Showing results for "2 march"

Houthis not serious about peace

  • The up in the fighting on the Saudi-Yemeni border and the death of seven border guards is regrettable in the extreme. The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has again been forced to show its intent and its commitment to taking on rebels and paying for this commitment in blood and lives...
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Brexit:  much ado about nuthin’ cos it isn’t legally binding

  • Let’s first get one thing out of the way. The Brexit referendum is not legally binding. In case the majority goes in for getting out the Cameron government does not have to abide by it. To all  intents and purposes it is a stand-alone opinion poll and an exercise in letting off some steam. ...
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Rise and fall of a student star

  • Kanhaiya Kumar, the overnight celebrity of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has had an incredibly unusual 30 days. Through him so has the country. His rollercoaster ride with enough steep ups and downs were sufficient to cause anyone trauma. He must actually be bewildered by it all.Never in...
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The flight of an Indian tycoon

  • Under fire from media, politicians and middle class, Indian bizz baron Vijay Mallya, who owes over $1 billion to various banks, has reiterated that he is not an absconder but an international business man who travels to and from India frequently.Mallya had left the country on March 2, the day the...
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Indian Army personnel’s misuse regrettable

  • Am all for the art of living (as opposed to dying, I guess) but using the armed forces personnel for building bridges in what is essentially a private civilian function is going well beyond the boundaries of propriety. This is a mistake made by the Indian government. This is not what the army is...
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Giving dove a chance

  • It may not come with a cast-iron guarantee but Saturday was a very important milestone for Syria to take its first wobbly steps toward peace. The cease-fire is fragile and no one doubts that the slightest misstep or misunderstanding can unravel this effort. But the monumental logistics involved...
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Bridging the gap

  • How does one bridge the gap between Indian soldiers dying in Pampore, Kashmir from hostile gunfire and civilians being held hostage on the one side and a bunch of picnicking youngsters calling each other “comrade” and masquerading as champions of liberty on the other.At the outset the enormity of...
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Mom, there is a snoop at the door

  • Anyone who has read a recent spy novel or watched Enemy of the State is well aware that having a mobile phone in your pocket is as good a tracer of your whereabouts as having an ankle bracelet put there by a judge.That’s a given and we all know we can be tracked, traced, overheard and be on CCTV...
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Fighting dengue

  • Besides the private hospitals minting money no one else seems to be making any sort of profit from the spread of dengue in Indian capital Delhi. Now that foreign news media are labeling it the worst-ever crisis from this disease we really do come off as a Third World country and truth be told no...
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Modi move puts him on ‘defensive’

  • Indian Prime Minister Modi leaves for a two day visit to the UAE where he is certain to be given a warm welcome with the add on of a pop star mass gathering at the cricket stadium. Last heard about 60,000 people are expected to get there and listen to him.But he comes back to a fair amount of...
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