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5-member committee to decide on new Andhra capital

The Centre has constituted a five-member expert committee to study various alternatives available to it to decide on a new capital for Andhra Pradesh. This committee has been tasked with the......

Is there an alternative to Narendra Modi and his policies?

Narendra Modi has been in power in Gujarat for a decade now. Has the time not come to discourage the trend towards a personality cult by trying an alternate leader, asks B Raman Gujarat Chief......

UPA-2: Time to change course

The government must give up its neo-liberal polices and obsession with GDP growth and shift its ideological centre of gravity leftwards, argues Praful Bidwai. It's no aberration that the first......

CPI to strive for an alternative front to UPA

Communist Party of India general secretary A B Bardhan on Sunday said the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre was in a period of transition and his party's aim was to find an......

Should prostitution be legalised?

'When workers in other industries enjoy protection, why should sex workers not receive similar protection?' 'Sex work should be treated as work and brought under the work schedule of the labour......

CII president pitches for substantial cut in interest rates

The CII chief is optimistic about the new government's economic measures. Ajay S Shriram, the Confederation of Indian Industry president, downplays reports of India Inc disillusionment with the......

Why SEZs in India have failed

Of the 564 SEZs formally approved, only 192 were operational as of June this year. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are likely to be central to realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious......

The disturbing facts of India's power story

Reviving stranded gas-based power plants and substituting diesel usage is a clear near-term opportunity, says Vinayak Chatterjee. One of the embarrassing and less-discussed aspects of India's power......

Vodafone withdraw plea against DoT from court

The petition was withdrawn after a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul agreed with the Centre that as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act there was an alternative......

Reality check: How Modi govt fared in reviving the economy

Image: Economic growth revived to 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2014-15. Photograph: Reuters     The fiscal deficit of the Centre remains a worry, running at over 6.5 per cent......

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Q. Upset over 'the Republic killing its own children', the Supreme Court sought the response of the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government on a plea for judicial probe into the killings of top Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar in an alleged fake encounter six months ago. Comments plz.
:  A. Anybody born in India is son / daughter of our country. We have adopted our Constitution to run the country. Constitution is a base to decide any...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/upset-over-the-republic-killing-its-own-children-the-supreme//answers/18973851

jaco
Q. Food inflation is close to 17% now. Any idea where will it end up?
Jaco:  A. The food inflation has been ruling high for quite some time..To me , the situation appears to be unpredictable..more and more items of daily use...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/food-inflation-is-close-to-17-now.-any-idea-where-will-it-en/18973817/answers/17274918

Good Citizen
Q. Would there be a repetition Of 1962 by China ???
Good Citizen:  A. Yes, Chinese soldiers deliberately leave tell-tale evidence of their incursions to insult and annoy us.We have done nothing to make the Chinese...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/would-there-be-a-repetition-of-1962-by-china-/17274381/answers/15814841

AWASTHI
Q. Why the Left parties are against the Nuke Deal as if they are trying to do a Favour to INDIA and they have not done anything in either KERALA or WEST BENGAL. Now all teh countries are looking at INDIA as a SUPER power. But with such kind of POLITICS, we never become either like JAPAN or rather any other developed country in even next 10 years also. If we want to become like them and compete with them we need to be aggressive.
AWASTHI:  A. Dear Vesta,Would you like to believe Americans as they are arm twisting any country they wish to ? They are shrewed enough to engage India in a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-the-left-parties-are-against-the-nuke-deal-as-if-they-ar/15814831/answers/3121720

vetsa sudhakar
Q. The population, traffic,pollution in NCR is seen rising leading to a very bad life for a common man here. What could be done to prevent such growing problem?
Vetsa Sudhakar:  A. Population ControlIt is generally accepted that overpopulation is caused or aggravated by poverty and gender inequality with consequent...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-population-trafficpollution-in-ncr-is-seen-rising-leadin/3121574/answers/596678

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"Govt must remove hurdles"

Renewable energy has occupied centre-stage in the ongoing debate over climate change and measures to mitigate and adapt to it. Solar energy leads... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/96440--govt-must-remove-hurdles.html
Some Implications of Its Historical Antecedents in Adivasi Central India

MOHAN Bhagwat's statement that India is a Hindu Rashtra and that the Hindus should reclaim their own through a reconversion programme has come at a... ...

http://peoplesdemocracy.in/2014/1228_pd/reconversion-some-implications-its-historical-antecedents-adivasi-central-india
States seek fiscal leeway to boost infra spending

If the Centre and states enhance public spending, it would indeed give a fillip to the economy where private investments are dismal. (Reuters)... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/states-seek-fiscal-leeway-to-boost-infra-spending/23514/
Time to blame theGermans?

This time, it's a sluggish Germany that is holding European recovery back Daniel Gros December 25, 2014 Last Updated at 21:50 IST A storm-tossed... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/daniel-gros-time-to-blame-the-germans-114122500859_1.html
Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva

, co-founded the REVA Electric Car Company, India's first electric car manufacturer, in 1994. As the CEO of Mahindra Reva, he led the team that... ...

http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/chetan-maini-ceo-mahindra-reva-114122600070_1.html

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