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U.S. Congress Warns India About Surat Singh Khalsa

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U.S. Congress Warns India About Surat Singh Khalsa

By Rakesh Raman Six California congressional representatives issued a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday asking him to take up the cause of Surat Singh Khalsa, a U.S permanent resident on a hunger-strike in Punjab, India since January 16. “We are seriously concerned about the repressive actions that have been [...]

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 [...]

Lassie Urges Congress to Protect Kids from Disaster

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Lassie Urges Congress to Protect Kids from Disaster

Lassie, whose latest role is animal ambassador for Save the Children, visited Congress Wednesday to inspire leaders to join her in protecting children from disaster. Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina woke up the nation up to the extreme dangers disasters can pose to children in the United States, Lassie made her Hill visit en [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Crime Congress Focuses on Crime Prevention Issues

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Crime Congress Focuses on Crime Prevention Issues

Inequality, poverty and weak rule of law are linked to violence and crime, according to the UN. “There can be no sustainable development without human rights and the rule of law,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the 13th Crime Congress kicked off in Doha, Qatar. The event provides a platform for increased cooperation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

As the political climate is getting hot in India over the Land Acquisition Bill, social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch a massive agitation against the government – said Sunday that both BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. Hazare was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio [...]

Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

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Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

By Rakesh Raman In the persisting political gridlock over the Land Acquisition Bill in India, the opposition Congress party wrote a protest letter to the ruling BJP on Thursday. In the letter – addressed to Nitin Gadkari, BJP’s Transport Minister – Congress has voiced its concerns over the proposed Bill, stating its stand on Gadkari’s [...]

Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

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Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

By Rakesh Raman Close on the heels of social activist Anna Hazare’s announcement to begin the next phase of his agitation against the BJP government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill, the opposition Congress party has also stepped up its campaign to oppose the government’s move. The youth wing of Congress, the Indian Youth Congress, launched [...]

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