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The taxman cometh: Budget 2014 hints at Modi crackdown on NGOs

Jul 11, 2014

The taxman cometh: Budget 2014 hints at Modi crackdown on NGOs

The leak of the IB report on NGOs allegedly destabilising the Indian economy has been backed by a statement of intent in the budget to tighten the screws on NGOs' funding and tax exemptions. #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Intelligence Bureau #Tax exemption #NGOs #Greenpeace #Infrastructure Projects #Gujarat Model #Foreign funding #Budget 2014 #environmentalist
Jaitley returns a favour: Budget ignores Cong states, Amethi, Rae Bareli

Jul 11, 2014

Jaitley returns a favour: Budget ignores Cong states, Amethi, Rae Bareli

Congress budgets doled out state largesse to these constituencies. Jaitley has picked his favourites instead -- Varanasi, Lucknow, Amritsar, Vidarbha. #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Arun Jaitley #Gadkari #lUCKNOW #Amethi #AIIMS #Varanasi #Vidarbha #Rae Bareli #Budget 2014
Amit Shah as BJP chief: Has PM Modi ignored the RSS patriarchs?

Jul 11, 2014

Amit Shah as BJP chief: Has PM Modi ignored the RSS patriarchs?

Modi can be said to have changed the impression by making the party choose its own man, Amit Shah, for the president's post without the concurrence of the RSS. #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #Modi #RSS #BJP President #Amit Shah #PM Modi #Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Total domination: Amit Shah's big plans for Uttar Pradesh

Jul 10, 2014

Total domination: Amit Shah's big plans for Uttar Pradesh

Amit Shah picks his eyes and ears in Uttar Pradesh -- Sunil Bansal, long time RSS pracharak and BJP leader, recently appointed general secretary of the UP BJP. #Uttar Pradesh #Congress #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Samajwadi Party #Maharashtra #Akhilesh Yadav #Assembly Elections #Amit Shah #Mulyaam Singh YAdav
With Rahul Gandhi as leader, Cong learns to play disruptive Opposition

Jul 10, 2014

With Rahul Gandhi as leader, Cong learns to play disruptive Opposition

From Rahul rushing almost into the well of Lok Sabha to twitter hashtags on the UPA's legacy, the Congress is suddenly aggressive and refusing to budge on issues including the Leader of Opposition and price rise. #Inflation #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Lok Sabha #Price Rise #Leader of Opposition

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Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi wave

Apr 06, 2014

Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi wave

Is there a Modi wave and is this an election different from others? Or is the imminent thrashing of the ruling party the result of an anti-Congress vote? #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Modi #Bhartiya Janata Party #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha 2014
Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Oct 30, 2012

Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

In stark contrast to the cacophonous white-noise on meaningless lip-serviced stuff like good governance, cleaning up the polity and putting up cleaner candidates, almost ALL political parties have reflexively regressed to the tried and tested practice of putting some garbage into the electoral funnel once again. #Politics #India #Elections #SMS #Political Decoder

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Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Jun 20, 2014

Government of [CENSORED] censors cyberbullying docs

OTTAWA—The access to information system of the Government of [CENSORED] has become [CENSORED], leading some experts to worry about [CENSORED]. The Star has obtained documents related to the Conservatives’ controversial Internet surveillance bill that... #Canada #Ottawa #Stephen Harper #Department of Public Safety
Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Jun 12, 2014

Junta engineers World Cup TV coup

The military junta that overthrew Thailand's elected government has told football fans that they can watch the World Cup for free. As part of its goal to "return happiness to the Thai people", the junta engineered a World Cup coup that will enable th... #Canada #Ottawa #Stephen Harper #Department of Public Safety
Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Jun 15, 2014

Pakistan can't fight Taliban with old methods: TV Paul, author of 'The Warrior State'

The author of 15 books on South Asia and international politics, TV Paul tries to decode Pakistan and its many troubles in his latest book The Warrior State. In a telephonic conversation with Kunal Majumder, Paul explains why Pakistan's Taliban polic... #Pakistan #South Asia #Taliban
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