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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

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Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

Government fails to understand that such a colossal mass distribution project can’t be implemented without using an automated supply chain management (SCM) system integrated with an online grievance redress interface. By Rakesh Raman The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aims to provide subsidized food grains to nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people, continues [...]

Unemployment in the U.S. – Future of Work@50

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Unemployment in the U.S. – Future of Work@50

Despite recent improvements in job creation statistics and unemployment rate in the U.S., half of the people ages 45 to 70 who experienced unemployment during the past five years are not currently working, according to a survey conducted by a nonprofit organization AARP. Fifty percent of survey respondents reported they were either unemployed or had [...]

Decks Being Cleared to Launch New Aam Aadmi Party

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Decks Being Cleared to Launch New Aam Aadmi Party

As the AAP split is imminent and a breakaway AAP is on the cards, there is also a possibility that the Delhi government under AAP will also fall soon. Consequently, a fresh election in Delhi is expected in the near future. By Rakesh Raman As the dogfight is getting ugly between the quarrelsome khas aadmi’s [...]

How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

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How Pollution Makes Delhi a Poisonous Gas Chamber

In Delhi, an estimated 10,000 people die prematurely in a year because of air pollution. In other words, the city pollution claims more than 25 lives every day and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. President Barack Obama visited New Delhi as the chief guest at the [...]

Right to Information Act Inevitable for Good Governance: Anjali Bhardwaj

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Right to Information Act Inevitable for Good Governance: Anjali Bhardwaj

Most democratic nations of the world have realized that a constant information exchange with the citizens can keep the very spirit of democracy alive. As India claims to be the world’s largest democracy, the country has introduced the Right to Information (RTI) Act as a communicative interface that aims to help citizens stay connected with [...]

Does Alcohol Play a Role in Your Sex Life?

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Does Alcohol Play a Role in Your Sex Life?

Adult products company Adamandeve.com asked over 1,000 men and women what role, if any, alcohol plays in their sex lives — and the answers may surprise you. While a whopping 71% of the respondents admit to imbibing before lovemaking, 28% say they never drink before sex. Of those who do, 33% say they do it [...]

DPS Housing Society Case: Letter to Minister of Urban Development

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DPS Housing Society Case: Letter to Minister of Urban Development

DPS Housing Society Case: Letter to Minister of Urban Development, Government of India Copy: Vice Chairman, DDA and the Chief Minister of Delhi March 18, 2015 Dear Government, Please let me introduce myself as a government award-winning journalist. Besides working at senior editorial positions with India’s leading media companies, I’d been writing an edit-page column [...]

Existential Threat to Christians in the Middle East

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Existential Threat to Christians in the Middle East

Amine Gemayel, former President of Lebanon, will deliver a speech entitled “Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: A Challenge to the International Community” at McGuinn Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25. Gemayel, who served as Lebanon’s President from 1982 to 1988, issued an early warning of possible “genocide” [...]

Urgent Warning: Beware of Aam Aadmi Party

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Urgent Warning: Beware of Aam Aadmi Party

Arvind Kejriwal is running AAP as a sole proprietorship firm. He is not only ignoring his peers in the party, but he is arrogantly letting down others including donors, volunteers, voters, and Delhi citizens. By Rakesh Raman When I first got a whiff of this “United AAP” thing, I thought it’s a splinter group of [...]

Are You Aware of the Severity of Syria Crisis?

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Are You Aware of the Severity of Syria Crisis?

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a new poll finds most Americans still have no idea how many people have been affected by the violence. The reality is that more than 3 million Syrian refugees now make up the largest refugee population in the world. That’s like the entire city of Chicago [...]

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