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by A_Gupta
23 Mar 2017 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2738
Views: 65135

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://shift.newco.co/four-ish-reasons-to-embrace-vagueness-at-work-b22bd76d1a48#.q7dwr4gtp Four-ish Reasons to Embrace Vagueness At Work How is this relevant to Islamism, etc.? The advantages of vagueness are not there in the core Islamic texts. At best, the Quran might be elevated to the imprecis...
by A_Gupta
23 Mar 2017 01:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There are many advantages. Selling stakes in individual companies involves a complex and long-winded process with many regulatory hurdles. Also, all the companies may not attract similar level of interest/pricing. This is also a good way to issue diversified baskets for retail investors and for ove...
by A_Gupta
23 Mar 2017 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3477
Views: 54075

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Interesting. November 20, 2015, this article after passing through Google translate gives this: http://orf.at/stories/2310692/ Romania reinforces border controls with Hungary Just a few days ago, the Hungarian police had arrested two British Islamists who wanted to travel by rail to Romania. One of ...
by A_Gupta
22 Mar 2017 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The significance or lack of it escapes me, perhaps some guru here can explain. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-22/india-said-likely-to-sell-axis-itc-larsen-shares-through-etf India’s government is likely to sell part of the stakes it holds in Axis Bank Ltd., ITC Ltd. and Larsen &...
by A_Gupta
22 Mar 2017 02:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

My commentary on the BJP manifesto for UP is - it is filled with social safety-net type of items, and also infrastructure items. For the state to be able to pay for this, it needs a surge in economic activity and new private investment. For that, people and property need to be safe and feel safe. So...
by A_Gupta
22 Mar 2017 02:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Bhagya Lakshmi Yojana 137. To every poor family, on the birth of a daughter a Rs 50,000 bond; Rs 3000 on reaching class 6, Rs 5000 on reaching class 8, Rs 7000 on reaching class 10 and Rs 8000 on reaching class 12 will be granted. On reaching 21, Rs 2 lakhs will be awarded. Beti Bachao Beti Padao 1...
by A_Gupta
22 Mar 2017 01:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Have reached page 22 of 32. More to follow. These promises are arranged by subject matter not by priority or importance. I think picking out the specific 90- or 120-day promises + (important, achievable by 2019) promises will be the next step once the list is complete. Plus estimating the costs invo...
by A_Gupta
22 Mar 2017 01:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Industrial Development 120. New industrial policy to promote investments in the state. 121. Single Window Clearance Department in the supervision of the Chief Minister's Office 122. Investment Board to be set up with the goal to triple investment in the state 123. Six IT parks to be set up to promo...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Garib Kalyan Card 88. Provision of "Garib Kalyan Card" to all poor people without distinction of caste or religion to give them access to government programs. 89. These cards will give transparent access to government perquisites to BPL and ration card holders. 90. Built on the foundation...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3513
Views: 249311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Since this will affect many travellers from Desh, https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-21/u-s-to-force-fliers-from-10-mideast-airports-to-store-devices "U.S. to Force Fliers From 10 Mideast Airports to Store Devices" The Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency di...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 07:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

The above is just on page 11 of a 32 page manifesto. I will resume later. If anyone else wants to take it up, please follow the numbering. The idea is that it will be easier to refer to a specific promise later.
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 07:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

A job for everyone 60. In the next five years, 7 million employment and self-employment opportunities will be created. 61. 90% of the employment in all industries in UP will be reserved for the youth of UP. 62. Within 90 days, the process of filling all vacant government posts will be started. 63. ...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 07:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Police reforms 39. The 1.5 lakh vacant police positions will be filled, respecting the reservations allowed by the Constitution, by merit only without partiality to caste or religion. 40. All vacant reserved posts in the police will be filled within one year. 41. To stop the exodus of people due to...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 04:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Law and Order: Preamble main points - Under the SP government, there has been an increase in the crime rate, crimes against women, illegal occupation of land, and partiality in the administration of law. The basic rights of safety and dignity of the citizens and the possibility of progress has been ...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 04:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Economic help to farmers 1. Farm debt forgiveness for all small and marginal farmers 2. Interest-free farm loans for all small and marginal farmers 3. Payment for sugarcane harvest sales within 14 days 4. Payment of arrears for sugarcane from mills and banks within 120 days. 5. Double the farming i...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

BJP "Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra - 2017" http://www.bjp.org/newsletter/BJP_UP2017_Lok_Kalyan_Sankalp_Patra.pdf Key points from the preamble : Via this "Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra" the BJP is starting a new era of change, progress and empowerment of the poor in Uttar Pradesh. Key point...
by A_Gupta
21 Mar 2017 04:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Monitoring UP electoral promises under BJP govt in 2017

Can moderator make it clear if this thread is like the Modi Government achievements thread, for news-items only, or is discussion permitted.

Thanks!
by A_Gupta
18 Mar 2017 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 9418

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

The above perhaps needs to be understood in context of the latest talks by Defense Secretaries on Siachen. The issue raised is not of territorial boundaries and adjustments of those. The ceasefire at Siachen has held unbroken for 13 years. Pakistan says - so let's demilitarize; and India says - firs...
by A_Gupta
18 Mar 2017 00:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 9418

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

Via the Lok Sabha web-site: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2566 TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 17TH MARCH, 2017 SIACHEN GLACIER 2566. SHRI NANDI YELLAIAH: Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state: (a) whether the Government has taken steps to safeguard the s...
by A_Gupta
17 Mar 2017 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 9418

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-16/modi-s-new-political-power-may-not-extend-to-pakistan-outreach It is unlikely Modi will wager his new-found political strength by reaching out to Islamabad and risking rejection -- or worse -- ahead of India’s next national election in 2019. Som...
by A_Gupta
17 Mar 2017 03:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The United Nations population projections have "low", "medium" and "high" variants. In the medium variant projection made in 2015, India's total fertility rate (TFR) 2015-2020 is 2.34, which NFHS-4 shows is already too high. The low variant projection has the TFR at 2.0...
by A_Gupta
17 Mar 2017 01:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

X-post NFHS-4 (2015-2016) data released. TFR of India now at 2.2 (replacement level 2.1) Replacement fertility rate depends on the mortality rate - 2.1 TFR as the replacement level is an approximation. Replacement fertility is the total fertility rate at which women give birth to enough babies to s...
by A_Gupta
16 Mar 2017 17:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/states-on-borrowing-binge-is-bad-news-for-modi-and-indian-bonds "States on Borrowing Binge Bad News for Modi and Indian Bonds" Working together, India’s 29 states combined would form a bloc that has a bigger economy than the whole of sub-S...
by A_Gupta
16 Mar 2017 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3513
Views: 249311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Over on the STFUP thread, I posted some information about Jonathan Bank, who was Islamabad CIA station chief until December 16, 2010, when he was named in Pakistani newspapers and had to leave the country. He then became head of the Iran division from the CIA's Langley headquarters. He was ousted in...
by A_Gupta
16 Mar 2017 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 267042

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

Haqqani’s article revives tale of OBL raid WASHINGTON: Some people in Pakistan did help US officials in getting to Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, says Husain Haqqani, the country’s former ambassador to US, as does renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. .... Former diplomat says he’s s...
by A_Gupta
15 Mar 2017 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3513
Views: 249311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Seema Sirohi notes: http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/letterfromwashington/peter-navarro-most-dangerous-man-for-the-global-economic-order/ If there is one person in the White House whose ‘to do’ list you want to avoid, it’s Peter Navarro. They call him the ‘most dangerous’ man for the global...
by A_Gupta
15 Mar 2017 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/india-s-bad-debt-mountain-hangs-over-politically-recharged-modi A Mountain of Bad Debt Looms Over Modi Now that Modi’s party has padded his political capital with a win in the Uttar Pradesh state election, the government is "more likely to tack...
by A_Gupta
15 Mar 2017 07:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

What are an Indian city corporation's sources of revenue?
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2017 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-13/sliding-asian-bond-risk-shows-region-a-haven-in-face-of-the-fed India's Sliding Bond Risk Shows Asia Is a Haven From the Fed Credit-default swaps on the bonds of every Asian emerging market except for South Korea have tumbled this year, outperformin...
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2017 06:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387202

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

RBI report, March 10, 2017 Macroeconomic Impact of Demonetisation- A Preliminary Assessment VI. Summing Up Overall, the assessment is that the impact of demonetisation on the real economy has been transient, given the information available so far. The analysis in this paper suggests that demonetisat...
by A_Gupta
14 Mar 2017 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1979
Views: 80049

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Bloomberg writer & economist Noah Smith tweeted: Noah Smith‏ @Noahpinion This is why I think white nationalists aren't really nationalists at all. They see America as part of a pan-national borderless white Umma. He was referring to this article: http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-king-tweet-g...
by A_Gupta
12 Mar 2017 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3513
Views: 249311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

End of 2015 article on P. Bharara: http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-state-articles/2015-the-year-of-preet.html#.WMS1IdxM8n0 With the respective public corruption convictions of Sheldon Silver, the former Democratic Assembly speaker, and Dean Skelos, the ex-Senate Republican major...
by A_Gupta
12 Mar 2017 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Labour is mobile; but so is crime.
by A_Gupta
12 Mar 2017 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1979
Views: 80049

Re: Understanding US thread-III

You think it happens only in Pakistan? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/10/1642315/-Most-of-rural-white-America-will-stick-with-Trump-till-the-last-dog-dies "...federal law that prohibits tax-exempt churches from urging the election, or defeat, of political candidates. But some conservative...
by A_Gupta
12 Mar 2017 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3513
Views: 249311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

There are around 93 US attorneys; each of Reagan, Clinton & Bush fired 85+ of them. Nothing unusual here; except if - and we don't know that - Bharara was actively investigating Russian mob ties to the Trump organization.
by A_Gupta
11 Mar 2017 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 1979
Views: 80049

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Economic impact of curtailing the H2-B temporary worker program: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/9/1641974/-Missouri-s-Tourism-community-discovers-big-problems-with-Trump-s-Immigration-plan The city of Branson, Missouri has built itself around being the midwest getaway destination. With Disne...
by A_Gupta
10 Mar 2017 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups
Replies: 617
Views: 17331

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-pakistan-may-join-as-full-members-of-sco-in-june/articleshow/57573150.cms India and Pakistan could be officially admitted as full members of China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation security grouping during a key summit later this...
by A_Gupta
10 Mar 2017 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2701
Views: 136960

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bloomberg News opinion on Indian labor laws and labor situation: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-09/deadly-dispute-at-auto-giant-highlights-india-s-jobs-malaise Despite world-leading economic growth, India is struggling to create jobs. In 2015, India’s job creation was the slowes...

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