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How to Deal with Vehicular Pollution in Delhi

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How to Deal with Vehicular Pollution in Delhi

If the government really wants to remove polluting vehicles from the country – or particularly Delhi – it must impose some back-breaking penalties on car owners. By Rakesh Raman Strange but true. Nitin Gadkari, a transport minister in India, is showing his reluctance to remove the polluting vehicles from India’s capital New Delhi, which is [...]

Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

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Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

The United States, South Korea, and Japan concluded Friday what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting in Washington. Officials said the meeting was held to enhance trilateral defense cooperation in light of the evolving security environment in the region. Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy minister for policy, led his country’s [...]

Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

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Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

The nationwide political and civil society protests may prove to be a nail in the coffin of BJP, which has failed on almost all socio-economic fronts during the 11 months of its rule in the country. By Rakesh Raman The opposition Congress party has launched a multi-pronged attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [...]

Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

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Communist Party Opposes Land Acquisition Bill

The 21st Party Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation, Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. The party said that the amendments proposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are pro-corporate and anti-farmer. The government is trying to push through Parliament [...]

Construction Causing Deadly Pollution in Delhi: NGT

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Construction Causing Deadly Pollution in Delhi: NGT

National Green Tribunal observes that one of the major sources of air pollution is dust emission from construction activities, which must be stopped to avoid pollution-related diseases and deaths. By Rakesh Raman In order to save the lives of Delhi citizens from increasing levels of pollution in the city, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has [...]

Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

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Flop Show: Swaraj Samwad of Broken Aam Aadmi Party

Swaraj Samwad organized by the broken Aam Aadmi Party only offered some disturbing noise and failed to offer any Samwad (or disciplined debate). By Rakesh Raman Once upon a time two greedy cats found a piece of cheese and cut it into two pieces to have equal share of the thing that did not belong [...]

How Slums and Poverty Plague Indian Cities

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How Slums and Poverty Plague Indian Cities

Experts at the international conference on ‘Inclusive Sustainable Cities,’ hosted by IIM Bangalore (IIMB) on Sunday, advise Indian city planners to steer clear of romantic hype and focus on ground reality and governance. It was observed at the conference that “India’s cities have a plethora of plans but little vision or value.” “Many of our [...]

Korea to Host 7th World Water Forum

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Korea to Host 7th World Water Forum

Taking place from 12 to 17 April 2015 in Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, the 7th World Water Forum will attract government officials, public agencies, international organizations, enterprises, academia, civil society, and journalists While the theme of the event is water for our future, nearly 30,000 participants from all over the world are expected [...]

Toxic Air in Delhi Rings Death Knell for Locals

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Toxic Air in Delhi Rings Death Knell for Locals

Delhi pollution claims more than 25 lives every day and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. By Rakesh Raman “Delhi deserves clean air!” This is the title of an online petition that Greenpeace India, an environment protection organization, has started on its site. It asks the locals to sign the petition which is [...]

Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

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Congress to Host Farmers’ Rally in Delhi

Social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch an agitation against the government – says that BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. By Rakesh Raman As the Congress party has decided to intensify its opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led BJP, it [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

Rebels Declare War Against Aam Aadmi Party

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Rebels Declare War Against Aam Aadmi Party

As the dissenters believe that volunteers are the backbone of AAP, their entire focus is to break them away so they could use them in the fight against Arvind Kejriwal. By Rakesh Raman Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels – Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav – who were thrown out of the party’s decision-making panels a week [...]

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