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Will start off with a big :finger: to UPA. Look at the mess that Modi has inherited :facepalm: Unpaid subsidies face FM's scrutiny Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Unpaid-subsidies-face-FMs-scrutiny/articleshow/35691638.cms Thank you manmohanti and chidudud. 1 lakh crore unpaid.:wall:

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HRD Minisiter Smriti Irani wants ancient texts in education

The new BJP government has taken initial steps towards introducing the Hindu perspective in the education system. It is learnt that human resources development minister Smriti Irani has asked HRD officials to develop educational material that encapsulates the contribution of ancient Indians in different fields like science, mathematics, social sciences, philosophy, grammar and language. It is learnt that once evolved, this material could be introduced as chapters in the school curriculum. The ministry is planning to set up a committee to study the ancient Hindu texts, Vedas, Upanishads and other epics to select relevant material for teaching. To deflect criticism, the Modi government is likely to hold wide consultations with academics and others before going ahead with the move. Union HRD minister Smriti Irani brought this up during detailed interactions with senior bureaucrats in the past two days. She also articulated her desire to preserve the ancient culture and heritage of the country, sources said. This is being viewed as an attempt by the government to push through the RSS’ educational revamp agenda. The RSS has been critical of the Congress governments for ignoring the contribution of Hindu culture and religion to nation-building. The rightist organisations have labelled current textbooks as Left-leaning.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140530/nation-current-affairs/article/hrd-minisiter-smriti-irani-wants-ancient-texts-education

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I'm not in school :poink: Sabby and LeoRshi would be most affected :giggle:

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they could do this in office too .. seen many people skipping bfast/lunch/dinner bcoz of work and availability of junkies

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India tightens grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-tightens-grip-over-illegal-import-of-chinese-crackers/articleshow/43892237.cms don't know whether this is good or bad :Good for modi bhakts :hmmm:
Good for modi bhakts bad for international and national pseculars Edit: sorry for the edit of your post lol. I clicked on Edit instead of quote. I am a moderator here :secret:

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India tightens grip over illegal import of Chinese crackers Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-tightens-grip-over-illegal-import-of-chinese-crackers/articleshow/43892237.cms don't know whether this is good or bad :Good for modi bhakts :hmmm:
Bad for Indian kids, more will die making those in India now. good for Chinese kids..though.

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Good for modi bhakts bad for international and national pseculars Edit: sorry for the edit of your post lol. I clicked on Edit instead of quote. I am a moderator here :secret:
Lalooo a Mod :omg: between :two_thumbs_up: congrats. Hopefully you spend more time here.

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Not happy with deregulating prices of essential drugs.
That was a total bizarre move,. First, add the, to the list. Next, remove them. Later say, they were removed but under price control. I mean complete confusion. Currently, essential drug prices have increased and their availability is running very low. HIV patients might not have access to an essential drug for 1-month.

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Not happy with deregulating prices of essential drugs.
Indian pharma companies are already making huge profits. One pharamcist near me is having 40 rupees of profit on a drug consisting rabeprazole salt at an MRP of 110 for 10 capsules. Now, it is everyone's guess how much profit will the company be making.

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Not happy with deregulating prices of essential drugs.
Prices of generic medicines are still under the control... Take the anti-cancer drugs for example nolvadex: generic names Tamoxifen/ Istubal/Valodex/Genox https://www.healthkartplus.com/detai...moxifen-100-mg costs about 38 for 100mg tablets Gleevec: generic names Imatib Alpha https://www.healthkartplus.com/detai...b-alpha-100-mg Rs. 850 for 1 Strip(s) (10 Capsules each) Geftinate:generic names Iressa/Gefitinib https://www.healthkartplus.com/detai...eftinat-250-mg MRP:Rs. 3400 for 1 Pack(s) (30 Tablets each)

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That was a total bizarre move,. First, add the, to the list. Next, remove them. Later say, they were removed but under price control. I mean complete confusion. Currently, essential drug prices have increased and their availability is running very low. HIV patients might not have access to an essential drug for 1-month.
check what number and diva posted. i think its not as bad as what i thought of it before.

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check what number and diva posted. i think its not as bad as what i thought of it before.
I have seen those numbers. I want to make two points - (1) The govt has stripped the regulatory body to control prices of non-essential drugs in the future. In other words, pharma companies are free to increase prices (2) My previous post was with the confused state of the govt. First, add then remove then say under control -then say not under control. Bhai kehna kya chahte ho? Businesses don't like uncertainty and that too one which crops up one every month.

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PSUs like Coal India and NTPC to construct 50,000 toilets across the country Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/44008861.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst more important than constructing toilet is also maintenance. what steps will govt take for that?
Wrong news. It's 100,000 by Enery PSUs :) One Lakh Toilets in Schools to be constructed by Energy PSUs within a Year : Piyush Goyal http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=110246

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Swachh Bharat is an excellent and much needed campaign :nice: In his speech today, Modi invited Goa governor Mridula Sinha, Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, actor Kamal Haasan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, actress Priyanka Chopra, actor Salman Khan, business honcho Anil Ambani and the team of Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma to take up the campaign. Again, excellent choices in terms of their reach and popularity.

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Swachh Bharat is an excellent and much needed campaign :nice: In his speech today, Modi invited Goa governor Mridula Sinha, Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, actor Kamal Haasan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, actress Priyanka Chopra, actor Salman Khan, business honcho Anil Ambani and the team of Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma to take up the campaign. Again, excellent choices in terms of their reach and popularity.
this is all cosmetic. where are the concrete measures? instead of an all-India campaign, i would like it if they start with one or two states where you can implement measures more effectively and make it serve as a role-model. also pick states where there are a lot of migrants from other states so word can spread into other states about the good work done by government. this is one of reasons modi became popular outside of gujarat during his tenure as CM because migrants made him popular in their respective home states.

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this is all cosmetic. where are the concrete measures? instead of an all-India campaign' date=' i would like it if they start with one or two states where you can implement measures more effectively and make it serve as a role-model. also pick states where there are a lot of migrants from other states so word can spread into other states about the good work done by government. this is one of reasons modi became popular outside of gujarat during his tenure as CM because migrants made him popular in their respective home states.[/quote'] The concrete measure would be to design a system such that people don't litter. We talk so much about design in electronic equipments but urban design is as much important. I never knew of this aspect until very recently a colleague of mine from Ecuador introduced me to the area of "Urban Computing". It takes extreme foresight to design such systems but we have years, years of knowledge (all over the world including India itself) to design efficient littering and urban spaces. I might do some work in this space too - lets see how this goes. Here's a nice publication on what factors (personal and environmental) promote littering Littering in Context: Personal and Environmental Predictors of Littering Behavior http://eab.sagepub.com/content/45/1/35.full.pdf+html

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this is all cosmetic. where are the concrete measures? instead of an all-India campaign' date=' i would like it if they start with one or two states where you can implement measures more effectively and make it serve as a role-model. also pick states where there are a lot of migrants from other states so word can spread into other states about the good work done by government. this is one of reasons modi became popular outside of gujarat during his tenure as CM because migrants made him popular in their respective home states.[/quote'] That's not PM's job.. he created awareness and initiated a campaing.. now it is upto states, local govt, and individuals to come up with the design..

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This clean campaign is all political drama Need stricter laws to punish offenders of littering, too many times I have seen the hypocrisy of pilgrims all across India, chucking away plastic containers, bottles, nappies on to road, on their way to temples. Need to introduce strict laws and penalty Singapore style to change attitudes w.r.t to littering

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The concrete measure would be to design a system such that people don't litter. We talk so much about design in electronic equipments but urban design is as much important. I never knew of this aspect until very recently a colleague of mine from Ecuador introduced me to the area of "Urban Computing". It takes extreme foresight to design such systems but we have years, years of knowledge (all over the world including India itself) to design efficient littering and urban spaces. I might do some work in this space too - lets see how this goes. Here's a nice publication on what factors (personal and environmental) promote littering Littering in Context: Personal and Environmental Predictors of Littering Behavior http://eab.sagepub.com/content/45/1/35.full.pdf+html
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And plus, clean india needs technology and waste management investment, from sanitary water treatment systems to waste recycling units and disposable incinerators A bunch of Backward class boys pulling a trailer and scraping waste using hoes around city won't clean anything

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The Swacch Bharat program is even worse than the Nirmal Bharat program. The politicians and beaurecrats don't simply understand that the underlying problem is not one of infrastructure - for which enough support is already available. It is about a Sasur to go into the same loo as his bahu, about a thakur to take a dump where a Dalit did, about cleaning toilets where neighbors took a dump etc. I am not even getting into the environmental issues and problems.

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I still think it is a very good initiative. The problem, as with many other good campaigns in India, is the (lack of) proper implementation. What happened yesterday was just a media stunt. If this campaign can be properly implemented then it can being about a lot of positive change.

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The Swacch Bharat program is even worse than the Nirmal Bharat program. The politicians and beaurecrats don't simply understand that the underlying problem is not one of infrastructure - for which enough support is already available. It is about a Sasur to go into the same loo as his bahu, about a thakur to take a dump where a Dalit did, about cleaning toilets where neighbors took a dump etc. I am not even getting into the environmental issues and problems.
Dont know in which world you live. Lets talk about my village in UP, most number of houses there have toilets and every family member uses the same toilet whether a sasur or a bahu. Most of the dump is collected at one place in villages and cow dung is used as natural fertilizer for agricultural purposes.

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The Swacch Bharat program is even worse than the Nirmal Bharat program. The politicians and beaurecrats don't simply understand that the underlying problem is not one of infrastructure - for which enough support is already available. It is about a Sasur to go into the same loo as his bahu, about a thakur to take a dump where a Dalit did, about cleaning toilets where neighbors took a dump etc. I am not even getting into the environmental issues and problems.
PM’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyan has no place for Delhi’s 3 lakh rag pickers http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdelhi/pm-s-swachch-bharat-abhiyan-has-no-place-for-city-s-3-lakh-rag-pickers/article1-1271526.aspx

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Dont know in which world you live. Lets talk about my village in UP' date=' most number of houses there have toilets and every family member uses the same toilet whether a sasur or a bahu. Most of the dump is collected at one place in villages and cow dung is used as natural fertilizer for agricultural purposes.[/quote'] Maybe you should send your report to the fools in WHO and UNICEF who seem to think 600 million people in India take a dump under khula aasmaan, two thirds of rural India does not have access to proper toilets, Indians form 60% of the world's population who sh!t in the open, as a percentage of total population India is right up there with Ethiopia. Our railways have holes cut out in the floor in the name of toilets, even luxury buses in the country do not have toilets, but let's talk about your village. LOL!

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Maybe you should send your report to the fools in WHO and UNICEF who seem to think 600 million people in India take a dump under khula aasmaan, two thirds of rural India does not have access to proper toilets, Indians form 60% of the world's population who sh!t in the open, as a percentage of total population India is right up there with Ethiopia. Our railways have holes cut out in the floor in the name of toilets, even luxury buses in the country do not have toilets, but let's talk about your village. LOL!
You still didn't understand the point with you negative and pessimistic talks. If my village can have such system then other places too. More and more villages are getting and encouraged to implement these things with the help of govt. There have been schemes to fund these programs. In West UP, I have been to a lot of villages which have been benefited with these programs. 15-20 years back, even my village did not have these facilities. Everyone used to defecate in open, in agricultural fields. Being from a small village, I have gone through all these as a young kid, but I have seen the development too. Nothing will happen overnight, but someone has to take the baton to fasten the process.

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Maybe you should send your report to the fools in WHO and UNICEF who seem to think 600 million people in India take a dump under khula aasmaan, two thirds of rural India does not have access to proper toilets, Indians form 60% of the world's population who sh!t in the open, as a percentage of total population India is right up there with Ethiopia. Our railways have holes cut out in the floor in the name of toilets, even luxury buses in the country do not have toilets, but let's talk about your village. LOL!
I think that is the main reason PM on the day of independence also talked about Shauchalaya which was criticised by Mani Shankar. The good thing is after Prime Ministers initiatives many corporate sectors have taken the initiative of preparing toilets in villages. Even my company is going to build thousands of them in UP. Modi's one more initiative in which he has asked all the MP's to take care of atleast one village in their area is also doing good. Few of the villages taken over by MP's have started to build toilets. Going forward their should be a campaign similar to Polio for stopping people to sh!t in open. First time Railways have initiated bio toilets. Ab karein kya NON ZAAHILS and non MADAR have ruled us for 60 years. :giggle:

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I think that is the main reason PM on the day of independence also talked about Shauchalaya which was criticised by Mani Shankar. The good thing is after Prime Ministers initiatives many corporate sectors have taken the initiative of preparing toilets in villages. Even my company is going to build thousands of them in UP. Modi's one more initiative in which he has asked all the MP's to take care of atleast one village in their area is also doing good. Few of the villages taken over by MP's have started to build toilets. Going forward their should be a campaign similar to Polio for stopping people to sh!t in open. First time Railways have initiated bio toilets. Ab karein kya NON ZAAHILS and non MADAR have ruled us for 60 years. :giggle:
See, this is the problem I have. I am not sure what to believe and what not to. Once I post links, you will make fun of me that I am using Internet and what not. Sep 2, 2013 : Railways adds more bio-toilets for clean and hygienic journey
In the first four months of the current year, the railways have fitted 2,285 bio-toilets, which is much more than the entire number of bio-toilets fitted in the past three years. At present, the Indian railways are running 1,400 coaches with 3,800 bio-toilets in its various trains. The railways have fitted 2,285 bio-toilets in passenger coaches from April'13 to July'13 while only 1,337 bio-toilets were fitted in 2012-13, 169 in 2011-12 and only 57 in 2010-11. The first train, Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express, fitted with bio-toilets is running since January 2011.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/Railways-adds-more-bio-toilets-for-clean-and-hygienic-journey/articleshow/22219241.cms

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You still didn't understand the point with you negative and pessimistic talks. If my village can have such system then other places too. More and more villages are getting and encouraged to implement these things with the help of govt. There have been schemes to fund these programs. In West UP, I have been to a lot of villages which have been benefited with these programs. 15-20 years back, even my village did not have these facilities. Everyone used to defecate in open, in agricultural fields. Being from a small village, I have gone through all these as a young kid, but I have seen the development too. Nothing will happen overnight, but someone has to take the baton to fasten the process.
Can? Sure, anything can be done. I am not talking about overnight here. India's population was 300 million at the time of independence and 600 million in the 70s. Today twice the number of India's population at independence and the same number as India's population in the 70s take a dump in the open. It might be easy to trivialize this as a percentage, but this is one metric on which trash adds up in absolute numbers in the limited natural resources. Whatever has been done has clearly not been close to enough and Swacch Bharat aims to do nothing much different. The problem is being viewed incorrectly- it is not about the Rs. 10,000 to build a toilet. Bangladesh builds toilets for Rs. 3,000 which are inferior in quality but has an open defecation rate of 3% as opposed to 50% for India. Many of these 50% can afford to build toilets but choose not to. There are a myriad of social and cultural factors involved, but have got very low priority in past schemes and the same is true for Swacch Bharat.

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I think that is the main reason PM on the day of independence also talked about Shauchalaya which was criticised by Mani Shankar. The good thing is after Prime Ministers initiatives many corporate sectors have taken the initiative of preparing toilets in villages. Even my company is going to build thousands of them in UP. Modi's one more initiative in which he has asked all the MP's to take care of atleast one village in their area is also doing good. Few of the villages taken over by MP's have started to build toilets. Going forward their should be a campaign similar to Polio for stopping people to sh!t in open. First time Railways have initiated bio toilets. Ab karein kya NON ZAAHILS and non MADAR have ruled us for 60 years. :giggle:
Wow! A post without personal attacks and unsolicited advice about whose d!ck to suck. Congratulations! As. I mentioned above, the program's emphasis on building toilets without developing the infrastructure and social awareness is flawed and will likely fail. We only have to wait 5 years to see the results. Similar programs by the central government (both BJP and non BJP) and the state government by Modi himself have failed. There is nothing here to make it a differentiator on success. But if we look beyond toilets there is an entire mess for which there are no plans - what does Swacch Bharat say about garbage cans, segregation of waste, people who deal with waste in inhuman conditions, seepage of waste in the soil and groundwater? Pretty much nothing, which previous plans have not said. Modi's plan in Gujarat was a huge flop. His motto is ghandigi chippao tou ghandigi mit jaayegi. The pollution levels of Sabarmati are off the charts compared with Ganga or even the average. But what we see is photo ops on the waterfront of poisonous water. That is his modus operandi- bhavya imaaratein with khokla interiors. India is on the verge of several ecological disasters during our lifetimes driven by idiotic government policies. There is an article about Shimla in India Today this week. It can easily be extended to the complete ravaging of nature which is happening throughout India, and Himalayas in particular. How long do you think before a major earthquake will hit the area - 5, 10, 15 years? India is a laboratory for ***ing with nature before things implode. The country will set future benchmarks and the King Jaahil has already played his part by accelerating the ravaging on several fronts. And no, bio-toilets were not introduced by King Jaahil in Indian Railways.

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Wow! A post without personal attacks and unsolicited advice about whose d!ck to suck. Congratulations! As. I mentioned above, the program's emphasis on building toilets without developing the infrastructure and social awareness is flawed and will likely fail. We only have to wait 5 years to see the results. Similar programs by the central government (both BJP and non BJP) and the state government by Modi himself have failed. There is nothing here to make it a differentiator on success. But if we look beyond toilets there is an entire mess for which there are no plans - what does Swacch Bharat say about garbage cans, segregation of waste, people who deal with waste in inhuman conditions, seepage of waste in the soil and groundwater? Pretty much nothing, which previous plans have not said. Modi's plan in Gujarat was a huge flop. His motto is ghandigi chippao tou ghandigi mit jaayegi. The pollution levels of Sabarmati are off the charts compared with Ganga or even the average. But what we see is photo ops on the waterfront of poisonous water. That is his modus operandi- bhavya imaaratein with khokla interiors. India is on the verge of several ecological disasters during our lifetimes driven by idiotic government policies. There is an article about Shimla in India Today this week. It can easily be extended to the complete ravaging of nature which is happening throughout India, and Himalayas in particular. How long do you think before a major earthquake will hit the area - 5, 10, 15 years? India is a laboratory for ***ing with nature before things implode. The country will set future benchmarks and the King Jaahil has already played his part by accelerating the ravaging on several fronts. And no, bio-toilets were not introduced by King Jaahil in Indian Railways.
Wow! This is one big comprehensive post of yours after the disastrous Election Result Prediction in Political Section. And beleive me you make more sense when your posts are lengthy. You could have done without the last line as it would make sure few more votes for Mr Modi in the coming elections. Building Toilets by corporate sectors in villages. What exactly is the infrastructure you want in this process in villages? Their are two aspects of looking into everything. One Glass Half Full and other Glass Half Empty. I am looking into brighter side, you are looking into darker side. I would have looked in same way even if it was any other government, your view point changes for the same policies depending on the governments. Post your ideas on the gov site. Let the Prime Minister know about the problems which you forsee. He is going to be our PM for next 5 years so we do not have any option and if you will not stop the personal attacks due to humble background he will be there for 10 years. People like you are needed in Rastra Nirman process not in some daily dose of anti government rant.

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