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Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014: The Jaya-Modi friendship comes good for Tamil Nadu

Though there is no single major policy initiative for TamilNAdu, the state has got a fair deal from the allocations, including a Centre-funded port project in Tuticorin. #BJP #ConnectTheDots #DMK #J. Jayalalithaa #Kanchipuram #Kerala #Narendra Modi #Tamil Nadu #textile cluster #Tuticorin

Jul 11, 2014

Modi sarkar’s first budget doesn’t have much for the poor

For those who expected big ticket announcements for the social sector, particularly in the context of poor economic growth and high inflation, Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2014 must have been disappointing. #Arun Jaitley #Arun Jaitley's budget #Budget 2014 #India #InMyOpinion #social sector

Jul 9, 2014

Bank accounts for all: PM Modi that’s not financial inclusion

Bank accounts for all does not mean complete financial inclusion. If the Modi government wants to go the whole mile, it must expedite banking by the postal department. #access to credit #Arun Jaitley #banking for all #Budget 2014 #Financial inclusion #HowThisWorks #Narendra Modi #small and marginal framers

Jul 8, 2014

Sharia courts as family settlement forums are not completely bad

The Supreme Court verdict on Monday terming Sharia courts in the country and the fatwas issued by them as illegal is certain to generate new discussions on Muslim personal law, but the least it should do is letting zealots demonise Islam. #ConnectTheDots #family disputes #Fatwas #India #marriage disputes #Muslims #SC #Sharia courts #Supreme Court verdict

Jul 7, 2014

Learning from the Iraq crisis: When will we treat our nurses better?

Except in rare cases, nurses are paid extremely poor salaries and are subjected to bonded conditions in most of India. It is almost a routine practice across the country to bond them for a few years at very poor salaries. To ensure that they remain bonded and silent, the hospitals retain their educational certificates. #Health #Health policy #Hospitals #India #InMyOpinion #Iraq #Kerala #labour #Minimum wage #Nurses #Nurses stranded in Iraq

Jul 3, 2014

Why Jaya’s Katchatheevu demand will be a headache for Modi

Making a strong case for wresting back the island, the Tamil Nadu chief minister said that her government always held that the island was an integral part of India. #India #Jayalalithaa #Katchatheevu #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Sri Lanka #States #Tamil Nadu

Jul 1, 2014

Why regaining support in Delhi will be an uphill task for AAP

AAP has decided to focus only on Delhi to conserve its resources. Reportedly, Arvind Kejriwal has said in a Google hangout that “the AAP should not fight Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections. We should use all resources and volunteers in Delhi." #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi #Lok Sabha elections #Modi #PoliticsDecoder #uphill task #votes

Jun 27, 2014

How ‘Amma’ is emerging as a formidable brand in Tamil Nadu

The Amma stores are not devices for populism or electioneering as many had initially painted them to be. #Amma brand #HowThisWorks #Jayalalithaa #Marundhagam #Politics #States #Tamil Nadu #United Nations

Jun 26, 2014

Universal healthcare: How Narendra Modi can score a big win over UPA

Universal healthcare was a long pending promise of the Manmohan Singh government. The new government must draw up a policy that will not let poor poor Indians remain sick. #BJP #Health insurance #High Level Expert Group #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #NDA #PoliticsDecoder #Universal healthcare #UPA