Monthly Archives: February 2018

‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 203: Karti Chidambaram, Uri Sector and Amit Shah

‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 203: Karti Chidambaram, Uri Sector and Amit ShahVinod Dua discusses the arrest of Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case, use of artillery in Uri sector and Amit Shah’s confrontation with angry farmers in Karnataka.  The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 203: Karti Chidambaram, Uri Sector… Read More »

Why BJP’s Aggressive Campaigning for MP and Odisha By-Polls Didn’t Pay Off

Why BJP’s Aggressive Campaigning for MP and Odisha By-Polls Didn’t Pay OffWhat should have been a usual by-poll transformed into a high-pitched battle in which BJD in Odisha and Congress in Madhya Pradesh left no stone unturned to counter the BJP. Credit: PTI New Delhi: Days after the BJP was routed in the recent Rajasthan… Read More »

71 Transfers in 34 Years: Retired Haryana IAS Officer Blames Govt for Succumbing to Vested Interests

71 Transfers in 34 Years: Retired Haryana IAS Officer Blames Govt for Succumbing to Vested InterestsThough the BJP came to power in the state with the promise of transparency, it transferred Pradeep Kasni to a defunct department for his last posting and did not pay him a salary for six months. M.L. Khattar and retired… Read More »

In Letter to Modi, Sikh Forum Denounces ‘Deliberate’ Khalistan Spin to Trudeau’s Visit

In Letter to Modi, Sikh Forum Denounces ‘Deliberate’ Khalistan Spin to Trudeau’s VisitThe letter also noted that by not keeping it promises about releasing documents on Operation Bluestar and punishing the 1984 pogrom accused, NDA government have merely performed ‘lip service’. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son… Read More »

Bill Gates Offers Sobering Perspective On Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

On Tuesday, Bill Gates provided his opinion on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Despite his previous excitement about bitcoin, it seems that the billionaire tech titan is not buying the present hype. In indicting cryptocurrencies for being complicit in drug-related deaths, Gates may be missing the bigger picture.

98.87 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Minerals Mined Illegally in Rajasthan Over Five Years: CAG

98.87 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Minerals Mined Illegally in Rajasthan Over Five Years: CAGFlouting Supreme Court orders pertaining to the Aravalli hills, rampant unlawful mining and gross violations continue in the desert state. Representative image. Credit: PTI Jaipur: A whopping 98.87 lakh metric tonnes of minerals were illegally excavated in a period of five years… Read More »

In Five Years, 98.87 Lakh Tonne Minerals Were Illegally Mined in Five Rajasthan Districts: CAG

In Five Years, 98.87 Lakh Tonne Minerals Were Illegally Mined in Five Rajasthan Districts: CAGA scrutiny of records in Alwar, Jaipur, Sikar, Rajsamand and Udaipur revealed registration of 4,072 cases of illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals, as well as violation of SC orders pertaining to the Aravalli hills. The Aravalli range in Rajasthan.… Read More »

Bhupen Hazarika Setu and the Politics of Infrastructure

Bhupen Hazarika Setu and the Politics of InfrastructureCelebrations around the Bhupen Hazarika Setu, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, are nothing but a thin veil to cover the uncertain future of a remote place called Sadiya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the Bhupen Hazarika Setu. Credit: narendramodi.in Infrastructures are intriguing things. They always… Read More »

Why Is the NRA Boycott Working So Fast?

Why Is the NRA Boycott Working So Fast?The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can’t escape politics in an age saturated with social media. Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque The boycott of the… Read More »