Monthly Archives: March 2010

Trade War Between China and US…?

By Peter Demands for trade war measures against China are mounting in Washington as the April 15 deadline approaches for the US Treasury Department to submit its semi-annual report to Congress on currency matters. The key issue is whether to … Continue reading

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Krishna to visit China on the 5th

India’s Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna is visiting Beijing on April 5 to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China, but says his four-day visit will not be focussed on any specific … Continue reading

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Sonia Gandhi formally becomes Singh Govt Advisor

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was appointed Chairperson of the National Advisory Council (NAC) that acts as the interface with the civil society on the implementation of Manmohan Singh government’s flagship programmes. The NAC was first set up in … Continue reading

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Rajiv assassination case: Nalini’s plea for preamture release rejected

Nalini, serving a life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, will not get a remission of her sentence, though Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi have favored at least a reduction in the term. The Tamilnadu government made … Continue reading

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India tests short range ballistic missile

India on Sunday afternoon successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable, short range ballistic missile (SRBM) off the Orissa coast. Known as Agni-1, this indigenously developed the surface-to-surface, single-stage missile blasted off a mobile launcher  from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler … Continue reading

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NEW POLITICAL STIRRINGS IN PAKISTAN

By Malladi Rama Rao Two developments on the Pakistan political scene have not received attention both in the immediate neighbourhood of the country, particularly India, and in America, which takes particular pleasure in being praised as one of the trinity … Continue reading

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India rules out scaling down of support in Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has ruled out scaling down India’s operations in Afghanistan, according to All India Radio.  Addressing a Washington based think- tank, Woodrow Wilson Centre, she said India is taking all necessary security measures to safeguard Indians living … Continue reading

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BJP gets new office bearers

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday Mar 16 constituted his team of office bearers three months after he was selected for the top party job. It is a jumbo team with 13 vice presidents, 10 general secretaries, … Continue reading

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Wave of terror hits Lahore

By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty At least 57 persons, including eight Security Force (SF) personnel, were killed and more than 90 were injured as twin suicide blasts, moments apart from each other, ripped through the heart and cultural city of Pakistan, … Continue reading

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India: N-liability law pushed to back burner for now

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government has blinked on N-liability law which is a key step in operationalising the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. Faced with stiff opposition from the opposition, the government on Monday Mar 15 decided to defer tabling … Continue reading

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Singh Govt blinks on N-liability cap

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government has blinked on N-liability law which is a key step in operationalising the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. Faced with stiff opposition from the opposition, the government on Monday Mar 15 decided to defer tabling … Continue reading

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