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The mysterious case of the Prime Minister Modi’s official app

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his personal account, a request asking people to vote about the impact of demonetisation on his app. The link provided leads to his personal website page for downloading the app. The profile of the app on the google store however describes it as the “Official app of Prime Minister of India, […]

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NDA clearance for GMO food crops is against national interest

The Narendra Modi government has allowed 21 new varieties of GMO crops for field trials in India. This decision was made based on the recommendations of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC). This is the new GEAC. The old GEAC had the first item listed under “Main functions” on its page as “To permit the use of […]

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Hafiz Saeed's one on one meeting with Ved Pratap Vaidik
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Money matters #India #Pakistan #TrackII Ved Pratap Vaidik role

This article stating that Ved Pratap Vaidik was participating in the TrackII dialogue representing RSS and Modi (Ved Pratap Vaidik met Hafiz Saeed in same trip, confirming my suspicions about his interview) was apparently originally published in Manorama but isn’t accessible anymore. Only copy seems to be in Kashmir Watch, which some people couldn’t access. […]

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The language of development

There is some debate on whether Hindi should be used officially as a government language, that is meeting resistance from anti-Hindi quarters who see it as marginalizing the non-Hindi population of India. On the other hand, there are those who think that English marginalizes most people of India, since effective communicators in English are a […]

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United States circumvented laws to help Japan amass 70 tons of weapons grade plutonium

A shocking report by Joseph Trento in the National Security News Service outlines the actions of the US in allowing Japan access to some of its most secret nuclear weapons facility to transfer tens of billions of dollars worth nuclear research to Japan in the 80s breaking several nuclear non-proliferation treaties intended to prevent exactly […]

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