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Jul 25, 2014
08:19 PM

"Those who pretend to have forgotten the 'Global recession' and its impact can wisely welcome the FDI in Insurence sector."

VNK Sir, I am afraid, I do not understand your point about global recession. During a recession, capital will be in short supply. Even if you allow 100 % FDI, nobody will be interested in investing a cent.

Last year, BRICS received USD 322 billion in FDI, of which China got 127 billion, Russia got 94 billion and Brazil got 63. India got just 28 billion. Projects worth lakhs of crores are pending in India because of capital constraints.

One should distinguish between FDI and FII which is hot money which can suddenly be puled out of the country in case there is a global financial crisis.  During the last recession, Dr Y V Reddy resisted intense pressure from then FM Chidambaram to lower interest rates. By his prudence, he insulsted India from the crisis.

We have competent governors of RBI who can and will do what is needed if a global recession happens. Right now, US and Germany have recovered and according to BBC, so has the UK. A recession is far far away. India cannot eradicate poverty by stifling growth which is exactly what ideological blinkers are doing.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 25, 2014
08:06 PM

There was a big outrage by the sickulars against Abhitab Bacchan when he chose to be a brand ambassador of Gujarat.  Now the outrage is shown by the opposit party.  So what is so big deal?  Oh, I get it.  Modi should have chosen Yusuf Pathan and Rao should have chosen VVS Lakshman as their own state brand ambassadors.  If such things keep on happening what would happen to our media?

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 25, 2014
08:04 PM

Tariq Ali, rid Palestine of Hamas first and then write. Useless writing.. couldn't expect more.

Delhi, India
Jul 25, 2014
08:01 PM

"Instead of asking me wise-ass questions, tell me whether you have any arguments to say that it is a religious conflict." CAIR weasel

You already told me I am ignorant, so my arguments would be incorrect. This is why I am seeking enlightenment from your Islamic eminence, the CAIR weasel himself.

I asked two very simple questions of you in post 15. Both of them can be answered simply by yes/no. If the answer is yes, you can give an example for our edification. But instead of answering, you perform your usual weasel act because you cannot bring yourself to face the truth about Islam, your (genuine) attempts at moderation notwithstanding.

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
Jul 25, 2014
07:57 PM
#19 Pinaki "Yes, Shah definitely needs to clear his name, otherwise BJP will be doomed in the long run. " ------- without someone like Shah shaking up the organisation, BJP would prefer mediocrity. BJP tends naturally towards complacency. It would likely have barely scraped by in UP, unable to capitalise on the dissatisfaction. So we can be politically correct and lose, or take your choice.
MK Saini
Delhi, India
Jul 25, 2014
07:35 PM

@ D L Narayan Sir

Thanks for response. Those who pretend to have
forgotten the 'Global recession' and its impact can
wisely welcome the FDI in Insurence sector.

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
Jul 25, 2014
07:31 PM

The School kids are made to wait for
Education minister in kerala. when the Principal
politely mentioned this to minister she got penalised
with a transfer!!!!!

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
Jul 25, 2014
07:30 PM

Dear Sir


Prakash Adhyapak, belgaum
Jul 25, 2014
07:25 PM

It is a love hate relationship for Sania and the Muslim community and Hindu community.  I have read many reports which pointed out intense anger towards Sania by devout Muslims because the kind of short skirts she has to wear to be comfortable on the Tennis court.  Most  Hindus loved her and very proud of her for her achiement on the court.  Opposing her as a brand ambassador need not create much more uproars from siculars than they created when Abhitab Bacchan was chosen as brand ambassador for Gujarat.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 25, 2014
07:25 PM

That is the problem with using boys with Clinton. A girl, any girl, would have impressed Clinton on the virtue of being a girl.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 25, 2014
07:15 PM

If a convent school boy did impress Clinton, then hats off, to convent schools!

Misogynist, Chennai
Jul 25, 2014
07:07 PM

Ruckus in Parliament Over UPSC Issue
New Delhi | Jul 25, 2014
One trusts the problem created by UPA govt,is not compounded by the ruling dispensation. The following questions need answers :--

(a) Why were interests of aspirants belonging to humanities streams ignored in favour of those from Engg and Mgt streams ;

(b) C-SAT was applicable in 2011,12 and 13 exams. No one protested then.

(c) Is the present agitation, politically motivated?

(d) Is the ‘Google’ translation of English texts of QPs (objective) creating problems ,being highly ‘Sanskritised’?

(e) The tenure of three-Member review committee set up by UPSC expired in March 2014.Why did the Chairman UPSC not take advance action to increase its tenure instead of waiting for the new government.

(f) Assuming , the committee recommends changes in C-SAT (part-2)syllabus, how could the exam be held on August 24,2014,as scheduled?

(g) In other words, why were ‘Admit Cards’ uploaded on July 24? This could have waited for final decision of DOP&T.

(h) To add fuel to fire in the midst of uncertainty, the UPSC has declared the date of Prelims in 2015 as August 23 even before this year's exam is held.

Chairman UPSC Prof D P Aggarwal retires on August 16,2014.
He has much to explain. He took decisions unilaterally without consultative mechanism, All his decisions during the decade long tenure in the Commission, require to be investigated. He ensured that the review committee's recommendations are received after this year's exam due on Aug 24,2014.

The aspirants’ angst against UPSC,is not baseless.
But, violence has no place in it.

The GOI must decide the matter promptly after taking into account the grievances of aspirants,before the situation reaches the flashpoint.

The undersigned served in UPSC as Joint Secretary and is conversant with its functioning.

(I have forwarded my views to the PMO for immediate intervention)

A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)

Jul 25, 2014
07:04 PM