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Uneasy truth behind Pune landslide Forest was cleared for govt scheme

Jul 31, 2014

Uneasy truth behind Pune landslide Forest was cleared for govt scheme

The Pune landslide did not occur in an area prone to such occurrences. And the massive deforestation in the area was okayed by the government to clear plots along hillslopes for cultivation. #ConnectTheDots #Rajnath Singh #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #Pune #NDRF #Landslide #Malin village #Ambegaon
China How security chief's fall will tighten Xi's grip on power

Jul 30, 2014

China How security chief's fall will tighten Xi's grip on power

By taking down Zhou, Xi breaks a decades-old unwritten taboo against punishing current and former members of the party's innermost circle -- a move experts say suggests a leader on track to amass more power than those of recent decades. #China #ConnectTheDots #Bo Xilai #Xi Jinping #corruption charges #Zhou Yongkang #Politburo Standing Committee #anti-graft investigation
As Kerry arrives to woo Modi, Indo-US relations go from strategic to historic

Jul 30, 2014

As Kerry arrives to woo Modi, Indo-US relations go from strategic to historic

The Sushma Swaraj-John Kerry meeting should be seen pragmatically -- despite the warmth over doing business together, there remain thorny issues such as Pakistan, the civil nuclear liability law and Indian policy-making on foreign investment. #India #China #Pakistan #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #USA #WTO #Nuclear Liability law #Indo-US relations #John Kerry #bama
Wooing India Kerry courts Modi sarkar with newspaper op-ed

Jul 30, 2014

Wooing India Kerry courts Modi sarkar with newspaper op-ed

Several key differences of opinion in the Indo-US relationship will not be on the table when John Kerry meets Sushma Swaraj. The real takeaway from the trip could be economic cooperation. #Economy #Energy #BJP #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Secretary of State #trade #WTO #NDA #Indo-US relations #John Kerry #Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas

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Why new interest rate futures contracts will be a hit among investors

Jan 21, 2014

Why new interest rate futures contracts will be a hit among investors

The IRF 2014 version opened on the NSE on 21 January and is clocking volumes of over Rs 400 crore in about initial two hours of trading. The IRF will open on the BSE on 28 January. Volumes are likely to shoot up as the IRF trades on all exchanges. #Sensex #nifty #govt bonds #Interest rate #ConnectTheDots #Benchmark bond #BSE #NSE #FII #IRF
In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jan 12, 2014

In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

The Americans grossly misjudged and miscalculated the response of India, ignoring the fact that Washington chose to up its ante at a time when general elections are less than four months away and no government in New Delhi could have politically afforded to take the American affront lying low. #United States #Barack Obama #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Preet Bharara #Nisha Desai Biswal #United Nation #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #India-US diplomacy #Diplomat arrest row