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- Quit Army: Rice To Mush (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday Pakistani President Pervez Musarraf should cut his affiliation with the Army and restore civilian rule.
- 'War On Terror' Will Ensure Us Aid For Pak (Pioneer, S Rajagopalan, Nov 06, 2007)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has hinted at a "review" of the massive American aid to Pakistan in the wake President Pervez Musharraf's clamping of Emergency, but senior officials, including Rice herself, concede that Washington faces major const
- Maoists On Rampage (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 06, 2007)
The spectre that haunts India has claimed fresh victims even as the Government seems utterly clueless as to how to tame it. There is no end to the spate of terror unleashed by the Maoist menace, with 16 policemen who died on November 1 in . . . .
- Karuna Under More Fire For His Elegy To Slain Ltte Leader (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's writing elegy to slain LTTE leader Tamilselvan has kicked up a major controversy with the Congress disapproving it without criticising the DMK chief and the BJP questioning how a Chief Minister could beat . . . .
- Will Pakistan Turn Out Like Iran? (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf seemed to be one of the Bush administration's most valuable foreign friends after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when he denounced al Qaeda and the Taliban and joined the U.S.-declared war on terrorism.
- Tamil Tigers Bury Political Chief (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have buried one of their top leaders, three days after he was killed in a bombing raid by the military.
- N-Panel Meet May Be Delayed (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The sixth meeting of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-Left committee on the contentious India-US civil nuclear deal is likely to be delayed as both sides are adamant on their stance and it will be impossible for the panel to come out. . .
- Cong Disapproves Karunanidhi Mourning Ltte Leader (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Congress on Monday disapproved of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's mourning the death of LTTE leader Thamilselvan, reminding him that it was a banned outfit in India which was behind the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
- Bjp Gives Notice For Vote, Debate On N-Deal In Winter Session (Indian Express, Pradeep Kaushal, Nov 06, 2007)
As the President summoned the Winter session of Parliament for November 15 on Monday, the Opposition BJP gave notices for a discussion on the Indo-US nuclear deal under rules 184 and 193. While rule 184 warrants voting, rule 193 entails just a discussion.
- Bush Tells Musharraf, Take My Advice: : End Emergency! (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
President George W Bush on Monday exhorted President Pervez Musharraf to hold elections and relinquish his army post “as soon as possible”.
- Hold Elections And Tackle Terrorism Straightway (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Nov 06, 2007)
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Sunday that the government was committed to making sure that general elections were held and the democratic process flourished in Pakistan.
- Mourning Tamilselvan: Crying Foul Over A Dirge (Deccan Herald, S Murari, Nov 06, 2007)
A dirge penned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi as a tribute to LTTE’s political wing leader S P Tamilselvan, who was killed in a Sri Lankan air raid at a militant hideout has raised many questions.
- Us Senators Call For Strict Action Against Musharraf (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Noting that Pakistan is in a “major crisis” following imposition of Emergency, senior US senators have called for international pressure on President Pervez Musharraf, and said he should not be allowed a “free pass” this time around.
- Cong Distances Itself From Karunanidhi’S Elegy On Ltte Leader (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Embarrassed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi’s poem mourning the death of LTTE leader Thamilselvan, the Congress on Monday sought to distance itself from the DMK chief’s action saying that the Congress does not “subscribe” to his views.
- Emergency In Pakistan: Musharraf Strikes Again (Deccan Herald, M B NAQVI, Nov 06, 2007)
Pakistan Army Chief, General Pervez Musharraf, has proclaimed a State of Emergency that is only a tad short of Martial Law. This is his second coup in eight years.
- Bhutto Suspects Child Bomber Used For Karachi Attack (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
In A new twist to last month’s Karachi bombings, which claimed nearly 140 lives, former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto has said that a “child suicide bomber” followed by a car bomb might have been used in an attempt to assassinate her.
- Bush Forces Mush To Promise Elections (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
US President George Bush on Monday turned the heat on his "tight" buddy Pervez Musharraf to force the Pakistani dictator to back down from his confrontation with the country's civil society and restore the modicum of democracy he had allowed.
- India's Foreign Policy Pragmatism (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Just as thousands of saffron-clad Buddhist monks hit the streets of Rangoon to protest against the military junta, India's oil minister was in the Burmese capital negotiating greater involvement for Indian gas companies.
- Pak Pm Says Elections To Be Held On Schedule (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Nov 06, 2007)
The Pakistan government, succumbing to worldwide pressure and the widespread condemnation of Saturdayâ€™s declaration of emergency, announced on Monday that general elections in the country would be held "according to schedule."
- Sri Lanka Kills 7 Rebels Ahead Of Leader's Funeral (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Seven Tamil Tigers and a soldier were killed in fresh fighting in northern Sri Lanka, the military said on Monday, hours before the funeral of the rebels’ political wing chief.
- Cong Criticises Karuna’S Mourning Of Slain Ltte Leader (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The Congress on Monday sought to downplay UPA ally and DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s poem in praise the slain LTTE leader SP Tamilselvan describing its contents as his “personal views”.
- Congress Cold To Meet, Soren Sounds Alert (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren sounded the early election bell, while a crucial UPA meeting called tomorrow left the state Congress in the cold.
- Maoists Plan Stir If Govt Fails To Implement Resolution (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The Maoists in Nepal have threatened to launch a massive agitation if the government fails to implement parliamentary resolutions to move towards a republican form of government and adopting a proportional electoral system by amending the Constitution.
- Darkness In Pakistan (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Nov 05, 2007)
The imposition of an Emergency and the suspension of the Constitution by President Pervez Musharraf, signalling a return to direct military rule has plunged Pakistan into one of its darkest phases ever.
- Pak Media Criticises Musharraf For Order (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistani media on Sunday criticised President Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency rule on the country, describing it as the "Generalâ€™s second coup" which would only "fracture an already weakened nation".
- Hundreds Detained In Pakistan (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf tightened the state of emergency in Pakistan on Sunday, as police rounded up hundreds of opponents and the government warned it could delay key elections for a year.
- Japan’S New U.S. Dilemma (Hindu, P.S. Suryanarayana, Nov 05, 2007)
The politics of pacifist Japan’s anti-terror campaign on the global stage may unravel or enter a new phase.
- Nepal Passes Proposals (Hindu, Ameet Dhakal, Nov 05, 2007)
The Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) struck a deal at the eleventh hour and got each of their proposals on declaring the country a republic and the proportional electoral system passed through the . . . . . .
- Tight Curbs On Media, Tv Channels Are Taken Off Air (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
After the imposition of emergency rule, Gen. Pervez Musharraf issued decrees late to curb the freedom of the print and electronic media in the country.
- Left With An Alternative (Asian Age, M.J. Akbar, Nov 05, 2007)
The Indian Left is much larger than its most visible face, the Communist Party of India (Marxist). It is split three ways, each currently pointing in three directions.
- Bjp: Mush Move Similar To Indira's Emergency Call (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Reminding Pakistanis of its own leaders' fight against the emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975, the BJP on Sunday criticised General Pervez Musharraf for "institutionalising personal power through totalitarianism".
- No One To Fight For Indian Workers In Gulf (Times of India, Dhananjay Mahapatra, Nov 05, 2007)
Almost a decade ago, International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted the 'Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work'.
- Communism Is Dead (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 05, 2007)
India needs a thoroughgoing debate about the future of the Left.
- Developments Are Of Special Concern To India: Bjp (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Virtual martial law and harmful to Pakistan, says CPI(M)
“Those who imposed emergency cannot be reliable allies”
Comparisons drawn with emergency in India
- Macho Vs Mature (Times of India, Swapan Dasgupta, Nov 05, 2007)
Unfamiliarity with the many ways of speaking English can create diplomatic hiccups.
- 500 Held In Pak Crackdown (Tribune, Rezaul H. Laskar, Nov 05, 2007)
In a major crackdown, Pakistani security agencies today rounded up opposition leaders, lawyers and human rights activists and put under house arrest sacked Chief Justice Iftikhar M. Chaudhry amid speculation that President Pervez Musharraf may . . . .
- ‘Upa Talked To Me On N-Deal But I Said Go To The Politicians As Talks Between Politicians Are Talks Between Equals’ (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Nov 05, 2007)
My guest this week is Brajesh Mishra, former National Security Advisor, former principal secretary to the prime minister, and the chief architect of India’s new strategic positioning in the post-Cold War world.
- China’S India Aggression (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
There are four main aspects to the China-Tibet-India problem over the last century, some of which are only now becoming apparent.
- A Question Of Survival (Statesman, Raju Santhanam, Nov 05, 2007)
Survival is clearly General Pervez Musharraf’s reason for the emergency in Pakistan. By next week, the Supreme Court was to declare him ineligible to contest the elections. Within hours of the Emergency, a pliable Chief Justice is in place.
- Give Reason A Chance (Dawn, A.B. Shahid, Nov 05, 2007)
Recentlu, William Dalrymple wrote a critique of Bernard Lewis’s book From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East, a collection of 51 essays that he wrote over the years. Many were criticised for their historical inaccuracies.
- All Eyes On Asia’S Sick Man (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Nov 05, 2007)
So, Pakistan is in for turmoil brought on by the declaration of Emergency and promulgation of the Provisional Constitutional Order by President Pervez Musharraf on November 3.
- Pak Public Left Angry, Dazed And Glazed (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Telephone networks went down for hours, news channels went off the air - but news that Pakistan had been plunged into Emergency rule swept Karachi, the country's largest city, before communications shut down.
- Pakistan Under Siege (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Terrorist attacks are not new in Pakistan, but after the military operation at Lal Masjid, there has been an ominous upsurge in militant mayhem in the country. What has given a dangerous dimension to extremist violence is the escalation in . . . .
- Return To Democracy, World Urges Pakistan (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
World leaders on Sunday urged a swift return to democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule in the country a day earlier, although some allies stopped short of outright condemnation.
- Some Strategic Errors (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 05, 2007)
FOR those who believed that Ms Bhutto’s return would promote national reconciliation and calm the political temperature, there has been a rude awakening.
- Nandigram: Brinda Karat Sees A Conspiracy (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Why a Union Minister from West Bengal is opposed to the deployment of the Central Reserve Police Force in Nandigram as sought by the State government when those belonging to States such as Andhra Pradesh and Assam, are agreeable to . . . . .
- Wages Of Confrontation (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf, has declared, according to Sheikh Rashid, the railways minister, a state of “Emergency Plus” because his order carries with it a Provisional Constitutional order (PCO) associated . . . . . .
- Beyond Emergency Rule (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 05, 2007)
SATURDAY’S declaration of emergency rule has put an abrupt end to the government’s policy of ‘enlightened moderation’, as borne out by detention of dozens of civil society members within 24 hours of the proclamation.
- 'No Troop Cut In J&k Till Assembly Polls' (Pioneer, Rahul Datta, Nov 05, 2007)
The Union Government is unlikely to initiate steps to pull out or reduce troops in Jammu & Kashmir till late next year, as the security forces want to maintain present level of strength till Assembly elections in October 2008.
- Rising Sensex (Tribune, Jayshree Sengupta, Nov 05, 2007)
There is much euphoria about Sensex touching the 20,000 mark within a short period.
- Condi’S Dream Turned Sour (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 05, 2007)
As Condoleezza Rice jets around the world, she must sometimes wonder where she’s going.
- Sc Clears Decks For Talkatora Demolition (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
With memories of pre-Diwali blasts in the Capital two years ago still fresh in the minds of Delhiites, security has been beefed up in various parts of the capital, especially crowded places like shopping malls, markets and railway stations.
- Fresh Print (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Journalist Vijay Raghavan’s first novel is quite a tour de force. On the face of it, it is a straightforward story of Bharat Sharma, an English lecturer who marries a beautiful heiress, his student.
- Andhra Reopens 31-Yr-Old Naxalite Case (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The Andhra Pradesh police has re-opened a 31-year-old case that symbolised a defining moment in the blood-soaked Naxalite history. A senior Maoist leader was arrested and produced before a local court yesterday.
- Karuna Faces Flak Over Ltte Poem (Asian Age, R. Bhagwan Singh, Nov 05, 2007)
Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday denied violating the Constitution and his oath of office by penning a poem of tribute to a slain leader of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, arguing that it was a "humanitarian . . . . .
- It’S Time To Save Nation: Pervez (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said late on Saturday night that it was time for action to save Pakistan from extremists, terrorists and anti-Pakistan elements.
- Karuna’S Poem For Slain Ltte Leader Sparks Row (Tribune, Arup Chanda, Nov 05, 2007)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s poem in praise of slain LTTE leader S.P. Tamilselvan has sparked off a controversy, with Opposition leader and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa charging him with violating the Indian constitution and . . . .
- Us "Deeply Disturbed" By Musharraf's Emergency Rule (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The United States says it's "deeply disturbed" by its key ally Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule in apparent defiance of Washington and asked him to hold elections by January 15 as promised.
- Morocco Takes Qaida Threat Seriously: Interior Minister (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Morocco takes seriously a new threat made by al-Qaida number two Ayman al-Zawahiri, who called for holy war against North African leaders in an audiotape message, the interior minister said on Sunday.
- 'Us Mulls Closing Guantanamo Centre' (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The US government is considering closing a war-on-terror detention centre at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and granting it detainees substantially greater rights, a media report said.
- A Spoke In The Wheel (Telegraph, GWYNNE DYER, Nov 05, 2007)
The response of the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, made perfectly good sense.
- Jnu Shame For Sfi, Blame On Nandigram (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Nandigram has handed the CPM-backed Students Federation of India its worst rout in campus polls at Jawahalal Nehru University in at least a decade.
- Musharraf’S Move May Affect Us Aid To Pak (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
President Pervez Musharraf’s move to impose emergency in Pakistan, ignoring warning by a top US military commander, has put Washington’s aid to Islamabad amounting to millions of dollars at risk.
- Bhutto Spits Fire But Bridge Still Not Burnt (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
A proposed power-sharing deal with Pervez Musharraf almost in tatters, Benazir Bhutto joined Opposition leaders in lambasting the emergency but left her options open.
- Musharraf Maelstrom And India (Indian Express, C. Raja Mohan, Nov 05, 2007)
India had reasons to mince its words on General Pervez Musharraf’s second coup that suspended Pakistan’s constitution, emasculated the higher judiciary that was beginning to show signs of independence, and pulled the plug on the vibrant . . . . . .
- Azad Manages To Sail Coalition Boat (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has completed two years of Chief Ministership and under the most trying circumstances.
- Defiance May Make Him Ineffective, Force Military To Rethink Its Options (Indian Express, Husain Haqqani, Nov 05, 2007)
General Pervez Musharraf may not call it so but his proclamation to suspend Pakistan’s constitution in his capacity as Chief of Army Staff on Saturday amounted to a declaration of martial law. Pakistanis are used to their army taking over . .. . . . .
- Judicial Activism And Extremism Prompted To Declare Emergency: Musharaff (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said increasing judicial activism and a spurt in terrorism and extremism had paralysed and demoralised the government prompting him to take the "difficult" decision to save the nation from a "dangerous" juncture.
- Pak’S General Chaos (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan is accustomed to periodic impositions of martial law, or emergency. But General Pervez Musharraf’s “second coup” comes at an especially fraught juncture, and its repercussions could be far more destabilising than his patrons in . . . . .
- On The Edge (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. Karl Marx's famous dictum is nowhere more applicable than in Pakistan where General Musharraf, by declaring an emergency, has pulled off a repeat of his 1999 coup.
- World Leaders Urge Pakistan To Return To Constitutional Course (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
World leaders called o Sunday for a swift return to a constitutional Government in Pakistan and said military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf's declaration of a State of Emergency was a setback for democracy.
- General Cracks Down, Hundreds Held (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Protesters shouted “shame on you!” as baton-wielding police empowered by Pakistan’s state of emergency violently broke up a rally today and rounded up hundreds of opposition activists nationwide.
- Debating Points (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The CPI(M) has announced that it is set for a debate, but not voting. But what will its argument be based on?
- Mush Clamps Down (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan People's Party leader Benazir Bhutto was indulging in hyperbole when she described the imposition of Emergency by Gen Pervez Musharraf as the "darkest day" in that country's history.
- Emergency Set To Backfire (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharrafs bid to cling to power is set to backfire badly, destabilising a key US ally, spawning new militant attacks and straining relations with the army, analysts said.
- Wages Of Zombie Rule (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
At the risk of sounding facile, I would hazard the suggestion that while the political class has discounted the India-US nuclear non-agreement, the middle classes have become bored silly by the prevarication and brinkmanship surrounding it.
- Situation In Pak Akin To What India Faced In '75: Bjp (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The BJP on Sunday said that developments in Pakistan were akin to what India faced during the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975.
- Intelligence And Accountability (Pioneer, Joginder Singh, Nov 05, 2007)
A retired middle-level officer in the country's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, has published a book quite critical of the R&AW's functioning.
- Yielding To Beijing (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The UPA government’s decision to bar its ministers and officials from attending a felicitation of the Dalai Lama in the Capital last week reinforces the growing perception that the Congress Party does not even pretend any more . . . . . .
- To China, With Love (Indian Express, Tavleen Singh, Nov 05, 2007)
As someone who is convinced that Indian Communists serve as a Chinese fifth column in our beloved Bharat Mata, I look for every chance to expose their treasonous behaviour. Generally, it’s hard to catch our comrades red-handed.
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