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- Ec Shifts Top Gujarat Officials (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
Taking a serious note of representations followed by its own fact-finding, the Election Commission on Monday ordered the transfer of eight top Gujarat police and civil officers, including director-general of police P.C. Pande.
- Unleashing Little India’S Natural Enterprise (Business Line, R. GOPALAKRISHNAN, Oct 16, 2007)
We need to liberate Little India by empowering the people and promoting more local governance. That is the only way to spread prosperity to larger sections of our population, says R. GOPALAKRISHNAN.
- Ec Orders Transfer Of Eight Top Police, Administrative Officers (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 16, 2007)
In the first major reshuffle ahead of Assembly elections in Gujarat, the Election Commission on Monday ordered the transfer of eight top police and administrative officers including Director General of Police in the State.
- More On Balance And Predilections (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
My last column, “Preferences and Prejudices” (October 1, 2007), as I expected, produced quite a few responses.
- 11 Trampled In Temple Stampede (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Eleven people died in a stampede near a Kali temple atop a Gujarat hill today, apparently because the administration underestimated the number of Navratri pilgrims and the Archaeological Survey of India refused permission to widen the way to the shrine.
- 11 Die In Gujarat Temple Stampede (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Eleven devotees were killed and 15 injured in a stampede at the famous Mahakali Temple atop Pavagadh hill here today.
- India Develops Its Own Tsunami Warning System (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
India has developed its own tsunami warning system that will be able to issue alerts within 30 minutes of an earthquake. The system will be inaugurated by Earth Sciences Minister Kapil Sibal in Hyderabad tomorrow.
- 11 Killed In Gujarat Temple Stampede (Hindu, MANAS DASGUPTA, Oct 15, 2007)
Eleven people were killed and at least 30 injured, eight of them seriously, in a stampede on the Pavagadh hills, about 50 km from Vadodara in the Panchamahals district of central Gujarat, on Sunday.
- Ajmer Blast Probe Team In Madhya Pradesh (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
With some newspapers used to pack the explosives in the Ajmer Sharif blast being traced to Indore and Ujjain, a police team from Rajasthan arrived here on Sunday to conduct investigations.
- 14 Die In Gujarat Stampede (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
14 people were killed and 25 others injured on Sunday in a stampede at the famous Mahakali temple in Gujarat's Panchmahal district.
- Travel Deals (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Kingfisher Airlines has launched an SMS-based ticketing service called Flybuysms across all mobile networks in India, in association with PayMate.
- 11 Killed In Gujarat Temple Stampede (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Eleven pilgrims died and several others were injured in a stampede at the historic Mahakali Temple atop Pavagadh hill in Panchmahal district of Gujarat on Sunday morning. The devotees were gathering at the holy shrine to take part in the . . . .
- 11 Pilgrims Die In Gujarat Temple Stampede (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
At least 11 people were killed and over eight injured on Sunday in a stampede at the famous Durga temple in Gujarat's Panchmahal district during the heavy rush of pilgrims for the Navratri festival.
- 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.
- Puja Wishes For A ‘Liberal’ State (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
On this day next week, the terribly liberal city of Calcutta will still be bathed in the magic of Durga Pujo.
- ‘To Devi, Who Abides In All Beings As Strength…’ (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Like a peep at the Devi Mahatmyam, the ‘Shakta bible’ since it's Navaratri? One look and you know right away why Macaulay came up with the deep and cunning plan to tear educated Indians away from their roots, bastardising us culturally forever . . . .
- 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.
- The Road Not Taken (Deccan Herald, Manohar Shetty, Oct 15, 2007)
An undercurrent of passion and honest emotion pulls the narrative through over some implausible moments in this book which deals with religious faith and worldly lures.
- Riots+economic Growth=? (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Narendra Damodardas Modi appears to dominate Gujarat, election-bound now, like no other political leader dominates his immediate constituency.
- Bjp’S Glass House (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 15, 2007)
L K Advani's critique of the Congress would have had more substance had his own party not been equally vulnerable to similar charges.
- Sinister Design (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, undoubtedly, is the most revered Sufi saint of not only India but the whole of South Asia.
- 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 . . . .
- Andhra Cops Give Clean Chit To Blast Victim Who Had Become A Suspect (Indian Express, Shishir Gupta, Oct 15, 2007)
The police in Andhra Pradesh have rejected the internal security establishment’s theory that former Hyderabad resident Syed Salim, one of the two killed in the Ajmer Sharif blast, could be one of the terror suspects.
- Triumph Of Maximalism (Pioneer, ASHOK MALIK, Oct 13, 2007)
After scheduling the next meeting of the UPA-Left nuclear committee for October 22 -- a full two weeks from the previous one -- and after the diffidence and conciliatory statements offered at the HT Leadership Summit, it is increasingly. . .
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 13, 2007)
Thursday's litany of measures aimed at placating a wide cross-section of the electorate ~ from the peasant to the corporates ~ is a fairly clear indication that the Congress is gearing up for midterm elections.
- Ril Plans $9 B Spend On Petroleum Sector (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)
RIL will enhance capacity to 4.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in two phases at Jamnagar from 1.9 mtpa now to grab 15 per cent of the global market of paraxylene, used for making plastics and polyester.
- What Ajmer Teaches (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 13, 2007)
THE merchants of death have struck again. This time at the heart of the Sufi tradition and humanism.
- Ajmer Probe Throws Up Hyderabad Links (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 13, 2007)
Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami cell may have executed bombing
Explosive devices used at Ajmer shrine closely resemble those placed in Mecca Masjid
In both places, bombs were designed to be triggered by mobile phone’s alarm clock
- Centre's Populist Announcements Against Model Code: Bjp Tells Ec (Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Oct 13, 2007)
The BJP on Friday moved the Election Commission accusing the Union Cabinet of violating the model code of conduct by making populist announcements just a day after the announcement of dates for Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
- 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.
- Disturbing Trends (Tribune, B.G. Verghese, Oct 13, 2007)
Several disparate events over the past couple of weeks must cause disquiet over what appears to be a gravely disturbing trend. The nation needs to get its priorities right.
- ‘To Devi, Who Abides In All Beings As Strength…’ (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Oct 13, 2007)
Like a peep at the Devi Mahatmyam, the ‘Shakta bible’ since it's Navaratri?
- Upa Govt Ready To Dump N-Deal (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear they would not go to the extent of sacrificing the UPA government and force a snap poll for the sake of the Indo-US nuclear deal.
- Elections But New Themes (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 13, 2007)
The context in Gujarat in 2007 is certainly different from that of 2002 and Chief Minister Narendra Modi is doing his best to shift the emphasis from his earlier image as a Hindutva icon to one as an earnest economic reformer.
- Bjp Prepared, Says Rudy (Tribune, Bijay Sankar Bora, Oct 12, 2007)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expects mid-term election in the country anytime and is prepared for it.
- To The Polls (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 12, 2007)
The announcement of elections in Himachal Pradesh three months ahead of schedule, to coincide with those in Gujarat, has enlivened the political scene.
- Seeking Signs (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Feeling the water, measuring the temperature, reading the tea leaves — call it what you will, but there can be no doubt that the announcement of the dates of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh is a calculated first step towards the . . . ..
- 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.
- 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 . . . .
- Ajmer Blast: B'desh Suspected (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Rajasthan police is interrogating some suspects, including pilgrims of Bangladeshi origin, in connection with the blast at the revered Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here where Friday prayers will go ahead as scheduled.
- Special Article (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Where do good communists go when they fall ill ? To private nursing homes.
- Cpm Poses Uneasy Questions To Ec (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The decision to hold two-phase elections in Gujarat has drawn flak from the CPM which hinted at the Election Commission's institutional bias against the Left.
- Construction Will Continue To Contribute Bulk Of Revenues (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The ECC division, which contributes about 50 per cent to revenues, will continue to remain a high priority for us. However, construction is a tough business and there are problems of execution, talent and skilled manpower.
- Avoid Being Swept Along By Market Manias (Business Line, D. Murali , Oct 12, 2007)
“Most people put their faith in experts and their money in mutual funds, and they get their opinions from the headlines. But if he can tune out the noise of the public spectacle altogether, an investor has a chance of at least keeping his dignity… . . . .
- Why Different Yardsticks For Different States, Cpi(m) Asks Ec (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) on Thursday sought a clarification from the Election Commission on the two-phase Assembly elections in Gujarat on December 11 and 16, claiming that the Commission was “applying different . . . .. .
- 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.
- Ajmer Dargah Blast; Bangladeshi Pilgrims Being Questioned (OutLook, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
Rajasthan police is interrogating some suspects, including pilgrims of Bangladeshi origin, in connection with the blast at the revered Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti here where Friday prayers will go ahead as scheduled today.
- Cpi: What Is The Logic? (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Communist Party of India (CPI) said on Thursday that the Election Commission’s decision to have a two-phase Assembly poll in Gujarat has led to criticism.
- Bjp Dissidents Hold Strategy Session (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
With the Assembly elections staring them in the face, senior BJP dissident leaders from Gujarat met at a day-long strategy session at the residence of the former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel here on Thursday.
- 2-Phase Poll In Hp, Gujarat (Tribune, R. Suryamurthy, Oct 11, 2007)
The Election Commission today announced the schedule for two-phase assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, on November 14 and December 19 and Gujarat on December 11 and 16. The announcement, however, came as a surprise for the hill state a . . . .
- Poor Indian Labourers Happily Scrap ‘Toxic’ Ship (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
After over a year of protests by environmentalists, poor workers in west India have happily begun dismantling a controversial cruise liner, ignoring potentially serious risks to their health.
- Two-Phase Polls In Gujarat, Himachal (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
CEC’s assurance to minority community
- April Is The Earliest Ls Poll Can Be Held (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Indiaâ€™s next parliamentary election cannot be held before April 2008 because the Election Commission will not be ready until then to conduct the gigantic exercise, according to experts.
- Gujarat Polls On Dec. 11 & 16 (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
The Election commission announced the Assembly elections which will be held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in two phases on December 11 and 16 and November 14 and December 19 respectively.
- Rahul Plans Publicity Material For Cong (New Indian Express, ANITA SALUJA, Oct 11, 2007)
Having succeeded in buying time for the Lok Sabha polls, which appears to be imminent, going by the gung-ho in the UPA Government over the nuke deal, the Congress has now set its sights on publicising the Government’s achievements in a big way.
- Two-Phase Polling In Gujarat, Himachal (Pioneer, Abraham Thomas, Oct 11, 2007)
The Election Commission on Wednesday announced a two-phase poll for Gujarat Legislative Assembly, whose term is due to expire on December 26 this year.
- Year-End Elections In Gujarat (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)
Assembly polls in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 11 and 16.
- No Time For Yesterday (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 10, 2007)
For the past several weeks, the commissars of the Left have strutted and fretted on the public stage, hectoring the government in the most intemperate language. They want it to back away from the civilian nuclear agreement with the US.
- Reliance: Stepping On The Gas (Frontline, V. Sridhar, Oct 10, 2007)
The government’s approval of Reliance’s pricing formula for gas from the Krishna-Godavari basin triggers a major controversy.
- 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.
- Bangalore Burlesque (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Oct 10, 2007)
Like the posse of policemen in the prototypical Hindi film, the BJP central leadership always gets to the scene of the drama after the action is over.
- Probe Medha's Foreign Links, Mps Urge Pm (Hindustan Times, Navin Upadhyay, Oct 10, 2007)
Two Members of Parliament from Gujarat have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into the shocking evidence suggesting Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar tried to influence the Government and the . . . . . . .
- A New Middle Class? (Indian Express, Varghese K George, Oct 10, 2007)
Former Gujarat chief minister and now godfather of BJP rebels, Keshubhai Patel, returned from Delhi empty-handed early this month. During his discussions with L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitely, he was told curtly that Modi is the supreme . . .
- The Muslim Question In Gujarat (Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Oct 09, 2007)
By an unspoken consensus, Muslims have been excluded from the election debate in Gujarat.
- Elections Not Earlier Than Feb (Deccan Herald, B S Arun, Oct 09, 2007)
The Election Commission of India is understood to be of the opinion that polls to the Karnataka Assembly, if required, can be held at the earliest only by February 2008.
- Opportunism, Karnataka Style (Tribune, S. Nihal Singh, Oct 09, 2007)
Haryana has had the distinction of giving the Indian political lexicon the terminology “Aya Ram Gaya Ram” to denote opportunistic floor crossings in order to acquire or retain power for personal profit.
- Mid-Term Polls Imminent: Jd(u) (Hindu, Sujay Mehdudia, Oct 08, 2007)
The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday asserted that a mid-term election was imminent as the Congress had failed to adhere to the coalition dharma.
- 'Unfortunately It Took The Columbia Disaster To Remind People Of The Thrill Of Space Flight. Otherwise, It Had Become A Bit Too Routine' (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 08, 2007)
I don't think there's anybody with access to television who doesn't know my guest this week -- astronaut Sunita Williams. Welcome to Walk the Talk, in Delhi, right next to the module in which our astronaut, Rakesh Sharma, returned.
- Gandhiji’S Ram (Indian Express, Lalit Mohan, Oct 08, 2007)
Instead of advising Sonia Gandhi to drop her surname if she did not believe in Ram, Rajnath Singh should tell us if he himself shares Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of what Ram stood for.
- Withdraw Support From Anti-People Govt: Jd(u) To Left (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
As a mid-term poll seems imminent, Janata Dal(U) has dubbed the UPA Government at the Centre as "anti people" and urged the Left parties to withdraw their support from the Government.
- The Pressure Cooker (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Oct 08, 2007)
It is sometimes strange to see the political class, that is supposed to have emerged from the grass roots and represents the masses of India, be so insensitive to the growing disparity between the rich and the poor.
- Bitter Break-Up (Asian Age, Editorial, The Asian Age, Oct 08, 2007)
An unprincipled and purely opportunistic political coalition forged between two parties which have nothing in common except a mutual lust for power, often ends up in a head-on collision.
- High Alert Sounded In Hyderabad (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
A high alert was sounded in the State capital on Thursday following intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes similar to the recent twin blasts.
- Errors And Prejudice (Business Line, H. P. Ranina, Oct 06, 2007)
For the Commissioner to revise any order of the Assessing Officer, the phrase “prejudicial to the interests of the Revenue” has to be read in conjunction with an erroneous order passed by the Assessing Officer.
- Mayawati In Modiland (Indian Express, SHIV VISVANATHAN, Oct 06, 2007)
This essay is an exercise in speculation. Such an act is necessary because sometimes one needs to dream beyond the empirical because an empiricist view of politics is often limiting.
- Narendra Modi’S New Avatar (Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Oct 06, 2007)
How well placed is Narendra Modi to win the 2007 Gujarat election? The feedback from the ground suggests a tough fight ahead. However, the Chief Minister is not one to give up easily.
- 'Give Sethu Project Contract To Gujarat' (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
Dubbing the controversy over the Sethusamudram Project as an issue of 'Ram verses Rome', the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has challenged the UPA government to go ahead with the multi-crore ship canal venture without damaging the Ram Setu.
- Sc Stems Land Rights To Tribal; Modi Finds An Election Issue (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
The Supreme Court’s order restraining the Gujarat government from granting ownership rights of forest land to the tribals has given Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP a campaign issue in the state’s tribal belt.
- It's A Battle Between Ram & Rome: Modi (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Making the forthcoming election a battle between ‘Ram and Rome’, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked every Indian to say Ram was born, so loudly that even “Italy hears it”.
- Doha Bank Hopeful Of Getting Licence (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Doha Bank hopes to get a banking licence to operate in India, after a wait of three years, as it believes RBI would be more open to give one after ICICI Bank’s recent entry into Qatar, its top executive said.
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