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Thursday, November 08, 2007


India has been a victim of terrorism for many decades, much before the West experienced its deadly reality on September 11, 2001.  The terrorist menace in Jammu and Kashmir has its roots in Pakistan and is supported financially and materially by the government and institutions of that country.  Despite the assurances of the Pakistani Government, infiltration continues across the border.

The Indian Armed Forces have dealt with the problem of cross-border terrorism with a multi-pronged strategy that includes psychological warfare, innovative military tactics and counter intelligence methods.  India's long experience in tackling terrorism can be of valuable help to other countries that are facing similar challenges now.  

For any terrorist movement to be contained, the Government’s resolve and the security forces’ firmness are a must.  India’s fight against terrorism has been a long and arduous one and the Indian Armed Forces are fully geared to handle any problem that may arise in future.  It is important that the state support for any form of terrorism must cease.  Terrorist organizations have long arms and global reach.  The world, therefore, has to fight a united battle by pooling resources in order to remove this scourge from the face of the earth.

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Although Bollywood is much maligned for churning out mindless blockbusters, at times, it also obliquely depicts the ground realities. (Nation In Distress , Telegraph, Abhijit Bhattacharyya , Nov 08, 2007)

Warning that terrorism could trigger disasters across borders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that the modern societies must prepare to come together to deal with manmade disasters, be they industrial disasters or disasters caused by terrori (Pm: Terror Threat Can Trigger Disasters, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)

The decision whether to send central forces to Nandigram rests with the Prime Minister’s Office. (Force File With Pmo, Telegraph, BHAVNA VIJ-AURORA, Nov 08, 2007)

The people of Bengal did not need the state’s home secretary to tell them that Nandigram had turned into a “war zone”. That the rule of law has ceased to exist in the area is public knowledge. (End Violence, Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Nov 08, 2007)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday it was “foolish” of U.S. President George Bush to have compared Lenin with Hitler. (Bush Ignorant Of History: Karat, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Observing that the concept of federalism is rooted in self-rule, President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said expectations from it are very high in view of various challenges and instruments needed to be evolved to deal with them. ('Federalism Concept Rooted In Self Rule' , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Farmers angered over the compulsory seizure of land in eastern India clashed with supporters of communist state authorities for a third day Wednesday, leaving four more people dead, the government said. (4 Killed As Farmers, Communists Clash Over Land Takeover For , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

On one of the worst days of fighting in the north, in which according to the military at least 63 persons were killed, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a hike in defence outlay on the plea that it was essential to completely “wipe . . . . (63 Dead In Sri Lanka Fighting, Hindu, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 08, 2007)

Officials in the Indian state of West Bengal say two people were killed when they were caught in crossfire between rival political groups. (Two Killed In West Bengal Clash , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Farmers displeased with the compulsory seizure of their lands in eastern India clashed with supporters of state authorities for a third day Wednesday. Four more people killed. (4 Farmers Killed In Continuing Farmer-Authority Fights, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The scare tactics used by the U.K.’s MI5 chief this week may win a few headlines to help the state, but do grave long-term damage. (Fear Speeches Are Utterly Self-Defeating, Hindu, Simon Jenkins, Nov 08, 2007)

U.S. ‘concern’ over China’s anti-satellite test has now come to colour their defence-related engagement. (A Hotline To Prevent A Cold War, Hindu, P. S. SURYANARAYANA, Nov 08, 2007)

Pakistan dismisses “excessive” foreign criticism (We’Re Keen On Early Elections: Kasuri, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called upon modern societies to come together to deal with manmade disasters – be they industrial or those caused by terror attacks. (Call For National Strategies To Deal With Disasters, Hindu, VINAY KUMAR, Nov 08, 2007)

Landmine blasts point to Maoists, says CPI(M) (Nandigram: Sporadic Violence Continues, Hindu, Marcus Dam, Nov 08, 2007)

From India's point of view, what can be the worst case scenario in Pakistan? It is the replacement of President Pervez Musharraf by a coalition of the Jamaat-e-Islami (Jamaat) and its allies, the Taliban-Al Qaeda combine and the fundamentalist . . . (Draft A Plan Of Action, Pioneer, Hiranmay Karlekar, Nov 08, 2007)

REELING from serious setbacks on most foreign policy fronts, the Bush administration has undertaken a major effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Talk of the gambler’s last throw of the dice! (A Futile Peace Initiative, Dawn, Tariq Fatemi, Nov 08, 2007)

THE imposition of emergency rule throughout Pakistan on Nov 3 is a clear indication of the failure of the policies pursued by General Musharraf both as president and the patron saint of the ruling PML-Q which forms the rubberstamp government . . . . (Back To The Drawing Board, Dawn, Syed Shahabuddin, Nov 08, 2007)

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to the German scientist Gerhard Ertl for his work on surface chemistry. (Surface Of The Matter, Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Nov 08, 2007)


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