Monthly Archives: July 2014

Drug Addiction in Punjab – 3, by Simon Denyer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/drug-epidemic-grips-indias-punjab-state/2012/12/31/092719a2-48f6-11e2-b6f0-e851e741d196_story.html A boy just 12 years old was offering opium and hashish. He earned hundreds of dollars a month dealing drugs and playing cards. Good-quality heroin for $45 a gram. Punjab, India’s only Sikh-majority state, prospered from the nation’s “green … Continue reading

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Drug Addiction in Punjab – 2, by Toral Varia

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/hurricane-lashing-india-punjab-201442982348612953.html Maqboolpura, Punjab Former DGP Shashi Kant: “As ADGP (Intelligence) I had submitted a report with a list of sitting various ministers and MLAs of all political parties who are profiting from this dark enterprise. The scale of drug abuse … Continue reading

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Drug Addiction in Punjab, by Jim Yardley

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/world/asia/drug-addiction-is-a-growing-problem-in-punjab.html Pakistani border, wheat harvest, water buffaloes. HIV, TB. Opium, refined as heroin or other illegal substances. Schoolboys sometimes eat small black balls of opium paste, with tea, before classes. Synthetic drugs are popular among those too poor to afford … Continue reading

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Benefits of High Speed Trains, by Ashutosh Ray

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/ncH7CEP39bghrLw6jQXHdK/High-speed-trains-a-missed-opportunity.html The Rail Budget of the new NDA government talks about FDI, PPP and HSR. HSR = High Speed Railways Indian Railways launched a vision 2020 for itself in 2009. The “vision” stated a modest speed of 160kmph. This is … Continue reading

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Listen to the Radia Tapes

Chilling to the core. http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The-Radia-Tapes/268214

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Uniform Civil Code Should Not Be Enacted at One Go, by Faizan Mustafa

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-importance-of-piecemeal-reforms/article6167344.ece Faizan Mustafa is vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, and former registrar, Aligarh Muslim University.   It is true that most Muslims still do not know what the uniform civil code really means. Generally, three arguments are put … Continue reading

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Karnataka home to covert nuke site and drones, by Narayan Lakshman

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/karnataka-home-to-second-covert-nuke-site-drone-testing-report/article6168832.ece Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security(ISIS) suggests that India appeared to have followed through on its publicly announced intention to build the Special Material Enrichment Facility (SMEF) and started constructing a large enrichment centrifuge complex near Chitradurga, Karnataka, … Continue reading

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