Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

India to go to critical polls next month

Five Indian states will go to polls next month, including the most populous Uttar Pradesh, which will see a seven-phase election lasting a month, it was officially announced on Wednesday. The election commission set the ball rolling for what promises to be a keen contest between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and a resolute but fractious opposition. Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal …

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India’s Pakistan blame game – A threat to entire region

One sure sign of a failed state is that for every failure there is an scapegoat to lay the blame on. Fundamentalist government of PM Modi is slowly converting India into a failed state. For every security failure of their own they blame Pakistan for sponsoring terrorists for which they have yet to convince the world with evidence. Some states …

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Pros & Cons of India’s GSTN

Goods and Services Tax [GST] is a broad-based, comprehensive, single indirect tax which will be levied concurrently on goods and services across India. It will replace most of the Central and State indirect taxes such as Value added Tax (VAT), Excise Duty. Service Tax, Central Sales Tax, Additional Customs Duty and Special Additional Duty of Customs. GST will be levied …

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What is Modi upto – India, Pakistan relations

With what might have sounded like a simple, throwaway comment in the middle of a speech, India’s prime minister opened a geopolitical Pandora’s box. Narendra Modi’s remark came as he stood on the ramparts of a 368-year-old fort, addressing the nation on its 70th independence day. And it really came down to just one word: Baluchistan. Baluchistan is a Pakistani province that …

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PM Modi’s failure of diplomacy in occupied Kashmir

During his election campaign Indian PM Modi was considered a light weight in foreign affairs. On the domestic front his fundamentalist views were considered anathema to the secular ethos of Indian democracy. On both fronts he has proven to be a failure. Violence to punish consumption of beef against non-Hindus is on the rise creating unrest among Indian Muslims and …

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Modi must not forget he is a Hindu leader of a Hindu India

AYODHYA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was flying high in June, jetting from Afghanistan to Mexico in a whirlwind of red carpet diplomacy crowned by a speech to the US Congress extolling democracy and investment opportunities in the subcontinent. But when Modi returned home, he was reminded of the headwinds those ambitions face, as his hardline Hindu supporters agitate for …

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India’s services growth to suffer without major reforms

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the services sector is the largest contributor to the country’s GDP. In 2015–16, the services sector accounted for 53.3 per cent of India’s gross value added at current prices. It is predicted to grow at 9.2 per cent a year at constant prices. But is this growth sustainable? …

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What price will Modi pay to “befriend” USA

There is nothing like free lunch in America. Reciprocity is expected from the interlocutor, which means for every move America makes, there must be a reciprocal move by the ‘other’ side. Being a superpower, America’s moves are usually condescending – a ride in the Beast for a visiting dignitary, for example. President Barack Obama made a fine art of it. …

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India NIA’s U-turns expose country’s internal flaws

India NIA's U-turns expose country's internal flaws

Can there be two type of Justice delivery system in the same country? This question came to one’s mind with the U turn taken by NIA in the cases related to terror acts in which many Hindu names were involved. Now the NIA in a fresh charge sheet (May 13, 2016) has dropped the charges against Pragya Singh Thakur, has …

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Top 10 most admired men in the world, Putin is there too!

Top 10 most admired men in the world, Putin is there too!

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long enjoyed loyal support among many Russians, but it seems he is admired well beyond the boundaries of his own nation. Despite the Kremlin’s increasingly violent foreign policy, Putin ranks as the sixth most admired man in the world in an annual survey by pollster YouGov. He moves up five places compared with his result …

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