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Trade War Between China and US…?

March 31, 2010 admin 32

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 declare China a “currency manipulator” and thus open the way Read more ………

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Krishna to visit China on the 5th

March 30, 2010 admin 0

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 issue like border dispute.  ‘There will be a general discussion Read more ………

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Sonia Gandhi formally becomes Singh Govt Advisor

March 29, 2010 admin 2

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 2004 with Sonia Gandhi as its chief in the rank Read more ………

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India tests short range ballistic missile

March 28, 2010 admin 0

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 Island, about 100 km from Balasore. 15 metre tall Agni-1 Read more ………

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NEW POLITICAL STIRRINGS IN PAKISTAN

March 17, 2010 admin 7

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 that preside over the destiny of the nation. Both these Read more ………

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India rules out scaling down of support in Afghanistan

March 16, 2010 admin 0

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 there in the wake of the Feb 26 attack which Read more ………

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BJP gets new office bearers

March 16, 2010 admin 0

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, and 15 secretaries and with representation to all regions. In Read more ………

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Wave of terror hits Lahore

March 16, 2010 admin 10

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, Lahore’s R. A. Bazaar in the cantonment area on March Read more ………

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

March 15, 2010 admin 0

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 of the bill which seeks to cap financial liability arising Read more ………

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Singh Govt blinks on N-liability cap

March 15, 2010 admin 0

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 of the bill which seeks to cap financial liability arising Read more ………