Despite pressure being mounted by the US administration and feelers sent by the UPA government, the BJP on Wednesday has not budged from its stand on opposing the nuclear deal in Parliament.
(Bjp Refuses To Budge On Nuke Deal, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
“ONLY good infrastructure stands in the way of Mumbai being a world-class city.” So said D. Subbarao, Union Finance Secretary, at the recently concluded Infrastructure Investment conference organised by the U.S.-India CEO Forum in Mumbai. Infrastructure h (Musharraf Lost Respect Due To His Ties With Us: Karat, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)
If India wants to see real gains from the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Nigeria in terms of energy security, it has to be more pro-active in its approach, backed by hard bargaining, and offer something more than a mere $900-million aid package.
(Indo-Nigerian Ties: Strategic For Energy Security, Business Line, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)
Inaugurating a federalism conference in New Delhi on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complained that regional parties and those with narrow, "regional and sectional loyalties" tended to distort the "national vision". (Divide And Rule, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 07, 2007)
The Indian economic renaissance has been shaped by the youthful character of its workforce. (We Need Young Politicians, Times of India, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 06, 2007)
Some serious-minded secularists feel that the sting operation showing Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modiâ€™s foot soldiers boasting about conducting the Gujarat pogrom with state support should not have been publicised. (Modi Must Be Punished , Asian Age, Kuldip Nayar, Nov 05, 2007)
My guest this week is Brajesh Mishra, former National Security Advisor, former principal secretary to the prime minister, and the chief architect of India’s new strategic positioning in the post-Cold War world. (‘Upa Talked To Me On N-Deal But I Said Go To The Politicians As Talks Between Politicians Are Talks Between Equals’, Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Nov 05, 2007)
Before the start of the winter session of Parliament the Bharatiya Janata Party’s top leadership is expected to sit together to discuss the strategy on the India-United States nuclear deal in the light of its discussions with United States . . . . (Bjp To Discuss Strategy On Nuclear Deal, Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Nov 05, 2007)
No soon do elections come around that the political parties start looking for the voters they had discarded for the previous five years. (Clueless Congress, Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Nov 05, 2007)
First, the Russian Foreign Minister was “too busy” to meet External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, then Mukherjee was frisked at the Moscow airport on his way back. (Moscow’S Red Carpet For Pm Has A Wrinkle, Indian Express, Pranab Dhal Samanta, Nov 03, 2007)
The sight of Ms Benazir Bhutto offering namaz before the tomb of Mohammed Ali Jinnah was one to treasure. (Bazaar Parody Of Mussolini, Pioneer, Premen Addy , Nov 03, 2007)
George Orwell describes somewhere the bustling arrival at a dak bungalow in Burma of a Burmese official of modest rank. (Ring For The Butler, Telegraph, Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, Nov 03, 2007)
A recent issue of a news magazine proclaimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s volte face on the nuclear deal had destroyed his credibility. (Global Positioning, Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Nov 03, 2007)
The suggested parliamentary debate on the 123 agreement will be among the most important discussions held in Parliament in Independent India. It will be a test for all political parties in terms of their approach to India’s national interest.
(Coming Up: Floor Test, Indian Express, K. Subrahmanyam, Nov 03, 2007)
A recent issue of a news magazine proclaimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s volte face on the nuclear deal had destroyed his credibility. (Global Positioning, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, 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. (Raj Dharma Fails In Gujarat, Tribune, Kuldip Nayar, Nov 02, 2007)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi says the coalition era demands a new Constitution to achieve “real federalism”. (Coalition Politics, Tribune, Shastri Ramachandaran, Oct 31, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in yet another hint that the government is determined to move ahead on the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States, told the delegates of the Global Fortune Forum here on Monday that India . . . . (Pm: India Has Never Reneged On A Deal, Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 30, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in yet another hint that the government is determined to move ahead on the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States, told the delegates of the Global Fortune Forum here on Monday that India "has never . . . . (Bjp Still ‘Totally Opposed’ To N-Deal, Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 30, 2007)
It would not be possible for the Bharatiya Janata Party to accept the 123 agreement on the India-United States nuclear deal in its present form. (123 Agreement In Present Form Not Acceptable, Rajnath Tells Mulford, Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Oct 30, 2007)
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