The Great Indian Political Drama - 2 (Mar 2018 - Oct 2018)

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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 2 (Mar 2018 - )

Post by Gus » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:15 pm

on NPA issue
Swarajya: Don’t you feel you could have done better in two areas: fixing India’s banks. Instead of recapitalising them in 2017-18, why didn’t you do this in 2014 itself? And then there is half-hearted privatisation. The failure of the recent Air India privatisation is a case in point…

Modi: You are wrong.

We had identified the problem with banks in 2014 itself. A retreat of bankers was held in Pune where topmost officials attended. I told them to go about their work with utmost professionalism and clean the sector. I assured them that the long-standing culture of phone calls from Delhi influencing their working is not the way our government works. This is what enabled the true state of affairs to come out.

Earlier, if someone owed Rs 500 crore and when it was time to repay that loan, a phone call from Delhi would ensure another loan of Rs 500 crore is given so that the previous loan was repaid. This cycle persisted. We stopped this. This is why the old loans had to be shown as NPAs.

Now (with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code), many businessmen have had to lose their companies for failing to pay bank dues.

Bank mergers were merely being talked about before, but not implemented. But we have moved ahead. Did you not see the merger of five banks?

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Post by Indrad » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:51 pm

such is fear of Yogi bear that Muslims have demolished several mosques encroaching on govt land ahead of Kumbh mela, Yogi govt has taken order from court and even 5 star hotel have been demolished ahead of mela to widen roads.
Local municipality told on mike in muslim area encroachment will be removed ...and this followed.

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Post by SSundar » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Indrad wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:51 pm
such is fear of Yogi bear that Muslims have demolished several mosques encroaching on govt land ahead of Kumbh mela, Yogi govt has taken order from court and even 5 star hotel have been demolished ahead of mela to widen roads.
Local municipality told on mike in muslim area encroachment will be removed ...and this followed.
This forum is seriously missing a "Like" button.
Of course, TOILet spun it as "voluntarily removed" out of goodwill for Kumbh.

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Post by Supratik » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:36 pm

SC on uncontested Panchayat elections in WB.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... -shocking/

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Post by fanne » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:26 pm

Why can’t a white paper about 2014 economic situation be Beaufort now? Sanities it with details that can hurt economy now and bring it on.

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Post by Gus » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:45 pm

There is a severe disconnect between what we perceive as what Modi should do for Modi to be in power

and what Modi himself thinks about what will keep him in power.

We keep saying Modi should do this, modi should do that. I would trust modi to understand current reality, understand end goal, and figure out possibilities and timelines for steps etc. All we have is some generic end goal and even there we are not united (in terms of winnable vote bank constituency) on exact end points, satisfaction criteria, priority etc.

There is only so much political capital to spend.

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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 2 (Mar 2018 - )

Post by RajaRaja » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:24 am

Inter-faith couple row: Lucknow RPO clears woman’s passport
The Lucknow Regional Passport Office (RPO) said clearance was granted as the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) did not file any adverse report related to the six points mentioned in the new passport verification rules.

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Post by Sachin » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:42 am

^^^ Looks like Sushma Swaraj wanted this couple to get the passport at any cost :(. Need to re-look at the June 1st norms which says that passports can be given to all and sundry without any verification on proof of residence.

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Post by sanjayC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:42 am

The lady is clearly unfit to hold the job of foreign minister. Lacks maturity and has developed a huge ego. She is quite mean too. Has changed rules across the board, with deep risk to national security, just to clear the couple's visa. She is a lightweight with no mass base. I think she is positioning herself as a secular alternative to Modi in BJP.

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Post by Sachin » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:19 am

Not a very significant event, but just for records..
Maharaja's college murder: Campus Front's amazing growth in Kerala campuses comes in focus .
Campus Front is the college outfit of NDF and PFI, a radical Islamist organisation. Two days back they murdered (one single stab piercing the heart) a student activist of the SFI. In Kerala, Islamists have always been pandered by communists. To offend the "communals" beef festivals were conducted in colleges mainly by SFI (with active background support from the radical Islamist outfits). Now the Islamist radicals have shown their true colours.

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Post by Sachin » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:00 am

L-G bound by aid and advice of elected Delhi govt, says SC
What is the take on this verdict? Blow to "communals" or Blow to Kejri?

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Post by Indrad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:49 am

CholaBhaturi wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:24 am
Inter-faith couple row: Lucknow RPO clears woman’s passport
The Lucknow Regional Passport Office (RPO) said clearance was granted as the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) did not file any adverse report related to the six points mentioned in the new passport verification rules.
local RPO even said police verification is only needed to make sure person is of Indian nationality thanks to changed guidelines backdated 21 May.
Tweeples have RT several tweets from RPO Lucknow where they have said passport pending application number BNBCBJSHCBJSCHBSIC for want of police verification (!)
I m sure Modi saar is Mahaan only Sushma is bad.

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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 2 (Mar 2018 - )

Post by chetak » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:39 am

The West needs rising India - but it can't stand the thought



The West needs rising India - but it can't stand the thought


Foreign media has for long taken western geopolitical, military, intellectual and cultural hegemony for granted.


03-07-2018
Minhaz Merchant

Two recent reports have underscored Indians’ misplaced sensitivity to foreign criticism. The first was a biased and inaccurate report by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) on India’s role in Jammu & Kashmir. Lt General (retd) DS Hooda, who oversaw the surgical strike on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in September 2016, was right when he dismissed the report with five words: “It belongs to the bin.”

The second report came from the Thomson-Reuters Foundation. It termed India the “most dangerous country in the world for women” – more dangerous, it said, than Syria, Somalia and Pakistan. The survey was based on the perception of 548 “experts”. There was no data and no ground reportage. It too belongs to the bin. Rebutting such an obtuse report perversely affords it credibility.

India has many flaws. Poverty, especially in tribal and Adivasi belts, is a blight. Law and order exist sporadically. Violence is endemic. Women remain unsafe in a still largely patriarchal society. Dalits in many parts of India live in fear. Minorities feel marginalised. Rural and urban sanitation is rudimentary. Civic misgovernance has reduced cities like Mumbai into teeming cauldrons where billionaires and the homeless live side by side in luxury towers and slums.

And yet, amidst these blights, there is an inevitability about India’s rise. There are two principal geographies western investors can today profitably invest in: India and Africa.

China has grown beyond their reach. Europe and North America are saturated and offer low returns on investment. South America is beset with internal strife and economic mismanagement. Africa has enormous potential but political instability is a dampener. Besides, the continent has 54 countries with different laws and levels of development.

In contrast, India is poor, underdeveloped but stable. Its judicial system is ponderous and often corrupt. Some of its tax laws are regressive and unnecessarily complex. The bureaucracy forms an impenetrable wall. Corruption at state level remains endemic.

And yet, foreign investors flock to India.

They brave poor infrastructure and tricky tax laws because there is no alternative. I once asked an American private equity (PE) investor on a flight to Mumbai why he was so keen to invest in India. As the aircraft made its descent to the Mumbai airport, he pointed to the phalanx of slums not far from the runway.

“That’s why we are here,” he said. “India needs infrastructure, housing, development – lots of things. The middle-class is large and growing. The start-up ecosystem is great. The number of unicorns worth over $1 billion is set to explode.

"In Switzerland, my return on investment is 0.5 per cent a year. In India I’m doing 12 per cent – even after currency depreciation – consistently year after year. No other country gives me that kind of return on investment.”

The West needs India’s markets every bit as much as India needs western technology. But here’s the catch: India can buy technology globally; the West can’t find another stable, democratic, large, underdeveloped country to invest in for the long term.

Foreign media has for long taken western geopolitical, military, intellectual and cultural hegemony for granted.

First, China challenged it. Now India is set to do so.

In less than a generation, the centre of gravity of global power will be shifted decisively from the West to the East. Of the world’s four largest economies, three will be Asian: China, India and Japan. By purchasing power parity they already are. As economic power shifts to the East, so will hard and soft power.

The 400-year-long supremacy of the West, built on slavery and colonialism and the industrial revolution that fed off both, will gradually end. A return to the world order of the 1600s will again see the rise of three civilisational strains that lay dormant for centuries: China, the heirs to the Ottomans, and the Indian subcontinent.

There, of course, are caveats. The Ottoman heirs in the Middle East will need to reform Islam to take their place on the new global high table. India, denuded by the Mughals and the British, will continue to rise at its own slow pace. China has already risen. Of the world’s 20 most valuable companies, nine are Chinese, eleven American.

All of this worries the West whose media and NGOs drip venom at every opportunity. Racism is unacceptable in polite western society but beneath the surface it is alive and well. Cultural racism in movies and TV takes the shape of characters like Apu in The Simpsons.

As actor Priyanka Chopra once said: “I was bullied over Apu. He was the bane of my life growing up (in the US). I was always asked when I was in high school, like at 14, 15, why I didn’t speak like that or did I find gold in my rivers? Did we go to school on elephants? I always had questions like that.”

The treatment of Aborigines in Australia, the “White Australia” policy till the 1960s, British-Dutch apartheid in South Africa, the invasive colonisation of Asia, Africa and Latin America, the near-extermination of “Red” Indians in the US, and the greatest crime of all – the Atlantic slave trade with its hub in Liverpool – disgrace Western claims to civilisation.

The tide though is turning and the West, after four profitable centuries, needs India in a world where the playing field is rapidly levelling. There are no colonial dividends anymore, no free land to appropriate in the Americas, and no bonded slave labour from Africa.

In the new world, the West has to compete on equal terms with the rest. It will come off second best. The supercilious western media, global bodies like the UNHRC, headed by Middle Eastern stooges, and NGOs like Amnesty will continue to churn out reports that belong to the bin.

The rich but declining West can’t bear the thought that it will need poor but rising India, more than India needs it.

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Post by chetak » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:05 am

The second report came from the Thomson-Reuters Foundation. It termed India the “most dangerous country in the world for women” – more dangerous, it said, than Syria, Somalia and Pakistan. The survey was based on the perception of 548 “experts”. There was no data and no ground reportage.


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kailash satyarthi with monique villa(CEO Reuters Foundation) // see the pattern??


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Post by Indrad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:11 am

An inquiry by the Ministry of External Affairs found that Lucknow Passport officer Vikas Mishra overstepped his bound of duty while granting passports to interfaith couple Tanvi Seth and Anas Siddiqui which is why he will remain posted at Gorakhpur.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 38079.html

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Post by Indrad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm

SC ST commission has asked govt to stop funding of AMU if it doesn't introduce 25% reservation for SC/ST in line with other central universities.

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Post by gablu » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Indrad wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:11 am
An inquiry by the Ministry of External Affairs found that Lucknow Passport officer Vikas Mishra overstepped his bound of duty while granting passports to interfaith couple Tanvi Seth and Anas Siddiqui which is why he will remain posted at Gorakhpur.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 38079.html
....However, on Wednesday, sources said that police verification has nothing to do with the address and it is done to check the criminal record and nationality of the applicant. "Adverse police report does not stand ground as government notification of May 21, 2018 clearly says that police verification is done only to ascertain nationality and to check whether the applicant has any criminal record. It is not done to check name or address," sources added....

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Post by Lilo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:46 pm

Sachin wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:19 am
Not a very significant event, but just for records..
Maharaja's college murder: Campus Front's amazing growth in Kerala campuses comes in focus .
Campus Front is the college outfit of NDF and PFI, a radical Islamist organisation. Two days back they murdered (one single stab piercing the heart) a student activist of the SFI. In Kerala, Islamists have always been pandered by communists. To offend the "communals" beef festivals were conducted in colleges mainly by SFI (with active background support from the radical Islamist outfits). Now the Islamist radicals have shown their true colours.
SFI has a long established record of allying with Muslim communal organisations. Young Abhimanyu was used as expendable fodder by SFI as SFI regularly coordinates with Campus Front while targeting Hindus in Kerala - as witnessed in Vishal's murder in 2012

https://haindavakeralam.com/abvp-mmnss- ... tion-hk623

https://twitter.com/sarpamedha/status/1 ... 3979188224

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Post by Rahul M » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:34 pm

CholaBhaturi wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:24 am
.....
username changed to Haldiram.
-Rahul.

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Post by Supratik » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Perhaps Sushma needs to be honourably retired if Modi comes to power in 2019. In any case she has health problems. Gadkari and Rajnath are old pals with Sushma from the Vajpayee-Advani era. Hence, their defence.

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Post by RajaRaja » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:32 pm

Rahul M wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:34 pm
CholaBhaturi wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:24 am
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username changed to Haldiram.
-Rahul.

Can you change it to RajaRaja Chola or simply RajaRaja ?

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Post by RajaRaja » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:35 pm

Sachin wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:00 am
L-G bound by aid and advice of elected Delhi govt, says SC
What is the take on this verdict? Blow to "communals" or Blow to Kejri?

Big victory for Kejri.

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