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Believe it or not: Modi is a ‘social worker’, Rahul is ‘strategy consultant’

New Delhi, 30 July-2014(FP): Given their political track record, if we were to guess the professional backgrounds of our MPs we would likely assume that most would be traffic constables in Mumbai peak hour traffic, given their aptitude for shouting. But we’d be wrong. As the Lok Sabha website reveals, our politicians are a multi-talented […]

RSS opposes GM crop trials, Modi govt says no decision taken as yet

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New Delhi,30 July-2014(FP): On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector, two RSS-linked outfits met Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and claimed the clearance given by biotech regulator for field trials of genetically-modified crops be put on hold. The government has said no decision has […]

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16 UPA ministers served eviction notice for unauthorised stay

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New Delhi, July 30 : Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government were in unauthorised possession of government bungalows for over a month and have been served eviction notices, parliament was told Wednesday. 16 UPA ministers served eviction notice for unauthorised stay Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the Lok Sabha in a written reply […]

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Kerry arrives for Indo-US strategic dialogue

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New Delhi, July 30 (IANS): US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official trip for the annual Indo-US Strategic dialogue and is also expected to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-awaited September visit to the US. Kerry arrives for Indo-US strategic dialogue During his visit, Kerry and […]

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Israel: Waging an unwinnable assault on Gaza?

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As international support wanes, we discuss if Tel Aviv can afford to continue its assault on Gaza The Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip has entered its 22nd day. That is the same duration as Operation Cast Lead, an assault launched on Gaza in 2009. Both operations started with similar objectives, to stop Palestinian rocket […]

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Kerry in India: What the US wants from Modi sarkar ahead of Obama meet

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When United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrives in India on Wednesday evening for a three-day official visit, engages with his Indian interlocutors on Thursday, both sides will inevitably speak in glowing terms how ‘useful’ and ‘substantive’ the engagement was. Kerry in India: What the US wants from Modi sarkar ahead of Obama […]

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