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D-151/2
Jul 25, 2014
06:11 PM

This is the first time in his life that RSP spoke without using the phrase  "my good friends"

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-150/1
Jul 25, 2014
06:06 PM

May the bill stay in the garbage for ever and ever!!!

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-149/10
Jul 25, 2014
06:04 PM

@Akash - "Sonia Gandhi arrives for a Congress parliamentary affairs meeting and finds NO ONE"

The heading says "... No other leader present".  But then there is no other leader present in congress.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-148/23
Jul 25, 2014
06:01 PM

Sania breaks down on NDTV. And I am told that she broke down on TImesNow as well.

What is she- a serial crier? Only thing remaining for her to do is to join AAP. AAP is a drama group and Sania has a good crier.....I mean career in that group.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-147/1
Jul 25, 2014
05:50 PM

All in Hindusthan are Hindus.

All on earth are earthlings.

Earthlings are called humans.

Hindustan is part of earth.

So all Hindus are earthlings.

Therefore, Hindus are humans. 

All others are also humans.

So what is the difference?

R C Mathew

Rajan C Mathew, Bhilai
D-146/13
Jul 25, 2014
05:39 PM

What the Goan Minister has expressed is perhaps what he desires. And that desire is not bad per se.

But at least a few people keep the inner desire to have a Hindu Rashtra similar to some of the hardcore Muslim nations with some affluent and powerful people forcing their opinions and ideas over the whole populace and curtailing the general freedom of the citizens. They also dream of having many wives and curtailing the freedom of women, perhaps. If it ever happens that way, one can imagine about the situation by observing countries like Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc., now.

I hope that was not what he had in his mind!

R C Mathew

 

Rajan C Mathew, Bhilai
D-145/22
Jul 25, 2014
05:31 PM

Sania is on a crying tour now-she was with Barkha and cried.

In one sense I pity the woman. She has no clue what is happening in Telengana and has been caught in the middle of appeasement politics.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-144/21
Jul 25, 2014
05:26 PM

"Is it the choice which has outraged you because she happens to be a Muslim or that when Saina is yet to paid her 50L promised why 1 Crore to Sania."

The outrage is because of the muslim appeasement politics that is getting played in Telengana currently. Sania is just a symptom of a much deeper problem. Telengana is effectively being run by Owaisi and that is the reason for the outrage.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-143/9
Jul 25, 2014
05:23 PM

Sonia Gandhi arrives for a Congress parliamentary affairs meeting and finds NO ONE

ibnlive.in.com/news/sonia-gandhi-arrives-for-congress-meet-finds-no-other-leader-present/488154-37-64.html

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-142/1
Jul 25, 2014
05:12 PM

Americans:  But we were doing that without any problem under previous Indian government. Is it because 'Devyani Effect' or because of 'Modi Effect"? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-141/2
Jul 25, 2014
04:58 PM

"How is it possible for the Chinese industry to sell manufactured products at extreme low prices in countries like India? Have any one studied the Chinese taxation system?"

1. There is no transparency in China. All the figures given by the government are highly unreliable.

2. China thrives on slave labour. When a factory, usually owned by Communist party official or his proxy, gets a big contract, the police are asked to fill up jails. The police dutifully rounds up rural poor on trumped up charges of vagrancy/theft etc. The magistrates sentence them to hard labour for a suitable term. The prisoners are transported to the factory, made to work long hours without pay and after the contracted job is over, they are released. This is how communists treat their own poor.

3. The Chinese do not invest in R & D because their products use stolen technology. Nor do they spend on advertisement and retailing since all their sales are in bulk. Which is why they are able to sell their products at ridiculous prices.

4. Western companies like Apple make their products in China to take advantage of its low cost labour, unjust labour laws, etc to make enormous profits. They sell at exorbitant prices.

China is a country which is on the verge of collapse. The gulf between the rich and the poor, the poverty of the western provinces, the lack of human rights and democracy, to name just a few, lie behind a glittering facade of glitzy cities and bullet trains. The workforce is rapidly aging and due to the single-child policy, there is a severe manpower crunch.

India, for all its faults, is in a far better position.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-140/21
Jul 25, 2014
04:58 PM

"t remains to be seen whether instrumentalist strategies will deliver electoral returns, however. Overuse can easily backfire. 'India Shining' quickly lost its lustre and dividends on the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement petered out far more quickly than anyone anticipated."

But the succus constant ranting about "Gujarat is not India" and " Modi cannot win outside Gujarat" proved prophetic.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-139/20
Jul 25, 2014
04:48 PM

"Neither his cunning nor his Hindutva will win him his next election. Only performance and results will count."

If the succus had realized that playing the succularism card and scaremongering about Modi would not get them anything, 2014 would have been different.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-138/19
Jul 25, 2014
04:47 PM
"... the elevation of Amit Shah, Mr Modi’s key strategist, to the position of BJP president" - To my mind this is the only valid point raised in this article. Yes, Shah definitely needs to clear his name, otherwise BJP will be doomed in the long run. But, rest of the write-up is just Modi bashing for the sake of bashing Hindus !
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
D-137/3
Jul 25, 2014
04:34 PM

The Iraq region is part of Mesopotamia and it has not only a known recorded history, but a pre-historic culture of several thousands of years.

It is the place where the original earth civilization emerged. It is also where the original earth civilization became evil and corrupted. (Read about some aspects of the lost Mesopotamian history in this article!

The influence of evil still prevail over this region.   No wonder such uncivilized fatwas keep happening there!    
Rajan C Mathew, Bhilai
D-136/1
Jul 25, 2014
04:18 PM

When we talk about taxation, common citizens like me often wonder the purpose of taxation as it is administered now.

Is it for fetching money for public expenditure of the government or is it for the purpose of using the tax laws as a tool for controlling certain entities including individuals or both?

How is it possible for the Chinese industry to sell manufactured products at extreme low prices in countries like India? Have any one studied the Chinese taxation system?

People have talked about the benefits of eliminating the present taxation regime and introducing the transaction tax system. But the government seems in no mood  even to discuss about such ideas! 

In a democracy, deviating from the conventions is not so easy. But, the debate should at least get started!

R C Mathew

Rajan C Mathew, Bhilai
D-135/20
Jul 25, 2014
03:58 PM

The intense dislike for a section is obvious as much as it is with our bahu.

What do you think must be done with both.'

HARUN, CHENNAI

My submission is our Bhau Sonia we gave 10 years to rule us .But she failed .Sonia ha adopted Indian Citizenship .So Indian now .

Sania MIrza :-Nothing against her .She can stay on in Hyderabad or where ever she likes.
Honestly personally I was extremely sad being then a great fan of her for when she could not find any suitable Muslim boy among 15 crores Indian Muslims an husband and fell for a Paki who was already facing prosecution by Paki Agencies for Match fixing and duping Indo-Pak fans and on the sly made lot of illegal money..

Sania belongs to a highly noble Family but alas fell for a Paki crook.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-134/18
Jul 25, 2014
03:52 PM

Coming from a Professor and a Phd aspirant these comments are very amateurish.  In a competition the objective is to win within the acceptable boundaries of rules.  he is doing this with clearly communicated objectives.  So he is not breaking any new grounds.  He is restablishing what should be done by all politicians.  Communicate clearly and widely with the electorate.  Obama in US did the same thing.  It also shows the writers ideology which is that against Modi.

Prakash
Harrow, United Kingdom
D-133/2
Jul 25, 2014
03:37 PM

I have observed some Indian Mulims too are carying out Khatna on small girls.

On the other hand  Sunnat-cuting a small foreskin of the male organ is a very important Biological necessity in the Sandy areas.

When one passes urine in a sandy area extremely fine particles of sand fly and stick in the inner side of the fore skin if Sunnat is not done. They sand so deposited on the soft skin causes severe itching and subsequently damage to skin if not washed immediately after the urine is passed. Not possible due water shortage .

Old wise men hence made Sunnat compulsory.

Not only Muslims but even Jews to follow Sunnat .

Biological necessity subsequently became compulsory Religious requirement.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-132/19
Jul 25, 2014
03:08 PM

Harun sahib

Mr Rao is just frittering away the respect he has earned all over India .

Telengana is is the most back ward State .Muslims are in dire poverty and need help rather whole of the  population needs lots  of help from the Center .

I went to Nadyal in  May 1967 for 15 days ,again in Nov-December 1967 and 1968 in May for three weeks .I stayed for special refresher courses in Engineering. City was small but very clean.People very polite and nice .But in whole of the whole City there were no latrines .
The whole population male and females used to walk hide behind the bushes which were plenty and used to relive self in open .I was one of them .

I don't think much has changed even now.Though Nandyal was the constituency Narsima Rao our ex-PM

I saw quite rich and well to do people in Nandyal but majority of them were poor .Muslims were less in numbers but were in worst condition .The worst poverty has contributed to rich harvest of Naxal boys. Even in those days I saw lot of frustation ,anger and rebelion among the teens .

In 1986- I went by Car from Bombay to Hyderabad on official duty  .Things were no better .

Now CM Rao has gifted one crore Rupees on Sania Mirza who is rolling in Billions already .

Could not Rao find any better use to spend this money ??

Even Three nice school Buildings could be constructed in some backward areas for the poor.

Meanwhile RAO is always on begging trips to Delhi for special package for Telengna which is in reality is a backward State .It is all the more imperative for the State Leaders to spend even the last penny on welfare of the poor and not pamper rich and filthy rich.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-131/17
Jul 25, 2014
03:06 PM

' "It remains to be seen whether instrumentalist strategies will deliver electoral returns, however. Overuse can easily backfire. 'India Shining' quickly lost its lustre and dividends on the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement petered out far more quickly than anyone anticipated."



It remains to be seen..........
 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-130/1
Jul 25, 2014
03:03 PM

Chop Off His Hands. Don't Kill Him.
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-129/1
Jul 25, 2014
03:01 PM

Tell YADAVS to take their Caste share of land from India and go build their own nation as per "Communal Award". They're less than 1% in India.
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-128/1
Jul 25, 2014
03:00 PM

To Prevent Discrimination, UPSC Must Scrap Personal Interviews In Civil Services Recruitment.
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-127/16
Jul 25, 2014
02:59 PM

The only good about this article is that it is short. 

Mohan
Adiipur, India
D-126/1
Jul 25, 2014
02:58 PM

To Prevent Discrimination, UPSC Must Scrap Personal Interviews In Recruitment.

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-125/12
Jul 25, 2014
02:39 PM

Excerpts from an article in FirstPost.

So, what he says matters and carries weight. It is important to stress this because what he has done has shocked even conservative Muslims. Nadvi has written a long and passionate letter (in Arabic!) to the Saudi government offering to raise a militia of 500,000 Sunni Muslim Indian youth as his contribution to a "powerful global Islamic army" he has proposed in order to fight Shia militants in Iraq and "help Muslims in need" elsewhere. The army would become part of a Caliphate that he wants Saudis to set up for the Muslim ummah, the international Muslim community.

He also suggested that terrorists should not be referred to as terrorists as they were engaged in a “noble cause’’ and called for a “confederation’’ of all jihadi organisations so that they could transform themselves into a single “powerful global force”.

Mohan, Adiipur
D-124/11
Jul 25, 2014
02:22 PM

Modi will develop India into a Gujarat state. I.e. A dump.

communalist, mumbai
D-123/18
Jul 25, 2014
02:13 PM

HC notice to Sonia on election petition

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Thursday issued notice to All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi on a petition challenging her election to Lok Sabha from Raebareli parliamentary constituency.

A division bench comprising Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Devendra Upadhyaya issued the notice on a petition filed by one Rajesh Singh, a resident of Raebareli.

Singh, in his petition, has raised the issue of Gandhi’s citizenship and her meeting with the Maulana Ahmed Bukhari, the imam of  Delhi’s Jama Masjid, to challenge her election.

Singh has contended that Gandhi was not a citizen of India and as such was not eligible to contest the elections.

Singh’s lawyer Harishankar Jain said that Gandhi’s meeting with Bukhari to seek support of Muslims in the polls was a violation of the model code of conduct.

 

The petition will come up for further hearing on September 9.

Mohan, Adiipur
D-122/17
Jul 25, 2014
02:12 PM

HC notice to Sonia on election petition

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Thursday issued notice to All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi on a petition challenging her election to Lok Sabha from Raebareli parliamentary constituency.

A division bench comprising Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Devendra Upadhyaya issued the notice on a petition filed by one Rajesh Singh, a resident of Raebareli.

Singh, in his petition, has raised the issue of Gandhi’s citizenship and her meeting with the Maulana Ahmed Bukhari, the imam of  Delhi’s Jama Masjid, to challenge her election.

Singh has contended that Gandhi was not a citizen of India and as such was not eligible to contest the elections.

Singh’s lawyer Harishankar Jain said that Gandhi’s meeting with Bukhari to seek support of Muslims in the polls was a violation of the model code of conduct.

 

The petition will come up for further hearing on September 9.

Mohan, Adiipur
D-121/90
Jul 25, 2014
02:07 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "Is an act of blasphemy not an attack on Islam?"

The Surah refers to the actual violent attacks on Muhammed and his followers.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-120/15
Jul 25, 2014
02:01 PM
10/D-81 K Suresh : agreed, looking at the article by-line, I immediately thought it was going to be written some Indian assistant professor in some US university. We should realise that such places have no great insight and are in fact remarkably insular. What desi assistant professors know is how to conform, after all
MK Saini
Delhi, India
D-119/13
Jul 25, 2014
02:00 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "The links between CAIR and Hamas are well-documented by American agencies like the FBI."

For the 15th time, that story is over 10 years old when all Muslim organizations in America and Western Europe supported Hamas. Instead of making dishonest arguments, show a single report mentioning CAIR in relation to presnt conflict. It seems you have nothing substantial to argue with and are just catching at straws!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-118/2
Jul 25, 2014
01:55 PM
I would give greater weight to the collapse in normal physical activity. We may it not realise but so much physical exertion was inbuilt in our daily lives, -- walking , climbing stairs etc
MK Saini
Delhi, India
D-117/89
Jul 25, 2014
01:54 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "both of the above are applicable to you."

Besides being a liar, it seems you are also pretty juvenile.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-116/5
Jul 25, 2014
01:52 PM

D.L.Narayan,

>> Has Hamas acknowledged Israel's right to exist?

They will when Israel recognises the right of Palestine to exist. Don't be so taken in by Israeli propaganda.


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-115/4
Jul 25, 2014
01:45 PM

" You, as per your habit, are swallowing the Israeli line whole! "

Maybe I am. That is beside the point.

Has Hamas acknowledged Israel's right to exist?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-114/14
Jul 25, 2014
01:41 PM