Top 10 Highlights From Union Budget 2015

Being termed as “make or break,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has put forth the Union Budget of 2015 in the parliament, this morning. He has announced a budget that revolves around maximizing growth that would benefit ordinary people as well as boost investment in the nation.

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Mistakes That AAP Cannot Afford To Make

As CM of Delhi, Kejriwal had, last year, refuted manifold luxuries but his struggle to end the “red beacon” culture had, instead, landed him in loads of trouble. Arvind Kejriwal’s refusal of Z+ security brings back Kejriwal’s grit and determination to lead a humble and simple lifestyle even after...

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An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

At the very outset, I would like to congratulate you for your landslide victory in Delhi’s elections. When your party formed the government in 2013, people were happy, yes, but also admittedly skeptical. When you resigned in the winter of 2014, your skeptics were proved correct, and your supporters,...

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Open Letter To The BJP.

As I write this letter to you, I understand that your party must still be grappling with the massive defeat in the Delhi election of 2015. As a concerned citizen of the country, I would like to point it out to you that we, the people of India, are...

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5 Saal Kejriwal: AAP Ki Dilli Kaisi Ho?

Leading with all guns blazing in the Delhi Assembly Elections of 2015, is the wave of #5SaalKejriwal! So, Arvind Kejriwal has made robust promises and Delhi has voted. Needless to say, the national capital has oodles of expectations from what the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has to deliver. All...

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AAP to challenge the Modi Juggernaut?

This election will be the first loss for the BJP ever since the 2014 general elections and AAP will be the first party to impede the Modi juggernaut. The significance of AAP’s anticipated win lies in the threat it poses on the “Modi-wave”. And finally, one cannot help but...

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Sushma Swaraj Visits China

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on her four-day visit to China said, "A critical change in nature of our bilateral ties over the last few decades has been its growing economic dimension. China is today our largest partner in trade in goods.”

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Kiran Bedi On Women Safety

Her top priority, if elected to power, would be women’s security, cleanliness of the city and provision of civic amenities like power, water and sanitation. She released her plan for making Delhi a safer place to live for women on Twitter on Wednesday. She released a 25-point action plan...

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Rahul Gandhi Holds Road Show in Delhi

He initiated his election campaign with a road show in South Delhi. During the campaign, Mr. Gandhi was heard saying that Congress would stage a solid comeback this time. He also accused the Modi government for not fulfilling their promises towards the poor for the sake of a few...

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Indian Democracy: Comedy of Errors

The feeling of patriotism and public weal reigned supreme and our politicians took to the task of nation building with much zeal and vigour. The importance attached to the common goal was such that our first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru made members of the opposition a part of...

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Arvind Kejriwal VS Kiran Bedi: Where Do They Stand?

Bedi is a powerful titan with her crystal-clear prospects. She has been stressing on the “6Ps” (parents, politics, police, prosecution, prison and press) and “6Ss” (suraksha [safety], swachchata [cleanliness], saksharta [literacy], saksham [able], sanskari [Culture], and sab ki dilli [Delhi for all]) plans to make Delhi safer and healthier....

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BJP Or AAP: Nobody Has An Answer

While the BJP won five seats in Delhi, the results in Varanasi, which is Prime Minister Modi’s home constituency, came as an embarrassment for the BJP. BJP failed to garner a single seat in the Varanasi and Lucknow Cantonment Board Elections, whereas in Agra it won a hardly face-saving...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2015

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is held every year on January 9 to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India. It is a part of a three-day PBD Convention– the flagship event of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, held from January 7...

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India’s First Transgender Mayor Elected

A new milestone is set in struggle of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community which has been fighting for equality and rights. Madhu Bai Kinnar, an independent candidate has created history by defeating the opposition by 4357 votes on January 4, beating Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer...

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The Curious Case of Sunanda Pushkar

However, what’s still not clear is if the poison was injected by someone evocatively or by herself. The police said that they will be sending the viscera (internal organs in the abdomen and other cavities of the body) samples to a laboratory either in the U.S.A or U.K since...

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The Black Money Issue

As clichéd as it may sound, the job is easier said than done. The income tax probe concerning 627 Indians has been a nightmarish experience for Mr. Modi and his team. Among the 627, around 400 names have been identified by the government. However, according to...

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Asian Of The Year: Narendra Modi.

Adorning the Prime Minister of India with rave reviews, The Strait Times, a Singaporean daily has named Narendra Modi “Asian of the Year” for 2014. The editors of this Singaporean press group take upon themselves the responsibility of rewarding an Asian whose efforts to bring about constructive changes to...

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BJP Calls For Muslims To Join The Party

BJP is widely known, nationally and abroad, for its Hindu nationalist character; many even claim that the party stands as a voice of the Hindus in the country. Even during the 2014 elections, it wasn’t expected that the Muslims would extend their support to the BJP. However, the election...

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Janata Parivar: Naya Saal, Purani Party

This reunion of Janata Parivar is an attempt by the member regional parties to refurbish their misplaced political clout in both state and centre. In all probability, the common agenda shared by these parties is to challenge the Modi-fied BJP and fill the opposition void left by a struggling...

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Glamorous Politicians

Political parties are in need of celebrities as they already have a strong fan base and are articulate enough to engage the public as to rope-in votes. Parties don't have many issues to highlight or discuss, so they bank on non-political popular faces to ensure a win.

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Time To Revise Modi-Nomics, Mr. Modi

Well, stocks go up and down, as per investor’s level of confidence. Stocks have never been and shall never be a true testimony to an economy’s success. The best judge to an economic situation is the number of industries coming up and the number of employment opportunities that are...

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Making A Mockery Of Swachh Bharat

The induction of Swachh Bharat Mission on social media was asking for the storming of Facebook and Twitter with people posing with brooms in hand with #SwachhBharatMission. But Delhi BJP chief, Satish Upadhyay, former AAP member, Shazia Ilmi, and India Islamic Cultural Centre President, Sirajuddin Qureshi among others, have...

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India And Israel:  Promising Defence Ties

The deal had been frozen since a scandal in 2006, when suspicions of corruption by Indian politicians surfaced claiming that they had taken bribes in return for advancing weapons deals. Those suspicions were never proven, and with Israeli-Indian ties flourishing the deal has come back into play.

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India Under AFSPA: An Era Of Shame

The Indian Army had its own fair share of contribution to the “Decade of Shame”. The Kunan Poshpora case of 1991 is a sordid testimony of the Human Rights violation by the Indian Army. In February 23, 1991 the Indian Army launched a series of search and interrogation operations...

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Firing At LOC: Wrong Time For Pakistan

After Modi’s coming into power at the centre, the new Prime Minister had made it clear that he would thoroughly engage in South Asia; seeking for a long-term solution to the Indo-Pak rivalry that has been prolonging for over 6 decades now. Inviting his Pakistani counter Part Nawaz Sharif...

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BJP-Shiv Sena Break Up

After the alliance, the two parties won an unprecedented 94 seats – 52 for the Sena and 42 for the BJP in 1990 election. In 1995, with communal friction high in the state after the 1993 Bombay riots, the Sena-BJP alliance won and came to power for the first...

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Rajdeep at Madison: An Ugly Brawl

Rajdeep Sardesai has done no wrong in asking questions about the Gujarat riots and Modi’s responsibility as the chief minister then. He was just presenting a different point-of-view in his journalistic capacity. Yes, Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of India, and he is visiting the United States for...

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