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- Rs 700-Cr Loss In Assam Floods (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
Repeated floods in Assam this year have affected over 1 crore people and caused severe damage to the state’s economy.
- Nitish Plans To Bowl Lalu Out For A Duck (Pioneer, Amarnath Tewary, Sep 11, 2007)
Amid all the speculation of the possibility of a mid-term poll, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday fired the first salvo in the State when he declared that if elections were held then Lalu Prasad and his party would not get even a single seat.
- Shame, Minister, Suicide Is No Joke (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
There are times when even anger is not enough. On October 2, the Mahatmaâ€™s birth anniversary will no doubt be performed by the leadership of the Indian political elite again blubbering on about non-violence, and the poor, and even antyodaya.
- Environment And Development (Dawn, Editorial, Dailyexcelsior, Sep 11, 2007)
THE relationship between economic development and environmental sustainability is one of the most critical issues of our times.
- The Limitations Of All Truth (The Economic Times, MUKUL SHARMA, Sep 11, 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.
- Seven Die In Assam Flash Floods (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
At least seven people have died in flash floods in India's north-eastern state of Assam, officials said.
- Flash Floods And Lightning Strikes Kill At Least 19 In North (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 11, 2007)
Flash floods triggered by heavy rains over the weekend killed at least 10 people in northeastern India and forced hundreds to flee their homes, officials said Monday.
- Gentle Genius (Deccan Herald, M K Chandra Bose, Sep 10, 2007)
T J S George tries to explore the Pothan Joseph mystique, which will be useful to anyone considering journalism as a serious calling.
- Funds Of Knowledge (Telegraph, S.L. Rao, Sep 10, 2007)
Economic growth, the rise of large Indian corporations and globalization have not significantly increased the low expenditures on either natural or social sciences research in India. Patent filings and publications in reputed journals have . . .
- Water Under The Bridge (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 10, 2007)
WHILE the promise of ‘Bijli, Sadak, Pani’ has become a catchy election slogan, the availability of clean drinking water in urban as well as rural India remains a mirage.
- Last Chance To Save Tigers (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Sep 08, 2007)
The charisma of the tiger has inspired poets, persuaded nations to adopt it as their emblem, and sold everything from gasoline to sport merchandise and confectionery. Yet universal appeal has not assured the survival of the tiger in the wild.
- Buddha Mil Gaya (Deccan Herald, Abhay Kumar, Sep 08, 2007)
As part of a cultural and religious exchange programme, a strong contingent of 110 delegates from five Buddhists countries visited Bihar to re-discover the land of Buddha.
- Cholera-Hit Indians 'Face Hunger' (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2007)
Villagers are facing starvation in a tribal area of eastern India where an outbreak of cholera has killed scores of people in recent weeks.
- India Sparks Wheat Price Rise (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2007)
Forget the import of jet fighters and uranium for the moment. It’s India’s purchase of wheat in the international market that is attracting world attention — besides domestic controversy.
- Mourners Bid Farewell To "Maestro" (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2007)
Thousands of mourners filed past the open coffin of Luciano Pavarotti in the cathedral of his Italian hometown on Friday, in an emotional farewell to the singer whose death prompted tributes from around the world.
- Coalition Govt Will Stay: Cm (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the JD(S) and BJP legislators were unanimously in favour of retaining the coalition government for the next 21 months. They were also in favour of making Deputy Chief Minister Yediyurappa the next . . . . .
- Illegal Structures Knocked Down (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
Bangalore Urban District Deputy Commissioner M A Sadiq on Thursday led a massive demolition drive, razing illegal structures in Nayandanahalli on Mysore Road...
- N-Debate Bid In Rs Fails Amid Ruckus (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
The nuclear issue continued to rock the two Houses of Parliament on Thursday. The Rajya Sabha, which was scheduled to hold a discussion on it, could not do so as the Opposition pressed for the setting up of a joint parliamentary committee. . .
- No Debate Without Jpc, Says Bjp (Business Standard, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2007)
BJP today stuck to its stand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Indo-US nuclear deal indicating it would not allow Parliament to function for another day over the issue
- Up To Get Its Very Own 'Grand Trunk Road' (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 06, 2007)
Under the proposed project, flood control embankments running along the left bank of Ganga will be widened or built where they don't exist.
- Bourgeois Awards (Pioneer, Shailaja Chandra, Sep 06, 2007)
The largest number of recipients of the Padma awards are those who have treated the hearts, livers and sundry ailments of politicians, and not those who may have been responsible for containing, say, malaria in tribal regions
- Apec Summit, Global Warming, And Coal Use (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Sep 06, 2007)
The fate of our warming planet hinges on six nations, and five of them meet in Sydney this week.
- The Cost Of Degradation (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 06, 2007)
Environmental damage comes with a staggering price tag. In an age of runaway consumerism, it is this aspect of the problem that must be stressed if a more mainstream audience is to be brought on board and convinced of the gravity of the situation.
- Sher Shah Maya’S Grand Ganga Road (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 06, 2007)
Mayavati today announced a plan to build the modern-day version of the Grand Trunk Road along the Ganga, triggering protests from environment groups and political rivals.
- Only Contempt Threat Spurs Executive Into Action: Sc (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 05, 2007)
Less than 30 days of the Supreme Court threatening to initiate contempt proceedings against the chief secretaries of five states for below par performance in setting up sanctioned anganwadi centres, the states last week reported back that over . . . .
- The Menace Of Food Inflation (The Economic Times, Ruchir Sharma, Sep 04, 2007)
Economists have long taken a rather spiritual view of any rise in food prices, often saying “This too shall pass”.
- Coping With Misconduct In Indian Science (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Sep 04, 2007)
A possible case of manipulation in a research paper by an NCCS professor awaits an eighth investigation, exposing the need for a formal mechanism to tackle malpractice in science.
- Arabian Sea Could Turn Into Chimney For Nitrous Oxide (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Sep 04, 2007)
If the present warming trend continues, it would have far-reaching consequences on the ecosystem of the Arabian Sea, says biological oceanographer Joaquim Goes.
- Indian Seaman Rescued (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 04, 2007)
Chinese rescuers saved a drowning Indian seaman out of sea early Monday near the coastal city of Qinhuangdao in north China’s Hebei Province.
- India In The Hot Seat (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Sep 04, 2007)
Among the many challenges facing India there is one that has had little policy related discussion. This is the impact of global warming. Some facts. Global warming is here, and there is a very high likelihood that this warming is due to human . . . . .
- America And Pakistan: Fluctuating Relations (Deccan Herald, M B NAQVI, Sep 04, 2007)
The Pak-American relationship has deteriorated because of US exasperation with General Musharraf.
- Social Reformer Who Was A Visionary (Hindu, Prema Nandakumar , Sep 04, 2007)
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- Milk Is The New Oil (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 03, 2007)
"Even when prices start easing back, we don't expect them to go back to where they were," said Hayley Moynihan, a dairy analyst at Rabobank in New Zealand.
- Sailing To Alaska (New Indian Express, Nanditha Krishna, Sep 03, 2007)
A visit to Alaska is an unforgettable experience. Remote, wild and exotic, as only unreachable regions can be, it is a feast for the soul.
- Who Caused The Energy Crisis? (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Sep 03, 2007)
Pakistan is facing one of the worst energy crises of its history. The gap between energy demand and supply has grown sharply over the last few years making life harder for the masses.
- Dairy Next Target Of Retail Companies (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Sep 03, 2007)
Large retail companies, the likes of Reliance and Bharti Wal-Mart are likely to drive the next round of changes in the Rs 2,27,340-crore Indian dairy industry.
- Getting Back Into Building Mode (Business Line, S. Venkitaramanan , Sep 03, 2007)
One of the defining moments in India’s economic reform occurred in the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao, the Prime Minister rightly remembered as the sponsor of Indian economic reform.
- Climate Change Could Trigger Global Food Crisis (Hindu, Ian Sample , Sep 01, 2007)
Experts issue warning at U.N.-backed forum on sustainable development.
- Gdp Growth Of 9.3% For Q1 Raises Expectations For The Yr (Indian Express, Sandeep Singh, Sep 01, 2007)
India’s growth story remains intact. Down by 30 basis points over the previous year’s figure in the same quarter (9.6 per cent), it has not belied expectations. According to Subir Gokarn, chief economist, Standard & Poor . . . . .
- Gujjarswarn Of New Stir For St Status (Asian Age, Narayan Bareth, Sep 01, 2007)
The Gujjars are gearing up for a fresh phase of their agitation for Scheduled Tribe status and reservation while the Chopra Commission has expressed its inability to submit a report on the status of Gujjars in the given time limit of three months.
- Dairy Next Target Of Retail Companies (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Sep 01, 2007)
Large retail companies, the likes of Reliance and Bharti Wal-Mart are likely to drive the next round of changes in the Rs 2,27,340-crore Indian dairy industry.
- Beggars Cannot Choose (Deccan Herald, Ramakrishna Upadhya, Sep 01, 2007)
The distasteful power play between the JD(S) and the BJP over the transfer of power has virtually paralysed the administration in Karnataka for the last three months and it may well go into coma over the next 32 days as the two parties slug it . . . .
- Pml(q) Pressures Musharraf Over Pact With Benazir (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Aug 31, 2007)
As President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto continue discussions towards a power-sharing agreement, resistance from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Q) forced the presidential camp to play down the talks and . . . .
- Old Bengal (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Aug 31, 2007)
This atlas is the first of a series of many more planned. The objective is to record the heritage locations of West Bengal as represented by archaeological sites and excavations. This volume deals with the prehistory and proto-history of West Bengal.
- No Power To The People (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Aug 31, 2007)
The fracas over the Indo-US nuclear deal, 123 Agreement and Hyde Act has revealed one chilling fact. It has revealed how easily the elite politics of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the India International Centre — politics that have no resonance . . . .
- Don't Let Cops Off Lightly (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Aug 30, 2007)
In a democracy, the police remain ultimately accountable to the people. It also has a responsibility to the law of the land. Protection of the basic rights of the people and compliance with law are the twin pillars of good policing in a . . . . .
- Attackers Use Bren Gun And Set Booby Trap (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Aug 30, 2007)
An Indian Major of the Indian army is reported killed and two Indian Other Ranks seriously wounded when a non-Muslim Convoy from Tandlianwala (West Punjab), which was being escorted by Indian army troops, came under heavy fire from an ambush on . . . . .
- Dryland Farmers And Climate Change (Hindu, William D. Dar, Aug 30, 2007)
A combined effort to deal with climate uncertainty, land degradation, and water scarcity is needed.
- Two Years On: Life Still Tough In The Big Easy (Hindu, Ewen MacAskill, Aug 30, 2007)
Katrina anniversary marked by frustration at sluggish rebuilding of New Orleans.
- Edits (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Aug 30, 2007)
Time stands still in Bihar and with devastating effect. Tuesday’s incident in Bhagalpur is of a piece with the blinding of 30 undertrials with acid ~ gangajal did the police call it? ~ in the same district in 1981.
- Indian Tribe To Honour Al Gore On Global Warming (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 30, 2007)
Tribal people in India’s remote northeast plan to honour former US Vice President Al Gore with an award for promoting awareness on climate change that they say will have a devastating impact on their homeland. Members of the Khasi tribe in the . . . . .
- Pakistan Tomorrow (Tribune, Sushant Sareen, Aug 30, 2007)
Sixty years is a long enough time in a country’s history from where one can try and do some crystal-ball gazing to see what the future holds for that country.
- Global Climate Change Challenge-Needs Of The Poor (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Aug 29, 2007)
There is a need to study links between climate change initiatives and vulnerability of the poor.
- Fickle “Brown Bounce” (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Aug 29, 2007)
Political honeymoons are notoriously short-lived and nobody recognises this better than the politicians themselves. So, it is unlikely that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be perturbed by a new poll indicating a dip in the recent dramatic . . . .
- Dm Faces Nitish Wrath (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 29, 2007)
Nitish (shouting and jumping with anger): “Aare ham chief minister bol rahe hain (I’m the chief minister speaking)”.
- Greater Noida To Varanasi In Less Than 10 Hrs: 8-Lane Road Project Set To Roll (Indian Express, ANUBHUTI VISHNOI, Aug 29, 2007)
If the Mayawati government in her earlier term as Chief Minister came up with the ambitious 150 km-long Taj Corridor expressway from Greater Noida to Agra, this time she has made the big leap with plans for an eight lane access-controlled 850-km . . . .
- Hydro Potential (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Aug 29, 2007)
The editorial in People’s Democracy claims that nuclear power generation is the most expensive energy option.
- Storms Pound Ohio (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
Beleaguered residents of the flood-ravaged Midwest found fresh damage on Sunday from a batch of tornado-bearing thunderstorms that knocked out power to thousands of customers.
- India And China Urged To Cut Emissions (Guardian (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
A UN climate change conference began yesterday with a call from the most vulnerable developing nations for large and rapidly developing countries such as China and India to do more to tackle global warming.
- Legislators Move Is Childish: Krishna (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
Legislators who are planning to divert the money meant for their China tour to the developmental works in their constituencies are in for a big disappointment.
- Mayawati Ups Ante: Release Aid Or... (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
With the Left parties threatening to end their support to the UPA Government over the India-US civil nuclear deal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has also joined the bandwagon, asking for her pound of flesh.
- Monsoon To Revive In Central States (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 28, 2007)
India's monsoon, vital for farmers and the larger economy will revive in central states by Friday, and crops are growing well following good rains in key agricultural states, officials and traders said.
- Hope For Stiff Climate Laws (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 27, 2007)
The UN says momentum is building for tougher long-term action to fight global warming beyond the world body’s Kyoto Protocol, and a climate meeting starting in Vienna tomorrow will be a crucial part of the process.
- Retreating Reefs (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Aug 27, 2007)
Some of Earth’s most vivid landscapes are underwater — and they are vanishing twice as fast as tropical rainforests.
- The Fallout Of Moisture Stress (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Aug 25, 2007)
Including pulses and edible oil in the PDS and strengthening essential food supplies brook no delay.
- Channel Scraps Big Brother '08 (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 25, 2007)
Seven months after Shilpa Shetty's controversial stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house, next year's run of the reality TV programme has been scrapped.
- Storms Bring Life To A Halt In Us (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 25, 2007)
Ferocious thunderstorms, heat and humidity added to the American Midwest's flooding misery on Friday as thousands of people returned to damaged homes, many without electricity to run fans or pumps.
- Risks Of ‘Lean’ Logistics (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 23, 2007)
Just in case you are leaping headlong into JIT (just-in-time), it may help to listen to Ronald H. Ballou and Samir K. Srivastava.
- China Seeking Resources (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Aug 23, 2007)
Chad is as geographically isolated as places come in Africa. It is also among the continent's poorest and least stable countries, the scene of recurrent civil wars and foreign invasions since it gained independence from France in 1960.
- An African Green Revolution (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Aug 23, 2007)
In our globalised world, with its instant communication and interconnected markets, no longer can the problems of people on one side of the world be ignored by those on the other side.
- Water Woes: Azad’S Credibility Suffers (Tribune, A N Sudarsan Rao , Aug 23, 2007)
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has not only stirred the hornet’s nest, but also exposed the insensitivity of his government towards the problems of people by saying that he was not aware of the drinking water scarcity in Jammu.
- ‘Soren As Cm’ Cry After Acquittal (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 23, 2007)
Demand to install Shibu Soren as the chief minister swelled today, hours after he was acquitted by the Delhi High Court in the Shashinath Jha murder case.
- N-Debate Hinges On Pm's Availability (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 22, 2007)
The debate on India-US civil nuclear deal is likely to be held in the Lok Sabha either on August 29 or August 30 depending on the availability of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
- Spain Offers A Legal Route (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Aug 22, 2007)
As Europe struggles to cope with an unstinting flow of desperate migrants to its southern shores, Spains African initiative, a blend of incentives and punishments, has won praise for the government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero...
- Hurricane Dean Batters Mexico (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 22, 2007)
Hurricane Dean smashed into Mexicos Caribbean coast on Tuesday, its ferocious winds battering beach resorts where tens of thousands of tourists and residents huddled in shelters.
- Pm To Try And Woo Nitish Over Dinner (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 22, 2007)
Even as the UPA-Left standoff threatens to push the country towards a mid-term poll, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for a dinner meeting on Wednesday.
- Floods In Punjab (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Aug 22, 2007)
WITH the monsoon on the retreat, the Punjab government has decided to prepare a “master plan” to tackle floods. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal visited some flood-affected villages near Anandpur on Sunday and ordered an assessment of . . . . .
- Poor Undertrials Denied Justice (Tribune, Vijay Sanghvi, Aug 22, 2007)
IN a historic intervention, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court advised lower courts to be sensitive on the issue of granting bail to undertrials who are accused of minor crimes.
- Faith, Charity And The Money Trail To Pakistan's Islamist Militants (Guardian (UK), editorial, Guardian UK, Aug 21, 2007)
Lolling on a ragged carpet in his cupboard-sized shop in the heart of old Peshawar, Wahhab the money-changer beckoned customers with a sly smile. "Best rate," he said, fingering a fat wad of banknotes over a low glass counter.
- Let The People Decide (The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Aug 21, 2007)
The prime minister has said the 123 agreement is in the best interests of the nation, and posterity will vindicate his position. But why should he wait till posterity, asks .
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