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   Editorials - July 2006


 
 
  • Political Failure in War on Terror (July 31, 2006)
    The continued politicking dealt a serious blow to India’s ability to fight terror as Opposition sought to embarrass the Government more than solving the issue while the senior Ministers sought to divide the country further on the basis of religion. <More>

  • OoP Pitches Parliament against President, SC (July 28, 2006)
    The Federal Government and its communist allies, usually at odds on many issues, joined ranks to assert that the Parliament is “supreme” and some even went to the extent of suggesting that the President has only rights to advice and not over-rule the Parliament. <More>

  • No Implementation of Groundwater Bill (July 27, 2006)
    Federal Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz announced a convention of Chief Ministers to coax adoption of a measures including making rainwater harvesting mandatory and stronger regulation of this dwindling resource.<More>

  • Some Successes against Naxals (July 26, 2006)
    Finally, there seems to be some forward movement on some policies from the Federal Home Ministry and some successes against Naxals in Andhra Pradesh with the topmost terrorist in that state killed in an encounter by the elite Greyhound Force. <More>

  • Inadequate Response to NMCC Recommendations (July 25, 2006)
    National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) has recommended that a new National Manufacturing Initiative to further 20 key labor-intensive sectors that net USD 10 billion from domestic markets alone to facilitate a quantum jump in the near future. <More>

  • “Tigers Forever” Initiative (July 24, 2006)
    US-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced a “Tigers Forever” initiative as a venture capital investment funded by nature-loving businessmen that expects biologists to provide a guaranteed return of 50% increase in tiger population in key area. <More>

  • Pawar Says There is No Wheat Problem  (July 22, 2006)
    Sending more confusing signals to the people, vendors, and analysts, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said that there was no possibility of a steep price in wheat as prices “are now stable” and that there is “no problem of stock availability.” <More>

  • UN Force for Lebanon? (July 20, 2006)
    As Israeli jets pounded Lebanese ports, roads, bridges, and suspected Hezbollah positions creating a humanitarian disaster in its wake, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and UN Secretary General Kofi Anan have proposed a peacekeeping force as a way out..<More>

  • Naxals Attack Relief Camp, Brutally Kill 25 (July 18, 2006)
    A 800 person Naxal horde attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and civilian relief camp in Errabore in Chhattisgarh and “hacked” 25 civilians “with sharp weapons” to send a message that colluding with the Government will bring them gory death. <More>

  • Population Issues in China, India (July 17, 2006)
    Beijing Student Federation announced that over two hundred students from over 20 universities in Beijing have volunteered to work in rural areas to advocate the message “a girl is as good as a boy” and work for respect for and protection of women's legal rights.<More>

  • Arjun Kills Education Bill, Moots Muslim Reservation (July 14, 2006)
    Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh scuttled an important Right to Education Bill to make way for his reservation schemes that violate Constitutional norms for different pockets of population that is to now include “backward” Muslims.<More>  

  • Mumbai Restarts, Terrorist Hunt Continues (July 13, 2006)
    In true defiance of terrorism, Mumbai restarted life in just 12 hours after 8 blasts ripped through suburban trains causing scores of death and mayhem even as authorities are on heels of Islamic terrorists from Pakistan outsourced terror to local disenfranchised youth.<More  

  • Terrorists Target Mumbai Again (July 12, 2006)
    Terrorists struck Mumbai, the Indian financial nerve center, by blasting a string of 7 powerful bombs within 11 minutes on commuter trains and stations packed to the brim at commute hour killing 150 people and injuring 439 others.<More>

  • Focus on Children with AIDS  (July 11, 2006)
    National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Director-General Sujatha Rao said that her organization has “finalized the treatment protocol for pediatric AIDS” and “awaiting Government clearance” to “train doctors to start the program in medical colleges.” <More>

  • India to be Major Textile Supply Hub (July 10, 2006)
    A US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service report said that there will be increased foreign investment in Indian cotton and textile industries that could propel the nation as a major global clothing supplier.<More>

  • Dictatorship at AIIMS (July 07, 2006)
    In the most brazen transgression of Constitutional norms, Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss humiliated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director and preeminent cardiologist Dr. Venugopal with a dismissal on fictitious charges.<More>

  • North Korean Missiles Shakes Up the World (July 06, 2006)
    Disregarding threats, advice, and calls for restraint North Korea test-fired a barrage of long-range missiles capable of reaching Alaska but the world remained confused on how do deal with this crisis. <More>

  • Farm Sector Disagreements Stall WTO (July 05, 2006)
    In further hardening of stance,  India has rejected heavy concessions from developing nations while only few concessions are forthcoming from developed nations especially in access to markets for agricultural and industrial products.<More>

  • India Rejects LTTE “Regret” (July 04, 2006)
    A day after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regretted the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi the Indian Government strongly rejected these statements as that would be “tantamount to endorsing the philosophy of terror, violence and political assassinations.”<More>

  • Senate Panel Passes Nuke Deal (July 03, 2006)
    In a major boost to the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) also passed the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal with an overwhelming majority but with riders that may not be palatable to Indian strategists.<More>

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