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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Delhi, capital of India,  forms an enclave inside the eastern frontier of Haryana in North India. Extreme dryness with an intensely hot summer and cold winter is the characteristics of the climate. 

Delhi is the largest commercial hub in northern India. It is also the largest center of small industries manufacturing TV sets, musical systems, electrical goods, light engineering machines, automobile parts, sports goods, bicycles, plastics and PVC goods, textiles, fertilizers, medicines, hosiery, leather goods, soft drinks, etc.  There are also units for metal forging, casting, galvanizing, electro plating, printing and warehousing. World Sanskrit Conference was held in April, 2001. A state-of-the art National Ayurvedic Hospital is another project for the territory. 


Since Delhi has been the capital of India for centuries, it is full of rich monuments. Both the Delhis-the old city of the Mughals established by Shah Jehan and the new city constructed by the British in 1931- preserve centres of tourist interest. Among them are Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Gardens, Parliament Buildings, Chandni Chauk, Red Fort, Juma Masjid, Purana Kila (Indraprastham), Humyun’s Tomb, Lodi Tomb, Qutb Minar, Haus Khas, Safdarjung’s Tombs, Jantar Mantar and India Gate. The Zoological Garden Kashmiri Gate, Birla Mandir, Vigyan Bhavan, National Museum Connaught Circus, Buddha Jayanthi Park, Rabindra Rangsala and Nehru Memorial Museum are also of importance. India’s first engineering college exclusively for girls started functioning in Delhi in Sept.’98.  A bypass or an expressway around the capital is to be built at the cost of Rs.1500 cr. to decongest the city.  


Six Vaishno Devi pilgrims had a miraculous escape when a private helicopter they were flying by, crashed while making an emergency landing at Serli village, 3 km from here. All six passengers,members of two families of Noida, Delhi, received injuries. (Chopper Crashlands, Six Injured , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The two mainstream political parties, the National Conference (NC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have left little space for the All-Party Hurriyat Conference in the Kashmir valley. (Nc, Pdp Leave Little Space For Hurriyat , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

I had argued in a recent article in this newspaper that Manmohan Singh's Independence Day promise to set up a large number of new institutes of higher education was a gift horse which is well worth looking in the mouth. Large increases of . . . . (Bring In Private Players, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 07, 2007)

No doubt, the Rs 55-lakh fine imposed by the Delhi Consumer Commission on ICICI Bank for hiring goons, who beat up a youth with iron rods to recover a loan, is exemplary, it is still not enough. (Taming Recovery Agents, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Defence Minister A.K. Antony’s declaration that “every reference from every quarter” on corruption issues would be taken cognizance of and the necessary probes carried out, is in keeping with his character. (Transparency Pays, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 07, 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)

When India blasted its way out of nuclear ambiguity on May 11-13, 1998, and caused a major setback to the US non-proliferation policies, the US reaction was immediate and severe. (Strategic Aspect Of N-Deal, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 07, 2007)

He is like the 24x7 broadband Internet connection,” Nandan M. Nilekani, Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies, introduced him. (In A Flat World, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his “final” report on the JD(S)-BJP’s claim to form government to the Centre. (Karnataka Juggernaut In Capital, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

With developments in Pakistan unfolding at a fast pace, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed the hope that the democratic process would soon begin in the neighbouring country, where Emergency was imposed last weekend. (India Hopes For Speedy Democracy In Pakistan, Hindu, Sujay Mehdudia, Nov 07, 2007)

If China thought it had effectively marginalised the Dalai Lama in recent years, it is being forced to think again. In the last few months, the Dalai Lama has once again shot back to international prominence. (Dalai Diplomacy, Indian Express, C. Raja Mohan, Nov 07, 2007)

American officials pushed for agreement before US Prez poll campaign kicks off (No Support For N-Deal In Present Form: Advani, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The Delhi government on Tuesday said unaided private schools should have the freedom to devise their own criteria for nursery admissions. (Ganguly Code Not For Pvt Schools: Govt, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The U.S. imposes draconian sanctions on Iran while preparing the ground for a military attack on the Islamic republic. (Warmongering Against Iran, Frontline, JOHN CHERIAN, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his "final report" to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the political situation in the State that has been under President's rule since October 9. (Flip-Flop Tieup Can't Give Stability, Thakur To Centre , Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Nov 07, 2007)

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said New Delhi wished to see the beginning of democratisation in Pakistan, so that the people of that country could be able to elect their Government. (India Hopes Democracy Will Return To Pakistan, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Tamil Nadu enacts a law granting separate reservation for Muslims and Christians in the Backward Classes quota. (Reservation For Minorities, Frontline, S. Viswanathan, Nov 07, 2007)

When the securities scam ran riot during his stewardship of the finance ministry, Dr Manmohan Singh diagnosed the malaise as “systemic failure”. (Edits, Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Nov 07, 2007)

Battling a stiff Left resistance, an apparently confident Congress-led UPA government declared today that the civil nuclear cooperation with the United States of America and other countries, as and when it succeeded, would strengthen the . . . . (‘N-Deals Will Boost Energy Security’, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Authorities have fined India’s biggest private bank more than US$130,000 after its loan collectors beat a man with iron rods and dragged him from a car before seizing the vehicle, state officials said Tuesday. (Indian Bank Fined For Violent Loan Collection Method, Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)


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