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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


India is the second most populous country in the world, after China. The population which at the turn of the twentieth century was around 238.4 million, increased to reach 1,027 million in March, 2001 (531.3 m. males and 495.7 m. females). India accounts for a meagre 2.4 percent of the world surface area of 135.79 million sq.km. but it supports 16.7 per cent of the world population. On May 11, 2000 India's population reached the one billion mark. It is estimated that at the present rate of growth (1.93% during 1991-2001) India will overtake China by 2050.






THE 25 accused in the Tokyo War Crimes Trial were charged with crimes against peace: the planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a declared or undeclared war of aggression, or a war in violation of international law, treaties. (A Dishonest Judgment, Frontline, A.G. NOORANI, 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)

Children of uneducated parents are more likely to remain illiterate and become a part of India’s child labour force if their parents had to work as children, new research by the country’s social scientists has shown. (New Family Heirloom: Illiteracy, Telegraph, CHARU SUDAN KASTURI, Nov 07, 2007)

There is no stopping the war machine in Sri Lanka. After taking Thoppigala, the last jungle stronghold of the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam in the east only months ago, the government has dealt another crippling blow to the . . . . . (Reverse Swing, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Recognising India as a “key source country” for skilled workers, Canada on Tuesday announced opening of a “referral office” here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth. (Canada Seeks Skilled Indians, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Jindal is the first Indian American to win a gubernatorial election in the U.S., but there are concerns about his silence on racism. (The Real Bobby Jindal, Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The report of the third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), released in the second week of October, has immense significance for policymakers in health, nutrition, education and gender issues. (Plight Of Women And Children, Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Nov 07, 2007)

Recognising India as a "key source country" for skilled workers, Canada, on Tuesday, announced the opening of a "referral office" here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth. (Canada Wants Skilled Workers From India , Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

With the spectre of an early election not ruled out yet, the UPA government is rushing through with a truncated housing scheme for the urban poor so that it gets rolling from January next year. (Polls In Air, Upa Fast-Tracks Houses For Poor: Won’T Build, Will Give 5% Interest Subsidy, Indian Express, Amitav Ranjan, Nov 07, 2007)

The migration debate in Britain only gets shriller. That's unfortunate. Because, migration is a complex issue which involves us all and rhetoric does little to help us come to terms with its implications. (Dealing With Migration, Times of India, Editorial, Economic Times, Nov 06, 2007)

P.G. Rajendran; Mathrubhumi Books, MM Press, Cherooty Road, Kozhikode-673001. Rs. 60. (Tribal Folk Tales, Hindu, K. Kunhikrishnan, Nov 06, 2007)

GEN Musharraf cannot be doubted when he sees a frightening spectre of disorder. (Ballot, Not Bullet, Dawn, Murtaza Razvi, Nov 06, 2007)

The Indian economic renaissance has been shaped by the youthful character of its workforce. (We Need Young Politicians, Times of India, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 06, 2007)

IF politics proceeds on its promised course, there is likely to be a considerable rearrangement in the distribution of power among different political groups. (Punjab And The National Economy, Dawn, Shahid Javed Burki, Nov 06, 2007)

THE suspension of the Constitution has stripped away the democratic façade from General Musharraf’s military rule. (Fight Against Militancy, Dawn, Kaiser Bengali, Nov 06, 2007)

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have buried one of their top leaders, three days after he was killed in a bombing raid by the military. (Tamil Tigers Bury Political Chief , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Muslim clerics and the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board have now a new cause to pursue - opposition to the mandatory registration of marriages as directed by the Supreme Court. (Undoing Idea Of Secular India, Pioneer, A Surya Prakash, Nov 06, 2007)

With friends like these, who needs enemies? The United States could well be wondering why its relationships with three major countries that should be close allies have become so frayed. Ties with Japan, India and Turkey are all being damaged as . . . (Fallout Among Allies, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

The Tamil Tigers have vowed revenge after the man believed to be their number two was killed in a Sri Lankan air force raid. (Tamil Rebels Vow To Strike Back , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Soaring crop prices and demand for biofuels raise fears of political instability. (Climate Change And Fuel Shortages Begin To Bite, Hindu, John Vidal, Nov 05, 2007)


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