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- India Plays German Rhapsody (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
India today said that it attached great importance to its relationship with Germany and looked forward to enhance its cooperation with it on both economic and political spheres even as the two countries signed several agreements and MoUs in the . . . .
- Nepal Needs A Close Look (Pioneer, Ashok K Mehta, Oct 31, 2007)
In the case of Nepal, historically India's foreign policy has been driven by its security concerns, but the policy planning has been patchy.
- N Korea Agrees To Take Aid For Disabling Nuke Programme (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
North Korea agreed to accept half of the economic aid it has been promised today for disabling its nuclear reactor in energy-related equipment and other items, a South Korean official said.
- Hu's China - Vii (OutLook, B. Raman , Oct 31, 2007)
One lesson which India learnt from its experience of dealing with China before the Sino-Indian war of 1962 was the folly of treating Chinese transgressions as unintended. And there have been two recently.
- Around Midnight (OutLook, Mushirul Hasan, Oct 31, 2007)
Phillips Talbot, president emeritus of the Asia Society in the United States, is the latest author to add his voice to the complex debates on India’s Partition.
- Hu Gets More Power (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Oct 31, 2007)
The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that concluded in Beijing last week has been a landmark political event.
- Indian Intelligence Claims Knowledge Of Pakistan’S ‘New Kashmir Strategy’ (Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Oct 31, 2007)
A three-pronged Kashmir strategy adopted by Pakistan involving shifting the focus of engineering violence in Kashmir to other parts of India outside Jammu and Kashmir (JK), and building ‘united’ political support within JK has been unearthed . . . .
- Economic Consequences Of Talibanisation (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 31, 2007)
During the 1990s Pakistan’s annual growth rate averaged about 3 percent.
- Elections Usher In A New Dawn In Poland (Hindu, VAIJU NARAVANE, Oct 30, 2007)
Parliamentary elections held on October 21 brought about the downfall of the extreme right Kaczynski twins, who as President and Prime Minister led the country for a disastrous two years.
- Warsaw’S New Dispensation (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Poland’s likely new coalition of the centre-right Civic Platform — the largest single party to emerge from the recent general elections — promises to build upon the country’s robust economic growth, push for early adoption of the . . . .
- Pak Hires Delhi Thorn To Lobby Us (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Pakistan has hired controversial the former US assistant secretary of state for South Asia, Robin Raphael, to push its case on Capitol Hill and with the White House.
- Political Survival Vs Energy Imperatives (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Both in politics and in military strategy buying time by reaching a tactical agreement with the potential adversary is a standard procedure. India's governing United Progressive Alliance (UPA) move to assure the Left that the operationalisation . . . .
- Globalisation Dynamics (Hindu, C. T. Kurien, Oct 30, 2007)
Alan Greenspan, as readers may know, was till mid-2006 the Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve System (“the Fed”), one of the highest official positions in that country which he had occupied for almost two decades.
- Bhutto: No Immediate Plans To See Pervez (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that she has no immediate plans to meet Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf.
- The Future Is Black (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Almost nonstop, gargantuan 145-tonne trucks rumble through China's biggest open-pit coal mine, sending up clouds of soot as they dump their loads into mechanised sorters.
- Saudi King Raps U.K. On Terrorism (Hindu, Hasan Suroor, Oct 30, 2007)
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Monday accused Britain of failing to act on intelligence supplied by his government that may have averted the July 7 London bombings in which at least 52 persons were killed and hundreds injured.
- The Battle Of The Kurds (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 30, 2007)
Mardu, Iraq — It is a land of resistance, the mountain peaks and winding valleys where Iraq’s own Kurds battled Saddam Hussein for decades.
- Towards Flashpoint (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 30, 2007)
THE efforts to defuse the Iranian crisis through dialogue suffered a major setback when the US imposed fresh sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation last week to force it to give up its nuclear ambitions.
- This Too Shall Pass (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Oct 30, 2007)
Some well-meaning commentators have sought to portray the present, with China’s new emphasis on a harmonious society and a harmonious world, as being propitious for a reconciliation between Beijing and the Dalai Lama.
- Need For More Barefoot Doctors (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 30, 2007)
The public healthcare system in India is in a bad condition and it needs a face-lift.
- The Type Of War Being Fought In The Frontiers Is Not Our War: Asad Durrani (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Oct 30, 2007)
The former ISI chief,Asad Durrani, on the situation in the NWFP, talks with the Taliban, and the challenges before the new army chief.
- Crusader For Women’S Rights (Hindu, Sarojini Premchand, Oct 30, 2007)
NOT AN arm-chair ideologue, Brinda Karat with her extensive on-the-field experience presents a realistic picture of poor and working-class women.
- No Plan To Create Third Front In Near Future: Prakash Karat (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Monday there was no danger to the UPA Government at the Centre.
- ‘Bandh’ Panic Strikes Trains (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
A “goof-up” by the Mugalsarai division of East Central Railway about a “Maoist bandh” in Bihar-Jharkhand today led the authorities to cancel and divert several trains plying along the Dhanbad division.
- Cm Seeks Delhi Force (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The Bengal government has sought deployment of central forces to contain violence in Nandigram but at the same time iterated the need for a political solution.
- Vicious Cycle (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Even by Bengal’s standards, the calls to shut down the state on two successive days are simply preposterous.
- Land Panel Balm For Marchers (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The Centre has decided to set up a high-level panel chaired by the Prime Minister to formulate the national land reforms policy and supervise its implementation.
- Why Not Death Penalty? (Deccan Herald, C V Aravind, Oct 30, 2007)
Indian Presidents have always been loathe to disposing off mercy petitions as most of them might have been against capital punishment.
- No Deal For Japan Pm On Afghan Naval Mission (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and the leader of Japan's main opposition party met on Tuesday but failed to break a stalemate over extending a naval mission supporting US-led Afghan operations.
- Japan Government Spokesman Warns Justice Minister Over Al-Qaida Remark (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Japan's top government spokesman warned the justice minister on Tuesday to be more careful in his public comments following his assertion this week that he had a friend of a friend in the Al-Qaida terrorist group.
- Many Colours Of Imperialism (Times of India, SWAGATO GANGULY, Oct 30, 2007)
Integration into the global nuclear order has been a long-standing Indian demand. However, New Delhi is dropping out just at the moment when — following lengthy and arduous negotiations and activism — the prize is within its grasp.
- Iraq Warns Turkey Against 'Disastrous' Incursion (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Turkey paraded its military muscle on Monday, amid stern warnings from Baghdad that any large-scale Turkish incursion against Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq would have "disastrous" results.
- India Sets Up Panel For Land Disputes (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
India is setting up a panel to resolve disputes over distribution and acquisition of land after violent protests by farmers who fear losing their land for factories or mines to be built.
- Spirit Of Mahatma Gandhi Helps March Of The Poor To Victory (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Tens of thousands of poor farmers and tribespeople forced promises of land reform from the Indian Government yesterday after walking 320 kilometres to Delhi to protest against the marginalisation of the downtrodden in the country’s economic boom.
- Nissan Signs Pact To Build Presence In India (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Nissan signed a $500 million (£243 million) joint venture with Ashok Leyland yesterday to produce light commercial vehicles in India.
- Pak Vows To Go Ahead With Iran Gas Pipeline F.P. Report (Frontier Post, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Pakistan said Monday that it would go ahead with the multi-billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project.
- Let N-Deal Go Through, Kissinger Urges Bjp (Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Oct 30, 2007)
As the US continued its efforts to garner BJP support for the much-opposed civilian nuclear agreement, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and US Ambassador to India David C Mulford met Leader of the Opposition LK Advani and BJP president . . .
- Nissan Renault May Expand Bajaj Tie-Up (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Three partnerships down the road, Nissan Renault big kahuna Carlos Ghosn is looking for at least two more to complete his India strategy. On an action-packed trip to check out Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant after signing a light commercial . . . .
- What Happens When You ‘Talk’ To Terrorists? (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 30, 2007)
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson, Benazir Bhutto, finally committed on Sunday in Larkana that she “would not talk to extremists who had shed the blood of innocent Muslims”.
- Saudi King's Visit Marred By Protests, Boycotts (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah begins his official visit to the UK from Tuesday. Saudi king faces protests and boycotts in his four-day stay in London.
- No Police Action For Now: Cm (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Holding the Maoists responsible for the recent trouble in Nandigram, chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the state government had requisitioned Central forces to establish a rule of law in the trouble-torn area (The Union . . . .
- British Muslim Minister Detained At Us Airport (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Britain's first Muslim Government Minister said he was "deeply disappointed" on Monday after his luggage was searched for explosives at a United States airport as he returned from official talks.
- Indian Islamic Group Attacks Bbc Film For Bin Laden Link (Guardian (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
A BBC documentary shown last night came under attack from one of India's largest Islamic groups for linking their movement to Osama bin Laden and "extremist" Muslim groups around the world.
- Over 1,000 Killed By Maoists (Pioneer, Nityanand Shukla, Oct 30, 2007)
Despite spending considerable sums of money, security in the State remains a cause of serious concern.
- The Original Sin Of Politics (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 30, 2007)
Some political scientists consider violence to be the ‘original sin’ of politics. Political leadership ritualises death as sacrifice — for a cause and higher purpose.
- Iran, Turkey Explore Options On Pkk (Hindu, Atul Aneja , Oct 29, 2007)
Turkey and Iran have begun exploring options to address the crisis resulting from the recent ambush of Turkish troops by the Kurdish PKK operating from northern Iraq.
- Ground To A Halt (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Oct 29, 2007)
Five decades after Bimal Roy in Do Bigha Zamin portrayed the plight of a farmer, who was forced to sell his land, there hasn’t been much progress in identifying illegal land holdings and ensuring its distribution among the landless rural poor.
- Globalisation:new Challenges (Deccan Herald, MARIO SOARES, Oct 29, 2007)
Recent developments show, the world is now on the way to a multi-polar arrangement.
- Maoists Strike Again, In Jharkhand (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 29, 2007)
The conditions at a cultural programme organised in Chilkhadia village in Jharkhand on Friday night seemed ideal for the Maoists to strike.
- Unravelling The Rudy Giuliani Myth (Hindu, KESAVA MENON, Oct 29, 2007)
A new book on the former New York Mayor and Republican presidential hopeful argues that in choosing a leader, people must look beyond the valorous images he may invoke to see whether the man has real substance.
- Pak Wanted To Nuke India: Book (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Pakistan was preparing to use nuclear missiles against India during the Kargil war, a new book has claimed, citing a conversation between US President Bill Clinton and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eight years ago.
- Cpi(m), Cpi Deplore Jd(s) U-Turn In Karnataka (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India have deplored the Janata Dal (Secular) U-turn in Karnataka to help install the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in power.
- Jharkhand Shuts Down In Protest, Maoists Kill 5 More (Pioneer, Nityanand Shukla, Oct 29, 2007)
The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Democratic) on Sunday, to protest the killing of 18 civilians including son of former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi by Maoists, evoked good response in the State.
- Killing Fields Of Giridih (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 29, 2007)
The massacre of newly married Anup, son of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi, and 16 others by Maoists in a pre-dawn attack at Chilkhadih village of Giridih district on Saturday is yet another proof that no life or place is secure in . . . .
- Share Market Fluctuations (Tribune, Arun Kumar, Oct 29, 2007)
The share market has been giving the investors the jitters. Few know which way it would go next.
- The ‘Resource-Curse’ Effect In Myanmar (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 29, 2007)
Last week, US President Bush announced new sanctions against Myanmar’s military government.
- Myanmar Step Up Propaganda War Against Us (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Myanmar's military government stepped up its propaganda campaign against the United States, accusing Washington of inciting last month's pro-democracy demonstrations in hopes of installing a puppet government.
- Indo-Pak Strategy Soon (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Pakistan will join hands with India to combat extremism and work with other SAARC countries to develop a mechanism for exchanging information to curb terrorism and drug trafficking, interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has said.
- 29 Ltte Men Killed (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Sri Lankan troops killed 29 Tamil Tiger rebels and two soldiers also died in clashes in the north, the military said on Sunday, as stepped-up fighting continues in the latest chapter of a long-running civil war.
- How Many Is Enough? (Telegraph, GWYNNE DYER, Oct 29, 2007)
Even before the 17th congress of the Chinese Communist Party began last week in Beijing, it was clear that at least one policy was not going to change: the one-child policy.
- Blood Flows, Hole In Mamata ‘Bullet’ (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Four men died overnight in the continuing land war in Nandigram, where a visiting Mamata Banerjee and her supporters held up an empty .303 cartridge as proof that a bullet was fired at her convoy.
- Kargil: The Aborted Pak Nuke War (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Pakistan was preparing to use nuclear missiles during the Kargil war, a new book has claimed, citing a conversation between President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eight years back.
- Ltte’S Growing Air Power (Tribune, Gurmeet Kanwal, Oct 29, 2007)
Sri Lankan soldiers carry the coffin of an officer who was among the servicemen killed in the LTTE’s air attacks on a military air base.
- Another Massacre (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Oct 29, 2007)
Maoist attacks on civilian and Government targets in Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal have now become a routine affair.
- Be Practical On Burma (Pioneer, G Parthasarathy, Oct 29, 2007)
In stormy street protests in 1988 all across Burma that brought down the one-party Socialist regime of Gen Ne Win, over 3,000 people perished when the Army opened fire on peaceful demonstrators.
- Iran Accuses Usa, Israel Of Supporting Kurds (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Iran’s foreign minister today accused USA and Israel of supporting Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq but his Turkish counterpart distanced himself from the claim, saying he didn’t think Washington was behind the Iraq-base rebels but stressed . . . .
- Isi-Backed Terror Camps Being Rationalised To Export Violence In J&k: Ib (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Latest intelligence assessments suggest a shift in Pakistan's strategy of exporting terror by seeking a "united political voice in Jammu and Kashmir and extend the arc of violence to the hinterland."
- Pak Army Planned 'Use Of N-Arms' During Kargil War (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Pakistan was preparing to use nuclear missiles against India during the Kargil war, a new book has claimed, citing a conversation between US President Bill Clinton and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eight years back.
- It's Advantage Congress (Pioneer, Arun Nehru, Oct 29, 2007)
Coalition governance has been around for 20 years and while the last two Governments have mastered the art of survival, the issue of effective governance has been a serious casualty.
- Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied (Pioneer, MC Joshi, Oct 29, 2007)
On October 24, four different courts in the country awarded life sentences to 60 people, including politicians and police officials.
- Return Of The Far-Right (Deccan Herald, Soumaya Ghannoushi, Oct 29, 2007)
Some quasi-liberals continuously ask how we can be tolerant with people who preach intolerance --by whom they mean, of course, Muslims.
- Drawing The Line Of Distrust (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
For observers and students of international politics, the final quarter of the 20th century was truly overwhelming.
- It’S A “Treasure For Mankind,” Says Sonia (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday visited the world famous Terracotta Warriors museum in Xi’an, where the first contacts were made between the ancient Chinese capital and India.
- Janadesh Rally Resolves To Fight For Land Rights (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Janadesh-2007, the march of nearly 25,000 landless tillers, labourers, Dalits and tribals, who have been deprived of their land rights, reached the Capital on Sunday with the resolve that they would not return unless the Government accepted their . . . .
- Talks With Chinese Leadership “Very Fruitful”: Sonia (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday described her talks with the top Chinese leadership as “very fruitful” as she toured this culturally-rich city in the west of the Communist nation.
- Kayani: Army Will Fight Terror (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Pakistan Army will fight out the menace of extremism and terrorism from the country, the Vice-Chief of Pakistan Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, said.
- Cpm Men Fired At Me, Says Mamata (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday claimed that CPI(M) activists shot at her car near Sherkhan Chowk in Nandigram, West Bengal, as she was travelling in a convoy of vehicles.
- Mamata Convoy Fired At In Nandigram (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's convoy allegedly came under fire in West Bengal's trouble-torn Nandigram area on Sunday while five people died in explosions and renewed clashes between activists of the ruling Communist Party of . . . .
- Cpi(m), Cpi Condemn Jharkhand Massacre (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2007)
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) and the Communist Party of India have condemned Saturday’s Maoist attack at Chikhadiah village in Giridih district in Jharkhand. Eighteen persons, including Anup Marandi, the son of the former . . .
- We Will Ride To Power: Advani (Asian Age, Amita Verma, Oct 29, 2007)
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of the Opposition Lal Krishna Advani has said that the factors that catapulted the Bahujan Samaj Party into power in Uttar Pradesh will now lead the BJP to victory at the Centre in the Lok Sabha elections.
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