Monthly Archives: August 2017

Haryana reposes faith in IAS

When Manohar Lal Khattar took charge of the Haryana administration as the Chief Minister, he appointed loyal workers of his parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in 22 district headquarters as coordinators. One can see these low-profile RSS workers in … Continue reading

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Love thy neighbour

AChief Minister of a powerful state of India is in trouble, and his raison d’être is his Pakistani girl friend. It is learnt that the India’s security agencies have cautioned the Chief Minister about the friendship, and the woman’s interference … Continue reading

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Lessons of Life

IT was a house and family commitments that more or less brought Vinod Vaish into civil services. Son of Nihal Chand Vaish, a Barrister at Allahabad High Court, Vinod was interested in science and was supposed to join Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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Dressing down of the Chief Secretary

Tt’s becoming difficult for civil servants to do their jobs in the government. Gone are the days when no one dared to question their behaviour and dress sense. Civil servants lived life king size. If one happened to be the … Continue reading

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Remove flaws to make : GST a gamechanger

THE Goods and Service Tax (GST) was successfully implemented across the nation on July 1, 2017 with a lot of fanfare. It is a buzz word in India these days spanning across trade circles, financial pundits, and investment gurus. GST … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Dipak Misra

On 26th July 2017 Justice JS Khehar recommended Justice Dipak Misra’s name as his successor, and the 45th Chief Justice of India. The former retires on 27th August 2017. As is the procedure, the Law Minister wrote to the Chief … Continue reading

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Kovind’s new secretariat

The moment Ram Nath Kovind was elected the President of India, the Prime Minister’s Office, without losing time, appointed the officers in the President House’s secretariat. Everybody was surprised as no one was given any time to lobby for the … Continue reading

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Amit Shah’s assets grew 300 per cent

BJP’s President and the new Rajya Sabha member, Amit Shah’s assets grew by 300 per cent between 2012 – when he last filed an Election Commission affidavit as part of his nomination paper for the Gujarat assembly election – and … Continue reading

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Haryana election under Khattar’s leadership

MANOHAR Lal Khattar’s government in Haryana celebrated 1,000 days of the BJP rule recently. It’s a big achievement for both the Chief Minister and party. The latter earlier played a supporting role–akin to be being a political crutch–to other parties. … Continue reading

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Jairam worried for Congress

On August 8, when Congress veteran, Ahmed Patel, was fighting a fierce battle in Ahmedabad for the Rajya Sabha seat, his colleague, Jairam Ramesh, was preaching that the party faced an ‘existential crisis’. He said that it needed a ‘collective … Continue reading

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