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Sri Lanka: No Alibis For Ethnic Minority Leaders

April 27, 2010 admin 114

By Malladi Rama Rao For Sri Lanka observers comfortably perched in Delhi, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is LTTE by another name. Its leaders barring a couple of exceptions have contributed to furthering this image by their antics. So, TNA’s longevity always carried a question mark in the discussions over Read more ………

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Way For IPL Nirvana…

April 27, 2010 admin 1

By Malladi. RAMA RAO Brinkmanship of an unusual kind is in full display on the national scene, all courtesy, Lalit Modi- Shashi Tharoor face off that had resulted in the exit of the former UN diplomat from the corridors of South Block where he was the junior minister in UPA-2, Read more ………

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Newspeak of Journalism

April 27, 2010 admin 7

By MOHAMMAD VAZEERUDDIN New Delhi (Syndicate Features): Most newspaper columnists and commentators tend to strut, giggle and wisecrack from the beginning “I” to the final “me”, while the man in the street feels that on the national stage India is enacting a kind of travesty of itself, spoken in Newspeak Read more ………

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Rituals too a world of Rhythm

April 21, 2010 admin 7

Title: The World of Rhythm Called Rituals Author: Jayant Burde Publisher: New Age Books, Naraina Phase –I, New Delhi-28 Pages: 164; Price: Rs. 225 Review: by M Rama Rao A marvellous book it is by all means. For a generation in India which is increasingly distancing itself from the traditions Read more ………

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Pakistan: Renaming NWFP Opens Pandora’s Box

April 20, 2010 admin 17

By Samuel Baid Pakistan National Assembly (Lower House) on April 9 has passed the 18th Constitutional amendment almost unanimously. At the time of writing, the 100-Member Senate (Upper House) is discussing the same. The current meeting seeks to undo the damage Gen Ziaul Haq’s Eighth amendment (1985) and Gen Parvez Read more ………

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UN probe indicts Pak Army, ISI

April 20, 2010 admin 0

The UN report on the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, submitted early April, has clearly accused ISI of spawning and supporting terrorist groups in the region. The report said terrorist organisations like the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) targeted not only India but also the US and other western Read more ………

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Shashi Tharoor Run Out

April 19, 2010 admin 1

Sharai Tharoor (54), the Minister of State for External Affairs resigned on Sunday (April 18) night bringing to an end a high voltage political controversy over his role and that of his friend Sunanda Pushkar in the Kochi franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket. His decision was a Read more ………

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India opens Kashmiri peaks to foreign tourists

April 11, 2010 admin 0

India has opened more than 100 high-altitude peaks in Kashmir for  foreign trekkers and climbers. Most of these peaks are in the Eastern Karakoram mountain range of predominantly Buddhist Ladakh region. Their altitude ranges from 9,842 feet to 25,590 feet. Jammu and Kashmir’s Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said the Read more ………

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India, Pakistan conduct drills within shouting distance

April 11, 2010 admin 1

Indian and Pakistani militaries are conducting major war games this month virtually within shouting distance from each other. Both exercises, involving thousands of troops, aim to test offensive strategies in the event of an armed conflict with the other side and will have active participation of their respective air forces. Read more ………