|Survival of the mightiest only!|
The economic policy of the exploiting ruling classes of the country of all hues and colours are favouring the big businessmen, MNCs and the foreign investors because of which they are growing by leaps and bounds ever since the doctrine of “Globalisation” and “Economic Reforms” has been adopted as advised by the World Trade Organisation(WTO) floated by the well developed countries of the world to exploit cheap labour and raw material of developing and under developed countries. Contrary to that the Micro, small and medium industries are feeling choaked as very meagre loans are advanced to them by the banks with stringent terms and conditions. This has gravely hurt the , micro and small industries so much so that these industries have been compelled by the “Created Situation” ...|
|Kashmir must be decided by its people|
The modern democratic political thought gives pivotal role to the citizenry in the political affairs of a sovereign state.The sovereignty does not lie with any supernatural power or with any autocratic ruler of the state but with the people of the state. Approaching the Kashmir issue from this perspective the political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir has solely to be decided by its citizens. The conditions put on the princely states by the Indian Independence Act passed by the British Parliament and the two-option UN Security Council Resolutions on J&K as well as the resolution of Kashmir issue bilaterally between India and Pakistan as agreed upon by the two countries under Shimla Agreement are no bindings on the people of Jammu and Kashmir State.
The people's right of self-de...|
|Real tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam|
“Don’t declare holiday on my death, instead work an extra day if you really love me” said Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who was People’s President of a country where there are too many political holidays on birth and death anniversaries of leaders both at central and state level including like on death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar started this year only by Uttar Pradesh government just for political mileage of vote-bank politics. Every leader if he/she might have been really great, must have desired countrymen for hard work like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rather than remembering him/her through political holidays on their birth/death anniversaries.
Best tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be to announce total abolition of political holidays on birth and death anniversaries of leaders includin...|
|Salute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam|
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had a unique honour of being recognised as People’s President out of all the Presidents country had till now. Having risen from being a newspaper-hawker to become President of India, the missile-man had unique distinction of being admired by one and all for the blend of qualities which are rather impossible being accumulated in one single human being. I recall his bypassing protocol as President of India when while attending a seminar, he sat on floor of the dais with those making presentations occupying the chairs on the dais!
I have reasons to give the departed soul my big personal salute. He was the President of India who did not allow elevating a High Court judge to the Apex Court despite strong backing of the then Chief Justice of India, because he ...|
|Pakistan follows China's policy of backstabbing|
Pakistan-sponsored militant-attack at Gurdaspur (Punjab) soon after mango-politics of Pakistan Premier Nawaj Sharif and very cordial Ufa-talks with a joint declaration signed favouring India, reminds of China's backstabbing through an attack on India in the year 1962 after the infamous slogan of 'Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai'.
It has been a traditional Indian policy may be of UPA regime or now of NDA regime that political rulers take pride in shake-hands with Pakistani political rulers with personnel of Indian security forces laying down their lives in Pakistan-sponsored militant-attacks. Indian political rulers change their tones after coming to power on aspect of Indo-Pak talks till militant-activities from Pakistani soil are stopped. It is senseless to have any talks or goodwil...|
|Scam or terrorism|
Scam in the massive admission & recruitment in Madhya Pradesh has stirred the nation and rocked the Parliament as near about journalists, members of SITs fifty persons named as accused wistle blowers and the victims have died so far under mysterious circumstances. The politicians in power in the state, bureaucrates and many other influential persons are suspected to be involved in the scam & senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar has commented that Vyapam scam and other episodes whether it is education related to Union HRD Minister. Purchase scandal in Maharashtra have caused shame. CBI has ultimately been entrusted the task of unearthing the truth behind the Vyapam scam as it is emerging as mother of all scams and scandals. Hopefully CBI may be able to bring out the facts but one t...|
|Commercialisation of governance?|
Recently the I&B Ministry reportedly engaged the services of a Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachhan for launching a new T.V Channel DD Kisan on a contract of Rs.6.31 crores. When this deal came in public view the actor horridly “denied” having received any amount and that he is doing it “pro bono”.
If at all there was no such contract then from where this amount of Rs.6-31 crore revealed. The businessmen used to advertise in the news media to impress upon consumers to buy their products. Thereafter, the big businessmen, MNCS and the foreign investors started engaging the services of actors, sports, persons etc as “Brand Ambassadors” of their products by paying them crores of rupees.
After the adoption of “Globalisation” & “Economic Reforms” at the behest of World Trade Organis...|
|Jammu city still in shambles|
After completion of more than 100 days of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir State, the roads including sanitation problems in Jammu city are still in shambles and concerned departments are not sincere towards problems being faced by the people in their respective constituencies.
Almost the entire lanes in the every ward in Jammu city are in dilapidated conditions as the drains always remain filled with garbage making runoff water to overflow in lanes, most of street lights are non functional and above all 'safaiwals' are not regularly cleaning the areas, which makes the areas to present dirty looks.
The concerned departments are playing a role of mute spectators but the people are suffering due to their casual approach in these matters and the administrat...|
|Rotary International and Lions Club International should take lead to stop menace|
It has become a fashion and trend of people from upper-middle and higher income groups to spend heavily on fancy wedding-invitation cards made of wood and cardboard worth several thousands of rupees each which are practically of no use. Rather those getting such invitation-cards pull out necessary portion of programme-details, and start pressurising their minds about utility of such apparently costly but useless remnants. Also costly platters with imported items where Indian substitutes are better and cheaper and cash-envelopes from brides’ parents have become ‘necessity’ in marriage-celebrations for show of status. Interestingly ‘misusers’ of such trends in their elite gatherings themselves criticise such trend, but want some others to take initiative to stop such a practic...|
|Hangings should be soon after rejection of time-bound decision on mercy-petitions|
Delay in deciding mercy-petitions is not only torturous for death-sentence convicts, but also dilutes fear against committing crimes attracting death-sentence. Mercy-petitions should be decided compulsorily within three months of filing and should be accepted only in rarest of rare cases that too after compulsorily seeking nod from families of victims. Mercy should be exception rather than a rule. Abnormally high delay in deciding mercy petitions and also subsequent execution in case of rejection of mercy-petitions, unnecessarily creates provocation including even state-assemblies passing resolutions for pardon on religious and regional grounds. Since all court-remedies in regard to death-sentences including at Apex Court are adopted before filing mercy-petitions, further ap...|
|Sab ka saath sab ka vikas! |
K.T in its Editorial on 22nd July Titled “False prestige in space” has rightly described as false prestige for India by claiming of joining a select group of less than half a dozen countries in the matter of space technology, such countries are well developed and can afford such expensive exercises with ease. The Indian scientists have excelled in many fields and space is one of them, space technology is undoubtedly a very expensive one and billion dollars are spent on it with well developed countries, India where more than 40 per cent people live below poverty line (BPL), where teeming millions of hunger people go to sleep without meal, one third of population are without shelter. There is dire need to improve their living condition in the first place, several schemes have...|
|Great loss of public money|
It refers to usual aspect of disruption in Parliamentary proceedings in regime of all political parties/alliances. It is a political fashion of ruling side to blame opposition for avoiding discussions on allegations against ministers by disruption in Parliamentary proceedings. But the same opposition when coming to ruling side behaves likewise establishing that rules of unholy game of wash-out of costly Parliamentary proceedings remain same even after change of sides by rivals. It may be noted that once BJP did not allow Parliament to function on issue of Sukhram. But it was same BJP which shook hands with same Sukhram for sweet fruits of political power!
An RTI response reveals that Chairpersons of both Houses of Parliament have sufficient powers for taking action against ...|