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The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands 1

The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands

Background- Cantonments & Military Stations in India Cantonments derive their name from Swiss Cantons, or districts and were set up by the British in India for entirely different reasons. When the British troops arrived in India, they fell sick very often due to malaria, dysentery and other infectious and waterborne diseases. These diseases also took …

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Ordinance Modi turn

What sort of government is Modi planning to run?

With much advertisement of the Gujarat model, all eyes were on the Modi government, particularly since BJP expects higher standards of those it criticizes than itself. The reality is stunning, but not in a nice way. Nitin Gadkari with dubious financial dealings with Ideal Road Builders including a no interest loan to his company, Purti …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet

Wanting a lean cabinet is one thing, but the selection of ministers does not invoke confidence. Narendra Modi will be handling Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space. Given the secretive nature of India’s nuclear establishment, and the very serious apprehensions regarding several existing and proposed nuclear plants, the ability and intent of …

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