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UPA Budget, Can It Save PM’S Sinking Boat?
Coming in the crossfire between poverty-stricken Maoist insurgents and the propagators of crony capitalism, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had to do a balancing act in the Union Budget 2011-12 and he exactly did that on Monday to give a lease... View Article
Is The Rail Minister On The Right Track?
The Railway Budget may be a tough task for Mamta Banerjee this year as the Railway Minister has to play the dual role to avoid controversies. The Railway Budget for 2011-12 is very important for the Trinamool supremo as Mamta... View Article
Criminal Syndicates Rule Ruralmaharashtra
Criminal syndicates be it in sand or be it in adulterated oil or be it in adulterated milk, they function with impunity in the interiors of Maharashtra. Thanks to the political patronage they receive as quid pro quo for providing... View Article
Conditional Clearance, Unconditional Compromise
The scene is sombre and distressing. Villagers stood about in small silent groups. News of the conditional clearance given by the Environmental Minister was trickling in. There was bewilderment all around in Balitutha. It was understandable that Jairam Ramesh... View Article
Ekta Yatra exposes Centre-State’s Shenanigans
A high political drama was exhibited in Jammu and Kashmir this week as the highly publicised efforts of BJP to unfurl Indian flag in historic Lal Chowk of Srinagar were brutally smashed by Jammu and Kashmir government. The state... View Article
Stampede at Sabarimala Stamp Them Out
On the eve of Makara Sankranti and Pongal festival, tragedy has struck Hindu pilgrims again. More than 100 Sabarimala pilgrims have lost their precious lives due to a stampede caused by an accident involving a jeep, which lost control and... View Article
Is India Headed For Social Uprising?
The enormity of loss of public money involved in the 2G spectrum startles every conscientious Indian, and therefore, has rightly invited public outcry. How easily the powers that be, swindled nation’s wealth by smarting government policy to their advantage, speak... View Article
Congress’ 83rd plenary session Only Nehru-Gandhi Family Reigns Supreme
A challenge to the opposition parties, particularly to BJP, an alert to the government and Congress ministers and an appeal to the party workers—this is the essence of the 83rd plenary session of the Indian National Congress, which was held... View Article
Heinous Attack Indian Mujahideen Warns of More Attacks on Hindu Holy Places
The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the media outlets, to which it was addressed after the explosion... View Article
China has a “Big Problem” with India?
The government of China appears to be extremely upset by a news report in the Indian media that two Mountain Divisions of the Indian Army will be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh, and become fully operational by next year. In... View Article