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Weak and Bumpy Global Recovery Ahead: IMF

September 21, 2011 admin 0

  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 Outlook (WEO). The report, released says strong and coordinated action is Read more ………

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Bhattarai’s Balancing Act In Kathmandu

September 10, 2011 admin 0

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 Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ formed the government. The government did not Read more ………

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Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

September 10, 2011 admin 0

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 violence is the worst the city has seen since 1995. Read more ………

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

September 9, 2011 admin 0

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. But for the Mamata hurdlle, the visit could have ended Read more ………

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Hockey: India Out of Champions Trophy

September 8, 2011 admin 0

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 the administrative front. The FIH has not been happy with Read more ………

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Troop Pullout Bad for Afghan Economy*

September 6, 2011 admin 0

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 still lacks a stable economic infrastructure and suffers from massive Read more ………

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Singh for upswing in Indo-Bangladesh ties

September 2, 2011 admin 0

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 navigate for ordinary travellers. The situation may change in the Read more ………

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Post-Annalila India is Bold

September 2, 2011 admin 0

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 enjoy ‘freedom of speech’ in its truest sense. All along Read more ………