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What Next For Goa’s Politics?
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What Next For Goa’s Politics?

Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister of India passed, passed away on 17 March 2019. Parrikar had been battling with Pancreatic Cancer since February last year. His condition worsened in the last few days and he was on a life-support system. He was well respected across the entire political spectrum of India and Goa. The sudden demise of the 4-time Goa CM has left a gaping void in the state government. What next for Goa’s politics- is the question confronting our politicians now. LEGACY OF MANOHAR PARRIKAR In a country where Politics is a game of aggressive orators or silver spoon dynasts, Manohar Parrikar was neither, yet he rose from being a mere RSS pracharak to becoming India’s Defence Minister. His political career is an example that every Indian should lo
4 years of Delhi Government
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4 years of Delhi Government

On 14 February this year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) completed 4 years at the helm of the Delhi Government. Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP came to power by winning 67 out of 70 seats in 2015 Delhi elections. This resounding electoral achievement was termed as the victory of a common man. Riding on its electoral promises of the Janlokpal Bill and improvements in health and education, Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi. As his government completes another year, we examine the 4 years of Delhi government, its achievements, failures and the road ahead for AAP. ELECTORAL PROMISES IN AAP MANIFESTO AAP made Delhi Janlokpal bill and the Swaraj bill as its topmost priorities. The Jan Lokpal bill deals with punishing the corrupt government officials; Swaraj Bill is intended to involve the ma
Can India Afford A War?
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Can India Afford A War?

‘This world, as we know it, can change in a blink of an eye.’ The past few decades have witnessed several such events (read World Wars, Cuban Missile Crisis, Korea conflict etc) that conformed to this quote. Tensions between nations escalated to such an extent that the world witnessed in distress as chances of full-scale nuclear war loomed. Thankfully, India has never had a situation that endangered world peace, until now. India and Pakistan are at a verge of potential war, maybe even a nuclear war. What happened that we are now facing this danger? Are we really looking at a full-blown war? Can India afford a war? TIMELINE OF EVENTS THAT LED TO THIS SITUATION Tensions between India and Pakistan have always been at a high, now more than ever. And this has happened in a matter of just 2 we
Pulwama Attack Aftermath: Steps taken and What more needs to be done
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Pulwama Attack Aftermath: Steps taken and What more needs to be done

It is an open secret that Pakistan harbours terrorist organizations and such militant groups that are waging a war against India. These extremists indulging in cross border terrorism are backed by the Pakistani Military and ISI. The Pulwama attack on 14 February was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad, an outfit operating from Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The martyrdom of 44 CRPF jawans in the attack has led to a call from Indians all around the world to boycott Pakistan in every sphere. The government too has initiated several measures to isolate Pakistan in the global arena. The latest step in this regard, announced recently, has been to divert our share of river water under Indus Water Treaty. INDUS WATER TREATY AND ITS CURRENT IMPLICATIONS The Indus water treaty was signed on 19 September 1960 ...
Balakot Airstrikes: Everything you need to know
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Balakot Airstrikes: Everything you need to know

India woke up today to the news of Balakot airstrikes by the Indian Air Force across LOC. As the day progressed, it became clear that they were not just any ordinary airstrikes. But, the IAF bombed a major centre of Jaish-E-Mohammad, the terror outfit responsible for the Pulwama attack 12 days ago. With further details of the airstrikes pouring in, the entire country sat in front of their TV sets revelling in pride at the efforts of the brave IAF men. THE AIRSTRIKES Balakot is in Pakistan's north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Residents in the region told that they woke up to the sounds of loud explosions.  These loud explosions were of about 1000 kg of explosives dropped on terror camps by 12 Mirage2000 jets of the IAF. The Chakoti and Muzzafarabad pads were also destroyed as well
Anatomy of the Pulwama Attack
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Anatomy of the Pulwama Attack

On the 14th of February, a whole 78-vehicle convoy of security vehicles was carrying military personnel on the Jammu Kashmir National Highway was attacked. This attack was made by a vehicle (Mahindra Scorpio SUV) that was carrying explosives. This blast caused due to a 100 kilo RDX bomb while the car was also carrying an additional 300 kilograms of explosives. This day was termed as Black Day for India due to this irreparable loss of the nation. Jaish-e-Mohammad The terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed had plotted the attack. This is a Pakistan based Deobandi Jihadist group which is active in Kashmir. This group has had close relations with other terror groups such as the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda in the past. They continue to be allied with them even today. This group has been declared as th...
The Pulwama Terrorist Attack- Everything you need to know
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The Pulwama Terrorist Attack- Everything you need to know

14 February 2019 will go down as one of the darkest days in our history. In one of the deadliest attack on Indian soil, 44 CRPF personnel were martyred and 6 others injured when an IED laden SUV rammed into the bus carrying those men. Adil Ahmed Dar, a terrorist of Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad was responsible for this horrific attack. The Pulwama Terrorist Attack happened on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Awantipora, South Kashmir. HOW THE PULWAMA ATTACK HAPPENED The CRPF convoy moves from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa on alternate days. However, the convoy from Jammu had plied only thrice in the last fortnight, as snow blocked the road. The jawans were stranded in Jammu since February 4. So on 14th, a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 jawans left the Jammu transit camp ear...
PM Modi’s work as Varanasi MP
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PM Modi’s work as Varanasi MP

2019 Lok Sabha Elections are barely weeks away now. The entire political machinery of the country is up and running in preparation for the elections. We’re in that period before the elections when the opposition’s allegations and the actions of the government during its tenure, are comprehensively scrutinized, starting with PM Modi’s own constituency, Varanasi. Narendra Modi’s work as MP of Varanasi is of much interest to everyone for two reasons. Firstly, it is the Prime Minister’s constituency. Secondly, PM Modi’s work as Varanasi MP has set a precedent for all the parliamentarians to follow. Narendra Modi contested the 2014 elections from 2 constituencies, Vadodara and Varanasi. He won in both Constituencies. In Varanasi, he defeated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal by a margin of 3, 71,78
How Modi Government transformed the Aviation Sector in the last 5 years?
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How Modi Government transformed the Aviation Sector in the last 5 years?

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Global Aviation Summit, 2019 on 15th January. During the inauguration of the summit in Mumbai, he commented about how India is one of the fastest growing aviation industries of the world. And going by his claims, it’s fair to say that that is absolutely true. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has also stated that India will become the 3rd largest aviation market by 2025 after the US and China. This statement is made in the light of the fact that Indian aviation sector has grown in double digits for more than 50 months now and this trend is expected to continue for the next few years. The current regime has extensively stressed the importance of connectivity and air travel among the Indian masses and has backed its word
Everything you need to know about CBI vs Kolkata Police drama.
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Everything you need to know about CBI vs Kolkata Police drama.

On the evening of 3rd February,West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a dharna to protest against what she termed as an 'attack on federalism'. This turn of events took place when the CBI officials were detained in Kolkata by the police. They were denied entry into the residence of Kolkata's Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar last night. The police did not only deny the CBI entry into the Commissioner's house but also detained them for a short while. They claimed that the CBI did not have a search warrant and that the questioning was meant to be a secret operation. What is the actual issue? The problem started when the CBI came in front of the Police Commissioner's residence to question him with regard to the chit scam funds. The State Government took offence to the attempt of ...