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Shashi Tharoor lands in trouble over tweeting fake news on Raghuram Rajan

Shashi Tharoor, one of the most popular political leaders on microblogging site Twitter, has landed in big trouble over tweeting a fake news on former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghhuram Rajan.

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On Saturday, Shashi Tharoor shared a news on Twitter. “Remarkable: India’s RaghuramRajan has been appointed Governor of the Bank of England! With an Indian (NasserHusain) having captained the England cricket team already, all that’s left to complete a reverse colonization is for an Indian to be Prime Minister.”

He also pasted the link of an article from Siasat. The worst part was that he didn’t crosscheck it,. Even though Tharoor has been very much active on internet and social media, he failed to notice that not a single media outlet other than the above-mentioned one carried the story. The news was fake. Following the social media furore, the website deleted the news.

Many news websites including Alt news reported that the news was fake.

Then came Tharoor’s clarification. And it goes like this, ” Seems I was taken in by fake news too. Thanks @AltNews for setting the record straight.”

Earlier Financial Times published an article which stated Raghuram Rajan could be considered as a possible contender for the top post of Bank of England.

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What to expect from Trump-Putin summit

US president Donald Trump will meet Russian president Vladimir Putin next week. Who is on the back-foot now, the US or Russia?

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Amid the tensions of just-started trade war, the US president Donald Trump is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week in Finland. What to expect from the much-hyped summit is a hot point of debate in political circles.

Most likely, the Russian interference in the US elections will become a talking point between the leaders as the US has come up with more revelations on the Russian hackers.

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Zojila Tunnel project will make a turnaround in Kashmir's infrastructure development

PM Modi’s development pitch in Kashmir is intriguing. It makes great sense in the present socio-political ecosystem of Jammu and Kashmir. It needs to be successful

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Development is the ultimate solution for most of the intense problems in a society.  Marginalization and little consideration are ‘grand’ enough to nurture a feeling of oddity in the minds of people,  irrespective of their caste,  colour,  language or religion.  So the best thing is addressing them, be engaged with problems in terms of constructive ideas and developmental initiatives.
Zojila Tunnel will be the longest road tunnel in India. And, more importantly, it will be the longest bidirectional road tunnel project in Asia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modified knows this very well.  That’s why the other day he expressed his belief in development during his Kashmir visit.  Modi has said that ‘development’ is the solution for Kashmir’s problems.
What the Modi government is doing now in Jammu and Kashmir, from an economic perspective, matters a lot.  The flagging off ceremony of Zojila Tunnel project on Saturday, 19 May, makes great sense for the very cause of development.  Zojila Tunnel in Kashmir is going to be  a path-breaking initiative in the state, marking a big leap in the history of infrastructure development, cementing a sense of belonging and integration among the people.
Once it becomes operational,  Zojila Tunnel will be the longest road tunnel in India. And, more importantly, it will be the longest bidirectional road tunnel project in Asia.
The construction of this 14-km tunnel will make all-weather connectivity between Srinagar,  Kargil and Leh.  The Rs.6800 crore project will reduce the travel time to cross the Zojila pass from 3.5 hours to just 15 minutes.

This will be a great advantage for India, even from a strategic point of view, as Pakistan still believes they can play misadventures in Kashmir.

Economic boom

The implementation of the project will result in creating hundreds of job opportunities,  once it is completed, there happens to be a remarkable turnaround in the tourism sector of the state.  Economic activities will strengthen, there will be increase in the number of tourists visiting the state.

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Why Modi is at No.9 in the list of most powerful people on earth; Indian economy speaks for him

India’s economy speaks for prime minister Narendra Modi. Just look at the fiscal deficit figures. Now, Modi is the new hope for an open world

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Indeed, it’s good news for Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, when the assembly election for Karnataka, a south Indian state under the rule of Indian National Congress, is at the corner. Forbes magazine has included Narendra Modi in the list of world’s most powerful people this year. Modi has secured a commendable spot at nine in the top ten list, just behind Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

According to Forbes magazine, the list is topped by Chinese supremo Xi Jinping followed by Russian president Vladimir Putin and US president Donald Trump. German chancellor Angela Merkel comes at fourth spot followed by US billionaire Jeff Bezos.

It should be noted that for the last four years India’s fiscal deficit has been less than 1 per cent of GDP

When it comes to India, Modi’s elevation to the top ten is something to celebrate as he still remains a controversial leader for many so-called intellectuals, both in India and outside.

Why Modi matters

Forbes magazine observes that Modi has raised himself as a global leader, playing a profound role in combating climate change and global warming.  The top rank needs to be seen as recognition for Modi as he has taken some risky moves to change India’s economic scenario since he attained power in May 2014.

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Modi has succeeded in establishing himself as a global leader challenging China’s Xi Jinping in Asia with his diplomatic masterstrokes and bold policies.  In an article appeared on Forbes website, its contributor Salvatore Babones state that India’s tremendous achievement in balancing the fiscal deficit gives Modi an edge in the upcoming general elections.

According to him India is going to achieve a fiscal deficit under .2 per cent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2017-2018 fiscal year. It should be noted that for the last four years India’s fiscal deficit has been less than 1 per cent of GDP.

The economy has recovered at a tremendous pace, marking India again the fastest growing major economy in the world

Now, most of the international financial organisations are upbeat about Indian economy, putting the financial figures for the second most populous country on earth in an ambitious manner. Indian economy has witnessed some structural changes in the past four years of Modi government including the biggest tax reform, GST (Goods and Services Tax). Even though this resulted in a temporary slowdown, the economy has recovered at a tremendous pace, marking India again the fastest growing major economy in the world.

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