'Politically-connected Kashmiris take money from both India and Pakistan'

We are a bit surprised to see so many prominent people being shocked at former Army Chief General VK Singh’s statement that Indian Army paid money to certain Jammu and Kashmir government ministers to maintain stability in the state. This is an open fact in Jammu and Kashmir.

Read this US State Department Cable originating from its Delhi Embassy on February 3, 2006. The cable, titled ‘Kashmiri Politics as filthy as Dal Lake’, was released by Wikileaks and reveals details about political corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.

Durga Shakti Nagpal walked into a trap laid by sand mafia

Ever since, Nagpal took charge as SDM, she has been sending out special squads, to stop sand dredging and loading onto trucks. She has arrested 15 people and imposed fines of several crores on those caught. Hundred of trolley and dumpers have been confiscated. The sand mafia was obviously rattled.

In fact the entire construction industry was in a state of shock. And this construction industry is one of the biggest in the country – Sports City, Greater NOIDA Expressway, 82 colleges, four universities and apartment blocs upon apartment blocs. This requires sand. But license for mining along twenty miles of the river is granted only to one person. This dummy “miner” is the cover for hundreds of crores worth of sand.

The Weekend Fraud on India

Yet another scam is being perpetrated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) during this weekend. This time the target is the youth of this country, i.e. future specialist doctors. Can the government order a conducting authority to alter the results of an examination after it has been announced?

The government has exactly done that. Can candidates be given less than 48 hours between the beginning and end of the weekend for counseling? This is exactly what is happening in Delhi to obviate legal intervention.