Monday, January 26, 2009

january 25 and 26

  Transparency: critical role of digital signature

  World’s leading banks under severe financial stress

  Lights go out, Poles leave as recession hits U.K.

  Easing monetary policy

  Qaddafi’s non-starter

  LTTE loses Mullaithivu

  Padma Vibhushan for Kakodkar, Madhavan Nair, Nirmala

  List of Padma awardees 2009

  Terrorism: Kazakhstan stands firmly with India

  Boost to “Slumdog Millionaire”

  Stupendous project to document rock art

  Honour for Shashi Deshpande, Bannanje, Mathoor

  Financial crisis to be discussed in Davos meet

  Verma to head RAW

  Nepal could learn from India: Sood

  Pakistan deploys Army at Swat schools

  China reports sixth human bird flu case

  U.S. will hit targets inside Pakistan: Biden

  Penganga project in troubled waters

  Enact law to protect jobs, says Yechury

  We are not in recession, but only facing slowdown: Chidambaram

  Investigating agencies must enjoy immunity and independence, says Krishna Iyer

  “Solar eclipse will be partially visible”

  Eleven chosen for Ashoka Chakra, 13 for Kirti Chakra

  India does not hate Danny Boyle

  Interpreting Dharma

January 25


  Kazakhstan invites Indian investments

  Antony to officiate at Republic Day function

  Somali pirates release Indian sailors

  Kazakhstan signs agreement to supply uranium

  ARC for speedy police verification

  Attacks counter-productive, Pakistan tells America

  Brown’s “dream call” from Obama

  Key role for Bobby Jindal

  UNMIN to stay for six more months in Nepal

  Back in control: Hamas



Friday, January 23, 2009


  Inflation inches up to 5.6 %

  ONGC committed to investment in Nigeria

  Groping in the dark

  CID: Raju inflated employee numbers

  3 Oscar nominations for Rahman

  We have been waiting for this for 80 years: A.R. Rahman

  India hands over strategic highway to Afghanistan

  Modalities for health insurance scheme under discussion

  Indian boys down Korea, make it to the final

  Prince Claus Award for Indian ace

  Obama orders closure of Guantanamo camp

  Takes oath again

  Draft road policy proposes fuel cess, levies

  Parliament session to begin from Feb.12

  Food safety regulatory authority soon

  Possible use of phosphorus: Israel

  China’s GDP records seven-year low

  UN’s appeal to LTTE

  Aid to Pakistan linked to anti-terror performance: Obama

  Colombo slams claim on U.S. bases

  Imperatives before the judiciary

  Ashoka Chakra for police officers killed in Mumbai

  Goldman Sachs, investment banker?

  Karunanidhi’s ‘final request’ to Centre

  Boyle: Oscar nominations unbelievable

  Navy chief calls for enhanced preparedness

  Memorial house for Teresa in Macedonia

  $630 million more pledged in global anti-polio efforts

  Parts of India to witness partial solar eclipse

  Researcher gets U.S. patent

  Full Court meet on making declared assets public

  Struggling to understand the financial crisis

  FAO launches international year of natural fibres

  Pact of friendship


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

january 21 and 20

  No more tax sops this fiscal: Montek

  Report on future workforce released

  Incentives to power companies


  A nation of diverse faiths: Obama

  Indian-Americans in key posts

  Obama reaches out to Muslims

  Ombudsman directive to panchayat

  New version of BrahMos test-fired

  On Pennsylvania Avenue, a bit of magic

  Fierce clashes in Mullathivu

  Russia resumes gas supplies to Europe

  A brief awkward moment

  Swat: lessons from a militant takeover  

  Punjab village shows way to counter economic problems

  House panel takes views on exit poll curbs

  Army conducts flight trial of BrahMos

  ‘Kinnars’ seek to contest elections

  ‘Project Snow Leopard’ launched

  “MPLADS doesn’t flout federal structure”

  Looks like Prabakaran’s last battle

  Oil price fall hits green energy

  Spirit of service


January 20th


  SIDBI floats ARC for MSMEs

  A dream gone sour

  Miracle on the Hudson

  Obama calls for a new spirit of national sacrifice

  No bailout: Kamal Nath

  ‘Asia Literary Review glories in eclecticism’

  Jharkhand under President’s rule

  Rwanda: joint struggle needed by India, Africa to get U.N. seat

  Indicate when Pranab will go to Sri Lanka: Karunanidhi

  Federer starts pursuit of 14th Grand Slam

  Fortune favours Surya Shekhar Ganguly

  Bird flu in Sikkim

  Israeli forces begin withdrawal from Gaza

  Depleted uranium used?

  U.K. to lose status?

  New capital for quake-hit Beichuan

  Bringing Cuba back into the fold

  NIA chief takes charge

  For the sake of girl child

  CIC order on disclosure of judges’ assets stayed

  Parties’ support sought to impeach HC judge

  Bird flu in Sikkim

  Court: Election Commission can issue fresh guidelines on exit poll

  Cr.PC Amendment Bill gets President’s assent

  70 scientists to review Chandrayaan-1 data

  Universal wisdom


Sunday, January 18, 2009

january 18th

·  Atomic Energy Commission to approve NPCIL-NTPC venture

·  ISRO planning to bring out atlas on the moon

·  Military action in Sri Lanka will lead to nowhere, says Ahamed

·  NRI University

·  National bravery awards for 20

·  “Ties with Colombo have never been so warm”

·  Obama: I’ll reclaim America’s spirit

·  Israeli ceasefire soon

·  Andrew Wyeth, realist and lightning-rod, dies at 91

·  Mortimer, a “man for all seasons”

·  Russia to open naval bases in Libya, Syria and Yemen

·  Centre proposes changes in environment notification

·  Reconsider varsities’ Bill, Centre urged

·  40 p.c. child marriages in India: UNICEF

·  Work on Chandrayaan-II has begun: Annadurai

·  Advanced radiotherapy technology comes to India

·  Rangarajan could be next Finance Minister: Aiyar

·  Supreme Court registry challenges CIC order

·  3,000 village courts to function soon


January 17 and 16

  Citi posts loss, splits company

  Foundation laid for tea park

  Reducing risks of surgery

  The issues cannot be shelved

  Airbus ditches onto New York river

  Reducing inequality, inequity a challenge: Manmohan Singh

  4 killed in ‘jallikattu,’ many injured

  Assad’s call to severe ties with Israel

  World Bank ranks Karnataka first, Kerala second

  Nod for religious institutions Bill

  Three Indians among hostages

  Menon in Sri Lanka

  Colombo’s stress on 1987 accord with India

  British writer John Mortimer dead at 85

  Governor recommends President’s rule in Jharkhand

  Crop insurance premium to be considered for MSP

  Supreme Court admits SLPs of Natwar Singh, son

  Reconsider universities’ Bill, Centre urged

  UAE set to be first nuclear Arab country

  Removal of ignorance






·  Plan to deregulate retail fuel prices

·  EU favours dumping duty on Chinese steel

·  Pogrom in Gaza

·  Encouraging voluntary testing


·  Five training camps shut down: Pakistan

·  SFIO team meets CID brass

·  Surprise over Miliband remarks on extradition

·  No objection to fair trial in Pakistan: Pranab

·  China, world’s 3rd largest economy

·  Check infiltration of Bangladeshis, Centre told

·  Confession tribunal opens up after 830 years

·  IPS officer appointed NIA chief

·  Inflation eases

·  Centre to set up anomaly panel

·  Jaffna peninsula liberated: Army

·  Russia to host summit to resolve gas row

·  Chidambaram writes to CMs

·  Pranab to visit Dhaka early next month

·  Bush lays stress on historic partnership with India

·  Film director Tapan Sinha passes away

·  Omar moots Truth Commission

·  Cord blood bank facility in Kolkata

·  Fund to help overseas Indian workers in distress becomes operational

·  Keep the mind pure

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 13th

  Deora asks energy sector to maintain growth

  Industrial growth recovers

  Time of the underdog (Danny Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire, KBK!)

  Golden Globes for Slumdog Millionaire

  Truckers call off agitation

  ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ just one shot away from the Oscars

  Israeli troops surround Gaza city

  Safina eases past Cirstea

  Cambridge announces Manmohan scholarships

  A double for Kate Winslet

  America’s regional strategy takes off

  India-Russia naval exercise by month-end

  Akademi Ratnas for Sitara Devi, Bhupen Hazarika

  R.Venkataraman hospitalised

  Value of human birth

January 12th


  Absence of direct fiscal measure in package

  Marin Cilic claims Chennai Open

  Bid to boost women’s share in NREGS

  All set for an absorbing Ranji final

  Handloom Export Zone in Chennimalai

  ‘Gulabi Talkies’ is first best film

  Pirates release vessel, Indians safe

  Kerala retains overall title

  “Israel used white phosphorous explosives”

  Mullathivu jungle being cleared: Army

  Madhav Nepal to head Constitutional Committee

  Gas supplies to be resumed

  The fiscal stimulus challenge (Treat)

  Convert crisis into opportunity: Yechury

  Bangladeshis have no business to stay back: Chidambaram

  Uranium deal likely with Kazakhstan

  Air Force places order with BEL for Akash missile

  Singular grace

January 11

  MPEDA to focus on tuna export

  Pranab rules out Israeli-type action against Pakistan

  Where’s the bailout for the hungry?

  Gilani equates Mumbai attacks with Gaza

  Devvarman in final as Schuettler pulls out

  Some jobs cannot be outsourced: Obama

  PM asks scientists to combine expansion with excellence

  Social networking sites are vulnerable

  Cabinet nod for plan on Central universities

  ‘Genetically modified brinjal unsafe’

  Cabinet nod for Arunachal roads

January 10


  Inflation drops sharply to 5.91 per cent

  Kirby Adams to succeed Varin at Corus

  Respecting State sentiments

  A mammoth task  

  “People still have very high confidence in the judiciary”

  LTTE loses Elephant Pass

  World on the brink of food shortages, says report

  Israel, Hamas reject U.N. ceasefire plan

  Rock art finds excite aficionados

  Inflation below 6 p.c.

  Salaries of judges: Ordinance issued

  End-game for LTTE, says Army

  Ban recommends UNMIN extension

  Turkey: Army, government at odds

  U.S. economic model challenged

  Impeachment “certain”

  Blagojevich to be impeached

  “People still have very high confidence in the judiciary”

  Increasing challenges to stability in Asia

  Pratibha sees need to reform IMF, World Bank

  Nature of the mind

January 9

  Test cricket’s changing balance

  Merkel challenges U.S. economic model

  Road development should be inclusive, holistic: Manmohan

  Wild card Devvarman takes out Moya

  Strike: five States invoke ESMA

  Committed to political solution: Sri Lanka

  Dhaka to fight terrorism

  Durrani’s ouster points to Gilani-Zardari struggle

  Replacement for Obama in Illinois Senate seat

  Why the caste system is on its last legs

  OIC card-holders can practise in India

  Maldives looks to India for support

  Smart cards from June 1, says Vayalar Ravi

  Fiscal stimulus is far more than spending packages, says Montek

  Guantanamo Bay: whose mess is it anyway? out of london

  Gaza: medics find ‘unbelievable’ horror

  Need for vigilance

January 8


·  ‘Satyam is India’s Enron’

·  ICAI for severe punishment

·  Aluminium major Alcoa to cut 13,500 jobs

·  A gigantic fraud

·  Brutal and senseless

·  Ajmal is Pakistani, admits Islamabad after media report

·  A conversation with President Pratibha Patil

·  Chief Justice of India is not exempt from RTI: Information Commission

·  Engaging the diaspora on the path to progress

·  Prachanda requests Indian priests to continue

·  Sanjay Gupta, Obama’s choice for Surgeon-General

·  Russia halts gas supply via Ukraine

·  Strict controls after bird flu death

·  Singapore to ‘explore’ India’s soft power

·  Looking back on the caste system

·  Different venues, but single theme

·  States for joint anti-naxal operations

·  Amartya, Mittal in PM’s Global Advisory Council

·  Overcome ego

January 7


  Job loss feared in export sector

  BHEL to enter nuclear area

  IFC launches crisis response initiatives

  Science education for tomorrow (Science Congress, Gauhati)

  Corporate support for biodiversity

  Chief Ministers back anti-terror initiatives

  We cannot choose our neighbours: Manmohan

  Intimations of a galactic disaster loom ahead

  Kashmir: “Obama’s comment a mistake”

  Hasina sworn in Premier

  Russia hardens stand in gas row

  Bush to protect ocean tracts

  The thunder of the third Intifada

  Singapore to ‘explore’ India’s soft power

  “Explore federal set-up for Sri Lanka”

  India signs naval reconnaissance deal with U.S.

  Assam tables Bill to increase preventive detention period

  International law binds Pakistan to cooperate: judge

  “Stimulus package not sufficient”

  Emerging ethnic Indian communities

  More than goodwill needed to save biosphere

  Spiritual discipline

January 6


  New package boosts sentiment

  India to emerge as ‘manufacturing hub’

  Benefits under DEPB scheme restored

  Voices of reason

  Falling short of expectations ( Fiscal Stimulus 2.0)

  “Apprehension of tampering with EVMs baseless”

  India for political solution in Sri Lanka

  Army on the outskirts of Elephant Pass

  Gaza: a civilian catastrophe unfolds

  Obama plans huge tax cut

  Europe “floundering”

  Prachanda urged to reinstate priests

  Thai protesters threaten to blockade ASEAN summit

  Of a crisis and an opportunity  

  Future of Medvedev-Putin tandem

  Cause of creation

 January 5

  Stage set for a strong recovery in rupee

  Disappointment at WTO

  Welcome bid to define directors’ duties in Companies Bill, 2008

  Reverse mortgage loan: what is it all about?

  Kilinochchi and after

  Traumatic times (Stock market)

  We give highest priority to civilian safety: Rajapaksa

  Pakistan’s civil society urges government to come out of denial

  Chennai Open gets underway today

  Zillur Rahman to be Bangladesh President

  Kilinochchi looks like a “ghost town”

  Disunity among EU leaders

  Prachanda plays down controversy

  Hasina to take oath tomorrow

  26/11 and India’s Pakistan dilemma

  Destiny prevails

January 4

·  “Next fiscal could be more difficult”

·  Troops close in on Elephant Pass

·  We need a new generation of role models and teachers: PM

·  No let-up in Israeli strikes in Gaza

·  Oldest woman dies in Portugal at 115

·  The saga of a journal (Prabuddha Bharat, started by Swami Vivekananda)

·  Keep Pashupatinath temple above politics: Gyanendra

·  President visits Eastern Naval Command

January 3

  Banks likely to cut lending, deposit rates

  Industry welcomes stimulus package

  Moody’s forecasts sharp drop in exports

  Panipat refinery by November

  Rationalising arrest laws

  Bangladesh can do much more  

  Kilinochchi captured in devastating blow to LTTE

  Second stimulus package unveiled

  Cabinet nod for hike in judges’ salaries

  Bedi, Gavaskar and Kapil in ICC’s Hall of Fame

  Stay order defied at Nepal temple

  Global protests against Gaza attacks

  Food, medicine supplies becoming scarce in Gaza: aid agencies

  Citigroup bosses forgo bonuses

  Towards a zero-nuclear weapon world

  TNT used in blasts: experts

  “Pakistan doesn’t require treaty”

  India objects to Pakistan’s move over Basmati rice

  Ordinance to amend CISF Act

  3 million customers for bank for the poor

·  Intense seeking for truth

January 2


  Exports dip 10 % in dollar terms in November

  Merrill Lynch goes into history

  India identifies thrust nations to boost tea exports

  Difficult times for trade

  Russia cuts off gas supply to Ukraine

  Stay order in Nepal against new priests

  N. Korea — a new approach?

  A fulfilling year for the Supreme Court

  Extradition treaty not needed: Pranab

  India objects to Pakistan’s move over Basmati rice

  India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations

  Depression stalks the eurozone

  Distinguished emissary

 January 1

  What is in store for IT sector?

  Current account deficit balloons to $12.5 b

  External debt dips to $223 b

  Farms that save birds

  Anti-terror laws come into force

  Government identifies 3 locations for NIT in Puducherry

  Mapping the world of birds

  Premjit Lall dead

  “Bangladesh will not be used for terrorism”

  All set for ice festival

  Hu Jintao’s offer for cross-Straits ties

  Terrorism: are stronger laws the answer?

  A rare celestial conjunction

  Tatas, Oberois seek CISF cover

  Usha Krishna elected president of World Craft Council

  Theme of scriptures