Canada - India Ties Are Rock Solid: Ed Fast

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New approaches will enhance relationship

By A Correspondent

Canada’s trade ties with India continue to get enriched gradually, and both the countries are committed to taking this relationship forward steadily, Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister for International Trade, declared at an interactive session organized by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Sunday between him and Indo-Canadian small entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Preity Zinta Wows All at 25th Miss India-Canada Show!

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Manasvi Noel Crowned and drives away with a Chevrolet Spark

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It was a night of entertainment, prestige and glamour all rolled up into one; the 25th annual MISS INDIA-CANADA Event, which was presented by Chevrolet had it all on August 15! The sold out show was truly a memorable experience that those present will remember for years to come. Air Canada was the associate sponsor this year; and Asian Television Network the Grand Sponsor.

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INDIA: News Briefs

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Technical analysis of GPS device used by Gurdaspur attacker's shows coordinates in Pakistan: A technical analysis of GPS [Global Positioning System] device used by the Gurdaspur attackers has thrown up coordinates in Sargodha, Pakistan, on July 21, with the same location also appearing as an undated entry. Experts have stumbled upon origins of the GPS sets in Taiwan or US, indicating that this is where they may have been picked up, and found that they were possibly located in the UK at some point of time. Times of India, August 28, 2015.

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First Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi: Modi Visit

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UAE Allocates Land

By Azad Essa *

The Indian government has lauded a decision by the United Arab Emirates to allocate land for the building of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, on a two-day trip to the UAE, said in a tweet, that he was thankful to the UAE government, describing the move, “a great step”.

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PM's Success Lies in Not Allowing

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Current Political Tussle to Become NaMo vs Gandhis

By Prabhu Chawla
Editorial Director, The New Indian Express

"Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right." H L Mencken (1880-1956)

In a vibrant democracy, a ruling party is one which knows how to rule. And an effective Opposition is one, which knows how to rue. The events of the last few months have proved that neither has got its act together. In numerical terms, it has been a battle between unequals. The 310-member NDA is pitted against the 55-member UPA in the Lok Sabha.

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Yet Another Letter to Modi ji

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By Meenakshi Dahiya

Modiji….Pranam!

How is the heat in Dubai? Hopefully, better than the Monsoon session of the parliament. By the way, it really is a pity you have to fly on Air India One, paid for by the tax-payers’ money, and not commercial. Imagine the frequent flier miles you would have earned that way! You could have used those after your tenure completes in 3 years and a bit. Also, did you register for maximum number of selfies with the Guiness book of records people? You really must!

You looked like a ‘Raja’ for your 15th of August speech. The look, the sound bites and the promises… the total package! What more can a ‘praja’ ask for.

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The Sattvic Effect 7 RCR Has on Its Occupants

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When it Comes to Pak Must be Dispelled

By Prabhu Chawla
Editorial Director, The New Indian Express

Location, location, location. On the face of it, the very idea sounds ridiculous when it concerns PMs. But in a country where vastu, astrology and mythology determine the lifestyles and businesses of the majority, the numerology of 7 Race Course Road (RCR), the PM’s official residence, assumes an almost astral significance. Indo-Pak dialogue watchers now wonder if there is something arcane in the air of Race Course, which affects the thinking of its occupant regarding dialogue with Pakistan.

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What Did Colonialism Do To India?

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By Ram Puniyani

The major point which is unseen in these perceptions is one which had dangerous consequence on the social-political scenario and that was- British planted the seeds of divisive politics. As such broadly speaking the colonial-imperialist rule sows the seeds of ‘divide and rule’ and in this subcontinent they did it with gay abandon.

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Deadly Air: Face It

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By Sunita Narain *

I do not know how best to respond to this question. These days, concerned about the toxic air of Delhi, many parents, particularly those with children who have asthma, ask me if they should leave the city. Many times, I am also told that they have decided to move away; they cannot take it anymore. It is a no-brainer, you would say. After all, Delhi is very polluted and we know from all evidence that air toxins are deadly for our health.

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One Rank One Pension: Where is The Bitterness

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By Maj Gen S.G.Vombatkere (Retd) *

Veterans' peaceful and dignified agitation including relay fast for OROP at Jantar Mantar has crossed the 2-month mark. The ill-conceived police action against demonstrating Veterans on August 14 raised nation-wide condemnation and media attention, and caused two Veterans to start an indefinite fast. Veterans hold PM Narendra Modi along with his cabinet of Defence, Home and Finance ministers accountable, while on the opposite side, some persons are stating obstacles to OROP.

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Railways' R-Mitra App for Women’s Safety

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PTI – Indian Express

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, on August 21, inaugurated a mobile-based application system introduced by Eastern Railway, R-Mitra, to ensure women’s safety and said that it is an “extremely useful app” that could be used by regional railways nation-wide.

“Around 2.7 crore to 3 crore people travel in the Indian Railways system on a day-to-day basis. Different types of crimes are committed by anti-social elements,” Prabhu said at the Eastern Railway headquarter here. “It is a big challenge to deal with crime in railway properties,” the minister said adding tracking and preventing crime was very important.

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OCTOBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 3










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