the coal companies have witnessed irregular decrease on an account of excessive rainfall. However, there has been a sudden increase in coal-based power generation, which has resulted in dwindling coal stock at the TPPs...

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Emerging Indo-Japanese relationship can play strategic role in India’s growth

The foundation of Indo-Japanese partnership dates back to 1903, when Viscount Moriyoshi Nagaoka, a patrician from an illustrious Daimyo family of Hosokawa clan in Kyushu, Marquis Shigenobu Okuma, the 17th Prime Minister of Japan under the Meigi ascendancy, Viscount Eiichi Shibusawa and other eminent personalities of Japan inaugurated the India-Japan Association with a view to deepen friendship and promoting mutual trust and affable relations between Japan and India, and for furtherance of the same, ..

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BJP Chief Amit Shah to visit Dehradun in September

Uttarakhand being the hilly state has been one of the greatest contributors of votes for BJP in 2014 polls. Considering the 2019 general elections, BJP Chief Amit Shah will visit the state for two days monitoring CM Trivendra Singh Rawat’s performance and scrutinize the party’s preparedness for the upcoming elections. ..

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President Kovind gears up for Ladakh visit to monitor situation about #SikkimStandoff

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived in Leh on a day's visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This is Kovind's first visit outside Delhi after assuming office earlier this month. ..

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Native businessmen are playing their role towards nation’s development, said Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Ranchi, August 12: Appreciating businessmen for the role they play in the development of the nation, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that only a few traders do gimmicks in their business. He however said that most of the businessmen want to do work honestly.    Furthermore, he added that GST is a good law and it may take some time for people to understand it. Speaking at a workshop on GST organized at Project Building, he elaborated, “There is a parallel black money economy ..

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A Matter Of National Expediency:  Exploring A ‘Hindu State’

In the words of Mr Irving Wallace, well-known English novelist, ‘…the tragedy of the nation is not a wrong action by bad people, but the silence of the good!’ India foots the bill as at present. Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi is trying to retrieve the great fall of the society in India since he is the first Prime Minister, perhaps after Pt.Nehru , who has an unprecedented vision of a strong society and a replenished vigorous nation a ‘ new India’ or a ‘Naya Bharat’ set before him with his ..

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"Modi, Muslims and Media" - A great book for posterity, history and justice

“Modi, Muslims and Media, Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat”, is an honest search of a perceptive journalist, sociologist and a sensible feminist. ..

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‘Uber Phenomenon’ – Symbol of Social Reorganization

Progress of any society in the modern world is primarily determined by the creativity. In an organized effort curiosity of many get pooled up into a mighty force that innovates on problems and provides appropriate solutions for overall happiness of all...

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BJP opens its account in Kerala assembly with a bang

The BJP has created a history of sorts in Kerala by winning a seat in the assembly for the first time by coming second in eight other constituencies with a voting score of 17 percent...

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Hindus grow 15% Muslims 24%: #ReligionCensus2011 data tells the tale

The Religion based Census data released today by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India showed a significant rise in proportion of Muslim population in India than its Hindu population. Compared to 2001 data, the decadal growth of population of Muslims in India is 24%. The data on “Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011” indicates that the proportion of Muslims to the total population is growing marginally faster than that of other religions...

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Foreign funding and Hindu nationalists

Foreign funding and Hindu nationalists..

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IB report, NGOs and the geopolitics of energy

IB report, NGOs and the geopolitics of energy..

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Masses lose faith in democracy: SDSA

The preliminary data from the State of Democracy in South Asia (SDSA)-II report shows democracy in India is thriving though the level of belief in the system has shown a sharp decline since 2005. ..

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Unicef calls for focus on disabled kids' potential

Releasing its annual State of the World's Children's report Sunday in Bangladesh, the Unicef said concentrating on the abilities and potential of children with disabilities would create benefits for society as a whole, Xinhua reported. ..

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Sharif's return bodes well for bilateral ties, say Indian analysts

Nawaz Sharif's expected return to power in Pakistan bodes well for the future of bilateral relations as his track record with India has been encouraging, former diplomats and analysts have said, but noted that the PML-N leader faces stiff domestic challenges...

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The Secular (dual) standards

Secularism is seems to be having dual standards in India. The policy seems to divide the society and harm Inida internally and externally. Gen SK Sinha (Rtd) analyses....

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Data says no Congress wave, Yeddyurappa caused BJP dearly

Congress should not dance for the results in Karnataka and BJP should not get nervous. Yeddyurappa's KJP looted whooping 10% vote share directly damaging the BJP...

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It's cut and thrust in Bengal politics after chit fund mess

It is turning out to be virtually a free for all among the politicians of West Bengal in the aftermath of the Saradha chit fund bust. Relatives of political figures are being dragged into the muddle as allegations of corruption and nepotism abound...

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The real Third Front

The BJP and the Congress can come together and form a real, workable and lasting Third Front to provide a stable government ensuring good governance and development. ..

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Indian secularism is under threat from its fanatic proponents

Secularism is not a local word rather its a Western connotation. There is a hue and cry by a section of Indian intelligentsia that secularism is under serious threat. The perspective seems to be based on an assumption of permanent divide between majority and minorities...

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Gorbachev denies USSR collapse was his fault

He said the perestroika policy, which he sees as his main achievement, brought freedom and democracy to Russia and Central and Eastern Europe ..

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Farcical politics of Socialism and Secularism

Secularism is being used as a detergent, to wash off all the sins of the political leaders that are ready to help the Sonia led Congress. Mulayam Singh, Mayavati, Lalu, DMK, Kalmadi are all the examples. Mulayam has openly confessed about CBI threat. Ratan Sharda writes…..

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BJP lauds Modi's development model in Gujarat

Modi further mentioned how Gujaratis have become a global community receiving love and affection from across the world ..

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Targeting India is not in Pakistan’s interest

Pakistan is a failed state & is burning in the wildfire started by itself. The state of Pak does not have any agenda other than `Jihad’. Its going to get cornered on the issue of terrorism globally & it wouldn’t afford the rivalry with India – its Motherland...

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Wharton College Succumbed to Intellectual Terrorism

There is a clear & louder threat – Intellectual Terrorism – looming over India & world Hindu society. US admin succumbed to it few years ago when it denied the Visa to Narendra Modi & now Wharton when it un-invited Modi. Ashok Chowgule questions – why?..

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The Hijacking of Wharton

The recent decision by Wharton to un-invite Narendra Modi to the Wharton India Economic Forum shows that the ideals, ethics and independence of Wharton Business School are getting hijacked. ..

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Afsal Guru: A victim of political brinkmanship

Politicising of entire Afsal issue is not a good sign for the society. Political parties playing to the tune of the extremist forces are creating dengorous situation for India – politically & socially. Jaibans Singh tells us how…..

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Dead 60 years, Stalin's influence lingers in Putin's Russia

Six decades on, Stalin's legacy remains the subject of bitter debate and broad interpretation in Russia, where many still believe he did some good for the country..

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Dead 60 years, Stalin's influence lingers in Putin's Russia

Six decades on, Stalin's legacy remains the subject of bitter debate and broad interpretation in Russia, where many still believe he did some good for the country..

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Needed a different counter-terrorism infrastructure

We only investigate the terrorist activities after an attack – but not far. We dont have a proper counter terrorism mechanism to deal with the terrorism on all levels – which will nip the terror designs in the bud to get terrorists convicted, says Ram Madhav...

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Fundamentals of Fundamentalism

The fundamental difference between Hindu and Abrahamic religions is that Hindus believe in concept of knowledge and faith that can have space for different beliefs. Todays `Seculars’ don’t understand this very thing & harp on each thing that is `Hindu’...

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Anna Hazare most trusted person in India: Survey

Mother Teresa more trusted personality than Mahatma Gandhi ..

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Myanmar bucks Asia trend in media freedom

Country moves up rankings while others fall. ..

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Hindu Terrorism? Enough is enough Mr. Home Minister!

Blasts after blasts have killed hundreds of innocent Hindus all over India in last four years. Hindus, the overwhelming majority community, is being made fun of Hindus see conversions and a harmless 84-year-old swami and a sadhvi brutally murdered. Enough is enough, says Francois Gautier..

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Hurriyat stands isolated in the political landscape of Kashmir

All though pro-Pakistan Hurriyat Conference is being increasingly isolated from Kashmir population, Indian political leadership is committing Himalayan blunder by fondling with Hurriyat leadership. It’s important to note its isolation. Jaibans Singh observes...

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Pakistan must wake up to the dangers of radicalisation

Pakistan is more & more facing the ‘Bhasmasur’ of Jihadi terrorism. Pak has to realise fast that the terrorism does not pay, it lynches you! The Monster which Pak created against India will soon be challenging very existence of Pakistan. Jaibans Singh writes.....

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Samjhauta Blast Case: Counter Investigation To NIA Investigation

It’s clear that NIA is being used for petty political purposes as CBI. Its agenda is steadily getting exposed by its own actions that are helping real terrorists by falsely implicating Nationalist activists & institutions. S Gurumurthy dissects the NIA logics...

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Heal Thyself

The assurances given by the Prime Minister on providing safety and security to women against the background the heinous outrage perpetrated against a 23-year-old girl in a running bus in Delhi seem to have failed to tame the spate of rape incidents being reported from various corners of the country says Virag Pachpore..

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Plunder and Rape of a Society

The current incidences & the responses to them have underlined the need to change the mentality. We need to return to ancient Indian value systems. Ratan Sharda writes about the need...

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A historic hat trick

Gujarat proved the existence of ‘pro-incumbency’ factor, when massive voting tricked few psephologists to take it as a anti-incumbency wave. Gujarat vote is also for BJP ideology as for Modi. BJP emerges as party of India’s future, says Virag Pachpore...

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Mossad : The deadly agency

Israel’s survival depends on the performance of its spy agencies. ‘Mossad’ is the deadliest agency known to the world. It has many deadliest operations to its credit. Jay Joshi tries to look at the agency’s clout in today’s reference...

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Anti Modi Campaign from the US: Who, Why, How?

As Narendra Modi currently figures prominently in discussions of state and national elections in India, the November 2012 visa letter may be well regarded as an exemplar of a US attempt to intervene in Indian politics and governance. ..

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Counter terrorist operations and human right violations

Lodging a Human Rights complaint is well within the law of the nation & its citizen’s democratic rights; but a close scrutiny is must to check the nature of the complaint, the interests of complainant and media/NHRC approach –Says Jaibans Singh...

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Story of Savita who got murdered by Law

Savita Halappanavar, a woman of Indian origin, a dentist, died after doctors in Ireland refused to perform an abortion, telling her that “this is a Catholic country”, sparking widespread outrage and renewed calls for immediate reforms to the Irish law to allow termination if the life of the mother is at risk. Savita’s case is a murder by a law based on false religious concept. ..

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Ireland’s strict anti-abortion law

Story of Savita who got murdered by Law ..

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Chicanery in defence reporting: A dangerous trend

There is a dangerous trend appearing in some sections of media to put big question-marks over whatever the Army does. An unnecessary mistrustful atmosphere is being created around the Indian Military Leadership. The trend has to be stopped ASAP...

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Rahul Gandhi, new Congress Commander: Who never fought; always lost

Rahul Gandhi has become a commander who has never led in Parliament leaving a worst performance record and one who has defeat-prone record in polls which he led. This indicates frustration for Congress which has already anticipated its defeat by making Rahul a leader of 2014 poll panel. ..

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Reform without governance norms is cronyism

The priority of reforms must be to eliminate methods which discreet allocation of resources and projects. This discretionary power causes cronyism. The strategy must be, making the people conform to the rule of law, not bans & economic fatwas...

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Markets open on a flat note

Markets have opened on a flat note in trades on Tuesday tracking subdued global cues ahead of the US Presidential elections which are due on Tuesday...

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Obama has slight edge on election eve

President Barack Obama appeared to have a slight edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney as America headed for the polls to pick the winner of a White House race that has remained extremely close for weeks...

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Congress rally : image boosting too little, too late!

Was the Congress's show of strength at a rally at the Ramlila Maidan here Sunday to assert the UPA government's credentials on fighting corruption and pushing reforms really successful? Analysts said the image-boosting exercise might be "little and late"...

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Time we got our military history right

As October marks major events in Military history of India, its high time to take a second look at the events. Why Govt is silent about Chinese aggression ? It also doesn’t count Subhash babu’s Azad Hind Sena..! Why..? We should ask... ..

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Manmohan shuffled cards; Trump still left out

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shuffled his cabinet like a pack of cards on Sunday. This reshuffle of the cabinet is being interpreted in many ways. For some, it’s a facelift for the government with more younger ministers, others think of it as an indication of ‘power shift’ within the Congress party, still other are busy gauging how regional balance is flaunted in this exercise. But, the most important thing is that Rahul Gandhi has again shied away from taking any responsibility in the government. ..

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Corruption – The base cause of inflation

What we can see is, the market inflation in India is not due to the raising economy, but exorbitant corruption in public life, especially in Govt. machinery. The second-in-series article tells how the corruption is directly raising market prices. ..

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A history ignored

As 1962 Chinese Military aggression completes 50 years this month, one wonders what our leaders are trying to run away from and why...?..

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Indian Economy : at the mercy of Corruption

Indian economy is actually plunging due to the inflation which is a result of rising corruption & black money. This series of articles counters the argument that the rising prices are good for the economy, from the view-point of the common man...

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Khurshid not to resign to save Robert!

Congress seems to be all geared up to protect Khurshid. This, it is being said, is out of the fear that if the Khurshid case moves off prime time, the focus would return to the Robert Vadra issue...

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Indo-China War of 1962: Let’s not lose sight of our own blunders

As 1962 Chinese Military aggression completes 50 years this month, China is being seen aggressing again in many areas on the border. As Indian civil admin try to ignore the Chinese military escalation, military experts try to wake the Nation. ..

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If you can’t convince them, confuse them: Corrupt Ministers new Mantra.

American President Harry Truman had once said, “If you can’t convince them, confuse them!” Some of the ministers in Manmohan Sing’s cabinet are following Mr. Truman’s exact words. The torch bearers are Finance minister P Chidambarm and Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. Various statements by these two powerful ministers in the centre in past few days have created an impression that they want to confuse the ‘Aam Aadami’ over the inflation issue...

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Indo-Pakistan détente: A possibility or a pipe dream?

In trying times in Indo-Pak relations, when India faces grave threat from Pakistani terrorism network, India has declared free Visa regime with Pak. Jaibans Singh takes a look at the ground situation. ..

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FDI in multi-brand retail will destroy Indian manufacturing, agriculture

FDI in multibrand retail will harm the nation in long term. Experts are expressing strong views against the move by the Govt. Sharing an article of Arun Jaitley, RS opp. Leader, about the decision, which might have been taken under foreign pressure. ..

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New Winds Of Jihad Simplified

While the world is setting aside bad memories at the 11th anniversary of 9/11 attack on USA, we are observing a rise in the Islamic terrorism thru-out the world, particularly in the middle east. The consequences are far-reaching. B Raman takes a look…..

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Congress : Na re baba

Cartoon by Kureel : Congressmen abusing lady Police & officers..

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Deciphering the political subtext of 2002

The author tries to analyse the behaviour of the secular bandwagon, who are distinctly vocal about the riot cases in Gujrat but extremely mum about the recent riots by the Bangla & Pak infiltrators in Assam & throughout India. ..

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How not to ban Social Media: Indiscreet Govt’s knee jerk reaction

Govt of India has started a rampant exercise to impose a ban on internet media. The Ministry of Communications & IT has sent directives to ISPs asking them to ‘immediately block’ scores of URLs ..

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Pak Terror Backfires

At dawn July 12, militants raided a prison guard residence in Lahore, Pakistan, leaving nine staff members dead and three more wounded. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the guards had mistreated prisoners who were members of the Pakistani militant group. The raid came just three days after militants ambushed an army camp in the district of Gujrat, killing seven soldiers and one police officer who were searching for a missing helicopter pilot. The ..

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