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by Sachin
06 Jan 2018 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Recently a UP Policeman was killed in an armed encounter with gangsters in UP. What type of weapons are issued to the UP Police to handle such incidents? Sachin, What type of protective gear is issued to Police when they deal with armed criminals. It depends from state to state. Many state police f...
by Sachin
03 Jan 2018 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

No evidence for 'love jihad' in Kerala, says Home dept. (Mathrubhumi: English) As per this report said to be done by the Kerala Police Intelligence wing (with assistance from Central agencies; don't know what means), 7299 non-Muslims converted to Islam from 2011-2016 time frame.1216 is the number i...
by Sachin
29 Dec 2017 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The De.Mo also seems to have really hit some folks @ unexpected quarters. Kerala: Syro Malabar Church reports shady land deals The issue is about church's property being sold to third parties, who have NOT paid up the mutually agreed upon amount. The church had sold the land showing a very low fair-...
by Sachin
19 Dec 2017 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2147
Views: 211068

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I wonder how this will help if a train has been stopped midway and the train behind it does not know. At present, the "block working" in IR helps in avoiding such mishaps. Using 1940s-1950s UK-like train "block instruments" stations masters on both ends of a railway track coordi...
by Sachin
18 Dec 2017 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

I am waiting for an English news report, but while waiting IS Connection, NIA takes over the case (Mathrubhumi Malayalam) The Kerala Police had arrested 5 people who were working as 'preachers/recruiters' for IS. One among them was a cook, who worked in Middle East for quite some time. The NIA, IB &...
by Sachin
15 Dec 2017 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Question is whether they are modern firearms or 'country made'. If they are Glocks, Ak-47s or Steyrs, we have a problem. I think 'country made' machine guns are still a a rarity in India. And do the blacksmiths actually make 'rifles'? Because my understanding is that it is tough to make the rifling...
by Sachin
08 Dec 2017 19:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 628
Views: 65685

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

A good start but someone needs to make the submission process less bureaucratic. Whoever implemented this first version has not worked a day in customer service. Standard, Indian Babu mentality. Make the form filing complex, so that no one can do this by themselves. The complainant need to give the...
by Sachin
30 Nov 2017 21:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 761
Views: 91778

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here’s the official CSO report: Good numbers indeed . Nice to see that gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) is close to 30% again, after a downward slide for some time In the socialist heaven of Kerala, this news has come as a shocker :lol:. For months together the "seculars" have been ha...
by Sachin
23 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 436580

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Every legislation has a purpose built loophole and backdoor created by vested interests to benefit specific entities. Look at what the baboo(n)s have done in the case of aadhar. If the GoI itself allows baniyas like AirTel to get away with such schemes, then they are undermining their own case for ...
by Sachin
22 Nov 2017 22:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Also convenience. GandhiJi will remain all prevalent for the foreseeable future, but e-transactions and e-payments will continue to grow- at a variable pace- as people find it more and more convenient and acceptable. Gandhi-Ji would remain in power for many more years, but the overall plan should b...
by Sachin
21 Nov 2017 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

NIA says 20 suspected IS recruits might have returned......
Karipur: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) have intensified search for more than 20 suspected IS recruits, including Malayalees, who they believe, might have returned to the country from Syria. Twelve of them are Keralites. :roll:
by Sachin
15 Nov 2017 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Gus wrote:I am confused if it is linking phone with aadhaar or linking aadhaar with phone.

It is actually linking your "phone connection/number" with Aadhaar.
by Sachin
14 Nov 2017 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There is a very active story floating around in social media. That is about linking mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar. I even heard a voice clip (in Malayalam) which was a heated argument between a customer executive and a customer (of a mobile service provider). The points of interest:- ⋅ ...
by Sachin
11 Nov 2017 20:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Loans up to Rs 25 lakh under HBA for govt employees 25 lakhs, and a loan term for 20 years. Principal to be paid up in 2/3 of loan term in installments, followed by interest payment in the next 1/3 term of loan period. Interest rate is 8.5% p.a. Such a scheme existed for Bank employees. But now tha...
by Sachin
10 Nov 2017 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Those complaints almost all pertain to the informal economy. Try challenging anyone who starts whining that by asking 'you mean the informal economy, right ? The one where no one pays taxes or reports their income ?' Get them to defend that. You mean ask any one why they (or their friends - the whi...
by Sachin
09 Nov 2017 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561496

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Indeed. People assume too much honour among thieves while also assuming that the law is ineffective/corrupt/whatever. It is quite ironic. These are people who, when their arm is twisted, will sell out everyone else to save their own behinds. You said it sir!! Off late I noticed lots of busting of &...
by Sachin
02 Nov 2017 22:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Things seems to be boiling up in (The #1 state) Kerala.... 5 Malayalee IS members in Syria identified Abdul Khayyum hails from Thechikkulam in Kannur and Safwan belongs to Pappinissery. Abdul Manaf, Shabeer and Suhail are natives of Valapattanam. {All the places are in Northern Kerala; the mother di...
by Sachin
01 Nov 2017 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Operation Conversion Mafia: Kerala's conversion factories unmasked This sting operation is really a bit surprising considering that India Today generally is on the "secular" side. And this is exactly when there is a case being heard in the Hon. Supreme Court on this very same issue. The c...
by Sachin
27 Oct 2017 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

More good news for the "secular" groups from the Kerala No.1 NIA gets custody of suspected IS sympathiser.... wo more arrested in Kannur over suspected IS links...... All the people who got picked up are from Kannur district, a strong fort of the CPI(M) and the mother district of the Keral...
by Sachin
25 Oct 2017 14:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1065
Views: 92583

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

How reliable are the prices quoted in the real estate web sites like 99acres etc.? Are they generally inflated? Was planning of looking for a plot (mostly in 1500-2400sq.ft) in the suburbs of Bengaluru. No plans for renting out, the aim is to settle down there. Hence also not very keen on an apartme...
by Sachin
14 Oct 2017 19:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 163216

Re: Indian Education System

Thumbs up for the Kerala High Court as well.. No place for politics on the campus, says HC :P. Looks like lots of "revolutionaries" now just roaming around the campus doing multiple B.A and M.A courses have to actually think of upgrading themselves and play politics else where. Disruption ...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2017 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Is it deliberate or plain stupidity from the govt like shaadi shagun program? Honestly, after continuously reading about very many things, I am getting a feeling of a government slowly losing the upper hand/control. And this is 1 1/2 years before the next elections. I am seeing things fraying at th...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2017 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Status quo over Rohingya crisis continues The Supreme Court on Friday orally indicated that the government should not deport Rohingya “now” as the Centre prevailed over it to not record any such views in its formal order, citing “international ramifications”. .... “Take action wherever you find wro...
by Sachin
10 Oct 2017 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1872
Views: 266592

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

As we head into winter it looks like the Doval doctrine was spot on - "Do not overreact, it will pass off as they [stone throwers/protesters] cannot sustain beyond a point." As for the stone pelters looks like the hunting down of the money launderers and the Hurry-rat leaders did them in....
by Sachin
10 Oct 2017 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

The first mention of the below news items came via Facebook channels to me (which means the the Aam Aadmi has picked it up quicker and is now spreading it far & wide). Lt Col Purohit's report exposes links between radical Muslim groups and netas Malegaon blast accused Col Purohit's secret report...
by Sachin
09 Oct 2017 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1872
Views: 266592

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Top JeM 'commander' killed in Kashmir encounter
Looks like the intelligence grid in J&K is now working with super efficiency. Life span of Jehadis seems to be really getting very short. At this rate there has to be special recruitment campaign for houris.
by Sachin
09 Oct 2017 15:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 778
Views: 42640

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

x-posted from Internal Security thread. The victim of this case of "Love Jehad" is said to be now on active duty (of what, take a guess) in ISIS strong holds. Mother of another ‘love jihad’ victim moves SC This plea is important; because Kerala Govt. has filed an affidavit that NIA investi...
by Sachin
09 Oct 2017 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Mother of another ‘love jihad’ victim moves SC This plea is important; because Kerala Govt. has filed an affidavit that NIA investigation was not really warranted in the case of Akhila @ Hadiya. The appeal filed by her "husband" in Hon.SC is being heard today. He also wants the NIA invest...
by Sachin
06 Oct 2017 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from ISIS & India thread..
Sachin wrote:Once again ISIS & Kerala Connection...
Tamil Nadu: NIA apprehends merchant over SIM used to contact ISIS
Amir was apprehended in Kerala's Kochi, and interrogated in Mettupalayam, the report said
by Sachin
06 Oct 2017 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 778
Views: 42640

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Once again ISIS & Kerala Connection...
Tamil Nadu: NIA apprehends merchant over SIM used to contact ISIS
Amir was apprehended in Kerala's Kochi, and interrogated in Mettupalayam, the report said
by Sachin
05 Oct 2017 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

On Judicial execution.. Ajmal Kasab’s hanging felt like a stone on my head for two, three days: Meeran Borwankar Witnessing a judicial execution is not really a pleasant activity; but don't know if Indian Express tried to spin the story to say that judicial executions should be stopped. And to be fr...
by Sachin
04 Oct 2017 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

PFI ban should include SDPI and Sathyasarani. These are tentacles of the same monster. Otherwise just banning PFI will allow other arms to operate like Hafiz Saeed. It is known to every one that banning PFI would just be a token move. Jihadi activities would not stop with this, and monitoring of su...
by Sachin
03 Oct 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Can India protect Rohingya women and children, SC asks govt “I, for one, believe, from my past experience of 40 years, that when a petition like this comes to us under Article 32 of the Constitution, the court should be very slow in abdicating its jurisdiction,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, ...
by Sachin
03 Oct 2017 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3636
Views: 210402

Re: Internal Security Watch

Home ministry meeting to consider PFI ban. This news was also put up some time last week. In Kerala, I saw posters of PFI for a protest demonstration scheduled to happen later this month. It was said to be a "doubt clearing" demonstration, in which PFI would prove that they are no into te...
by Sachin
03 Oct 2017 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

The Supreme Court is hearing the plea by the Rohingyas today. When is the verdict to be coming out? From what I heard on the morning news, the government stance is clear. Kicking out the Illegally immigrated Rohingyas is a policy matter of the government and the SC should not intervene.
by Sachin
27 Sep 2017 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

x-post from Politics thread.. One more specimen which the BJP needs to get rid off, the sooner the better. Don't know why the party keep such people around. India should give Rohingya Muslim refugees asylum, says BJP MP Varun Gandhi Varun Gandhi's View On Rohingya Draws Big Put-Down From Government
by Sachin
26 Sep 2017 17:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2738
Views: 197274

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Happens in BLR too. You get an inland letter asking you to pay the fine. Photograph is online, or in the police station. Problem in cities like Bengaluru is that people also change their addresses very often, and then the local RTO would just remain clueless. At present there is no way to enforce t...
by Sachin
21 Sep 2017 11:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2738
Views: 197274

Re: Indian Roads Thread

the only way to improve lines at toll booths is to just mandate FASTAG type automatic applications, with no gates in lanes. Some one is hearing you ;) Vehicles blocking FASTag lanes at toll plazas will be fined PS: GoI & NHAI needs to spread more awareness of the FasTag system. That has been la...
by Sachin
20 Sep 2017 11:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Rohingyas - cannot be sent back (Mathrubhumi: Malayalam) Folks, the above article is in Malayalam and appeared in the Mathrubhumi news paper. It is penned by M.R Abhilash, who is a lawyer in Supreme Court and is said to be an expert in Constituonal law. Before going on; the author is on the side of...
by Sachin
12 Sep 2017 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 539
Views: 42468

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Rohingya Muslims are also been thrown out of their own homes. You can choose to not give a damn, but it doesn't change the facts. Rohingya Muslims were NOT the first folks to be thrown out of their homes. In India itself, we have the example of Kashmiri Pundits. Off course the secular & liberal...

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