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by Sachin
26 Apr 2017 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

The BSF and army have already pioneered the way how it's done in a structured manner. What it needs is spine and balls on part of the IPS , IAS babudom and netas to make this happen on a logistics, training and organizational level My understanding is that BSF is also a CPO, and are staffed at the ...
by Sachin
24 Apr 2017 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Thats because they have their hand tied behind their backs, since they can't recruit locally, Maoists have blown most of the schools and SC orders have stated only 10th pass is essential. SO no Tribal can join Police force Then modify the state police recruitment laws. I don't think there is an all...
by Sachin
24 Apr 2017 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Time for the kadi ninda govt to act, this is too high a number to ignore. All the talks about "oh these are our people and our weapons are meant for our enemies" will not work now. Hope there is public pressure on Modi to ensure that a good response is given. Off course the "seculars...
by Sachin
23 Apr 2017 16:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1545
Views: 88417

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

AC 3 is the only profit making one and there is always a long waiting list running into 100's. These coaches won't run empty if more are added. I feel that 3A coaches has the bare minimum standards of a railway coach which I have seen in many other places. To quote Sashi Tharoor, the other classes ...
by Sachin
21 Apr 2017 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from ISIS thread... IS commander from Kerala reportedly killed in US bombing...... Sajeer Mangalasseri, the head of Islamic State volunteers from Kerala, is suspected to have been killed in the US air raids in Nangarhar province in Afghanisthan, the national media reported quoting intellige...
by Sachin
21 Apr 2017 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent
Replies: 658
Views: 18427

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent

IS commander from Kerala reportedly killed in US bombing......
Sajeer Mangalasseri, the head of Islamic State volunteers from Kerala, is suspected to have been killed in the US air raids in Nangarhar province in Afghanisthan, the national media reported quoting intelligence agencies...
by Sachin
21 Apr 2017 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

Wipro sacks about 700 employees
Majority of the sacked employees are from the senior level and have served for over 10 years on the same technology area.
by Sachin
11 Apr 2017 10:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397399

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

IDS-II nets only Rs 4,600 crore This amount is just about 10% of the previous IDS With declarations of only Rs 4,600 crore (Rs 46 billion), the much-touted Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) has turned out to be a damp squib. This is only about 10 per cent of the previous income declaration...
by Sachin
10 Apr 2017 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82408

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

They have changed the demographics of jammu, settled the rohingiyas and beedis there, given them ration and aadhar cards and maybe even Indian passports. How and when did this start happening? The Rohingyas landing up in Jammu seems to be a well planned activity. Rohingyas are people who are more u...
by Sachin
10 Apr 2017 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2856
Views: 77898

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

sureshhh wrote:Has India banned child marriages yet?

Oh.Yes, with the first legislation banning this being made during the British Raj.
Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 was amended to increase the age limit (18 for girls & 21 for boys). And this Act is applicable for all religions.
by Sachin
04 Apr 2017 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

who have illicitly infiltrated into India from Myanmar are now attempting to make permanent their illegal residence in India by fradulently obtaining Aadhar Cards. Not to nit-pick. UIDAI (and GOI) is very clear on one aspect. Aadhar card does not prove one's citizen ship, and is just a proof of ide...
by Sachin
04 Apr 2017 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from the Railways thread.. Miscreants rob train passengers in Dharmapuri Railway sources suspect that the sabotage was the handiwork of those who knew how the signaling system worked. The driver of the train, while moving close to Doddampatti railway station after leaving Morappur junction ...
by Sachin
04 Apr 2017 11:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1545
Views: 88417

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Miscreants rob train passengers in Dharmapuri Railway sources suspect that the sabotage was the handiwork of those who knew how the signaling system worked. The driver of the train, while moving close to Doddampatti railway station after leaving Morappur junction in Dharmapuri district, stopped it ...
by Sachin
31 Mar 2017 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1206
Views: 62232

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

Some tamils say KA police harassed innocent tamils. Otoh there are others who say that kannadigas have been harassed by TN police. I did not explicitly mention that in my previous post. But the book was not very appreciative of the KA STF at all (barring two officers - Bidari and J.P Mirji). The bo...
by Sachin
29 Mar 2017 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1206
Views: 62232

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011

Three persons were huddled together - their final conclave before going down. Men in their death throes, clutching each other! ----- "Veerappan - Chasing the Brigand" authored by K. Vijayakumar IPS and published by Rupa Publications would be one of those "history books" which ca...
by Sachin
28 Mar 2017 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Islamic State had planned attack in Kerala: Nabbed IS suspect to NIA...... . A few bomb blasts under the bums of the "secular & progressive" commie liberal riff-raff in the state, may have changed some perceptions :roll:. The "progressive liberal" and "secular" peo...
by Sachin
23 Mar 2017 11:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

“One of the easiest ways to retain people when they expressed dissatisfaction was to say that we will begin their visa process. This can no longer be used. Managers are now trying to find different ways to keep people on board,” one of the executives quoted above said. He added that this was a prob...
by Sachin
17 Mar 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Mean while Tirur, Malappuram Dt, Kerala did see a medium sized riot during the course of this week. Arson, damaging vehicles, and attack on police men were all reported from this area which is also has fisherman hamlets etc. But a key challenge here was to decide whether this was a "secular&quo...
by Sachin
16 Mar 2017 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1545
Views: 88417

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Eventually, these locomotives will be adapted to haul long & heavy 24 coach passenger trains and some aerodynamic shaping will help in high-speed ops. Notice the loco classification # on the image. The WDG series locos are generally made to haul freight traffic (W=Broad guage, D = Diesel, G=Goo...
by Sachin
06 Mar 2017 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Don't think it such a good idea any longer.. the Nambi Narayan ISRO spy allegations that throttled the nascent Indian rocket efforts point to some corrupt kerala police officers who underwent training in the USA and actively recruited by the CIA. One such officer was the hero of Gujrath :roll:. Did...
by Sachin
06 Mar 2017 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1545
Views: 88417

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

But I say Kochi Metro being in godless country( God's own country yeh kya cheez hai, do even CPI people say this phrase, religion is the opiate of the masses and all) will be the counterexample. Even in the socialist heaven the jinx worked. The previous CM Oomen Chandy inaugurated the Kochi metro (...
by Sachin
03 Mar 2017 23:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397399

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Most shops in small towns and B-grade cities selling furniture, steel furniture, utensils, cupboards, crockery, kitchen & bath fittings, pillows/mattresses/bedwear furnishings are still empty throughout the working day waiting for customers while shopkeepers look longingly outisde. From your ea...
by Sachin
02 Mar 2017 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397399

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

To a non-resident, does that mean that you get 4 free cash withdrawals/deposits a month after which you will be charged 150 per transaction? or 5 per thousand? So on my 5th transaction, I would be charged 15 for 3000rs? This is not some thing new. "New Generation" banks like CitiBank had ...
by Sachin
02 Mar 2017 11:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

How we're destroying our cities thanks to rampant corruption involving our pol. leaders,bureauracracy,police,etc. Bangalore is a prime example where the IT boom has really led to "doom" for the city whose infrastructure is now crumbling and burning. Here it is not the IT Boom which is to ...
by Sachin
28 Feb 2017 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Child abuse, this time involving a priest. Need to wait and watch to see how the prosecution would go.. Priest accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old girl...... Peravoor sexual abuse case: Priest taken into custody...... And mean while on the ISIS front.. Keralites { doing goat farming :roll: }repo...
by Sachin
27 Feb 2017 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Kasaragod {Kerala} native suspected to have joined IS reportedly killed...... Hafeezudin, the youth who went missing from Padanna and suspected to have joined Islamic State, was reportedly killed on Saturday....... .... The NIA had confirmed that 16 persons including Hafeezudin who went missing und...
by Sachin
23 Feb 2017 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 779
Views: 82408

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

brvarsh wrote:The new escalation is taking a serious turn with a civilian government in the state applying strategy .....

Which also leads to the question; what is BJP as the coalition partner doing about this? The civilian government includes them as well.
by Sachin
21 Feb 2017 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

HYDERABAD: India's big IT services companies have ganged up to keep salary of freshers low taking advantage of oversupply of software engineers at the entry level, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai. Companies like Vegetable Oil.Co had started doing this at least three years back. They stopped ...
by Sachin
21 Feb 2017 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1059
Views: 92751

Re: Indian Police Reform

The court staff and even policemen on protection duty are quite lenient and show empathy towards the basic needs of an accused who is brought out of jail during court hearings - so a phone call to a relative, food from home, meeting with friends generally do get allowed. The case of Peter Mukherjea...
by Sachin
17 Feb 2017 14:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

Candidates with 8 years and above work ex only strong at fundamentals. I guess talent is restricted to Bengaluru! Unable to find quality @ Hyderabad. Now I feel that putting a startup in Hyderabad was a bad decision, sigh! The experience (in years) is a bit misleading, and I have burnt my fingers a...
by Sachin
15 Feb 2017 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 7729
Views: 276492

Re: Levant crisis - III

as per pakistan ISI briefing for internal security, ISIS recruits in Syria & Iraq are returning back to their native countries and security thus needs to be tightened in view of the thousands coming back. Had read a report in a Kerala news paper that 100s of Indians were also getting trained by...
by Sachin
15 Feb 2017 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

C-DAC Param provided good work on transputers. Was good fun. The body shoppers like Infosys made money though and it was easier thing to do. To add on. Yes, I agree piracy was rampant for most commonly used softwares (like MS suite of products and even the OS itself). But there were the LIPI and GI...
by Sachin
13 Feb 2017 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Manappuram & Muthoot have been sitting ducks and over the last few years, hundreds of kilograms of gold have been looted from them all over the country. Which also gives me a feeling that are these staged robberies, which also helps these "blade companies" to tweak their account b...
by Sachin
08 Feb 2017 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why does deportation have to be so choreographed? Because it involves multiple agencies who can scuttle each other plans. Here in Hoda's case the Dubai authorities needs to convince their courts to get this fellow kicked out of the country. And there again he cannot be kicked out to any other count...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from Indian Railways thread.. Looks like the recent spate of train accidents do have a "terrorist" angle to it. Kanpur train accident: prime suspect arrested in Nepal One of the key suspects in connection with the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur was arrested at Tribhu...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1545
Views: 88417

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like the recent spate of train accidents do have a "terrorist" angle to it. Kanpur train accident: prime suspect arrested in Nepal One of the key suspects in connection with the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur was arrested at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday af...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3233
Views: 82321

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from ISIS thread.. The Malayalam news paper Mathrubhumi reports - ഐ.എസ്. ക്യാമ്പില്‍ നൂറിലേറെ ഇന്ത്യക്കാര്‍...... (More than 100 Indians suspected to be in ISIS Camp) The camp is said to be in a part of Afghanistan where the reach of the government is minimum. NIA suspected that 30 people i...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent
Replies: 658
Views: 18427

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent

The Malayalam news paper Mathrubhumi reports - ഐ.എസ്. ക്യാമ്പില്‍ നൂറിലേറെ ഇന്ത്യക്കാര്‍...... (More than 100 Indians suspected to be in ISIS Camp) The camp is said to be in a part of Afghanistan where the reach of the government is minimum. NIA suspected that 30 people in the camp were from Kerala,...
by Sachin
06 Feb 2017 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397399

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Problem can only be studied while going smaller towns and small businesses that just about manage to keep above water month-on-month. For these small businesses and tradesmen in small towns, demonitisation was akin to outbreak of war or economic recession. Sir, I understand what you say and how you...

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