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- Mid-Term Polls Imminent: Jd(u) (Hindu, Sujay Mehdudia, Oct 08, 2007)
The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday asserted that a mid-term election was imminent as the Congress had failed to adhere to the coalition dharma.
- Indian-Americans Keen To Invest In Assam (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
The Indian diaspora in the US has shown interest in investing in Assam with proposals ranging from producing bio-diesel to operating small aircraft for regional connectivity, says Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
- Withdraw Support From Anti-People Govt: Jd(u) To Left (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
As a mid-term poll seems imminent, Janata Dal(U) has dubbed the UPA Government at the Centre as "anti people" and urged the Left parties to withdraw their support from the Government.
- Up For It (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura go to the polls early next year, the first-named being the only state ruled by the Congress.
- Rubik Cubes (Tribune, Harwant Singh, Oct 08, 2007)
In olden days in a Divisional HQ of the army, which was headed by a General Officer Commanding (GOC), a Major-General, there was no Deputy GOC or other senior officer.
- Ulfa Trains New Cadres In Bhutan Border Area (Asian Age, Manoj Anand, Oct 05, 2007)
The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom is using the border areas of Bhutan to train its new recruits in Western Assamâ€™s Nalbari and Baska districts.
- India Seeks Release Of Suu Kyi (Hindu, SANDEEP DIKSHIT, Oct 05, 2007)
For the first time in many years, India has joined the West in seeking release of the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi but insisted that the tone of a resolution on Myanmar by a United Nations body should have been less minatory.
- Internal Security Cause For Concern: Pm (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called upon the police to reach out to citizens and address their needs and expectations.
- Intelligence Agencies Unfit To Fight Terror: Patil (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 04, 2007)
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Wednesday said intelligence agencies of states were not strong and adequate enough to meet the challenges of terrorism.
- High Road To Prosperity (Telegraph, K.P. NAYAR , Oct 03, 2007)
The Northeast was last week inadvertently thrust onto the crossroads of international diplomacy.
- Jd-U Executive Meet This Week (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 03, 2007)
The Janata Dal-U will hold a two-day meeting of its national executive here from 6 October to formulate electoral issues and seat adjustment policy.
- Jd(s) To Field Candidates For Nagaland Assembly Polls (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 28, 2007)
The Janata Dal (Secular) has decided to field its own candidates for the Assembly polls in Nagaland due in February next year.
- Immense Potential (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 28, 2007)
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, stakeholders in the tourism industry across the world have drawn attention to the growing importance of tourism in the world economy and the immense potential that lies before this industry.
- Isro Land Deal On ‘Fragile’ Ground (Indian Express, RAJEEV P I, Sep 27, 2007)
Politics apart, couldn’t the ISRO, a direct look out of the Prime Minister, have done better than buy land worth many crores for a premier space science institute from a private individual, only to find it is a piece of notified ecologically . . . .
- Moily, The Star On Congress Firmament (Deccan Herald, B S Arun, Sep 25, 2007)
As the party revamp has been made with an eye on the possible mid-term poll, Moily's task as chairman of the DEPCO becomes important from this point of view.
- Digvijay For U.P., Arunkumar For Tamil Nadu (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
On the reconstituted All-India Congress Committee, Andhra Pradesh leader Arun Kumar has been appointed general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Motilal Vora will remain treasurer with additional charge of Administration.
- Rahul Is Gen Secy In Major Congress Reshuffle (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Sep 25, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday inducted her son and Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi as a general secretary of the party.
- Nagaland Government Flayed For Nbse Affiliation (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
Several civil organisations of Manipur on Monday condemned the recent cabinet decision of Nagaland government allowing schools in Naga-inhabited areas of other states to affiliate to the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE).
- Backyard Blues (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Sep 18, 2007)
The euphoria over NSCN(IM) chairman Isak Swu and general secretary Th Muivah's presence in Nagaland since December last year has already given way to disappointment. Not only has the peace process made little headway, overall law and order leaves . . . .
- Rs 31,500 Cr Pds Grain Stolen In 3 Yrs (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 17, 2007)
In the last three years, Rs 31,585.98 crore worth of wheat and rice meant for the poorest of the poor was siphoned off from the public distribution system.
- Stabilising The Tribal Belt (Dawn, Talat Masood, Sep 17, 2007)
THE worsening situation in the tribal belt could be categorised as one of the foremost among the multiple challenges facing Pakistan.
- In The Line Of Fire (Telegraph, Chiranjib Haldar, Sep 13, 2007)
Social scientists have attributed the settlement of Nepalis in northeast India, since the 1820s, to their migratory habits, prompted by the search of either economic opportunities or grazing lands.
- The Survivors (Tribune, B.K. Karkra, Sep 13, 2007)
During my service in the armed forces, I served as many as eight tenures in our North-East.
- Funds, But No Jobs (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 12, 2007)
Although the Punjab government plans to set up a separate department for the unemployed, how serious it is on the issue can be gauged from the fact that it has failed to use funds made available by the Centre under the National Rural Employment . . . .
- Using ‘Cats’ To Fight Terror Not Unusual: Amarinder (Tribune, Ajay Banerjee, Sep 11, 2007)
The issue of keeping “cats”- militants-turned police informers, today snowballed into a political controversy with former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying the police used “cats” to tackle terrorism all over the world and Punjab was no exception.
- Militants’ Hold Over Manipur Total (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 10, 2007)
The grip of militancy on Manipur is becoming tighter. Consider this: recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had to actually negotiate with a militant group to reach the man wanted for killing the state health . . . .
- Jihadi & The Judiciary (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Sep 10, 2007)
Pervez Musharraf’s rather pontifical, even contemptuous, advice to the Supreme Court not to hear the petition against his re-election has been summarily rejected by the Bench, another rebuff the regime has suffered at the hands of the reinstated . . .
- Killings Spark Ethnic Tension In India (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
At least 15 tribal people in India’s remote northeastern Manipur state have been killed this week in clashes with separatist rebels, police said on Thursday, sparking fears of wider ethnic conflict in the region.
- Many Die In India Ethnic Clashes (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 06, 2007)
At least 12 people have died in a clash between two rival rebel groups in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur.
- Kumaraswamy Eyes Alliance With Jd(u) In Karnataka (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Sep 05, 2007)
Even as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has kept the suspense on transfer of power to BJP in Karnataka, NDA ally Janata Dal (United) is eyeing an alliance with the JD(S) in case of a mid-term election in the State.
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Sep 04, 2007)
The Central Bureau of Investigation has not merely failed the nation as this newspaper had occasion to comment recently, but this time specifically the memory of Rabindranath Tagore.
- Rebels Oppose India Oil Restart (British Broadcasting Corporation, Subir Bhaumik, Sep 04, 2007)
Plans by India's state-run oil company to restart operations in the insurgency-hit north-eastern state of Nagaland have hit an obstacle.
- To Be A Hard State (Indian Express, Bibek Debroy, Aug 31, 2007)
Mumbai 1993, Coimbatore 1998, Jammu & Kashmir Assembly complex 2001, Parliament 2001, Akshardham 2002, Jammu army camp 2003, Mumbai car bombs 2003, Assam bomb 2004, Ram Janmabhoomi 2005, Delhi blasts 2005, Varanasi 2006, Mumbai train bombs . . . .
- Terror Attacks On Rise In North-East: Centre (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 30, 2007)
The number of terror attacks in the North-east has gone up in the current year, as Ulfa is raising its head again in Assam and other insurgent outfits have joined in the mayhem in Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura.
- After 10 Years Of Ceasfire (Frontline, Sushanta Talukdar, Aug 29, 2007)
“GENTLEMEN, Do you have an invitation to attend the meeting? You will be allowed only if you are carrying an invitation,” one of the Naga youth in combat fatigues and holding Kalashnikovs asked politely, signalling the Frontline team to stop at . . . . .
- “Hiv Positive People Can Have Access To State Schemes” (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
Getting access to medical treatment and benefits of various Government schemes remained the biggest challenge for the HIV positive people, who also suffered discrimination and isolation in their own place of living, said S. Anbalagan, president of . . . .
- Illegal Migration Posing Serious Threat To North-East: Minister (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 27, 2007)
Unchecked illegal migration to the north-east has posed a serious threat to indigenous people and an imminent danger to the nation's sovereignty, a Nagaland minister said at a seminar in Kohima.
- Northeast Militancy: Nagaland Cm’S Turn To Meet Shivraj Patil (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 23, 2007)
The criticism over recent killings by militants in the Northeast, particularly in Assam, has prompted the Centre to take a closer look at the security situation in the states. Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil has met chief ministers and governors. . .
- 1,363 Hiv Cases Detected In Indian Paramilitary Forces (Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Aug 22, 2007)
The Indian government has said that it has detected 1,363 cases of HIV/AIDS in the paramilitary forces.
- Getting Benefits Still A Challenge For Hiv Patients (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 21, 2007)
It is still a challenge for HIV affected persons to receive services and benefits due to them.
- Tiwari Is Andhra Governor (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
The Centre on Sunday announced a series of gubernatorial appointments, and named veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, who lost power in Uttarakhand, as the new governor of Andhra Pradesh.
- Mixed Signals In Governor Shuffle (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
The Centre today appointed two new governors and moved or gave additional responsibilities to five others in a reshuffle that sends out mixed signals about the UPA government’s belief in its own tenure.
- Guard At Atm Kiosk Killed, Youth Held (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
A guard at the automated teller machine (ATM) kiosk in the Ezhilagam office complex, Chepauk, was allegedly done to death by a youth from Nagaland on Saturday night.
- N.D. Tiwari Appointed Andhra Pradesh Governor (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
The former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, N.D. Tiwari, was on Sunday appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh in place of Rameshwar Thakur, who has been shifted to Karnataka.
- Where Have All The Heroes Gone? (Indian Express, Sukhmani Singh, Aug 18, 2007)
Desperately Seeking People of Substance. That should be the strapline of India at 60.
- Enemies Of Peace (Asian Age, Editorial, The Asian Age, Aug 18, 2007)
In Assam, terrorist attacks on government installations and killing of innocent civilians in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations have become an annual event. It was, therefore, surprising that the Assam government failed to prevent the . . . . .
- Systemic Ills (Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Aug 17, 2007)
Preoccupied with AIDS control, government and funding agencies gloss over other health priorities.
- Militants Kill 8 Assam Settlers (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 09, 2007)
Three children and five adults were shot dead by militants in army fatigues in a central Assam village this evening.
- Assam-Nagaland Border Flares Up (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 09, 2007)
Pre-emptive restraint from Assam was reciprocated with uncontrolled aggression from the Nagaland side today, triggering a second flare-up along their long-disputed boundary in just over a month.
- So Talkative (Indian Express, Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Aug 03, 2007)
The Naga peace talks began 10 years ago with the signing of a ceasefire that came into effect on August 1, 1997.
- Hiv-Aids Children Face Discrimination At Schools And Family Events (Hindu, Aarti Dhar, Aug 02, 2007)
Shunned, teased, shouted and ignored in their homes and neighbourhoods, the children affected by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers often face exclusion from family events, ceremonies, festivals and marriages.
- World’S Hottest Chillies (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 02, 2007)
I know people who regularly eat bhut jolokias — the “ghost chilli” now rated as the world’s hottest pepper. They’re nice people. I like them. They don’t seem crazy.
- Hold On (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Aug 02, 2007)
Even a bad peace is better than a war. The extension of the ceasefire in Nagaland is therefore a good omen.
- Nscn (I-M), Centre Agree On Ceasefire (Hindu, Sushanta Talukdar, Aug 01, 2007)
The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) and the Centre on Tuesday agreed to extend the ongoing ceasefire indefinitely with effect from August 1, subject to progress in the peace talks.
- India Govt, Naga Rebels Extend Ceasefire (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 01, 2007)
Indian government negotiators and rebels from the northeastern state of Nagaland indefinitely extended a ceasefire on Tuesday, a joint statement said. But the rebels, who have been fighting since 1947 to create a “Greater Nagaland,” urged New . . . .
- Take The Peace Talks To A New Level (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 30, 2007)
The time has come for some creative diplomacy to end the stasis that has marked the long-running Naga peace process — and take it to the next level.
- 9,472 Poultry Birds Culled In Manipur (Hindu, GARGI PARSAI, Jul 28, 2007)
Following the outbreak of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) in a Manipur village near Imphal, 9,472 poultry birds were culled, 7,159 eggs and 450 kg of poultry feed destroyed within a radius of five km on Thursday.
- Naga Leaders Set Conditions For Extension Of Ceasefire (Hindu, Sushanta Talukdar, Jul 28, 2007)
Leaders of Naga civil society groups on Friday urged the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) not to agree to an extension of the ceasefire if the Centre did not show commitment and come out with concrete solutions during . . . . . . .
- Bird Flu In Manipur, Only One Farm So Far, No Human Cases (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 26, 2007)
Almost a year after the country was declared free of bird flu following the outbreak in Navapur and Jalgaon in Maharashtra last February, the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal and the National Institute of Virology in Pune . . . .
- My Mission Is To Connect Hearts, Minds Of All (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 25, 2007)
Excerpts from the thanksgiving address to the nation by outgoing President A P J Abdul Kalam:
- Cops Snap At Ulfa Heels, Shoot 3 Cadres (Indian Express, Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Jul 23, 2007)
A week after the death of abducted FCI Executive Director Phul Chand Ram in a “crossfire” between the Assam Police and ULFA militants near here, security forces have intensified operations against the outfit, killing three cadres, apprehending two . . . .
- India-China Border Issue (Tribune, Mohan Guruswamy, Jul 20, 2007)
The Chinese seem to be either testing the waters or ratcheting up the dispute over either the whole of Arunachal Pradesh or part of it with their recent pronouncements on the subject, starting with the statement of the Chinese Ambassador to . . . .
- Cong Confident, Bjp Combative (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 19, 2007)
On the eve of presidential election, an upbeat Congress got a shot in the arm as National Conference pledged its support to UPA nominee Pratibha Patil while her rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat's supporters renewed their call for a conscience vote to . . . .
- Mnf To Abstain From Voting In Presidential Election (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 19, 2007)
The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) party in Mizoram has decided to abstain from voting in Thursday's presidential election against the central government's proposed constitutional amendment to redefine the status of minorities.
- Defining India’S Minorities (Hindu, Ziad Haider, Jul 14, 2007)
A meaningful conception of minorities would include sections of people who, on account of their non-dominant position in the country as a whole, are targets of discrimination and therefore deserving of special consideration.
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Jul 14, 2007)
Totally warranted would be shock, outrage, dismay and condemnation in the wake of US combat veterans disclosing the atrocities routinely perpetrated in Iraq.
- Mukesh’S Sez Among 21 Cleared (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 13, 2007)
The Centre on Thursday gave formal clearance for 21 new special economic zones, including the multiproduct Navi Mumbai SEZ promoted by Mukesh Ambani of Reliance.
- Mukesh Ambani’S Navi Mumbai Sez Gets Conditional Nod (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 13, 2007)
After being referred for clarifications several times, the Board of Approval (BoA) for Special Economic Zones on Thursday gave conditional nod to Mr Mukesh Ambani’s Navi Mumbai SEZ in Dronagiri, for a multi-product zone spread over 1,250 hectares.
- Magnum India (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Jul 13, 2007)
The homely Bengali saying that you don’t need a mirror to see the bracelet on your wrist comes repeatedly to mind ploughing through these 900 pages.
- No Strategy To Fight Maoists (Pioneer, Ashok K Mehta, Jul 11, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is an able and learned man, singly responsible for the economic emancipation and rise of India.
- Don't Be Misled On Aids (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Jul 10, 2007)
It may be premature to start celebrating that number of people infected with the dreaded human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has come down by half to 2.47 million as per the latest estimate released by the government.
- The Wages Of Calumny (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 09, 2007)
The British colonial regime helped the missionaries in converting tribals. They thought the Christian hillmen would be a valuable prop to the state in time of nationalist uprising, writes BB Kumar.
- India’S Aids Scare Just Got Halved (Indian Express, Toufiq Rashid, Jul 07, 2007)
The number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in India is between 2.5 and 3.1 million, almost less than half of previous official estimates, according to a new survey released by the government today and backed by the United Nations.
- Four Indian Villages Burnt Down (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 07, 2007)
Armed residents of India's north-eastern state of Nagaland have burnt down villages in the neighbouring state of Assam, police say.
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Jul 07, 2007)
The surrender of 1,200 students and militants of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid may have staved off a bloodier confrontation.
- Rebels, Not Govt, Run The Show Here (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 06, 2007)
There is no pomp just a house with a tin roof, lost behind rows of shops selling stationery, meat and groceries. But in Manipur’s Ukhrul town, this inconspicuous house is far more powerful than any office of the central or state government.
- Cabinet Okays Bill To Register All Medical Units (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 29, 2007)
The Union Cabinet yesterday approved a Bill under which all clinical units like private nursing homes, pathological labs and diagnostic centres will be registered and asked to conform to minimum standards.
- Engaging With Myanmar (Pioneer, Ashok K Mehta, Jun 27, 2007)
After Ms Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 62nd birthday earlier this month under house arrest, ASEAN's secretary general Ong Keng Yong appealed to India (and China) to do a "a bit more" in securing her freedom.
- Cellphone A Tool For Militant Activities (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 26, 2007)
Mobile telephony is turning out to be more a curse rather than a blessing in Manipur, if a government statement is to be believed. According to the state government, mobiles are now being used extensively for “extortion” by various militant organisations.
- Assam Boy Snatched On Way To School (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 08, 2007)
Pistol-wielding kidnappers plucked out the 13-year-old son of a Hindi-speaking businessman from the auto-rickshaw that was taking him and some other children to school in Sonari town of Assam this morning.
- Danda Raj (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Jun 08, 2007)
Have police reforms hit a roadblock? Perhaps, yes. The landmark Supreme Court judgment of September 22, 2006 had ordered comprehensive restructuring of the police force all over the country.
- Detente Cordiale (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Jun 07, 2007)
Strange things are happening in politics; strange things always do. A profound lack of confidence in the parties is one major sub-text of Jyoti Basu calling over Mamata Banerjee to his residence “to talk things over” on the issues that have put . . .
- Rural Health: Pm Unhappy With States Performance (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 06, 2007)
Upset with the performance of some states including Karnataka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to call a special meeting of the National Development Council where the chief ministers are expected to be told to give special emphasis on . . . .
- Manmohan Emphasises Need For Adequate Attention To Health Care (Hindu, Aarti Dhar, Jun 06, 2007)
To convene a meeting of the NDC to discuss disease control and health issues
Focus on greater investment in medical education, including nursing
Almost all States have effective system of procurement of drugs
- Kingfisher Now Eyes Growing Ne Market With A New Airline (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 05, 2007)
Close on the heels of its Air Deccan acquisition, Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines will bid to partner the North Eastern Council (NEC), which is mulling a separate airline for the northeastern region with a private carrier.
- Act With Caution (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Jun 05, 2007)
The use of force is not the best way for a state to win the people’s confidence. If large sections of the people of Manipur are unhappy about yet another extension of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, they have good reasons to feel that way.
- Hole In Mosquito Net? Call In Cbi (Telegraph, G.S. Mudur, Jun 04, 2007)
Never use the Right to Information Act to ask how many men it takes the government to spot a hole in a mosquito net.
- India Alarm Over Hiv In New Areas (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, May 31, 2007)
India health officials are alarmed by the growing numbers of pregnant women infected with HIV/Aids in the key states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar.
- Rajnath Gives Home Turf To Jaitley, Ravi Gets Tn, Malhotra Loses Delhi (Pioneer, Rajeev Ranjan Roy, May 30, 2007)
The man who scripted victory for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Punjab would now revive the party's sagging fortunes in Uttar Pradesh, where the party suffered a debacle in the recently concluded Assembly polls.
- Bjp Reshuffle: Yashwant In-Charge Of Karnataka (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, May 30, 2007)
In an overhaul of his party management in states, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appointed senior party leader Yashwant Sinha in charge of Karnataka...
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, May 26, 2007)
From the beginning, it was clear that the party ruling West Bengal was less than serious about the initiative to restore normalcy to Nandigram.
- The Fear Factor (Telegraph, Sumanta Sen, May 24, 2007)
The blast at Guwahati’s Fancy Bazar took place the same day as the one in Hyderabad’s Charminar area. The latter, of course, was far more serious in terms of casualties and the possible consequences.
- Upa Government Does Stocktaking (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 23, 2007)
Achievements in improving social and economic conditions
Anti-corruption infrastructure to be strengthened
Efforts on to build consensus on women's bill
- `Independent Observers To Monitor Banking Code' (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 22, 2007)
The banking services code drafted last year by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India and the `financial inclusion' steps taken by banks will be closely monitored by independent observers, V. Leeladhar, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank . . .
- How Does A Democracy Change Gears On The Growth Highway (Business Line, D. Murali , May 22, 2007)
Steering a democracy on the development road is no different from driving a car. A shared vision of the future is the first gear.
- Minorities To Get Bank Loan Priority (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, May 21, 2007)
Giving in to pressure from the UPA government, the Reserve Bank of India has included 'minority communities' in the list of 'weaker sections' for the purpose of priority-sector lending by banks.
- India Eyes North-East Oil And Gas (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
India's state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is to invest nearly 90bn rupees ($2bn) in oil and gas projects in the country's north-east.
- Call Of The Hills (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 14, 2007)
History, culture and nature — there is an interesting mixture of all the three at Khonoma in Nagaland.
- Missing Children (Frontline, Iboyaima Laithangbam, May 12, 2007)
Insurgency-affected Manipur faces another serious problem: the kidnapping of children for ransom.
- Bid To Revive ‘Khalistan’ At Uk Meet, Delhi Is Quiet (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, May 11, 2007)
The Manmohan Singh government has not responded to a conference at a gurdwara in Birmingham that sought to revive the Khalistan movement and brought together secessionists from Nagaland, Kashmir and Assam on the same platform.
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