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Aug 23, 2014
08:53 PM

" Repairs on Gaza’s government-run desalination plants, which supply the bulk of water to its residents, are severely delayed, as are construction of new plants, in part because of the restrictions Israel imposes on the import of construction material. Cement, for instance, falls under the ‘dual use’ category, which means it can also be used to make bombs."

The real reason import restriction of construction materials:

"A large share of the cement that did reach Gaza went into building underground lairs and attack tunnels for fighters from Hamas. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) estimate that each of the three dozen underground passages that troops have found so far required 350 truckloads of building supplies."


Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:46 PM

I had sex with Chidambaram in Chennai - Ruksana

I had sex with K V Thomas sir, in his office. I did it to get the job - Ruksana




No media outlet has dared to report this news. Will Mr. Mehta reeport ?

Adiipur, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:45 PM

None has informed who trained and Armed ISIS and where ?? ISISI ha sthe latest Armament .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:43 PM

For a journalist covering Gaza, Sreenivasan Jain is rather ill-informed. Maybe he isn't and he probably prefers to be politically correct by being economical with the truth. Sample this:

"Repairs on Gaza’s government-run desalination plants, which supply the bulk of water to its residents, are severely delayed, as are construction of new plants, IN PART because of the restrictions Israel imposes on the import of construction material. Cement, for instance, falls under the ‘dual use’ category, which means it can also be used to make bombs."

1. Thr running costs of desalination plants are rather high. A cash strapped Hamas cannot run its desal plants and build tunnels at the same time.

2. Cement is not used to make bombs; it is being diverted for constructing tunnels. That is why it falls under the dual-use category.

"But in 2006, Hamas ousted PLO from Gaza, bringing in 40,000 of its own employees. Fateh was laid off, along with 70,000 PLO-affiliated government staffers. But— and here’s where things get somewhat bizarre— all 70,000 still get a salary from the PLO government in the West Bank, even though they don't go to work."

What is even more bizarre is that while the laid off PLO employees get paid, the Hamas employees who replaced them and actually do all the worka, have not been paid their salaries for several month!

Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:43 PM


You seems too harsh on Zakari .Has the charges been proved ?? 

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:40 PM

A real Head-ache for NCP just befor ethe Elections. 

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Aug 23, 2014
08:38 PM

Only Speaker can decide LOP or no LOP .

Can SC give directions to the Speaker as how to run the House ?? Why SC was mum during Nehru,Indira and Rajiv era ?? 

Suppose Speaker takes the stand that SC Constitutionally can't direct as to how to run the House !!

CJI had judiciously said in the past that let Parliament do its duties and Judiciary do its own duties .

Let us see how the issue is resolved ? But I have faith in the Parliament,SC and Speaker that they can wisely resolve this tangle.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Aug 23, 2014
08:28 PM

Seems Ayub Rana knows more than RSS knows as to what is happening in the RSS .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:26 PM

This one is epic:

churumuri ‏@churumuri
U.R. Anantha Murthy, whose 'Samskara' railed against Hindu rituals, cremated amid Vedic chants by 15 Brahmin priests.

Heard that a case is filed against those who celebrated his death. Since when being obnoxious became a crime in India?
But then again, that is a Congress state, you never know.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Aug 23, 2014
08:21 PM

No Prime Minister was and will ever be the real Ruler of the Pakistan.During Modi's Oath Ceremony of Nawaz did not meet the separatist Leaders of Kashmir.Nawaz was roundly cursed by the Pakistani people and suarely  lambasted by the Army. Hence Nawaz mae it a point to refer to Kashmir during his speech on 14th August.

India had warned Pakistan either they can talk to Separatists or Indian Govt-not both .Still Pak Ambassador chose to talk to Hurriyat under instructions of the Army.India calle dof the talks.

World Think Tanks has been stating that even if India gives Kashmir to Pakistan still Army will not close Terror attacks on India.

5 lac Pak Army and 5 Lac Zihadi Inc will not rest till they ensure India is Islamisized .

That is the Aim of the Ummah too.

The cries of Congress and Zihadi Inc in India that if Bajpai could go ahead with talks despite PAK SIMULTANEOUSLY continued talks with Hurriyat then what objections Modi has now ?? Well that Policy of Congress did not improve the situation except for 3 years Mush under did stop under pressure of USA that too Bajpai's times .

Congress has nothing to show on Cards.

After Mush back to square one.


But India is full of emotional fools including Media who always think that talks is the only way even if we lie down on our knees Pants down before the Pakistan

Alas being roundly buggered soundly time and again we have not  learnt the lessons.

Talk to Pak but not at the cost of India's prestige !! Nothing big -small brother like attitude .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Aug 23, 2014
08:20 PM

“India has been following a wrong policy all these years. It did not need to be continued because it was in practice for the last 14 yrs.”Leela Ponappa, Former Indian Deputy NSA

Most Indians would agree to that.
london, United Kingdom
Aug 23, 2014
08:08 PM

Oh God. As if Saba and others are not enough, we have to read this Tehelka bimbo Rana Ayyub.

NJ, United States
Aug 23, 2014
08:00 PM

@ Varun Shekhar - "Why do Moslems continue fighting even now. "

Don't you know that Islam is a religion of peace? All those who fight are not Muslims, according to the world's foremost authority on Islam, Mr. Anwaar.

Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:54 PM

That way, why is there a statue of a racist war criminal like Winston Churchill. That's far more offensive.

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
Aug 23, 2014
07:53 PM

Yeah right. Krishna's sermons to Arjuna are being used by Hindus to kill non-Hindus across India!

There is a reason why many people consider the educated Muslims to be much more dangerous and much more poisonous than the uneducated Muslim.

Ganwaarpur, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:53 PM

"Mamata Needs to Clarify Stand on Bangladeshi Infiltrators"

What infiltrators? They are the Didi's Manoos, the voters who will hopefully ensure her continuance in power, her extremely poor track record as the CM notwithstanding.

Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:50 PM

"These words apply only to the battles when Muhammed and his followers were viciously attacked."

  Assuming what you say/imply is accurate, that Muhammed fought only defensive wars, and never killed except in self defense( many scholars have strongly disputed this notion, by the way) , the 7th century is a very long time ago. Why do Moslems continue fighting even now. During the whole Pakistan movement, there was not even one statement like "Islam is a religion of peace", "There is no compulsion in religion", "To me, my religion, to you yours"  etc etc.  Not a single one.  These verses were discovered, or gained currency, only after the 9-11 terrorist attack in the US.  Which shows the two faced character of Moslems.

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
Aug 23, 2014
07:46 PM

You are in Gaza, Sreenivasan? Do us a favour. Stay there and don't come back. Another favour? Ask your ilk Barkha, Rajdeep, Shekhar, Mehta, et all to join you. Thanks in advance.

Factpur, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Aug 23, 2014
07:25 PM

How did the planning commission drop the ball, first on inflation, then on growth ? 

ashok lal
mumbai, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:21 PM

Media has so much distorted the meanings of the words 'secular' and 'honest' that we know they are referring to the most 'bigot' and 'corrupt' individuals. Digvijay, Nitish & MMS, Anthony etc are the obvjous examples.

dinesh chauksey
Aug 23, 2014
07:15 PM

Sunnis of Syria, Iraq, Saudi Srabia to Pakistan :  Are part of the Sunni ummah and its that ummah which is now bane of humanity. Acknowledge the truth before you can devise a strategy to defeat the monster that has been growing for last 1400 years.

SaachGarh, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:13 PM

The so called Hindu fringe is in power and no more fringe.When Hindu extremists commit atrocties they are called fringe and when Muslim extremists act in retaliation all Muslims are terrorists!Media is to be blamed.

Nasar Ahmed, Karikkudi
Aug 23, 2014
07:10 PM

That is why BJP demolished a Masjid!

Nasar Ahmed, Karikkudi
Aug 23, 2014
07:04 PM

Simple . BD Vote Banks which she needs badly .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Aug 23, 2014
07:03 PM

Teesta embossed the Picture of Hindu Goddess on the picture of ISIS beheading the American Reporter.

Shows her naked hatred of Hindus !
The Lady like her so called secular frauds & supporters here has gone just crazy .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Aug 23, 2014
07:02 PM

 This bloke is bringing glory to his brethren world over.

Fareed id competing with ISIS for being notorious.Disgusting.Shameless.

chennai, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:00 PM

What is the point of this piece from Pallavi Iyer? That Modi will fail since he lacks the skills required or that the creation of SEZs will be disastrous for India?

India needs to create millions of jobs for the youth of India who are entering the job market every year. It is only the manufacturing sector which has the potential to do so. 

To manufacture efficiently we need SEZs which have the requisite infrastructure - roads, utilities, transport, etc. Our existing infrastructure is totally inadequate to support manufacturing at the scale required to bring about a transformational change in the Indian economy.

As far as India is concerned, it is only the Chinese model which is worth emulating. Yes, the Chinese model is not ideal and its flaws are well known. We should not just blindly emulate them but also learn from their mistakes and put systems in place to ensure that we do not repeat them.

Modi is a pragmatist and a visionary. He is not selling mirages like the Congress. His focus is on the economic progress and I am sure he will walk the talk. Such negative articles serve no purpose.

Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 23, 2014
07:00 PM</