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Is Your MP Underpaid? – they voted a huge hike for themselves

Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Bill to hike Members of Parliaments salaries despite a walkout by the Left , demanding a provision for an independent mechanism to fix the MPs salaries. The Salary, Allowance and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2010, provides threefold hike in basic salaries of MPs from Rs 16,000 […]

Saffron Terror – Chidambaram jumped into some controversy

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has jumped right into a controversy by mentioning “Saffron Terror” in one of his speeches. While addressing a meeting of state IGS and IGPs on Wednesday, Chidambram has cautioned against the cross-border terrorism as well as the Saffron Terrorism. The Home Minister admitted that saffron terror is a new phenomenon […]

Another Bhopal Tragedy – Oil spill off the Bombay coast

August 7 morning saw the biggest ever oil spill in India as MCS Chitra collided with MV Khalijia 10 km off the Mumbai coast with the former tilting precariously and leaking oil into the sea. An estimated 500 tonnes of oil spilled into the sea and about 250 containers, some carrying hazardous chemicals and pesticides […]