What Is India News Service
Friday, October 19, 2007


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From October 13, 2007  to October 19, 2007

Monks Confront Military Regime

In stormy street protests in 1988 all cross Burma that brought down the one-party socialist regime of Gen Ne Win, over three thousand people perished when the army opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.

More At Stake Than Monks And Military In Myanmar

In the stormy street protests in 1988 across Burma that brought down the one party Socialist regime of Gen.

Be Practical On Burma

In stormy street protests in 1988 all across Burma that brought down the one-party Socialist regime of Gen Ne Win, over 3,000 people perished when the Army opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.

Ludhiana Investigators Zero In On Terror Cell

RDX bomb-fabrication technique consistent with a Babbar Khalsa International unit Punjab police say they are optimistic of rapid progress Over two dozen former terrorists linked to suspects being questioned.

Fear Of Polls Made Congress Pause

I wish the party were over. The participants would have at least gone home. But both the Congress and the Left have lingered to revive what may not be possible.

Anti-Muslim Rant Sparks A Literary Spat

Islamophobia in Britain is for real and the virus is spreading openly.

Going Dutch

When Crown Princess Maxima accompanies her mother-in-law Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on a state visit to India next week, chances are her compatriots will still be arguing over a remark she made recently.

Lib-Dem Leader Quits

After last week’s farce over the planned snap elections, which never happened, there was more political drama at Westminster on Tuesday as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Menzies Campbell . . . .

More Bombings Likely: Intelligence Agencies

Even as the Punjab police struggle to develop leads into Sunday’s movie-theatre bombing in Ludhiana, intelligence services have warned that worse could be on the way.

Changing Global Realities

Some sections of our political class have expressed the fear that the Indo-US nuclear deal and enhanced cooperation with the United States will compromise India's sovereignty and result in India becoming a junior partner in the imperial order of the US.

Sonia Got It Right This Time

Well done, Sonia Gandhi. Not words you would expect to read in this column and not words I expected ever to write.

Move To Clip U.K. Premier’s Powers

The controversy over British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s botched plans for a snap election has prompted calls that the power to decide the timing of a general election should be taken away from the Prime Minister and transferred to Parliament.

Row Over Al Gore’s Climate Change Film

The former U.S. Vice-President, Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film on environment An Inconvenient Truth, which helped him win the Nobel Prize for peace, has run into trouble in Britain after a High Court judge ruled that it is riddled with . . . . ..

Fear Of Polls Made Congress Pause

I wish the party were over. The participants would have at least gone home. But both the Congress and the Left have lingered to revive what may not be possible.

Kashmir Ceasefire: Remembering Failure

Former Hizb commander ponders lessons of collapsed 2000-2001 peace effort Sees no point in harbouring resentments against the dead “It’s never too late to talk peace.

Ajmer Probe Throws Up Hyderabad Links

Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami cell may have executed bombing Explosive devices used at Ajmer shrine closely resemble those placed in Mecca Masjid In both places, bombs were designed to be triggered by mobile phone’s alarm clock. . . . .

India Needs Burma

At the best of times, unless it emanates from the Anglosphere or Pakistan, foreign news interests only a minusculity; at the worst of times, it is ignored altogether.

Liberals At War In India

The political scene in India is hotting up. The general election is still one-and-a-half years away.

Fidayeen Strike At Crpf Camp In J&k

A fidayeen attack in Srinagar left three police personnel injured on the eve of a 72-hour, unilateral ceasefire declared by the Pakistan-based United Jihad Council.

The Story Of India But Will India Buy It?

A new film on the subcontinent is being lapped up, especially by nostalgic Indian expatriates and earnest Indophiles.

The War Against Popular Islam

The highest form of worship, wrote saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, is “to redress the misery of those in distress, to fulfil the needs of the helpless and to feed the hungry.”

The Saga Of The Argumentative Briton

It is perhaps not widely known that Doris Lessing, who has won the Nobel Prize for chronicling the female experience and the despairs of militant men-hating feminists, has often stood up for men.

2 Killed In Blast At Ajmer Dargah

Two people were killed and 17 injured on Thursday when a bomb ripped through the dargah of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, a shrine in Rajasthan venerated by Hindus, Muslims and Christians across northern India.  

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