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Colonising the uniform

Sunday, 08 Jun 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Colonialist notions of a soldier along with loyalty, discipline and dharma were internalised aspects of military life and continue to be so, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN When US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban on May 31, 2014, concerns were subsequently raised about his priorities — whether he actually despised...

Brainstorming begins for Assembly Elections

Sunday, 08 Jun 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

In four Congress-ruled States, party leaders are publicly demanding that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi change some Chief Ministers, such as Prithviraj Chavan, BS Hooda, Tarun Gogoi, Lal Thanhawla, et al. There is great discontent against leaders in States like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala as well ...

India’s railway children

Sunday, 01 Jun 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Runaway children are a serious cause for concern. The society should, and can, come up with ways to find homes for these lost children or send them back to their original homes. Excerpts: This book is about children. It is not about all children, but about those children in India who...

Modi’s unconventional path

Sunday, 01 Jun 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The Narendra Modi Government is a week old now and it is time for changes in the BJP too. If a new Party President is elected, then the entire team will be a new one. Many Vice-presidents, General Secretaries and even Treasurers have joined the Government. Though, the in-charges of...

Policing the people

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | HAREKRISHNA DEKA | in Agenda

A policeman may not be different in attitude from a common citizen but once he dons his uniform, he becomes an element of a dehumanised force, writes HAREKRISHNA DEKA. Excerpts: The higher formations of the police, that is, the gazetted officers, have been formed into different services after Independence. Interestingly, the...

End of coalition politics in India?

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The BJP is hopeful that many old allies, who were in the NDA during the Vajpayee regime, can return to its fold. It is said that after the exit polls, the BJP is upbeat and has started talking with prospective allies. However, the party is also worried that it will...

Will Rahul repeat 1989?

Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The 1989 general elections were held in the backdrop of the Bofors scam and even then the Congress party emerged as the largest party. Those were the worst days for Congress but it managed to get around 200 seats. It could have formed the Government by hook or by crook...

India can’t surrender Siachen

Sunday, 04 May 2014 | NITIN GOKHALE | in Agenda

In his new book, NITIN GOKHALE recalls his interaction with the Northern Command which established why India cannot give up on Siachen. Excerpts: In April 2012, Pakistan’s then Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani suddenly called for demilitarisation of the Siachen glacier for the “development of Pakistan and environmental reasons.” “India and...

New strategies and targets of parties

Sunday, 04 May 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Reports claim that Kejriwal doesn’t want Kumar Vishwas to get more votes than him. Further, various other tussles are occurring in the party — Vishwas vs Manish Sisodia and Manish Sisodia vs Sanjay Singh. Meanwhile, the Muslim face of the AAP, Maqsood ul Hasan Qazmi, has left the party...

Election gusto intensifies

Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The motive of the Congress is not to form a Government but to stop the BJP from forming one. Reportedly, the party believes that Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik will not join the NDA. Mayawati, Jayalalithaa, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Jaganmohan Reddy and Chandrashekhar Rao are also being aimed.The Congress...


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UTC to use 180 buses to ferry Yoga participants

21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...

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