Monthly Archives: February 2010

Agni-III test fired successfully

India on Sunday morning successfully test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile. The test  took place from the Wheeler Island, off the coast of Orissa. The missile has a range of  range of more than 3,000 km. This is the … Continue reading

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Sehwag needs some tact

By Ramu Sharma Virendra Sehwag with his usual lack of tact and diplomacy   dismissed Bangladesh’s potential as a Test combination before the series against India recently. He and a few others in the Indian ranks need to be taught the … Continue reading

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Marathi Manoos challenges India’s plurality

By Tushar Pandit There is a curious fact about the countrywide outrage at the Shiv Sena family’s call for ‘Maharashtra for the Marathi Manoos’, the Manoos being defined as persons ‘born in Marathi families’. The Sainiks of Mumbai, led by … Continue reading

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B’desh hangs Mujib’s killers

By Atul Cowshish The execution of five men (of the total of 12 accused) assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, widely regarded as the liberator of Bangladesh from the clutches of Pakistan in 1971, was the culmination of a very long … Continue reading

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India:Padma Awards Devalued

By Allabaksh Sant Singh Chatwal is one name that will remain fresh in the memory of many long after the announcement of this year’s Padma awards. The ‘NRI hotelier’, as Chatwal is generally referred to in the media, is in … Continue reading

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Indian Marxists: No decontrol of petrol prices

The Central Committee of Indian Marxists has said a blunt no to decontrol of Petrol prices – a move under consideration of Manmohan Singh government. The recommendation has come the past week from an expert panel headed by noted economist … Continue reading

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British Labour presides over increase in inequality

By Paul Bond A report commissioned by the Labour government shows how its pro-business agenda during its 13 years in office has led to a dramatic increase in inequality. An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK was the result … Continue reading

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Sovereign debt fears signal new stage of global crisis

By Barry Grey Stock markets in Europe and Asia fell sharply Friday in the second day of a near-panic sell off fueled by fears that the debt crisis facing weaker European economies will throw the world economy into a “double-dip” … Continue reading

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US to launch Fallujah-style attack in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken As US and British troops prepare to attack the town of Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, military commanders and the media are openly comparing the operation to the November 2004 siege of Fallujah, one of the … Continue reading

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Shirdi aartis on Doordarshan, AIR likely

The Government is ready to consider telecast of daily aartis and other programmes at Shirdi Sai Baba temple on Doordarshan National Channel, said Union Minister of state for Information & Broadcasting  S Jagatrakshakan while on a visit to Shirdi. But … Continue reading

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Shirdi development plans discussed

SHIRDI: Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan is discussing with the Maharashtra government and its arious agencies plans for development of the area with better road connectivity and other amenities. There is a proposal to set up an airport at a cost of … Continue reading

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