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The recent Raghuram Rajan committee’s report on the ‘Composite Development Index of States’ has caused consternation and glee (yes, Nitish Kumar) in equal parts among one and all – especially for placing Gujarat in the ‘Less Developed’ States category. The report was soon ridiculed by some while some others questioned the data and methodology. So [...]

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In an unusual move, the Indian government today preemptively condemned a possible Nairobi-style terror attack on an Indian mall. Home Ministry spokesperson Mr Thakahua Singh admitted that if prior incidents are anything to go by, it is probable that the devastating attack in Nairobi will inspire similar attacks in India. Mr Singh expressed hope that [...]

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Fresh from launching the proposal to carve a new Telangana state, the UPA government has decided to rename Uttar Pradesh as Gujarat, so that the media can continue to do stellar job of saturation coverage about the Gujarat riots for many more decades to come. “Things were going awesome so far, what with riots being [...]

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Parliament witnessed noisy scenes for the second consecutive day after an red-faced ashen-faced Coal Minister, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, admitted on the floor of the House that a Google search for the missing files and records of coal allocations of 45 blocks during the 1993-2005 period had failed to throw up any meaningful results. “CBI director Ranjit [...]

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In a first of its kind, the video of a smooth working session of both the houses of Indian Parliament made it to AXN’s World’s Most Amazing Videos and also went viral on YouTube. World’s Most Amazing Videos is a reality television series that showcases accidents, disasters and other extraordinary events that are caught on [...]

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Google Inc has requested the UPA to refrain from launching yet another scheme named after Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The request comes in the wake of mounting speculation that the Food Security Bill may be named after the late leader, thereby adding to the kitty of the thousand and odd central schemes named after one of [...]

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In a path-breaking order that has resulted in the masses taking to the streets as well as storming the social media venerating the Supreme Court as the Messiah, the apex court has directed that the Parliament be moved to the Karol Bagh market in Delhi, deeming it a more suitable place to conduct its business. [...]

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Impressed by Raj Babbar’s lucid exposition of how it is possible to have a nutritious meal for Rs. 12 in a city like Mumbai, the Planning Commission has invited the ex Bollywood star to chair a new expert committee to come up with a revised methodology for measuring poverty in India. The committee, also comprising [...]

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Buoyed by the success of eradicating hunger from our country through the Food Security Ordinance, the UPA government announced that it will now take on the scourge of homelessness that afflicts our citizens. The government announced a draft version of a bill which guarantees that all Indian citizens will get a roof over their heads. [...]

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The Indian Judiciary is bracing itself for a deluge of cases and PILs in the wake of the UPA massively expanding the scale and scope of the leaky, decades old Targeted Public Distribution System to cover 67% of the population and making this entitlement a justiciable right under the recently promulgated Food Security ordinance. Currently, [...]

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