SNC-LAVALIN INC. – A TALE OF CORRUPTION IN BIG BUSINESS AND COVER UPS
By: Robert T. Chisholm
This is about Canadian corporate greed, corruption in business, injustice and denial of Charter rights to life and security of the person directed at Robert Chisholm by SNC-Lavalin Inc. and their predecessor company The SNC Group (prior to 1995). Until now, it has been effectively covered up because of persistent refusal by the Canadian mainstream media to investigate and report when Mr. Chisholm approached them. The SNC Group took over Lavalin ... Read More
PMO ethics scandal deeply troubling
Police documents sworn under oath show the RCMP is investigating allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust inside the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The behaviour reported to have taken place earlier this year at the highest levels of Stephen Harper’s government is deeply troubling.
Far from being the work of a single rogue (i.e., PMO Chief of Staff Nigel Wright) acting all alone, a dozen or more people in the Prime Minister’s inner sanctum have ... Read More
New Clues May Change Buddha’s Date of Birth
Ira Block/National Geographic
In traditional narratives, Queen Maya Devi, the mother of Buddha, gave birth to him while holding on to a branch of a tree in a garden at Lumbini, in what is now Nepal. Accounts vary as to when this occurred, leaving uncertain the founding century of one of the world’s major religions.
Until now, archaeological evidence favored a date no earlier than the third century B.C., when the Emperor Asoka promoted the spread of ... Read More
MP Shory: 2015-16 Canadian budget is expected to have $3.7 billion surplus
Calgary, AB - Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast applauded the news that our Conservative Government is on track to balance the budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of $3.7 billion in 2015-16.
“Our Conservative Government understands the importance of responsible spending and balanced budgets for long-term economic growth and stability, and just like everyday Canadians, who make tough choices for their family’s budget, we too have been making the tough choices ... Read More
‘Mere Administration Can No Longer Be Enough To Be Missionary’, Holy Father
By Father Anand Muttungal
Holy Father Pope Francis in his latest apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, (the Joy of Evangelization) released in the last week of November has dealt with a wide range of issues like evangelisation, parishes, secularisation, family, abortion, women’s priesthood, science and religion, the poor, peace, economy, ecumenical dialogue and Islam. Holy Father has categorically pointed out the diminishing interest in religious matters. Probably to revive this Pope says that ‘mere administration’ can ... Read More
AHRC welcomes 2nd Constituent Assembly Elections
Nepal has successfully conducted the second Constituent Assembly elections on 19 November 2013 with estimated 70 percent voter turnout. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to congratulate voters, the Election Commission, national and international observers, security agencies, media, and civil society for their active participation in election management.
The exciting participation of Nepali people exercising their franchise shows their eagerness to have a constitution. It shows their desire to end the stalemate and usher ... Read More
Hidden in the mists of time
Wealth of ancient manuscripts(from top) Tantrasangraha, Yukthibhasha and Prakriya SarvaswamPhotos: Oriental Research Institute and Manuscript Library, University of Kerala
In conversation S.G. Rajeev, physics professor at the University of Rochester, says not enough has been done to study and understand the Kerala School of Mathematics, an illustrious epoch of our ancient history. Dr. Rajeev is one of the many who are trying to unravel the findings and studies of the scholars of yore
Centuries ago, along the ... Read More
Thorn at home scripts triumph at UN
New York, Nov. 2: Depressed growth rates and lowered business expectations from India have not affected the country’s standing at the United Nations, where New Delhi continues to be an aspirant for a permanent seat in the Security Council.
This was in evidence yesterday in the UN General Assembly where India’s comptroller and auditor general, Shashi Kant Sharma, was elected to the UN’s Board of Auditors by acclamation.
The General Assembly’s acclamation as the sole ... Read More
Irom Sharmila’s ‘attempted suicide’ enters 14th year, democracy’s murder 56th
Irom Sharmila Chanu’s story is a bizarre, almost schizophrenic, tale of absurdities. It has a woman who has not eaten a morsel for a full 13 years. It has a state that has kept her incarcerated for most part of all these years and is force feeding her through a tube in her nose. The fast has wasted her body from within. It has caused her to stop menstruating. Medical reports indicate severe ... Read More
Gang Rape in India, Routine and Invisible
By ELLEN BARRY and MANSI CHOKSI
MUMBAI, India — At 5:30 p.m. on that Thursday, four young men were playing cards, as usual, when Mohammed Kasim Sheikh’s cellphone rang and he announced that it was time to go hunting. Prey had been spotted, he told a friend. When the host asked what they were going to hunt, he said, “A beautiful deer.”
As two men rushed out, the host smirked, figuring they did not like losing at ... Read More
Why Indian firms are rooting for Narendra Modi
INDIAN industry is in a funk and has decided that one man is the answer. “We’re waiting for NaMo,” says a tycoon. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that almost everyone in a suit and with a pulse in the private sector wants Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state, to become prime minister after elections due by May 2014. Private-equity types, blue-chip executives and the chiefs of India’s big conglomerates all ... Read More
Behind the 'Bad Indian Coder'
An ongoing debate about the quality of outsourced code prompts a look at the country’s precarious economic and educational picture.
OLGA KHAZANOCT 18 2013, 8:00 AM ETIt started, as many deep philosophical Reddit debates do, with a one-line statement, “Got a contract to fix some outsourced Indian PHP code,” accompanied by an image macro of Toy Story characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear gazing off into the distance. “Security flaws,” the overlain, blocky white text reads. “Security ... Read More
The Politics of Special Legislations in India
I was not yet in my first standard of school when the strategies of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) (earlier known as Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes) were put into force. Way back in 1979-80, the SCSP mandated every State/Ministry to earmark funds from the Plan outlay, atleast in proportion to the population of SCs in the State/Country i.e 16.62\% as per the Census records. It meant that 16.62 \% of the ... Read More
Chinese businessmen in Africa get the attention, but Indians are not far behind
ABHIJIT SANYAL is sitting on a beach-chair watching frothy waves roll in from the Indian Ocean. He arrived in Tanzania a year ago after a career in his native India with Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant. ChemiCotex, an industrial company in Dar es Salaam, hired him as chief executive to oversee the expansion of its “tooth-and-nail business”, which dominates the Tanzanian market for dental care and metal goods.
“A lot of the challenges here are familiar ... Read More