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    Chinese capital is trying to enter India

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the potential threat posed by attempted entry of Chinese companies in to Mumbai’s historic BDD Chawls’ redevelopment project. The presence of Chinese civil, mechanical and electrical engineers and experts is likely to pose a constant threat to the security of not only the huge premises of the chawls…

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  • Real assurances or hollow promises?

    The Finance Minister has said that because they only got 11 months of GST, the revenue collection is lower than they had budgeted for. While that is understandable, what seems somewhat hopeful is that there would an overall increase in GST collections next year. The Union Budget for 2018-19 is out and, as expected, Finance…

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  • Hot winds blowing in Delhi

    Delhi is experiencing chilling cold as the mercury continues to drop every day. However, temperature in the political corridors is boiling up day by day. On one hand, Congress’s new President Rahul Gandhi is getting all prepared to take on the Narendra Modi-led BJP Government, while on the other hand, Delhi’s firebrand Chief Minister and…

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  • Supreme judiciary in supreme mess

    IT is most undesirable that India has to bear with such a fractured judiciary that is meant to be the protector of the Constitution. The worst ever wrangle between Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and four senior most judges of the Supreme Court is further worsening day by day, and there does not seem…

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  • FDI decision: ‘Make in India’ gets another boost

    What was happening, not happening for the last three years has finally happened and the Narendra Modi Government announced its decision to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in single brand outlets. Going by the recent mood of the government, it was vivid that the new wave move in the direction of liberalisation…

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  • Bhim-Koregaon Violence: Maharashtra travels backwards to 1818

    Though the fire of community divides and hatred that had erupted in Maharashtra on the onset of the new year has by now been extinguished, what happened in the state on the issue of the 200th anniversary of the historic Bhima-Koregaon battle between the forces of the then East India Company and the Peshwas way…

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  • Mumbai: Maximum atrocities in ‘Minimum’ City

    Even as the entire world including India is celebrating and enjoying the emergence of the new year – 2018, my heart goes for the families who lost their near ones and dear ones in the midnight inferno that took lives of as many as 15 people in a span of two hours and left the…

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  • Gujarat: A tough nut to crack

    RAHUL will have to create such a system where local leaders are encouraged and empowered to take their own political decisions without making weekly trips to Delhi for the nod of the party high command. When I wrote my last article last Monday, the elections results of Gujarat Assembly had just arrived and it had…

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  • Gujarat: BJP won! BJP lost!

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally romp home in Gujarat, though with a thin margin. Should we describe it as the victory of the BJP or is it a successful survival attempt of the party? Though, the Congress failed to wrest power from the BJP, it really made the situation tense for its chief…

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  • Mani Shankar Aiyar dumped; Rahul Gandhi scores

    Even as the first phase of voting of the most crucial Gujarat State Assembly is already over and the second phase is due within next couple of days, Rahul Gandhi showed who the boss of the Congress Party is. Even before taking over the reins of the party officially, Rahul reacted decisively in what can…

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  • Alternate narrative is still missing

    AS the Gujarat elections are at the door-step to be followed by similar exercises in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh next year, the opposition must realise that whatever it is offering to the people as an alternate narrative has no selling points, apparently. Even as the electioneering for the Gujarat State Assembly has gone into…

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  • Congress presidency: Too big a shoe

    What has been in the offing for the last three years, is now about to happen and if things happen as per the desired schedule, Rahul Gandhi would take over the Congress from mother Sonia Gandhi by the middle of the next month. Now that the decks are cleared for Rahul’s elevation from ‘Vice President’…

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