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- Managing Water Resources (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 06, 2007)
ALL the signs are that the country’s growing water shortage could assume critical proportions in the coming years, especially when the effects of climate change become more pronounced.
- Two Women (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
There is a tide in the affairs of women in south Asia. But one doubts if all of it, taken at the flood, will lead on to fortune.
- It’S Done! (Indian Express, Mini Kapoor, Oct 06, 2007)
It’s a done deal,” went Dawn’s main headline on Friday. Its report from London was structured around Benazir Bhutto’s press conference:
- Gowda Not To Transfer Power (Asian Age, Venkat Parsa, Oct 06, 2007)
Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has convened a special session of the state legislature on October 18 to test his majority on the floor of the House.
- A Curse Comes True (Pioneer, Anuradha Dutt, Oct 05, 2007)
Nepal's Maoists are working hard to fulfil Gorakhnath's bleak prediction about the Shah dynasty
- Face To Face With The Holy Cobras (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
During the Hindu festival of the snake god, farmers capture cobras from their fields and let villagers shower them with offerings. They believe it will bring good fortune for next year. Jeremy Grange joined some of them in Shirala, in the Indian . . . .
- Forecasting The Monsoon (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 04, 2007)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is once again in the uncomfortable position of finding its prediction for the south-west monsoon going awry.
- Given Death And Life In Jail, Who Are They Waving At And Why? (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 04, 2007)
Justice took 13 years to arrive but when it did, Uma Krishnaiah is more scared than satisfied.
- Revival Of Agriculture (Hindu, S. Mahendra Dev , Oct 03, 2007)
A road map for rescuing farmers from the prevailing agrarian crisis in several parts of the country
- The Great Leveller (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
A certain gentleman in Karachi dwelled often and bitterly on the abysmal state of Pakistan’s civic infrastructure.
- Relevance Of India@60 (Business Line, Ranabir Ray Choudhury , Oct 01, 2007)
“India at Sixty” can easily become one of those cliches which serves a purpose for the specific event it is created (August 15, 2007), only to be discarded the moment the event concerned has become a part of history.
- Us And Them (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 01, 2007)
THE time for doubt has passed, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informed a high-level summit meeting on climate change at the United Nations headquarters.
- Living In Denial (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Oct 01, 2007)
Unprecedented climate changes on a global scale during the past one decade resulting from the greenhouse effect with anthropogenic reasons have serious implications.
- ‘I Am The President. Vajpayee, Advani Are Leaders Of The Party. They Are Above Me’ (Indian Express, Varghese K George, Oct 01, 2007)
BJP President Rajnath Singh is doing a tightrope walk, trying to consolidate his authority even as the party is pulled in different directions by factionalism.
- Missing The Citizen (Deccan Herald, MALA SRIDHARA, Oct 01, 2007)
The recently published middle piece in Deccan Herald about Mr Citizen and his creator Mr Ramamurthy took me on a nostalgic journey.
- 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.
- Tropical Storm Poised To Hit Northern Philippines (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)
Tropical storm Hanna was poised to hit the northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and raising fears of mudslides, government agencies warned.
- We Can Combat Climate Change (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 29, 2007)
One day, we learn that the ice might be gone from Arctic sea by 2050. The next, we hear that world governments met in Montreal to accelerate a deadline for phasing out the ozone-depleting chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons . . .. .
- Need Of The Hour: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 29, 2007)
Robust,cost-effective,and flexible Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems are needed to rid our city of inundation.
- Ramban Pds Outlets Face Shortage Of Ration (Tribune, Dinesh Manhotra, Sep 28, 2007)
Acute shortage of ration in government-run depots has added to the woes of the inhabitants of Ramban as major portion of this district has been facing severe drought -like situation.
- Wb Gives $64 M To State For Tank Management (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 28, 2007)
US $32 million is from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and has 20 years of maturity including five years of grace period.
- No Space For Bsp In Gujarat (Pioneer, Prafull Goradia, Sep 28, 2007)
On September 16 was held a public meeting in Vadodara where Ms Mayawati inaugurated the arrival of the BSP in Gujarat.
- Discontent Within, Ulfa Heading For Split: Army (Indian Express, Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Sep 27, 2007)
The Army on Wednesday said there was “terrible turbulence” within the ULFA and that a vertical split of the outfit is possible in the near future.
- To Measure Poverty, You May Have To Go Chak (Business Line, D. Murali , Sep 27, 2007)
The Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agriculture Movement) in Bangladesh experiments with an alternative to micro-credit.
- Will Myanmar See 1988 Repeated? (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 26, 2007)
The mass protests sweeping Myanmar have clear parallels with the student-led pro-democracy rallies of 1988 which ended in bloody repression and the deaths of more than 3,000 people.
- Indians Ban Ceremonies For Mutiny's British Dead (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 26, 2007)
Lebanon's parliament yesterday delayed until October 23 its presidential elections after mustering only 85 of the 128-member legislature due to a boycott of the session led by Hezbollah.
- Meet Prince Charming (Pioneer, Maneka Gandhi, Sep 26, 2007)
During the monsoons in my constituency, the frogs cross the road. The car-drivers keep a 'frogwatch' because I get paranoid if I think we are going to squash one.
- Work Begins On New Channels To Prevent Flooding (Hindu, A N Sudarsan Rao , Sep 26, 2007)
The Public Works Department (PWD) on Tuesday started work on creating temporary channels on the western side of the Pallikaranai swamp to address the problem of flooding in several localities of Velachery.
- ‘Traditional Crops Best Suited For Country’ (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 26, 2007)
His unassuming nature may let others take him easily as yet another Indian farmer, which he is not.
- Growing Olives In The Desert With Some Help From Israel (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Rajasthan will very soon diversify its vegetable oil portfolio by taking up production of olives with active help from Israel, pioneers in the use of drip irrigation.
- Andhra Gets Sc Notice On 4 Pc Muslim Quota (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
The andhra pradesh government will have to do a lot of explaining before the Supreme Court which has issued a notice to the state for its ordinance providing 4 per cent reservation for Muslims in professional colleges.
- Six Districts Face Flood Fury (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Kendrapara turns out to be worst hit
Road communication hit, crops on vast areas damaged
Jamankira in Deogarh has highest rainfall of 19.2 cm
- Food Insecurity, Drying Rivers Stare Kashmir In The Face (Kashmir Observer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Kashmir is teetering dangerously on food insecurity as precious paddy land shrinks by conversion to rain-fed orchards and climate change wreaks havoc with rivers, reducing their level by two-thirds over the past forty years, a recently conducted . . . .
- Over 1,00,000 Protest Against Ruling Generals On Myanmar Streets (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
More than 1,00,000 people flooded the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday, joining Buddhist monks in the strongest show of dissent against the ruling generals in nearly two decades.
- Losing Ground On Water (Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Sep 25, 2007)
Before Tamil Nadu experienced the recent years of excessive rains, water harvesting was a pet theme in the State as groundwater depletion had reached its nadir, prompting authorities to swing into action to stem the crisis.
- Contours Of Water Crisis (Hindu, PARVATHI MENON, Sep 25, 2007)
Ramaswamy R. Iyer’s name is familiar to those who have followed the Cauvery river water dispute.
- Centre Assures State Of All Help (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil says the grants would be released as soon as the State government submits its final report on the extent of damage.
- Hot And Over-Hot (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Sep 24, 2007)
The half a percentage point cut in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve has triggered an avalanche in the Indian stock markets.
- Experts Say Rbi May Hike Crr (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 22, 2007)
India may order lenders to set aside more reserves for a fourth time this year as central bank rupee sales aimed at curbing currency gains flood the economy with cash, Credit Suisse AG and Nomura Securities Co said on Friday.
- A Symbol Of Cold War (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 22, 2007)
In 1986, as South Korea was busy preparing for its largest ever international event, the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, North Korean soldiers broke ground on a gigantic dam just above the Demilitarised Zone.
- Let Bulls Run, But (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Sep 22, 2007)
When the Sensex, in tandem with markets across the world, surged past 16,000 after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points, it naturally delighted market optimists.
- Army Out In Rain-Hit Gadag (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
Army and Air Force personnel were pressed into service for rescue and relief operations in rain-battered Gadag district even as seven more persons have been killed in downpour-related incidents in five districts since Tuesday night.
- In Islamabad, A Dream Comes True (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Sep 20, 2007)
The National Art Gallery sends out the important message that there is more to Pakistan than the shenanigans of its generals, politicians, and mullahs.
- A.P. Flood Toll Rises To 43 (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
Weathermen have forecast that there will be downpour in several parts of the State for two more days as the low pressure area that has been hovering close to the coast for four days will remain there for some more time.
- 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.
- How Climate Change Will Affect The World (Hindu, David Adam, Sep 20, 2007)
The effects of climate change will be felt sooner than scientists realised and the world must learn to live with the effects, experts said on Tuesday.
- Army Has No Political Role, Says Dhaka (Hindu, HAROON HABIB, Sep 20, 2007)
The head of Bangladesh’s military-backed interim government, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has dismissed the notion that the country is under a “dual rule” — by the military and the civilian administration — and refuted any political role for the armed forces . . .
- Wullar Barrage Controversy (Dawn, Ghayoor Ahmed, Sep 19, 2007)
A joint statement issued on August 31 in New Delhi announced that Pakistan and India were unable to make headway towards resolving their 22-year-old dispute on the construction of a dam on the River Jhelum in Indian-held Kashmir.
- ‘Economy To Grow At 8.5-9 Per Cent’ (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 19, 2007)
Even in the wake of an apparent slowdown in industrial growth in July, the Planning Commission on Tuesday projected the economy to grow by about 8.5-9 per cent during the current fiscal.
- Nurturing Farm Productivity (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Sep 19, 2007)
One of the major reasons for the poor yields is inefficient fertiliser use and poor cultivation practices leading to imbalanced nutrition.
- 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.
- Man Takes God To Court (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Sep 19, 2007)
The defendant in a Nebraska state senator's lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in the state's Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He is everywhere.
- Cowboys Make Poor Policy Wonks (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Sep 19, 2007)
Something perplexing is at play in the ongoing discussion about capital inflows, capital account convertibility and the appropriate rupee policy.
- Cowboys Make Poor Policy Wonks (The Economic Times, Editorial, Des Monies Register, Sep 18, 2007)
Something perplexing is at play in the ongoing discussion about capital inflows, capital account convertibility and the appropriate rupee policy.
- Nuclear Cant & Bullets (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Sep 18, 2007)
As in flood-affected Bihar, bullets have answered cries for food in Bengal in a district that is as much a basket case in terms of poverty as a bastion of the ruling party.
- A Temporary Setback (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 18, 2007)
The tight money policy of the government seems to have taken its toll on the manufacturing sector. The latest Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data shows a sharp drop in growth rate in the index to 7.1 per cent in July 2007 from 13.2 per cent . . . .
- The Missing Link In The Energy Equation (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Sep 17, 2007)
IN THE present age, the provision of sufficient and affordable energy has become a basic human need.
- Fed Rate Cut: A Fait Accompli? (Business Line, T. B. Kapali , Sep 17, 2007)
Its charter mandates the US Federal Reserve to hold at least eight meetings of its rate setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) every calendar year. Likewise, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England (BoE) is . . . .
- Wives Of Sharif, General Get Ready To Take On Benazir For Pm’S Job (Indian Express, Shyam Bhatia, Sep 17, 2007)
Nawaz Sharif’s deportation from Islamabad has opened the option of Pakistan’s political future resting on the shoulders of three women.
- Rjd Meeting Reflects Lalu’S Discomfort (Tribune, Ambarish Dutta, Sep 17, 2007)
The outcome of the national executive meeting of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) held in Delhi yesterday perhaps can be viewed as a pointer to the growing discomfort of its supremo Lalu Prasad in view of the apparent acceptance and related . . . . .
- Yarn And Reality (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 17, 2007)
The Maharashtra government must initiate rapid action to prove the State is no less aggressive than its neighbour in pushing cotton production.
- Dam Height Cut Not To Hit Power Output (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
Although height of the Baglihar hydro electric power project has been reduced by 1.5 metres following recommendation of the Swiss neutral expert Prof Raymond Lafitte, this step will not affect generation of the power from this project.
- Heavy Rains Pound Bangalore (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
Heavy rains continued to pound the City for the second consecutive day on Thursday. On Wednesday night the City received 79.8 mm of rainfall.
- Crying Wolf Over The Nuclear Deal (Tribune, Gurmeet Kanwal, Sep 14, 2007)
Indian political parties, nuclear scientists, analysts and other opinion makers have made a very useful contribution to the negotiation of the fine print of the 123 Agreement that will give effect to the Indo-US nuclear deal.
- Al-Qaida Has Revived, Spread And Is Capable Of A Spectacular (Guardian (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Al-Qaida has revived, extended its influence, and has the capacity to carry out a spectacular strike similar to the September 11 attacks on America, one of the world's leading security thinktanks warned yesterday.
- Paying A Heavy Price (Deccan Herald, Shishir Prashant , Sep 13, 2007)
It rained heavily in Uttarakhand during the current monsoon, which triggered widespread floods and landslides and killed scores of people..
- Metamorphosis & Other Stories (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Sep 13, 2007)
If Srinagar is any indicator, Kashmir is changing. ‘After 19 years’ is the phrase in the J&K capital that expresses popular relief with the return to normalcy after years of militant terror and State counter-terror.
- Pm, Sonia Take Stock Of Assam Flood Over Phone (Hindu, Sushanta Talukdar, Sep 13, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday took stock of the flood situation in the State over telephone.
- Leading Brand Iit (Frontline, SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY, Sep 13, 2007)
THE Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, set up in 1951, is the torchbearer of the IIT system. It is not only the oldest of the IITs but also the largest in terms of campus area and students enrolled and the most diversified in terms . . . .
- A Harvest Of Devastation (Tribune, Usha Rai, Sep 13, 2007)
Over 8000 families have been affected by the closure of 14 tea gardens in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. The worst affected are women and children. Starvation deaths are being reported and children have dropped out of school.
- Indian Schools Begin Flood Awareness Programme (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
The dusty roads and swelteringly heat of India’s north-eastern state of Assam now make it hard to believe that like England, it was hit by the worst floods in years just over a month ago.
- Neeraj Shekhar Joins Samajwadi Party, To Contest From Ballia (Pioneer, Akhilesh Suman, Sep 12, 2007)
Abandoning his father's political heritage, Neeraj Shekhar, the youngest son of late Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, has decided to seek his fortune under the patronage of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.
- Held To Ransom (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Sep 12, 2007)
Unceasing bedlam has once again caused a session of Parliament to end without being able to conduct important business. A Parliament such as India’s, complete with arguments, protests, and walkouts, may be regarded as the inevitable expression of . . . .
- Manmohan For More Rational Use Of Water (Hindu, GARGI PARSAI and SUNNY SEBASTIAN , Sep 12, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the government could not continue to subsidise the economic and commercial use of water.
- Seven Years Behind (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 12, 2007)
People in Ethiopia are preparing to celebrate the New Year on September 12 and for them, it will be very special the start of the year 2000 and the beginning of millennium celebrations.
- Wheat Import, At Whose Cost? (Business Line, K. P. Prabhakaran Nair, Sep 12, 2007)
In February, the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, made a categorical statement that “if the current weather persists and wheat output exceeds 72.5 million tonnes, I will allow exports”.
- The Limitations Of All Truth (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 12, 2007)
When Noah was six hundred years old, God, seeing the wickedness which had entered man’s heart, was saddened and decided to send a great flood to destroy mankind. But He saw that Noah was a righteous man, and instructed him to build . . . . .
- 3.5 Million Homeless In Indian Floods (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 12, 2007)
Soldiers in motor boats rescued thousands of marooned people and helicopters air-dropped food as the number of people made homeless after some of the worst flooding in years in India’s northeast rose to 3.5 million.
- Balm For Old Wounds (Dawn, Hafizur Rahman, Sep 12, 2007)
SOME time ago I sent a small book to a Sikh friend in Chandigarh, Gurdial Singh.
- Painless Thoughts (Times of India, MUKUL SHARMA, Sep 11, 2007)
Training the mind to control the body is something yogis have been practising for thousands of years.
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