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- Bad English Is Not Inglish (Tribune, A.J. Philip, Nov 03, 2007)
MY friend Janet Caleb, a Britisher who married an Indian and is settled in Himachal Pradesh, showed me a letter when I met her the first time. The great-great grandson of a person who ruled India wrote it.
- Oil At A New High (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)
THE global oil price peaked at $96 a barrel on Wednesday and then fell to $93 on Friday.
- China Strengthens Export Norms (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
China will strengthen supervision of exports and ban those which will lead to environmental pollution, said Zhang Lijun, vice- director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA).
- Virtual China Looks For Real Benefits (Hindu, Victor Keegan , Nov 02, 2007)
China is converting a site to house virtual worlds able to support not millions but billions of avatars.
- A Consequential Visit (Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Nov 02, 2007)
The timing of Sonia Gandhi's visit to China is important. The UPA Government is facing the Left's opposition to the nuclear deal. And on the international front, China remains non-committal on the agreement, which needs IAEA's and NSG's approval
- Russia, China Have Blocked Tough Iran Sanctions: Us (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
A senior US official said on Thursday Russia and China had been blocking tough UN sanctions against Iran for months but there would be a push to impose them if Tehran had not suspended nuclear activity within two weeks.
- After All Options, We Will Leave It To Nation: Sibal (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal has said genuine concerns on the India-United States deal needed to be addressed and the government would consider all options before taking a decision on the future of the agreement.
- Extremes Cohabit In India (Deccan Herald, Thomas L Friedman, Nov 02, 2007)
India could actually mint more land in the countryside, but it can't do it off car batteries. It will take a real energy revolution.
- Charity Begins At Party Office (Pioneer, Balbir K Punj, Nov 02, 2007)
In Communist-ruled West Bengal, people have risen in revolt against the continuing scandal of fair price shops and food riots have broken out.
- Skirting The Border (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
The latest Communist Party of China Congress saw Hu Jintao emerge for his second five-year term as a stronger leader.
- 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.
- Stalled Nuclear Deal (Tribune, Inder Malhotra, Nov 02, 2007)
There is a clear and wide gap between America's official and private reaction to the stalling of the Indo-US nuclear deal primarily because of domestic political discord in India and the reluctance of the Congress-led ruling coalition . . . . .
- Ensure U.S. Game Is Foiled: Karat (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
“If India becomes an ally of the United States of America, it will tilt the balance for imperialism … we cannot accept any step that will subordinate ourselves to the USA,” Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India . . . .
- Indo-Us Ties Anti-China, So We Will Oppose: Karat (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
The CPM vowed to oppose a strategic alliance between India and the United States saying such a move is aimed at countering China.
- Internet's Image Problem (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Nov 02, 2007)
The inherent freedoms of the internet are a headache for most governments. After all, it is unnerving to think of a space where citizens can post and upload whatever they like, regardless of the regime’s opinions on what the population should be doing.
- Us, Left Govt Can Do Business: Kissinger (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
The high priest of the international strategic community, Henry Kissinger, believes that the growing intimacy between India and the US has nothing to do with China but is founded on the common belief that jihadist Islam must be contained.
- What Did The Trick? (Telegraph, Malvika Singh, Nov 02, 2007)
One cannot help imagining a more weird scenario. Following Sonia Gandhi’s visit to China, Comrade Karat seems to have started to soften his position and his vitriolic attack against the prime minister of India and other friends! It . . . . .
- The Gulf: Having Them Over A Barrel (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
If Britain wasn't so dependent on Saudi Arabia's oil it might have a more equitable platform from which to criticise its government.
- Peace For Plutonium (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
US envoy Christopher Hill stressed on Thursday that North Korea must surrender all its nuclear stockpiles in return for lasting peace, as US experts arrived in the communist state to start disabling its atomic plants.
- 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.
- Nuke Deal Not Easy To Salvage: Kissinger (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
The nuke deal, for instance. He clarified that his visit had nothing to do with the deal; he just happens to be visiting at a time when it's the hottest subject for discussion. He felt it was a very good deal for India and in case it gets nixed. . .
- Not End Of N-Road: Pm (Tribune, Rajeev Sharma, Oct 31, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight admitted that there was some delay in taking next steps to operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal but added an optimistic dimension when he said: “We have not reached the end of the road.”
- Not End Of Road For N-Deal, Asserts Pm (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
In the midst of intense US pressure to move ahead on the India-US civil nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday indicated the agreement has not been shelved, saying "we have not reached the end of the road," and efforts are on. . .
- Party At The Bourses (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 31, 2007)
THE relentless capital inflows pushed the BSE Sensex to 20,000 on Monday, making India the 20th nation to achieve this distinction. Managing excess liquidity is a challenge the government faces.
- Coping With A Rapidly Urbanising World (Hindu, N. Gopal Raj , Oct 31, 2007)
When the United Nations Population Fund published its “State of the World Population” report earlier this year, it pointed out that the world would reach “an invisible but momentous milestone” in 2008 when, for the first time in history . . . .
- Write Or Just Type? (Telegraph, Stephen Hugh-Jones, Oct 31, 2007)
How many people can read your handwriting? Assuming, that is, that these days you write by hand at all. Fewer, maybe, than you’d think.
- Nation Needs His Iron Will (Pioneer, Jagmohan , Oct 31, 2007)
We, as a nation, do not realise that great questions of the day are not settled by speeches and slogans but by sound and solid action.
- Other Voices : American Press (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 31, 2007)
AMID the succession of sad milestones that come with war, one of the more poignant came last week when the late Lt. Michael Murphy became the first Medal of Honour recipient for combat in Afghanistan. The award was presented posthumously. . .
- Chinese Barbie In Russia (Pioneer, Dmitry Kosyrev, Oct 31, 2007)
While the number of students abroad applying for the Russian courses is on the rise, Russian toys are facing extinction
- Up To India To Close N-Deal: Kissinger (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 31, 2007)
Making it clear that he is in India not to “influence” the government on the Indo-US nuclear deal, former US secretary of state, Dr Henry Kissinger, said today it was up to India’s political leadership to conclude the deal.
- N Korea Agrees To Take Aid For Disabling Nuke Programme (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
North Korea agreed to accept half of the economic aid it has been promised today for disabling its nuclear reactor in energy-related equipment and other items, a South Korean official said.
- Argentina President Thanks Husband, Wishes Hillary Luck (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
First Lady Cristina Fernandez, in her first televised interview since winning Argentina’s presidency, wished Hillary Clinton well in her US election bid and thanked her husband for his role in her triumph at the polls.
- This ‘Sick Child’ Needs More Than Words (Indian Express, Harsh V. Pant, Oct 31, 2007)
Amid all the claims about the rise of India as a major player in the world, it is often ignored that the country continues to face some fundamental obstacles in this drive to achieve its full potential.
- Hu's China - Vii (OutLook, B. Raman , Oct 31, 2007)
One lesson which India learnt from its experience of dealing with China before the Sino-Indian war of 1962 was the folly of treating Chinese transgressions as unintended. And there have been two recently.
- Hu Gets More Power (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Oct 31, 2007)
The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that concluded in Beijing last week has been a landmark political event.
- Liquidity Concerns Dominate Review (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Oct 31, 2007)
The RBI’s mid-term review of its annual policy statement for 2007-08 reflects the bank’s overwhelming pre-occupation with liquidity, more precisely with excess liquidity.
- Inflation Still The Key Concern (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Oct 31, 2007)
In a somewhat unexpected move, the RBI has increased the CRR by 50 basis points to 7.50 per cent. The reverse-repo and repo rates have, however, been kept unchanged at 6 per cent and 7.75 per cent respectively.
- A New Model For Pc Penetration (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Oct 31, 2007)
India has emerged as a global leader in the advance of information technology. Yet the country faces a fundamental challenge — building on its successes by enabling greater access to technology for its people.
- It Is Not A Textbook Case In State (Deccan Herald, B S Arun, Oct 31, 2007)
What do legal luminaries say of the Karnataka situation? The opinions are mixed as the top legal brains expressed both shades of opinion - that the House should be convened immediately to test claim as well as that the elections should be . . . .
- Economic Consequences Of Talibanisation (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 31, 2007)
During the 1990s Pakistan’s annual growth rate averaged about 3 percent.
- Other Voices – European Press (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 30, 2007)
There is still some room for manoeuvre in the nuclear dispute with Iran. And the US sees this too, despite the militaristic rhetoric within the Bush administration.
- Need For Political Balance (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 30, 2007)
Each country should have a political system that suits its internal and external situation.
- Warsaw’S New Dispensation (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Poland’s likely new coalition of the centre-right Civic Platform — the largest single party to emerge from the recent general elections — promises to build upon the country’s robust economic growth, push for early adoption of the . . . .
- Globalisation Dynamics (Hindu, C. T. Kurien, Oct 30, 2007)
Alan Greenspan, as readers may know, was till mid-2006 the Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve System (“the Fed”), one of the highest official positions in that country which he had occupied for almost two decades.
- The Future Is Black (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Almost nonstop, gargantuan 145-tonne trucks rumble through China's biggest open-pit coal mine, sending up clouds of soot as they dump their loads into mechanised sorters.
- Khan Labs Gave N-Components To Libya: Book (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Pakistan's Khan Research Laboratories, which was founded by nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, had clandestinely supplied centrifuge components to a nuclear plant intended to be installed in Libya, a new book has claimed.
- Half A Century Of Space Exploration (Hindu, N. Gopal Raj , Oct 30, 2007)
In terms of human lifespan, the space age that began with the launch of Sputnik-1, the world’s first artificial satellite, would count as comfortably middle-aged.
- Fashioning A Policy For Myanmar (Tribune, B.G. Verghese, Oct 30, 2007)
The brutal crackdown in Myanmar in recent weeks has quelled protests but has stirred the international conscience.
- Towards Flashpoint (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 30, 2007)
THE efforts to defuse the Iranian crisis through dialogue suffered a major setback when the US imposed fresh sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation last week to force it to give up its nuclear ambitions.
- This Too Shall Pass (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Oct 30, 2007)
Some well-meaning commentators have sought to portray the present, with China’s new emphasis on a harmonious society and a harmonious world, as being propitious for a reconciliation between Beijing and the Dalai Lama.
- Bjp-Jd(s) Tie-Up Unholy: Congress (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday strongly urged Governor Rameshwar Thakur not to accord recognition to the 'unholy' alliance between the BJP and JD(S).
- Need For More Barefoot Doctors (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 30, 2007)
The public healthcare system in India is in a bad condition and it needs a face-lift.
- Cong Seeks House Dissolution (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Though the government is yet to make a move, swift developments could take place with the arrival of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from her China trip on Monday night.
- Bjp, Jd(s) Flaunt 129 Mlas (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The legislators were ferried to the Raj Bhavan in four buses to the loud cheering of supporters from both the parties, after a joint legislature party meeting at a nearby five-star hotel.
- Sensex Hits 20k, Makes Mukesh World’S Richest (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The Sensex airbrushed a kiss to the magical 20,000 mark on Monday just 15 minutes before the close of trade as a new set of scrips boosted its fortunes.
- Positive Signals (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 30, 2007)
Sonia Gandhi’s visit to China has come at a time when there is unease in Beijing and New Delhi over the Sino-Indian bilateral relationship.
- Bjp, Jds Parade Mlas Before Governor (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The BJP-JDS combine in Karnataka paraded 129 MLAs before Governor Rameshwar Thakur in support of its claim to form a Government in the state, but he is not in a hurry to act.
- Politics Stands Still (Indian Express, YUBARAJ GHIMIRE, Oct 30, 2007)
External recognition, it seems, is a much more important factor in Nepal’s politics than internal legitimacy.
- Nuclear Nightmares (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
According to a new book by two British journalists, Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark, Pakistan readied nuclear missiles for use against India during the Kargil war.
- Canadian Pm Meets Dalai Lama Despite Protest By China (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper became the first Canadian premier to hold formal talks with the Dalai Lama when he met the Tibetan spiritual leader in his office, ignoring China's warning that it could affect Sino-Canadian relations.
- Many Colours Of Imperialism (Times of India, SWAGATO GANGULY, Oct 30, 2007)
Integration into the global nuclear order has been a long-standing Indian demand. However, New Delhi is dropping out just at the moment when — following lengthy and arduous negotiations and activism — the prize is within its grasp.
- Tiger Airways Launches First Service To India (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Budget carrier Tiger Airways launched its first flight to India and a fifth service to southern China from its Singapore base Sunday.
- Sensex Becomes World's 33rd Index To Scale 20k (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
India on Monday became the 20th nation in the world to have seen its stock market benchmark enter the league of bourses that have touched the 20,000-point milestone.
- China Amends Law For Lawyers (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 30, 2007)
China has adopted a legislation that would make it easier for defence lawyers to meet criminal suspects without their conversation being monitored.
- Dalai Lama Holds Talks With Canada (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Canadian leader Stephen Harper became the country's first prime minister to hold formal talks with the Dalai Lama, in defiance of China's warnings of harming Sino-Canadian relations.
- Sensex At 20k: Just Another Milestone (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Policy uncertainty over investments through offshore derivative instruments (ODIs) and participatory notes (P-notes) having been reduced, the stock market has resumed its upward march with gusto.
- India-Usa Interests (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 30, 2007)
If there is a “natural alliance” between India and the United States, it arises to the extent that both are large democracies and more or less free societies that happen to be placed half way across the globe and pose no perceptible military threat . . .
- Special (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
If there is a “natural alliance” between India and the United States, it arises to the extent that both are large democracies and more or less free societies that happen to be placed half way across the globe and pose no perceptible . . . . .
- Globalisation:new Challenges (Deccan Herald, MARIO SOARES, Oct 29, 2007)
Recent developments show, the world is now on the way to a multi-polar arrangement.
- Bangalore It Show Takes Off Today (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
It promises to be bigger and grander this year. Over 200 top information technology companies, 60 of them global majors, will converge for BangaloreIT.in, arguably Asia’s largest IT and telecom annual event, to take off at the Bangalore . . . .
- Share Market Fluctuations (Tribune, Arun Kumar, Oct 29, 2007)
The share market has been giving the investors the jitters. Few know which way it would go next.
- The ‘Resource-Curse’ Effect In Myanmar (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 29, 2007)
Last week, US President Bush announced new sanctions against Myanmar’s military government.
- How Many Is Enough? (Telegraph, GWYNNE DYER, Oct 29, 2007)
Even before the 17th congress of the Chinese Communist Party began last week in Beijing, it was clear that at least one policy was not going to change: the one-child policy.
- Be Practical On Burma (Pioneer, G Parthasarathy, Oct 29, 2007)
In stormy street protests in 1988 all across Burma that brought down the one-party Socialist regime of Gen Ne Win, over 3,000 people perished when the Army opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.
- It's Advantage Congress (Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Oct 29, 2007)
Coalition governance has been around for 20 years and while the last two Governments have mastered the art of survival, the issue of effective governance has been a serious casualty.
- You Must Pay To Live (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Oct 29, 2007)
Downloading pirated songs from the internet is cool. Dying from counterfeit medicine is not. But the pirates and the slack law enforcement that give you the first also give you the second.
- It’S A “Treasure For Mankind,” Says Sonia (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday visited the world famous Terracotta Warriors museum in Xi’an, where the first contacts were made between the ancient Chinese capital and India.
- Talks With Chinese Leadership “Very Fruitful”: Sonia (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday described her talks with the top Chinese leadership as “very fruitful” as she toured this culturally-rich city in the west of the Communist nation.
- ‘Nehru’S Policies Caused Kashmir Problem’ (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Accusing successive Congress governments of "inept handling" of internal security, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Sunday said the "faulty" policies of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru are responsible for the Kashmir problem.
- Evolution & Impasse ~Ii (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 29, 2007)
There was a time when Marxism promised to provide a major plank for an ideological and political assault on the bourgeois civilisation.
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