And, instead blames paranoia on the part of Congress for moving MLAs out of Gujarat.
It is also fascinating how Nitish Kumar’s government transformed itself from one opposed to the BJP to one supported by it within the space of a week’.
CBI was careful not to drag in GE or NBC, against which is the main ED case, as sought by S Gurumurthy & others. Maybe Modi’s controllers would have been very upset.
Instead, they chose to snag NDTV in a pretty weak case involving ICICI Bank. No action on money laundering.
Still, the channels are so scared they are blaming the victim. When farmers in MP were protesting, the channels changed their tune after a while and claimed farmers were at fault.
Indian soldiers are engaged in a low-key jostling & shoving war on the Sikkim border. With Pakistan, we are always ready fight.
This is not right. Our ethos requires us to be equanimous against the weak and the mighty.
China cannot start an armed conflict with India because of the long border wherein Indian troops can launch strikes on the ground. Because the Tibetan plateau is thinly populated & mostly desert, there’s is very little cover on the ground. Their air assets would be vulnerable if brought close to the border. If far away, they wouldn’t have quick reaction times. Unlike 1962 skirmishes, where they tried to stop the PLA on the border itself & suffered lots of casualties, Indian military strategy should be to draw them in, stretch their supply lines, destroy forward bases from the air, and slaughter the starving demoralized soldiers on the ground.
Following the footsteps of US government, Modi wants to have all cattle in a government database. Maybe it will be useful for some multinational company like Danone but the reason they are giving for this effort is to prevent smuggling. Yes, Aadhaar was to receive govt subsidy for LPG. Demonetization has defeated belack meney, terrorism and fake notes.
Are we to believe the minister did not take a cut?
Everything this proposes requires more than a lakh crore. Even 1‰ of a lakh crore is 1000 crore. Everyone knows that officials collect bribes on behalf of the minister. If they get caught, they can’t squeel on the politician because they are afraid of what will happen to them in police custody. The payments are usually routed benami beneficiaries of the minister anyway.
Given the furious pace with which the Public Private Partnership (PPP) have been going on, one can assume that’s the case.
Government infrastructure projects are usually slow because the minister & the officials under him are slow to clear subcontractor & supplier bills unless their palms are greased.
It is difficult to believe this guy who received numerous favours from corporate groups such as Essar has clean hands.
He shouldn’t be minister when investigations are going on.
It is quite likely that the CDM Smith bribery case is not a one-off occurrence. It must be systematic.
In the news – Republic operative who was looking for Clinton email allegedly found to have committed suicide.
Unlike a hand-written signature, the biometric fingerprint can be replicated without the will/knowledge of the owner. Any business can collect fingerprints and personal data. If fingerprints are leaked online or sold to mobile phone theives, then they can conduct Aadhaar-enabled financial transactions.
The UIDAI Act offers no recourse or alternative for those whose biometric data has been stolen. With so many things made dependent on Aadhaar, life will come to a nought for those people. Aadhaar is a single-point failure on which the financial security of our nation is being set to be wrecked.