Dec 21, 2016

Election funding in India is being increasingly questioned after DeMonetisation

In India election funding is not transparent, political parties are not required to reveal the donation details under the law. Given this scenario it is quite usual for Political parties to trade charges against each other for corruption. 

Both the ruling party and opposition has received funding running up to elections in 2016 running into Crores in Indian currency, but who were the donors will never be known to the Indian public given the existing rules. 

This gives rise to suspicion regarding the source of the money and is alleged to be tax evaded money.

In recent years since there was lot of public interest and  movements against corruption  resulted in  launching of new political parties who brought their funding public domain for the first time in history of political scene in India . 

But this fair practice has not spread to other political parties in India who cater to their vote banks and have reservations.

These donations no one knows are all clean or illegally stashed money hidden away from tax authorities. 

More often tax evaders, bureaucrats and other influential players who have political links often get away lightly, this gives rise to allegations and counter allegations of misappropriation against parties.

Also it becomes cumbersome for Govt machinery to fight corruption often resulting in interference and long non ending court cases which don't see light of the day.

Election Commission has advised Govt recently to look into allegations of fake Political parties scandal which might have took advantage of converting new currency after the DeMonetisation of 500 hundred and 1000 rupee notes in India in early November mainly because of this loophole. 

Given the amount of illegal conversion of money, there is a question against the Govt.'s resolve to fight corruption on all fronts including source of election funding money.


Dec 20, 2015

Orlando Bloom visits India after Visa Gaffe

Orlando Bloom being denied entry in India because of lack of proper Visa and subsequently deported and travel back again after intervention of officials has made headlines in India. I think the Organisers should have been in touch with the actor and also with the Immigration authorities.

Given that he was being invited by UP Government and for promoting Tourism in the state, he was the distinguished guest. Onus of all the visa hassles and communication lies as such with the State Government. It is this lack of foresight on the part of organizers whole saga broke in to the media.

Whether the Immigration officers were wrong or right is totally a different debate.

When he was invited all the formalities of ensuring his complete travel plan should have been handled by the State authorities. Given that he was promoting Tourism gives a twisted picture to the Tourists who visit our country. Officials should show professionalism and work things out properly so that there are no communication gaps.

The authorities responsible for organizing the event must have now known where the mistake happened, they should better avoid such situations.

Visa-Less Orlando Bloom sent back from Delhi airport, returns in 24 hrs after Amar Singh and Sushma Swaraj intervene - Times of India


Dec 16, 2015

AAP calls for investigation into DDCA mismanagement

CBI raids on Delhi secretaria to probe Rajinder Kumar IAS of 1989 batch cadre and an IIT Delhi alumnus has unsettled long standing disputes and corruption in running Delhi Cricket Association DDCA.

CBI has raided Mr Rajinder Kumar's residences as well several other places according to news reports.

But Aam Aadmi Party AAP which won Delhi elections in 2015 with a landslide margin has cried foul and alleges that the raids were carried out at the behest of Union Government.

There has been disagreements between Aam Aadmi Party and the Central Government led by Bharatiya Jana Party BJP over appointment of secretaries to the office of Delhi secretariat, with Union Government contesting State Govt's claim that LG extends his constitutional powers for the selection of appointments of Corruption Bureau offices as well as the Delhi Police appointments and administration.

Now Aad Aadmi Party has addresseed a press conference and has alleged corruption in Delhi Cricket Association offices. But the press raised the question that why is this being raised now.

Countering this question AAP says that Centre is not letting the State Government to carry out the Corruption cases since that department is directly by the Central Government as with other departments since Delhi is the Union Territory where Lieutenant General has powers under the Constitution of India.


Dec 11, 2015

Shinzo Abe in India, Kapil Sibal ne kiya ilzaamon ko radh - News and Views

 Japan ke PM Shinzo Abe Bharat mein

Japanese PM Shinzo PM is in India for a three day visit, during the visit there are expectations that Japan will ink a deal regarding India's first bullet train, the project estimates quoted by sources to be 98,000 crores co-financed by Indian Railways and Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA. On Wednesday the PM Abe is likely to visit Varanasi and will be accompanied by PM Narendra Modi. Where PM Abe will take part in Ganga Aarti Program.

Also there are discussions going on for Civil Nuclear deal.

Japan 11 townships India mein plan kar raha hai, Nayi dilli Jaipur Highway par neemrana kay paas kiya jaa raha hai township, Nayi dilli se 2 ghantay ki doori par bhi Japan ka township hai jahan Toyota, Sanjo aur atirikt companies hain. Aur desh mein Tumkur, Karnataka, Ghilot, Gujarat, Supa, Maharashtra  mein bhi township develop karne ka iraada. Japan India ka 7vaan bada investor hai, jisnay $ 35 billion dollar ki maatra mein invest karnay ka bharat kay saath agreement kiya hai.

National Herald Case

Aaj Kapil Sibal ne kaha ke BJP ke Subramanian Swamy Congress ki top leadership ka safaaya karna chahtay hain, isliye woh aisa case lekar aagay badh rahay hain. Kapil Sibal ne saaf inkar kiya ki AJL or YIL ki deal mein kisi ko koi faayeda ho raha hai aur, management license ka wachan badh hai, usse woh nahi hatega.

Indian express kay interview ka poora khulasa - Intterview by Maneesh Chhibber


India, Pakistan Cricket WorldT20 meet set to attract millions of viewers

India is set to meet Pakistan on March 19 at Dharamsala at WorldT20 Tournament in March. The prize money of the tournament too has been increased to $5.16 million. Women's team from both the nations are also slated to play the same day at New Delhi.

Recently there has been lot of resistance for resumption of cricketing ties between both the nations owing to the difficult history of the recent past. It has become a political issue and a hot topic in India . Hence, such a clash between the two neighbours at WorldT20 will be a higly billed match, which could draw millions of viewers both regionally and from around the globe as far USA, Canada and UK.


Slew of measures to combat pollution in Delhi

After the pollution levels touched alarming levels and amid growing resentment the Delhi Government is introducing Odd-Even strategy to combat pollution in a series of measures.

The new plan is slated to be put into place from starting of the New Year.

Besides Odd-Even strategy, government is contemplating closing down of two thermal plants in and around Delhi. 

Put restrictions on burning of trash and other waste by introducing fines, entry for Diesel Trucks in the city perimeter only after 11 PM in the night.

Delhi Government is also introducing up to 4000 buses to De-congest the roads after introducing Odd-Even measure.
4000 additional buses for smooth flow of Traffic in Delhi - Business Today 

 In another development, Supreme Court of India has agreed to listen to a petition regarding a complete ban of Diesel vehicles in the national capital and other cities in India. The hearing is scheduled on December 15.

The Delhi Government is drawing out short term, medium and long term strategies to combat pollution, after the city of Delhi has acquired the dubious status of World's most polluted city. 



Dec 1, 2015

Chennai Rains, Emergency helpline numbers 2015, Cancelled trains info and other

 The Following trains have been cancelled following rains in chennai.




 For more please visit the Indian railways website

Below are the Emergency helpline numbers for contact for Chennai residents.


Nov 30, 2015

Maharashtra Government should order an inquiry in to the cinema hall incident

Government of Maharashtra should order an inquiry in to the incident which took place in Mumbai on November 29 2015 at PVR cinema.

No one should take law into their hands. And law should take its own course. Government should undertake a holistic inquiry into the matter, as such no one should be aggrieved in the future and should become news media item.

Family evicted from Mumbai theatre for disrespecting national Anthem - The Hindu

No one should disrespect the national anthem under any cost, everyone should obey the rules and regulations. If any persons having injuries or disabilities, they should be issued colour coded tickets at the Ticket counter, so that there is no such incident in the future, and fuel speculation.


Nov 29, 2015

Spate of incidents against minorities in India brings scathing criticism against the Government

News and media reports indicate spate of incidents against the minorities in India since the BJP led NDA government has come to power in Delhi. That has led to widespread resentment among major sections of society including writers, actors, artists and intellectuals .

Many writers and intellectuals in India have returned their prestigious awards like Sahitya academy awards. The list is growing by the day. There has been huge debate going on for several months regarding violent activities carried about by Right-Wing organizations. There has been accusations and counter accusations regarding the situation.

Notable among the authors returning award was Jawaharlal Nehru's niece Nayantara sehgal, who criticised the government's inaction and apt silence against groups perpetuating the situation at hand and often committing violent crimes including murder, arson, manhandling and threats.

Several rationalists namely Govind Pansare, Kalburgi etc., have been murdered after threats, investigations are not conclusive yet. Run up to the elections in Bihar, the northern Indian state bordering Nepal, heightened the tensions between large sections of society.

Actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and several other Bollywood personalities have come under sharp criticism from Right leaning Politicians, actors, and organizations for speaking out their mind and how they feel about the atmosphere in the country.

India is known for it's religious violence since the demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992, there has been retaliatory violence committed by the extremists in which hundreds of innocent people died. Mumbai the financial hub was attacked in serial bombings . Mumbai riots followed.

Almost after two decades of see-saw politics between the right wingers, the nation has been left scarfaced, particularly after the Gujarat riots, which brought visa restriction regime against the then Gujarat Chief Minister and Present Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Arundhati Roy, notable activist and author, the Bookers Prize winner, has again reiterated the same position voiced by several other luminaries who are protesting silently against the Government and it's policies. She said 'intorelance' is an inadequate word to describe the fear and violence under which the minorities are living in India.


Mar 12, 2015

Research report indicates H1N1 has mutated into new strains in India

Media reports about H1N1 are reporting that H1N1 virus has mutated into new strains in the country.

So far the authorities have denied the claims, but Massachusetts Institute research is reportedly indicating mutated strains of the virus. Valleyz.Blog

Swine FLU in India has turned more dangerous