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- Mayawati Sets Her Sights On New Delhi (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
Buoyed by her electoral win in Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati is now aiming to capture power at the Centre by replicating her “winning formula.”
- Two Steps Back (Telegraph, MAHESH RANGARAJAN, Oct 16, 2007)
The coalition government’s hesitation over India’s nuclear agreement with the United States of America has put off speculation about an imminent general election.
- Instil Confidence In The Nations Food Producers (Deccan Herald, PANDURANG HEGDE, Oct 16, 2007)
A drastic shift in policy in favour of commercial and export-oriented crops is denying the countrys small farmers access to growing food crops, threatening food security.
- Her People’S Princess (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 16, 2007)
I was born into a dalit family in Delhi and grew up with eight siblings in a modest home in a crowded neighbourhood. My father worked as a low-paid clerk, and my mother, an uneducated woman, toiled hard to run the family.
- Behind Pm’S Isolation On Nuclear Deal: Wary Allies And A Nervous Party (Indian Express, Varghese K George, Oct 16, 2007)
From challenging the Left on August 11 to philosophically declaring two months later that “one has to live with disappointments,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears to have realised that his attempts to turn himself into an assertive political . . . .
- 'Maya Among Top 8 Women Leaders' (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
Uttar Pradesh's firebrand Chief Minister Mayawati has been profiled by the US magazine Newsweek among eight women leaders worldwide who have reached the top despite all odds, with the dalit leader narrating her struggle to rally the oppressed community.
- Nuclear Deal & A Snap Poll Option (Statesman, Rajinder Puri, Oct 16, 2007)
Many commentators are disappointed and bewildered by the government’s failure to risk a snap poll in an effort to save face as well as the N-deal.
- Your Slip Is Showing (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
Central banks are expected to be like Caesar's wife, completely without blemish. By and large the Reserve Bank of India too fits into that mould.
- A Big Left Foot (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 15, 2007)
He is an extraordinary leader. And a remarkably astute politician. Many have sneeringly dismissed him for long as a man of little consequence, as someone who doesn’t have a popular constituency backing him, has never won a Lok Sabha or . . .
- Noida Airport Project Faces Hurdle (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
The proposed Greater Noida airport may hit an air pocket with the finance ministry questioning the need for the Rs 3,505-crore project and asking why can't the existing IGI airport in Delhi be developed fully to meet the NCR's demand.
- So What If The Train Stinks (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
The Indian Railways (IR) finally appears to have found a unique solution to the problem of crowded trains and stinking toilets.
- Fear Of Polls Made Congress Pause (Asian Age, Kuldip Nayar, Oct 15, 2007)
I wish the party were over. The participants would have at least gone home. But both the Congress and the Left have lingered to revive what may not be possible. The Indo-US nuclear deal is not available in parts.
- The People Win (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 15, 2007)
The media and the politician. Or to fine-tune this, the media and the politician in power. There used to be a disconnect, but no longer.
- Gujarat Polls Hold The Key (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
As the political uncertainty continues, the Congress appears to have suddenly come under pressure.
- Amid Reels Of Nuisance, A Clip That Made News Sense (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
In all the nonsense that news channels pass off as news, sometimes you do come across the odd report/clip that’s worth a dekho. Let me give you an example.
- Congress To Kickstart Anti-Bsp Campaign In Up (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Realising that the peace with the Left Front could be short-lived, the Congress is desperately trying to resuscitate the party in States where it has practically no presence.
- Congress Plays Piano Teacher’S Husband’S Tune (Asian Age, Editorial, The Asian Age, Oct 15, 2007)
Gauging the public mood was one of the reasons why the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections were brought forward.
- Pawar Does A Wheatwash (Asian Age, Harish Gupta, Oct 15, 2007)
Union agriculture and food minister Sharad Pawar did exactly what was expected of him. He shrugged off responsibility on the wheat import issue.
- Early Poll Will Help Congress (Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Oct 15, 2007)
Political assessments given a few weeks ago had indicated that the next general election would take place in December 2007 or February 2008. The fact that the Congress and the CPI(M) are trading charges on the India-US nuclear deal does not . . . .
- Sp Chief: Gear Up To Defeat Maya (Asian Age, Amita Verma, Oct 13, 2007)
Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav has asked his party workers to gear up and give a befitting reply to the Mayawati government in the Lok Sabha elections.
- Blow For Governance In Bihar (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Oct 13, 2007)
The recent decision of a lower court in Patna to sentence JD(U) leader Anand Mohan Singh and his wife Lovely Anand for the murder of a district magistrate in 1994 is a welcome surprise.
- N-Deal Will End India’S Nuke Isolation: Elbaradei (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)
Highlighting the importance of ending India’s isolation from the nuclear community, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohammad ElBaradei on Friday said that this would not only benefit India as it would give it access to fuel . . .
- From Pm To Cm, When Politicians Speak, God Knows What They Mean (Telegraph, Manini Chatterjee, Oct 13, 2007)
After two months of keeping the nation on tenterhooks, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today publicly declared that early elections were not on the cards and the government would like to last its full term till 2009.
- Amid Reels Of Nuisance, A Clip That Made News Sense (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Oct 13, 2007)
In all the nonsense that news channels pass off as news, sometimes you do come across the odd report/clip that’s worth a dekho.
- Congress Steps Back (Pioneer, Editorial, Business Line, Oct 13, 2007)
The spat between the Left parties and the Congress over the India-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement had become a keen contest of who would blink first.
- “Prioritise Issues Which Affect Common Man” (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)
The Left parties on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s remarks on the India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal at the HT Leadership Summit here.
- Pawar, Lalu Rule Out Mid-Term Poll (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The two leading partners of the UPA government at the Centre, the NCP and the RJD, today ruled out the possibility of the mid-term Lok Sabha polls as a direct fallout of the stand off between the UPA and the Left on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal issue.
- No Timeframe For N-Deal: Congress (Pioneer, Amarnath Tewary, Oct 12, 2007)
Desperately trying to find a way out of the political crisis prevailing over the India-US nuclear deal, the Congress seems to have decided in favour of saving the Government. On the day when its key alliance partners NCP and RJD said that . . . . .
- Modi Rivals Eye Cong (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The BJP rebels in Gujarat today said they would contest the Assembly elections “in alliance” with the Congress and claimed they were talking to Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary.
- Pm Meets Elbaradei As N-Deal Loses Course (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
As time started to run out for the Government to press forward with India-US nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
- Pawar, Lalu Say No Snap Poll (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The UPA's allies are now standing up to be counted. On Thursday, the RJD and the NCP spiked speculation of snap polls to the Lok Sabha over the Congress-Left stand-off on the India-US civil nuclear deal.
- Lolly A Day Wets Poll Lips (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Land and Lalu have scored in the season of lollipops, shovelling fresh fuel into the embers of early polls.
- Anti-Modi Bjp Leaders Talking With Congress (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Continuing with their efforts to corner Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Assembly elections, BJP rebels led by former minister Gordhan Zadhaphia arrived in the capital on Thursday to resume talks with the Congress leadership on . . . .
- Upa At A Crossroads (Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Oct 12, 2007)
The immediate problem for the Congress is to keep the UPA intact. The good news for the party is that none of its allies wants to go for a mid-term poll. All, however, depends on whether the Congress president wants an election now or not
- Pm, Elbaradei Discuss Nuke Deal Issues (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 12, 2007)
nternational Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammad ElBaradei met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed issues arising out of the civilian nuclear energy agreement.
- Reprieve For Maya (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Supreme Court’s refusal to examine the correctness of Uttar Pradesh Governor T.V. Rajeswar’s refusal to grant sanction for prosecuting Chief Minister Mayawati in the Rs 175-crore Taj Corridor case has given her a reprieve — at least for now.
- Lone Gainer? (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Oct 12, 2007)
A colleague recently met a Congress heavy weight and without asking got a low down on the current political situation. From the Congress perspective, that party is said to be the only one to gain from the current political uncertainty and possible . . . .
- Protests And Politics (Frontline, T.S. Subramanian, Oct 12, 2007)
The protest action by the DPA for the implementation of the Sethusamudram project invites strong remarks from the Supreme Court.
- The Fate Of Special Component Plan (Frontline, S. Viswanathan, Oct 12, 2007)
The failure of governments at the Centre and in the States to genuinely implement the Special Component Plan has cost Dalits dear.
- A Tale Of Woe (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
CHELLAMMAL is a frail, old woman, shy otherwise, but anger surges through her as she speaks of Vijaykumar Mill in Palani. Her daughter was one of the 789 girls working there as apprentices under the “sumangali” scheme for Rs.15 as daily stipend.
- A Scheme For Exploitation (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
“Earn Rs.40,000. Work as an apprentice for three years,” said the bold print in Tamil on the colour pamphlet.
- Eben Moglen On Free Software (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
EBEN MOGLEN is Professor of Law and Legal History at the Columbia University Law School, founder director of the Software Freedom Law Centre, and general counsel for the Free Software Foundation, Boston.
- Denial By Design (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
THE abysmal failure of the governments at the Centre and in the States to fully implement the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan has cost Dalits in India a whopping Rs.3,75,000 crore over a quarter century, according to Dalit activists.
- Editor Of Dpi Organ Held For Aiding Ltte (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Tamil Nadu Police’s ‘Q’ Branch has taken Dalit Panthers of India functionary Vanniarasu into custody for “associating with the LTTE” and aiding the banned organisation.
- Upa Lives (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Urdu press seems to believe that the UPA government is likely to continue for a while longer.
- Crucial Session Of Nepal House Opens (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The crucial special session of the interim Parliament began on Thursday afternoon as demanded by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists).
- Liberals At War In India (Dawn, Kuldip Nayar, Oct 12, 2007)
THE political scene in India is hotting up. The general election is still one-and-a-half years away.
- Think Small (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The UP chief minister has turned out to be a surprise, but nonetheless welcome, votary of small states.
- Bjp Demands President’S Rule In Himachal Pradesh (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday demanded immediate imposition of President’s Rule in Himachal Pradesh to ensure free and fair elections.
- “No Threat To Government” (Hindu, K. BALCHAND, Oct 12, 2007)
Nationalist Congress Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal chiefs Sharad Pawar and Lalu Prasad on Thursday asserted here that there was no threat to the United Progressive Alliance government.
- Elbaradei Meets Indian Pm Amid Nuclear Impasse (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The UN nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei met India’s prime minister on Thursday in a long-scheduled trip as time started to run out for the government to press forward with a nuclear deal with the United States.
- Divide And Rule (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 11, 2007)
Mayawati's call to divide UP into three states is apt. Uttar Pradesh is a monster state with a population of 166 million.
- Taj Corridor: Maya Gets Sc Reprieve (Pioneer, Abraham Thomas, Oct 11, 2007)
A Special Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to act against the Uttar Pradesh Governor's decision to refuse CBI the sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Mayawati and her Cabinet colleague Nasdeemuddin Siddiqui in the Taj Corridor scam case.
- Maoist Muddle (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
NEPALESE politics is currently going through one of its frequent convulsions, with the popular mood swaying from complete pessimism to cautious optimism.
- Upa Allies Wary Of Polls (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
The troubled UPA coalition may have gained time till 22 October but a definite crisis looms over it because of the tussle with the Left over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
- Advani: Snap Polls Certain Early Next Year (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Wednesday predicted snap polls in the first half of 2008.
- India Nuclear Talks Are Deferred (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
India's government and its communist allies have agreed to hold more talks on a nuclear deal which is threatening the future of the coalition.
- Nuke Deal: Pressure On Sonia And Singh (Deccan Herald, K Subrahmanya, Oct 11, 2007)
The UPA's top two - Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh- may have to make a tough and unpleasant decision over the Indo-US nuclear deal in the next few days' time.
- Court Won’T Interfere With U.P. Governor’S Order (Hindu, J. Venkatesan, Oct 11, 2007)
In a relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to go into the correctness or otherwise of the State Governor’s order refusing to grant sanction for prosecuting her in the . . . .
- Apex Court Won’T Interfere With U.P. Governor’S Order (Hindu, J. Venkatesan, Oct 11, 2007)
In a relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to go into the correctness or otherwise of the Governor’s order refusing to grant sanction for prosecuting her in the Rs. 175-crore . . .
- Pm Firm On Deal, Congress Looks For Ways To Save Govt (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 11, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is standing firm on the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States, even as some members of his Cabinet are now coming around to the position that it was not worth sacrificing the government. . .
- Maya Gets Reprieve In Taj Case (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an application challenging the refusal of the Uttar Pradesh governor to sanction the prosecution of UP chief minister Mayawati in the Rs 175-crore Taj Corridor scam.
- Govt Puts Off Talks With Iaea, Nsg (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Oct 11, 2007)
The Government seems to have caved in under pressure of the allies to avert the possibility of mid-term polls and delay the slated negotiations with the IAEA and NSG for the next three months.
- No Chance Of Mid-Term Ls Poll: Lalu (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Asserting there was not even a remote chance of a mid-term election to the Lok Sabha following the Congress-Left face-off over the Indo-US nuclear deal, Railway minister Lalu Prasad on Thursday expressed confidence that all concerns voiced. . .
- Centre Guided By Bihar Experience (Deccan Herald, B S Arun, Oct 10, 2007)
The admonition of the UPA government by the Supreme Court in the Bihar Assembly dissolution case and the current political situation which suited the Congress, appear to have paved the way for the decision to keep the Karnataka Legislative . . .
- Congress Allies Scared Of Polls (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
The line-up of UPA constituents, who came out in support of the Indo-US nuclear deal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately after Left parties rejected the 123 Agreement in August, are now getting jittery at the prospect of early elections.
- Maya Gears Up For Ls Poll (Tribune, Shahira Naim, Oct 10, 2007)
Urging her party workers to be on their guard against the threat of money power, mafia, media and vested interests, BSP national president Mayawati declared that these four were not only keen to malign her but also even physically eliminate her.
- India Govt, Communists Step Back From Brink (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
The India government and its communist allies stepped back from the brink on Tuesday, agreeing to meet again this month to resolve a row over a nuclear deal with the United States that threatens to spark a snap election.
- Indian Govt And Communists Step Back In Nuclear Row (Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Oct 10, 2007)
The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) allies, specially Bihar strong man Lalu Prasad and Maharastra ally Sharad Pawar, on Tuesday intervened and averted a near-certain head-on collision between the Congress and the Communists on the nuclear . . . .
- Upa Not Nuked Yet, Crisis Put Off But Far From Over (OutLook, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
The crisis facing the government following the rift with the Left over the Indo-US nuke deal eased for the time-being in an apparent ceasefire after the two sides today agreed to hold more talks to break the impasse on October 22.
- Pawar Pitches For Survival Over Deal (Telegraph, RASHEED KIDWAI, Oct 10, 2007)
A new stumbling bloc has come up in the way of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.
- Left Hopes Government Will Not Proceed With Talks On Nuclear Deal (Hindu, VINAY KUMAR, Oct 10, 2007)
The Left parties on Tuesday made it clear to the government that they stood firm in their objection to operationalising the India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal.
- Cong Blinks Under Allies' Pressure (Hindustan Times, Santanu Banerjee, Oct 10, 2007)
UPA allies, barring the Left, like the NCP, RJD and the DMK are not keen on facing a mid-term poll due to which the Congress has come under immense pressure to buy peace with the Left on their stand-off over the India-US civil nuclear deal.
- Free Campuses From Politics (Deccan Herald, Damodar Agrawal, Oct 10, 2007)
In student elections in Central Universities, we have been witnessing, year after year, a show of money and muscle power.
- Upa Gets Safeguards, Allows Left To Tie Its Hands On N-Deal (Indian Express, D K Singh, Oct 10, 2007)
Almost a month after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had dared the Left to withdraw support over the Indo-US nuclear deal, the UPA Government today gave in to Left pressure and agreed to go slow on its operationalisation.
- No Music To Upa Ears: Maya Slams Cong Over Deal And Ram Affidavit (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
Weighing her options days after she backed Sonia Gandhi for fielding Pratibha Patil in the Presidential polls, BSP chief Mayawati today attacked the Congress over its handling of the nuclear deal and the Ram Sethu controversy.
- Cbi Claims He Leaked Secrets But Army Opens All Its Archives For Him (Indian Express, Ritu Sarin, Oct 10, 2007)
In a quiet corner of the Signals Enclave near the Army Cantonment, a wing of the Corps of Signals is working on the third volume of the regiment’s history covering the years after Independence.
- Politics Of Opportunism (Hindustan Times, CP Bhambhri, Oct 10, 2007)
The ongoing political drama in Karnataka leading to the dissolution of the State Assembly has once again brought into focus the need for a second-look into the proclaimed merits of a coalition system of governance in the country.
- Next N-Deadline Is Oct. 22 (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 10, 2007)
The Left has made it clear to the government yet again that it will not allow formal or informal talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency for safeguards to operationalise the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States.
- Sensex Sets New Milestone; Crosses 18,000 Mark (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 10, 2007)
The stock market barometer Sensex surged by a record 789 points to cross the 18,000-point milestone as investors took heart from the improbability of snap polls and bought heavily in frontline stocks led by Reliance industries.
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