ibtl Columns

  • "Coal allocations since 1993 are arbitrary and illegal", Says Supreme Court

    Dr. Rita Pal | Tuesday, Aug 26,2014, 17:52 IST .

    On the 25th August 2014, a damning judgment was released by the Supreme Court of India in relation to the CoalGate Scam conducted during the reign of the previous Congress government. The bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha  were clearly unimpressed by the manner in which the former government had conducted itself in relation to coal block allocations and delivered a blistering verdict...

  • Palestine, 6 billion people and second hand opinions

    Francois Gautier | Wednesday, Aug 13,2014, 23:44 IST .

    In the wake of the widespread support of the western intelligentsia for Palestine during the Gaza conflict (and the hatred for Israel and Jews), including statements by some famous Hollywood actors, such as Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, one has to reflect on the how and why of such a fanatical support. 
Where is it that these enlightened personalities acquire their opinions? Are they reall..

  • Malegaon 2006 vs. Malegaon 2008 - Blast Politics

    Anand Mathur | Friday, Jun 20,2014, 03:34 IST .

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was born on 31st December, 2008 under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 (NIA Act). The NIA Act enables NIA to take over investigation of cases from the state police.

    NIA took over investigations of Malegaon 2006 blasts case and Malegaon 2008 blasts case from the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) / Maharashtra Police.


  • Who will investigate Chidambaram & Co for the Dabhol Loot?

    Anand Mathur | Tuesday, Jun 03,2014, 20:54 IST .

    P. Chidambaram was the lawyer for Enron, GE and Bechtel in their legal battles in the Dabhol Power Corporation cases in between holding two Ministerial posts. This is the reason he recused himself from the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed by UPA I Government in 2004 for salvaging the Dabhol project.

    Chidambaram’s clients, Enron, GE and Bechtel were the majority stakeholders in D..

  • Narendra Modi prepares to climb the ramparts of the Red Fort

    Sandhya Jain | Monday, May 26,2014, 15:59 IST .

    According to an apocryphal story about Chandragupta Maurya, the conqueror’s first attempt to seize the kingdom of Magadha failed. Wandering in disguise one night, he came across a mother scolding her son for chewing his bread from the middle. “Eat the outer sides first and then move to the centre of the roti. Not like Chandragupta Maurya who straightaway attacks the centre”,..

  • The Great Jindal Swindle

    Dr. Rita Pal | Wednesday, May 07,2014, 14:13 IST .

    Naveen Jindal’s toothy grin and smarmy look accompanied by his expensive suits do not seem to be persuading the authorities that he is a honest politician.  This Congress MP who prides himself as a second rate Tiranga bangle seller is also the beleaguered director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Naveen Jindal has faced public scrutiny since the CBI [ Centre Bureau of Investigati..

  • AAP's insidious anti-Hindu agenda

    Sandhya Jain | Wednesday, Apr 02,2014, 15:44 IST .

    Launching his campaign as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate in East Delhi constituency, Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, attacked Narendra Modi and demanded that he ‘come clean on his election funding and subject himself to media scrutiny on his so-called achievements’. Long an academic in the United States and well-known on the capital’s ‘secular circuit..

  • Nagma - Sonia Gandhi's Star Soldier

    Anand Mathur | Thursday, Mar 20,2014, 15:28 IST .

    Nagma, a film star whose stardom is waning, is searching for new avenues to keep her business going.

    She has hitched her band wagon to politics and religion, very old money spinning businesses. She has joined the Congress Party and become a Right Wing Christian convert, both multi-billion dollar corporates in India.

    Nagma has successfully bagged the Congress Party nomination..

  • Aam Aadmi Party : Anti-Modi stalking horse

    Sandhya Jain | Tuesday, Mar 11,2014, 23:30 IST .

    The Aam Aadmi Party’s links with questionable activists in India make sense if one studies its ‘Made in UK’ agenda, which explains the seemingly disparate causes it espouses, and its visceral hatred towards the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate. Informed sources say that the AAP core leaders are only foot soldiers whose task is to undermine Narendra ..

  • What in God's name is Teesta Setalvad's agenda?

    Anand Mathur | Wednesday, Mar 05,2014, 01:11 IST .

    Most of the large NGO’s of India are foreign funded. This funding is mostly anti-India in nature yet the Indian government has repeatedly turned a blind eye to it. These NGO’s ..

  • Would US authorities investigate GE in the NDTV money laundering case?

    Anand Mathur | Wednesday, Feb 12,2014, 01:50 IST .

    Enron, Walmart and now GE - American companies have repeatedly been exposed using money power to buy influence in countries. American corporate excesses go hand in hand with the American state’s policy of encouraging economic and political subjugation of upcoming adversarial nations.

    The bloody history of America’s involvement in South America and Asia is well known. Its ..

  • The Truth behind the West Bengal gang-rape

    Anand Mathur | Monday, Feb 03,2014, 16:26 IST .

    Trial by media is the norm in India where shameless journalists now wear party tags but shirts dipped in yellow and blood. A pillar of democracy, journalism just sentenced 13 innocent to life in jail, if not death.

    Ground level, idealist journalists tear their hair in frustration when reports they send to their offices are doctored shamelessly to run a political agenda.


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