The land laws of J&K were antiquated, and some of the clauses were contradictory. The new law is progressive and has adequate safeguards. About 90% of J&K land is agricultural and can be bought only by an agriculturist who will not be from Punjab or Haryana, but only J&K. So, 90% is fully secure. About 5% to 6% is government land, and gone are the days when someone could occupy that. We have opened up the land to set up industrial clusters, private educational and health institutions. J&K has lagged in that. That is all that has changed on land laws. We have identified 3,000 acres and initiated the process of acquisition. The new land law is for the betterment of the people of J&K who have been given the same safeguards as those in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. … [Read more...] about Freedom for politics, not anti-national activities: J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha
Economic freedom fighters
For decades, India has been on the receiving end of Pakistan’s relentless export of terrorism, the commodity in which it has enjoyed both a comparative as well as a competitive advantage. Faced with Pakistan’s use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy, India struggled to devise an adequate response. After every big terror attack, there was a standard response in India: the government threatened to retaliate and talking heads on TV nudged government strategists to pay back Pakistan in the same coin. The standard response to this unsolicited advice was that India couldn’t stoop to Pakistan’s level. But many security experts have reasoned that the real reason was that India just never bothered to build the leverages, capacities and capabilities that would have allowed New Delhi to hit Pakistan where it hurt. … [Read more...] about Pak’s million mutinies, ghosts and Doval’s doctrine of ‘defensive offence’
Isn’t this is a little rash of Qantas? The big pharmaceutical companies are exempt from liability if a vaccine turns out to have harmful side effects, but not airlines. What if someone only gets vaccinated in order to fly on Qantas and then suffers serious harm? Won’t they be able to sue Qantas? Perhaps the Australian Government, which had to bail out the airline back in April and has probably ordered the CEO to make this announcement, has indemnified it. … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Qantas ‘No Vaccine, No Fly’ Boss Is Another Great Reset Shill
There’s more than anecdotal evidence to suggest there is a negative correlation between the strength of teachers unions and the level of teacher accountability. Johnathan Lott of the University of Chicago and Lawrence W. Kenny of the University of Florida found “a $233 rise in union dues per teacher causes student math and reading scores to drop almost 4 percentage points,” and a “$14 increase in union spending per student results in a 3 percentage point decrease in math and reading scores.” … [Read more...] about Why Do Teachers Unions Hate Our Kids?
“The failure to enforce environmental agreements has grave, very grave social and economic repercussions. Recently, Ecuador manifested its concern over the presence of a large foreign fishing fleet, which since May 2020 has been active very close to the Galápagos Islands,” Moreno said. “We have reiterated that, regardless of the flag they fly, we will assert our maritime rights over the exclusive economic zone.” … [Read more...] about Five Countries that Used the U.N. General Assembly to Challenge China