In response to reporters questions, our foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made India’s fair and strong response, “India believes in UN sanctions but not in country-specific sanctions. New Delhi and India do not believe in “reactionary” policies and would not be dictated to by other countries. We don’t make our foreign policy under pressure from other countries.”
This was before her meeting with Iran’s foreign minister in Delhi. India will continue to trade Iran and Venezuela (despite the controversial presidential election) – India gets lots of oil from both of them.
India has lots of interest in Iran given our centuries old cultural bonds. India will complete the building of the port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman – this is a critical port which allows us to establish trade routes that bypass rival Pakistan.
One must say that our growing self-confidence, clarity and clear expression on all foreign policy matters is visible and highly commendable!!!
- 29 May 2018
The center recently passed a nationwide order banning the sale of cow for slaughter and meat. Rationale is both economic and religious for a majority of the people. Some of our media, people and protesters feel this is an attempt to impose restrictions on food which is absolutely not true. So Yes, in India one can be vegetarian, be vegan, eat chicken, seafood, lamp, beef from buffalo and even pork (as do people in some regions), etc. etc.. So all the fuss one is hearing about in the media and social media is simply misplaced.
Source: Indian Express
- 15 Jun 2017
Both are successful people and have come up the hard way and continue to work very hard. President Trump has never been in government, while PM Modi has been a social worker, an an elected representative, a Chief Minister (arguably one of the most successful) and now the prime minister – so in public life most times. Both have earned a solid 30+ million plus Twitter followers who adore their respective leaders. Trump has been hasty, too quick to express his opinion, some politically incorrect, on Twitter on almost anything and anyone. PM Modi tweets are about wishes to one and all, policy and achievements. PM is always found sending wishes and greetings to one and all including his opponents. PM is much less visible, and when he is it is about substance. Both are known to get annoyed or possibly angry, but President Trump’s reaction is public and for to see, while PM Modi is more restrained at best, and mostly not even visible. Trump has moved faster – at least one area PM Modi can copy?
- 22 May 2017
Congress and over 10 opposition parties have petitioned the Election Commission stating that EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) were either faulty or rigged to favor only one opponent (BJP of course). So they site the results of UP and Uttarakhand, but don’t cite Punjab (which Congress won) or Bengal (where TMC won and there were so many allegations of illegal voting), or in Delhi where AAP won 67 out of 70 MLA seats, or in sevaral previous elections. Regarding VVPAT machines – where the EVMs give a paper receipt and a good idea, the Congress which was in power for ten years saw no urgency to implement it. Now they say the Central government is delaying implementation.
Does all this make sense… as CITIZENS AND VOTERS YOU DECIDE!!!
- 12 Apr 2017
With the goal to check money laundering, black money and terrorism funding, government will be reducing the cash transaction limits further from the current Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs. Beyond these limits, a PAN card would be required. And if one is in violation, both the individuals and organizations receiving such payments. In the early years, penalty will be light but will become more strict with higher penalties in later years.
Source: Business Standard
- 26 Mar 2017
Better watch out and plan accordingly – starting 1st April, several banks plan to impose a fee or penalty if they keep balances below the minimum average balances for each month. While the fee structure varies for metro-city, semi-urban and rural, but there is likely to some fee. Some public sector banks had stopped this practice a few years ago to build the account holder base, but they plan to resume it. Most private sector banks always had these fees and penalties.
Source: Business Standard
- 10 Mar 2017
India lives in a difficult neighborhood. A country that was the richest in its hey days, it was impoverished by the Mughals for centuries and the British for over 200 years. It got partitioned – which in hindsight arguably may be a blessing. We have still unsettled issues in Kashmir and North-East due to meddling by neighbours who have bigger problems. We have western powers and neighbours and their spy agencies and NGOs (under religions garb), Maoists, Jihadists and others trying to divide India, or at least create divisions. Some of us in India still think of us as what is our religion or caste. Most politicians seem to be out for themselves and not those they serve. Poverty levels have gone down but still at high levels like 25+% of our people with lots of other issues. BUT… DESPITE ALL THESE THESE AGGRESSIVE, DEVIOUS AND VIOLENT EFFORTS TO BREAK INDIA, INDIA IS LIVING, BREATHING and THRIVING AS NEVER BEFORE. We have so many pluses and some say our people are the happiest and we enjoy the greatest freedom in the world. So let us thank our Soldiers, Para-Military, Freedom Fighters, Citizens Past and Present who have made incredible sacrifices. JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT… GOD BLESS INDIA NOW AND FOREVER!
- 26 Jan 2017
For this first time, India conducted risky but needed surgical strike into Pakistan territory. Several terrorist camps were destroyed and a few Pakistani soldiers guarding the camps were killed. The good thing is now Pakistani terrorists, jihadis, army and ISI (the deep state) is on notice that we are on offense and they could be attacked anytime. They need to now defend themselves instead of being on offence in India … we can only imagine the fear pychosis and nightmares they will start to have, of course high time. We can only assume that more actions are being disussed by the Indian government. The surgical strikes are not without risk, our soldiers could get hurt or lose their lives, Pakistan may use this as pretext to carry out their own surgical strikes without reason subjecting our people to more risk, possibly create communal tension or kill our elected political leadership.
- 29 Sep 2016
After being an MP for over 10 years, Rahul Gandhi is taking out a 2,500 kilometers padyatra to get to know farmers. Subramanian Swamy noted that Rahul Gandhi knows more about night clubs in France and England than about our farmers. He goes to visit them most of the time, and then once in a while visits India to do some publicity event like padyatra or other thing.
Source: DNA India
- 10 Sep 2016