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Budget 2021 expectations: ‘Industry Status’ for the Real Estate sector

With the Union Budget 2021-2022 round the corner everyone wants to know what Nirmala Sitharaman has to announce in her third consecutive Budget.

PM Signals Strategic Re-Calibration On LAC

It is high time to call the bluff off and communicate to Dragon in the only language that he understands. The real challenge lies in crafting face-saving exit for PLA, yet sticking to our red lines of restoration of status quo. PM has set the ball rolling.

Indo-China faceoff: Can the Dragon be tamed?

In the overall perspective, there is a very little likelihood of an Indo-Chinese conflict. The Chinese will continue with their strategy of arm twisting India whenever they feel India has transgressed their laid down “Lakshman Rekha”. A message has been sent by them to India that it must review its strategic shift towards the US.

Who will be the next RSS Chief after Bhagwat Retires?

Is it going to be the beginning of bad times for PM Narender Modi? The thinking in the BJP and RSS is that Modi is enjoying too much power than required. A powerful lobby wants to show him his place.

Why is 56th Course NDA different?

An unusual combination took shape on Jan 1, 2020 when Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane took over as the 28th Chief of the Army Staff while his batch-mates Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria are heading the Navy and Air Force.

Why are road accidents an everyday affair in India?

Many drivers are maniacs in a hurry, who do not follow traffic rules, over speed, overtake from the wrong side, and drive under the influence of liquor.

Added sugar in processed foods – recipe for disaster

Sugar sweetened beverages are responsible for nearly 1,80,000 deaths every year. High fructose corn syrup which is the most frequently used sweetener in processed foods, particularly fruit-flavoured and fizzy drinks.

How did Tata Sumo get its name?

Tata Group’s first multi-utility vehicle Tata Sumo had nothing to do with Japanese heavyweight wrestlers and named after Sumant Moolgaokar - Su for SUmant and Mo for MOolgaokar

Post Office for sending letters to God Ayyappa

A unique post office near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills allows you to post letters to God. It is used by people to post invitation cards for weddings and shop openings, seeking divine blessings from Lord Ayyappa

Even unwed mother could be child’s guardian: SC

The Supreme Court ruled that there was no need for the father's consent in giving guardianship of a child to an unwed mother as it held that the views of "uninvolved father" are not essential if the child is solely raised by the mother.

Two new Boeing-777-300ERs to augment Air India One VVIP squadron

India is all set to receive two wide-bodied Boeing 777-300ERs ("ER" for Extended Range) to replace the ageing - the 26-year-old fleet of Boeing 747-400s currently used to ferry the VVIPs as a part of the call sign - Air India One. Each flight of Air India One flight would have four pilots, a dedicated team of doctors and highly trained commandos to protect the President/Vice/Prime Minister on board.

Voluntary military service: Turning boys into Officers and gentlemen

In what may prove to be a win-win situation to make boys into gentlemen, Government of India is considering a proposal to induct civilian volunteers to temporarily join the armed forces for 3 years. This is because of a feedback from the youth in schools and colleges who want a brief exposure of the army life but do not wish to make it a full-fledged career.

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