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Victory for Cong: In a major climb down, NDA withdraws changes to UPA's land bill

Aug 04, 2015

Victory for Cong: In a major climb down, NDA withdraws changes to UPA's land bill

The strategy of Congress was to somehow get a majority of members in the panel to oppose the main amendments being brought by the government in the UPA's Land Act. #UPA #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Land Bill #NDA #CPM
Yakub Memon hanged: Four lessons India can learn from the execution

Jul 30, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Four lessons India can learn from the execution

The nation needs to take lessons from the Yeakub Memon hanging. The real test for Indian democracy begins now. #UPA #BJP #InMyOpinion #Afzal Guru #Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon
Coalgate scam: Court summons former coal secretary, five others as accused

Jul 29, 2015

Coalgate scam: Court summons former coal secretary, five others as accused

Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants, have been summoned as accused by a special court for their alleged roles in a coal block allocation scam case. #India #Congress #NewsTracker #Courts #UPA-II #coal block allocation #Coalgate scam #HC Gupta #Indian courts
Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

Jul 24, 2015

Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

The Attorney General had told the SC that the right to privacy is not fundamental. But past SC judgments have not been unequivocal in this regard. But even as it settles this issue, it should put some conditions for Aadhaar enrolments to continue #UPA #UIDAI #Mukul Rohatgi #Right to Privacy #Supreme Court Hearings #Aadhaar Legality
May the best bargainer win: Backroom negotiators in rival camps will decide monsoon session's fate

Jul 22, 2015

May the best bargainer win: Backroom negotiators in rival camps will decide monsoon session's fate

If Opposition doesn't agree to anything less than ouster of Sushma Swaraj, Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP can kiss the monsoon session good-bye. #Politics #UPA #Congress #BJP #sushma swaraj #Lalit Modi #PoliticalPlay #GST #parliament #Opposition #Monsoon session #Vasundhara Raje #Shivraj Singh Chouhan
How UPA govt subsidies contributed to the real estate bubble

Jul 20, 2015

How UPA govt subsidies contributed to the real estate bubble

While cutting down on subsidies further may not be politically possible, if more and more of subsidies are paid directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries, the total amount of black money within the system is likely to come down. #Black money #UPA #Subsidies #Real estate
Who travelled abroad more? UPA ministers or Modi's ministers?

Jul 18, 2015

Who travelled abroad more? UPA ministers or Modi's ministers?

Records show that foreign trips by the NDA government's ministers have been less than half of that of UPA. #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Congress #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #didyouknow #NDA #PM Modi #foriegn trips
Congress expects a snub from BJP-led select panel, set to give dissent note on GST

Jul 16, 2015

Congress expects a snub from BJP-led select panel, set to give dissent note on GST

States are pressing the Centre for compensating them fully for the loss of revenue in the first five years of GST replacing their taxes. #Economy #UPA #P. Chidambaram #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #AIADMK #GST #NDA #Bhupender Yadav #Dissent note
UPA-nomics: High growth plus high inflation equals worse child malnutrition

Jul 10, 2015

UPA-nomics: High growth plus high inflation equals worse child malnutrition

The UPA's main boast has been that it provided high growth and a reduction in poverty. But the high inflation it left behind also increased child malnutrition. The moral: you can't ignore inflation when it comes to addressing the needs of poor #Inflation #UPA #NREGA #NDA #Child Malnutrition #Inflation and Malnutrition #Wage Growth