The failure of peace talks between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan has once again proved that the two nuclear-powered South Asian arch rivals are still unwilling to overcome their deep-rooted mutual mistrust as the two sides stuck to their stand on the involvement of third party in the negotiations over the disputed issue of Kashmir.
Fifth monsoon session of the 16th Lok Sabha' of Parliament proved to be a complete wash out and with this taxpayers' hard earned money in crores also got wasted. Neither PM Narendra Modi nor Sonia Gandhi and not a single political party bothered about this. Isn't it the drama of democracy?
Security and prevention of the entry of anti-social elements have become a major concern for Indian security and intelligence establishments after the completion of long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh so that the area could not be converted into a hub of anti-national activities. The process of swapping of enclaves have the potential of anti-India modules operating from eastern border entering India as check posts in the erstwhile disputed areas are yet to be set up.
He smiles down upon you as you come out of the airport at Bhubaneswar. His photos are plastered on every street corner, and every lamp-post in the main avenues of the capital city. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling, his chubby face is ubiquitous in every petrol pump and LPG point in the State. The huge image building spree undertaken by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Narendra Modi led NDA Government, in the last few months is something which was never seen earlier in the state of Odisha.