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by Sachin
17 Mar 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 1405
Views: 71909

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 1405
Views: 71909

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: 7226
Views: 387194

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: 7226
Views: 387194

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: 563
Views: 27835

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 264
Views: 41953

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: 563
Views: 27835

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: 91477

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: 563
Views: 27835

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: 7039
Views: 240100

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: 563
Views: 27835

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 1405
Views: 71909

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: 3090
Views: 68594

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: 628
Views: 15211

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: 7226
Views: 387194

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...
by Sachin
06 Feb 2017 12:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1405
Views: 71909

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

sensors to detect earth movements, vibrations caused by explositions, track breaks (pass a small current through sections and monitor for break?) These kind of systems do exist. The "pass a small current", scheme is what is known as "track circuiting" in Railway terms. Small cur...
by Sachin
01 Feb 2017 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Mean while at Bangalore one senior IAS/KAS official has just seen Rs. 25 crore marching out through his door. Note ban: ED attaches Rs 25 cr of assets of former K'taka officer - See more at: http://thefirstmail.in/news/news-details/153480-note_ban_ed_attaches_rs_25_cr_of_assets_of_former_ktaka_offic...
by Sachin
31 Jan 2017 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 563
Views: 27835

Re: Indian IT Industry

The seven Muslim-majority countries cited by President Trump+ in his executive order that blocks all refugees from entering the US for 120 days are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. In Syria's case, the suspension is indefinite. Though Zuckerberg and Sundar pichai has been crying ...
by Sachin
31 Jan 2017 11:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

next week RBI will start accepting old notes once again, for limited time. Details are unclear whether old notes have to be submitted to your bank or direct to RBI. Further details are awaited. Sir, where did you get this information from?? Is it from http://www.mathrubhumi.com by any chance? This ...
by Sachin
25 Jan 2017 15:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1059
Views: 91477

Re: Indian Police Reform

Mean while Kerala police sulks... No President's police medal for Kerala...... There is a big clash between IAS and IPS officers in the state (with the Vigilance Chief an IPS officer accused of harassing senior IAS officials over acts of corruption, negligence etc.). Looks like the IAS babus did not...
by Sachin
23 Jan 2017 16:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

(RBI) has said it still does not know the "exact number" of junked currency notes that were in circulation and it is still "reconciling" the number of notes that were deposited back. A bit surprised on the bolded part. Is RBI saying that it does not even have records on how much...
by Sachin
19 Jan 2017 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Notes ban: IT writes to RBI; says co-operative banks’ cash records seriously tampered with The Income Tax Department has written to the RBI informing it about alleged illegal malpractices being deployed by a number of cooperative banks after its probe found “serious” difference in accounts, to the ...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 17:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

This certainly does NOT gel well :( Parliamentary Committee criticises RBI governor for inability to answer questions on Demonetisation The RBI Governor was unable to tell us how much money has come back to the banks: Saugata Roy(TMC), member of standing committee on finance pic.twitter.com/Vil5d29r...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 14:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demo Chickens coming home to roost? IMF cuts India's growth rate to 6.6% due to note ban Looks like chickens have decided to skip their home coming for some time :lol: UN puts India’s GDP growth at 7.7% for 2016-17 Now whom to believe IMF or UN? And the next question is what is the credibility of a...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Of course as a result of demo, jobs may probably be lost this quarter. The question is how industry, especially small and medium enterprises recover after the fallout. Perhaps we should then list down some business which was heavily relying on black money. Real Estate sector for sure is one. And at...
by Sachin
17 Jan 2017 10:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

IMF cuts India's growth rate to 6.6% due to note ban Was'nt this pegged at 7.6% last week?? And is this about IMF cutting (i.e forcibly reducing) the growth rate, or their own calculations indicating that the growth rate would be 6.6%? If it is the second case (i.e it is just an estimate), then it ...
by Sachin
13 Jan 2017 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sachin, I had already said those with current a/c's have no constraint in depositing or withdrawing cash esp current a/c holders with pvt banks. Only problem is with those with SB a/c. I am not denying that. But was surprised with this move from Co-Operative banking sector in Kerala. The state even...
by Sachin
13 Jan 2017 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sorry, I could only find this news in Malayalam (even the portal's English edition seems to have kept this news aside). സഹകരണബാങ്കുകള്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കാവുന്ന വായ്പാപരിധി കൂട്ടി.. (increase in loan amounts which can be disbursed by Co.Op banks) . So looks like state's co.op banks are loaded with cash, whic...
by Sachin
11 Jan 2017 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

some of this is not due to bank a/c but because builders themselves are short on funds. even civil engineers & office staff in some builders are not being paid regularly. Same is the case in Kerala too, is what I heard. And same is my response. Job loss is some thing which I don't want to happe...
by Sachin
11 Jan 2017 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 36175

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

...and they all speak hindi Yes. Hindi is the "official language" in Andamans. So even the Moplahs etc. speak Malayalam at home, but for official use it always Hindi. But there are also schools run by bigger communities which do have the community language as one of the subjects. But from...
by Sachin
10 Jan 2017 12:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7226
Views: 387194

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Local dailies report that RBI is now doing the "recounting" of money deposited by SBI in Kerala state. They talk about "double counting" done by the bank staff. Did not find any English media reporting this, so not giving a link. Demonetisation: PAC Can Call PM if RBI's Reply Not...
by Sachin
09 Jan 2017 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3090
Views: 68594

Re: Internal Security Watch

Brother-in-law 'faked' KG Halli molestation to marry woman The “molestation” of a burqa-wearing woman in KG Halli, east Bengaluru, was faked by her brother-in-law who was desperate to marry her, police investigation has found. The suspect, Irshad Khan, 34, was arrested on Sunday. ..... Police found...

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