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- Poll Panel Bends Before Musharraf (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 17, 2007)
The Election Commission of Pakistan has amended the relevant rules which would have stood in the way of President Pervez Musharraf seeking re-election while he continues to remain in uniform.
- Who Gave Vaish ‘Political’ Nod? (Asian Age, Harish Gupta, Sep 17, 2007)
Ms Anshu Vaish, director general of the Archaeological Survey of India, is believed to have told the cabinet secretariat that she got "political instruction" saying that there was no need to remove the controversial statements from the . . . . .
- Clashes Renew America Fears (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
Fierce fighting in a militant-infested tribal region underscored western fears of an al Qaida threat radiating from Pakistan as US officials met President Pervez Musharraf for talks today.
- An Ignominious Exit (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Sep 14, 2007)
While it was widely anticipated that Shinzo Abe would not continue as Prime Minister of Japan for much longer, his September 12 resignation came as a surprise.
- Abe’S Exit: Turbulence In Tokyo (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Sep 14, 2007)
Like politics in India, Japanese politics has suddenly entered into a difficult phase with the resignation of Shinzo Abe as prime minister on the third day of the 62-day extraordinary Diet session.
- Sub-Quota For Bcs Sets Ball Rolling (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
The Tamil Nadu governor on Thursday issued an ordinance, providing for a sub-quota of 3.5 per cent each for Muslims and Christians, who come under the backward class category, for admissions to educational institutions and government jobs.
- Abe’S Decision, A Surprise U-Turn (Hindu, P. S. SURYANARAYANA, Sep 13, 2007)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the helm for about a year, has resigned citing his failure to secure the people’s trust to pursue reforms and defending his commitment to back the United States-led “war on terrorism” in far-away theatres.
- Japanese Pm Shinzo Abe Resigns (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on Wednesday after voters deserted his scandal-plagued government and an emboldened opposition refused to back his ambitious reform agenda.
- Blind Faith Of Friends (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 13, 2007)
The sight of a former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, getting pinged out of his homeland to a place of exile in Saudi Arabia is bad news for Pakistan and the West...
- Abe To Step Down As Japan Pm (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on Wednesday after less than a year in power, falling victim to a string of scandals that hampered his reform agenda and sent his popularity plummeting.
- Pakistan: The Battle To Restore Democracy (Business Line, Rasheeda Bhagat , Sep 13, 2007)
While adjourning Parliament sine die on Monday, four days ahead of schedule, the Lok Sabha Speaker, Mr Somnath Chatterjee, chided the members for frequent disruptions of Parliament sessions and said that during the session 10 Bills were passed . . . .
- Japan Pm Announces Resignation (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on Wednesday after less tha\n a year in power, falling victim to a string of scandals that hampered his reform agenda and sent his popularity plummeting.
- Advani-Jayalalithaa Meeting Likely (Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Sep 13, 2007)
There is a “distinct possibility” of a meeting between Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani and the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Jayalalithaa in Chennai on September 19 or 20.
- The Way Ahead (Deccan Herald, M B NAQVI, Sep 11, 2007)
The march of Taliban throughout North West Frontier Province is no joke; it has to be taken seriously.
- Japan Divided Over Extension Of Afghan Mission: Polls (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
Japan is divided over whether to extend a mission supporting coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to a poll on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe staked his job on parliament agreeing to continue the dispatch.
- Now It’S Virk’S Turn (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 11, 2007)
THE arrest of S.S. Virk, a serving IPS officer and former Director-General of Police, who headed the Punjab Police when the Congress was in power, is a blot on the Indian police force.
- Sharif Deportation Reignites Feud With Musharraf (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
Nawaz Sharif's brief return to Pakistan on Monday re-ignited a bitter feud with its Army ruler, spoiling the former Prime Minister's plans for a spectacular political comeback, but polishing his credentials as a champion of democracy.
- Fallout Of Nawaz Sharif’S Second Exile (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Sep 11, 2007)
Mr Nawaz Sharif was sent into his second exile after he landed in Islamabad yesterday.
- Abe Says He Will Not Cling To His Job As Pm (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 10, 2007)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today he was ready to resign if parliament fails to extend Japan’s refuelling mission in the Indian Ocean in support of US-led anti-terrorism operations in Afghanistan.
- Slowdown In Peace Process (Dawn, Tanvir Ahmad Khan, Sep 10, 2007)
Travelling to Singapore for a Track Two India-Pakistan consultation during the last week of August, I felt that a reasonable expectation would be to pool information and insights into the tangled web of overt and covert negotiations.
- Aid$ Pedagogy (Pioneer, Udayan Namboodiri, Sep 08, 2007)
Saturday Special examines the controversy over 'sex education' and blows the lid of a deeper malaise - the pernicious grip of the World Bank-DFID lobby over India's AIDS combat mission
- Army Spooks In The Fo (Dawn, Tariq Fatemi, Sep 08, 2007)
PAKISTAN has been in the midst of a serious political crisis since early this year.
- Japan's Floundering Abe Fights For Floating Gas Station (Washington Post, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2007)
For the election-battered, scandal-plagued and competence-challenged government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it has come down to this: If he cannot keep a floating gas station open in the Indian Ocean, Abe may be finished as the leader of Japan.
- A Nation Still At Crossroads (Tribune, Kuldip Nayar, Sep 08, 2007)
GIVE me a new cliché to describe the situation in Pakistan. The old one that “the country is at the crossroads” has worn out. But strange as it may sound, this phrase is the closest to the reality.
- “What Purpose Will Jpc Serve?” (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
Ruling out any rethink on the inappropriateness of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to examine the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the United Progressive Alliance-Left panel on the issue was . . . .
- It Is My Job To Save The Government, Says Pranab (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday strongly defended the 15-member UPA-Left committee set up to look into "certain" aspects of the Indo-US bilateral agreement on nuclear cooperation and virtually rejected the BJP's demand for . . .
- No Debate Without Jpc, Says Bjp (Business Standard, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
BJP today stuck to its stand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Indo-US nuclear deal indicating it would not allow Parliament to function for another day over the issue
- Bombay's Innocent Victims Of Destitution (Japan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 06, 2007)
With its fast-growing economy, IT engineering advancements and well-trained workforces, India, for me, was the image of an up-and-coming, modernizing, efficient and affluent society. Media coverage on India seemed to confirm this.
- 25 Killed In Rawalpindi Blasts (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Sep 05, 2007)
Pakistan’s pre-election political uncertainty intensified on Tuesday as two bombs shattered the peace of Rawalpindi, the cantonment city twinned with the national capital, killing 25 persons and leaving 68 injured.
- Is India So Weak That It Must Fear Success? (Hindu, Ramesh Thakur, Sep 04, 2007)
The new generation of Indians is self-confident and keen to exploit all new opportunities. None offers more potential than a strategic-cum-commercial partnership with the U.S.
- America And Pakistan: Fluctuating Relations (Deccan Herald, M B NAQVI, Sep 04, 2007)
The Pak-American relationship has deteriorated because of US exasperation with General Musharraf.
- Pak Govt Still Interested In Talks With Bhutto (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 03, 2007)
The government of President Gen Pervez Musharraf still hopes to reach a power-sharing deal with ex-premier Benazir Bhutto but with negotiations stalled because of fierce opposition from the ruling party, hopes are fading and Musharraf could . . . . .
- Mayawati Wants One More House (Asian Age, Harish Gupta, Sep 03, 2007)
One had thought that after becoming Uttar Pradesh chief minister on her own steam, Mayawati would become more mature.
- Nuked By Bad Taste (Telegraph, RAMACHANDRA GUHA , Sep 01, 2007)
In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in standards of political debate in India. In and out of the parliament, issues concerning the public good are rarely discussed logically or dispassionately.
- Dealing With Dodgy Nations (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Sep 01, 2007)
The Pakistan-centric articles in the Indian newspapers lack a holistic view. While the US's and China's contributions to that country's military might - and hence, belligerence - are regularly written about, there is little analysis of North . . . . .
- Waiting For Nawaz Sharif? (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Sep 01, 2007)
Nawaz Sharif says he will be back in Pakistan on September 10 after a seven-year exile.
- Sharif Plans Sept. 10 Return (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 31, 2007)
Pakistan’s exiled former leader, Nawaz Sharif, announced today he would return home on September 10 to challenge what he called the illegitimate rule of President Pervez Musharraf.
- Pervez May Quit As Army Chief: Paper (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 29, 2007)
Pakistan’s embattled President Pervez Musharraf may quit as army chief in return for support from political parties to re-elect him for another term, a newspaper reported today.
- Rescuing Eight Years Of Good Work (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Aug 29, 2007)
President General Pervez Musharraf says he will not let his eight years of hard work of “turning Pakistan into a prosperous country” go to waste, and for that reason he was busy parleying with the mainstream parties for a national reconciliation.
- Little Time, Few Options For Musharraf (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Aug 27, 2007)
Will Pakistan’s President press on with his re-election plans?
The former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, emerges as champion of democracy
General Musharraf’s deal with PPP chief has not gone down well in ruling PML (Q)
- Musharraf Changes Tack On Sharif (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Aug 27, 2007)
All eyes are on the former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s planned return to Pakistan, but the Government is playing every card it has to stop him.
- Contempt Notice To Minister (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Aug 25, 2007)
A day after the Supreme Court thumbed its nose again at President Pervez Musharraf by directing the Government to ensure the unhindered return of the former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, one of its Ministers is in trouble with the judiciary for . . . . .
- Call For Reconciliation (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Aug 25, 2007)
AT A time when the country is so highly polarised, President Pervez Musharraf’s emphasis on the need for keeping channels open with “everyone” and for holding fair and free elections is quite significant.
- Where Is Original Of The Deal With Sharifs? (Tribune, Syed Nooruzzaman, Aug 25, 2007)
Now that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the constitutional right of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to return to their country, the question being asked is: where is the original of the. . .
- Sharifs’ Poll Vault (Indian Express, Mini Kapoor, Aug 25, 2007)
The Pakistan Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday has again reset political calculators. The court stated that Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz “under Article 15 of the Constitution have an inalienable right to enter and remain in the country. . .
- Christianising Soldiers (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Aug 23, 2007)
MAYBE what the war in Iraq needs is not more troops but more religion. At least that’s the message the Department of Defence seems to be sending.
- No Thank You, America (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 23, 2007)
Organiser columnist M.V. Kamat says the only question one needs to ask before signing the 123 agreement with the US is, “Can we trust America?” And, “The plain and simple answer is: We can’t.”
- No Martial Law And No Emergency: Musharraf (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 22, 2007)
President General Pervez Musharraf has ruled out the possibility of martial law or a state of emergency in Pakistan, Aaj television reports.
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Aug 22, 2007)
Close to a month after the confidential conclave in Abu Dhabi, it was fairly confirmed by the Pakistan government on Sunday that Pervez Musharraf has reached a deal with Benazir Bhutto.
- Pakistans Inside Story: Musharrafs Musings (Deccan Herald, M B NAQVI, Aug 21, 2007)
The common Pakistani certainly would like his freedom besides a democratic dispensation for the country.
- Patents: A Questionable Right (Business Line, A N Sudarsan Rao , Aug 21, 2007)
Many corporations are being forced to work on known molecules simply to get extended patent rights and, thereby, retain their monopoly pricing. Interestingly, in this context, only a small fraction of new drugs coming into market is innovative.
- Gen Links Stability In Pak To His Re-Election (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf has linked stability in Pakistan to his re-election and said that the Islamic nation could achieve good governance only by preventing political instability.
- A Jirga Under Alien Shadow (Dawn, Tanvir Ahmad Khan, Aug 20, 2007)
KABUL has just hosted an unusual Pakistan-Afghanistan jirga with a show of traditional Afghan hospitality.
- Musharraf Links Stability In Pak To His Re-Election (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 20, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf has linked stability in Pakistan to his re-election and said that the Islamic nation could achieve good governance only by preventing political instability.
- Warfare Without Shooting (Tribune, Nathaniel Fick, Aug 18, 2007)
On a highway north of Kabul last month, an American soldier aimed a machine gun at my car from the turret of his armoured Humvee.
- Maudany's Move (Frontier Post, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 18, 2007)
Abdul Nasser Maudany, absolved of the charges against him in the Coimbatore blasts case, attempts a political comeback.
- Pervez To Elect Self At ‘Any Cost’ (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Aug 18, 2007)
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has said that he will get himself re-elected by October 15 "at any cost" from the present Assemblies.
- Indian Court Rejects Novartis' Patent Suit (Asia Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 17, 2007)
Non-governmental organizations that advocate poor countries' access to affordable medicines applauded an Indian court's dismissal of a challenge brought by Swiss-based drug-maker Novartis.
- Not By The Judiciary Alone (Dawn, S.M. Naseem, Aug 17, 2007)
AFTER having been forced to eat humble pie on the Chief Justice’s reinstatement almost a month ago, the Musharraf regime, amidst growing chaos and confusion, had to retract its decision to impose an emergency in the country.
- Changing Times (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Aug 16, 2007)
Had it not been for the General’s sudden change of heart only days ago, Pakistan would have celebrated the 60th anniversary of its independence under very different circumstances.
- Ppp’S Worrisome Communication Gap Over The ‘Deal’ (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 16, 2007)
A report understandably says that some PPP leaders in Punjab are upset over Ms Benazir Bhutto’s continuing engagement with President General Pervez Musharraf on a “deal” while the people wanted her to join the politics of confrontation within the all part
- Limitations Of The Friendship (Dawn, Javid Husain, Aug 16, 2007)
TWO important developments relating to Pakistan-US relations have once again brought home the limitations of the friendship between the two countries.
- Politics Is Heating Up (Tribune, S. Nihal Singh, Aug 14, 2007)
IT is said of the American presidential election that campaigning for his successor or his re-election begins almost the day he is sworn in.
- The Best And Worst Of Times (Guardian (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 14, 2007)
The journey to Mangu Singh's family home from India's capital takes only two hours, but it's a trip to a different planet.
- Tread Carefully After 60 Ideologically Mismatched Years (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 14, 2007)
Since 2001, after the Pakistani public’s “honeymoon” with General Pervez Musharraf began to fade following his participation in an American sponsored “war on terror”, the Pakistani mind has submitted to a pessimistic view of the state of Pakistan.
- Profiling Pakistan At 60 (Dawn, Shahid M. Amin, Aug 14, 2007)
THE achievement of Pakistan was something of a miracle. The demand for a separate Muslim homeland was opposed tooth and nail by the Hindu majority, which had India’s best organised party, the Congress, led by the formidable Mahatma Gandhi, and. . . . .
- The Obstinate System (Dawn, Masud Mufti, Aug 14, 2007)
THE bulk of our repressed nation rejoiced on July 20, 2007, when the Supreme Court of Pakistan rediscovered its independence. So did I, but with trepidation.
- Musharraf Not Trying To Grab Power: Pak's Envoy To Us (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 13, 2007)
Pakistan's ambassador to the United States has brushed aside contention that imposition of emergency was considered by President Pervez Musharraf as a means to grab power, saying the move was in order to defeat extremism and terrorism and was . . . . .
- Making The General Blink (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 13, 2007)
While the intensifying movement against military rule took President Pervez Musharraf to emergency-brink, the apprehension that it might be explosively unpopular has made him defer the decision.
- No Emergency In Haste, Says Aziz (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 11, 2007)
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that emergency cannot be imposed in the country in haste. "Provisions of the emergency are only activated in certain circumstances.
- Courting Emergency (Indian Express, Murtaza Razvi, Aug 11, 2007)
ARE they going to impose emergency rule or not? This was the question that rattled everyone in Pakistan for much of Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
- A Register Of Reports And Views From The Pakistan Press (Indian Express, Mini Kapoor, Aug 11, 2007)
It was a charged 24 hours. On Thursday morning newspapers were abuzz about an impending declaration of emergency. Dawn wrote: “A beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf met his senior aides on Wednesday apparently to consider new moves to tackle an . . . .
- Musharraf Decides Against Pak Emergency (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
"There is no possibility of an emergency," Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the president of Pakistan Muslim League, told reporters at parliament.
- Musharraf Rules Out Emergency In Pak (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf rejected calls to declare emergency powers and wants elections to take place in Pakistan, a spokesman said on Thursday after widespread reports the beleaguered leader would opt for authoritarian rule.
- Crisis Blows Over For Now (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Aug 10, 2007)
Did the mood of civil society deter Pervez Musharraf from declaring a state of Emergency in Pakistan?
- Pervez: No Emergency Now, But Option Open (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Aug 10, 2007)
The Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on Thursday decided against imposing a state of emergency in the country, at least for now.
- Sixty Bitter Years After Partition (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
As the 60th anniversary of Indian Partition approaches, the BBC's Andrew Whitehead looks back at how and why independence from Britain meant the creation of two separate countries, India and Pakistan.
- Emergency Will Endanger Pakistan (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Aug 10, 2007)
Reports emanating from Islamabad say that a proclamation of national Emergency is on the table for the approval of President Pervez Musharraf. In fact, the PML chief, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, is worried that it might come “within days”.
- Pakistan's People Want An End To The Nightmare (Guardian (UK), editorial, Guardian UK, Aug 10, 2007)
Every Pakistani leader, civilian or military, sits on a throne that is placed on a volcano periodically shaken by convulsions.
- Air India All Set To Join Star Alliance (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 10, 2007)
Air India is all set to join the Star Alliance, a club of 17 international airlines, by the end of this year. The move which will help increase its connectivity worldwide through code-sharing.
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