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


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