Monthly Archives: November 2009

Pratibha Patil flys Sukhoi, creates a record

It was a 30-minute sortie. A wonderful and unique experience it was to 74-old-year 0ld Pratibha Patil, President of India. By the time she landed at the Lohegoan air force base in Pune flashing a victory sign, a record was … Continue reading

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Foneska looks to India for help in his Prez bid

A day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced plans to hold Presidential elections next month, two years before he completed his term, General Sarath Foneska is all set to enter the race as the candidate of the combined opposition. Both of … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and Dynamics of Capitalist Development in Latin America

By Prof. James Petras and Prof. Henry Veltmeyer Global Research An analysis of the dynamics of capitalist development over the last two decades has been overshadowed by an all too prevalent “globalization” discourse. It appears that much of the Left … Continue reading

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Babri Masjid: Liberhan finds fault with BJP, Sangh Privar

A government-appointed commission of inquiry has found the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) allies and mentors bear responsibility for the 1992 razing of the Babri Masjid, a 14th century mosque, in … Continue reading

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Obama to announce Afghanistan surge of over 30,000

By Tom Eley Washington, Nov 25: Early next week President Obama will announce a surge of more than 30,000 soldiers in the US occupation of Afghanistan. The increase sets the stage for a deepening of US military violence in Central … Continue reading

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Obama-Jintao Speak on India-Pak ties to cast shadow on Singh’s Washington visit

New Delhi: The Obama –Hu Jintao speak on India-Pakistan ties, particularly vocal support to ‘the improvement and growth of relations’ between India and Pakistan has not gone down well with Delhi. While Indian spokesman Vishnu Prakash has curtly stated ‘A … Continue reading

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Gen Fonseka ‘free’ from army duty to take on Rajapaksa

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s forthcoming Presidential election has become a two-leg race with decks formally cleared for Gen Sarath Fonseka to enter the race and challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking to cash in on ‘war euphoria’ for a second … Continue reading

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China gifted 50 kgs of weapon grade uranium, bomb design to Pakistan in the ‘70s

Washington: China provided Pakistan with 50kgs of enriched uranium and a bomb design in the late seventies after India tested its first nuke, according to the disgraced Pakistan scientist A Q Khan, who is hailed at home as Father of … Continue reading

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Philippines Media In A State Of Flux

By Jose Galang MANILA, Nov 6:—Manila, Nov 7: Hounded by declining circulation and rising costs, Philippine media entities are turning to the Internet for new sources of growth in revenue and readership. “We’re reaching a wider audience now that we’re … Continue reading

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Shiekh Hasina in Bhutan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in visiting Thimpu at the invitation of her Bhutneese counterpart JIgme Y Thinley. She is accompanied by a 48-member delegation of ministers, senior officers and business persons. The visit will mark the two countries signing … Continue reading

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