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Hindu festivals at crossroads
In this modern Kurukshetra, as Hindus, we are faced with a tough question – Do we forsake the symbolism in Hinduism or dig deeper to find its roots? Or should we let these forces digest and destroy us by being a passive observer?
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Rent Seekers Of Rail Bhavan: If Modi Wants To Transform Railways, He Must Tame Its Bureaucracy First
Earlier, there was settled belief that ‘adjustments’ could be made up to very top, but with ministries off bound from the agents, the apple cart has been upset.
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Western Indologists – A Study in Motives: Part 4
there is a definite tinge of Christian prejudice in the writings of most of these scholars
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LY RESISTING THE COMMUNIST AND GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE OCTOBER 6, 2017 | SHYAMJI KRISHNA VARMA – A FORGOTTEN FREEDOM FIGHTER & REVOLUTIONARY OCTOBER 6, 2017 | YOGI IN KERALA – AN ANALYSIS OF KERALA MODEL OF DEVELOPMENT OCTOBER 5, 2017 | VIOLENCE DURING MUHARRAM PROCESSION REPORTED FROM MULTIPLE SPOTS IN 9 UP DISTRICTS SEARCH FOR: SEARCH … Western Indologists – A Study in Motives: Part 3
The descendants of the German savages of yesterday could not reconcile themselves to the ancient glory of India.Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya
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Western Indologists – A Study in Motives: Part 2
The French scholar Louis Jacolliot, Chief Judge in Chandranagar, wrote a book called “La Bible dans L’Inde” in Samvat 1926. Next year an English translation of it was also published. In that book the learned author has laid down the thesis that all the main currents of thought in the world have been derived from ancient Bharatiya thought. He has called Bharatvarsha ‘the Cradle of Humanity. ..,
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Western Indologists – A Study in Motives: Part 1
a majority of the modem Jews and the dogmatic Christians and especially many professors of Sanskrit found it hard to reconcile themselves to the view that any race or civilization could be older than the date of Adam accepted by them.
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THE BASHING OF BRAHMINS AND INDIA’S CASTE-SYSTEM HAS AN AGENDA
Why nobody talks about what the Muslim invasions did to Hindus and especially to Brahmins? How cruel they were? How many Hindus were killed or made slaves? How many Hindu women committed mass suicide by jumping into fire so that they won’t fall into the hands of the Muslim troops?
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RSS Chief Dr.Mohan Bhagwat has started much-needed debate on Constitution and legal system: Dialogue essential in today’s context
According to Friedrich Karl von Savigny, the famous jurist of the historical school of jurisprudence , "Laws, too, must be adapted to the spirit of each nation, for rules applied to one nation are not valid for another.."
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IS HINDU DHARMA GOOD AND HINDUTVA BAD?
I love Hindu Dharma, as it (its off- springs Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism included) is the only religion that is inclusive and not divisive, whereas Christianity and Islam divide humanity into those who have the ‘true faith’ and those who are wrong and will pay for it eternally in hell, if not already on earth.
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CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES HARM INDIA
Pointing out the shortcomings of other religions seems to be a taboo for Hindus. I wonder why. Debates on religious issues were common in ancient India and were of the highest order. Women also took part in those debates, which are recorded in the Upanishads.
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My blueprint for the Uniform Civil Code
This is a constitutional generation of Indians which is clamouring for a uniform civil code to ensure that equal rights are available to all citizens, irrespective of religious and other identities.
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Why 'secularism' is not an Indian concept
When Barack Obama took oath of office (first term) as President of the United States of America, he kept one hand on the Holy Bible. Can you visualise the furore if A B Vaypayee had taken oath as prime minister keeping his hand on the Bhagavad Gita?
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Why 'secularism' is not an Indian concept
'In Sanatan Dharma the need for turning secular never arose'
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India only home for followers of dharma
Colonial concepts like secularism and minorities, both of which are not defined in the Constitution, have divided India for over 75 years.
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What India Can Learn From Vidya Balan
By not imbibing the spirit of Dharma, Indians (esp. urban) have become a beehive of negativity, unproductive debates and consumerism. It is all about ME!
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Did Gandhi`S Ahimsa Get India Freedom
It was Savarkar who, during World War II, encouraged Indians to join the army, firmly convinced that Indians must be strong in military terms. In a manner of speaking, he was the forerunner of Bose.
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Freedom did not come at midnight
Freedom didn’t come overnight. It was obtained at a great cost – the sacrifice of millions of Indian lives.
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Protecting Hindu Dharma
In spite of being the majority, Hindus were ruled (slaved) by others for almost 800 years. Even today, 400,000 Hindus are still living outside of their homes in shelters for 27 years in their own country!
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10 killed including 6 women in JIHAD terror attack at Hindu’s holiest shrine
“Almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India”
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“Almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India”
At least 80 million Hindus have been slaughtered in jihadi wars. Centuries of persecution, oppression, genocide.
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No acche din soon: Three years into Modi government, economic outlook is still cloudy
If around Rs 1 lakh crore had been provided for banks in the initial two years, by now bank lending would have been roaring, bringing back the animal spirits of India Inc.
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Love Jihad – 13-year-old Hindu girl disappears, now 3 weeks pregnant after ‘Nikah’
Out political leadership has clearly failed in tackling this menace of Love Jihad – senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh even feigned complete ignorance of this evil
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Kashmiriyat Is Alive And Well
The true Kashmiriyat that gang-raped many Kashmiri Pandit women (who were often killed after that) during the 1989-91 time period.
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Internal insecurity
Amid growing challenges within, India misses a modern security apparatus, strategic vision, long-term plan
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Illegal cow slaughter rampant in Muzaffarnagar, UP; Police routinely attacked
What we are seeing in UP and in many pockets across the country is a low-intensity conflict – these are areas which are de facto no-go areas for police, leave alone other arms of the Bharatiya state.
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How Cartosat will help India keep an eye on Terror Camps
India's eye in the sky is set to become sharper and wider with the launch of a third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series -- a dedicated satellite for the defence forces -- from the Sriharikota spaceport on Friday June 23.
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Not ‘Hyper-Nationalism’, It Is The Sentiment Against Privileged Elite That Is Growing
Wajahat Habibullah made a career for himself talking about Kashmiriyat and minority rights, but I have yet to see any condemnation of the holocaust of Kashmiri Pandits, surely a minority in the Valley, from him. All of you were serving bureaucrats at that time. Where was your individual or collective conscience then?
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India a cancer to humanity, will burn to ashes, Lashkar-e-Taiba says in statement
India a cancer to humanity, peace and harmony: LeT
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Paika Rebellion Of 1817: Remembering A Revolt India Had Chosen To Forget
The rebellion enjoyed widespread support in the province with landlords, heads of small principalities, peasants supporting it.
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Myths about Kashmir #3: There is No Document of Accession of J&K to India available
It was not India, but Pakistan that attacked the Maharaja’s princely state. Indeed, India did not even send troops to defend it till the state was legally made part of India by the Maharaja’s accession.
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Brief history of Islamic jihad in Kerala and the resistance of Hindus
During 1852, 1880, 1885, Muslim jihadis killed many Hindus (including Dalit Hindus) and destroyed temples.
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Beware of media painting BJP and RSS as fascists and Islamic State
Apart from manufacturing perpetual outrage, the Left has no positive agenda for national growth or futuristic development of the country.
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Hindu Resurgence and Challenges – Part 3
Only Hindus are not allowed to have their own institutions as if Hindus don’t have the need to preserve and promote their own culture. Our constitution says all are equal before the law, but it seems some are more equal.
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Dialogue Between Rajiv Malhotra and Prof. R Vaidyanathan – Part A – Benefits Of Jati System
there are some 870-900 defined clusters of economic activity in the country. Not Bombay, Delhi type of thing, there is Tirupur, there is Sivkashi, there is Morbi, there is Punjab. So like that various places. All of these clusters have thriving economic activity,are boom centres and almost all of them are caste based structures.
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Hindu Resurgence and Challenges – Part 1
Aurobindo Ghosh realized several years ago that the spiritual rebirth of Bharat came absolutely before everything else, including political freedom.
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Hindu Resurgence and Challenges – Part 2
Critical examination of our scriptures is the need of the hour, but any sort of reform can be fully carried while remaining in the Hindu fold itself.
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THE POWER OF FALSE ARGUMENTS
Left ideology has historically rejected the idea of national concerns and demanded international solidarity of proletariat.
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The Facade That Is ‘Kashmiriyat’
The year 1931 marks a watershed in the history of communalisation of the Valley. It started with a meeting by Sheikh Abdullah, and fanned into violence by an invited Ahmadi. A research paper on the 1931 riots can be read here.
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Of India’s ‘Invention’ Of The Caste System And Its Constant Battle Against It
Traditional social stratification in the West was steeply pyramidal and seven-fold (as against India’s Varna system, which is four-fold).
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Geopolitics and Bharat’s caste fault lines – Part 2
The contemporary manifestation of Bharatiya caste fissures is principally a product of political instigation and manipulation that has its origins in the catalytic boost administered to caste identity by nineteenth century and later British as well as subsequent censuses.
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India Must Abandon Its Namby-Pamby Approach To Dealing With Kashmir
We should have no qualms in making J&K a fully Indian state.
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UP election results will herald a funeral of 'counterfeit' secularism in India
it is the behavioural meaning of secularism that has emerged as a threat to Indian Muslims, and as a national security threat to India.
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UP election results will herald a funeral of 'counterfeit' secularism in India
it is the behavioural meaning of secularism that has emerged as a threat to Indian Muslims, and as a national security threat to India.
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UP has spoken – no more Kairanas
The Hindus of UP have spoken, and let there be no confusion about what they are seeking: a right to a safe & dignified life.
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-F
Meeting the threat of conversion
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-E
Are Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir denied minority benefits?
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-D
The 103rd Amendment to the Constitution to bring Minority Commissions in line with Supreme Court judgments, was allowed to lapse by the UPA Government after the Standing Committee under Smt. Sumitra Mahajan recommended that these Supreme Court judgments be incorporated fully into the Amendment.
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-C
There are long-standing demands of the Heraka – Zeliangrong, Meitei and various other tribes who are struggling to maintain their traditional culture and religion against the might of the Christian conversion juggernaut, for protection as minorities.
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-B
In a 2011 article, RSS ideologue and a key member of BJP’s think tank, Ram Madhav, wrote an article describing the persecution of the Reang tribe of Mizoram.
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2-A
The Supreme Court has also asked the question: do Christians constitute minority in the North Eastern states where they are in majority?
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 2
In 2004, the UPA Government introduced the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Bill that seeks to have State-wisupose minority status rather than national status, in line with Supreme Court Judgments. As per the provisions of this Bill, minorities in the State would be decided through a Presidential notification in consultation with the State Government.
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A Hindu Demographic Debacle In Kerala Is Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes
The fact is that the women subject to sexual predation, the ones raped and murdered, the men hacked to death in political rivalries, are almost all Hindu.
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Status of minority rights of Hindus and tribal religions in states of Bharat with non-Hindu majority – Part 1
In a number of judgments, the Supreme Court of Bharat has held that the purpose of a “minority institution” is to provide a secure environment for minority students, and such an institution can have only a SPRINKLING of non-minority students.
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Christian Activist John Dayal is lying about Arunachal’s Hindu Heritage
Writing in 1906, Edward Gait observed that even tribals celebrated Rama Navami, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja throughout Arunachal Pradesh
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Is There A Need For A Hindu Knee-Jerk Reaction?
the vast majority of the literature of about fifty million or thereabouts of Indic manuscripts are yet to be looked at even once by modern scholars, let alone re-deciphered.
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Islamic Leaders Seek Dalit Support to Undermine UCC
The Indian state is directed by the Article 44 of the Constitution to draft and introduce the UCC.
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Why The Indian Constitution Is Sacred And Cannot Be ‘Dharma-Nirpeksh’
While the preamble of the American Constitution states that the people of that country have come together to establish justice, the people of India have come together to secure justice.
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Jobs And Jallikattu: Why Youth Mutinies Are Careening Out Of Control
When unemployment and underemployment among youth is the norm, we are not going to find any shortage of protesters, whether for jallikattu or reservations or Cauvery waters.
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JALLIKKATTU BAN PETA PROJECT THESSALONICA TO DESTABILIZE STORY-3
we should be clear that the Supreme Court is a colonial institution. While English Common Law is based on centuries of English traditions, the Indian Constitution and Laws have little or no relation with Indian traditions.
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JALLIKKATTU BAN PETA PROJECT THESSALONICA TO DESTABILIZE STORY-2
In 2006, a judge in the Madras High Court suo moto banned Jallikattu, even though she was hearing an entirely different case and no one had petitioned against the ban.
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JALLIKKATTU BAN PETA PROJECT THESSALONICA TO DESTABILIZE STORY-1
PETA also has killed 35,000 animals at its headquarters since 1998, according to animal custody records it files with the state of Virginia.’
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50 Biggest Enemies of Hindus (Dead or Alive) — 2
rich Hindus never help their poorer brothers and sisters—that’s’ why the Mother Teresas and Sonia Gandhis are able to flourish in India.
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50 Biggest Enemies of Hindus (Dead or Alive) — By François Gautier
It would be also interesting to compile separately a list of say, the ten or twenty biggest enemies of Hindus in the US (or UK, or Canada) that could be circulated worldwide and damper the activities of these people….
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Bharat’s NGO Racket Of Human Trafficking
Many churches also provide safe transfer of the girl’s monthly salary back to her parents, with a certain “donation” charged by the church for its services.
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Uniform Civil Code – A Constitutional Obligation of the Law Makers
In most of the western countries the laws of marriage, divorce and inheritance are uniform for all citizens even though there is absolute freedom with regard to worship, dress and other religious practices.
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Koenraad Elst, His Interview –3
Saying the truth about Islam is important not to convince Muslims, but to make our own people conscious.
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Prof. Koenraad Elst, His Interview –2
all the western interventions in the Muslim countries have been made by pro-Islam / Muslim politicians. Even when they praised Islam, they killed millions of Muslims in Islamic countries like Libya, Afganistan, Iraq etc.
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‘Any Indologist/Historian Suspected Of Pro-Hindu Opinion Has No Chance Of Making A Career’ – Prof. Koenraad Elst, His Interview –
The shift from Jan Sangh to BJP was an important moment when the Hindu element was de-emphasized. But even within the history of BJP, there has been evolution.
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Christian School Expels Hindu Students for Applying Vibhuti on Forehead
Tamil media has reported that St. Joseph school in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu suspended two boy students for applying vibhuti (sacred ash) on forehead.
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When Jayalalithaa Faced Tough Opposition Against Her Anti-Conversion Bill In 2002
we had a chief minister who was convinced in principle of some of the core aspects of the Hindutva movement, and yet the sheer incompetence and complacency on the part of the Hindutva forces made her move to the other side – with cognitive dissonance taking its toll on the state’s Hindus for years to come.
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Triple Talaq: Muslim Personal Law Board runs its own court and exploits govt
Coming to the Uniform Civil Code, it is crucial to remind ourselves that even Islam calls for a universal law for people regardless of their religion or caste.
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Can We Expect Some Accountability From The Honourable Supreme Court?
But while it had warned government about possible riots after demonetisation, it failed to anticipate that its own orders could cause riots – as they did in Karnataka after its water release order.
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DO YOU EVEN KNOW THE STORY OF NATIONAL ANTHEM?
the song Vande Mataram, which has played a historic part in the struggle for Indian freedom, shall be honoured equally with Jana Gana Mana and shall have equal status with it.”
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‘Instant triple talaq is a social disaster … Muslim society wants change but Muslim Personal Law Board biggest hurdle’
Reforms are a continuous process. Most importantly, it is not a ‘mazhabi arkan’ (one of the basic duties defining a Muslim).
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Open letter to Rahul Gandhi on OROP issue
in 1972-73 it was Indira Gandhi, then prime minister who in one stroke terminated OROP after the 1971 India-Pakistan war. In 2002, Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke and advocated for OROP at a political rally, but then followed it up with being in power until 2014 and not having it implemented.
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A Limited Response to JNU Professor Nivedita Menon’s Statement “Hindu society must be one of the most violent…society in the world.”
Varna, as found in Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4, verse 13), which is not meant to be based on birth but determined by an individual’s “Guna” and “Karma”
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Triple talaq issue: Muslim women fighting for their rights is a great moment for democracy
it is not surprising that a new generation of Indians are knocking at the Supreme Court's door to demand equality and liberty – for example to end the triple talaq, Halala and polygamy.
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Triple talaq issue: Muslim women fighting for their rights is a great moment for democracy
When Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar laid down the foundations of the republic, they wrote an array of liberties into the constitution, the seeds that are birthing a new type of Indians. For thousands of years, Indians knelt before temples. But Narendra Modi kneels down at the footsteps of the Parliament, an institution created not by religion, but by liberty, by constitution, by reason.
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Universal Bill of Rights instead of UCC: Frame a comprehensive code that covers all
Islamic clerics have lost legitimacy and are on the backfoot. Also, under the Indian Constitution, the right to religion under Article 25 is available to a citizen, not to communities or the so-called Law Board.
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UCC, Triple Talaq: It Is Time To Call The Bluff Of AIMPLB And Fake Secularists
UCC is not just about women and triple talaq; it will cover an entire range of laws, including inheritance, etc
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Muslim Women’s Rights and Media Coverage-1
It is a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging triple talaq on the ground that it violates the fundamental rights of a Muslim woman guaranteed under the Constitution.
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Muslim Women’s Rights and Media Coverage-2
the Supreme Court commented, None of the ancient holy books or scriptures mention such form of divorce. No such text has been brought to our notice which provides that a recital in any document, incorporating a statement by the husband that he has divorced his wife could be an effective divorce on the date on which the wife learns of such a statement contained in an affidavit or pleading served on her.
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Why Does The Left Ignore India’s Indigenous Intellectual Traditions?
Left has not produced any original thinkers, much less sages. It hasn’t even understood India’s own vast culture, which is the saddest commentary on its endeavours. India’s leftist scholars are largely Lord Macaulay’s children, promoting Western thought, disowning India’s older and more extensive cultural heritage.
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Indian constitution reserves the right to make Islamic reforms
We are living in the age of Indian Constitution, not in the era of Aurangzeb.
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Indian constitution reserves the right to make Islamic reforms
We are living in the age of Indian Constitution, not in the era of Aurangzeb.
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The Roots of Islamic Radicalisation in Kerala-2
magazines and newspapers like Madhyamam, which is published by the Jamaat-e-Islami, are radicalising Muslim youngsters.
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The Roots of Islamic Radicalisation in Kerala
it is worrying that now it is impossible for Hindus and Christians to open their restaurants in Malappuram during the fasting month, or sell eatables in shops not owned by Muslims. Unable to protest, local Hindus have willingly accepted their position as Dhimmis, second-class citizens.
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Between Moolah and the Mullah
Ansiba Hassan, a Muslim actor from Kerala, faced abuse from Islamist trolls after she posed for a photograph with Buddhist monks.
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A Brief History of the 93rd Constitution Amendment
It was now clear beyond doubt that the principle of parity to Hindus in education had just emerged unscathed from three big constitution benches....The Congress govt just decided to, ahem.. simply change the Constitution of the great Republic of India.
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My HQ Was At Uri, The Attack On It Has Thrown Up Institutional Defects We Have Grown To Live With
The observation over the last season is clear that the adversary has found ways of neutralizing the LoC fence. To reach Uri base the fence had to be breached somewhere.
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West Bengal Village Has To Forgo Yet Another Durga Puja Due To Objections From Muslim Families
“District officials are not responding as they don’t want to antagonise the Muslims,” Sau said.
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If There Was Anything Nazi-Like In Kashmir, It Was The Ethnic Cleansing Of The Pandits
So, the jihadification of the Kashmir Valley is in full tilt, with self-radicalised youths, backed by the Pakistani establishment, raising the slogan of “Azadi” for militant mobilisation and jihadi violence.
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The Ingenious ‘Upayas’ In The Arthashastra Could Still Be Used In Administration Today
According to Kautilya, the gain of a sangha as a friend is best among the gains of an army and an ally; for they, being closely knit, are unassailable for enemies.
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The Imbalance Worsens: Religion Data of Census 2011: II
At the national aggregate level the most significant piece of information that emerges from the religion data of census of 2011 is the increase in the share of Muslims in the population of Bharat from 13.43 percent in 2001 to 14.23 percent now
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Kerala’s Own Zakir Naik? Islamist Preacher Booked For Hate Speech
Salafi preacher Shamsudheen Fareed alias Shamsudheen Palath has been charged with hate speech in Kerala
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It’s The Islamism, Stupid: Govt Finally Realises The Root Cause Of Current Unrest In Kashmir
the government will likely toughen its stand as it believes that the current round of unrest in the valley is fuelled in order to overthrow a democratically elected government, and install a Wahhabi theocracy in its place.
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Relief For Drought-Prone Areas As Govt Kickstarts 99 Stalled Irrigation Projects
The irrigation projects pending for years are slated for completion by 2019, of which 23 are supposed to be completed by 2016-17, while 31 and 45, respectively, are said to be completed in the following two years.
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Census does not tell real population of Christians in Punjab: Pentecostal Leaders
“Please note that SCs are to be counted only as Hindus. Since the neo-converts to Christianity or Islam don’t want to lose the reservation benefits, they are often asked by evangelists to wrongly claim their religion as Hinduism so that they get the benefits of reservation.
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SC collegium functioning - betrayal of Third Judges Case
The judiciary’s moral stock declined gradually first and expeditiously later. During the Emergency when it was required only to stand up, the highest judiciary betrayed the nation and the Constitution in the ADM Jabalpur case by endorsing the dictatorship almost as integral to the Constitution.
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Reforming Babudom: India Needs More Specialists, Fewer Generalists
Ending ageism: We need to give top jobs to people when they are 45 rather than 58 years old.
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Day of the specialist
Generalists are more dangerous than specialists and the rising standards of human capital in public policy areas — education, healthcare, public finance, urbanisation — means we must stop equating bureaucrats with technocrats.
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Day of the specialist
Generalists are more dangerous than specialists and the rising standards of human capital in public policy areas — education, healthcare, public finance, urbanisation — means we must stop equating bureaucrats with technocrats.
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Battle over Krishna: Kerala CPI(M) is trying to lure cadres away from Sangh's Janmashtami event
“Believers find it auspicious to perform puja on that day," said P Jayarajan, the CPI (M)'s Kannur district secretary. "We are not against believers. But we oppose bringing beliefs to the streets. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is dictating terms for the Balagokulam event. It takes children to the streets with political motives."
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The Christianisation of the Northeast: It all began on the eve of Independence -2
The number of Christians in this region has reached 61 lakh, beginning from less than 0.22 lakh in 1901; they now have a commanding share of 68.4 percent in the population of these States compared to their insignificant presence of 2.7 percent in 1901.
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The Christianisation of the Northeast: It all began on the eve of Independence
There is an important difference between the Northeast and other regions of high Christian presence that we have mentioned above. Christianity had arrived in most of the latter regions before the twentieth century, while Christianisation of the Northeast has taken place entirely in the twentieth century, mostly after Independence
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J&K Needs Governor’s Rule And A Return To Order Before Political Solutions
Over the last few days, in order to avoid further clashes with violent protestors, including jihadis, the police have literally abandoned their jobs in four South Kashmir districts.
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The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in India
Radicalisation is the process of directly and indirectly motivating Muslims to participate in jihadi terror, based on religious teachings and grievance-nurturing by Islamic preachers, the Urdu press and other Islamic media.
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“Indians More Interested in PV Sindhu’s caste”, Screams Mainstream Media
Our media, especially the English language media, has time and again demonstrated a proclivity to thrust the caste angle into each and every issue, even going to the extent of fomenting caste discord where none exists.
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Atrocities Against the Scheduled Castes
One must note that the PMK headed by S Ramadoss had even issued a diktat forbidding the Vanniyars from marrying in the SC community. There has been rioting (burning of the villages and murders) if such marriages happened – this is recent, and Ramdas’ son Anbumani Ramadoss was a Union minister at that time. As far as I know not a single Congress member condemned this; neither did it visit these villages and affected families.
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CJI Should Introspect; Justice Isn’t Only About Appointing More Judges Faster
Shailesh Gandhi, a former information commissioner, in a The Times of India article last May, punctured the CJI’s suggestion that we need 70,000 judges, pointing out that every year around two crore fresh cases were being launched, but the courts were also clearing two crore cases. The problem was the backlog
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PROUD TO BE ‘EDUCATED’?
It is amazing that Indians still don’t have the confidence to stand by their own wisdom. Are they not aware that Indian ancient scriptures are an amazing source of knowledge about the human being?
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EDUCATION IN INDIA – PART 2, HOW TO IMPROVE IT
Hermann Graf von Keyserling, a German, who traveled through India already in 1911, wrote: “I can say from own experience that this seemingly useless and often ridiculed ‘being still’ (meditation) is of great importance… all great personalities are masters of their mind and not slaves of their automatism… a few minutes every morning of being still have more effect in increasing concentration than the strictest schooling.
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DECOLONISING INDIA’S EDUCATION
The English speaking class naturally have an interest to continue with the status quo, where jobs at the top level require fluency in English whether it is in the judiciary, the defence forces, in academia, science or administration. It is in their interest and in the interest of their children.
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14 Forgotten Folk Uprisings That Prepared the Ground for Indian Independence
Simple, hardworking, and peace-loving folks who lived mainly off their agricultural land or forests, these communities rebelled fiercely against the land grabbing and economic exploitation that came with colonial rule. Though these revolts were often unsuccessful in uprooting the British, they prepared the ground for the struggle that ultimately led to independence.
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Refuting Missionary Preachers’ Business of Converting Hindus – Part 1
Hindu Dharma preaches universal spiritualism of Brahman. Brahman is an all-inclusive concept that resides in everyone including those who don’t believe.
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Refuting Missionary Preachers’ Business of Converting Hindus – Part 2
Bible was used as endorsement and basis by Europeans to trade African origin Blacks as slaves for more than 4 centuries. They were chained, exported in ships in inhuman conditions from Africa/Europe to US. Discrimination against Blacks still continues till date in incidents like Ferguson shooting etc., despite strict laws.
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INDIA’S UNTOUCHABLE PAST IS ITS SHAMEFUL PRESENT
As another independence day dawns, we must ask ourselves if we have achieved the egalitarian promise of the social reform movement of the 19th century and the freedom struggle of the 20th
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Competitive federalism is working
The Modi government’s moves to encourage states to strengthen their own business environment are helping create a new dynamic.
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Danger In North East: Christian Terror On One Side, Islamist On The Other
The Kokrajhar attack shows the revival of the old tactics by the North-Eastern secessionist outfits. It may also be indicating some new dynamics in the present changed political milieu of Assam. And it needs serious attention.
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The Salafisation Of Kerala’s Muslims
Religious education starts at a young age— before children achieve the ability to discriminate. The study material is the same, impervious to any change or reform.
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 1-A
Historically there has always been a small section among the Muslim community which has condemned jihad and jihadi violence but that has never deterred Muslim terrorists from their mission to transform Hindu Bharat from dar-ul harb to dar-ul Islam.
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 1
Gandhi expected the Hindus of Bengal to trust the Muslim League or else trust Gandhi’s faith in the Muslim League and his interpretation of Islam.
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 2-C
The Kashmir Valley’s quota in Lok Sabha constituencies and state assembly constituencies is unnaturally weighted in favour of Kashmiri jihadis.
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 2-B
Gandhi’s intense but barely cloaked animosity for nationalists like KM Munshi and NB Khare and for Hindu Maharajas was his subjective preference and yet he imposed his personal opinions, which were in some part unjustified and which for the greater part bordered on the fetish, on the CWC and on the INC.
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 2-A
I write this, because I love the English Nation, and I wish to evoke in every Indian the loyalty of the Englishman. I remain, Your Excellency’s faithful servant, M. K. Gandhi.”
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Unraveling The Mahatma – Part 2
The secessionist fire raging in Kashmir today was lit in 1946 by Gandhi who instigated Nehru to interfere in the affairs of the Hindu kingdom as if the Hindu nation were Gandhi’s patrimony and the kingdom of Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet (Riyasat-e Jammu wa Kashmir wa Ladakh wa Tibet ha) were Nehru’s fiefdom.
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Aligarh Muslim University – Muslim Leaders Need to Quit Minority Syndrome
The AMU reserved 50 percent seats to Muslims in medical courses in 2004 which is a violation of the Constitution because a university established by an act of the Indian parliament cannot discriminate based on religious ground.
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The Intellectual Bankruptcy Of The Left In India
The Congress Party long ago farmed out its educational wing to the Marxists to provide demeaning history books about India’s extraordinary civilisation. These read more like socialist propaganda items rather than any serious rendering of the national heritage.
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Time To Rise Up Against The Theology Of Ingratitude
Unsubstantiated reports of attacks on churches started pouring in soon after the new government took office. Electric short-circuits and children accidentally breaking window pane of a church were trumpeted as attacks by Hindu nationalists.
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NEW LIGHT ON FORGOTTEN STALWARTS
Papers connected to Mookerjee himself run into 70,000 pages. The NMML has the Vinayak Damodar Savarkar papers, the Hindu Mahasabha papers, Asutosh Lahiri papers, and much more.
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BUILDING INDIA’S INDUSTRIAL SPINE
Mookerjee’s contribution in strengthening the handloom and textile industry in India cannot be overlooked, it is a story which Google does not narrate but which his papers at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in Delhi clearly point towards.
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ARTICULATING THE PAST HISTORY
The ‘pseudo-nationalists’ abound today and are vocal through their pseudo-espousals. One hears them shout loudest for tolerance, for equal treatment, for the right of every part to secede from India, for the right of self-determination of nationalities within the Indian ‘subcontinent’, for the right to reject the Constitution and to fan the flames of separatism, for the right of terrorists to survive and carry on their trade and all these in the name of democracy, freedom of expression a
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ARTICULATING THE PAST HISTORY
The ‘pseudo-nationalists’ abound today and are vocal through their pseudo-espousals. One hears them shout loudest for tolerance, for equal treatment, for the right of every part to secede from India, for the right of self-determination of nationalities within the Indian ‘subcontinent’, for the right to reject the Constitution and to fan the flames of separatism, for the right of terrorists to survive and carry on their trade and all these in the name of democracy, freedom of expression a
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What Drives Hit-Jobs Like Outlook’s #BabyLift Slander Against RSS?
She is angry that RSS has instilled values such as patriotism, honour and valour. She frowns upon the tribal folks who identify themselves as Hindus. She badgers the poor people who help young children from their society to find education, as a matter of duty and honour, unlike the evangelists who live in comforts.
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With 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid is set to drop
Of Rs 45,300 crore in foreign funding to Indian NGOs over four years – 2011-'12 to 2014-'15 – Rs 29,000 crore was received by organisations in the national capital and these four (five after Telangana) states
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Guntur Church uses Derogatory Language against Hindu Gods, Villagers Protest
Many people convert for the monetary incentives provided by missionary groups flush with foreign FCRA funds – they also hope that once their financial condition improves,they could return to their original faith.
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Are prime minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips a drain on the Indian economy? Why?
"A night should be spent in a foreign hotel only if there is an engagement scheduled the next day," an official explained Modi's line of thought.
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It’s Jihad In Kashmir; Deal With It As Such
Leftist professors spoke of Kashmir being a military occupation, and anchors opined that sanctity of flags or national boundaries were nothing but retrograde ideas.
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Why India Must Not Blink Despite J&K Protests After Burhan Wani Killing
When you shred the aura of invincibility and make-believe about a plastic hero, you get anger and violence. Nobody likes a hero to look like a zero.
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Reforms for rule-based governance
Decades of stifling government involvement and presence in every aspect of economy created the fertile ground for corruption and cronyism that exists to this day.
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http://swarajyamag.com/politics/burhan-wanis-killing-and-its-aftermath
It will need to be a fine decision for the political and security authorities to allow a public funeral or provide a quiet burial done by the Police with the family attending.
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Mother Teresa tried to brainwash Hindus to become Christians and fuelled a violent Indian insurgency, claim BJP leaders
“If you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,” he said, referring to the works of polemicist Christopher Hitchens who once famously called Mother Teresa a “thieving, fanatical Albanian dwarf”.
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Why Did Raghuram Rajan Go? Was He Pushed Or Did He Jump?
I remember how US Fed Chairs Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, and later Ben Bernanke, were all held up as nothing short of Immortals....as soon as they leave office, they become rather obscure, and yet the office continues to function.
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The numbers RBI governor Raghuram Rajan did not get: 2014 and 282
Rajan is a talented professional. He should be a professor at an Indian university (why only in Chicago?), and should write, speak and educate. His lectures will be heard, his books will be read and he will continue to be widely-respected and well-regarded.
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EDUCATION KEY TO UNLOCKING DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND
In next 15 years, most of India’s population will get urbanised and what worked for a country of 6 lakh villages may not work anymore. In that scenario, education sector will be required to rise to the challenge of unlocking demographic dividend by making youth globally employable.
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Why Amma's canteen must be replicated nationwide
Cynics might say that Amma has used these schemes to promote herself. But if I were a poor labourer who barely gets a square meal a day, or a middle-class person reeling under high pulse prices, would I care?
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Why Amma's canteen must be replicated nationwide
Cynics might say that Amma has used these schemes to promote herself. But if I were a poor labourer who barely gets a square meal a day, or a middle-class person reeling under high pulse prices, would I care?
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The divided and the ruled: Divide-and-Rule laws continue to create strife within India. Repeal them
State governments across the country use existing laws to take over Hindu temples from local communities...Amazingly enough, the government cannot similarly take over Muslim or Christian religious properties, as that is illegal..
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[SOS] Communal Violence in Paschim Medinipur: No Media Coverage
It’s an extremely unfortunate state of affairs that political parties sacrifice the safety of their subjects for mere political gains. Even in Malda Riots, there was extremely mild actions taken compared to the magnitude of the crimes that were committed
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[SOS] Communal Violence in Paschim Medinipur: No Media Coverage
It’s an extremely unfortunate state of affairs that political parties sacrifice the safety of their subjects for mere political gains. Even in Malda Riots, there was extremely mild actions taken compared to the magnitude of the crimes that were committed
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Not Plassey 1757 but Samugarh 1658: Fateful tipping point that fixed the subcontinent’s future course
Dara told the Qazi that the creator was known by many names and called God, Allah, Prabhu, Jehova, Ahura Mazda and many more names by devout people in many different lands. He added that it is written in the Quran that Allah had sent down 1,24,000 messengers to show all the people of the world the way of righteousness
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Why India Is A Nation
Regardless of their origins in pre-history, our ancestral people made the land of India their home and wove stories around its features.
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Congress And Its Fear Of Rahul
One wonders if Congress leaders still have private nightmares about their presumptive leader’s campaign in the last general election. How can a person who does not possess the knowledge, skills or presence of mind to face a television anchor, ever face the nation?
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Introduce Comprehensive Gender-Neutral Reforms in Muslim Personal Laws
problems associated with Muslim societies regarding marriage, divorce and other issues need surgery, not tablets.
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The Afreen Rehman Talaq And The Opportunity For A Uniform Civil Code
It’s 2016. Is the Indian State going to have some gumption this time? Or will it be like 1985?
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They’re Lying When They Say Hindu Terror Is Major Threat, Stats Show Left-Wing Terror Is
By far, the biggest single threat to India remains the Maoist/Left Wing terrorist insurgencies, who are committed in their manifestos to the destruction of the Indian republic.
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Can BJP Form The Government In Kerala In 2021?
In an atmosphere where people want change and with Congress weakening nationally, it is likely that the BJP could be an important beneficiary of the anti-incumbent mood in 2021.
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EXPOSE: Left CM Candidate of Kerala had asked Comrades to kill RSS men without Bloodshed
“In this matter, we should learn from Bengalis. They do it without shedding even a drop of blood. They kidnap people, bury their bodies in deep pit along with a sack of salt. The world never comes to know about the blood, photographs or the news about such killings.’’
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Hanuman temple destroyed and Idol Thrown on road in Bengal, No FIR registered
Muslims came and broke down the under construction temple, and threw the “Hanuman Moorti” on road. That too under the eyes of “Muslim Police” of the area. They did nothing to stop the demolition.
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HCU SFI Leader Resigns; 7 page EXPLOSIVE LETTER Blames Communists for Rohith Vemula’s Death
I realized that SFI and other organizations which are part of JAC, the lives of common students do not matter. They are hell bent in continuing the agitation at any cost because they have taken it to such heights where their existence would be under question, if the agitation is stopped. Certain faculty members and outsiders including politicians are also keen on continuing the agitation. Common students like me whose primary purpose is study are worst affected.
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Out of my mind: Nationalism as politics
This year is crucial for the Congress. If it fails to retain either Assam or Kerala, the death knell will begin to sound.
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Mehbooba Mufti Could Turn A New Leaf In J&K
there is a simmer and the Separatist attempt to trigger a chain of protests has not really manifested.
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Why Guha Is Wrong In His Criticism Of Sangh’s Celebration Of Ambedkar
Both Dr Ambedkar and Hindutva ideologue KM Munshi were on the same wavelength with respect to the concept of a Uniform Civil Code.
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BIG EXPOSE: Gurumurthy Exposes With Proofs How Karti Chidambaram Holds Global Empire Through Benamis
The new evidence proves that Advantage, which holds properties worth several hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of crores, may be even more, in India and outside, belongs to the Chidambaram family but held in benami names.
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Forced to frame Aseemanand in Samjhauta Express blast case-Yashpal Bhadana
So just like ishrat Jahan terrorist glorification and protection program by then Congress government, this too looks an attempt by Congress to create fake Saffron terror so that Green terror could be sidelined
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BIGGEST EXPOSE : A Nexus of 10 Janpath and ISI to Finish Political Career of PM Narendra Modi
"Dijon, 90 William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park" Is said 2B one of SATISH VERMA's wife property#IndiaSalutesVANZARA pic.twitter.com/IYazCJz9rF — #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) March 5, 2016
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Nitish’s Sangh-Mukt Bharat Is Fantasy; Gandhi-Mukt Cong Is Easier To Achieve
the Sangh, despite its quasi-political role, essentially has a cultural focus. It is a Hindu organisation, and the idea of India trying to get rid of its largest Hindu organisation with deep roots in the country is laughable.
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With SC Foraying Into Every Area, States Have Simply Stopped Listening
If the chief secretaries, who have been given one more chance to comply, collectively decide not to do so as they are constrained by law and order considerations, what can the Supreme Court do? Dock their wages? Send them to jail?
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Hindus Need Long Term Political Strategy And Dharmic Awakening
The PM has to deal with the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, a hostile judiciary, a hostile media and academia, and an often hostile and resistant bureaucracy, including an overall culture of non-performance, nepotism and corruption.
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To Retain Power in 2019, The BJP Must Eschew Its Fascination For Micawberism
If one week is too long in politics, a two-year reign is sufficient to indicate where the government is headed. And the straws in the wind point to excessive Micawberism—unjustified optimism about its policies and programmes.
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Why Kashmir May Witness Many Handwaras In Near Future
The local media has largely been eulogising the terrorists in south Kashmir, with pro- separatist commentaries. The return of a government also triggered the idea of agitation.
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The Aryan-Dravidian Divide Is A Political Myth
There is little in so-called Dravidian culture, ancient or modern, that does not have strong connections with so-called Aryan culture. The Aryan-Dravidian divide is largely a modern political construct.
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SC’s Constitutional Coup: Ambedkar’s Finely Crafted Balance Of Power Is Gone
In recent years, the Supreme Court has been repeatedly foraying into executive and legislative terrain, directing action, making laws, supervising investigations, or generally directing governance.
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To Secure Its Future, India Must Look Towards The Sea
Indian policymakers are now more alert to the challenges and opportunities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought peace and economic integration with Bangladesh by ratifying the land boundary in May 2015. And he has invested a lot of diplomatic capital and time in his visits to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the tour of three island nations in the Arabian Sea in the past year.
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Teachers Of Secessionism
The problem with the Communists is that their speeches do not exhort people to fight the prejudices, superstitions, casteism, injustices, sectarianism, parochialism, etc that they believe in and practise.
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Prof Makarand Paranjape Responds To Maitreyee Shukla’s Open Letter
Being a sociology student, I am sure you are familiar with Durkheim’s idea of the malaise of modernity, which produces free-floating and rootless individuals consequent on the breakdown of social and religious norms.
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Owaisis Are Shi’as And To Retain Few Seats Shi’as Have To Be Shrill
But why do the Owaisi brothers turn contemptible towards the idea of India every now and then? It is because the Shi’as have otherwise no prospect in Indian politics ― even within the realm of Muslim politics in India.
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Why Isn’t AAP’s Fraud Making News?
About two weeks ago, he supplied evidence that showed four of the AAP’s candidates for the Delhi election, who went on to be elected as MLAs, had furnished fake PAN numbers to the Election Commission of Delhi.
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How UPA’s Land Acquisition Law Is Making Both Infra And Jobs Growth Unviable
We ae heading for a situation where both infrastructure and growth will end up becoming gridlocked in a rising tide of land price escalation expectations.
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BJP Takes A Bold Route To Assam, To Seal Bangla Border And Curb Illegal Immigration
“Congress tried to destroy and change the demography of the state by encouraging infiltration. Congress has been doing it for many decades and took no action,” Union Minister Arun Jaitley said
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Tamil Nadu Elections: Islamism On The Rise
Dravidian parties consider themselves ideologically in sync with Islamist politics. With decades naturally the radical Islamist elements have always found for themselves natural allies in Dravidian politics.
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Kanhaiyas Of India Should See Nation’s Development Before Deriding Modi
Modi bashing was the carrot dangled before him, and he latched on to it gleefully. But he didn’t understand the economic policy taking shape under Modi, which is giving India a break from the stifling past.
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10 Most Incredible Accompalishments of Modi Government in 2015 & 2016
Every Initiative undertaken ridiculed.It is time to take stock at what has been done.
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Why The Burden On Govt To Remove Fears of Muslims? First Make Madani See Reason
“If Muslims for coming 20 years decide their agenda for education and pledge to educate their children even if they have to go without a meal, then those who hate Muslims will be forced to change their opinion,”
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Communists have lost their ideology, They are violently eliminating their opponents
The communists claim that they are left and Congress claims to be right with regard to economic policies. People have begun to realise that LDF and UDF will not raise to their expectations.
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Ideas Kill, Ideas Have Their Own Consequences
In February 2016, Umar Khalid, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University at the centre of a major controversy over nationalism, allegedly declared: "I don't believe in any nationalism. I dream of a world without nations or boundaries."
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PM Modi and the Hindus, Will He Stand Up?
Is the US president held morally accountable for hate crimes or gun shootings in the US? Or the UK PM for the creation of ISIS Jihadists among British citizenry due to politics of appeasement in the garb of fighting Islamophobia.
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Even While Calling Out Hinduphobia, It’s Important to Develop A Hinduism Lite
The unusual thing about India is that its innate pluralism allows intemperate Hindu-baiters to be labelled as progressives, and not as Hinduphobes.
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The Secret History Of JNU
As far back as 1991, a JNU student, Shahabuddin Ghauri, was arrested in connection with the Ashfaq Hussain Lone hawala case (Lone was a deputy chief of intelligence of the Hizbul Mujahideen).
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The Kamlesh Tiwari Blasphemy Case – Mass Protests, Rioting By Islamists In India's West Bengal State
In India, due to the political correctness known locally as "secularism," Hindu extremists are more likely to be arrested than Muslim extremists for fomenting religious hatred.
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What is the darkest moment in Indian history?
Annie Besant reported that the Muslims killed and drove away Hindus from the land who refused to convert to Islam amounting to almost 100,000 people. Beef was forced into mouth of the Hindus and Muslims forcefully married Hindu women and Hindu places of worship desecrated or demolished.
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Indian Black Money in Swiss Banks,1400 Billion dollars (INR 6300000,00,00,000 )
It is believed that an astonishing sum of around 1400 Billion dollars of black money is deposited in Swiss banks by the Indian Tax evaders. This amount is equivalent to 6300000,00,00,000 INR which is about 13 times larger than the country’s foreign debt !!!!
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$ 462 Billions Indian Black money abroad
In the post-reform period of 1991-2008, deregulation and trade liberalization accelerated the outflow of illicit money from the Indian economy.
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123 Billion Dollars Illicit Black Money Left India Congress Rule
Latest Global Financial Integrity Research Places India as Decade’s 8th Largest Exporter of Illicit Capital Illicit Outflows Cost Developing World US$859 Billion in 2010, Rebounding Rapidly from Financial Crisis
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Jat Quota Stir: The Real Issue Is That Of The Equality And The Equal Protection Of The Laws
In 2013, the Congress govt asked the NCBC for an opinion. They said “no way” without any convincing data. The Govt decided to go ahead and announce the inclusion of Jats anyway.
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Sedition law ‘necessary’ to stop abuse against country
“Forget all other things. You criticise the government, criticise the individuals, criticise the system. Patriotism can never be criticised,” he said.
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AMARTYA SEN GETS NOBEL PRIZE FOR WHITEWASHING CHURCHILL'S INDIAN HOLOCAUST- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
By the way British East India Company who ruled India and made us slaves was owned by Rothschild Jews. Amartya Sen's third wife is Emma Rothschild, who is the direct blood sister of Amschel Mayor James Rothschild.
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THE INDIAN NAVY MUTINY OF 1946, THE WAR OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE
In 1946, the Indian Navy ( Royal Navy ) revolted. The realization dawned on the crafty English speaking white man, that without the Indian Navy they stood to be cut off from England. This naval mutiny , joined by the air force, army , police and RSS cadre convinced the British that they could no longer rely upon the Indian armed forces to maintain their hold on India.
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The JNU protests : Calling lawyers anti-national may be right, but....
For some channels the issue of the lawyers taking law into their own hands became more important than the anti-India event at the JNU. They described patriotism as ‘riot-ism’! CNN-IBN and NDTV were calling the lawyers at Patiala House ‘anti-nationals’ and “Goondas”, meaning street scoundrels.
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Why JNU burns: Shadowy role of fifth columnists & fellow travellers
The two favourite slogans of the radicals of All India Student Association (AISA) and the Democratic Students Union (DSU) were ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Jang Rahegi Jaari Bharat Ki Barbadi Tak’. The reasons for announcing a new war against India are not difficult to seek.
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The JNU protests & arrests : Most important questions remained unasked...... (14/02/2016)
More important question that India, and its media, need to ask is whether the universities be allowed to be the play-grounds for India’s political parties.
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New Delhi's Abul Fazl Enclave Emerging As India's Biggest Publication Center For Jihadi Literature – And Antisemitic Literature, Including Book On 'Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion'
This publisher imports a huge number of books from Pakistan, as attested to by a series of posts on its Facebook page. On January 10, 2016, a Facebook post on its page urged its followers to visit its stall at the Delhi Book Fair for books "imported from Pakistan" (see image above). It is interesting that India-Pakistan relations are conflicted but Indian Islamic publishers are able to import radical and fundamentalist literature from Pakistan.
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Afzal Guru event: Anti-India slogans at JNU campus; ‘disciplinary’ enquiry ordered
“There was nowhere mentioned in the permission request that the event will be on Afzal Guru, they just said that they wanted to organise a cultural event. How can any talk about disintegration of nation be national?”
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The BJP Has Nothing To Gain By Running Away From Its Core Position As A Hindu Party
“Yes, the BJP is seen as a Hindu party, and we accept this definition. An important focus for us is to protect Hindu interests without in any way compromising or reducing the interests or rights of other communities.”
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Trump, China, And Lessons For India
The myriad ways in which China has engaged in mercantilism and hurt other nations has been documented by Usha and George Haley (“Subsidies to Chinese Industry: State Capitalism, Business Strategy, and Trade Policy”). Among other things, China gives massive power subsidies to its industries, provides subsidized loans and land.
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Ambedkar: What the Dalit Icon Wrote of Islam
The only way to make Hindustan homogeneous is to arrange for exchange of population. Until that is done, it must be admitted that even with the creation of Pakistan, the problem of majority vs. minority will remain in Hindustan as before and will continue to produce disharmony in the body politic of Hindustan.
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Did you know that Ache Din is here? Media did not show you right, Then watch this-Video
India’s highest ever urea fertiliser production was achieved in 2015.
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The Real Modi: An Annotated Guide To The PM’s Speech At The Global Business Summit-2
When the people of a nation make up their minds to go forward and when the power of the people is with us, hard challenges become huge opportunities. This confidence of mine is not formed in a vacuum, but founded on my experience over the last 19 months.
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The Real Modi: An Annotated Guide To The PM’s Speech At The Global Business Summit
In 19 months, much has been achieved. Much more is expected of us. And there are challenges ahead. Yet, I am now confident that we can successfully go forward, that we can successfully go faster, and that we can do so in a way that will benefit the common people.
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Intolerance: An Eye Opener
Everyone will have four or five trusts in the name of Service Organizations or Cultural Organizations. They will be flying from one conference to the other. Once given accommodation in a government bungalow, they can never be removed from there. In Delhi alone this crowd has illegally occupied about 5,000 bungalows. There is another Power Centre similar to this in Delhi which is called the JNU. It is the same story there too.
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A Young Woman Sarpanch Is Making a World of Difference to This Rajasthan Village
The once unpaved roads have been properly laid out, the local school finally has a boundary wall and its own water tank, street lights are up and functioning, and Pachhmata has a new pipeline from the nearby Banas River for drinking water.
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ISIS suspects wanted to topple government, impose Sharia law: NIA
the ISIS suspects, who were arrested ahead of Republic Day celebrations, today said that they had plans to topple the Indian government. The suspects further disclosed that they wanted to impose the Sharia law in the country.
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Life, Death And Those Vicious Games Of Identity
The challenge is that in the polarized and simplistic Left-Right framework that increasingly dominates our thinking and draws us ever further away from our richly complex and diverse civilizational roots, identity-warfare has already trapped us into some dead ends.
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Why A Rohith Vemula Suicide Is Big News, But A Sawan Murder Is Just A Item
The death of Sawan Rathod was not an accident, nor was it a suicide. Sawan Rathod was burnt alive by three people. According to newspaper reports, their names were Ibrahim Mehboob Shaikh, Zuber Tamboli and Imran Tamboli. Zuber Tamboli is a known history-sheeter and has several cases against him, including a charge of attempted murder.
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An Interview With Prof Ramesh Rao: “North Indian Children Should Be Taught One South Indian Language Of Their Choice”
The so-called left-liberal groups, though comprising a small section of the populace, have had the use of ideologies crafted in the West. They have learned to use them skilfully, ensuring that those challenging them would never be permitted to enter the battle arena. It is so in the US, and in Europe, as it is in India.
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More NGOs In India Need To Work With The Government Instead Of Opposing It
NGOs in India have tried to substitute for the state and have been unable to scale or sustain their impact. Very often good hard work is done to undo the impact of the policy gaps of the government. Instead of working against each other, government, businesses and civil society need to collaborate to bring lasting change.
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Rohith Vemula, a victim of intellecually sponsored communal TERRORISM
clash with ABVP members had turned this fight from anti nationalism protest to being projected as casteism and crime against Dalits. What many of us don’t realize is that Rohith Vemula is a student who belongs to an OBC Vaddera communtiy and not a Dalit community as projected by many.
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Mughal Testimony for Ram-Mandir at Ayodhya
With the existence of Mughal period proofs, Indian Muslims should take it up as an action point and help the Hindu community to build this previously demolished Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
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Malda to Purnea – Islamist Blasphemy Riots are “secular”
While, Malda and Purnia are the most recent incidents, Pakistan style Blasphemy protests have been happening in India since December, soon after the alleged “blasphemous” remarks by Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari against Prophet Muhammad. Tiwari’s comments on the Prophet had come a day after UP Cabinet minister Azam Khan had allegedly called RSS members homosexuals.
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SHOCKING !! Read How A Headmaster Was Beaten Up by Muslim Clerics For Teaching Students National Anthem
The headmaster, Kazi Masum Akhtar, has been banned from entering the Talpukur Aara High Madrasa in the heart of the state capital.
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Ten Things Hindus Expect from Modi Sarkar in 2016
Hindus should be allowed to manage their temples and use its income to preserve their culture, language, script, pay adequate salaries to priests, propagate Dharma, maintain places of worship of all communities covered by The Hindu Marriage Act (i.e. Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Sikhs) the last three of whom were not considered as minorities when the constitution was adopted in 1950.
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Keep Sleeping Mr Kejriwal, More than 13,800 Villages and 200 Cities of this State Will Get Free Internet
soon 13,800 villages and 200 cities of the state will get free Wi-Fi at all public places and free or cheap internet at residential areas and work places as well.
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Change in Way of Working Since PM Modi Took Charge-Discussion Worth Reading
PM takes class of its Ministers at 6:20 AM early in d morning, if necessary
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What India Will Look Like In 2019 If All Of Modi’s Initiatives Are Executed Well?
should the government be able to implement all its plans to a reasonable level of efficiency, it looks possible for it to come back to power in 2019
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The Indian Constitution: Upheld By The RSS
in India’s national discourse, secularism – as practised in India – has come to mean appeasement of Islam and Pakistan, and is therefore rightly being dubbed by its critics as sickularism.
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Revenge Without Bloodshed: Read How Hindus of Neemuch Brilliantly Reply when you Insult their Gods
Today on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the majority of Hindus in the city kept their shops closed. You cannot even find a single Hindu’s shop’s shutter opened in Neemuch. This is how you protest peacefully.
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Secularism And Its Discontents
In 1976, by when Nehru had been dead for twelve years, a hitherto Sovereign Democratic Republic was transmuted into a ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic’ under the 42nd Amendment.
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The biggest strength of Arvind Kejriwal-Lack of Logic among his Supporters
Problem hasn’t been Kejriwal. He was always the most cunning, pro criminal, utter dramebaaz and most filthy and divisive politician to have ascended the political landscape of India.
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My political journey identical to that of President Vladimir Putin: PM Narendra Modi
Between me and President Putin, trust is a very big strength, confidence is a very big strength. Secondly it is openness. There are those who think something, but say something else. This I have not experienced with President Putin. What he thinks, he says in clear words.
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The Role of RSS in Freedom Struggle Brilliantly Explained
Dr Hedgewar was very closely associated with the revolutionaries when he was at Kolkata for his degree in medical education.
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Enemy Lies Within: Why do so many Indians Demean India? A Brilliant Article by Minhaz Merchant
Hinduism has been in retreat for centuries – first through internal caste divisions, then Islamic invasions, and finally colonial occupation.
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A Muslim Swayamsevak of RSS Brilliantly Answers “What is Hindu Rashtra?”. Must Watch VIDEO !!
Here, we present before you a video in which Anwar, a Muslim RSS Swayamsevak answers the popular question – “Who is a Hindu and what is Hindu Rashtra?”
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Subramanian Swamy: This Nehru-Gandhi Family Is Totally Anti-National. One of his Most Explosive Interviews
And if we manage to unite the Hindus, what is left in an election? We are 80 per cent. If even half of it unites, we’ve got it made. This time, 31 per cent gave us an absolute majority.
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ENRICH YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE Dalit Christians in India file complaint with UN against the Vatican
“The discrimination against Dalit Christians in the Catholic Church is a human rights issue and it would be right if we approach the UN to find a solution to it,” John said.
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Some Strange Inconsistencies In Our National Discourse – Part 2
Isn’t state interference in the special case of Hinduism unjustified when we already have a general provision in the Civil Procedure Code (Section 92) [3] for the judiciary to pass judgments in matters regarding any charitable or religious trust in case of mismanagement or violation of public morality?
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Barack Obama feels PM Modi has a clear vision for India: White House
"He (Modi) also is somebody that has a clear vision for where he wants to take his country, and it makes him not just an effective politician, but an effective Prime Minister," Earnest said.
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Some Strange Inconsistencies In Our National Discourse – Part 1
Activists from the Islamic group Popular Front of India (PFI) chopped the wrist of Prof. T J Joseph on charges of blasphemy. Would writers and journalists care to mourn?
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Message from TN, Gujarat: India’s Political Future Is Urban, But Are Our Netas Getting It?
we simply need politics to become more urban, and the party to make the switch first from rural breast-beating to voicing urban concerns will walk away with a big chunk of the 2019 vote.
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Kharge’s Aryan Jibe: When It Comes To Bashing BJP, Even Racism Is Fine With The Congress
when Kharge comes out with a starkly racist statement specifically mentioning that “aap bahar se aye hain (you are an outsider)”, no one thinks this is an outrage.
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Why Awards not returned when Kashmiri Pandits were persecuted? asks Pak-origin Canadian writer
Praising India's religious diversity during the inaugural session on the topic "Religious Extremism and Contemporary Times", Fatah termed the country as "future of human civilisation."
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India Is Not All ‘Secular’ And ‘Communal’
Be it the issue of beef, returning of awards by writers and filmmakers or celebration of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan’s birth centenary—the message is loud and clear: you are either secular or communal. There is nothing in between.
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Tolerance Isn't Good Enough: The Need for Mutual Respect In Interfaith Relations
The idea of "mutual respect" poses a real challenge to Christianity, which insists that salvation is only possible by grace transmitted exclusively through Jesus......The Latin word for respect, by contrast, "presupposes we are equally worthy of honor. There is no room for arrogance and exclusivity in mutual respect.
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TOLERANT INDIANS
Politicians have improved from their corruption target of few lakhs to 1.76-2.0 lakh crores and we tolerate them.
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Mani Shankar Aiyer and Congress’ Treason in Pakistan
the nation has been paying through its nose because of the unforgivable wrongs committed by Nehru and later on, by his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi.
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BJP, RSS slam Hindu Mahasabha for commemorating Godse's death anniversary as Balidan Divas
"I can even say, Hindutva has suffered due to the assassination of Gandhi," RSS leader MG Vaidya said.
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The Kashmir Failure
On one hand, he referred to Abdullah as his “blood brother”; on the other, he cast the Maharaja’s rule as regressive and feudal in no uncertain terms.
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Thinker and political narrator
For years now, it has been the tradition or the laid out norm, that if one aspired to earn accolades as an adept of Indian affairs and of Indian civilisation, one was enjoined to develop and demonstrate an expertise at demonising Hindu ethos and aspirations, or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Jana Sangh then and the Bharatiya Janata Party now. An additional mastery at demonising Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi is always considered a surest path to an assured tenureship, academic p
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Manufacturing Intolerance
This same lot didn’t even take notice of the brutal lynching of two Hindu brothers objecting to their sister’s molestation attempt by a Muslim mob in Muzaffarnagar last year.
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Bihar Debacle: The Way Forward for the BJP
The reason the BJP was comprehensively defeated in Bihar is because it has emerged as the largest party against which all other parties were allied, determined to defeat it.
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‘Secularism’ Is Counter-Patriotic
‘Secularism’ divides the people of India by focusing on religious and caste identities. For example, in Faridabad two children died in a fire but secular journalists wrongly presented it as an attack on Dalits by upper caste Hindus. Secular journalists kicked up a storm over the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri as he was a Muslim. But they were silent when Taslima Nasreen was attacked in Hyderabad, a Muslim woman was killed along with her Hindu husband at Hapur in Uttar Pradesh, or reform
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At an RSS Shakha
The hour long session ends with a prayer sung in praise of the motherland.
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Hook, line and sinker: Modi's media baiters laid a trap for him and he walked right into it
The Supreme Court's decision to unceremoniously dump the Modi government's biggest legislative success — the National Judicial Appointments Commission — is really a signal that the courts no longer fear the power of an elected government.
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Interview: Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister Of Rajasthan
I think linking the bank account to the woman of the house is the right design because our experience and global research suggest they are better custodians of subsidy spending than men.
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Full Text of speech by RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat’s #RSSVijayadashami Speech-2015
The World is experiencing a Bharat, which is full of self-respect and self confidence, maintaining the traditional view of goodwill towards all but, at the same time, unhesitatingly taking stand in very clear terms, in international diplomacy whenever national interests are involved, and giving a helping hand to nations in distress anywhere in the world.
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Examine the Politics behind the Sahitya Akademi Award Returns: Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa
If recent news is anything to go by, one gets more publicity upon returning an award than when actually receiving it. Thanks to this hunger for publicity, some of the award-returnees have taken to falsely roaring that intolerance is rising in the society.
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The Pseudo-Liberal’s Beef With Modi
The existing Nehruvian establishment reacted to the rise of Narendra Modi in two ways. First, they attempted to scuttle his rise to power through orchestrated legal campaigns which were given plenty of airspace by the Congress’ hangers-on in the media.
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Dear Lutyens Media, Please Stop The Scaremongering
What is happening now is that the traditional vote-banks realize that their poverty and helplessness was a ticket to prosperity for many people, and now they want a piece of the action too. And that’s unacceptable for the motley crew that is always visible in TV studios or fancy-looking seminars.
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NJACked! How the SC has usurped powers it never had under the Constitution
In fact, in a 1981 judgment, the Supreme Court had itself asserted that the power to appoint judges lay solely with the President (ie, the government), subject only to the proviso that it will effectively consult the judiciary.
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Left-liberals in India completely unaware of truly despotic regimes
Many people have openly criticised and lampooned Modi on Twitter and Facebook. Have they all been arrested and their accounts blocked?
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Kapil Sibal used a friendly judge to frame Pramod Mahajan, says Arun Jaitley
The Court observed that “there is no doubt that the charge sheet has been filed for extraneous reasons….. Since the charge sheet has been found to be full of distorted and fabricated facts, an attempt has been made to mislead the Court, Director, CBI is directed to conduct an inquiry against the erring officers and take actions as per law.”
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Writers have manufactured a controversy & protest: Arun Jaitley
"A few questions to the protestors: How many of them courted arrest, protested or raised their voice against the dictatorship of Mrs. Indira Gandhi during the Emergency? Did the writers speak against the Sikh killings of 1984 or the Bhagalpur riots of 1989? Was their conscience not shaken by the corruption involving lakhs of crores between 2004 and 2014?" the finance minister said.
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Discrimination of different kind
The belief of the already economically ignored and political marginalised minority Hindu community, that they are in for a major trouble in the coming days, needs to be viewed in this context. The belief and fear are well-founded.
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Little understanding of NMML’s objectives
The NMML’s Memorandum of Association mandates the institution “to acquire, maintain and preserve papers of nationalist leaders of modern India and other eminent Indians who distinguished themselves in any field”. It is also called upon “to organise lectures, seminars …. to encourage the study of modern Indian history”.
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The forgotten people of India
People there want freedom from the oppressive Pakistan regime. They look up to India and seek its support. New Delhi must provide moral, psychological and financial support to the residents of the area. After all, they are our people living under illegal Pakistani occupation.
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NJAC Necessary For Judicial Transparency in India
The Collegium system of judicial appointments has been a source of much criticism over the years. In fact the 230th Indian Law Commission Report on judicial reforms in India even went as far as to criticise what they referred to as the appointment of “Uncle Judges” in various State High Courts which hinted at the appointment of a judges to the same court in which the appointed Judge’s kith and kin were also practicing in; a worrying trend for obvious reasons.
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Battling for India's soul, state by state
“We would want the BJP to win all the state elections because only then can significant social, political and cultural changes take place in this country,” RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told Reuters.
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The Death of Rationalism: Who killed Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi?
When clues dont emerge, biases do.
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How Narasimha Rao Rescued India From Being A Nation Of Maid-servants
Truth is that Rao symbolized a complete break from India’s past; from Nehru, from Indira Gandhi and also from Rajiv Gandhi. He negated all that the Congress party had stood for till then, be it a socialist economy or the license-permit raj or unbridled (pseudo) secularism.
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Rajasthan: All The Right Reforms
Rajasthan became the first state in 2014 to start attacking the subjects in the concurrent list, taking a lead over the Centre and all other states in terms of far reaching reforms.
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Ahimsa has no political hue
The real genius of India’s civilisational legacy perhaps is its ability to engage with diversity deeply and meaningfully enough to restore the primacy of what is important, and dismiss the distractions of the superficial and the deleterious.
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My Yajna and Indology
my swaraj movement is not meant to throw Westerners out of Indology. Rather, I want to adopt Indian frameworks and let Indians and Westerners who respect sanskriti to participate in correcting the mis-information that is being developed.
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India under Modi: Pew Research says National pride has never been this high since Bangladesh war
Indians have shrugged off their cynicism, negativity, self-doubt and distrust of politicians after a long time.
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Dara Shikoh, a powerful symbol
KR Malkani, one of the early ideological anchors of the post-independence nationalist political formation, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and later the BJP, had in fact, argued for a road in Delhi to be named after Dara Shikoh replacing Aurangzeb “the most divisive emperor of India.” Malkani saw in Dara “the finest example of national unity and integrity.”
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Fatwas ban outsiders’ entry into Rameswaram villages
“During the DMK regime in 2008, some Muslim youths hoisted the national flag with chappals at Vethalai village. The case was hushed up by Hassan Ali, the then MLA of the Congress,” said Kuppuramu. He said there was another instance of tricolour with chappals being hoisted in Puthumadom village which too was hushed up Hassan Ali.
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Aurangzeb: A Symptom Of The Disease Diagnosed By Wafa Sultan
I wonder if Eaton ever went to the Bikaner archives where a host of evidence is available on Aurangzeb being exactly the kind of zealot that makes him a hated figure for most Indians.
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On The Unfortunate Murder Of Kalburgi And The Left’s Hypocrisy
in India alone one sees the spectacle of pseudo-rationalists in the name of rationalism take a literal and fundamentalist reading of mythologies and then go on to ridicule them.
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Demographic shifts we must be worried about
The percentage of Hindus in the country has dropped from 83.40 per cent in 1961 to 79.80 per cent in 2011. On the other hand, the percentage of Muslims has risen from 10.70 per cent to 14.20 per cent during this period.
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10 Mistakes of Jawahar Lal Nehru: History of Kashmir Issue
Maharaja of state “Shri Hari Singh” was ready to accept the terms of Indian IOA (Instrument of Accession) and his only concern was Sheikh Abdullah. His intention can be measured by the words that he said during the 1931 Round Table Conference. He proclaimed in front of British Crown: “I am an Indian first and then a Maharaja”
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Muslim Women Want Oral ‘Talaq’ To Go, Is Anybody Listening?
It’s not that there have been no voices of dissent within the community, but those voices have either been brutally suppressed or gradually weakened.
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Religious Census 2011 sucks: Hindu population may even now be overstated
I have heard anecdotal stories of Bangladeshi maids in Mumbai who wear the sindoor and claim to be Hindu Bengalis in order to avoid detection as illegal immigrants.
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India needs to find a sane way to discuss relative decline in Hindu population
The average Indian Muslim woman bears 3.2 children; the average Hindu has 2.5 children. Over the next 35 years, Muslims in India will swell to about 311 million, or more than 18 per cent of the population, up from their current 14 per cent share.
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Intellectualism And The Sangh
Perhaps inadvertently, Guha lets out that ‘(a)t least since the time of Indira Gandhi, the Central government has sought to undermine the autonomy of institutions that promote culture and scholarship.’
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Dealing with anti-India elements forcefully
A terrorist attack cannot happen without the support of the local people who provide shelter, logistic support and guidance to them. This writer has been living in Delhi since 1969 and has visited Mumbai at least 50 times since then. He still does not remember the ways and colonies of the national capital or Mumbai.
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Dealing with anti-India elements forcefully
A terrorist attack cannot happen without the support of the local people who provide shelter, logistic support and guidance to them. This writer has been living in Delhi since 1969 and has visited Mumbai at least 50 times since then. He still does not remember the ways and colonies of the national capital or Mumbai.
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Freedom From The Congress Dynasty: Sooner The Better For States
After Indira Gandhi’s return to power, throughout the 1980’s, Congress party indulged in unbridled communalization of polity along with blatant division of the populace through caste structures like KHAM (Kshatriya-Harijan-Adivasi-Muslim).
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Guided by Bharatiya inspiration
There were also prescriptions for punishing the obstructionists, creators of disharmony in the carrying out administration, Sastri refers to an inscription of c800 CE recovered from a village in the southern Indian district of Tirunelveli which contains provisions for punishing the obstructionists who persisted in unreasonable opposition so as to make administration of the affairs of the village impossible.
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And Macaulay’s Idea Of India Endure
Like most conceited and arrogant colonialists, he thought it was the sacred duty of England to drive out barbarism and bring civilization into the colonies.
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RSS wants corruption-free govt – but it’s easy to make false allegations against BJP leaders: Seshadri Chari
RSS has a worldview which is not different from India’s worldview. And educational curriculums should be based on facts, not ideological standing.
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Trolls on the Left, trolls on the Right
The death of Abdul Kalam led to an outpouring of grief which makes it is clear that he was immensely popular for all. Unfortunately, many partisan supporters of the Congress and also the communists derided him as being, a ‘convenient Muslim' because he was nominated to the top position in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat violence. A famous Left-wing columnist even snarkily referred to him as “bomb daddy”.
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Why did some Muslims ignore Abdul Kalam?
Atal Behari Vajpayee Government indicated that its first choice for President was former Maharashtra Governor PC Alexander, a Christian.But Sonia Gandhi shot down this choice.After that Vajpayeeji suggested the name of APJ Kalam.
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Yakub Memon’s defence league will send a wrong signal to other terrorists
They always take a 180 degrees turn to the decisions taken by the current government and form a contrarian view even if it against the nation. This Yakub Memon’s defense league (YMDL) at the centre of the highly incestuous media discourses in India is just to create a propaganda.
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Our national security is in jeopardy
On 11 July 2006, the chief minister of Maharashtra during the blasts, Sharad Pawar, admitted, on record, that he had “deliberately misled” people following the 1993 Mumbai blasts by saying there were “12 and not 11″ explosions, adding the name of a Muslim-dominated locality to show that people from both communities had been affected.
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Gurdaspur hit: India can't afford a tepid response
The Gurdaspur attack should remove any doubt that Pakistan's generals want peace with India.
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My Work For Congress Neither Seen Nor Appreciated: Shashi Tharoor Writes To Sonia Gandhi
“I would rather be quoted openly than leak. Leaking is the habit of conspirators and cowards. I am neither. Ever since my unwelcome intrusion into their space, however, I have been targeted by both.”
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Leave FTII to Rahul: Why BJP should yank funding and create its own institutions
Barring very career-oriented ones like the IIMs and IITs - where students come to give themselves a leg up in the job market and thus tend to have no time for excessive politicking - all other institutions, from regular colleges to state-run universities to specialist institutions like FTII, tend to be steeped in politics.
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1993 bombings conspiracy was a war on Mumbai
As Rakesh Maria, then a young Deputy Commissioner, and now Mumbai’s police commissioner, and his team of crime branch officials followed lead after lead, the huge seizures of explosives, arms and ammunition shocked Mumbai, and indicated that the serial bombings conspirators had prepared for virtually a war.
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There Is A Privacy Issue With The Aadhaar Card
UIDAI is functioning without legal sanction.
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Kalam and the Left-Libs – Allergy or Bigotry ?
it is illuminating how Left-Lib intellectuals like Ramachandra Guha even went to the extent of running down Dr. Kalam’s scholarship when there is such a vast body of peer-reviewed research published by him over the years.
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Responding to the needs of farmers
An article in First Post argued whether farmer suicides in India are hyped to divert funds, attract attention. It argues that a farmer’s suicide is a tried template for targeted State spending. As much as Rs6,530 crore were spent in 2008 for agricultural debt waiver and debt relief scheme.
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Amartya Sen’s Kerala Model fails to deliver Textbooks
It says the state of things are bad in the public sector company.
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8 radical shifts in Labour Reforms discourse by Narendra Modi
The PM’s speech stood out for the fundamental way in which it has altered the discourse around Labour Reforms from a regressive debate focused on Rights and Entitlements to a progressive narrative centered on Aspirations, Opportunities Skills, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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When Will India Get Its Next ‘Young’ Prime Minister?
The stranglehold of the elderly does not restrict to politics. They dominate in academics with no worthwhile contributions and overwhelm public discourse parroting the same discredited things.
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Can We Make India Businessman-Friendly?-1
The idea that the present bureaucratic set-up can be adequately managed in order to achieve freer and more positive business outcomes is a misplaced one.
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Can We Make India Businessman-Friendly?-2
There is enough lack of clarity in our laws to dissuade people coming back from Singapore to Mumbai or even to the new GIFT city. A concerted effort needs to be made to have absolute clarity so that your intentions and those of your Finance Minister get translated into ground reality.
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If Women Run India, It Will Become A Member Of UNSC: Tarek Fatah
Women inhabit a different India. The most civilised, disciplined kind of people, who dress well and work and drive by traffic rules are women. No matter what they do, from cleaning streets to driving, even when they are driving a Mercedes they do it better than their male counterparts.
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8 reasons why Good Governance will not come by building on Aadhaar
In the presence of over a dozen different IDs, each of which serves a purpose and is not replaceable, there is no purpose served by the UID.
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IB vs Wahabi: The war against saudi funding Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/ib-vs-wahabi-the-war-against-saudi-funding-1791334.html
The Intelligence Bureau has identified some NGOs which have been getting funds from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and have placed them under the watch list. However the bigger focus would be on the remittance through the hawala channels, IB officials say.
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Six Years And Not A Single Bullet-Proof Jacket?
The case of bullet-proof jackets is ample proof of just how broken the system is. Bureaucracies and lack of an industrial base are leading to unacceptable delays.
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All noise, no point: Congress' attack on BJP over Lalit Modi scandal is aimless, here's why
The Delhi High Court verdict,which the BJP spokesperson used to justify his party, also asked this question as to why the UPA government hadn’t pursued the video conferencing option.
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Janata Couldn’t Have Won Without RSS
With political success gone to her head, Indira initiated her deplorable act of controlling the judiciary.
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Janata Couldn’t Have Won Without RSS-2
We must begin by studying the irony of Lohiaites’ involvement in the protests. Socialism has been singularly responsible for India’s back-breaking poverty.
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Janata Couldn’t Have Won Without RSS-3
Whatever talks Indira Gandhi wanted to have with the Sangh, its chief said, could be held after the elections.
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The RSS And Emergency
The number of RSS activists arrested for offering satyagraha during Emergency was 44965 while only 9655 people of other parties offered satyagraha.
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Narendra Modi on Emergency 1975-1977 – Excerpts
Due to occupational hazards the role of Media in waging the battle against Censorship during Emergency was limited. However, two publications stand out for their role in transcending these limitations to wage a battle against Emergency — the weekly “Sadhana” and the fortnightly “Bhumiputra” … the weekly Sadhana had to wage a battle on two fronts. On the one hand it faced the threat of being acquired by the Government through draconian laws in operation during Emergency. On the other
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Nehru desperately tried to stop Rajendra Prasad from becoming 1st President, says new book
“Nehru had resorted to desperate measures to prevent Prasad from occupying the position of president and these measures included blatant lying.”
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How to be good Indian racist and alienate Northeast
No news channel travels to Nagalnd to meet these men, hear their stories, because for us, the media and the country, the Northeast is a wild frontier and the narrative is black and white, the Army is good and the terrorists are bad.
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Why India Needs The NJAC
Given the fact that India’s judicial system is crippled to the verge of being non-existent, one would expect that the NJAC would have been welcomed by all.
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Wilful misreading: LK Advani talks of Rahul's grandma, and Opposition sees reference to Modi
Poor helpless Indira Gandhi; she was “compelled” to put thousands in jail. Does that sound like an apology to anyone?
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Beating breasts to berate Modi’s triumphs
A section of the Muslim clergy debunked the official patronage of yoga as an attempt to promote the Hindu ethos. Yoga was denounced as un-Islamic and we were informed that Muslims must not perform surya namaskar because it meant genuflecting to an entity other than Allah.
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How Indira Gandhi gagged the media during Emergency
Mrs Gandhi accused newspapers of inciting the people and creating an inflammatory situation. She deeply resented the fact that almost all the major newspapers in their editorials had advised that Mrs Gandhi step down after the Allahabad judgment.
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Why media’s assumptions of Muslim consolidation behind anti-BJP alliance in Bihar are all wrong
Through its electoral tactics the BJP attempts to create an all-encompassing Hindu religious identity to subsume caste particularities.
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Government should lease land, not acquire it
The best way forward is for state governments to simply lease land from farmers, not acquire it. This can take the form of 33-year, 50-year or 99-year leases, with a down payment, monthly rent, and renegotiation at the end of the lease period. This improves on the annuity model: the farmer gets similar benefits but remains the owner, with the added right of renegotiation.
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Lutyens Media’s Leftist bias evident in 1st Anniversary Interviews of Modi Ministers
A common thread to these townhalls were the repetitive questions – despite each and every minister clarifying the exact same question multiple times. Take for example the Land Acquisition Bill – same question – what about the perception that this is anti-farmer. Not a single farmer on the show
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When media jumps the gun on bigotry
The issue of depriving food to non-Muslim students during Ramzan and the discrimination of non-Muslims in the employment section, even in Government-funded institutions, never gets raised in the media.
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Netaji's modernism versus Gandhi's 'spiritual' Swaraj-3
Bose had ridiculed the internationalism of the communists and had disparaged them for attacking the concept of nationalism
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Netaji's modernism versus Gandhi's 'spiritual' Swaraj-2
Bose articulated why India needed industrialisation: Firstly, industrialisation is necessary for solving the problem of unemployment. Scientific agriculture will increase the production of the land, which would imply that same amount of food grains would be generated by fewer men.
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Netaji's modernism versus Gandhi's 'spiritual' Swaraj
Gandhi was not opposed to violence per se, (he helped British recruit soldiers from India during the first world war); he was however opposed to the violent overthrow of British by Indians
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Gujarat Riots: The True Story (The Truth of the 2002 riots)
MD DeshPande reveals exactly what happened during Godhra and post-Godhra riots. The book with its meticulous research, comprehensive analysis and official statistics reveals the ‘True Story’ of 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Leftists stir the pot at IIT Madras
The APSC was a façade to build up an anti-Modi campaign on the campus. A cursory glance at the list of faculty members will prove that they have a hidden agenda to convert the IIT Madras campus into an anti-Modi fortress, like the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.
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Bye bye Nehru, hello Ambedkar: Here's what Rahul was doing in Mhow
the BJP is making a strong push for dalit votes. In UP, since it won all the 17 seats reserved for SC, the BJP has been trying to consolidate the dalit vote by promoting leaders from the community and attempting to highlight Ambedkar's 'Hindutva' leanings.
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10 Reasons Why Ambedkar Would Not Get Along Very Well With ‘Periyar’
To name a group “Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle” is akin to naming a group “Nehru Jinnah Study Centre”.
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Lies, Damned Lies and IIT-Madras Leftists
Taking Swami Vivekananda’s name instantly makes you an RSS ideologue while if you are a card-carrying member of the Left, you are seen as a politically neutral fellow. It is therefore no surprise that an institute with several active members of radical left parties masquerading as professors, especially in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, get into news for wrong reasons.
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India’s Civil War
when the outcome of the 2014 election was not in favour of the dynasty, the Congress could summon up all of its foot soldiers in the judiciary, the media, and the most inappropriately named “civil society.”
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Saffron Agenda for Green Capitalism?
Instead of yielding to the pressure of cutting down green-house gas emissions, which essentially involves ineffectual state intervention, Modi aims to generate 100,000 megawatts of solar power and 55,000 megawatts of wind power,
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#NehruSnooped: Truth behind Netaji files
"Suspicion regarding the improper disposal of treasure is thickened by the comparative affluence in 1946 of Ramamurthy when all other Indian nationals in Tokyo were suffering the greatest hardships." The note signed by Sathe on November 1, 1951, was initiated by "JN" on November 5, 1951, with no further comment. Sathe wrote, "PM has seen this note. This may be placed in the relevant file."
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OPEN LETTER to the Editor of Swarajya, and to V. Anantha Nangeswaran,
I have first-hand knowledge of their machinations to degrade Hinduism, and the obscene manner in which anyone who has an influential voice for the Dharmic cause must be discredited and ultimately silenced, by fair or foul means. And irony of ironies, even the apparently staunch upholders of the culture often lend their full support to such discrediting campaigns without realising what masters they are serving in doing so.
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Enemies At The Gate – A Sequel
The Western media giving prominent space to well-known India-baiters is not coincidence. For the same reason, they will give space to the more rabid elements among Hindus, just to buttress the image of ‘crackpot and dangerous fundamentalists’ that are attached to them.
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Is Modi following BJP’s pre-election Vision Document 2020
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has the dirty job of cleaning up the mess. The public knows this; which is why Mr Modi’s clearly articulated vision for India persuaded many to give him the best ever electoral mandate in 30 years.
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When internationalization causes more harm than good
There is not only a fundamental mismatch between the local needs of domestic groups and the global aspirations of INGOs but, also, the rights arena is both hierarchical and competitive. The process of internationalization could just as much increase these inequalities as reduce them.
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From BC (Before Chaiwala) to AD (Acche Din)
the Modi government's two signal achievements this year are the Atal Pension Yojana and the transfer of more revenue to the states so as to make them financially viable.
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A year of hope
The ambitious plan to lay 7 lakh kilometres of optical fibre network, connecting all 2.5 lakh village panchayats, is not only the world’s largest broadband highway project, but also aims to empower citizens through IT. Our efforts to improve the quality of life for the common man has acquired a new dimension under the Digital India programme.
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Little sign of Modi cronyism in stock market trends
Businessmen complain of “neglect” and lack of “access.” Mukesh Ambani is a major sufferer. He wanted an overdue increase in the price of natural gas from $4.2/unit fixed years ago. The UPA’s Kelkar Committee suggested auctions at thehighest price, which would have fetched maybe $15/unit. The Rangarajan Committee suggested a formula yielding $8.4/unit. But the Modi government created its own formula giving Ambani only $5.61/unit. This was later cut to $5.17/unit.
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NGOs United Against NaMo Govt?
India is a convenient target for social justice activists around the world because it is led by a reincarnation of Ronald Reagan, because it is on the wrong side of the climate change debate, and because it’s easy to attack India.
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Is Government Directionless?:Govindacharya
people of this nation were the biggest agents of development and change, and not any government or organisation.
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A scheme gone haywire
The lack of transparency and accountability took a heavy toll on the MGNREGS, and even those who backed the project cried foul. Mr Modi's Government has set about changing the situation on the ground. Through its latest initiative, it has identified productive activities worth some Rs26,000 crore that can be executed through the scheme.
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Looking And Acting North East: One Year Of Renewed Central Focus
If the government can maintain the momentum and follow up on the given indications and announcements, it will mark a significant positive departure from the previous governments.
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The “Liberals” And Science
The tactic here is simple—hoodwink the government by saying doctors and scientists are opposed to GM technology, and therefore it must not be allowed.
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Rahul Gandhi’s “Rent a Cause” Padayatras fall flat
If the farmer in Telangana is in distress, one of the primary reason is power supply. The supply of power to the farms was erratic at best – the state was reeling under a power crisis for the past 4 years. For three of these years, the Congress party was in power. Now, we have Rahul Gandhi coming and lecturing on how the party helped farmers!
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Can Manohar Parrikar Be Another YB Chavan?
The military and the civil babus have realised that Parrikar, an IIT graduate is a fast learner and man who gets to the crux of the matter fairly quickly. This has allowed him to take decisions quickly and disallowed the bureaucrats to run circles around him
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Fake messiah of the farmers on warpath
Noted agricultural economists like Ashok Gulati are saying that the basic cause of rural distress is the “decreasing size of the land holding over a period of time”. That period of time is as large as 60 years during which it was the Congress that was in power most of the time. What has happened over these six decades?
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Indebted To Reliance: NDTV’s Holding Company
As for NDTV, the “trust” that it prides itself on seems to be have been built on rather shaky foundations of opaque transactions. In an age of transparency it is difficult to argue how the fourth pillar of democracy can hold itself to a different standard.
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Inside Track: Spring Cleaning
Instead of showcasing the policy, one needed to spell out actual success stories of the Make in India brand.
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Indians have to become vishva gurus in all fields, says Dr Harsh Vardhan
"Every lab should be able to give breaking news. We have great capability. Why haven't we produced another CV Raman yet? The whole country needs to come out of its casual demeanour …We should take pride in every breakthrough," he said.
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The Judiciary’s Accountability Test: Will The NJAC Help?
Various governments since the 60s have pushed the establishment of the Indian Judicial Service, but strict opposition from various High Courts and a lobby of senior lawyers has consistently blocked them.
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Rahul Gandhi riddle: Is he pro-poor or pro-poverty?
"What are Rahul's views on foreign policy? On nuclear weapons security? On Pakistani state terrorism? On Maoism? On economic policy? On dynasty? We know little of Rahul's worldview."We don't.know.
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Geography, Culture, Rootedness, A Large Heart-2
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar who would later become the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, in his book Thoughts on Pakistan, where he critically examined the alternative Savarkar proposes for Pakistan, was very much impressed by Savarkar’s definition:
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Christians in India: Persecution or political posturing?
If conversion of Hindus to Christianity is fair and 'secular', why should a call to Christians to return to the Hindu-fold be termed 'communal' and a threat to the minority community? Either conversions should be totally banned or there should be a level playing field. It cannot be a one way movement.
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Faced with the good and the bad NGO
It was former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who remarked that it was perhaps five per cent, or at the most 15 per cent of the money and benefit, that actually reached intended recipients. And that was said over 30 years ago.
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Has Nitish The Chameleon Finally Run Out Of Colours?
the apparently anti-BJP media establishment seems to be hailing this ‘merger’ as a long overdue move to check the advancing juggernaut of the ‘communal forces’ that threaten to swamp the rather nebulous ‘Idea of India’.
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Return to a lost paradise?
The Pandits — more than 1,20,000 in the early 1980s — numbered about 7,000 in the Kashmir Valley, in 2005.
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The Presstitute Files
Dileep Padgaonkar, ex editor of Times of India; Harish Khare, the media adviser to the last prime minister; Ved Bhasin, editor, Kashmir Times; Harinder Baweja, former India Today writer; Praful Bidwai, experienced columnist with communist leanings. All of them were regular guests of Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was arrested in 2011 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US for acting as the front man of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
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Five Fundamental Themes Vivekananda And Ambedkar Would Agree On
Conversion to Islam or Christianity will denationalize the Depressed Classes. If they go over to Islam, the number of Muslims would be doubled; and the danger of Muslim domination also becomes real. If they go over to Christianity, the numerical strength of the Christian becomes five to six crores. It will help to strengthen the hold of Britain on the country., said Dr Ambedkar
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Bose, Not Gandhi, Ended British Rule In India: Ambedkar
“There was considerable sympathy for the INA within the Army… It is true that fears of another 1857 had begun to haunt the British in 1946.”
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When Upper House has the upper hand
If a Bill that is passed by one House is rejected by the other or the two Houses disagree on amendments to be made in the Bill, Article 108 authorises the President to summon the two Houses to meet in a joint-sitting to deliberate and vote on the Bill.
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Quixotic and damaging order
Criminalising the possession of an old vehicle may suit those who are in league with car manufacturers. The BJP Government has to step in and act against the so-called tribunals. It seems, the ‘greens’ are also in league with the big corporates, who are now eyeing to capture the kabari industry, run by the poor man.
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Slow holocaust of Bangla-speaking Hindus
it is the height of intellectual dishonesty to pretend that those Islamist forces who can make the Communist Government throw Taslima out of Kolkata by carrying out rampage in broad daylight on the streets of Kolkata, and compel the organisers of Kolkata international book fair under TMC regime to refuse entry to Salman Rushdie will behave in a benign manner in the remote corners of the State. Indeed, there are areas in West Bengal from where Hindus are becoming refugees once again.
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Nehru spied on Netaji's kin? Bengal's favourite conspiracy theory goes national
"The government was not sure whether Bose was dead, and thought that if he were alive he would be in some form of communication with his family in Calcutta."
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Defections to Yadav-Bhushan camp? Kejriwal cracks down amid rumours of rebellion
The Yadav-Prashant Bhushan camp is using social media sites such as Facebook, where it has garnered more than 5,000 likes, and Twitter to publicise the dialogue scheduled on Ambedkar Jayanti.
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Lapsed tenders hurt Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push
Anil Ambani, the billionaire from the Reliance Group, recounted at a recent conference how Modi asked him if he knew India didn't make tear gas shells.
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A grassroots approach
Let's not forget that certain opposition parties, starved of an emotive issue, are planning massive public protests in the coming days to put the Government on the mat.
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Media should wake up
Despite the apparent outward turbulence, the mood of the nation is still calm and expectant. There is a yearning for a better India and a hope that this can happen. But that is not a 'sexy' story for a media that has never overcome its loathing for Modi to pursue.
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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls on followers to serve all 'without selfish reasons'
“If we serve like that, the number of our shakas will increase,” he said. “But that should not be the motive behind service.”
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THE HINDU GRAND NARRATIVE
narratives of pride are the staple of education and media portrayals in France, Britain, China, Japan and Russia, to name a few.....Unfortunately, I find Indians, especially Hindus, confused about this matter, often in denial about its significance, and even outright hostile to the very idea of having such a narrative
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Either we pass land bill, or brace for the fury of the landless
Indians with swimming pools get a waterfall, while slums dying of thirst are told to be content with a trickle. This palliative of disorganized job-areas scattered across a haphazard geography has become unsustainable. Manufacturing and jobs must now go to where the poor live in vast stretches of rural India.
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Modi’s emotional plea to rich
Mr. Modi was choked with emotion while drawing attention to the plight of poor rural housewives who regularly suffer at smoke-filled wood-fired hearths while cooking for their families.
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The AAP and the 1935 parallel
The pragmatists have clearly won the day in the battle within the AAP today. But what do Arvind Kejriwal and his group wish to achieve with that pragmatism?
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Win-win situation for farmers
India needs to make available the necessary infrastructure and a favourable and conducive atmosphere to materialise the dream of a developed India. Make in India will create jobs for the youths and provide financial relief to the rural poor, farmers, Dalits and Adivasies who are in dire need of a governance model that ensures their development and can also bring them into the social mainstream.
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Move afoot to sully India’s image
Under the UPA, the evangelical excesses of those committed to ‘harvesting souls’ were overlooked. In large tracts of southern India, there was a show of unwarranted indulgence towards those committed to debunking the ‘false’ ancestral faiths of people and showing them the ‘true faith’.
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Taking people for a ride on the conversion issue
That the constitutional right to ‘propagate’ does not mean the right to ‘convert’ was clarified by the Supreme Court while upholding the validity of anti-conversion laws (the Freedom of Religion Act 1967 and the Dharma Swatantrya Adhiniyam 1968) in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
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Pigeon with microchip found in Gujarat, anti-terror squad begins probe
The report suggests that the 'Benjing Dual' is used as a reference for pigeon race in some foreign countries.
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How we cleaned Varanasi's Prabhu Ghat and inspired change
There will always be people who will nitpick without reason. We came across people who mocked us, ogled at us and passed lewd comments. There were some who were constantly trying to paint the entire effort in a bad light on social media.
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The Curious Case of Teesta’s Bail Petition
Why did a two-judge Bench refer a routine matter of anticipatory bail plea to a larger Bench? Why was the case transferred from one two-judge Bench to another two-judge Bench, only to be now referred to a larger Bench? Indeed, what is so special about Teesta Setalvad’s anticipatory bail petition?!
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A new way forward for backward castes
Self-proclaimed social backwardness will no longer be constitutionally permissible.
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Is conversion necessary for social work, asks Rajnath
“I believe the minorities of our country are patriots and their patriotism should not be questioned.”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes gift to Punjab a tribute to Bhagat Singh
Coining the slogan of “per drop, more crop”, he exhorted the farmers to adopt scientific methods such as drip irrigation for enhancing the yield; and make optimum use of the Centre’s soil health card scheme. He shared with them the plan to interlink major rivers.
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Amit Shah eyes UP polls with formula of social engineering
Shah also inducted Anil Rajbhar along with over 15,000 members of the community into the BJP.
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8 vines on PM's Mann Ki Baat on Land Bill
7. "Our commitment is to ensure benefits for farmers through the Land Acquisition Act..So many lies are being spread..It is my fervent appeal to farmers not to make decisions on the basis of these lies. Don't be misled,"
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Fifth Column: A bunch of hypocrites
The Prime Minister’s biggest mistake in the past eight months has been his reluctance to explain these things to the people of India in the way that he has explained social problems.
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DK Ravi death: Karnataka must kill the rumours, order CBI probe
As a graduate and postgraduate in agriculture, his primary motive was to help those in distress in rural areas.
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Three is a crowd
The Quran permits polygamy subject to the impossible condition that the husband is able to deal “justly with his wives”. But the Indian law ignores this precondition. Considered in the context of the global history of polygamy, the precondition is more noteworthy than the permission.
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Many faces black after coal block auctions
one can already see the distinct advantages that accrue to the people at large when corruption and arbitrariness are thrown out of the window and a clean and transparent system is adopted by a Government for the allocation of resources
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RSS's Nagpur meet decides on inclusive Hinduism as key strategy for next 3 years
the RSS had conducted drives to engage the migrant tribes of Uttarakhand that venerate Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap but were said to have drifted away from Hindu traditions in recent times.
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...But I have promises that I cannot keep
Politics is a hard taskmaster. You can fool all the people once, but not all the time. Economics is an even harder and heartless enforcer.
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The alliance that almost wasn’t
The BJP gets to become a mainstream party in J&K, the PDP gets to work for its people and remove the perceived sense of distrust for the valley’s Muslims in Jammu and elsewhere in the country.
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Manmohan Singh the ‘fall guy’ – will his high command say ‘mea culpa’?
It was pitiable at times when he meekly submitted to the High Command. Manmohan was accountable but others called the shots.
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RSS backs govt on land bill, J-K Govt be given More time
“The general direction in which the government is working appears to be good. And it’s there just over nine months now. It has to complete five years. So, it would not be proper to comment on its performance so early,” Hosbale said.
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Hey Katju, here's why you are wrong on Subhas Bose
“There was considerable sympathy for the INA within the Army... It is true that fears of another 1857 had begun to haunt the British in 1946.”
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Judges’ job to decide cases, not appoint brethren: Govt to SC
“I dare say that the job of the judges is to decide cases. It is not their job to appoint their brethren. It cannot be said to be a facet of the independence of judiciary that judges must appoint fellow judges.”
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Silence is not always golden
RSS, portrayed more as a remote control of the BJP in the media, alone runs over 1,40,000 service projects. The Arya Samaj, known more for its temples, runs some 24,000 educational institutions. The Sathya Sai organisation, delivers free ration to the poor and needy in many remote villages while Mata Amritanandamayi Math provides free housing for the natural disaster affected from Tamil Nadu to Uttarakhand, to cite a few instances.
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More than one thorn in the flesh to handle
Given the divergences, governance will require the skill of a trapeze artist and the patience of a Bodhisattva. Immediately after taking charge, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed created a flutter by crediting Pakistan, the terrorists and the separatists for the peaceful polls, that too, in the presence of the Prime Minister.
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Beef ban: PMO seeks Law Ministry’s opinion on cow slaughter ‘model bill’
Article 48 of the Constitution states that “the State shall endeavour to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.”
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Parivar gets a Modified lesson in pragmatism
While Hindu nationalist issues remain politically salient for a portion of the electorate and are a component of the BJP's electoral base, two decades of economic growth have created a growing aspirational electorate that is largely focused on the pragmatic issues of development, good governance, and jobs
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What the defeat in Rajya Sabha means: Modi, Amit Shah are losing control of the agenda
the BJP's growing political ambitions and Modi's ability to grow the base is scaring the daylights out of every opposition party – including the party's key allies.
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Black Money – Do we need a new Law ?
the fact remains that we have laws, rules and regulations in place. We do not have men with commitment and integrity in place.
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After beef ban, Hindu groups force abattoirs to close
President Pranab Mukherjee last week gave his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, which had been pending for 20 years, extending a ban on the killing of cows, considered sacred by Hindus, to bulls and bullocks.
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The Kashmir Mirror
Both sides have different agendas and perspectives on Kashmir's history. Both sides, as Muftisaab said to the television cameras after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were as different as the 'South and North Poles.' Still, the alliance of the opposite poles has been woven carefully and craftily.
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Clutching at straws that are barely afloat
Even now, when Mr Gandhi’s leadership capability is under question and he himself has disappeared from the scene in a mysterious way, the only other name that Congressmen are projecting is again from the same family.
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An Idea, not Ideology
the alliance is less of a compromise on old ‘ideology' and more about giving a new ‘idea' a chance. The unique alignment has stunned political pundits and triggered a wave of doomsayers.
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Government’s resolve in black and white
there has not been sufficient focus on a significant move made by the Government to tackle a problem that has sapped the vitals of this country’s economy — black money, especially that which is stashed away in foreign banks.
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Order, Chaos And Creation
Hinduism weaves multiple narratives around the central motif of cooperative rivalry between order (personified as devas) and chaos (personified as asuras).
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BJP needs a Mission 50% Plus
What the BJP however needs to confront is the steep challenge for it to go from a 30%+ vote share party to a 45-50%+ vote share party on a consistent basis ?
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Reconfiguring the military
Is the Indian military optimally organised to face the challenges that would emerge tomorrow?
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From red to saffron, swing relentless even when TMC holds on
“The committed communist voters no longer remain, and the opportunistic leftist voters are swinging from one bracket to the other. We welcome them. There is no fear of these voters going back to the communists again; there is very little ideology left.”
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Victims of conspiracy phobia
Many of the NGOs blacklisted from receiving foreign funds over the last few years are recognisably Christian. The list available on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) would show many of them have words ‘Evangelical’, ‘Gospel’, ‘Ministry’, ‘Grace’ etc in their titles.
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Wake-up call the BJP can ill-afford to ignore
the BJP did everything in its command to make Mr Kejriwal the bechara who deserved sympathy, public protection and an abundance of votes! It resorted to carpet-bombing Delhi’s 70 Assembly constituencies with dozens of Union Ministers and MPs, most of whom showered abuse on Mr Kejriwal and his party.
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Petition to PM to Ban Foreign Funding of NGOs & Set Up a National Social Service Fund to Support NGOs
As per the report published by the Home Ministry for the year 2011-12, some 22,702 NGOs reportedly received Rs.11,546crores as foreign contributions.It is widely believed that the inflow turns out to be much larger if non-legal flows as well as funds that come through UN system (which are not under the purview of FCRA) are added to these numbers.
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Remaking the Centre
Too much freedom to officers to say and do what they like will corrode the system in the long term. At the same time, uncertainty and fear on a large scale have to be avoided. A balance has to be struck. The feedback that I get is that the balance is tilted, that too much tension is being created down the line.
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RSS chief Bhagwat snubs Sakshi: Our mothers are not baby factories
Those at the meeting said he did mention the “demographic imbalance” of how a fall in Hindu population posed a challenge for national security in that area.
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Full text of PM Modi's speech at Vigyan Bhavan
"My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. Everyone has the undeniable right to retain or adopt the religion of his or her choice without coercion or undue influence."
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Freebies don’t come for free
Populism is fine but nobody has answered how it is to be financed. One hopes that AAP years ahead don’t become a ding-dong political battle with the Centre.
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Will act strongly against any act of religious violence: PM Narendra Modi
My government will not allow any religious group, belonging to the majority or the minority, to incite hatred against others, overtly or covertly.
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Why the godfather of Hindutva is lost to the country
The Indian breed of Marxist historiography has always suppressed the issue of Islamic oppression on the non-Muslims in India and elsewhere in the world; not only that, the Marxists have actively colluded with the Kashmiri separatists whose hands have soaked in Pandit blood.
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AAP’s freebies pip Achchhe Din at post
Taking inspiration from the post-Marxian movements that have made advances in Europe, it wants AAP to assume the mantle of pious progressivism, enter into working relationships with ‘people’s movements’ and NGOs and enlarge the spread of its activities.
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Kejri and NaMo: A Comparison
Both are widely seen as strong leaders who will end the old corrupt politics and deliver good governance. Both are admired as alpha males who act swiftly and decisively (and so are also called authoritarian and dictatorial). Both are crowd pleasers and charismatic spinners of dreams.
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AAP and India’s Clash of Grand Narratives
This kind of thinking takes years and must be ongoing. It is amazing that the Government has not yet appreciated its importance.
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Fifth Column: Dreaming of good days
The same people who once infested the court of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have moved quietly to the other side.
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viraltiwari commented on Coming home to intuition and reason - from blind belief
In fact India is a country where people persecuted from all over the world found the perfect place for shelter,succour and solace. So much so that many who arrived thousands a years ago, never left!
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Because Media Wants AAP To Win
it is but natural for the former darbaris to pull their weight. Delhi is one state where the media can try and humble the unstoppable duo of Modi-Shah who are otherwise on course to render the entire editorial class irrelevant.
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Remembering our real icons
Every nation needs icons who serve to build its pride, self-esteem, self-respect, sense of honour; heroes with whom the younger generations can identify, role models who could be emulated in terms of sacrifice, devotion, commitment, hard work, patriotism and valour.
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Kejriwal Helped by Media Taking You for a Ride
“It was no doubt a media-managed event,” said another veteran journalist Vineet Narain at a seminar organised by fellow columnist Sudesh Verma and yours truly in May 2011, adding, “There were 71 OB vans waiting to cover the function even before anything worth reporting had happened.”
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Full text of Jayanthi Natarajan's explosive letter to Sonia Gandhi
I was told to liaise with Shri Dipak Babaria in the matter.
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Bardhaman blast accused made bombs in burqa factory
The accused have revealed to NIA that they had set up a burqa stitching unit as a front for assembling bombs in Beldanga,
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Colonel MN Rai's funeral: Fly like a bird, her father told Alka
"Play your role in life with such passion, that even after the curtains come down, the applause doesn't stop." "Fly like a bird", her father told her, unknowingly his last will and testament to her.
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Here’s Why Umashankar IAS Must Be Stopped
Can an IAS officer or for that matter anyone go around instigating fear psychosis and murderous hatred towards the ‘other’ – in this case both idol-worshippers and homosexuals? Does the article 25 allow such murderous hatred towards fellow Indian citizens?
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The 2 ‘S’ Words Ambedkar Did Not Want in the Constitution
I do not see therefore why the Constitution should tie down the people to live in a particular form and not leave it to the people themselves to decide it for themselves. said Dr.Ambedkar
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Dubious Evangelism Makes ‘Ghar Wapsi’ Pale in Comparison
Quantifying the enormous scale of conversions to Christianity in India is difficult because the means of doing so have been secretive, as the media has largely failed to cover this issue
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Right on Track While The Left Is Losing It
With one stroke of a pen, the state government wanted to take control of all these Hindu organisations by stealth. In fact, the Siddaramaiah dispensation went ahead and introduced this Bill on the last day of the Belagavi legislative session in December without even informing the Opposition, avoiding any sort of debate.
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Ban conversions to end controversies
Among the Congress stalwarts who saw grave danger in allowing religious propagation without a clear legal embargo on conversions were Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Purushottam Das Tandon and Sardar Patel.
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Mission Impossible without Reforms
right remedy is nothing short of reforms of major delivery institutions, not just economic but also administrative, judicial, law enforcement and electoral.
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Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast-2
The HPC-D has also been collecting money from US based groups for protecting Hmar Christians. A bomb explosion in the ISKCON Krishna temple in Imphal, which killed 5, and injured over 50 others was attributed to Christian Kuki terror outfits.
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Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast-1
Indeed, there is almost a clear all-encompassing silence about terrorism perpetrated in the name of Christianity or terrorist outfits that have found support from Christian groups. Whether it is due to the alleged closeness between Church groups and our mainstream media or it is due to other reasons is a point for people to ponder over.
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The abuse of Article 25 has to stop
it was Mahatma Gandhi who first initiated the narrative of Ghar Wapsi when he appealed to his eldest son Harilal Gandhi, who converted to Islam, to return to Hinduism.
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India has become a large slaughter house for cows
Government looks the other way and boasts that we have the largest leather and meat export in the world.
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Government funding outbound conversions?
‘International fellowship and cooperation in the educational and developmental Ministry in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ’, exposes the institution’s blueprint.
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Can Modi Avoid A Cultural Agenda?
Modi is arguably the most international of all the Indian Prime Ministers ever in raising oodles of interest, hopes, goodwill, and also apprehensions.
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Who’s Afraid of Conversions?
Did you know that in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, thousands of Hindus converted to Christianity under the guidance of Southern Baptists?
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Live: Stunned to hear of murder, says Tharoor on Sunanda Pushkar's death
Sunanda Pushkar's cousin who had earlier said that the family had always know that she was murdered, is now saying her death couldn't have happened unless Tharoor was involved in it.
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Sailing against winds of national transformation
When a valley-majority party, the Peoples Democratic Party, comes calling on the BJP for support, it completely negates the communal slogans raised by the Congress and the till-now ruling National Conference to isolate Mr Modi and the BJP.
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|| The War Against Hinduism ||
when the teachings that are said to come from Jesus are twisted and misinterpreted into something that does not spread the genuine love of God and humanity that we are all supposed to develop, but becomes the dog-like barking and criticism against every other religion that is not Christian.
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J&K Verdict: A Call for Genuine Power Sharing
Modi seems determined to establish a direct line of communication with the Muslims of J&K, including the Valley. This is what has created real panic among parties of the Valley as well as the Congress.
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J&K Verdict: A Call for Genuine Power Sharing
Modi seems determined to establish a direct line of communication with the Muslims of J&K, including the Valley. This is what has created real panic among parties of the Valley as well as the Congress.
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Why no Outrage over Conversion of Tsunami Victims?
If Christian propaganda mills were giving a theological interpretation to tsunami, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] did not hesitate to give a political twist to the human tragedy.
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Coming home to intuition and reason – from blind belief
Christianity stopped killing those who dissent with the dogmas of the Church, but “conversion” of heathen is still considered the sacred duty of every good Christian. Muslims, too, have to bring the whole world to worship only Allah and obviously, the agenda is still unfinished.
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Contradictions that do not exist
Anyone who aligned with the BJP, became communal, but even if a former RSS man like Shankersinh Vaghela or former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, whose Government was dismissed for the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya, broke ranks with the BJP, he became secular.
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The Communal Spin of the Post and the Times
If the Post and Times believe that some Hindu groups’ entirely legitimate attempt to voluntarily reconvert to the Hindu fold represents religious intolerance, do they also then believe then that the equally legitimate, if unsavoury, conversion drives by Christian evangelicals also represent a form of religious intolerance?
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Rebuke to Tavleen Singh
Recently, the minority commisssions findings on Agra conversions have clearly stated that the conversions are not forced
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Why riddle promotion of faith with hate?
The average puja altar of an Indian, for example, contains a mix of gods, goddesses, portraits of gurus and even deceased members of the family. This mix of symbols of sacredness and veneration would undoubtedly argue against the traditions of the Reformation in Europe where icons and sacred relics were brushed aside for one austere symbol of one god.
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RIGHT & WRONG - Muddled J&K verdict calls out for a grand embrace
a PDP-BJP coalition will involve the maximum retreat from entrenched positions. The BJP will have to put Article 370 in deep freeze and the PDP will have to shed its commitment to porous borders and dual currency.
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On why Mission 44 was a Success
J&K has emerged from a very tough, dark and violent phase of terrorism. Dark clouds of terror are always present or just Line of Control away.
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Modi magic continues to enchant the nation
The core theme of the Opposition campaign was ‘secular versus communal’. However, the country’s polity seems to be changing and the people are not buying this theme. They prefer Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises of development.
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J&K polls: BJP wants to rule Kashmir, hints at NC tie-up and a Hindu CM
Jammu and Kashmir must have a BJP-led government, party general secretary Ram Madhav said, adding he was in Srinagar to explore the various options.
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Bodo attacks: Ignoring intel inputs in violence-hit Assam is unpardonable
“First and foremost, it was the failure of the state government which failed to act on the intelligence input in case of the first attack, and again the retaliatory attack. The latter could have been averted,” remarked former director general of police (Assam), Prakash Singh.
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BJP breaks new ground in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand
The Bharatiya Janata Party won 25 of 87 seats in Kashmir, its best showing ever in the Muslim-majority state
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Suspended TMC MP claims Mamata and her aide 'siphoned off Saradha cash'
It was learnt that Roy’s name popped up during the interrogation of Trinamool leaders as he was involved in distributing Saradha Group media ventures among various stake holders
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Nationalism as antonym of communalism
Hindu nationalism has no alternative political model, apart from an insistence on the dominance of majoritarian culture and concerns. And this is its triumph as much as tragedy, since the absence of a distinctive theory of state repeatedly casts Hindu nationalism back into a social movement, one that can only make claims on cultural and demographic rather than constitutional grounds. And in this sense it is the most appropriate heir of a concept of secularism that had always been populist in its
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If You Don't Like Conversions, then Bring a Law Against It: RSS ChiefBhagwat
If you don't like it (re-conversion to Hinduism), then bring a law against it.
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File - - PTI Photo If You Don't Like Conversions, then Bring a Law Against It: RSS Chief Bhagwat Ji
"If you don't like it (re-conversion to Hinduism), then bring a law against it.
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Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: HC
Justice Kesarwani quoted a Supreme Court order of 2000 wherein it was laid down that "conversion of religion of a non-Muslim without any real change of belief in Islam and only for the purpose of marriage is void".
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BJP pitches for anti-conversion law
"BJP is the only political party in the country that opposes forceful conversion and the so called secular political parties should come forward to support an anti-conversion legislation,"
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Gandhi vs Godse: We need to go beyond the binaries of good and evil
Even today there is an Indian activist in London campaigning against erecting a Gandhi statue there because she thinks Gandhi was a “racist” and a “sexual weirdo”. Among his listed crimes are exploitation of hapless women followers, who were morally coerced to sleep with him in the nude just so that he could prove to himself that he could think celibacy even in this situation.
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Bodhi Sattva’s Hindutva
Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery in America, said, “If slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong.” Similarly it is for all of us to declare, “If untouchability is not wrong, then nothing in the world is wrong!” Every one of us must therefore aim at eradicating social inequality in each and every form. We must clearly explain to the people at large how our society became weak and disorganized on account of social inequalities
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Know the RSS
When Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar visited Sangh Shiksha Varga in Pune in 1939, he was surprised to find the Swayamsevaks moving about in absolute equality and brotherhood without even caring to know the caste of the others. When Dr. Ambedkar asked Dr. Hedgewar whether there were any untouchables in the camp, the latter replied that there were neither touchables nor untouchables, but only Hindus.
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Caste is Hardly an Impediment for ‘Homecoming Hindus’
all Indian Muslim castes can find their parallels in the Hindu castes of their native region.
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India bans Islamic State, hunts for sympathisers
Police were poring over 129,000 tweets he had posted over several years to determine if he was simply a cheerleader for the group or an online recruiter, an officer said.
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Those protesting Agra conversions betray Hinduphobia
It is a great travesty of our time that while conversion out of Hinduism is seen as something positive; a manifestation of social empowerment and liberation but conversion to Hinduism is seen as a regressive trend. Why is Hinduism not treated as a legitimate spiritual tradition?
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The Mendacity Of Conversion
When conversions happen to Islam or Christianity, ‘It is a personal choice, a right to follow any religion’ is all we hear. There are no coercion allegations brought in. If it happens into Hinduism from Christianity or Islam, then it is nothing but allegations of coercion or force.
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India needs Uniform Civil Code; topi politics a villai
The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board has been quietly consolidating its position as the only arbiter of Muslim destiny in secular, republican India. ..According to a report, ‘sharia’h courts’ set up by the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board are already functioning in Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Orissa, albeit silently and without publicising their activities.
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Kashmir's border villagers vote for guns to fall silent
a large voter turnout in the day reflected these hardy souls' determination to participate in a democratic process.
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Digvijay asks Naxals to shun violence and join Congress: Nexus Unmasked?
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today asked Naxals to leave the path of violence and join his party.
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Drones to patrol Delhi at night
The drones will fly at a height of approximately 200 metres above ground and will cover a hexagonal grid area of three to four kilometres.
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Saradha scam: West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra arrested by CBI, Mamata Banerjee calls it 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional'
Reacting to the arrest, CPIM leader of the Assembly Suryakanta Mishra has demanded that WB CM Mamata Banerjee should be interrogated.
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Child Soldiers Of India
The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (A/68/878–S/2014/339) issued on 15 May 2014.
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Gifts of the Gita
In 1785, the Gita became the first Sanskrit work translated into English, and it provoked widespread excitement among English Orientalists, German Romantics, and American Transcendentalists. Henry David Thoreau borrowed a copy from Ralph Waldo Emerson to read at Walden Pond.
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Secret Netaji Records Have Been Congressified
Wouldn’t the BJP stand to gain from telling the truth about Netaji?
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Sadhvi Pragya narrates police torture story on video
Pragya Thakur claimed that in order to extract a confessional statement for the Malegaon blasts, the policemen even called her a "prostitute" linking her to a spiritual guru she considered like a father-figure.
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Are Muslims Fed Up With Identity Politics?
Muslims may be tempted to give the BJP a try and see how it feels to shun the minority shell and freely integrate with the national mainstream of citizenry.
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Bamboos and backsides: Mamata's language against BJP shocks The Telegraph
A chief minister using the kind of language that is usually associated with drunken brawls for example, is hardly something that should be dismissed.
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Self-interest above the nation’s
Over the years, there has been a sustained propaganda by vested interests that have a stake in keeping alive the turmoil in the State. These anti-national forces, aided and abetted by their masters from across the border
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How Can We Rework Our Institutions?
One reason for the decline of institutions is that most are closely associated with the legacy of the colonial government. Indeed, many are still housed in the same buildings. Most still follow the same rules, which protect the State’s, rather than the citizens’, interests.
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Chhattisgarh attack: Were CRPF lured into Elamgunda by Maoists?
“It’s a Maoist tradition to carry out strikes against security personnel during PLGA week to exhibit their strength and control in areas under their dominance. This time too, they did the same and the CRPF probably missed this point or couldn’t guess its severity,” a counter-insurgency expert told Firstpost.
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Amit Shah vs Mamata Didi: The next Battle of Plassey will be a dirty one
Plassey is near Murshidabad, the defeated Nawab’s capital. Murshidabad today is the largest Muslim-majority district in West Bengal, with a minority population share of a hefty 63.67 percent.
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The Myopic and Damaging Politics of Sanskrit
The theory of racial invasion has been severely critiqued and has been mostly given up in mainstream academia. The contributions of Dr B.R Ambedkar in breaking this theory are commendable.
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Bengal’s Muslims Flocking To BJP?
While many of the Muslims who have joined the BJP in recent months had been Left supporters, there has been quite an exodus of Muslims from the Trinamool as well.
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Astrology, Scientific Temper and Pandit Nehru
In Nehru’s Letters to His Sister, edited by Krishna Hutheesing, check letter numbered 74, written on 29.8.1944. Here Nehru says that he had written to his daughter Indira to make a “proper horoscope” of his grandson (Rajiv) by “a competent person”!
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Displaying boorish non-Nehruvianism’’
It is fascinating to know how a true quest for unravelling Nehru led some of the most active minds in post-independent India's political world to undertake an arduous labour of research and cohesive expression.
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India must be prepared to use might if need arises: President Pranab Mukherjee
"We are a nation which believes in equality in all realms. The men and women who stand before us today epitomise our grit and determination towards this underlying cause. I am immensely proud of our armed forces for leading the path in this respect,"
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Govt can share information on Black Money
......No information as aforesaid shall be exchanged which would disclose any trade, business, industrial or professional secret or trade process.
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Sonia Gandhi Named In Corruption In Italian Court
The March 15, 2008 note that has been produced in Italian court is addressed to Peter and instructs him to advise the British High Commissioner in India (AgustaWestland is an Anglo-Italian firm) to ‘target’ people close to Sonia Gandhi.
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Repatriation of black money ‘a key priority’, Modi
As India makes attempts to retrieve the black money, the Prime Minister has already made it clear that close cooperation to retrieve the black money from abroad is a key issue for him.
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In first trip as Defence Minister, Parrikar sheds executive jet, flies Indigo economy
Sources said that the minister, known for is simplicity, got a budget seat booked in an afternoon Indigo flight to Goa and will even use the same airline to fly back on Sunday evening.
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Obama meets Modi, calls him a man of action
"Prez Obama greets PM @narendramodi at Gala dinner - 'You are a man of action!," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted after the dinner.
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What if Gandhi hadn’t been thrown off the train?
Subhash Bose turned nationalist early. He was a disciple of C.R. Das, who achieved the remarkable feat of uniting Bengali Muslims with Bengali Hindus. No one else has managed that before or since.
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The Decline of Political Feudalism
One of the most frequently cited criticisms of dynastic politics in India has been its tendency to breed corruption.
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BJP shakes up election race in Kashmir
A former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, met Modi this week and said the BJP leader could change Kashmir's fortunes.
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Don’t meet Pak officials, meet Modi: BJP to J&K separatists
Madhav said the BJP's chief ministerial candidate need not be a Muslim face, adding, "All are same for us... Whoever becomes CM will be from J&K."
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Cracking Kashmir code
What is of immediate significance is that the BJP has initiated a serious outreach to the Kashmiri people, and the response has been encouraging.
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Join PM Modi's hand for development of Jammu and Kashmir: BJP to separatists
He said development of the state was very high on the Prime Minister's agenda and all "well intentioned" people, for whom the development of Kashmir was of prime importance, should come forward to join his hands.
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Subramanian Swamy for central law to ban cow slaughter
Supreme Court in an order in 1958 had categorically said that eating beef was not essential part of Islam,
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Cabinet reshuffle: A sarkar of, by and for Modi, bound together by the RSS
the dominant message emanating from the induction of four new cabinet ministers, three ministers of state with independent charge and 14 Ministers of State — most of whom come stamped with the RSS ideology — is that the government at the Centre is of Modi, by Modi and for Modi, and anyone in the team or outside who thinks otherwise would do it at his or own risk as Thackeray learned on Sunday.
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Insight: Indian intelligence agency on the cheap hampers war on militants
Alarmed by intelligence reports warning of an imminent attack in Kolkata, India's navy withdrew two warships on Tuesday.
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Enemy is not unseen; he’s here
Mr Doval’s ideas on warfare (art of war) and Mr Jaitley’s procurement priority (science of war) are off the mark and do not generate deterrence.
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Kolkata on high alert after getting intelligence of possible attack by al-Qaeda
According to the input, terrorists might carry out an attack in the port area and may use small boats to carry out the strike
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Compare NDA and UPA stance on black money: Union Minister Radha Moha
SIT Chairman MB Shah has appreciated the government for handing over list of account holders prepared on the basis of information from France and Germany, he said.
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Bukharis must go: Shahi Imam's stunt against Modi reveals Jama Masjid's real issue
The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) , an Aligarh-based think-tank, called the current hereditary system of succession “un-Islamic Imamat’’.“Passing on imamat is un-Islamic and undemocratic that should not be allowed to go unchallenged. It must end,’’ a spokesman said.
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Budget 2015 should be full of new ideas: PM Narendra Modi
At the interaction with the top bureaucrats, second since he became the Prime Minister in May-end, Modi said, "Good things are starting to happen... We are one team. Let us bring openness in governance, come closer and work together."
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How to remember our heroes without doing ‘G huzoori’
many of the political impulses that are visible since the victory of Narendra Modi in May this year can be traced back to currents that were overwhelmed and driven underground by the Nehruvian steamroller for six decades.
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When Sikhs fell victim to bloodthirsty Congress mobs
in Delhi alone, 2,733 Sikhs were burned alive, butchered or beaten to death. Women were raped while their terrified families pleaded for mercy, little or none of which was shown by the Congress goons.
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Modi-phobic Imam’s social sleight of hand
To the extent that the mandal head of a BJP unit in some corner of India will not be censured for failing to invite party’s national president Amit Shah for his son’s 18th birthday feast, I think it was unfair of Arnab Goswami to fire his Bofors howitzer shells on a guy who imagines himself as the equivalent of a Pope of all India’s Muslims.
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Tibetan Blunder
Brigadier Dalvi quoted Jayaprakash Narayanan to mention "China has not exercised suzerainty, sovereignty or any other form of control over Tibet at any time from 1912 to 1950 when Chinese Communist Forces invaded the country."
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Black money list: 'Confidentiality breach may spell trouble for India'
Our concern is if the information dries up, the question of unearthing black money abroad will become absolutely impossible and it will become counter-productive to Mr Ram Jethmalani's case.
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Modi govt austerity drive: Bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, freezes appointments
In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalize expenditure and optimize available resources,"
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Did SC encroach into government s sovereign treaty making power?
In Maganbhai Ishwarbhai Patel vs Union Of India [1969 SCR (3) 254], the apex court on 9 January, 1969, had said once a treaty was concluded by the Government in exercise of its sovereign powers, it was the duty of all three branches - Legislature, Executive an Judiciary - to help implement it if it was within the constitutional framework.
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Nehruvians discredited modern India’s builder
Sardar also brushed aside Nehru’s objections and flew in troops to Srinagar in the nick of time to save whatever is left of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. But for his firm resolve and quick action, Pakistani troops, which were on the outskirts of Srinagar, would have overrun the remaining parts of the state. Similarly, his decisiveness enabled the integration of Junagadh and a few other States on the western coast into the Indian Union.
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Divide within CPM; Sitaram Yechury blames party chief for decline
The BJP is now trying to capture the Left space in West Bengal and Kerala
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Think big. Think above politics, Modi tells NDA MPs over tea
Greeting the assembled MPs, senior leader LK Advani said this Diwali was the best he had ever witnessed as the party had risen to unprecedented heights.
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Reforms in academic research, scholarship
It has been one of the greatest enigmas of ‘modern’ India: How come the correspondence, notes, speeches of the first Prime Minister of India are considered ‘private’ and why should it be kept under the custody of one ‘private’ person (Ms Sonia Gandhi)? The state’s papers should never be privatised.
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Is the Congress part of the problem in Kashmir or part of the solution?
In times to come, the Congress moved closer and closer to identifying itself as part of the problem in Kashmir rather than part of the solution.
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Kashmir flood victims pin hope on Modi’s Diwali visit
The government has plans to procure prefabricated structures for housing the homeless people during winter. In the first phase, 500 prefabricated huts will be procured.
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The new outpost of terror: Illegal madrasas in West Bengal are having links with international jehadi outfits
According to investigative agencies, the madrasa located 40 km from the Khagragarh blast site is said to have acted as a hub for bankrolling terrorists. Almost all the identified terror operatives, whether dead, arrested or absconding, have been found to have close links with this madrasa, the officers say.
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Battle both within and outside
Some of the activities of a few prominent Indian Muslim scholars/clerics elsewhere in the country are also adding fuel to fire. Recently, noted scholar Maulana Salman Al Husaini Nadwi wrote an open letter to IS chief al-Baghdadi, greeting him on becoming the Caliph of Muslims. Salman Nadwi is the great-grandson of noted Islamic scholar Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and teaches at the Lucknow-based Nadwatul Ulama seminary. In the letter, published in Urdu daily Aag and circulated through WhatsApp,
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PM’s address at the Combined Commanders Conference
the world was looking at India with renewed interest, confidence and excitement
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Withering of the Dynasty is the best thing to ever happen
Given their exalted status in Lutyens’s Delhi and the cringe-worthy manner in which a craven elite fawns over them, and the fact that our so-called ‘national media’ is yet to accept that the glory days of Congress Raj are over, it is not surprising that a comparison of the sort done by the Wall Street Journal should cause amazement and prompt profound commentary.
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“The NDA’s approach on Black Money is doggedly persistent - Not Adventurist”
Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) which was entered between Government of India and Germany on 19th June, 1995. The present NDA Government has unfortunately inherited the legacy of that DTAA. We may have negotiated a better deal. If we scrap the treaty, we get no further information. The covenant to the treaty is that the names of the account holders and information received thereunder will only be disclosed when charges are filed in court. They obviously cannot be utilized for political pro
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Indigenously developed cruise missile 'Nirbhay' test-fired
It is the second test of the sub-sonic long range cruise missile 'Nirbhay', which has a range of 700 to 1000 km, from the ITR.
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a News Bad news for errant netas: Despite bail, Jayalalithaa judgement sets key precedent:Will it Expedite Lalu's Appeal?
After conviction, the politician concerned will not be allowed to delay the process through repeated appeals and adjournments.
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New York Times goes Pseudo-Secular again
Once upon a time, development used to be quite a secular topic to talk about. It became “communal” and “sectarian” when Narendra Modi not only started talking about it, but actually making it happen in Gujarat.
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Omar Abdullah is undermining ISIS threat in Kashmir, claims BJP
"We fully share the concerns of GOC of the Army's 15 Corp Lt Gen Subrata Saha that the waving of ISIS flags thrice in Srinagar in recent days is a very serious development," BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma told reporters.
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Exit polls prove the Maharashtra voter is the smartest of them all
don't mess with the voter by throwing red herrings across her path. Focus on doing your job - which is to create growth, jobs and security. The rest is crap.
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Assam CM praises Modi's 'MP model village scheme'
"Modi's Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is laudable. However, it would take more than 50 years to cover six lakh villages in the country.The Yojana needs to be taken up in a vigorous manner if we want to see acche din and a clean India," Gogoi said.
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Sacking Tharoor: Three key questions about his 'cardinal sin'
His wife’s unnatural death raised questions which continue to cast their long shadow over his life and politics.
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Ranjit Sinha Is the Symptom
A slow judicial system with its propensity to remain silent about judicial corruption, as has been revealed by Justice Makrandey Katju on his blog, dissuades people from fighting back. The few, who do, often end up broken and frustrated by the system at every turn
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Indian muslims should integrate not assimilate: AMU VC
The former Indian Army deputy chief believes that it is only through modern scientific education that the Muslim community can overcome the challenges it faces.
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BJP likely to be No.1 in Maharashtra, Haryana
Apart from the high stakes for the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also has to prove that there hasn’t been any waning of his popularity.
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BJP alliance set to secure a majority in Maharashtra polls
The sentiment against Congress-NCP is further aggravated by a perception among voters that neither of them stands any chance of giving a strong fight to the BJP.
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Perils of being sensible
while launching Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, the Prime Minister had made it a point to acknowledge the good work which preceding Governments, including that of the Congress, had done in promoting the idea of a clean India.
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Secularism through the ages
During the medieval period, India suffered several invasions by Muslim conquerors. They plundered the wealth in Hindu temples and carried out their “jihad”.
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True Face of Religion of Peace
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs Skip to content News About Articles Categories Quotables Donate Press Books Store Subscribe Search India Muslim leader: “Kill the idol worshippers wherever you find them … shoot them if you can, stab them, throw stones at their heads, poison them, run them over, burn their fields – and if you are unable … spit in their faces”.“Kill the idol worshippers wherever you find them”: where might al-Hindi have gotte
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True/Ugly Face of Religion of Peace
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs Skip to content News About Articles Categories Quotables Donate Press Books Store Subscribe Search India Muslim leader: “Kill the idol worshippers wherever you find them … shoot them if you can, stab them, throw stones at their heads, poison them, run them over, burn their fields – and if you are unable … spit in their faces” India: Fighting the Jihad Islam: The War on Jihad 16 Comments 111214716_Syria_325037c
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Anti-Kannadiga posters dot Chennai ahead of Jayalalithaa's bail plea hearing
The most disturbing ones even threatened to hold Kannadigas living in the state hostage if Jayalalithaa is not released.
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First Gandhi, then Nehru and now Indira: Modi continues to usurp Congress legacy
While Modi's I-day speech might not have mentioned Nehru, Nagi argues, it did have a tone similar to the now famous "Tryst with Destiny" speech given by India's first Prime Minister -- whose Non-Aligned philosophy also found echoes in the image Modi is trying to present himself on the world stage.
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India’s aggrieved nationalism
I have long wondered during past years of work as a foreign correspondent covering or analyzing public interactions of Indian dignitaries abroad, why so many of them would choose to speak in inadequate English
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RSS chief praises Modi govt for good governance
Unless the last person in the country feels satisfied with welfare initiatives, security and safety, the government cannot complete its task, he said.
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Central & South Asia India PM picks up broom in cleaning campaign
Many cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, are overflowing with garbage, a result of rapid economic growth, overcrowding and poor urban planning, and civic behaviour that rarely condemns littering.
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British left due to INA, not Quit India
“It slowly dawned upon the Government of India that the backbone of the British rule, the Indian Army, might now no longer be trustworthy. The ghost of Subhas Bose, like Hamlet’s father, walked the battlements of the Red Fort (where the INA soldiers were being tried), and his suddenly amplified figure overawed the conference that was to lead to Independence.”
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Saradha: All party (except BJP) scam?
TMC leaders were the first to be put in the dock. The CBI has investigated six TMC MPs, and Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh had directly named Mamata Banerjee, claiming that the party had benefitted from the scam.
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Aadhaar: Is the Modi govt aware of the Supreme Court order?
On 24 March 2014, the Court restrained the central government and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) from sharing data with any third party or agency, while dealing with a case filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). However, the UIDAI has already shared all the data with foreign and Indian private companies like Accenture, L1 Identities Solution and Sagem Morpho of Safran Group and Ernst & Young among others, who can keep this data for at least seven years.
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The difficulty of being a winner
Experiences over the last several decades prove that the electorate in the world’s largest democracy has become mature enough to distinguish between the different elections.
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Modi's Muslim remarks: First big step towards winning back trust?
What the PM has said is by and large true for liberal Muslims of India, as they may abuse Hindu hardliners or may not vote for the BJP, but they certainly won't support terrorist outfits like al Qaeda. But, simultaneously, both, the government and the BJP, have to honestly engage with the Muslim community which no political party has ever done in India," observes senior journalist and political commentator, Jagdish Upasane.
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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose secured India's independence from the colonial British.
Thirty years he [Mahatma Gandhi] could not do anything. And Subhas Chandra Bose...went out of India and organized this I.N.A with the help of Hitler, and the Britishers were obliged to leave India.
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Al Qaeda delusional as Indian Muslims will live and die for India, says PM Modi
Modi said that Qaeda was 'delusional to think that Indian Muslims will dance to its tune', adding that 'Indian Muslims will live and die for the nation'.
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BJP Makes Inroads in Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal
While so far, it has made no dent in urban Kolkata, the BJP could emerge as a new alternative for the political space vacated by the Left in rural areas.
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Floods Have Made Bond Between J and K and Bharat Stronger, Article 370 Notwithstanding
Instead of asking his ministers to go out and save the people, Omar sent six of them to Delhi to demand money. He wasn’t even able to control stone-pelting by hired separatist goons to sabotage relief operations.
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LIVE updates on Jammu and Kashmir floods: Valley was like an ocean, says IAF .
The Army, IAF and NDRF are doing a massive round-the-clock rescue and relief operation, with 86 aircrafts and 30,000 troops.
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Tea with the RSS: London meeting reveals an outreach to Muslims
it seems that the RSS is trying to engage in a version of "back channel diplomacy" to open up a dialogue with Muslims.
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Is Narendra Modi right on Aadhaar?-1
Businesses and governments exploit big data without regard for issues of legality, data quality, disparate data meanings, and process quality. This often results in poor decisions, with individuals bearing the greatest risk. - Marcus R. Wigan, University of Melbourne & Roger Clarke, Australian National University in "Big Data's Big Unintended Consequences," Computer, vol. 46
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Is Narendra Modi right on Aadhaar?-2
Isn’t Government of India simply imitating the proposals of US, NATO, World Bank, INTERPOL and the initiative of Pakistan without examining its far reaching strategic implications refusing to learn to from China, Australia, UK, France and US who have abandoned national ID projects?
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BJP asks its MPs not to go on Monsanto-sponsored US trip amid pressure from RSS-linked anti-GM crop group
Once government takes its call, seed companies including Monsanto and agricultural institutions will be able to go ahead with 'confined' field trials "under strict safeguards" after taking 'no objection certificates' from the state governments concerned.
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Indians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll
65 percent of those surveyed believed Modi will put the economy back on track in six months and that his party was the best bet for development.
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CBI implicating its officers in Ishrat Jahan case: Intelligence Bureau tells SC
I.B. placed in a sealed envelope secret inputs it had received about terrorist activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba which was trying to eliminate senior BJP leader L K Advani and the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
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Cheers for PM Narendra Modi, Jeers for Three Chief Ministers
The BJP says that the Congress must recognise that public sentiment has turned against it after years of inept governance.
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The Root Of India-Pakistan Conflicts
Islam’s socio-political strategies in dealing with the non-Muslim world are now at the crossroads and under the world’s microscope. The positions adopted by Islamic leaders will have long-term consequences for the entire world, including both Muslims and non-Muslims.
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Mohan Bhagwat's comment misconstrued: Ram Madhav
"The Sangh chief has said a revolutionary thing. Casteism and untouchability should be abolished immediately,"
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Indira Gandhi’s nadir
When the official announcement was made, tens of thousands of people started dancing with joy, chanting “pehle haari court mein aur ab ha haari vote mein
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Uproar over Gaza, silence over ISIS: Why is the Muslim ‘brotherhood’ not uniform across conflicts?
There are no street protests condemning the ISIS, nor sharing of pictures in solidarity with the victims of ISIS’s terror on Facebook news feed.
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Archbishop from Kerala sends terse message to Sonia, says Catholics ready to support other parties
Though lately the Catholic church has been more open towards the BJP government at the centre, this warning that the community is ready to move away from the Congress does have grave implications.
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I-Day: Real Freedom From Sickulars
Some people are incapable of learning. You can take pigs to the greatest 5 star hotel in the country but I assure you, they will still find their way to the garbage dump at the hotel. It’s not a fault in the pigs. It’s their very nature. It’s their way of survival.
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Twisting The Meerut Gangrape
UP police can hardly be trusted to carry out any sensible investigation. If there is anger in the society which leads to communal tension then that cannot be an excuse to downplay a case of abduction and gangrape.
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The Fraud of the Sachar Report Exposed
The findings of two well-researched seminar papers established that actually the proportion of 'very poor' people was higher among Hindus than among Muslims. This fact has been confirmed now by the latest survey conducted by NSS which showed that the poorest 10 percent population of India lives in rural areas on a pittance of Rs 9/- per day.
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Conventional politics is not for Modi
Modi knows that the corridors of power are full of individuals who are waiting anxiously for the politician to commit a mistake so that they can both rescue him and cure him of the desire to be audacious.
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Meet Narendra de Gaulle, the Indian 'Republican Monarch'
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Campaign of calumny in Kashmir
Mr Abdullah continues to maintain this provocative and hate-Jammu line to create more hatred between Kashmiri Muslims and New Delhi.
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Veil of history has done harm to Kashmir
Great nations must have the gumption to face unpalatable truths, introspect, and not hide behind obfuscation.
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Dangerous nexus of the netas and judges
Politicians know that public memory is short, but at the right time, the memory does come back. For instance, the previous Government wanted to bring an ordinance to shield parliamentarians with criminal records.
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Shah says Cong ideology should be replaced with that of BJP
Referring to the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana, Shah said the party workers should focus on ensuring victory for the party on its own in all the states.
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Minority that has received a raw deal in free India
. Some names that instantly come to mind are: George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling, Russel Peters, Engelbert Humperdinck, Cliff Richards and Frank Anthony and contemporary icons such as Ruskin Bond, Roger Binny and Derek O’Brien.
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Kerala’s Muslim majority district Malappuram – A Mini Pakistan Strangling Hindus there
Hindus all over Kerala must recognize the strategic psychological damage which could be caused by ignoring the plight of Hindus in Malappuram. It is time for Hindus to be organized and united to prevent another mini Pakistan forming in Malappuram.
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US misread Modi Govt’s resolve
In their rush to gain meaningful insights into the Modi Government, the policy-makers of the Obama administration arrived at certain hurried conclusions-based, it would seem, on inputs with unnamed Indian interlocutors.
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Pseudo-seculars in communal attire
The present Government at the Centre should expose the harm done to this country by Muslim appeasement policies.
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A test for brown sahibs
The pretentious bores of yesteryear are being replaced by officials who are no longer brown sahibs, but who are trying to become brown sahibs
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Spectacular success of cultural nationalism
In India, pseudo-secularists have sought to underplay the role of culture and nationalism in framing a robust society that can deliver extraordinary results, both politically and economically, without losing sight of a much broader world vision.
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In memory of our real icons
What India needs is positive nationalism that will enable her in overcoming divisions and scale greater heights, in terms of prosperity for her people and the well being of all nations.
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Justice Katju poses six questions to former Chief Justice Lahoti
Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India, put the posers to Lahoti on his blog.
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Congress working real hard to wipe itself off
That the party’s strength in the Lok Sabha has been diminished is well known. But, a State-wise study shows that the electoral damage suffered by the party is much deeper than is superficially evident
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NSA surveillance of BJP: Is Rahul Gandhi to blame?
Instead of pushing India’s national security agenda, when even the US is sensitised to it given the egregious nature of the Mumbai attacks, Rahul deflects the US ambassador away from the LeT threat with the claim that “Hindu groups”, in particular Opposition party leader, Narendra Modi was the bigger threat
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Of fact, procedure, and principle
Complete information, including fair and adverse comments, is a necessary condition. Also fair and transparent process. I suppose the collegium, the government and the President followed these guidelines.
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India can make major defence equipment
We have to create the competence and drive to meet any indigenous development targets in the Defence sector, inspite of all types and degrees of obstacles. The race towards greatness has to be won on our own prowess and not using borrowed feathers
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Congress and the minorities: Why Antony gets the diagnosis wrong
The entire ‘secularism’ debate — particularly its link with electoral politics — is largely nonsensical. It is grooved in the political-social dynamics of the pre-1990s era. It has been close to a quarter of a century that the Congress has lost the support of the minorities.
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Will the Congress now be adopting a soft Hindutva approach?
In the run-up to the elections, Singh repeatedly raised the issue of Hindu terror, targeting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and even the Bajrang Dal. “His comments made them feel threatened so they built an army and vigorously campaigned for the BJP, leading to our defeat,” said a Congress leader, who said that Digvijaya’s politics damaged the party greatly.
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A bureaucracy to match Modi's ambitions
Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interactions with the secretaries are being seen as a positive move aimed at confidence building among bureaucrats, the underlying implication is that the performance of the government's top officials will be under closer scrutiny.
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How to compress government
By deciding to limit decision-making to four or fewer levels, the government has tried to compress itself vertically. If this is strictly enforced through regular monitoring, preferably by third parties, it would help speed up decisions.
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Court summons Sonia Gandhi, Rahul in National Herald land grab case
A court here on Thursday summoned Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald land grab case
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National Herald case: Swamy seeks probe against Sonia Gandhi under I-T Act
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has now written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking an investigation into the National Herald case under the Income Tax Act.
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The people in charge of the prime minister's security need to shift the emphasis from the numerical (the number of policemen deployed) to technology-based solutions to sanitise the area where he lives, works and during his road journeys, says Anil Chowdhry, former secretary (internal security), ministry of home affairs.
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उपेक्षित बहुसंख्यक समाज का दर्द तो जानो…?
स्वतंत्रता के बाद से विशेषतः पिछले दशक में हिन्दू विरोधी और मुस्लिम हितैषी राजनीति में भारत का बहुसंख्यक समाज जिस तरह से विवशता व आत्मग्लानि से जी रहा है और अल्पसंख्यकों व झूठे धर्मनिरपेक्
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Division of Uttar Pradesh
Union home ministry appears to be veering towards the idea that the state in its present size is "ungovernable" and should be divided.
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कांग्रेस का हाथ हमेशा आतंकवाद के साथ
राहुल गांधी ने कहा है कि कांग्रेस ने सदा देश को आंतकवाद से बचाया हकीकत यह है कि कांग्रेस ने सदा देश मे आंतकवाद बढ़ाया। हालत यह है कि अब भी घटनाए घट रही है।
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अमेरिका से मुसलमानो को निर्देश: करें ‘आप’ को समर्थन
अरविन्द केजरीवाल की पार्टी आम आदमी पार्टी के सेकुलरवादी होने का मुखौटा अब पूरा तरह से उतर गया है। देश के मुस्लिम समाचारपत्रो
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PARLIAMENT IS THE GANGOTRI OF BHARATIYA DEMOCRACY: PRANAB
Rashtrapati Pranab Mukherjee said hat parliament is the Gangotri of Bharatiya Democracy
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