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Thursday, November 08, 2007


India is the second most populous country in the world, after China. The population which at the turn of the twentieth century was around 238.4 million, increased to reach 1,027 million in March, 2001 (531.3 m. males and 495.7 m. females). India accounts for a meagre 2.4 percent of the world surface area of 135.79 million sq.km. but it supports 16.7 per cent of the world population. On May 11, 2000 India's population reached the one billion mark. It is estimated that at the present rate of growth (1.93% during 1991-2001) India will overtake China by 2050. 




Events in Pakistan have overshadowed recent developments in Sri Lanka and its impact in Tamil Nadu. (The Other Crisis, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

That children of uneducated parents are likely to remain illiterate is a self-evident truth. (Missing Link, Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Nov 08, 2007)

Half a century ago D. D. Kosambi — whose birth centenary merits celebration at the national level — characterised the great uprising as ‘feudal’ and yet the final verdict on its significance was positive and it was perceived as a glorious struggle. (1857: What Does It Mean To Us?, Hindu, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Nov 08, 2007)

Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal are facing "severe intimidation" ever since plans to resettle them in the West were announced, a senior US official says. (Bhutan Refugees Are 'Intimidated' , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

A trio of biologists – Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies – is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007. (Knockout Win, Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Nov 08, 2007)

A REPORT by the Asian Development Bank on Pakistan’s socio-economic status belies the claims of progress that the government often makes in connection with health, education and other human development indicators. (No Trace Of Progress, Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 08, 2007)

Maoists are exploring newer ways to intensify the people's war by increasing their mass base across the country. (Indian Maoists: Changing Tactics , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)

Warlord Fazlullah has taken another town in Swat, and the local police have surrendered in routine, its personnel promising never to fight against him again. (The Challenge Of Swat, Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Nov 08, 2007)

Chilling apprehensions about oil, which is on a relentless runaway rise, threaten to make this winter colder, even as oil jumps to $98 a barrel, on fears of a harsher winter. (Market Storms That Lash The Energy Engine, Business Line, D. Murali , Nov 08, 2007)

OECD’s World Energy Outlook predicts a bleak global energy scenario. The global demand for oil is projected to reach 116 million barrels per day by 2030. Even as oil prices rise to unprecedented levels, the Government is reluctant to take the . . . . (Inclusive Growth Runs Into An Oil Slick, Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Nov 08, 2007)

I had argued in a recent article in this newspaper that Manmohan Singh's Independence Day promise to set up a large number of new institutes of higher education was a gift horse which is well worth looking in the mouth. Large increases of . . . . (Bring In Private Players, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 07, 2007)

THE 25 accused in the Tokyo War Crimes Trial were charged with crimes against peace: the planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a declared or undeclared war of aggression, or a war in violation of international law, treaties. (A Dishonest Judgment, Frontline, A.G. NOORANI, Nov 07, 2007)

Children of uneducated parents are more likely to remain illiterate and become a part of India’s child labour force if their parents had to work as children, new research by the country’s social scientists has shown. (New Family Heirloom: Illiteracy, Telegraph, CHARU SUDAN KASTURI, Nov 07, 2007)

Recognising India as a “key source country” for skilled workers, Canada on Tuesday announced opening of a “referral office” here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth. (Canada Seeks Skilled Indians, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

There is no stopping the war machine in Sri Lanka. After taking Thoppigala, the last jungle stronghold of the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam in the east only months ago, the government has dealt another crippling blow to the . . . . . (Reverse Swing, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Jindal is the first Indian American to win a gubernatorial election in the U.S., but there are concerns about his silence on racism. (The Real Bobby Jindal, Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The report of the third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), released in the second week of October, has immense significance for policymakers in health, nutrition, education and gender issues. (Plight Of Women And Children, Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Nov 07, 2007)

With the spectre of an early election not ruled out yet, the UPA government is rushing through with a truncated housing scheme for the urban poor so that it gets rolling from January next year. (Polls In Air, Upa Fast-Tracks Houses For Poor: Won’T Build, Will Give 5% Interest Subsidy, Indian Express, Amitav Ranjan, Nov 07, 2007)

Recognising India as a "key source country" for skilled workers, Canada, on Tuesday, announced the opening of a "referral office" here to scout for talented people who could contribute to its economic growth. (Canada Wants Skilled Workers From India , Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The migration debate in Britain only gets shriller. That's unfortunate. Because, migration is a complex issue which involves us all and rhetoric does little to help us come to terms with its implications. (Dealing With Migration, Times of India, Editorial, Economic Times, Nov 06, 2007)


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