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by Vasu
09 Nov 2011 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2844
Views: 96026

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

That is the point I am trying to make. It is this same forum where we have discussed so many times how any mention of a unified Indian subcontinent in any reference or in any tone or by anyone makes any Paki squirm. Whatever the intentions of the person, any Paki should give a similar reaction of ab...
by Vasu
09 Nov 2011 17:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 213419

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Oh, well. In India things happen only if there is a crisis. So maybe, that is exactly what the doctor ordered and it will only be a macro crisis that will force Dr MMS' govt to do the right things. Vina saar this has been my opinion exactly. I think India (rather, the well to do and middle class In...
by Vasu
09 Nov 2011 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2844
Views: 96026

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

Dilbu wrote:WKKism ki jai hor. Read the full article to make your blood boil or ROTFL depending on how seriously you take it. :D
Former Indian minister suggests South Asian Union


So there is nothing Chankian in a former Indian diplomat talking of Akhand Bharat to a Pakistani?
by Vasu
01 Nov 2011 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 302458

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Drama as Congress wants CAG out of PAC meeting The United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA’s) 2G headache is turning into a migraine. The Opposition turned more assertive today and the Congress more aggressive in its defence at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Joint Parliamentary Committee (J...
by Vasu
31 Oct 2011 14:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 546728

Re: Internal Security Watch

CBDT's extensive scrutiny of NGOs The income tax department’s headline-making notices to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with Kiran Bedi, the ex-police officer who is member of social activist Anna Hazare’s team, is part of an extensive national exercise, say officials. The exercis...
by Vasu
31 Oct 2011 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 182259

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Crossposting from the Mass Transit thread: Japan funded most of the Delhi Metro, and will fund 50% of the third phase. These loans from JBIC charge between 1-3%. These loans do not come with any conditions to employ Japanese companies. Not to forget their intended commitment to the Delhi-Mumbai Infr...
by Vasu
31 Oct 2011 11:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1098
Views: 126472

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Now real estate sector needs reform The Supreme Court ruling banning real estate transactions on the basis of power of attorney and making sale deed compulsory for property sale is a welcome step that will make secondary market transactions fool-proof. It will check the evasion of stamp duty and bl...
by Vasu
31 Oct 2011 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 150979

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Japan again Delhi Metro's knight in shining armour Phase-III of the Delhi Metro’s rail network, work on which is to commence soon, will see a jump in borrowing from the Japanese government’s aid agency, in line with a rise in the cost of construction. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is under pr...
by Vasu
29 Oct 2011 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61942

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

13.5 tonnes of red sanders seized at ICTT Vallarpadam The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 13.5 tonnes of red sanders from a container at Vallarpadom International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT) on Friday. The sanders, valued about Rs 1.50 crore, were brought to Kochi from...
by Vasu
27 Oct 2011 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 302458

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Team Anna diverting attention from saffron terrorism: Mainos' rabid pet Taking a swipe at Team Anna's fight against corruption, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said the civil society members were diverting attention of the people from terror activities perpetrated by saffron outfits. "I h...
by Vasu
27 Oct 2011 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1091
Views: 137418

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Timed for his visit? Six injured in Manipur twin blasts Six persons, including a 12-year old boy, were injured in twin bomb blasts at a market complex here, officials said today. The first blast occurred at 9 pm last night near a bank, followed by the second explosion 10 minutes later near a shop in...
by Vasu
27 Oct 2011 16:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 680533

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

coming from the future Prime Minister of India, thats good to know :wink:
by Vasu
27 Oct 2011 00:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417956

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Thats true Asit. I am simply saying we are getting too trigger-happy in putting all the blame on the workers. None of us know the exact truth, which again would not be black or white. For all we know, they are doing this because there is no other way. Just one theory out of many. One, the workers ha...
by Vasu
20 Oct 2011 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 150979

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Good. Looking forward to reading how the first day goes, what glitches faced, what glitches avoided, and how crowds managed etc.

"The trains will be wifi enabled" - damn! Maybe Delhi Metro should consider it now! Actually, for me, wi-fi in the Mumbai locals would be ideal. 8)
by Vasu
18 Oct 2011 13:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2967
Views: 302501

Re: Indian Roads Thread

sorry, nothing good to report still on the infra front. At less than 9 km a day, it is still in the slow lane The 20-km a day target for highway construction remains a distant dream for the government with highway construction recording only 8.75 km a day progress in construction in the current fisc...
by Vasu
18 Oct 2011 10:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417956

Re: Indian Autos Thread

2. At some places workers not have any choice but to continue where they are employed. Could you please explain why? In my humble opinion, if the workers feel that they are not being paid well by their firms, then they can always move to some other firms (like the ones suggested by you). No one has...
by Vasu
15 Oct 2011 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951187

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think he means Aridaman.
by Vasu
14 Oct 2011 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417956

Re: Indian Autos Thread

It seems the situation at Maruti is going to get worse before it gets any better. Maruti sacks 25 more workers, tension intensifies Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today sacked 25 more workers at its Manesar plant, even as labourers on strike there continued to occupy the premises defying an order of the ...
by Vasu
14 Oct 2011 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 302458

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

From today's The Hindu: Why was no action taken on Manmohan's letter to Raja, asks Supreme Court The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre why no action was taken on the November 2, 2007 letter written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the then Telecom Minister A. Raja, suggesting “introducti...
by Vasu
13 Oct 2011 10:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 104749

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Not really about Indian shipping but it seems that the number of shipping accidents has increased alarmingly in recent times across the world. This time the accident's occured off the coast of New Zealand where a container ship, Liberia flagged Rena, hit the reefs after hitting rough weather and is ...
by Vasu
13 Oct 2011 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 213419

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Aditya, I agree. That is the point raised in favour of shifting NREGA towards farming during the harvest season where the need for labour is real. Time and again there are reports that there is not enough work in NREGA. Basically they are getting doles, which I suppose was the entire social agenda o...
by Vasu
12 Oct 2011 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 213419

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

This debate's published in today's Business Standard. Should MNREGA labour be used for farming? Devinder Sharma - Food and agricultural policy analyst An acute shortage of farm labour across the country at the peak and crucial time of crop harvesting and sowing is not only playing havoc with food pr...
by Vasu
11 Oct 2011 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1116
Views: 165576

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

India's new telecom policy allows for a lot of new things. Number one benefit for the consumer - no roaming! So instead of 22 circles, there will be a pan India license. The new policy also allows for consolidation and spectrum sharing. The deadline for the policy to be finalized is Dec 31. Bloomber...
by Vasu
10 Oct 2011 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 94182

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Vigilantism on the rise in Pakistan As protests continue in support of the assassin of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, masked men entered a girls' school in Rawalpindi on Friday.... In a related incident, pamphlets against the film Bol were distributed...... The use of blasphemy laws against not onl...
by Vasu
10 Oct 2011 11:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 151425

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

The great son of the soil HD Devegowda personally battled hard against the Nandi Infrastructure team which was to build the Bangalore Mysore infrastructure corridor on the ground of land acquisition and compensation, and this project just remained and remained. India as a whole needs to figure out l...
by Vasu
05 Oct 2011 19:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514676

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

But the ‘iPhone 5’ is already out… in China But over in China, where pirated DVDs of the latest Hollywood movies hit the streets even before the films are released worldwide, “the latest iPhone5” is on sale – at a throwaway price of just under $50. The only catch: as with many things about China, t...
by Vasu
01 Oct 2011 15:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 213419

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Our power sector is one such sector I think which has inefficiencies in every aspect of it, right from production, which you illustrated well by the way we use our coal, right down to how we distribute it to consumers, both industrial and domestic. For domestic coal, the mines in the Maoist/Naxal ar...
by Vasu
30 Sep 2011 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 213419

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Virupaksha wrote:Suraj,

Many of the new coal plants are importing coal.


and the old ones too. Indonesia, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa/Madagascar, Brazil...its all coming in.
by Vasu
30 Sep 2011 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5692
Views: 545521

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

another MRO coming up in India with collaboration between Airbus and Pipavav (they're keen to get their hands into everything!) Pipavav Defence takes off on diversifying into aircraft maintenance Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (Pipavav) said the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MR...
by Vasu
28 Sep 2011 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5433
Views: 537198

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Don't know if people have noticed but Deepika is also on the ads for Tata Steel on television these days.
by Vasu
28 Sep 2011 18:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1116
Views: 165576

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

BSNL staff to go on ‘mass fast' today - Hindu Business Posting in full. It seems BSNL is also headed in Air India way. These two PSU behemoths will drain exchequer a lot. BSNL is one company that is killing itself out of the fact that its now a badly run PSU. If one compares the financials of BSNL ...
by Vasu
22 Sep 2011 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514676

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

^^^Their behavior is hardly shocking given their outlook. Its all about saving face. Regardless of how much the chipanda drones trumpet about their progress, wealth and technological advances...till they actually experience democracy and figure out t he basic tenets of freedom, humanity and dignity...
by Vasu
22 Sep 2011 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1116
Views: 165576

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Across the world, the new value driver is data, and this will be true in India as well. The current 3G prices are too exorbitant currently in my opinion, and I keep hearing constant feedback from people with 3G connections that the speed is nowhere as quick as advertised. Telecom is a very capital i...
by Vasu
22 Sep 2011 09:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5692
Views: 545521

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There was a huge buzz till some time ago of a major shortage of ATC personnel in India (among other aviation related professionals). I hope AAI has been able to fill the vacuum because haven't heard anything on that front now.
by Vasu
12 Sep 2011 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417956

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Thought you could do better than hurling personal insults! What exactly is it that makes one compare a Bullet and a Harley Davidson ? Two motorcycles that are as different as chalk and cheese! Its like someone trying to say "Will Bentley Continental's entry into India take some shine off Tata ...
by Vasu
12 Sep 2011 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5433
Views: 537198

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India wins the first Asian Champions trophy defeating Pakistan 4-2 in penalty shoot outs. http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/hockey-india-beat-pakistan-asian-champions-trophy-final/20110911.htm The new coach must be doing something good!!! GO!!! Pakistan's Dutch coach displays the great Pakistani ...
by Vasu
12 Sep 2011 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 104749

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Thanks to the incompetence, among many other things, of the UPeeA government, we've missed out on almost 6-8 years of good infrastructure development. Not a single port project awarded this year by shipping ministry The shipping ministry has failed to award a single port project out of a planned 24 ...
by Vasu
07 Sep 2011 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 381352

Re: Indian Railways Thread

about time! Even unions speak the unspeakable: need to hike railway fares The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), together representing some 14 lakh employees, have proposed raising fares by 20-40 per cent. “Rationalisation of fares needs...
by Vasu
05 Sep 2011 16:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417956

Re: Indian Autos Thread

DDM never fails to shock me with their stupidity! HD/Triumph vs Enfield Bullet ?!? What are they smoking? They have as much "charm" as the commie-Amby! We just refuse to give up our colonial British past. The 1930s era "thumper" costs around 200 thousand Rs to buy in India, that...
by Vasu
30 Aug 2011 13:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 137
Views: 20940

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

More details.... COMPANIES WELCOME, BUT WITH CAVEATS Promoters with diversified ownership, track record of 10 years Clearance needed from regulatory, investigative agencies Minimum paid-up capital of Rs 500 crore FINANCIAL INCLUSION 25 per cent of branches in unbanked areas CHECKS AND BALANCES Expo...

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