Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Editorial’

Pseudo manifesto

The dictionary clearly states that a manifesto is, ‘a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate’. But Rahul Gandhi seems to have derived a new meaning for it in Rajasthan recently. In his words, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said, “Usually, the party [...]

The onus is on GVMC

Quality checks by a third party to find out the alleged lapses in the structure of the newly constructed 1.6 kms long ‘Telugu Talli’ flyover between Vemana Mandiram in Asilmetta and MES Junction(Railway Station) at the present juncture, is like “Crying over spilt milk”.
The monitoring of construction of the flyover should have started [...]

Why blame Kiran?

The reports that some State ministers and Union Minister for Tourism Chiranjeevi are plotting to rebel against Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is disturbing. The rebels met at Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy’s residence to chalk out a strategy to counter iran on his tirade against the high command on the bifurcation issue, it is [...]

Justice at last

Fodder scaM came to light first in the year 1996. The amount involved was a whopping Rs.950 crore. The president of Rashtriya Janata Dal Lalu Prasad Yadav and 44 others, including another former CM Jagannath Misra, are accused. Lalu who was Chief Minister of Bihar had to step down in May 1997 as the CBI [...]

Powermen strike

The 72-hour strike launched by the electricity employees and officials on Thursday has upset many in the Seemandhra region as there are none to attend to the breakdowns and complaints. While the city dwellers are somewhat better placed, the rural areas are badly hit by the strike. The strike witnessed a steep fall in power [...]

Gimmick

Transport Minister Botsa Satyanarayana firmly saying that the request of AP State Road Transport Corporation employees’ Union seeking a takeover by the State Government in the interests of its employees would be examined from all angles, looks more a political gimmick than anything. There were several occasions in the past when the governments thought of [...]

Politics and RTI

Political parties are refusing to come under the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI) and the Government has referred an amendment bill on RTI that seeks to keep the political parties out of the Act, to a Parliamentary standing committee for elaborate study and this should come as a relief to those championing [...]

All the best

It is reported that leaders of different Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committees in Bay City have decided to meet the Antony Committee sometime this month to put forth their demands on the bifurcation issue. It is said that they had already sought an appointment with the committee and were waiting for the date which will [...]

Yasin arrest

The arrest of the banned Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal along with his lieutenant Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi on the India-Nepal border in Bihar on Thursday is a big achievement for the police. It took the police six full months to nab him. Yasin who is among the top ten wanted terrorists has been the [...]

Historic win

A bronze medal for Indian women’s hockey team in a World Cup championship is something which never happened in the past. Not even when Indian girls won the gold in the Asian Games 1982 at Delhi when the brilliance of Rajbir Kaur clinched the medal for the host. There were others like Prem Maya, Nazleen [...]

Patience pays

The induction of senior Congress MP Kavuri Sambasiva Rao into the Union Cabinet only proves that patience always pays. True, he was very frustrated the last time when he was not taken in and even threatened to quit the party if it continued to discriminate against him. That he is made a Cabinet Minister is [...]

Digvijay’s return

The return of senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh as incharge of the party affairs in Andhra Pradesh augurs well for the ruling Congress in the election year. He replaces Union Minister Gulam Nabi Azad who, of late, was found requesting the high command to relieve him of the responsibility. Why Azad [...]

Ramky in trouble

The decision by the adjudicating authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in New Delhi to uphold the attachment of the properties of the Ramky Group up to about Rs.144 crore in the disproportionate assets case against Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy has put the Ramky Group in serious trouble. For long, the Enforcement [...]

DL’s dismissal

The dismissal of Health Minister D.L. Ravindra Reddy was long expected. The way he was going about criticising the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy as also the various welfare schemes of the State Government, he should have been sacked long ago. It has become a fashion in the Congress party [...]

Landmark ruling

The Central Information Commission’s observation that political parties come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act is a landmark judgement that can serve the cause of the public. The CIC had no hesitation in concluding that the Indian National Congress and the All India Congress Committee, the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Communist Party [...]

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