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PDP-BJP government in Kashmir hits a pothole: Mufti credits militants for smooth elections

Mar 02, 2015

PDP-BJP government in Kashmir hits a pothole: Mufti credits militants for smooth elections

At a press conference shortly after he was sworn in, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, Mufti appeared to thank Pakistan sponsored separatist militants for 'allowing' the state to hold peaceful elections. #Politics #HowThisWorks #India #BJP #Pakistan #Omar Abdullah #AFSPA #Jammu Kashmir #Mufti Mohammed Sayeed #PDP #Article 370 #militants #Hurriyat #J&K Elections
More yawn than firestorm:  Essar 'scandal' is hardly a Radiagate

Feb 27, 2015

More yawn than firestorm: Essar 'scandal' is hardly a Radiagate

But more than anything else the current reaction to the Essar scam shows us how inured we have become to scams. #Politics #HowThisWorks #India #Digvijaya Singh #Niira Radia #Essar #Indian Express #BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari #Essargate
Here we go again: Four damning signs that Pachauri learnt nothing from Tejpal case

Feb 26, 2015

Here we go again: Four damning signs that Pachauri learnt nothing from Tejpal case

After the sensational sexual assault case against journalist Tarun Tejpal that banished him from public space as a suspected sexual offender, the ignominy faced by global climate change crusader Rajendra Pachauri for his alleged sexual harassment of a young colleague proves yet again that power is an easy weapon against women at workplace. #HowThisWorks #Tarun Tejpal #Sexual Harrasment #RK pachauri #TERI #Pachauri
Saarc battles: India has to engage with Sri Lanka, Maldives as it aims to sideline Pakistan

Feb 26, 2015

Saarc battles: India has to engage with Sri Lanka, Maldives as it aims to sideline Pakistan

India can't take the support of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal for granted. All the three countries have a common factor to reckon with China. #HowThisWorks #India #China #Sri Lanka #Pakistan #Afghanistan #Maldives
SBI taking over Kingfisher House shows public banks are finally taking on influential defaulters

Feb 25, 2015

SBI taking over Kingfisher House shows public banks are finally taking on influential defaulters

SBI claimed the property, spread over 17,000 square feet and which houses some of Kingfisher's key offices, after securing a favorable ruling from the Chief Metropolitan Court in Mumbai. #HowThisWorks #RBI #SBI #Bank of India #Canara Bank #Axis Bank #Raghuram Rajan #Kingfisher #public banks #bad loans #Public loan defaulters #Kingfisher Act
Finance Commission upbeat on GST roll out, moots fund to compensate states

Feb 25, 2015

Finance Commission upbeat on GST roll out, moots fund to compensate states

The government tabled the GST bill in the Lok Sabha in December and is hopeful to pass the landmark legislation in the budget session. #Economy #HowThisWorks #Lok Sabha #Goods and Services Tax #GST #Finance Commission #Budget2015
Budget session: Coal bill may pass, but land bill may be beaten out of shape

Feb 23, 2015

Budget session: Coal bill may pass, but land bill may be beaten out of shape

Despite strenuous efforts by the Modi government to keep lines of communication open to the opposition and help it passing crucial reform bills, the chances are the land acquisition law will be mangled out of shape before being passed. #Politics #HowThisWorks #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #Land Acquisition Bill #Budget Session #Insurance Bill #Coal Mines Bill
PM Modi faces torrid Budget Session, he needs backup plans to get laws through

Feb 23, 2015

PM Modi faces torrid Budget Session, he needs backup plans to get laws through

With the opposition spoiling for a fight, the Modi government has a tough fight on its hands to get its various ordinances through. To negotiate this opposition, it will need to be both smart and flexible. It needs a Plan B and a Plan C. #Economy #HowThisWorks #India #Narendra Modi #Sharad Pawar #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Insurance Bill #coal bill #Land Act ordinance #Banking Budget 2015
Dear PM Modi, it's time to sack Najma, scrap ministry of minority affairs

Feb 20, 2015

Dear PM Modi, it's time to sack Najma, scrap ministry of minority affairs

Even as minority affairs ministry has come to be identified with Muslims and been dubbed "ministry for Muslim appeasement" by the Hindu Right, Muslims dismiss it as a decoration piece they could well do without. And not just Muslims. #HowThisWorks #Narendra Modi #Muslims in India #Minority community #Najma Heptulla #Prime Minister of India #Union Ministers #Minority Affairs
Death toll in swine flu climbs to 812  in India: All you need to know about the deadly virus

Feb 19, 2015

Death toll in swine flu climbs to 812 in India: All you need to know about the deadly virus

The death toll from swine flu in 2015 alone has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in since February 12. #HowThisWorks #NewsTracker #Swine flu #H1N1 #Diseases #Pandemic #Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) #Zanamivir (Relenza)