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- Breach Of Trust (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 26, 2007)
CENTRAL Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has rightly taken cognisance of the alleged misuse of funds meant for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund by the Coal India Limited (CIL).
- Just Cause (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Oct 26, 2007)
It is ironic that the proper functioning of the judiciary should make news. But given the delays, backlog and the innumerable distractions that come in the way of the delivery of justice in India, the event of the judiciary arriving at . . . .
- Fight It Out Or Lose It (Hindu, Sakuntala Narasimhan, Oct 26, 2007)
Recent rulings by consumer courts must serve as a lesson for credit card users and buyers of new vehicles.
- Power Capacity Addition A Herculean Task (Hindu, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 26, 2007)
Experts are raising doubts about achieving even the lowered target of 60,000 MW.
- Wanted: Kaliyug Ka Ravana (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Oct 26, 2007)
Countless effigies of Ravana were burnt in different parts of India on Sunday night.
- A Distraught Group (Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Oct 26, 2007)
Not only is history against any kind of Third Front, but its future also is bleak.
- Semantic Quibbling (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
A month after South Bengal virtually revolted against the engineered shortage of supplies in rationing outlets, the Politburo's statement is a masterpiece of obfuscation. In trying to come to the aid of a beleaguered government . . . . .
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 25, 2007)
A month after South Bengal virtually revolted against the engineered shortage of supplies in rationing outlets, the Politburo's statement is a masterpiece of obfuscation.
- It Was Genocide (Pioneer, N Jamal Ansari, Oct 25, 2007)
The editorial, "Dr Hollow Cause" (October 20) raises objection to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks on the Gujarat 'genocide' (2002) and challenges him to "repeat the word Holocaust" during election meetings in Gujarat.
- Ec Show Cause Notices To Bjp, Cong Leaders (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
The Election Commission today issued showcause notices to Gujarat BJP president Purshottam Rupala and senior Congress leader and party general secretary B.K.Hariprasad for violating model code of conduct by making allegations and personal remarks . . . .
- Back To The Old Style Of Governance? Statecraft (Hindu, Harish Khare , Oct 25, 2007)
More than the future of the India-U.S. nuclear deal or the survival of the Manmohan Singh government, the issue is whether our polity will be able to produce a ruling arrangement for purposeful governance.
- Kovai Blasts: Basha Gets Lifer (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
All the key accused’ in the 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts case were awarded life sentence by the Special Court for Bomb Blasts cases here on Wednesday.
- 31 Jailed, Including Chief Of Al-Umma (Tribune, Arup Chanda, Oct 25, 2007)
Thirty-one persons, including leaders of the banned Muslim extremist body Al-Umma, were sentenced to life today by the special court here for being the main conspirators in the serial bomb blasts that rocked this city nine years ago.
- Ncp Calls For United Front To Defeat Modi (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday appealed to all secular parties to form a united front in Gujarat to defeat the BJP government headed by Narendra Modi.
- Bjp May Allow N-Deal Debate (Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Oct 25, 2007)
There is no indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party will shift from its stand on the nuclear deal with the United States that it should be re-negotiated; that it will adversely affect the country’s strategic independence; that there should be . . . .
- Israel Backs Indo-Us N-Deal (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
Coming out in support of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, Israel on Wednesday welcomed the ongoing negotiations to end India’s nuclear isolation but said that a broader criteria-based policy was required to decide on entry of other countries into . . . .
- Grain Of Truth (Telegraph, ABHIRUP SARKAR, Oct 25, 2007)
Ration shops are burning all over West Bengal. They are being attacked, looted and put on fire by groups of angry, disgruntled citizens, who seem to have decided that they have had enough.
- Cil Conduct Most Unbecoming, Take Action Against Violations: Cic To Pmo (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
The Central Information Commission (CIC), the final appellate authority for the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has directed Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to take immediate action in the case of non-deposition of funds meant for . . . .
- Indian Elephants 'Electrocuted' (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
Six elephants have been electrocuted in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya, officials say.
- Indian Aid Money 'Goes Missing' (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)
More than $3m donated to the Indian prime minister's fund for victims of the tsunami and the Kashmir earthquake have gone missing, court papers say.
- Spirit Of Unity (Frontline, Bhaskar Ghose, Oct 25, 2007)
The systems of governance prevail and are seen as enduring, to be looked up to for redress in times of chaos in the country.
- Save The Lions (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 24, 2007)
Efforts to save the Asiatic lion from extinction have suffered a grievous blow with five lions being electrocuted near the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat.
- Politics On The Move (Indian Express, D K Singh, Oct 24, 2007)
Think of a block Congress president riding a spanking new Toyota Innova on the narrow, pot-holed lanes of a Gujarat village. Senior Congress leaders are already chuckling at the thought of Life-After-Innova for all the block and district Congress . . . .
- Congress To Come Out With Booklet (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
The AICC Publicity Committee headed by General Secretary Digvijay Singh gave finishing touches to the booklet at an hour-long meeting at the party headquarters.
- Low On Uranium, 5 N-Power Units Are Shut Early (Indian Express, Kandula Subramaniam, Oct 24, 2007)
Faced with an acute shortage of uranium to run existing power stations, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has advanced its maintenance schedule and started shutting down individual power units.
- To Fracture Further, Left Works On Another Deal-With Unpa (Indian Express, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 24, 2007)
The fate of the Indo-US nuclear deal may be “open-ended” as it is and no one will admit, in public, that early elections is an option but political parties are stepping up their gears for a final showdown.
- Shamefully High (Tribune, Sarbjit Dhaliwal, Oct 24, 2007)
Prosperous Punjab is poor as far as saving lives of infants is concerned. In spite of lowest percentage of poverty-stricken population in the state compared to other developed states, Punjab’s infant mortality rate continues to be shocking.
- 'Indian Market Is Overridden With Greed’ (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Oct 24, 2007)
Buy what others are discarding and sell what others are craving. Look for the hated, the unloved and the distressed business.
- Early Winter Session Likely (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
The Union government is considering advancing the winter session of Parliament to meet in the first half of November and shortening the duration.
- Tamil Nadu, Monsanto Ink Deal To Develop Gm Papaya Seed (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University on Tuesday signed an agreement with global seed major Monsanto for developing a GM papaya seed, resistant to Ring Spot Virus (RSV).
- N-Deal To Come Up Again In House In November (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 24, 2007)
The Manmohan Singh government, which is under tremendous pressure from the United States not to back off from the civil nuclear energy agreement, will have to face Parliament again as the immediate next step after November . . . .
- No Seat Change By Modi For Polls (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will not change his constituency and will seek re-election to the Assembly in December from Maninagar in Ahmedabad city.
- Karat Meets Unpa Leaders (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 24, 2007)
The United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA), the Third Front grouping, has demanded that the Indo-US nuclear deal should not be operationalised unless it gets Parliament’s nod.
- Disturbing Statements (Tribune, J. Sri Raman, Oct 24, 2007)
This is about two statements that India heard on the same day. They must have disturbed many Indians who value the country’s democracy, despite its various flaws.
- Cloud Of Mystery (Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Oct 24, 2007)
Yet another monsoon is over and, with that, yet another test for the prediction skill of the statistical long-range forecast (LRF) model of the India Meteorological Department (IMD); this time it was a new model with a new methodology (Frontline, June 1).
- Quality Of Growth (Business Line, Ranabir Ray Choudhury , Oct 24, 2007)
Two reports appearing in Tuesday’s newspapers show clearly that the quality of development in India is perhaps as satisfactory as the quantitative performance.
- Congress Wants ‘Deal’ With Left (New Indian Express, ANITA SALUJA, Oct 24, 2007)
Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is keen to go ahead with the nuclear deal at the cost of sacrificing his own Government, neither Congress President Sonia Gandhi nor the UPA-Allies are ready for it.
- No-Win Situation (Frontline, Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Oct 24, 2007)
PRIME MINISTER Manmohan Singh’s public presentations on the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal have, as a rule, been characterised by an element of drama. In his spirited promotion of the deal he went to the extent of throwing down a challenge of midterm . . . .
- Janata Dal(s) President H.D. Deve Gowda On The Karnataka Crisis (Frontline, PARVATHI MENON, Oct 24, 2007)
A CENTRAL figure in the ongoing political change in Karnataka is former Prime Minister and national president of the Janata Dal (Secular) H.D. Deve Gowda, the hardy perennial of regional politics in India.
- India, Iran Move Beyond Pipeline Dream, Turn To Power (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
With the future of the proposed tri-nation gas pipeline uncertain due to political and economic factors, India and Iran are exploring co-production and transmission of power through an underwater cable.
- Pm Feels Let Down By Allies (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 23, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is embarrassed and feeling "let down" by the allies who have played a key role in ensuring that the Congress does not proceed with the civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States.
- Small Fire Causes Big Gujarat Smoke (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Move out Gandhigiri, Modigiri is here. Supporters of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi have launched Modigiri, a non-violent public participatory concept in Surat and they hope to touch peopleâ€™s hearts.
- No Room For Complacency (Business Standard, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Difficult as it may be to believe, India could soon move from the status of a gas-deficit country — even though gas accounts for only 8 per cent of the country's primary energy consumption, against 24 per cent globally — to a gas-sufficient . . . ..
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 23, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party has crossed the limits of civilised discourse. No one denies that Dr Manmohan Singh’s position as a titular Prime Minister has now declined to that of a weakling in the wake of a virtual capitulation to the Left on the . . . .
- Singh Conveys ‘Anguish’ To Allies (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed “anguish” at the way some allies have joined the Left in criticising the nuclear deal that the government iterated would not be operationalised until a joint mechanism submits its views.
- Pm Urged To Take Action Against Non-Deposition Of Funds By Cil (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Following a report by The Pioneer on non-deposition of crores of rupees by the Coal India Limited (CIL) in the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) and National Defence Fund (NDF), eminent citizens and Right to Information (RTI) . . . . . . .
- Cong Raps Left For Food Riots In West Bengal (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
The Congress lashed out against the Left Front, a key ally at the Centre, for the food riots in West Bengal and questioned its commitment towards the poor.
- Pm Sad; Allies, Left Unmoved (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
As the fifth round of deliberations of the UPA-Left committee on India-US civil nuclear deal drew a blank on Monday, there was a buzz in the political circles that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had conveyed to UPA partners that he was feeling . . . . .
- Pm Relief Funds Lie In Coal Pit (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
India’s largest public sector coal company illegally held back for a decade over Rs 10 crore raised from its employees’ salaries for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, an inquiry by the PMO has found.
- Stalemate On Nuke Deal (Tribune, R. Suryamurthy, Oct 23, 2007)
The assembly election in Gujarat seems to have forced the UPA and Left parties to close ranks and project a united face, even as the deadlock continued between them on the nuclear deal issue.
- Its Hands Are Tied But Upa Tries To Put Foot Down (Indian Express, D K Singh, Oct 23, 2007)
Under fire from different quarters for giving in to Left pressure on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the UPA government today sought to send out a message that the deal was not yet off.
- Modi Ends Tv Interview Abruptly (Pakistan Observer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cut short a television interview in a huff after he was asked questions repeatedly on the 2002 post- Godhra riots, for which he has often been blamed by his critics.
- I Never Talk About My Image: Modi (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi told CNN-IBN that “there are only two or three persons” who labelled him a mass murderer and accused him of being prejudiced against Muslims.
- ‘We Should Neither Proceed With N-Deal Nor Dump It Altogether... To Avoid Immediate Elections’ (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 22, 2007)
My guest today is one of the greatest characters in our politics today, one of our greatest writers — M. Karunanidhi, chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Let me also introduce his daughter Kanimozhi, a Member of Parliament, who will be our interpreter . . . .
- Rhythmic Dance (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
Think of Navaratri, and myriad pictures like Durga pooja, Ram Leelas and images of young men and women rhythmically dancing in colourful and attractive traditional wardrobes instantly comes to the mind.
- Sex Education Can Save Lives (Tribune, Usha Rai, Oct 22, 2007)
THE Indian adolescent is no different from young people in other countries in his sexual curiosity and half-baked knowledge about sex and its dos and don’ts.
- Policy Over Personality (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
Many of our political worthies seem to have a hard time distinguishing between making a personal attack on a political opponent and attacking his or her policy.
- Quizzed On Riots, Modi Walks Out (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi walked out of a television interview with Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN’s Devil’s Advocate after he was questioned about the post-Godhra carnage and if he had an “image problem”.
- False Eloquence Does Pm In (Pioneer, Swapan Dasgupta, Oct 22, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has offered himself for direct election only once: In 1999, when he was the Congress candidate for South Delhi.
- N-Deal: Hopeful Pm Attacks Bjp (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 19, 2007)
On board his special flight, Mr Singh reacted with uncharacterstic bluntness to a question about BJP's contention that he had lost the "moral right" to govern and he should quit following the "failure" of the deal.
- Sonia To Kick Off Campaign On Oct 30 (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 19, 2007)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to kick-off her election campaign for the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls beginning October 30.
- K.R. Kaushik Assumes Office As Gujarat Dgp (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 19, 2007)
K.R. Kaushik on Thursday assumed office as the new Director-General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat following the Election Commission’s directive to the State government.
- Manmohan: I Have Not Given Up Hope Yet (Hindu, SANDEEP DIKSHIT, Oct 19, 2007)
While conceding that the government’s image was affected in the wake of the controversy over the India-U.S. nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for seeking his resignation.
- New Clarity (Indian Express, Rajeev Shukla, Oct 19, 2007)
When the dust finally settles on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s decision to avoid a confrontation with the Left over the Indo-US nuclear deal, few will doubt the sensibility and political wisdom concealed within the decision.
- Pm Reminds Partners: You Too Okayed N-Deal (Indian Express, Seema Chisti, Oct 19, 2007)
Conceding that the Indo-US nuclear deal was “something that didn’t work out the way you wanted it to” and that it did have an “effect” on his government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today reminded his UPA partners that “they were part and . . . .
- Bjp Sees ‘Manipulation’ Behind Sensex Crash, Wants Jpc Probe (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
The BJP on Wednesday held the UPA Government responsible for the bloodbath at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) inquiry to find out beneficiaries of the crash triggered by market regulator . . .
- Match Logic With Law, Sc Tells Lower Courts (Tribune, S.S. Negi , Oct 18, 2007)
In a clear message to the courts below on maintaining the integrity of judiciary, the Supreme Court has said that while drawing final conclusion in a judgement, the logic must match with the legal findings in a case.
- Cpi Demands Notification Of Forest Act (Hindu, VINAY KUMAR, Oct 18, 2007)
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has demanded that the Government notify Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act immediately.
- Praful Patel Achieves The Impossible In Face Of Odds (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
Taking economic reforms forward is not easy in a coalition government; so, experience in negotiating with trade unions definitely helps. As does prudence gained by running a Rs 1,000-crore business.
- Let Men Do Their Bit (Pioneer, Shailaja Chandra, Oct 18, 2007)
For 30 years, vasectomy has been a political taboo, and the entire burden of family planning has been on women. But modern vasectomy techniques are a success in the West. India needs to try them
- Cong’S Gujarat Poll Fusillade Unveiled (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 18, 2007)
Taking a leaf out of Shahrukh Khan's Chak de India, the Congress in Gujarat has come up with an election slogan Chak de Gujarat. Mr Himanshu Vyas, party spokesman, said: "The slogan implies team spirit and the determination to throw out the . . . .
- ‘Indian Tsunami Warning System To Be Used To Alert Neighbours’ (Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Oct 18, 2007)
India has said that its newly launched tsunami warning system will be used to alert neighbouring countries of a possible tsunami. “We will alert neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, of possible tsunami strikes in the event of massive . . . .
- Bjp Displeased With Transfer Of Gujarat Officials (Hindu, MANAS DASGUPTA, Oct 17, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party has expressed displeasure over the transfer of eight top police and administrative officers in Gujarat by the Election Commission without assigning any reason.
- After Ludhiana (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 17, 2007)
The bombing of a cinema hall in Ludhiana is more than a statistical intrusion upon Punjab's decade-long terror-free record.
- Indo-Us Nuclear Deal: It's Dead Or In Deep Freeze? (Hindustan Times, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 17, 2007)
The Left parties on Tuesday were awaiting a formal communication from the UPA about the government's decision on not initiating talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the India-US civil nuclear deal.
- Women’S Political Party Launched (Tribune, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 17, 2007)
Women activists from various parts of the country have got together to form India’s first political party called United Women Front (UWF).
- Temporary Shunting Is No Cure (Business Line, B. S. Raghavan , Oct 17, 2007)
As a former Chief Electoral Officer myself, I received with mixed feelings the news that India’s Election Commission (EC) has ordered the shifting of the Director-General of Police, and six other police officials, and two Collectors. . .
- India Unveils Tsunami Warning System (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
India on Monday unveiled its own tsunami early warning system put together by its scientists, three years after being caught off guard by the giant killer waves that wreaked havoc along the country's southern coastline.
- Ec Orders Transfer Of Gujarat Dgp (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
The Election Commission on Monday ordered the shifting of Gujarat’s six senior police officers and two District Collectors. They held key positions during the post-Godhra riots of 2002.
- Cong: N-Deal Has Only Hit The Pause Button (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
"The deal has hit a pause button for the time being because of political reasons, but we are confident that it will be taken forward sooner than later," highly-placed AICC sources said on Monday.
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