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  • Blog: No Media Ban At Home Ministry, Amit Shah Assured Us
    Neeta Sharma
    The "ban" on journalists from entering the North Block, the headquarters of the finance ministry, was the talk of the town in media circles this week. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman making her side of the government secretariat out of bounds for reporters naturally made even those like us who cover the Home Ministry on the other side of the No...
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  • Blog: Long Hours, Working Holidays. Amit Shah's Home Ministry Is Different
    Neeta Sharma
    Work hours at North Block, the headquarters of the home ministry in Delhi, have stretched, not because of longer days in summer but because of a "workaholic" Home Minister.
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  • Blog: Why Do Our Spies Fail Us? Because They Are Not Accountable
    Neeta Sharma
    Should Indian Intelligence agencies be made accountable? Should the National Security Council (NSC), which advises the Prime Minister and the National Security Advisor (NSA), who heads it, be made statutory or bodies created by law? Should they be made accountable to parliament? Well, these are some of the talking points among the top bureaucracy t...
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  • Blog: The Untold Story Behind The Jammu And Kashmir Highway Ban
    Neeta Sharma
    Since the terrorist attack in Pulwama in February, many decisions taken by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir have hit headlines for wrong reasons and the ban on civilian traffic on the 271-km National Highway 44 between Udhampur and Kashmir for two days every week is one of them. Insiders say that the decision was taken by the Chief Secretary of th...
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  • Blog: Why Some In Government Appear To Agree With Congress On AFSPA
    Neeta Sharma
    Amid the debate on the Congress promise to amend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, there have been some contrarian views from within the establishment.
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  • Blog: My Encounters With Women Whose Daughters Were Raped
    Neeta Sharma
    These stories are of those mothers whose daughters were violated. Each reacted differently to the situation.
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  • Blog: My Mother Came Home In An Ambulance. My Year Without Her.
    Neeta Sharma
    I fight my battles now without her on my side.
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