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Now it will rain benefits from the sky

Friday, 24 Feb 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | in Big Story

Tele-boost to medicine, education, communication and more In the political rumpus that was staged in Tamil Nadu during the last fortnight, the country lost a wonderful chance to sit back and enjoy two rare feats achieved by scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). On February 15, Isro...

Stars in the eye to dazzling like a star

Friday, 24 Feb 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

Ever since its launch on August 15, 1969, the Indian Space Research Organisation has come a long distance to create a legacy of success and made India proud by not only excelling in the field of space technology but also by producing cost-efficient, reliable models of gigantic rockets. The latest...

Agents of change or perpetrators of deceit?

Friday, 17 Feb 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

In the NGO bag, there are some rotten apples. They need to be identified, exposed and suitably punished Last month, the Supreme Court directed the Union Government to undertake an audit of over 30 lakh non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the country. Many of these outfits had received Government funding but...

Israel cracks the whip, too

Friday, 17 Feb 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Shaked call the Left-liberal bleeding hearts’ bluff It’s not just India, but Israel too that has been facing the dubious agenda of certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In response, the country’s Parliament, Knesset, recently adopted a highly contentious Bill which makes its mandatory for NGOs that...

Hitting the nail on the head: Excerpts from the Supreme Court’s order

Friday, 17 Feb 2017 | Pioneer | in Big Story

On the next date of hearing, we expect the Union of India to place before us guidelines/rules, which will be implemented for accredition of VO’s/NGO’s, and also contains provisions for the manner in which the VO’s/NGO’s, which are recipients of grants as afore-mentioned, would maintain their accounts, and also, how...

For them, violence and killing is legitimate

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Big Story

Mamata's neo-Razakars The Trinamool Congress's menacing brigade is on a marauding rampage in West Bengal West Bengal, under Trinamool Congress rule directed by Mamata Banerjee, is facing a series of challenges that is fast posing a serious threat to its very democratic structure and future. In fact, under Banerjee, the ruling dispensation...

The Marxists' threatening methods

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 | VR JAYARAJ | in Big Story

Kannur, known in the discomforting sobriquet of the political killing field of Kerala, has remained relatively peaceful for the past three weeks. There has been no killing in this northern Kerala district for political reasons since the midnight of January 18, when a 52-year-old BJP-RSS activist, Ezhuthan Santhosh, was hacked...

Thanks for voting me, thanks for not voting me

Friday, 03 Feb 2017 | Rajesh Singh | in Big Story

The triangular contest in Uttar Pradesh has confounded experts Politically, Uttar Pradesh has generally been inscrutable. At least since the last two decades or so, after the Congress lost both seats and credibility across the State, and made way for a long spell of rule by regional parties. Once the...

Warm, or deadly, embrace?

Friday, 03 Feb 2017 | Bishwadeep Ghosh | in Big Story

In case the experiment goes kaput, such embarrassments are forgotten easily Politics in the country has strange dimensions. But in Uttar Pradesh, there are truly strange bedfellows. Or else, how can one explain the Congress being given political resuscitation by the followers of an ideology (read Samajwadi Party) which scripted its...

Minority, the majority factor

Friday, 03 Feb 2017 | TAVISHI SRIVASTAVA | in Big Story

Much has been talked about the minority votes being the deciding factor in Uttar Pradesh. Previous voting patterns show that minorities seldom vote en bloc. The only common factor is that their vote differs on a seat-to-seat basis and is primarily used by any party which can defeat the BJP. The...

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