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The US Nuclear Posture Review : Prompt Global Strike System
Towards Global Zero: Seeking Conventional Alternatives ?
The US Nuclear Posture Review : Prompt Global Strike System
Towards Global Zero: Seeking Conventional Alternatives ?
The US Nuclear Posture Review : Prompt Global Strike System
Towards Global Zero: Seeking Conventional Alternatives ?
Prime Minister’s Visit to J&K : June 7-8, 2010
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s two day (June 7/8, 2010) visit to Srinagar is being generally described as rather uneventful. In UPA-II avatar, this was his second visit to the state, the earlier one being in October 2009. It may be mentioned that all such high profile visits from New Delhi to Srinagar have been traditionally, barring a few exceptions, accompanied by the hardliners’ call for Srinagar bandh. This visit of the PM was no exception.
Governments That Work - I : Primary Health Care Finally Takes Off in the States
A combination of fortuitous circumstances – high rates of economic growth coupled with spiraling government revenues; the information revolution; Panchayati Raj; public-private partnership; and the emergence of political leaders who are determined to turn things around in quick time – is changing the face of rural India and effecting a significant improvement in the quality of life in the villages.
Governments That Work - II : The Mid-Day Meal, Ladli Lakshmi and the Bicycle for the Girl Child are Worthy of Emulation
Thinking out-of-the-box, politicians and bureaucrats are coming up with innovative ideas in many states to effectively tackle problems that have dogged Indian society for decades. It is indeed heartening to see the range of programmes and the clever manner in which each programme is tweaked to suit the needs of a specific state.
The Right to Reject all Candidates
The demand that voters should have the right to reject all the candidates in a constituency is now picking up with many non-government organizations and even the Election Commission supporting the idea. The proposal is to give electors the choice to press the button which says “None of the Above” if they do not like to vote for any of the candidates listed in the electronic voting machine. This option will come after the name of the last candidate in the voting machine.
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