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Constitution of nine-member group of ministers (GoM) by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to recommend an effective anti-graft mechanism and discuss the Lokpal Bill with activist Anna Hazare has not stopped the social activist from expressing his apprehensions over passage of... View Article
AERO INDIA 2011 Heavy Lobbying For The Lucrative Mmrca
The five-day eighth edition of Aero India 2011 at the IT city of Bengaluru saw what can probably be rated as the heaviest lobbying by the six aircraft companies in the race for what is probably rated as the “mother... View Article
National Informatics Centre Software Of Corruption!
When Rajeev Gandhi dreamt of a computerised India, not even in his wildest dreams, would he have had a nightmare that the computerisation would lead to new forms of corruption. Today, even as leaders and bureaucrats talk about e-governance to... View Article
Women Terrorists in J&K Unhidden Enemies
Battling to counter the terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police are encountering an unhidden enemy in form of fairer sex. In the past few months, the state security agencies have made nearly a dozen arrests of women... View Article
Orissa’s Wonder Women
Orissa’s villages are beginning to see the benefits of committed women sarpanchs spearheading projects under the MGNREGS, and taking up problems and issues with government officials There is a check dam in Laxmipur village, R Udayagir gram panchayat, in Orissa’s... View Article
Van Gujjars Nomads In Sync With Nature
While driving up to Doon valley on Saharanpur-Dehradun highway, you notice several tiny camps tucked under either side of the winding and climbing road. The camps have beautiful square huts built of wood and grass. The huts are often bounded... View Article
Rajasthan: Destination For Hollywood Movies Shooting
A host of Hollywood stars are on a cinematic passage to India. In fact they are in the Pink City of Jaipur to shoot for an all star cast comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel from a script by OI... View Article
Hot Potatoes From Farmer Obama
US President Barack Obama’s farm mission has been a very important part of his India visit. But does the new India-US Agriculture Dialogue seek to provide food security and fair trade or to push USA’s National Export Initiative, asks Rahul... View Article
Why Is Adivasis’ Soldier Silent?
On August 26, 2010, the Congress leader and self-proclaimed soldier of the Adivasis, Rahul Gandhi visited to Niyamgiri in Odisha just two days after the Indian government denied clearance to the Vedanta Resource’s Rs 4,500 crore bauxite mining project in... View Article
Mr CM ‘No-Win’ Going to the wall?
During Naveen Patnaik’s days at the helm he has proved that he is the poster boy of development in the state but most of his promises have not been fulfilled. He has fallen short of his commitments. By Shashi... View Article