Editorials - October 2006

  • Internal Security Concerns to the Fore (October 30, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned the country that focusing on external aggression reduces awareness and focus on internal security which is far more dangerous because of the number of threats and causes and the effort that is required to defeat them.<More>

  • J&K Autonomy Working Group DoA? (October 27, 2006)
    The Hindu reported that the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Autonomy Working group promised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 5 months ago may be dead on arrival (DoA) because of a lack of suitable leadership to lead the group and procedural issues.

  • Manmohan in Damage Control Mode (October 26, 2006)
    Trying not to get dragged into the controversy over the quality of evidence on the 7/11 Mumbai blasts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asserted that India had “credible evidence” and the joint mechanism with Pakistan was a “trial and experiment.”<More>

  • ISI Subversion of Army (October 25, 2006)
    A few days after two soldiers were arrested on charges of spying, Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee revealed that he is “deeply concerned that there were spies in the army” but the establishments has started initiatives “to unravel the spy rings.”<More>

  • Russia Accuses US for NK Tests (October 24, 2006)
    Russia virtually accused the US of pushing North Korea (NK) into a corner and provoked their tests and called for more flexibility from the Bush Administration for the resumption of the 6-party talks.<More>

  • SC Verdicts Cuts Up Political Plans (October 23, 2006)
    In far-reaching verdicts, the Supreme Court (SC) asked the Government for “compelling reasons” for including particular castes that are entitled for reservations and “quantifiable” data to retain those castes in the list has created churn in the caste-politics.

  • Barak Controversy & DRDO Projects (October 19, 2006)
    Amid rumors of kickbacks over the procurement of Naval Barak anti-missile defense system from Israel , there is increasing evidence that most projects undertaken by the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) are behind schedule.<More>

  • Justice Vs Judiciary Vs Legislation (October 18, 2006)
    Conviction of rapists, murderers, and terrorists 10 years late and politically-motivated illegal cover-up commission, quota plans, and clemency for some facing death row raise numerous questions and concerns on the Indian democracy.

  • NE S&T Developments (October 17, 2006)
    In a sign that India recognizes the lack of development t in the North Eastern sates, it announced a slew of new projects for the region to ensure that the economic and social development happening in the rest of the nation reaches these remote areas.<More>

  • Softened North Korean Sanctions (October 16, 2006)
    Facing severe opposition from China, the UN Security Council led by the US whittle down the sanctions targeted at North Korea (NK) as punishment for its nuclear test even as NK and Iran rejected the sanctions as discriminatory and “gangster-like.”<More>

  • 7th Indo-EU Summit (October 14, 2006)
    Inaugurating the 7th Indo-EU summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh emphasized that the “Consolidation of strategic partnership and intensification of dialogue with the European Union” is a key foreign policy priority for India.<More>

  • Y-on-Y Industrial Growth Higher (October 13, 2006)
    An upsurge in manufacturing took cumulative industrial production from April-August to 10.6 compared to 8.7 last year and August saw a 9.7% rise compared to 7.6% but lower than July’s growth of 12.7% but analysts say that consumer demand has not slacked.<More>

  • India, Britain Share Terror Concerns (October 12, 2006)
    Visiting Britain right after the North Korean (NK) nuclear test, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and British Prime Minister Tony Blair concluded their third annual summit and discussed terrorism, energy cooperation, and investment promotion.<More>

  • India-Mozambique to Co-Operate on Mining (October 11, 2006)
    A Republic of Mozambique delegation led by its Minister for Mineral Resources Esperanca Laurinda Bias, Mozambique is visiting India to discuss bilateral cooperation in the mining sector, related technologies, and expertise sharing.<More>

  • North Korea Blasts Nuclear Regime (October 10, 2006)
    With a defiant nuclear explosion using Pakistan technology, North Korea (NK) blasted years of discriminatory nuclear regime sparking sharp reactions from regional and global players and possibly bringing in major changes to world strategic thought and orientation.<More>

  • Multi-Faceted Trouble for Pakistan (October 09, 2006)
    As rumors of a coup continues to be fuelled by weapons discoveries around President Pervez Musharraf’s office, a grand Jirga of 95 Baloach tribal chiefs met and decided to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on their status.<More>

  • Mosquito-based Epidemic Outbreak (October 06, 2006)
    Reportedly 76 people died in Kerala with Chikungunya and nearly 128,500 cases of Dengue have been reported nation-wide causing severe strain on an ill-equipped and ill-motivated system to deal with the crisis on a war footing.<More>

  • New Environmental Guidelines (October 05, 2006)
    In a bid to decentralize environmental impact assessment, the Federal Government announced new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines that grant concessions for builders, automobile, and biomedical sectors.<More>

  • China Claims Fusion Reactor Successes (October 04, 2006)
    Chinese scientists claimed that their first experimental thermonuclear fusion test replicating sun’s energy generation process in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor was successful.<More>

  • Judiciary vs Legislature Judgment Reserved (October 03, 2006)
    The Supreme Court (SC) has reserved its verdict on cash-for-query (CFQ) case and the subsequent judgment will essentially define the scope of the judiciary over Legislature or over the Executive.

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