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Saturday, August 12,  2006


 

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                                                                                                    From, August 06, 2006 to August 12, 2006 

Nat-War Goes On

It oscillates between the second and third slot in the industry, depending upon which parameters you use, but Indian Airlines’ chief Vishwapati Trivedi is still important enough for market leader Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal to buttonhole him . . . 

Vishwapati Trivedi

It oscillates between the second and third slot in the industry, depending upon which parameters you use, but Indian Airlines’ chief Vishwapati Trivedi is still important enough for market leader Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal to buttonhole . . . 

Sri Lankan Govt Needs Strategic Vision To Resolve Conflict

"The two main parties in the Sri Lankan conflict have to demonstrate the political commitment and resolve the conflict rather than pretend they are interested in a process of negotiations and play for time." 

'Rules-Based Global Trade Vital'

Bilaterals are only supplementary, correction of distortions is key to fair multilateral deals' 

'Aids Could Severely Deplete Workforce In India'

A new UN report on India has warned that the country's booming economic growth could slow down if HIV-AIDS continues to spread unchecked. India has the largest number of infected people in the world. 

Ici India Paints New Growth Plan On Core Focus
Paints and chemicals maker ICI India Ltd. plans to use funds from recent divestments to push an aggressive growth strategy and widen its presence in the Indian market, a senior company official said on Wednesday. 

"We Are Still Interested In Dialogue Based On Justness And Fairness"

Those who think only about bombs, war, and attacking others are the root cause of everything that is wrong in the world, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells The Hindu in an exclusive interview. 

‘Confidence In One’s Fairness, Objectivity Must Be Commanded’

When two of the country’s seniormost politicians trade harsh words in public, it resounds even above the clatter of everyday politics. 

‘Mainstream Politics Is All Rubbish’

K G Kannabiran, president of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), has devoted his life to fighting for people’s rights. He is one of the leading lawyers in Andhra Pradesh, and has taken up the legal cudgels against the state’s attempts to . . . 

Who Killed The Vidarbha Farmers?

Heartbreaking as they are, suicides - over 90 last month - are only a symptom of the larger and deep agrarian crisis, reminds the award-winning journalist, touching on the role played by our policy-makers and politicians - from Montek Singh . . . 

'Frame A Clear Healthcare Policy'

Buoyed by strong growth of medical tourism and the spread of health insurance, corporate hospitals are on the expansion mode. 

'Inshallah, Kashmir Will Become Part Of Pakistan'

In her first major interview to the mainstream Indian media, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat leader reveals the Talibanesque mindset of a woman who's known as Malka-ul-Maut (Angel of Death)... 

Who Killed The Vidarbha Farmers?

Heartbreaking as they are, suicides - over 90 last month - are only a symptom of the larger and deep agrarian crisis, reminds the award-winning journalist, touching on the role played by our policy-makers and politicians - from Montek Singh . . . 

Water, Water Everywhere But Not Where Needed Most

Half-way through the monsoon, the country’s 76 major reservoirs are almost full. Last weekend’s rain meant that some of the dams in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh had to release their excess . . . 

Terror Leader: 'Nobody Can Hand Me Over To India'

The Kashmir issue can never be resolved through talks, believes Syed Salahuddin, leader of the Hizb-ul Mujahideen terrorist group, and chairman of the Jihad Council, an umbrella outfit comprising over a dozen Kashmiri terrorist groups. 

A Statue For The Mittals

This 67-year-old artist has won several national and international awards for his achievements in the field of stone carving. 

‘Bihar Is Not Investor-Friendly’

Shatrughan Sinha, has washed his hands off his own proposal to set up a 5- star hotel in Patna. In an interview with Deccan Herald... 

'India Should Support Free Trade In Services'

Atul Vashishtha is CEO of management consulting firm neoIT, which specialises in advising companies on outsourcing to emerging markets. He has been chosen by Consulting Magazine as one of the industry's 'top 25 most influential consultants 2006'. 

‘ A Word For Sonia: Left Blocking Forward Leap. Govt Relies On Them. . . .

Former Minister of State for Defence Arun Singh says he’s proud of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as his sister for what she did on prime ministership and the office of profit issue. This is the second part of his interview with Shekhar Gupta, Edito . . . 

`Ltte Certainly Wants Peace'

Certainly LTTE wants it. The question is how much it is willing to compromise politically in terms of the power it wields. — MR JEHAN PERERA, MEDIA DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL, COLOMBO . 

'Yet To See India's Passion For Peace'

A long and winding drive takes us to the residence of Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, located on an elevation in Islamabad. The elegant residence is far more sophisticated and plush than the home of his Indian counterpart. Over a cup of tea . . . 

'No Favour If You Agree To Talk'

Pakistan foreign minister speaks to Outlook on his deep disappointment over Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's decision not to visit Islamabad. 

'The Elephants Have To Lead'

'The package is at risk, failure of talks will hit the vulnerable countries the most' 

"For The U.S., The Nuclear Issue Of Iran Is Just An Excuse"

As Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council,Ali Larijaniis Iran's top nuclear negotiator. In an interview with The Hindu in Tehran on Saturday, he discussed Iran's nuclear programme, its relations with India and the escalating crisis . . . 

Nationalisation Versus Globalisation In Oil Sector: Can The Balance Sustain?

Arun Singh, who was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi and the Minister of State for Defence in his government when the Bofors scandal broke, has since then been living a reclusive life in his cottage in Binsar, near Almora. Making a rare exception, he . . . 

Story Of An Unlikely Heroine

How did Noor Inayat Khan end up as a British spy during World War II? 

Girded By History And Myth

Girish Kasaravalli on his new film, which is about faith and resistance to socio-cultural religious decrees. The novel is more clear-cut and focuses more on the boy's previous birth. I deviated, added ambiguities. I created a character who cannot . . . 

Pak Must Destroy Terror Infrastructure: Doval

A quintessential “operations” man and the Bhishma Pitamah of the Indian intelligence brass, Ajit Kumar Doval (IPS 1968 batch, Kerala cadre), is viewed as a national asset. 

Farm Sector Growth Is A Mission Possible

"We have to learn to convert information into knowledge and that knowledge into equity" -Mangla rai

'There Was Suspicion And Doubt'

'My interaction with the players was positive. They were all performers for their country, proud warriors who viewed with trepidation (it was understandable) if a foreigner would be good enough for their team.' 

Q&a: 'Our Young Film-Makers Are Angry Rebels'

Sumitra Peries's films focus on the condition of women in Sri Lankan society. Her spouse, octogenarian film-maker Lester Peries — "the Satyajit Ray of Sri Lanka" — won the Lifetime Achievement award at the International Film Festival in 2000. 

‘Uk Sentiment Is Favourable To India’

In a recent report, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee has said that the UK is not as engaged with India’s market as it should be.  

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