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Himachal Government In Bind Over Tough Land Laws

Shimla: Having tied itself in knots over tight land laws, the government’s move to relax some of its provisions for attracting investments and industry into the state has opposition BJP repay with ‘Himachal on Sale’ slogan; something the congress had deftly used to win the 2012 state assembly elections.

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Delhi – The City Of Honey Badgers

New Delhi – From being the centre of Mughal culture, British imperialism and old world gentility it has now become some kind of smorgasbord of the worst qualities of its neighbouring states, the arrogance of power, the corrupting influence of money, and the unruliness of millions of migrants who have no stakes in the city.

This area will be submerged if the Renuka Dam is built as planned (Image: Neeraj Doshi)

Budget 2014 – Short-Changing The Environment

During his election campaign and even after assuming office Mr. Modi has spoken about establishing a Council of Himalayan States to evolve a more specific planning model for them so that their environmental concerns could be addressed.

So Mr. Modi’s announcement was certainly no charity for the Himalayan states. But the Finance Minister made no mention of this Council in his budget.

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Delhi – The City Of Honey Badgers

New Delhi – From being the centre of Mughal culture, British imperialism and old world gentility it has now become some kind of smorgasbord of the worst qualities of its neighbouring states, the arrogance of power, the corrupting influence of money, and the unruliness of millions of migrants who have no stakes in the city.

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