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10 ways to detect cancer in early stage

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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“In India, the war on Cancer is often lost due to delay in diagnosis.” The cure rate in cancer is more than 80% in early-stage cancer, this outcome goes below 30% in advance stage cancer treatment in spite of best effort and a cost which is often 3-5 times more the cost of treating early …

Budget 2017 focuses to transform, energise and clean India

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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Madam Speaker, On this auspicious day of Vasant Panchami, I rise to present the Budget for 2017-18. Spring is a season of optimism. I extend my warm greetings to everyone on this occasion. 2. Madam Speaker, our Government was elected amidst huge expectations of the people. The underlying theme of countless expectations was good governance. …

Indian Foreign Policy Challenges in 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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2017 ushered in dramatic challenges and potential policy changes. The UN would need to await the new US Administration’s approach to the recent Security Council condemnation of Israel’s Occupied Territories. A new UNSG with a proven record on assisting refugees had been sworn in, along with a new US President in a hurry to change …

We celebrate argumentative, not intolerant Indian

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Fellow citizens: On the eve of the sixty-eighth Republic Day of our nation, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Para-military Forces and Internal Security Forces. I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers and security personnel who made …

Together, we will make America great again

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and …

Thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th President

Friday, January 20, 2017

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My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear …

The new normal in Indian Foreign Policy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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In May 2014, the people of India also ushered in a New Normal. My fellow Indians spoke in one voice to entrust my government with a mandate for change. Change not just of attitudes but of mindsets. Change from a state of drift to one of the purposeful actions. Change to take bold decisions. A …

We have made a tamasha of ourselves before the whole world

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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I have been deeply disturbed and shocked by what has been going on in the media circus for the last three days. I got a call yesterday from a Pak TV channel. He sarcastically drew my attention to what has been going on for the past few days and asked me to join their show. …

You made me a better President and you made me a better man

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and …

Why BJP is not winning UP?

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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UP is the largest state in India, and so what happens in the forthcoming UP Assembly Elections will be extremely important for the whole of India. Some Opinion Polls have predicted a BJP victory in the forthcoming U.P. elections. I do not agree. My own prediction is a clear majority for the Samajwadi Party led …

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