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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

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Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

The anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin a month-long Padyatra (foot march) from Sevagram. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare has announced the next phase of his agitation against the government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill. The anti-corruption crusader Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin [...]

Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

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Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was founded on the vices of greed and one-upmanship where everybody is ready to pull everybody else down deceptively. By Rakesh Raman The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a classic case of political dirt in the already dirty Indian politics. Within just two weeks of its victory in the Delhi [...]

Delhi Election: AAP Survives, Congress Dies, BJP in Coma

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Delhi Election: AAP Survives, Congress Dies, BJP in Coma

By Rakesh Raman After a month-long hustings and the voting on Saturday, the new political group Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has stunned the traditional players Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by winning Delhi election. Led by Arvind Kejriwal, AAP won 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly for which the results were declared today. [...]

No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

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No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

After giving power to a few politicians, today’s democracy becomes autocracy or it plays in the hands of the wealthy to become plutocracy, which is a deformed form of democracy. India is one such deformed democracy. By Rakesh Raman In his Gettysburg speech of 1863, the-then U.S. President Abraham Lincoln introduced America’s representative democracy as [...]

President Barack Obama Is Angry with India. But Why?

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President Barack Obama Is Angry with India. But Why?

By Rakesh Raman During his recent visit in India, the U.S. President Barack Obama did not mince his words when he expressed his concern over the communal violence and religious hatred in the country. He also suggested that the Indian government must ensure religious freedom for all its citizens. But Obama would have hardly landed [...]

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