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- China Leaps, India Lags (Pioneer, Prafull Goradia, Nov 02, 2007)
Apropos Mr Chandan Mitra's article, "Class Apart" (October 21), the review of 10 MPs interacting with teachers at the Yale University was thought provoking.
- Congress Looks At New J&k Options (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Nov 02, 2007)
The charismatic and colourful Dr Farooq Abdullah is back in Srinagar to take charge of the National Conference after a five-year sabbatical.
- Raj Dharma Fails In Gujarat (Tribune, Kuldip Nayar, Nov 02, 2007)
I HAVE reasons to believe that Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when he was Prime Minister, wanted to dismiss Nahrendra Modi and had planned to do so after his visit to Ahmedabad.
- Cm Asks People To Benefit From Centre-Funded Schemes (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
At a public information campaign yesterday at Budgam, officials and public representatives, led by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, briefed people about social sector schemes of the Central government in the valley.
- Planning Process And The Marginalised (Hindu, D. Raja, Oct 31, 2007)
The welfare of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes is an explosive issue that needs the direct attention of the head of the elected government.
- A Firestorm, A Deluge And A Sharp Political Dig (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 30, 2007)
Efforts to reach out to victims of California's wildfires may be an attempt by the Bush administration to re-write the wrongs of Katrina.
- Kashmir Soldiers Told To Move Out (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been told to move out of schools and hospitals which they have occupied in the region.
- K'taka Cong Seeks Fresh Poll (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
In the wake of the BJP and the Janata Dal(S) forging an alliance to form the Government in Karnataka, the Congress on Monday asked the Centre to dissolve the Assembly and hold fresh elections in the State.
- Sc Refers Spirit Fee Dispute To Larger Bench (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
A Larger constitution bench will decide whether state governments had the authority to levy fee on sale of specially denatured spirit to licensees.
- Unravelling The Rudy Giuliani Myth (Hindu, KESAVA MENON, Oct 29, 2007)
A new book on the former New York Mayor and Republican presidential hopeful argues that in choosing a leader, people must look beyond the valorous images he may invoke to see whether the man has real substance.
- Should There Be A Ban On Automatic Fdi In Real Estate In India? (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
At present up to 100 per cent FDI is allowed in realty projects on automatic route subject to certain conditions.
- Cpi(m), Cpi Condemn Jharkhand Massacre (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) and the Communist Party of India have condemned Saturday’s Maoist attack at Chikhadiah village in Giridih district in Jharkhand. Eighteen persons, including Anup Marandi, the son of the former . . .
- We Will Ride To Power: Advani (Asian Age, Amita Verma, Oct 29, 2007)
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of the Opposition Lal Krishna Advani has said that the factors that catapulted the Bahujan Samaj Party into power in Uttar Pradesh will now lead the BJP to victory at the Centre in the Lok Sabha elections.
- Infy, Wipro Hunt For Land In West Bengal (Deccan Herald, KALYAN RAY, Oct 29, 2007)
Two of India's biggest IT companies, Infosys and Wipro, are looking for vast expanse of land in West Bengal to expand their operations.
- ‘In The Tulsidas Ramayan, Sita Is Not Ram’S Wife But His Sister. Only In The Valmiki Ramayan Is She His Wife’ (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 29, 2007)
Do you think that, over the last 10-15 years, coalition politics has been the antidote to the poison of separatism?
- Turkey May Launch Iraq Incursion (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Turkey said on Sunday that a military solution was still on the table to tackle Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, while Washington urged dialogue to avert an incursion it fears will destabilise the region.
- Unification Of Iraq: Make Walls, Not War (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Those who still favour a centralised state for Iraq like to insist that partition would further destabilise the country.
- Porsche May Control Vw (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Volkswagen Law, which the European Union's highest court The European Court of Justice has ruled illegal, was introduced in 1960 when the German car giant Volkswagen Group was first privatised.
- Carbon Blueprint (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 29, 2007)
Having given up on the nuclear deal and with elections in the not-to-distant future, the Congress (in particular the prime minister) has turned its attention to economic reform and governance, which should have been priorities at the beginning of . . . .
- Cbi Set To File Fir Against Mulayam (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
In a move likely to intensify the political cold war between Congress and Samajwadi Party, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday sought Supreme Court's permission to file an FIR against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his kin in a . . . .
- 1984: The Dow Story (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 27, 2007)
The Union Carbide Bhopal gas leak of December 3, 1984, was the largest industrial disaster in terms of its human costs. Between 40,000 and 50,000 people died due to the tragedy, and another 40,000 to 600,000 reportedly suffered adverse health . . . .
- Pak Troops Take On Radical Cleric’S Fighters (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
A fierce gunbattle erupted on Friday between security forces and pro-Taliban militants near the stronghold of a radical cleric in the Swat region of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.
- Turkey Sends More Troops (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
Iraqi, Turkish and US diplomats have stepped up efforts to avert a large-scale Turkish incursion but Turkeys prime minister and president have repeatedly said their country would not tolerate any more PKK attacks from Iraq.
- Tehelka Is Cong Proxy: Bjp (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
The BJP which has come under attack from major political parties with RJD leader Lalu Prasad even demanding the arrest of Modi, sought to link Tehelka with the Congress...
- Action Sought Against Guilty (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
A day after the telecast of the Tehelka sting operation on the post-Godhra riots that exposed Gujarat government’s alleged role and complacency in the killings, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India and the . . . .
- Hundreds Flee As ‘Operation’ Launched In Swat (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
Security forces battled with armed supporters of rebel cleric Maulana Fazlullah here on Friday, killing one militant and injuring three others, while bodies of four abducted security personnel were found on a roadside, witnesses and officials said.
- Pro-Taliban Militants, Troops Clash In Pakistan (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
A fierce gunbattle erupted on Friday between security forces and pro-Taliban militants near the stronghold of a radical cleric in the Swat region of Pakistanâ€™s North West Frontier Province.
- Sting Data Is Proof To Indict Modi: Cpm (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
The CPI(M) has said that the Tehelka tapes should be taken as prime facie evidence and the Supreme Court and Centre should move expeditiously to see that all those guilty are brought to justice
- Aziz: No Ban On Political Activity (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Oct 27, 2007)
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that the government has no plans to ban any political activity ahead of the general elections to be held in January.
- Nayachar Benefits All Cock-And-Bull: Rsp (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
Left Front partner RSP has found holes in the state government's arguments in favour of setting up a chemical hub for rapid industrialisation in the state.
- Stop Society Getting Divided: Bjp Urges Ec (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 27, 2007)
Taking strong note of Tehelka's sting operation related to the Gujarat riots of 2002, the BJP on Friday requested the Election Commission to intervene and prevent the society from getting divided on communal lines.
- Sc Rejects Central Rule In Belgaum (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)
Refusing to intervene, the Supreme Court on Thursday said it was not possible to direct the Centre to impose Central rule in the Belgaum district of Karnataka as prayed by the neighbouring Maharashtra which claims it to be inhabited by a. . .
- “Centre Giving Priority To Protect State Fishermen” (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 26, 2007)
The Central Government is giving priority to protect fishermen of Tamil Nadu from Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has stated in a letter to the State Government.
- Food Inflation On The Rise (Dawn, Sultan Ahmed, Oct 25, 2007)
THE holy month of Ramazan was conspicuous for accelerating the rate of inflation, particularly food inflation in the country. In fact, the inflation rate was the highest in this month during the last five years.
- Spirit Of Unity (Frontline, Bhaskar Ghose, Oct 25, 2007)
The systems of governance prevail and are seen as enduring, to be looked up to for redress in times of chaos in the country.
- Kalam Conferred Honorary Doctorate Of Science (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
Former president A P J Abdul Kalam has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Wolverhampton in the UK in recognition of his eminence in the international community as a scientist, educationist and statesman.
- Poor State (Indian Express, VARGHESE K. GEORGE, Oct 24, 2007)
Prabhat Patnaik writes on the ‘The Privatisation Of Planning,’ and argues that the central government is trying to take away the powers of the state government in two ways — by centralising some in the Union government and decentralising others to . . . .
- Q&a: 'Cabinet Secretariat Has To Act As A Facilitator' (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 24, 2007)
In a first of its kind in federal governance, Union cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar travelled with 18 officials — most of them secretary-level officers in Union ministries — to Ranchi for a day in September, checked into Raj Bhavan and . . . .
- Bjp For Joint Action (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
The BJP today suggested a joint Indo-Pak action against terrorist groups operating from Pakistan. This, according to the party, will be mutually beneficial for the two countries as both were facing the same problem.
- Disturbing Statements (Tribune, J. Sri Raman, Oct 24, 2007)
This is about two statements that India heard on the same day. They must have disturbed many Indians who value the country’s democracy, despite its various flaws.
- Govt Rules Out Foreign Help To Probe Karachi Blasts (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
The prime minister and interior minister have rejected the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s demand for foreign experts to assist in the inquiry into last Thursday’s suicide bombings in Karachi, while PPP chief Benazir Bhutto has insisted the . . . .
- Unjustified Status Quo (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 23, 2007)
The draft package approved by President Pervez Musharraf for the Northern Areas does not seem to address the basic issue — giving the region’s people fundamental rights and a constitutional identity.
- India 'Ration' Shops Go On Strike (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Dealers of government-licensed "fair price shops" have begun an indefinite strike in India's West Bengal state in protest against attacks on them.
- Kalam Conferred Honorary Doctorate Of Science (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, Chancellor of the University, presented the Doctorate to 76-year-old Kalam at a special ceremony at Wolverhampton last evening.
- Musharraf Offers Package For Northern Areas (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Oct 22, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf is said to have approved a draft package to devolve more political, administrative and financial powers to the Northern Areas, a region at present directly administered by the federal government.
- Us Schools Hit By Sex Crimes (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
The young teacher hung his head, avoiding eye contact. Yes, he had touched a fifth-grader’s breast during recess. “I guess it was just lust of the flesh,” he told his boss.
- ‘We Should Neither Proceed With N-Deal Nor Dump It Altogether... To Avoid Immediate Elections’ (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 22, 2007)
My guest today is one of the greatest characters in our politics today, one of our greatest writers — M. Karunanidhi, chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Let me also introduce his daughter Kanimozhi, a Member of Parliament, who will be our interpreter . . . .
- Rare Animal Species Extinct In J&k: Study (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
The nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals have lost 12 rare traditional and indigenous species of sheep, goats, horses and dogs during the past four decades.
- Asked To Bend, They Crawl (Pioneer, Joginder Singh, Oct 22, 2007)
Everybody wants a Government job in our country so that he or she could become a part of governance. For governance, departments are required so that specific Government functions can be performed.
- Recruitment Drive To Save Ram Setu (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is on a recruiting spree.
- Do The Right Thing In Northern Areas! (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 22, 2007)
If the latest “package” for the Northern Areas turns out to be a mere “proliferation” of the malfunctioning “local bodies” system in the rest of the country, then the people of Gilgit-Baltistan would be greatly disappointed.
- Pmk Plans Stir On Obc Quota Issue (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 19, 2007)
The Other Backward Classes should launch a nationwide agitation to get their rightful share of Central Government jobs, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss said on Thursday.
- Azad Urges Media To Highlight Development (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here today sought media’s cooperation in reaching out to people across the country and lamented that news about the negative aspects of society overshadowed developmental issues.
- Australia To Review Plans To Sell Uranium To India (Tribune, Rajeev Sharma, Oct 18, 2007)
The UPA government’s decision to put off the Indo-US nuclear deal in view of the Left parties’ unrelenting opposition to it has started having repercussions internationally.
- Pds Foodgrains Problem Due To Cut In Apl Allocations: Brinda Karat (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that the problem of shortages of foodgrains in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in parts of West Bengal had occurred because of the cut in the allocations for the . . . .
- Vhp Wants Committee Headed By Kalam To Study Sethu Project (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
The VHP on Wednesday demanded that a committee be set up under the chairmanship of former President APJ Abdul Kalam to study the feasibility of the Sethusamudram project in its proposed form.
- Australia To Review Uranium Deal With India (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 17, 2007)
With India virtually putting on hold its civilian nuclear deal with US, Australia has decided to review its plans to sell uranium to New Delhi.
- States Want To Modify Rti Act (Tribune, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 17, 2007)
Information Commissioners of different states meet in New Delhi on Wednesday to assess the implementation of the Right to Information Act since it was launched two years ago.
- Pragmatic Move (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 17, 2007)
A long term food grain policy is very much required.
- Sonia’S Assurance To Social Activists (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday told a delegation of social activists that she would discuss the issue of land redistribution with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after he returns from his foreign visit.
- Its A Mad Rush For Sezs By It Majors (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
Of the 15 proposals listed for the Board of Approvals meeting on October 19, 11 belong to the IT and ITeS sector, including those from TCS and DLF for their new projects in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh...
- Government Is Important, Not Deal: Mk (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
In the first revelation on how the UPA Government was forced to slow down on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said he had doubts about the deal and that he took sides with the Left to save the . . . .
- Obc Representation In Services On Wane: Survey (Pioneer, Abraham Thomas, Oct 15, 2007)
Fourteen years after the Mandal case reserved 27 per cent jobs for OBCs, a latest Government survey has made a shocking disclosure that OBC representation in services has shown a steady decline over the years.
- Deal Not Important, Govt Is... Had Doubts On Deal Even Before Left, So I Fought For Them: Karunanidhi (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
In the first revelation on how the UPA government was forced to slow down on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said he had doubts about the deal and that he took sides with the Left to save the . . . .
- Riots+economic Growth=? (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Narendra Damodardas Modi appears to dominate Gujarat, election-bound now, like no other political leader dominates his immediate constituency.
- Early Poll Will Help Congress (Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Oct 15, 2007)
Political assessments given a few weeks ago had indicated that the next general election would take place in December 2007 or February 2008. The fact that the Congress and the CPI(M) are trading charges on the India-US nuclear deal does not . . . .
- Truth Casualty In Dargah War: Rival Groups Blame Each Other For Absent Cctvs, Even Blast (Indian Express, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 13, 2007)
One blast has blown the lid off a protracted war between groups fighting to take control of the holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti — mainly its finances — and truth looks like the first casualty.
- Centre's Populist Announcements Against Model Code: Bjp Tells Ec (Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Oct 13, 2007)
The BJP on Friday moved the Election Commission accusing the Union Cabinet of violating the model code of conduct by making populist announcements just a day after the announcement of dates for Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
- Will The Lottery Agent Fall Into Service Tax Net? (Business Line, D. Murali , Oct 13, 2007)
A bumper draw of sorts is currently on, with more than Rs 2,000 crore as the sum at stake.
- Displaced To Be Made Stakeholders (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the new rehabilitation policy that defines the role of states in the acquisition of plots for industrial activities and provides for land-for-land compensation and preference to displaced families for . . . .
- Bandhs Are Not Against Law (Tribune, Rajindar Sachar , Oct 12, 2007)
Ever since the Kerala High Court judgement (1997) forbidding the call to bandh and upholding it by a laconic order by the Supreme Court (1998) there has been among trade unionists and political activists a wave of disappointing indignation . . . .
- Ai Panel Pulls Up Canadian Govt For Inaction (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Air India Commission, inquiring the 1985 Kanishka bombing which claimed 329 lives, has pulled up the Federal government for its inability to provide basic information about how terrorist financing legislation is working in the country.
- Government Disservice (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 12, 2007)
When the pay scales of government employees trail the cost of living, government in major economies simply mark it up. India has however set up six elaborate pay commissions to do that job.
- Indian Bureaucracy Reluctant To Shed Old Ways (Dawn, Surojit Gupta, Oct 11, 2007)
When Ashok Kheny decided in 1995, after 15 years in the United States, to return to India and take up a $700 million project to build a road and new townships, he dreamed of creating something unique.
- India Rules Out Eid Ceasefire (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is said to have ruled out an Eid ceasefire in the army operations against resistance groups in Jammu and Kashmir but his comments on Wednesday remained open to interpretation.
- Nwfp: ‘Liberation’ After Mma? (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 11, 2007)
A terrorist strike on Tuesday in Peshawar’s CD Market in Nishtarabad damaged 20 shops and wounded 25 innocent people, five of them seriously.
- Bjp Calls For Hartal In Kerala On November 1 (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a State-wide hartal on November 1, the Kerala formation day, in protest against the delay in forming the proposed railway zone and laying the stone for the coach factory in Kerala as announced by the Centre.
- Maya Gears Up For Ls Poll (Tribune, Shahira Naim, Oct 10, 2007)
Urging her party workers to be on their guard against the threat of money power, mafia, media and vested interests, BSP national president Mayawati declared that these four were not only keen to malign her but also even physically eliminate her.
- Move On To Elections (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 10, 2007)
The imposition of President’s Rule was as inevitable as night follows day — given the numbers in a hung Legislative Assembly elected in 2004 and the unravelling of a second coalition arrangement based on nothing but political opportunism.
- Karnataka Gets President’S Rule, House In Limbo (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
Ending the political uncertainty in Karnataka, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved imposition of President’s Rule in the state, placing the legislative assembly in suspended animation.
- And Children Labour On... (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
A year of a ban on domestic child labour has brought some change in the lives of a few thousand rescued children, but lakhs continue to lead miserable lives in dhabas and in the homes of influential families, including those of government officials.
- The Way Ahead: Us And Iraq's Oil Economy (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
Once most US troops leave Iraq, Iran will fill the vacuum and would control the Iraqi government, writes Alok Ray.
- History In The Making (Hindu, Jayati Ghosh, Oct 09, 2007)
Ashok Mitra is one of the more remarkable personalities of independent India, who has been involved and even deeply enmeshed in some of the most significant events and socio-economic processes of the sub-continent over the past six decades.
- The Muslim Question In Gujarat (Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Oct 09, 2007)
By an unspoken consensus, Muslims have been excluded from the election debate in Gujarat.
- J&k Quake Survivors Narrate Tales Of Official Apathy (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 09, 2007)
Two years after the killer temblor left its devastating trail in Jammu and Kashmir, people in the worst-hit Uri and Tangdhar are unhappy with the pace of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
- Bandh A Democratic Right (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 08, 2007)
On September 30, the Supreme Court passed an order restraining the ruling DMK-led coalition in Tamil Nadu from going ahead with a bandh the next day over the Sethusamudram controversy.
- So Far Ok But Long Political Logjam May Affect Karnataka Projects (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
While the political crisis in Karnataka may not immediately impact development projects in Bangalore or elsewhere, corporate leaders and bureaucrats are warning that a continued state of limbo in the government can start showing up.
- Iraqi Leaders Turn Against Us-Created ‘Militias’ (Pakistan Observer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
The Iraqi government lashed out on Thursday at a US military initiative that pits civilians against Al-Qaeda fighters, accusing it of creating new militias in the war-weary nation.
- Going Back To The Nwfp (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 06, 2007)
THE journey from Lahore to Peshawar in April 2007 was, as ever, replete with childhood memories. As the fields grew greener on approaching Attock, and the Indus and the Kabul rivers met, the heart lifted in anticipation of the inimitable . . .
- Widening Deficit (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 05, 2007)
Despite rising exports, the trade gap is widening.
- Quota: Govt Justifies 'Power' In Sc (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government whether Parliament has the blanket power to take sweeping decisions without stating the norms on the basis of which 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in educational. . .
- Down The Learning Curve (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 05, 2007)
Given the standing of some of its institutions of higher learning, the IITs and IIMs, India is a potential ‘knowledge power’. Realising the potential, however, is not going to be easy.
- An Ad Hoc Approach (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 05, 2007)
THE millers’ complaint that they are not receiving enough wheat from the government’s stocks does not augur well for the price of flour in the coming weeks.
- Govt Reverts To 27% Quota For Obcs (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 04, 2007)
Blocked by the Supreme Court from implementing 27 per cent quota for other backward classes (OBCs) in higher education, the Centre now plans to adopt the existing list of OBCs of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), which had been . . . .
- Dmk’S Ally Wants Sc Judge Off Ram Sethu Cases (Tribune, Arup Chanda, Oct 04, 2007)
A close ally of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi today trained its guns on a Supreme Court judge and appealed to the Chief Justice of India not to allow him to hear cases related to the Sethusamudram project or the recently held bandh in . . . .
- Reliance Further Cuts Its Troubled Retail Plans (The Financial Express, C B P Srivastava, Oct 04, 2007)
Reliance Industries Ltd has ended the services of about 400 franchisees for its planned retail operations in West Bengal and has shelved a rollout in Orissa because of protests from small traders.
- Constitutionally Off-Track (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 03, 2007)
Judges sometimes talk too much, on all manner of subjects, in the course of court hearings.
- Agriculture: Where India And China Stand (Hindu, PALLAVI AIYAR, Oct 03, 2007)
How did China manage to outstrip India in agriculture when the two countries ere more or less on a par on most parameters 25 years ago?
- A Tangled Web Of Questions And Tensions (Hindu, VAIJU NARAVANE, Oct 03, 2007)
Even the most fervent partisans of a united Belgium feel that if the latest crisis born out of the June 10 legislative polls drags on for much longer, it could lead to a split in the country.
- High Road To Prosperity (Telegraph, K.P. NAYAR , Oct 03, 2007)
The Northeast was last week inadvertently thrust onto the crossroads of international diplomacy.
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