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Friday, September 01, 2006


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From August 26 , 2006 to September 01, 2006

Sharing The Blame

Think of the mass hysteria that gripped the citizens of Maharashtra when some semi-literate girl from a Mahim slum woke up one morning and discovered that the waters of the ocean had turned ‘sweet’. 

A Disappointing Judgment

It is a disappointing judgment, although the Supreme Court has taken five months to finalise it. Probably, the word ‘perverse’ is more apt because the five-judge bench has opposed what is wanted, reasonable or required. 

From Bullets To Ballots In Kashmir?

Is the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen contemplating turning to politics? If he takes the peace road, Syed Salahuddin could face opposition from within his own organisation too. 

``Enforced Disappearances On The Rise In South Asia''

Amnesty International has expressed concern over the growing incidence of "enforced disappearances'' of people in South Asia as Governments in the region step up their campaign against terrorism. 

The Road Ahead

'India could not help us whereas we stood beside India throughout our history. We protect Hindus whereas all over Pakistan they were hunted and killed. A brave friend is better than a coward friend. India always showed her cowardliness in front of . . . 

China And Nam

The 14th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Havana next month is bound to be dominated by anti-American rhetoric from the Latin Left, Israel-bashing by the Arabs, and Iran’s nuclear confrontation with the West. Instead of being bogged down by . . . 

Baloch Leader's Killing A Tragic Loss: India

A "blatant interference" in internal affairs, says Pakistan India terms killing "unfortunate" India's concern ill-advised: Pakistan. 

"India Not Part Of Any Design To Contain China"

U.S.-China conflict unlikely: Saran China likely to become India's biggest trading partner Need for closer economic, transport links. 

Bugti’S Borderlands

Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti might be a bigger threat to Pakistan after being killed by the Pakistan army in an encounter last week. That insightful comment from General Asad Durrani, a former chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, sums up an . . . 

Keeping The Minority Investor Out

Too many companies are constantly attempting to keep retail investors from getting their fair share of growth in market valuation and regulators seem unable to do much on this. 

'Oh, These Are Muslims!'

How the reactions changed when the identity of the 12 was not known, to when it was finally confirmed. Notice the divergence between the reaction from Indian passengers and from others? Or take the response from the government spokespersons.... 

On Ways To De-Clog The Ombudsman’S Office

The Finance Minister has now asked politicians, particularly Amar Singh, to complain to the Banking Ombudsman about foreign banks who refuse to give loans and credit cards to politicians, lawyers and the police. 

The Good Neighbour

It would perhaps not be outrageous to suggest that had the authorities in Pakistan been as forthcoming with information to India, as they were to the British Intelligence, the July 11 carnage in Mumbai may have been averted. 

India Must Help Sri Lanka

New Delhi, one wishes, had made serious efforts to stop the flare-up in Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lankans Take Tsunami Warnings Into Their Own Hands

In a small room up a rickety staircase in a tsunami-damaged building on Sri Lanka's south coast, Roshan Waduthantri sits glued to an earthquake warning Web site and monitors cable TV channels. 

'Behaviour Of Concern'

The Dutch police are reported to have arrested 12 passengers from a Mumbai-bound Northwest Airlines on August 23, 2006, after it was escorted back to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport minutes after take off by Dutch F-16s. 

Life Is For A Cause

I DO not know why Pakistan has overreacted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s reiteration that if cross-border terrorism remains unabated the supporters of peace process would be weakened. I got frantic calls from TV stations in Karachi to react. 

Are Asians Facing A Witch-Hunt In Mid-Air?

In recent weeks, a number of people of Asian or Arab origin have been forced off flights in Europe and America. What these cases illustrate goes far beyond legitimate policing and security precautions. 

India’S Role In Making Peace

India should not hesitate in bringing both the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE to the negotiating table. 

Future Of India-Us Nuclear Deal

Despite the Prime Minister's clear enunciation of what precisely India will and will not accept in any legislation passed by the US Congress, it is clear that it will be difficult to conclude a mutually acceptable agreement with . . . 

Difficult Words

The irony is inescapable. Last Tuesday, the country mourned the death of the nonagenarian shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan in Varanasi. 

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