Ensuring Security In The Age Of Global
A structured two-pronged approach is
needed to combat terrorism. First, a
set of laws or `rules of engagement'
for dealing with terrorists. Secondly,
a special force with the authority to
operate domestically and externally.
In Latin America, Dragon Flies High
As Dr Manmohan Singh completes his
visit to Brazil, the first bilateral
visit to Latin America by an Indian PM
in 38 years, he would find
miles ahead in cultivating this
important part of the world.
Islamabad's policy of creating a
divide between Balochis and Pashtuns
will lead to further fragmentation of
Pakistan, says B Raman.
Govt Faces Hard Fight To Beat Aids In
Sitting on a wooden bench under a
slowly whirring fan, 43-year-old
Prempal says he urgently needs
anti-retroviral drugs to fight the HIV
illness in his body.
Joining Hands With Taliban
Since the unrest in Balochistan,
Musharraf has stopped Army operations
against Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants
as they, unlike Balochis, are
comfortable with Musharraf
American Dilemmas In `Greater Middle
Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan... the US has
landed itself in quite a mess in the
Middle East, and if it is to come out
reasonably unscathed, it must get
Osama bin Laden. For this, says G.
PARTHASARATHY, the US President, Mr
George Bush, needs his . . .
Terror For Us, Ain’T So For India
A report released by a leading
American think tank on South Asia,
released late last week, has raised
disturbing questions about the
credibility of the Bush
Administration’s post 9/11 resolve of
leading an uncompromising global war
All The Bidders For A Troubled Bank
Just a fortnight ago, when United
Western Bank (UWB) topped the
first-ever customer satisfaction
survey of banks, the findings and
timing of the survey seemed
At Ibsa Summit, Quota Lessons For I
From B & Sa
As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
leaves for Brasilia to take part in
the first India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA)
summit, are reservations and quotas on
his mind? Or maybe the question isn’t
Is Talking To Al-Qaeda An Option?
A BBC programme poses the question as
the "war on terror" enters its sixth
The irony is inescapable. Last month,
the country mourned the death of the
nonagenarian shehnai maestro Ustad
Bismillah Khan in Varanasi. The
obituaries gushed over his
enlightenment and his ability to
combine his devotion to Goddess
Saraswati with . . .
Liberal View Needs To Be Less Fanatic
An unintended consequence of last
week's Al Jazeera telecast of archival
footage of a beatific Osama bin Laden
blessing some of the 9/11 hijackers is
the abrupt death of the strange theory
that the attack on Manhattan's twin
towers five years ago . . .
Just Nam-Sake Relevance
realised that non-alignment is dead
Only Through Dialogue
I HAD the privilege of meeting Akbar
Khan Bugti, the slain Baloch leader,
after the birth of
and before the Shimla conference. My
main purpose of visit to Pakistan was
to interview Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,
Malegaon: The Road To Perdition
Islamist violence has scarred much of
India, but the Malegaon bombings were
preceded by a series of Hindutva
terrorist attacks on mosques.
Just Nam-Sake Relevance
Dogmatism and ideological rigidity are
often the biggest hurdles in the
conduct of a nation's foreign policy.
What may have been relevant four
decades ago may not necessarily be
relevant or even desirable today.
Arrests In Denmark
While the world awaits the fifth
anniversary of 9/11 with anxiety,
Denmark has to deal with yet another
anniversary, the publication of
Prophet's cartoons on Sep 30, 2005.
And now Danish authorities claim to
have thwarted "an attack somewhere in
Blair To Quit Within A Year
After days of speculation about his
political future, British Prime
Minister Tony Blair on Thursday
confirmed that he would quit within 12
months but refused to set a date
saying he did not think it would be
"right'' to do so at this stage.
Money, more aptly, the mafia, with the
help of corrupt public servants, is
destroying our national heritage in
the shape of forests and fields. This
is supposed to be modernisation.
Progress At What Cost?
The government is concerned about
statistics and graphs on GDP but not
greenery and the welfare of people.
Pm, Musharraf To Meet Again
The post-Mumbai blast stand-off
between India and Pakistan may be over
soon as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
is preparing to meet President Pervez
Musharraf on the margins of the
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in
Havana next week.
India, Germany To Hold Strategic
Pranab Mukherjee signs agreement with
The extent to which the so-called
“second War of Independence” in
Baluchistan has been galvanized in the
aftermath of the “martyrdom” of the
octogenarian, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti,
on August 26 can be gleaned from three