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Going Up in Smoke That Never Was: A USD 100 Million from UAE

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Spread the love           UAE ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna confirms that no aid offer of Rs 700 crore was made by the UAE. This places the Vijayan government in Kerala, the state with the communists in power, in an untenable position. The CM, who jumped the gun, also made others to jump the gun, including the […]


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An Invalid Character Certificate

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Spread the love           A loose comments by a senior officer about the character of the author, in the presence of her husband – they are officers in the Assam state services – was humiliating for both of them. Hemashri bares the working of a government department, the insensitivity of some of its officers, lack of respect […]


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How Classical is Our Yoga?

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Spread the love           There are various ways of attaining the sublime and the surreal – Yoga takes you towards that. But today’s scientific day and age ask for more – how can energy be viewed while doing Pranayama and meditation, some ask and doubt the real effects of Yoga. For such skeps, Yoga is more of […]


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GDP Growth Looking Up, But Serious Problems Remain

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Spread the love           The high growth does not reflect the whole story. There is significant jobless growth. Only 8 lakh new jobs have been created against the requirement of nearly 50 lakhs over a four year period. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. The Indian economic growth figures for January- March 2018 quarter announced early June […]


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It is High Time NDA Addressed Core Economic Issues

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Spread the love           Though there is not much of a difference between a dynasty and a single-party supreme leader in terms of his or her writ being run unquestioned, the fact remains that a voluble democracy like ours always throws up puzzling results at the hustings whenever people feel short-changed or betrayed by leaders who promised […]


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BJP Ministers Insensitive to Plight of Farmers

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Spread the love           During last four years of Modi government rule, in spite of long sustainable movement, the government continues to be unmoved. Thousands of subsistence level farmers and peasants committed suicide, but these deaths did not have any impact on the government. A report, for Different Truths. Like his illustrious leader, Union agriculture minister Radha […]


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Only Big Farmers Benefit from Write-Offs

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Spread the love           Last year, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Punjab undertook large-scale farm debt waivers, costing half a percent of the entire GDP of India, and Andhra Pradesh recently announced a loan waiver costing ₹ 24,000 crores. However, our study, as well as other academic literature, finds that a loan waiver scheme costs about as much […]


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BJP Seeks to Take India towards a One-Party State

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Spread the love           The one nation concept, as the Prime Minister would have it, embodies one law, one tax, one religion, one culture, one language, etc. Federalism, as understood at present and constitutionally delineated, would be gradually on the way out. We see already a beginning in the carefully defined Terms of Reference of the 15th […]


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Banks Being Penalised While Big Fraudsters are at Large

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Spread the love           Quizzically, PNB, a victim of the world’s biggest bank fraud ever, is out of RBI’s first prompt corrective action (PCA) list. The biggest global bank fraudster, Nirav Modi, who is also facing the trial of the US Department of Justice, is still out of the reach of Indian authorities. The question is: will […]


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Yeddy Bids a Sweet Adieu: Numbers Just Did Not Work Out for BJP

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Spread the love           Third-time unlucky, Yeddy realised he couldn’t cobble the magic figure of 111/112 required to stay in power. But that number was just not possible after the Supreme Court set him 24 hours to prove he had the numbers. If the BJP thought they could muster the number given a few more days that […]


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