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Crony Capitalism to Crony Democracy

February 2, 2013 admin 0

By M RAMA RAO We are in the season of hikes. The petroleum companies have hiked their prices and are still sulking that their bottom-line is in the red. The Railways raised passenger fares through an executive fiat one month before the budget. Taking cue, the electricity companies and the Read more ………

Name Change Politics in India

July 31, 2012 admin 0

By Atul Cowshish & M Rama Rao New Delhi (Syndicate Features): As chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati had gone on an unprecedented spree to rename towns, cities, public places and institutions and justified it in the name of honouring the ‘forgotten’ Dalit icons of Read more ………

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Pak Syndrome bedevils Indo-Bangla ties

June 23, 2012 admin 0

By Surinder K. Sharma Delhi based columnist on South Asian Affairs There is an imperative for India and Bangladesh to work together for mutual benefit and for the good of the region. Scholars from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Bangladesh Institute for International and Strategic Read more ………

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Mindsets The Obstacle To Peace In Sri Lanka

June 19, 2012 admin 0

-By Malladi Rama Rao One aspect of Sri Lanka – India relations puzzles the layman and expert alike. It relates to firing on Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy in Palk Bay. Firing incidents take place at regular intervals, mostly at early morning hours, and the ‘intruding’ fishermen are nabbed Read more ………

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Anna’s Partisan Politics

October 12, 2011 admin 0

By ATUL COWSHISH Delhi based political commentator New Delhi (Syndicate Features): He started as a person removed from politics and politicians and, hence, much respected. In less than six months after he awakened the nation to the extent of the spread of corruption, Anna Hazare seems to be shedding his Read more ………

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Options After the Ayodhya Verdict

October 3, 2010 admin 5

By ALLABAKSH New Delhi (Syndicate Features): The judgment delivered by the special bench of the Allahabad High Court at Lucknow was received by many within the country—politicians, intellectuals and the intelligentsia–as one that provides an opportunity to end the bitter dispute over the ownership of the temple-mosque complex in Ayodhya. Read more ………

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Common ’Loot’ Games Carnival Begins…

October 3, 2010 admin 2

By Atul Cowshish New Delhi (Syndicate Features): As the Common Wealth Games carnival gets a glittering opening, silencing at least partially the Kalmadi bashers, it is difficult to resist the temptation to give a passing thought to the scale of India-bashing in the once all-powerful English-speaking white world of the Read more ………

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Khaleda’s chargesheet against Hasina

September 24, 2010 admin 6

By M RAMA RAO New Delhi (Syndicate Features): Bangladesh is again warming up for a bitter war of words between the two begums who have been dominating the political scene for over a decade. Significantly their political fortunes also keep alternating every four-five years. Now it is the turn of Read more ………

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India, Russian Accounting Institutes sign accord

September 23, 2010 admin 2

Moscow / New Delhi: The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) and the Institute of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Russia (IPAR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Mr. R. Bandyopadhyay, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in Read more ………

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China’s Provocative Language

September 5, 2010 admin 13

By J N Raina New Delhi (Syndicate Features): Buddha is shining. ‘Rising’ and expansionist China is menacingly inching towards the Indian subcontinent, setting in depression, in its relationship with New Delhi. The environment has turned bluesy. But can India catch up China? It is a question mark. Undoubtedly, China, in Read more ………