Free Press Journal
  • In this file photograph shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in New Delhi.

    A friendship between India and China does not suit the clever American cat

    India has participated in the newly formed “Indo-Pacific Region” constituting of Australia, India, Japan and the United States, but excluding China even though China is the dominant player in the Pacific region. The “Indo-Pacific Region” is being seen as an American effort to encircle China with Japan in the east and India in the south….

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  • In order to privatise public sector banks

    The Government has thankfully decided to privatise Air India. The same formula must be applied to the Public Sector Banks (PSBs). But first let us examine the arguments against privatisation of Air India. The first argument is that public assets are often sold to vested interests at throwaway prices. The lines of the British Railways,…

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  • Single point control will undo the economy

    The determination of economic policies requires an open mind to listen to dissenting views. The Modi Government, on the other hand, is smothering all alternative views and wants to run the country as per its own understanding. While this provides a clear cut policy direction, it also presents a danger. No check remains if the…

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  • Hinduism and the challenge of Hindu Rashtra

    Around 2,000 Dalits in Gujarat recently abandoned Hinduism. Former UP Chief Minister and head of the Dalit-centered Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati has said that she will leave Hinduism and embrace Buddhism if the atrocities on the Dalits did not cease. The immediate outburst may be due to her declining political fortunes. But the social environment…

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  • E-cars are good, but pollution woes remain

    The Government has decided to use e-cars that run on electricity in government work. These cars have batteries like e-rickshaws. These are charged in the home and have a range of up to 300 kilometers which is sufficient for daily urban travels. The use of e-cars will certainly reduce urban pollution because these cars do…

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    Adopt the Luni-Solar Calendar

    The financial year is reckoned from Diwali to Diwali in the Hindu tradition. The idea, perhaps, was that Diwali falls at the end of the monsoons, therefore, it would be possible to assess the financial situation in the coming year and plan the government budget accordingly. Our Government, however, has adopted the British system of…

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    A new future for jobs after the advent of Artificial Intelligence

    The Government has established a Task Force to advise the Government how to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the Indian economy. Cars, refrigerators and mobile phones have all become “smart.” A deeper change is on the anvil. The development of AI will lead to the computers taking away large chunks of repetitive mental works such…

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  • Need to amend recently enacted RERA Act

    The recently enacted Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, RERA for short, has brought in certain regulations that appears troublesome at the present but will lead to the expansion of the housing sector in the long run. It has been made mandatory that houses will be sold on the basis of carpet area. Builders often…

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  • What is the future of bio-diesel in India?

    Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery plant in Pune that will produce fuel oil from rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, cane trash and corn cobs. The preferred raw material for biofuel in India is Jatropa. This crop is often cultivated in degraded lands but requires irrigation…

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  • The challenge of Ganga rejuvenation

    Mr Nitin Gadkari has a deep challenge staring in his face as he takes over the reins of the Ministry of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation. The Ganga Action Plan was launched 30 years ago. Since then the strategy to clean the Ganga has been anchored on providing finances to the municipalities to set up…

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  • Support the PM on import substitution

    The Prime Minister has called for import substitution. He wants that we should ourselves make the goods that we are importing at present. Kudos to the PM for raising this issue. Actually the first steps in this direction were taken by the Government few months ago. The Government had made known its intention to make…

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    Three years of Modi government goes in vain

    While assuming the command of the country as Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi had promised MPs of his party that he will return with his report card in five years, that is, before the 2019 general elections. Now, three years later, he has said from the ramparts of the Red Fort that he will double…

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