Monthly Archives: May 2013

PSEs: Pride of the nation

HAD Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru been alive today, he would have been cheering with the nation that his dream of setting up the modern temples of India had ultimately come to the rescue of the country’s faltering economy. The votaries of … Continue reading

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‘O sancta simplicitas’

The RTI Act has not served the core purpose of bringing about transparency and honesty in the functioning of governments Liberalised, Privatised, Globalised’ India seems to have evolved a curious governance paradigm. Having become a ‘contracting state’, allowing scams to … Continue reading

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Last mile steps for self-governance

Institutional re-engineering in local governance is very relevant in the context of 833 million people who continue to live in the rural hinterlands and a very large proportion of whom are either wholly or significantly still dependent for their livelihood … Continue reading

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Enough is enough

The Government now proposes to vest the power of appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts in a broad-based mechanism by RAKESH BHATNAGAR The Supreme Court’s collegium of five judges, that choose who is suitable to adorn … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Mangolpuri

Four-time Congress MLA and Minister in the Dikshit Government Rajkumar Chouhan has nursed the resettlement colony part of Mangolpuri quite well and hopes to serve another term The BJP, which has never won the reserved (SC) constituency, seems to be … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Madipur

Congress’ Mala Ram Gangwal is hoping to re-enter the Assembly for the fourth consecutive time from Madipur, which houses a large number of dalit migrants from Rajasthan and Gujarat Kailash Sankla is once again in race for the BJP ticket. … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Gokulpur

BSP’s lone MLA Surendra Kumar is tipped to be renominated from Gokalpur, the constituency reserved for SC People feel that unless the Congress and the BJP field good candidates, they may not be able to stop Kumar. Former BJP MLA … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Vishwas Nagar

Sheila Dikshit’s former Parliamentary Secretary Naseeb Singh is looking for his fourth consecutive victory even as the State Government faces flak on account of inflation and rising prices BJP’s Om Parkash Sharma does not want to target Naseeb Singh and … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Badarpur

BSP’s Ram Singh Netaji holds the aces, as his foe Rambir Singh Bidhuri does not want to contest and wants to prop up NCP Councillor Narsingh Shah Though Bidhuri told gfiles he is not interested in contesting, electors in Badarpur … Continue reading

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Delhi Election 2013 | Delhi Cantt.

BJP’s three-time MLA Karan Singh Tanwar is unlikely to be dislodged from this constituency where a large number of voters reside in five villages and a few settlements but do not own them and are not even free to reconstruct … Continue reading

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