• The Reliance 4G Scam – #JioYaMaro0

    Ambani acquired nationwide 4G spectrum at 1/10th of the Rs 1,76,000 Crores expected from the 2G auctions, without as much of a whimper of a protest. By GGI News Staff July 17, 2017 Ask anyone in India, what was “2G Scam”, and you will be told how the 2G spectrum was given away for a

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  • Between Modi magic and Nitish logic0

    N Sathiya Moorthy, 7 August 2017 If Nitish Kumar did not make his choice now, he could not re-enter the NDA later on and hope to be counted in as a prime ministerial possibility whenever the chance arises, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Though Bihar’s JD-U Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may have declared that no one can

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  • Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners0

    By James M. Dorsey Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations of their detractors than in polishing their own tarnished images. Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, all appear to fare poorly in how they are perceived, judged by

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  • WHY MR. GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI CONTESTED INDIAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?0

    It is curious that Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi accepted the invitation of opposition political parties and contested the Indian Vice Presidential election, knowing very well that he would not win the election. What did he try to prove or achieve by this? We all think that Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi is not a member of any political

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  • Kashmir’s victimized children: India should stop just blaming Pakistan to divert global attention on its genocides! (A sovereign Kashmir: Random thoughts- 307)0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Kashmiris are a great nation, where Prophets lived and guided them, but now they are the victimized children of the earth – divided, persecuted, fooled, terrorized and yet ignored by the world powers and UNSC to deliver justice to them. India for the first time in years has faced a crucial

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  • INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER’S DIGNIFIED RESPONSE TO CHINA’S WAR CRY0

    In the last few weeks, China has been blowing hot and cold over the India-China standoff at the tri junction Doklam (Bhutan) On several occasions, the spokesman of China has warned India directly or indirectly that China would not hesitate to deploy its army and use force to settle the Doklam row. On most occasions,

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  • The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing line0

    By James M. Dorsey A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a step closer to becoming enmeshed in the two- month-old Gulf crisis. Taken together with the almost simultaneous announcement of the milestone transfer to Qatar-owned French club Paris Saint-Germain

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  • Bangladesh’s Governance Decay: A Case Of Leadership Betrayal?0

    by M Adil Khan — August 5, 2017   The sad thing about democracy is that every time you vote, a politician wins and for Bangladesh its tryst with ‘democracy’ its politicians have been anything but happy. Most Bangladeshis feel that they have been betrayed by their politicians especially by their leaderships. They have witnessed

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  • Prime Minister of Pakistan ousted by the court on ‘dishonesty’0

    By Aftab Alexander Mughal Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif resigned from prime ministership after the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling last week which declared him dishonest. Many suggest that the establishment played its invisible role in the whole episode because the civil-military relations were not smooth. After Mr. Sharif’s disqualification, the most important question is, whether

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  • Cow economics’ are killing India’s working class0

    Afroz Alam, Maulana Azad National Urdu University When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian parliament for the first time in June 2014, his inaugural speech focused on integrating and protecting India’s Muslims. “Even the third generation of Muslim brothers, whom I have seen since my young days, are continuing with their cycle-repairing job,” he

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  • For Pakistan, China’s huge energy investments may have serious political costs0

    A massive protest against the Gorrano Dam on January 26 2017 in Islamkot, Tharparkar. Bheem Raj /Thar Voice Forum Dr. Amiera Sawas, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and Dr Nausheen H. Anwar, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi In Pakistan, there’s no topic hotter than the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar bilateral development

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  • Joint Cricketism-(314): Sri Lankan bowlers opt false bowling for a big score to Indian bat boys!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal After letting India win comfortably in the first test Sri Lanka seems to have decided to make India shine by offering another big score in the first innings in the range of  600-700 runs to stronger India. India cannot be challenged by Sri Lanka in any manner, so Indian teams have

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  • Shall we sprinkle some stardust!0

    Do you have a dream for yourself? Don’t bother if you don’t remember having dreamt anything at all but always remember the saying “Every child is a Genius.” As kids, we adored our parents and tried to imitate them. When we entered the world of fascination and flew high with our imaginations as teenagers, we

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  • Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea0

      Source: Wikimedia By James M. Dorsey As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he risks creating a similar, potentially explosive dilemma in the Middle East with his efforts to tighten the screws on Iran, if not

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