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India’s PM Narendra Modi Threatened by al-Qaeda

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India’s PM Narendra Modi Threatened by al-Qaeda

It is largely believed that Muslims are now facing a new phase of neglect under the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which formed the government in India in May 2014. By Rakesh Raman The voice-over in a video message posted by As-Sahab, the media wing of Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, [...]

Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

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Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which has documented religious freedom violations in 33 countries. The report has kept India in a list of 10 countries where increased U.S. government attention is required to check the growing incidents of communal violence and human rights [...]

Aam Aadmi Party Welcomes You to Dirty Delhi

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Aam Aadmi Party Welcomes You to Dirty Delhi

Although Arvind Kejriwal has become a self-styled anti-corruption crusader, he is clueless about the enormity of corruption that is happening right under his own nose. By Rakesh Raman Attention: Delhiites. If you want to kill your time in a comical show, call Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s CM-WW (Chief Minister – Without Work) as its host. If [...]

How to Connect Strings of the Soul

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How to Connect Strings of the Soul

“It is as important to cry sincerely as to laugh freely.” This text string comes from Strings of the Soul, which is the title of a new digital book written by Sanjay Gupta who lives in India. According to the author, this book is about “Love, Truth, Happiness…and some other things that connect us all.” [...]

Rahul Gandhi Asks Visiting PM of India to Meet Farmers

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Rahul Gandhi Asks Visiting PM of India to Meet Farmers

By Rakesh Raman After meeting farmers in Punjab on Tuesday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said they are in extreme distress, as their crops were destroyed by hail storms and government is not compensating them adequately. “The crops of farmers were destroyed by hail storms, they endured it. The bonus they used to get was [...]

Two Million Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake

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Two Million Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake

With nearly two million children feared affected by Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal – which has claimed more than 3,500 lives to date – Save the Children has begun the distribution of much-needed aid in Kathmandu Valley. “As the sheer devastation of the recent earthquake becomes clearer, we know that children have been the most [...]

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 [...]