Editorials - February 2007


  • Congress Party Loses State Elections (February 27, 2007)
    Main coalition partner of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governing the federal government, the Congress Party, lost several key states including economically rich Punjab and militarily rich Uttarakhand.<More>

  • Cheney in Surprise Pak Visit (February 26, 2007)
    In a surprise move, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney visited Pakistan on his way to Kabul carrying a message from President George Bush that Islamabad will lose its financial aid if it cannot manage its border with Afghanistan.<More>

  • Trilateral Conference Concludes in Delhi (February 19, 2007)
    The first structured and sixth trilateral conference between India, Russia, and China ended in New Delhi with an emphasis on cooperation rather than confrontation should govern approaches to regional and global affairs."<More>

  • Disappointing Cauvery Verdict (February 14, 2007)
    After 17 years of deliberation and unimplemented awards, the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal passed a disappointing verdict where not only were the four states unhappy but also disappointing those who were looking for a broader direction.<More>

  • BSF Wants No Habitation on Bangla Border (February 09, 2007)
    The Border Security Force (BSF) has proposed a "no-habitation zone" of 150 yards along the long Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Tripura so it can effectively manage it and stop illegal infiltration.<More>

  • Achieving a Sustainable Economic Growth Rate (February 08, 2007)
    In yesterday's piece "Is the Economic Growth Sustainable?" we showed that the Indian economy has excellent fundamentals but is also riddled with risk. In this article, we will list various fixes that are necessary to ensure that the growth rate continues.<More>

  • Is the Economic Growth Sustainable? (February 07, 2007)
    If economic reforms keep pace, in the next several years, the Indian economy is expected to pass Italy, France, and the UK and become the fifth largest in the world spurred by more efficient industries competing with the global system.<More>

  • New Environmental Body (February 06, 2007)
    France has proposed a new environmental body that could police, monitor, and hold responsible nations that over-use resources in the name of development and received support of several nations but not the US, China, India, and Russia.<More>

  • Russia Supports Natural Gas Cartel Idea (February 05, 2007)
    Russia has proposed a gas producing cartel idea from Iran along the lines of the oil producing cartel so natural has exporters can come under a banner to control output to keep prices at higher levels.<More>

  • GDP Growth Projected at 9%, RBI Hikes Rate (February 02, 2007)
    The government raised the country's gross national product (GDP) growth to nine percent up from 8.4 percent because of higher than expected agriculture output this fiscal year but the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked short-term rates to check inflation.<More>

  • India-ASEAN Relations at “High Point” (February 01, 2007)
    The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary General Ong Keng Yong said that his organization has “gone beyond” characterizing “China as the best economy and India as a secondary economy” and has now accepted India “as a strong economy.”<More>

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