Monthly Archives: September 2011

Weak and Bumpy Global Recovery Ahead: IMF

  Washington, Sept 20: “The global economy is in a dangerous new phase. Global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fallen sharply recently, and downside risks are growing,” the IMF said in its September 2011 World Economic … Continue reading

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India Beware: US BENDING TO PLEASE ‘TERRORISTAN’

By ATUL COWSHISH New Delhi (Syndicate Features): This year again the Americans drained their emotions, as they have been doing for a decade on the day, on the 10th anniversary of the 11 September, 2001 terror attacks by Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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Bhattarai’s Balancing Act In Kathmandu

By Shubha Singh Nepal has elected its fifth prime minister in four years, Dr Baburam Bhattarai to head its second Maoist-led government. The first Maoist foray in governance came after the Constituent Assembly elections in 2008 when Maoist chief, Pushpa … Continue reading

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Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of … Continue reading

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Singh’s visit to B’desh and the Mamata hurdle

Dhaka: The participation of Chief Ministers of four Indian states and a large entourage of Union ministers and officials underscored the importance India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government gave to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Dhaka. … Continue reading

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Hockey: India Out of Champions Trophy

By Ramu Sharma New Delhi (Syndicate Features): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed its earlier decision to pull out the Champions Trophy from India.   The confirmation is a move to force India to set its house in order on … Continue reading

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Troop Pullout Bad for Afghan Economy*

By Abdol Wahed Faramarz in  Kabul Afghanistan’s economy could face a sharp shock after international troops withdraw in 2014, removing the one factor that provided investors and businesses with a measure of confidence, local economists warn. They note that Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Singh for upswing in Indo-Bangladesh ties

It should be fairly easy to travel to a neighbouring country, but not in South Asia where it is easier to travel to more distant parts of the world. Past hostilities, resentments, suspicions have long made the borders difficult to … Continue reading

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Post-Annalila India is Bold

Thanks to a side show of the blessed ‘second freedom struggle’, the 12-day Annalila in Delhi powered by the indomitable middle classes, aptly staged on historic Ram Lila Ground, that the corruption-hit populace is for the first time going to … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan government ends emergency, but police state continues..

By Deepal Jayasekera More than two years after the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Sri Lankan government has finally lifted the state of emergency imposed during the war. President Mahinda Rajapakse announced the move last … Continue reading

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