Monthly Archives: July 2018

Fasal Bima in quandary

BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe got his doctorate on ‘Political Parties as Victims of Populism and Electoral Compulsions’. Now, Dr Vinay has been given the job to analyse Narendra Modi’s popular ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’ (PMFBY) scheme as he heads … Continue reading

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UPSC to Appoint DGPs

THE Chief Minister is the most powerful person in any state because he has complete control over appointment of Director General of Police and other police personnel. But this control has been punctured by the Supreme Court. The apex court … Continue reading

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Retire (retd)

ARE you a retired civil servant and write (retd) on your visiting card. Be careful as a case was registered against KS Premachandra Kurup, a former IAS officer and former director of state-run Cooperative Academy of Professional Education (CAPE), stating … Continue reading

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Pawn or puppet

THIS is an old story but it indicates the character of the Swayam Sewaks who are working in the RSS. There was a strategy in the RSS in 2013-14 to contact senior civil servants who were against the Congress regime … Continue reading

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RSS deputes Ram Madhav

RSS leader Ram Madhav’s political career is taking new shape. He has reportedly been assigned two critical jobs. One is to handle Andhra Pradesh and the other the RSS’ propaganda machinery. Ram Madhav belongs to Andhra Pradesh and is close … Continue reading

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Priyanka writing a book

THERE’S a little buzz in social media. Congress supported WhatsApp groups are flashing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s pictures and lectures in Amethi. Something is brewing in the Congress but as per the norms of the party, nobody can dare to ask … Continue reading

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Elections on Mobile

BELIEVE it or not, the next parliamentary election in 2019 will be fought on the mobile screen. The government is in top gear to provide electricity to every home and install broadcast towers to reach every mobile user. The posters, … Continue reading

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Rahul at sea?

RAHUL Gandhi is still dependent on the advice of his mother Sonia Gandhi. Insiders reveal that Sonia’s team controls all decision-making and continues to exercise authority. During the Rajya Sabha elections a few months ago, the Congress president had asked … Continue reading

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CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFERS : Addressing gender discrimination by enhancing women’s worth

THE different perceptions of sex-selective abortion as gender discrimination have led to strategies for intervention, social change, and reform initiated by the state, by concerned civil society initiatives and the women’s movements in the regions where it prevails. The liability … Continue reading

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Classified reality

IN the era of star whistleblowers such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden and massive leaks or releases of classified, often highly disturbing information, it is difficult to surprise the public with disclosures about clandestine activities, past and present of … Continue reading

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