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Friday, June 01, 2007


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From May 26, 2007  to June 01, 2007

Foreign Policy Blues

India’s foreign policy following the collapse of the Soviet Union was skilfully crafted by the Narasimha Rao government.

Brown Under Pressure To Apologise For Iraq

Iraq is emerging as the biggest test of leadership for Gordon Brown as he prepares to take over as Britain's next prime minister with pressure mounting on him to apologise for the invasion and set a time-table for withdrawal of British troops.

National Security And Foreign Policy — From Skillful To Amateurish

New Delhi has handled foreign policy and national security issues quite well. But lately, there has been some ham-handedness.

Can The Habit Be Stubbed Out?

China is both the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco. It has an estimated 350 million smokers.

Secretive Pm, Suspect Deals

India's foreign policy in the years following the Soviet Union's collapse was skilfully crafted by the PV Narasimha Rao Government.

Caste Stalls Communalism

When I said in the Rajya Sabha a few years ago that caste was bound to stall the spread of communalism one day, I did not know that this would happen in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Life After Downing Street

Speculation about Tony Blair's post retirement plans has begun.

India And China To Hold Defence Dialogue Soon

Decision taken by Army Chief during recent visit to China Periodic joint military training exercises agreed upon Indian team given access to some PLA formations.

Diana Documentary Sparks Controversy

A documentary, to be shown by Channel 4 next week, containing "explicit'' pictures of a badly injured Princess Diana taken moments after the car crash in a Paris underpass that killed her and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed 10 years ago, has sparked a . . . .

London Meet Failed To Bridge Differences Over 123 Pact

Despite India's insistence that the draft 123 agreement cannot treat it as a non-nuclear weapons state as far as the implications of a nuclear test under domestic U.S. statute are concerned, American negotiators say the administration's hands . . . .

India, U.S. Nuclear Talks Set For This Week

Nicholas Burns to push 123 agreement before Bush-Manmohan meeting.

Plastic Money And Meltdown Risks 21.05.07

At a recent annual general meeting of a rating agency, several agitated shareholders suddenly began to express their anguish at usurious interest rates charged by credit card companies and their brutal recovery tactics.

Let’s Discuss Ceo Compensation

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Ten Point Social Charter to industry was entirely in line with the CII’s theme for its annual session.

Doctor, Heal Thy Government
The most intriguing aspect of the Prime Minister’s ten commandments to businessmen last week was that if he made the same speech to his ministers and coalition partners it would make such a difference.

Shcil Vs Ssl

Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd (SHCIL) has now petitioned the Company Law Board (CLB) seeking an investigation into SHCIL Services Ltd (SSL) — once its wholly owned subsidiary.

Gmr Scripts Succession Plan Through A Family Constitution

The demerger of business families, with all the trauma and acrimony attached to it, is fairly common in India.

Economic Deforms: Blame The Bentley, Don’T Fix The Road, School Or Hospital

Today’s politics is an interplay of greed of those who have and anger of those who have not.

‘I Think I’M The Chosen One. God Puts You Through Tests Like This And Sees How You Come Out. I Feel It’s My Destiny To Go Through Them’

In this second part of an interview with The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on NDTV 24x7’s Walk the Talk, actor Sanjay Dutt talks about the roller-coaster ride his life and his career have taken.

Will China's Chery Conquer Auto Market?

The word cherry to most in India, as in the rest of the world, invokes images of a rounded, red fruit.

Making Of An Islamist: An Insider's Account

Ed Husain's story is important because it is also the story of hundreds of other confused young British Muslims trapped in an Islamist mindset that can drive them to violence in the name of religion.

Mixing Religion With Politics

THE Sikhs are a brave and courageous community but easily excitable. Transparent as their community is, it does not nourish a grievance.

Pakistan's Claim Rejected

My findings are based on facts: Baroness Nicholson It was passed by European Parliament The report is extremely critical of Pakistan.

Apologise For Race Row, Media Regulator Tells Channel 4

Britain's Channel 4 has been ordered to apologise for its handling of the race row involving Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty on the Celebrity Big Brother show earlier this year.

Three Years Of A Vacuum

Inder Malhotra’s apt comparison of the first three years of Dr Manmohan Singh’s prime ministership with the early years of Indira Gandhi reminds us of a simple but important feature of our polity (‘Between Jawaharlal & Sonia’, IE, May 24).

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