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Armed forces worked hand in hand with Kerala government: CM

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has praised the armed forces for their dedicated role in rescue operations during the Kerala floods. The death toll would have been much higher if the army hadn’t come to the scene, he said.

Huge win for Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, has won the by-election by a huge margin, defeating Charlotte W Momin of the Congress. Conrad Sangma is a popular leader from the National Peoples Party (NPP) in Meghalaya.

‘Rahul Gandhi can’t understand RSS’

Lashing out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for comparing the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) with Muslim Brotherhood, the Sangh Monday said that the Congress leader is incapable of understanding the RSS.

Warren Buffet’s entry to India via Paytm

Ace investor Warren Buffet may take a minority stake in One97 Communications Ltd, the company which owns digital payment giant Paytm. Reports suggest that this will be Buffet’s first investment in an Indian company.

‘Equip police to combat cyber threats’

The vice president of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, has said that we should be aware of cyber warfare, equip police to combat threats. He was speaking at the 48th Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).

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Big win for BJP in Jammu region

BJP has won 212 seats out of 520 across the Jammu region in the civic polls

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US to end nuclear treaty with Russia

The US has decided to get out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, trying to implement one more drastic diplomatic blunder in his tenure. INF is a decades-old treaty which limits the strategic weapons development.

Now, politics for Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in Malegaon blast, may step into politics soon. According to a report in a national TV channel, she will join politics if the nation wants.

Assam bandh on October 23

As a strong protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, 40 organisations in Assam have called for a strike on October 23.

Big win for BJP in Jammu

BJP has won 212 seats out of 520 across the Jammu region in the civic polls which was boycotted by the National Conference and the PDP. The saffron party has bagged 92 seats in Jammu, 23 in Rajouri, 13 in Reasi, and 34 in Kathua.

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Sabarimala is not a place for activism: Sri Sri Shankar

The founder of the Art of Living movement made it clear that Sabarimala is not a place for activism or one-upmanship

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As Kerala has been witnessing heavy protests over the state government’s stand on Supreme Court’s judgement on Sabarimala temple, eminent spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s tweet on the issue is getting much attention.

The founder of the Art of Living movement made it clear that Sabarimala is not a place for activism or one-upmanship. “The abode of Lord Ayyappa should be kept intact with utmost serenity, respecting tradition. It’s not a place for activism or one-upmanship,” Sri Sri tweeted.

He also believes that while considering the review petition, the Court will take note of the sentiments of devotees as well.

The Supreme Court’s judgement that allows women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple has resulted in one of the biggest movements in the history of Kerala by Lord Ayyappa devotees, demanding the state government to back off from implementing the Court’s order with immediate effect.

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Pro-nationalist thinker S Gurumurthy appointed as part-time RBI director

A staunch advocate of Swadeshi economics, Gurumurthy is known for his nationalistic views on various issues including demonetization

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Narendra Modi-government has appointed Swaminathan Gurumurthy and Satish Marathe as part-time directors on the board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), indeed, a move that would please the Swadeshi group in Sangh Parivar.

Gurumurthy, a chartered accountant by profession, has been a staunch advocate of Swadeshi economics, known for supporting Narendra Modi’s crucial reforms including demonetization.

For him, the Swadeshi philosophy is contrary to the idea of protectionism

Gurumurthy is also the co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, an organisation affiliated to the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), which has been promoting national self-reliance since its inception in 1991.

“Story of my appointment as director RBI. This is the first directorship ever. Never accepted any private or PSU directorship. Not even audit of PSUs or Pvt cos.  Wanted to be free to speak. But when pressure built up I am needed to do something in public interest I had to accept,” Gurumurthy tweeted.

One of the most influential figures in the Sangh, Gurumurthy has succeeded in projecting ‘Swadeshi’ ideology as an ideal platform for India to take her growth to next level.

For him, the Swadeshi philosophy is contrary to the idea of protectionism.

He belongs to the league of Hindutva idelogues who think that India has to bank on development models that will work for India instead of importing the economic ideas from the West.

Sathish Marathe, founder of Sahakar Bharati, has also got entry into the RBI board along with Gurumurthy.

Marathe has been associated with the cooperative movement in the country as the head of Sahakar Bharati, an organisation functioning under the aegis of the RSS.

 

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