Editorials - November 2006


  • Federal Minister Convicted (November 29, 2006)
    Finding him guilty of conspiracy to kidnap and murder of a private secretary was allegedly demanded a cut in a large bribe transaction, a lower Delhi court convicted Federal Minister for Coal and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren.<More>

  • Role of Siachen and Indo-Pak Talks (November 28, 2006)
    Visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri met Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee and reiterated that Indo-Pakistan relations were “very important” but observed that the two sides needed to “develop a level of trust.”<More>

  • Lanka President in India (November 27, 2006)
    As the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) and Army (SLA) resumed operations against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), President Mahinda Rajapakse is visiting India amid allegations that senior Indian officials are pro-Sri Lankan Government (SLG).<More>

  • Tobacco Companies Targeting Children (November 24, 2006)
    Surrogate advertising is a euphemism for alcohol and tobacco companies advertising using innocuous products sharing the brand name of alcohol and tobacco products, but it looks like they are now using unconventional advertising methods to target children.<More>

  • India’s Faltering Energy Strategy (November 23, 2006)
    Gearing for the future, India is formulating a policy for development of Natural Gas Pipelines for cities and on November 16, met with a number of prospective providers including Exxon Mobil, BG, Shell, RIL, ADAG, TERI, BP ( India ), and Oil PSUs.<More>

  • Ground Water Management (November 22, 2006)
    The 12th National Symposium on Hydrology focusing on “Groundwater Governance: Ownership of Groundwater and its Pricing” organized by the Central Ground Water Board and National Institute of Hydrology at Roorkee presented many recommendations.<More>

  • US Upset with UK Taliban Truce (November 21, 2006)
    The US seems to have expressed “unease” with the reported truce negotiated by the British military in Afghanistan with tribal elders representing the Taliban followed by a withdrawal of British troops at Musa Qala and restoration of the captured to local militia.<More>

  • The Last Big Push (November 20, 2006)
    Accused of being “in a state of denial,” US President George Bush rejected calls for a phased withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and instead has come up with a plan that will give it one “last big push” recognizing “the conditions on the ground.”<More>

  • Huge US Senate Support for Nuke Deal (November 17, 2006)
    Handing US President a major victory on a key foreign policy objective and in a major show of bipartisan support, the Senate overwhelmingly endorsed the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal that will allow the US to ship civilian nuclear fuel and technology to India.<More>

  • China Wants Arunachal (November 16, 2006)
    Days before the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, its Ambassador to India has said that his nation wants the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh even as the joint working group (JWG) scheduled November 9-10 was called off because of other disagreements.<More>

  • Nuke Deal Listed Top Priority (November 15, 2006)
    With President George Bush, Republican leaders, and prominent Democrats voicing the importance, the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal may be taken up in a couple of days by the Senate even as supporters and opponents stepped up lobbying to suit their agenda.<More>

  • FBI Warning Raises Terror Fear (November 14, 2006)
    A US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert to India of a possible attack on airport or vital installation by al-Qaeda bolstered by an anonymous untraced letter in Tiruchinapalli increased security levels across airports, tarmac, and leaders.<More>

  • Most Sought IT Talent, Quality Concerns (November 13, 2006)
    A recent international survey found that India to be the top destination for global Information Technology companies’ hiring but also said that India had slipped below China and Eastern Europe where companies planned to start operations next 3 years.<More>

  • The Donkey’s Kick (November 10, 2006)
    As Democrats routed the Republicans in the US mid-polls and seized both houses of the Congress after 12 years, there is a lot of fear in India that Indo-US relations, specifically the nuclear deal, assiduously built by the Bush Administration may be a casualty.<More>

  • Madrasa Bombing Inspires Protests, Reprisals (November 09, 2006)
    The monster Pakistan created came back to haunt the master with a reprisal attack in response to a helicopter attack on a madrasa alleged to be a terrorist training camp as thousands of armed tribals protested against the Army action.<More>

  • Security and Telecom Investment (November 08, 2006)
    After a year of deregulation in the Telecommunications space allowing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from 49% to 74%, the Government has received only 2 applications while others complain that the security restrictions are too harsh for viable investment.<More>

  • IB Says Cannot ISI Info to Pak (November 07, 2006)
    The Intelligence Bureau Deputy Director Ashok Karnik said that it is cannot provide detailed evidence to Pakistan about ISI’s involvement in the July 11 Mumbai train blasts because “It would be difficult to say what is credible and what is clinching.” Therefore, he says that “It is not a viable proposal.”<More>

  • Saddam to Hang (November 06, 2006)
    An astounded Islamic world was shocked at the anticipated verdict of death by hanging for ousted Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein for the 1982 killing of 148 people coincidentally timed for the November US elections as observers remained divided.<More>

  • Disinvestment Not for Judicial Review (November 02, 2006)
    Removing a major obstacle to disinvestment, the Supreme Court (SC) threw out a case filed by a labor union challenging the sale of a Government-owned hotel citing a Disinvestment Commission (DC) report recommending the sale of this non-core asset.<More>

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