Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

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 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 

Jan 13, 2015

Waste Management in India needs scientific approach

India need to improve it's waste management as the metropolitan cities are expanding at a faster pace than the preparedness of it's municipal bodies.

Waste Management in India is only about collecting and dumping the garbage at a location in the proximity of a respective city. There is no treatment of waste and recycling it, as there is no system in place where the trash is separated and collected.

Government of India is neglecting an important issue as it could lead to soil degradation, and also leading dangerous pollutants entering the water system of areas surround the garbage dumping sites. There are several reports in these regards and all the response from municipal bodies is stop gap approach and no scientific and sustainable approach to the problem.

Many countries have offered India technology to treat it's waste generated. But respective governments have neglected the issue.

Why in the world our governments first let the situation go out of hand and pay huge cost later on and seek help from other countries.

Classic example is the situation of river Ganga. Now after decades of neglect, the government has suddenly shown interest in cleaning up, but the cost and effort will have shot up by now, by what it was earlier and also pollutants could have affected the population more than anybody could imagine.

India is developing at a faster pace and the population will shoot up, which will further increase the burden on the municipal bodies to manage the system.

Solid Waste Policy in India 

Columbia University Research Paper on Sustainable Waste Management in India

An Excerpt from the Research paper by : Ranjith Kharvel Annepu

This report is the result of over two years of research and includes data collected from the literature, communication with professionals in India, US and Europe; and extensive field investigations by the author in India and the US. Two field visits in India over a period of fifteen weeks covered 13 cities (Figure1) representing all sizes and regions in India. The visits included travelling to informal recycling hubs, waste dealers shops, composting facilities, RDF facilities, WTE facilities, sanitary and unsanitary landfills, landfill mining sites, and numerous municipal offices. These visits provided the opportunity to closely observe the impact of waste management initiatives, or lack thereof, on the public in those cities.
The author has also visited different WTE plants in the US to study the prospects of this technology in India.


Dec 20, 2014

If India is to become superpower it must uphold it's secular credentials.

The ongoing conversion row coupled with controversial statements by the ruling party Members of Parliament is drawing the world to take attention at the kind of politics being played in India.

India is not new to religious based politics, it's been the trend ever since the political parties latched on to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janam Bhoomi issue, which is purely politically motivated.

When the administrators and politicians failed miserably to solve the people's issues at hand, they mischievously generated the idea of creating a communal rift and capture power taking the country downhill on the  road towards obscurantism and no performance.

Majority Indians are gullible to these type of tactics, where the so called secular parties are lagging far behind with their corrupt and inept under bellies of factionalism and favoritism.

Actually in India, politicians are the most happiest people courtesy the hapless and helpless poverty ridden, slum dwellers which comprise the large sections of society and that do not have any voice.

How can you lead a society out of poverty and helplessness, when the same politicians practice caste and religious based politics which are against the very nature of the constitution of the nation.

The same members who take oath of the constitution are themselves the first one's to break that oath and divide the community on the basis of caste, creed, sex and religion. Isn't the right to equality article 21 of the constitution of our country guarantees equal rights to all.

Though we have a secular constitution, but we lack the wherewithal to deliver the justice to the citizens.

What use of development when the nation is plagued by serious problems of corruption, corporate mis-governance, malnutrition and religion based politics.

History has shown us that divisive and communal based politics is detriment to a secular society.

Though there are aspirations by both the majorities and the minorities of religious fulfillment, but those aspirations cannot supersede the secular nature of our constitution.

In these circumstances religious authorities should exercise their freedom with in the ambit of the four walls of our constitution.