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Friday, January 12, 2007


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From January 06, 2007  to January 12, 2007

Compounding The Iraq Folly In The Middle East

America is going to find it difficult to maintain its large military presence in the Middle East without attracting increasing terrorist attacks on its forces and without destabilising the regimes it supports.

Policies Foreign To Realpolitik

The year 2006 ended with India facing a strange dilemma in conducting its foreign policy when Iraq's Shia leaders, with American acquiescence, executed former President Saddam Hussein.

7/7: Intelligence Failure?

Barely 24 hours before the London bombings of July 7, 2005, in which 52 persons were killed, head of Britain's intelligence agency MI5, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, reportedly told senior Labour MPs that there was no imminent threat of a terrorist . . .

Olmert Visits China

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began a three-day visit to China on Tuesday. The visit is aimed at boosting trade and military ties.

Bringing To Book The Guilty Men Of Baghdad

The legal arguments used by the U.S.-sponsored Iraqi court to convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity apply even more forcefully to those American leaders who ordered the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Bjp’s Hindutva Won’t Find Political Support

The BJP is determined to resurrect the discarded ideology of Hindu Rashtra. It had tried to do so earlier, and had failed.

Unrest In Xinjiang

Uighurs are carrying on a campaign against alleged Han colonisation of western China and suppression of Islam there, says B Raman . . . .

 Sensitive Data Handed Over To The Infamous 08.01.07

An ordinary person who wants to invest in the stock market or a mutual fund, or simply open a saving bank account, is bombarded by ever increasing compliance regulations under the pretext of automation, efficiency, better governance or prevention of . . .

Don't Nuke The Facts

The future of the US-India nuclear deal remains uncertain despite President Bush signing into law the enabling Bill.

In Cold Blood

This is not the first time that the ULFA has indulged in such brutal tactics to intimidate people from other parts of India living in Assam and force them to leave. The lack of decisive political will—in Guwahati as well as in New Delhi— is proving fatal.

Rewriting History, India To Unshackle Bhutan

Signaling a historic shift in its policy towards smaller neighbours, India is set to rewrite a 57-year-old treaty with Bhutan that was patently unequal and widely seen as a symbol of New Delhi’s hegemonic intent in the subcontinent.

Min: A Number To Identify Mf Investors Or Harass Them?

Mutual fund investors are still smarting over their New Year gift, in the form of immobilised accounts pending the acquisition of MIN numbers. A flurry of angry emails have questioned the need for separate Mutual Fund Identification Numbers (MIN) . . .

Israel "Plans'' Strike Against Iran

Air force squadrons training to "blow up'' a plant at Natanz . . . .

Nine Ways To Look West

The first order of diplomatic business for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007 would be joining the rescheduled East Asia Summit this week.

A Strategic Impasse?

India will soon have to fight its own war against a force oozing with confidence.

Why Quota For Muslims?
Those who have read William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal, an evocative reconstruction of the final days of the Timurid dynasty, would have noticed something odd about the rag-tag court of Bahadur Shah Zafar: the near-total absence of Hindus.

History Devalued

Over the years, India has witnessed passionate debates over the writing of its history. Under the National Democratic Alliance Government, Murli Manohar Joshi began the process of purging history textbooks of their alleged Marxist slant.

Unchained Melody

Those familiar with Bengali films of an earlier vintage may be forgiven for thinking that West Bengal is the land of the permanently aggrieved.

Pm Promises Advisory Agency For Pravasis

Inviting the overseas Indian community to invest in the country’s rapidly growing economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday announced the government’s proposal to set up an Indian overseas facilitation centre to render investment advisory services.

Mulayam In Blunderland

There is a growing impression in the political class that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's political instincts have been blunted.

Of Doggie Poop & City Governance

On a wintry day in Mumbai last week, as I walked briskly down Marine Drive, marveling at a full moon that was still out at dawn, my serene morning ruminations were interrupted by a cellphone-toting official from the newly-formed municipal dog-shit squad.

Hearing Aid

Sebi did well to order the impounding of Nissan Copper trades following evidence of market manipulation as soon as it was listed.

Pressure For Manmohan, Mirwaiz Meeting

New Delhi policy establishment divided.

U.K. Immigrants Feel "Betrayed"

Many Indians among the affected Fair policy, says Britain MPs join campaign against new rules.

China Buddhists Coming

"Auspicious beginning for India-China friendship year"  

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