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Vyapam Scam: 10 Questions for Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Vyapam Scam: 10 Questions for Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal) scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, government officials, and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh, a state in India. As those involved in the scam don’t want to get exposed, the investigation agencies report that more than 40 people who could reveal the names of the criminals have died in [...]

Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

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Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

By Rakesh Raman “What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.” – Adolf Hitler This saying goes well for India’s jet-setting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is getting excessively berserk these days with his foreign trips. And Indian people, who cannot and do not think as Hitler remarked, are allowing Modi to [...]

Congress Demands Removal of Vasundhara Raje

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Congress Demands Removal of Vasundhara Raje

Congress party today persisted with its demand for the sacking of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, saying there was a criminal nexus between her family and Lalit Modi, who is absconding to evade arrest in India in an alleged case of corruption. Congress says that two BJP leaders – Vasundhara Raje and Sushma Swaraj – [...]

Can Your Education Get You the Right Job?

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Can Your Education Get You the Right Job?

By Rakesh Raman Today, there is a wide mismatch between the education being provided to children in India and the skills requirement in the contemporary job market. That’s why India’s Human Development Index (HDI) continues to stagger at a poor rank of 135 in the world. This also means that India’s education system is not [...]

Narendra Modi Launches Smart Cities Project

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Narendra Modi Launches Smart Cities Project

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, said Thursday that for the first time in the country, the people, and the urban leadership would play the pivotal role in deciding the future course of their cities. He was speaking at the launch of three major urban development initiatives: AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban [...]

10 Reasons Why Yoga May Not be Good for You

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10 Reasons Why Yoga May Not be Good for You

The UN has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga because like Narendra Modi, UN is leaving no stone unturned to get cheap publicity. By Rakesh Raman When India’s hype-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the UN chief Ban Ki-moon that Yoga is somethin’ good, somethin’ useful, Ban stood on one foot to [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for Hindus Only?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for Hindus Only?

Muslims in India are up in arms about the subtle imposition of Yoga in the country at the behest of Narendra Modi who is regarded as a Prime Minister of Hindus by the ummah. Muslims argue that Yoga is a Hindu exercise being promoted by Modi who is hell-bent to make India a Hindu Rashtra [...]

Yoga for Health, Yoga for Success, Yoga for Love

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Yoga for Health, Yoga for Success, Yoga for Love

The United Nations (UN) has declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The resolution by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, supported by over 177 countries recognizes that “yoga provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.” As part of the International Day of Yoga celebrations, a yoga organization Isha Foundation has released online [...]

Congress Blames Modi for Farmers’ Distress

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Congress Blames Modi for Farmers’ Distress

In a fresh attack on ruling BJP in India, the opposition Congress party has once again blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his party’s anti-farmer policies. Congress said today that Modi had promised 50% profit for farmers in his election speeches. With a Rs. 50 per quintal hike (announced for paddy) the Indian farmer’s profit [...]

Police Dragnet to Catch Bad Guys of Aam Aadmi Party

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Police Dragnet to Catch Bad Guys of Aam Aadmi Party

Given the ugly state of affairs in Delhi, it won’t be a bad idea to terminate the AAP government and impose President’s rule in Delhi. By Rakesh Raman Delhi’s ruling political outfit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is already in troubled waters because of rising corruption and sluggish governance in the state, is facing yet [...]

UN Demands Death Penalty Moratorium in Pakistan

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UN Demands Death Penalty Moratorium in Pakistan

The top United Nations (UN) human rights official has urged the Government of Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty amid a sharp uptick in the number of executions in the country, the Organization’s human rights office reported. The Asian country cancelled its moratorium on the death penalty in the aftermath of the [...]

Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

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Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

I have captured a few still and moving images of today’s rain in my device. You can also enjoy these moments with me. By Rakesh Raman India’s capital New Delhi welcomed the first pre-monsoon rain today after weeks of scorching summer heat. Although peacocks dance in such rains, perhaps Delhi doesn’t have any peacock these [...]

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