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- Courting A Fine Balance (Indian Express, Rajeev Dhavan , Oct 06, 2007)
India is a live democracy, and it is the duty of every live democracy to encourage protest in all its forms. Tragically for India, the Supreme Court has declared the right to strike and to hold a bandh unconstitutional.
- Broadway Musical Inspired By Indian Drama (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
A major off Broadway musical, Queens Boulevard , that will premiere here in November, has been inspired by a Kathakali dance drama titled Kalyanasaugandhikam .
- Move To Allow Second Term In Sahitya Akademi General Council (Hindu, Anita Joshua, Oct 06, 2007)
Nineteen years after the Sahitya Akademi barred general council members from a second term in its highest decision-making body to allow infusion of fresh blood into the institution, a move is under way to revert to the old regime; purportedly with . . . .
- Special Article (Statesman, Sumer Kaul, Oct 06, 2007)
Thanks to the severely professional and bent-on-revenge Aussies, the post-T20 euphoria has gone for a six, and this of the very second ball, so to speak. In Bangalore rain saved India; in Kochi nothing could.
- 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.
- Bsnl Gets Spectrum, Private Telcos Cry Foul (Business Standard, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Tensions between private telecom players and the government ratcheted up a notch after it was discovered that state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) was given additional spectrum of up to 10 MHz for GSM . . . .
- Hc Stays Notice To Isro (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed for three weeks, an eviction notice issued to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by the Divisional Forest Officer, Thiruvananthapuram, to vacate the land bought by it in Merchiston Estate to . . . .
- Bjp Should Let Jd(s) Be In Power (Asian Age, Arun Nehru, Oct 05, 2007)
Political activity is quite unpredictable in coalition politics and results from Karnataka will surprise all political parties including the JD(S).
- Reliance Further Cuts Its Troubled Retail Plans (The Financial Express, C B P Srivastava, Oct 04, 2007)
Reliance Industries Ltd has ended the services of about 400 franchisees for its planned retail operations in West Bengal and has shelved a rollout in Orissa because of protests from small traders.
- Irrational Campaign (Business Standard, Editorial, Business Standard, Oct 04, 2007)
A sector that was to have created millions of new jobs in the country is reporting job losses before it even gets under way. Organised retail is still in its infancy — less than 4 per cent of the total shop space is accounted for by organised . . . .
- Probe Into Isro Land Deal Not Needed (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 03, 2007)
There was absolutely no need for a judicial probe or a CBI inquiry into the ISRO land deal for its Space Institute at Ponmudi as it was clear that ministers were not involved in the deal, CPI's Kerala secretary Veliyam Bhargavan said on Saturday.
- Cpm May Use Phone Jammers (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 03, 2007)
Unable to contain factionalism, the CPM in Kerala is mulling over using cellphone jammers at its state conference in Kottayam district early next year.
- Constitutionally Off-Track (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 03, 2007)
Judges sometimes talk too much, on all manner of subjects, in the course of court hearings.
- New Arrivals (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 03, 2007)
Unlearn Before U Learn — Seven critical factors to get out of the Rut: Kamekish; Promilla & Co., publishers in association with Biblophile South Asia, C-127, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi-110017. Rs. 550.
- Performing Arts (Hindu, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 03, 2007)
Raja Varier. Rainbow Book Publishers, Chengannur 689124. Rs. 80.
- Dogma Vs Reality (Tribune, Amulya Ganguli, Oct 03, 2007)
In his hours of repose, Mr Prakash Karat must be harking back to his days as a student leader when he had his last encounters with elections.
- Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Oct 01, 2007)
The story of ‘Kuttathy sisters’ was often recounted by late Seetha Venkatachary, a very good narrator of didactic tales of ancient India.
- When Reality Strikes (Business Line, S. Ramachander, Oct 01, 2007)
As you read this, the State of Tamil Nadu could have been in the middle of yet another of those familiar sudden strikes that shut down normal everyday life, often with the tacit support of the Government and, of course, the ruling party.
- Rising Rupee, Escalating Worry (Business Line, S. Venkitaramanan , Oct 01, 2007)
Widespread disruptions have been caused by the rising rupee. Even 39 rupees will fetch a dollar.
- Women Benefit More From Social Transformation (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
In Kerala, Mizoram, Delhi and Chandigarh, with high female literacy and work participation, violence against women is also high. Gendered constraints exist even among the relatively more egalitarian tribal people.
- Model Monsoon Tracker Goes Kaput (Telegraph, G.S. Mudur, Oct 01, 2007)
A new monsoon forecasting strategy adopted by scientists appears to have failed in its very first year with rainfall exceeding normal despite a 7 per cent below-normal prediction.
- Preferences And Prejudices (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
Newspapers, in the classical definition, are purveyors of news and views. “All the news that is fit to print” and “Facts are sacred, comment is free” are antediluvian concepts now.
- Sc Stops Tn Shutdown By Dmk: Bandhs Are Illegal (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
Slamming the very concept of a bandh and the perceived defiance of law, the Supreme Court today stopped the DMK-sponsored Tamil Nadu bandh called tomorrow to demand early completion of the Sethusamudram shipping canal project.
- Isro Looks At N-Power To Take It Deep Into Universe (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
As India’s space programme gets into its second phase, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking to harness nuclear energy to propel its future rockets which will explore distant planets and areas beyond the solar system.
- Supreme Court Stays Tn Bandh (New Indian Express, Prabhakar Rao Voruganti, Oct 01, 2007)
In a major decision, Supreme Court has on Sunday restrained the ruling political combine in Tamil Nadu from going ahead with the bandh slated for Monday in seeking early implementation of the Sethusamudram project.
- Sc Stays Tn Bandh, Cm To Fast (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
The ruling DMK front in Tamil Nadu today suffered a major setback with the Supreme Court restraining it from going ahead with the statewide bandh tomorrow on the Sethusamudram project issue.
- Bandh Stopped, Dmk To Fast (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu not to go ahead with its proposed bandh on Monday demanding speeding up of the Sethusamudram project.
- Sc Stays Bandh, Dmk Chief To Go On Fast (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
In a major setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, the Supreme Court on Sunday restrained the ruling DMK and its coalition partners from enforcing the proposed State-wide bandh on Monday and directed them not to disrupt public . . . . .
- Print Pick (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)
Buddha - A Story of Enlightenment: Deepak Chopra, Rs. 395
Page-turning masterpiece. Creative and dramatic retelling of Buddha’s life.
- Industrial Leap (Frontline, Ravi Sharma , Sep 29, 2007)
SPEARHEADING the drive to make Karnataka an industrial powerhouse, the Directorate of Industries and Commerce has been wooing industrialists, facilitating investments, planning roadshows, offering easy access to government departments . . . .
- Setback For Cpm's Woo-Muslim Policy (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)
The CPI(M) Kerala unit's efforts to woo the Muslims of the State suffered a setback on Friday with four Marxist party workers being hacked at Tirur in Malappuram, a Muslim-majority district, on Friday, during the holy month of Ramadan.
- Cpi(m) Concerned At Myanmar Incidents (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau met here on Friday as a prelude to three days of “very crucial” discussions by the central committee on the India-United States nuclear deal and the political situation, among other issues.
- Fairly Good Job (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Sep 29, 2007)
Reports that the rural jobs programme will be extended countrywide acquire a special aura, because policywise so little moves in this government.
- Signal Decoders In The Tax Code (Business Line, D. Murali , Sep 29, 2007)
This week the apex court had to decode a case about signal decoders, when deciding Commissioner of Customs, New Delhi vs C-Net Communication (I) Pvt Ltd.
- Supermarkets Halted After Shopkeepers Take To Streets (Guardian (UK), RANDEEP RAMESH, Sep 28, 2007)
Reliance Industries, India's biggest private company, announced it will sack 1,000 workers and put on hold plans to open supermarkets in the north and east of the country after mounting protests from small traders.
- India Job Scheme 'Disappointing' (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 28, 2007)
India's most ambitious scheme ever to lift people out of poverty has met with largely disappointing results in its first year, studies suggest.
- N-Deal: Cpm Politburo Meeting Today (Tribune, Subhrangshu Gupta, Sep 28, 2007)
The crucial meeting of the Politburo and the CPM central committee, beginning at the Alimuddin Street party office in Kolkata from today, may finally endorse the decision of pulling out their support from the UPA government on the nuclear
- Does India Need Bt Brinjal? (Business Line, K. P. Prabhakaran Nair, Sep 28, 2007)
On September 16, at the same time that Greenpeace was holding a protest against Bt brinjal, outside Krishi Bhavan, the ICAR Director-General was making a strong plea for genetically modified (GM) crops.
- Kerala Trade Show Expects Rs. 50-Crore Business (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 28, 2007)
The Trade and Technology Business Show 2007, showcasing products and technology from a select spectrum of the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector, began here on Thursday.
- Isro Land Deal On ‘Fragile’ Ground (Indian Express, RAJEEV P I, Sep 27, 2007)
Politics apart, couldn’t the ISRO, a direct look out of the Prime Minister, have done better than buy land worth many crores for a premier space science institute from a private individual, only to find it is a piece of notified ecologically . . . .
- Culture Policing In Schools (Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Sep 27, 2007)
The nationwide Adolescence Education Programme (AEP), conceived by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), is under review following protests from some State governments.
- Up Above The World (Hindu, SOMA BASU, Sep 27, 2007)
Think Kanyakumari and what comes to mind is beach surfing. Tourism and commerce is so temple-centric that nothing else strikes as an option. Of course, there is the Vivekananda Memorial Rock and Thiruvalluvar statue.
- No Longer Obscure (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 27, 2007)
When a son-of-the-soil makes it big, names of villages shoot up to prominence.
- Isro Seeks To Implead In Merchiston Case (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 26, 2007)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday sought to implead itself in the Merchiston estate case pending before the Kerala High Court and contended that the land purchased for setting up the Indian Institute of Space Science and . . . .
- Congress Basks In Son-Shine (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi named her son Rahul one of the general secretaries of her party in a move seen as mixing youth with experience ahead of the general elections widely expected to be held before schedule.
- Rahul Gandhi Made General Secretary (Hindu, GARGI PARSAI, Sep 25, 2007)
Rahul Gandhi, 37, was on Monday appointed Congress general secretary and inducted into the Congress Working Committee (CWC) in an indication that the party is preparing for early elections and that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is being . . . . .
- Epic Novel (Hindu, V. Gopalakrishna, Sep 25, 2007)
THIS MODERN Malayalam epic comprising more than 1400 pages is regarded as one of the longest novels in world literature.
- Digvijay For U.P., Arunkumar For Tamil Nadu (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
On the reconstituted All-India Congress Committee, Andhra Pradesh leader Arun Kumar has been appointed general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Motilal Vora will remain treasurer with additional charge of Administration.
- Government Orders Vigilance Inquiry Into All Merchiston Estate Transactions (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Monday announced a Vigilance inquiry into all transactions connected with the sale of the Merchiston tea estate near Ponmudi to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- More Difficult Than Rajiv’S First Mission (Telegraph, RASHEED KIDWAI, Sep 25, 2007)
Sonia Gandhi has taken a leaf out of mother-in-law Indira Gandhi’s book by appointing son Rahul a Congress general secretary in his late thirties.
- New Arrivals (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Methodology — Data Presentation: Y.K.Singh, R.B. Bajpai; Rs. 595. Biodiversity Conservation: AK Ghosh; Rs. 695. The above books pub. by APH Publishing Corporation, 4435-36/7 Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002.
- Rahul Is Gen Secy In Major Congress Reshuffle (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Sep 25, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday inducted her son and Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi as a general secretary of the party.
- Special Article (Statesman, ARINDAM GHOSH-DASTIDAR, Sep 25, 2007)
I am Chief Minister of West Bengal and not India.
~ Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at the CII national council meeting in Kolkata on 17 September 2007.
- Tale Of Two Classes (Telegraph, ABHIRUP SARKAR, Sep 24, 2007)
With the possibility of an early general election brewing round the corner and the chance of a compromise between the Congress and the Left getting slimmer by the day, the common man is now intrigued by the obvious question: why is the . . . .. .
- What's New In Kerala School Revelation (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
Finally it all came to pass as though across the ages and the civilisations, the human mind had tried all the possible solutions to the problem of writing numbers, before universally adopting the one which seemed the most abstract, the most . . . .
- Treacherous Left, Cynical Congress (Pioneer, BC Dutta, Sep 24, 2007)
Jawaharlal Nehru once said, "The nation is bound to perish if it follows the path of the Indian Communists".
- Vested Interests Hurting Aligarh University (Tribune, Shahira Naim, Sep 24, 2007)
What do former President of India Dr Zakir Hussain, present vice-president of the country Hamid Ansari, first Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan, eminent writer Dr Rahi Masoom Raza, legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand, . . . .
- Colouring The Shadows (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
Nalini doesn’t know English. She can’t even write her mother tongue, Malayalam, properly. But when she published her autobiography, Oru Laingikatozhilaaliyude Athmakatha, in Malayalam in 2005, the book became a bestseller.
- Cong Arms Cadres Against Left With Booklet On N-Deal (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 22, 2007)
To enable party workers to respond to the Left’s campaign against the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, the Congress has come out with a booklet countering the Left’s arguments point by point.
- Clean Sleight (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Sep 22, 2007)
Take a bow, Lizzie Jacob. It cannot be easy to cast a spell on Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan.
- Time Out In The Wild (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 22, 2007)
A year ago, Parambikulam Sanctuary, nestled between the Annamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy ranges of Kerala, was like any other ill-kept abode for wildlife in the country.
- Up Above The World (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 22, 2007)
Think Kanyakumari and what comes to mind is beach surfing. Tourism and commerce is so temple-centric that nothing else strikes as an option. Of course, there is the Vivekananda Memorial Rock and the Thiruvalluvar statue.
- Looming Water Woes (Pioneer, Anuradha Dutt, Sep 20, 2007)
The remedy sometimes is worse than the problem. The Centre's reported proposal that companies be made to pay for the groundwater they use exposes its colossal ignorance of the intricacies of the issue of water conservation.
- Unorganised Sector, Organised Apathy (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 19, 2007)
On 8 August, trade unions affiliated to CITU, called an all-India strike of unorganised workers to buttress their demands over which, they claim, both the Centre and the states are apathetic.
- Flood Preparedness, A Necessity (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Sep 19, 2007)
It has been a grim monsoon, with floods ravaging vast areas of the country and leaving behind crops destroyed and lives shattered. In June, the very first month of the monsoon, torrential downpour hit Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
- Haryana Hurricane (Indian Express, ILA PATNAIK, Sep 19, 2007)
The regional distribution of investment in states offers some surprises and reinforces some stereotypes. Haryana and Orissa are witnessing big gains in investment, while Rajasthan, UP and Bihar remain BIMARU.
- Clearing Ideological Confusion (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 18, 2007)
THE VOLUMES under review present thematically E. M. S. Namboodiripad’s answers to questions posed by readers of Chintha, theoretical journal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), over a quarter century.
- Still A Long Way To Go (Hindu, CAVERY BOPAIAH, Sep 18, 2007)
A Failed Promise of Literacy: Swapna Mukhopadhyay — Editor; Social Science Press, New Delhi. Distributed by Orient Longman, 1/24, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 550.
- Let Science Be Reason (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Sep 18, 2007)
The now-withdrawn Government's affidavit in the Supreme Court with regard to the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project, denying the historicity of Lord Ram, has catapulted the issue of this proposed sea route into national consciousness.
- The Tug Of Roots (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 18, 2007)
Railway ministers are famed for playing favourites when it comes to starting new trains, opening new divisions and so on.
- Aerospace Education (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 18, 2007)
A CONTROVERSY over land acquisition has detracted from the inauguration of a landmark academic institution, set up with laudable aims and with creditable speed, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- A Dialectical Critique (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 17, 2007)
American big businesses will diminish our sovereignty, unless we fight against imperialism.
- Plugging The Ozone Hole (Deccan Herald, PANDURANG HEGDE, Sep 17, 2007)
Scientists had identified the disappearing ozone layer in Antarctica, known as Ozone Hole.
- The Magic Of The Mix (Telegraph, S.L. Rao, Sep 17, 2007)
It is clear from the words of Prakash Karat, A.B. Bardhan and their colleagues who run the coalition of Left parties that they are expecting an early election.
- Time Out In The Wild (Hindu, SUBHA J. RAO, Sep 17, 2007)
At Parambikulam, take in the sights and sounds of an eco-friendly sanctuary
- Karat's Worldview (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Sep 17, 2007)
In warning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that other friends of US President George W Bush - namely, Mr Tony Blair in Britain, Mr Shinzo Abe in Japan and Mr John Howard in Australia - have lost their jobs or are likely to, CPI(M) general secretary . . . .
- Bsp Is Best Placed Of All (Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Sep 17, 2007)
The Mayawati factor is going to dominate the political landscape over the next year.
- Channel To Disaster (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Sep 17, 2007)
The Government is bent upon pushing ahead with the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project. But what about the Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve? What about exposing India's coastline to tsunami? Surajit Dasgupta questions the 'safeguard' . . . . .
- Hunt For Profit (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
As a hugely profitable business the world over, illegal trade in wildlife is growing while the rate of conviction for the crime remains low.
- Get The State Out Of The Sacred (Indian Express, CP Bhambhri, Sep 14, 2007)
Some weeks ago, the management committee of the Dargah Khawaja Saheb of Ajmer was dissolved by the Centre. It did this under the provisions of the Dargah Khawaja Saheb Act, 1955, which gives it the requisite authority to do so.
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