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Jul 24, 2014
10:13 PM

Don't do that Saroja ji; you are just making a fool of yourself. One Brahmbhatt the great was claiming these same data few years ago, with the help of his little Pakistani blogger. He disappeared now.

Do anything, but don't quote these genome studies. :)

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jul 24, 2014
10:11 PM

The Israelis are highly intelligent. They are aware of the political compulsions of India. What matters are the ground realities, not effette resolutions which are nothing more than hot air.

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
Jul 24, 2014
09:55 PM

Kalmadi should be jailed

harun, chennai
Jul 24, 2014
09:53 PM

Josh, its not this protest which will make a difference in Maharasthra.

The vote in Maharasthra will be for Governance and the way the Govt at the centre has succeeded in bringing the prices of Essentials down to a all time low.

These jokers by protesting a making a mockery of themselves,India has changed for good and the change is permanent ,to stay.

Marathi Manoos will vote for the pot holes in Mumbai after 4000 crores are spent by the MCD every year as per RTI.

harun, chennai
Jul 24, 2014
09:49 PM
"These people have one faith, one language, one history and the same aspirations. " --------- the writer is naïve. Islam does not create social trust. see http://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars -------- There is no trust beyond concentric rings of family and clan . Islam has never contributed towards social trust beyond empty rhetoric. It says nothing on governance, like how does one regime succeed another. Notice the paranoia of our long time poster Anwaar. he is very typical. -------- Of course India presently suffers from this same malady, for different reasons. But notice our Army is effective because the lower ranks work on their own initiative. It is trusted, by default. Our political leadership one the on the hand is corrupt and untrustworthy
MK Saini
Delhi, India
Jul 24, 2014
09:44 PM

Looks like Israel has to step in and crush these forces of darkness which pose a grave threat to world peace. The sooner the better. 

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
Jul 24, 2014
09:32 PM

Kerala has a very large population of Christians and most Christians have sympathy towards Israelies.  Let us have next Kerala election fight on this distant conflict. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 24, 2014
09:27 PM

Good.  Keep the issue alive.  Such tectic will make all Marathi Manoos very angry and will show up in election result. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 24, 2014
09:24 PM

@ VNK sir

Further to my previous post, do you know how PSU banks and insurance companies' funds are being misused?

Do you know that the SBI lent Rs.4000 crore to Kingfisher Airlines under pressure from the Government? Some of the other PSU banks with exposure to KFA are Bank of India (Rs 575 crore), IDBI (727 crore), Punjab National Bank (Rs 710 crore) and Bank of Baroda (Rs 530 crore).

Do you know that LIC was asked to pick up 10% of the share capital of Kingfisher Airlines to help out billionaire Vijay Mallya? 

I once again repeat that the government should not run business, only regulate them and punish those who do not follow ethical business practices.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
09:24 PM

JDU (Nitish Kumar) have decended so low that even RJD shows importance and I am sure, will try to extract its pound of flesh to agree to join with hapless JDU. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 24, 2014
09:19 PM

These countries which accept and hold black moneies from around the world were not born yesterday.  They have created all kinds of trickery so they have to not fork up the money.  Their economy runs of such money.  A very powerful country like America had marginal success in extracting black money from Swish banks.  Rest of the world have choice whether to keep relation with these countries or no.  Most countries choose to keep relation with these countries. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 24, 2014
09:11 PM

I want to ask this brainless KCR a simple question.Can Sania Mirza speak just one sentence in Telugu?I don't expect her to know about Kakatiya rulers.It is a shame that in his madness for Muslim votes this KCR has selected Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of Telangana.This fellow must have been fed choicest food in the Iftar party.

Bangalore, India
Jul 24, 2014
09:05 PM

"Sena cannot be disowned by Namo."

These are absurd standards. Modi is responsible for his ministers. He is not responsible for even all BJP members and what they speak. How can he be held accountable for what Sena does?

How is Sonia responsible for what some Congressman says? People should have some sense of proportion in assigning accountability.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
08:53 PM

Sena cannot be disowned by Namo.

The behaviour of the MP after having been told that he labourer was fasting is what is disgusting.

Anyway the people of Maharasthra have chosen these 11 MP"s for there commitment to India and Maharasthra.

Vachaare was Thane Chairmen when kids got food which was substandard for animal consumption served to Kids in Thane,the issue was public.

India needs such Sages and Modi"s Vision of a New India will be achieved with them by his side.

The Govt has been working hard and the effect in the decline of Essentials in the last 2 months is being ignored.

The prices have hit a all time low and the price of Fuel and Gas will be coming down as well.

The bloke who was force fed has a stomach to fill and such hmiliations are a part of his job,this time it was a MP and some other time it will be one from the Public.

harun, chennai
Jul 24, 2014
08:45 PM

@ VNK Sir,

" To improve "efficiency" inviting FDI is not the solution.
To address inefficiency in governance, will we go for
FDI talent?"

1. FDI stands for Foreign Direct Investment not talent. It is about investment. We can borrow from foreign sources and repay interest. In that case, the risks are borne entirely by us and we will not benefit from the expertise of the foreign investors. In that sense, FDI is preferable to borrowing. Talent will be Indian but it will gain from the expertise of the foreign firms investing in the business.

2. LIC was formed in 1956 by nationalising hundreds of private insurance companies. Later on in 1973, non-life insurance companies were nationalised to form the GIC. Government has no business running insurance companies. 

3. A lot of investment is required to cover several areas covered inadequately such as medical and agricultural sectors.Insurance is a capital intensive business. From where is the money going to come unless we encourage FDI?

It is not just about providing competition to the LIC. It is about changing the entire way Insurance is run in the country and bring it up to world standards. There is the IRDA, a regulatory body formed in 1999 to regulate the insurance business in India. It is the IRDA which asked the government to raise the FDI limit to 49%. Surely the IRDA knows much more about the insurance business than laymen like us.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
08:28 PM

Here is a tweet from Saina Nehwal

" am very hurt and sad that I have still not received the cash award from my state for the Olympic bronze medal that I won for my country"

The poor woman is not a muslim and hence nobody cares. She is not a "champion" in the league of Sania.

Nehwal should convert to Islam and then she will be showered with awards and doles by KCR.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
08:25 PM

Roti -gate happened 7 days back .

Congress was on the receiving end on revelations made Katju and letters issued by Manmohan's PMO and CJI Lahoti .

To divert heat from them Congress got released an 7 days old CD of Roti-gate ? Could be possible !!

But trust Katju -he will reveal some more facts soon .


ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Jul 24, 2014
08:24 PM

This is diplomacy not Arnab's studio. India must have voted after consulting Israel. Looking into large Muslim polulation in India it cannot afford to vote against or abstain from voting. It was as a token gesture to please the Muslims. Behind the scene India-Israel remain partners in trade and development and thats the bottomline.

gayatri, madrid
Jul 24, 2014
08:13 PM


" LIC is large but it lacks the efficiency of the private sector. Competition is always good for any industry. A monopoly does not benefit anyone."
There are many private players already in India.
To improve "efficiency" inviting FDI is not the solution.
To address inefficiency in governance, will we go for
FDI talent? 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
Jul 24, 2014
08:12 PM

Are we in the 21st century or have we regressed to the 7th century?

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam