India’s first ever (and could be world’s first ever) 36 member all women S.W.A.T. team was part of the extensive security arrangements for the Independence day at Red Fort. This SWAT team is part of Delhi Police which oversees Independence Day security at the Red Fort.
A successful SWAT team member – man or woman needs to go through harsh physical and mental training for over 12 months on weapons handling, counter-terrorism amongst other things.
The 36 member team, all women constables are from our North-Eastern states – wear the prized blue uniforms and always carry lethal guns. So ALL Delhiites – a call to action –> GIVE YOUR BEST WISHES AND MAKE THEM FEEL AT HOME IN YOUR CITY... The more at home they are – the more effective they will be in protecting You!
- 17 Aug 2018
For most educated people in the world, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are practically controlling their lives – people are addicted to them and through our usage have access and control of all kinds of personal data. For the growing Indian smartphone users – over 400 million at last count, this is not different.
So on eve of our Independence day, we learn that Indian government wants to put “some checks” on these tech giants. Some of these include: –
Require all citizens data as it relates to e-commerce, social media, search engines to be stored “exclusively in India”. This also applies to Indian companies that have data stored overseas. Yes this will cause some additional data center costs but don’t forget that we are the second largest internet market and the fastest growing one in the world.
– Indian government wants to level the playing field and encourage domestic innovation to boost the Indian digital economy.
– Close some loopholes that give favourable treatment to foreign e-commerce companies that skirt around foreign ownership rules.
In some ways, we are learning from China which has done these things successfully and also has a world class tech industry and companies. SO AS WE GET READY TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY, INDIAN GOVERNMENT IS WORKING TO ENABLE INDIA AND CRORES OF INDIANS TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM THE GLOBAL TECH GIANTS…this should long overdue and we all should welcome that!!!
As usual the technical industry SURPRISING THOSE IN INDIA ARE OPPOSING. Not sure what is wrong with them – or perhaps they want to be controlled by the industry of another country…
- 14 Aug 2018
Well known MLA Goshamahal T. Raja Singh has submitted his resignation. Shri Raja Singh has openly accused the ruling TRS party and the Owaisi led AIMIM of supporting on a large scale the illegal supply of cattle to slaughter houses in Hyderabad ahead of the Bakrid festival, and also helping illegal slaughter houses to export cow meat to other states. BOTH THESE ACTIONS ARE ILLEGAL.
Telangana has a law on the books which prohibits Cow / Cattle Slaughter – but the state government is yet to implement it. It is just like rowdy’s or the local bully being allowed to pick and choose which laws they like and chose to follow and which ones they don’t like???
- 13 Aug 2018
Reserve Bank of India will transfer a Rs. 50,000 crore profit as a dividend to Government of India for financial year ending March 2018. Not just the profit, RBI does not need these funds as it is one of the top most capitalised banks in the world – what a thought!
This profit would be one of the highest ever profits given to the government – the financial community was expecting much less than this. So this is wonderful news for the government which would use these funds to further help public sector banks reduce their losses and help fund more infrastructure investments…
- 10 Aug 2018
Lord Ayyappa rules the Sabarimala (mala means hills and mountains) is a Brahmachari and celibate. For tens and thousands of years, per the Lord and temple’s tantric & religious traditions, girls & women under 10 years and over 50 years could visit the temple and get close to the Lord but not those between the age of 10 to 50 as they are in the age when they have menstrual cycles.
A large number of women were willing to wait out till they reached the eligible age to visit the temple, however several other women were understandably upset about the temple’s age restrictions on women only. Added to this, as in most things in India, there were a group of “publicity seeking activists” and a floating group who joined together to challenge and strike the temple’s centuries old traditions.
it is always a sad day when age old temple traditions are challenged in a modern court of law. Despite this, the Supreme Court, after multiple hearing from varied stakeholders including the temple priests and caretakers, right concluded that the Lord Ayyappa wishes and the restrictive Temple traditions must be respected and cannot be overruled. We only hope such challenges are not even allowed in the future, and hope the Lord would forgive those who seek to challenge its wishes…
- 9 Aug 2018
Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan will take office as prime minister of Pakistan. There are rumours that he may invite leaders of neighbouring countries – including PM Modi to the swearing in ceremony. So should our PM visit or send a representative…
Pakistan is not a safe country for an visitor in normal times. On top of this, as is well known there is so much hatred against our PM who is thought of as the devil. PAKISTAN’S SECURITY FORCES ARE KNOWN TO MURDER PEOPLE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT – AND HERE WOULD BE THEIR NO. 1 ENEMY…………This is more than enough reason for our Leaders – especially our PM to NOT visit Pakistan now or anytime in the near future…….
- 8 Aug 2018
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) says there are nearly 300 FAKE ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN INDIA and these are in many states as you can see the image. TO BE GENUINE AND APPROVED AND NOT BE FAKE, A COLLEGE NEEDS TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE AICTE for its degree programmes, coursework.
Sadly students have got enrolled, paid large sums of money in fees and finally have been issued degrees from such fake colleges and universities. But sadly –> such degrees and marks are not valid for higher education and government jobs.
The AICTE has been running advertisements in multiple languages with names of such fake colleges in local newspapers. However, as law and order is a state subject, each state has to enforce the law by shutting down such fake and unapproved college…
- 7 Aug 2018
Initial reports said that the number of illegals identified in NRC exercise conducted was around 41 but WE APOLOGIZE TO OUR READERS – OUR ESTIMATES MAY HAVE BEEN WRONG…
New reports indicates that when you count Children and Families, the estimate for Assam alone could be 1 CRORE TO 1.5 CORES or 3 times the initial estimate. And when you count the illegals in West Bengal (if only they would allow for a reliable NRC exercise to be carried out ) and other states, the early estimates are very small. Clearly asking these illegals to leave or evicting them is going to be a major headache for the government…
- 3 Aug 2018
As another Independence Day approaches us, let us congratulate India’s only official Tricolour manufacturing unit located in Bengeri Village in Hubli, in North Karnataka. Tulsageri village in Bagalkot district of Karnataka weaves the special khadi cloth used to make the flag – and works pretty much non-stop. The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha was founded in 1957 by freedom fighter Shri Venkatesh Magadi.
They have supplied over 3 crore flags to Indian Government offices in just the past 3 years. The flags need to meet exacting standards laid out by the ISB – The Bureau of Indian Standards. It would also be amazing to know that the official flags are manufactured in only nine sizes measuring from 0.5×0.3 feet (the smallest) to 21×14 feet (the biggest). All Indians need to visit both of these villages…
- 2 Aug 2018
Assam which has a highly porous border with Bangladesh has been subject to extreme illegal migration. Illegals have come from across the border – taken the land of the locals (tribals, adhivasis), taken over businesses, stolen cattle and imposed their own law with a very difficult law and order situation. This consists of lakhs and lakhs of people. Some are legal bengali migrants from West Bengal.
Finally, after decades of suffering and many court battles, Supreme Court’s appointed large team has identified that nearly 41 lakhs (or 12%) out of the 329 lakhs are likely ilegal. The illegals are those who were not Indian citizens as on 24 March 1971. These people identified as illegals have an appeals process. But while may question this large number, WHILE PEOPLE OF ASSAM ARE LIKELY TO BE DELIGHTED, DUE TO THE ILLEGAL ONSLAUGHT OVER 50 YEARS, some are wondering if 41 lakh is too low. Let us remember that the verification was dependent on people working and looking at documents. Sadly, Aadhar card, Voter ID, Bank details all one could easily obtain in the past.
SO WHILE 41 LAKHS IS LARGE, THE REAL ILLEGAL POPULATION MAY BE MUCH LARGER AND WHILE DIFFICULT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ALSO. THE NEXT BIG CHALLENGE IS TO PUSH THROUGH THE EXPECTED OPPOSITION OBSTACLES TO DEPORT THESE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, A REAL BIG CHALLENGE AND HEADACHE.
Source: Business Standard
- 1 Aug 2018