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Obama picks India-critic for top nonproliferation job

Article Date: 
21 Mar 2009

As a Democratic Congresswoman from California, Ms Tauscher was one of the most prominent critics of the Bush administration’s push to open the doors of global nuclear commerce for India. Not only did she vote against the ‘123 agreementR 17; in the House last year but she also proposed amending the terms of the deal to make the cut-off of fissile material production by India a precondition when the Hyde Act was before Congress in 2006.

Article Author: 
Siddharth Varadarajan
Article Source: 
Hindu

No Hindu terrorism, says RSS chief

Article Date: 
22 Mar 2009

Mohanrao Bhagwat, the new RSS chief, indirectly told the Nagpur conclave of the organisation on Friday that RSS cadres must aim for the BJP’s victory in the coming parliamentary polls.

Although Mr. Bhagwat did not mention that the RSS must campaign for the party, the context in which it was said made this quite clear. Party sources confirmed that this time the organisation would canvass wholeheartedly for the BJP...

Article Source: 
Hindu

India is 'fast becoming like Pak': CPI(M)

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

Home Minister P Chidambaram's meeting with CIA chief Leon Panetta showed that India was "fast becoming like Pakistan" and signalled a "new status" of the American intelligence agency in the country, the CPI(M) alleged today.

Article Source: 
Press Trust of India

Sudarshan steps down; Mohan Bhagwat new RSS chief

Article Date: 
21 Mar 2009

Rashtriya Swayayamsewak Sangh (RSS) 'Sar Sangh Chalak' (chief) K S Sudarshan today stepped down after nearly nine years at the helm, paving way for general secretary Mohan Bhagwat to succeed him, RSS sources said here.
The change of guard in the Sangh Parivar hierarchy came on the second day of the RSS' three-day Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha, which is in progress at Reshimbagh Smruti Mandir here.

Veteran ideologue Suresh Soni will be the new 'Sar Karyawaha' (general secretary) of the Sangh Parivar fountainhead, the sources added.

Article Source: 
Press Trust of India

India says it has proof Pakistan involved in Mumbai attacks

Article Date: 
21 Mar 2009

India's government says it has "overwhelming evidence" that "official agencies" of Pakistan were involved in attacks on Mumbai that left 165 people dead. Home Minister P. Chidambaram also accused Pakistan in a TV interview to be aired Sunday of doing nothing to dismantle "the infrastructure of terrorism" on its soil amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Article Source: 
Geo TV

Vaiko leads anti-Sri Lanka rally in Coimbatore

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

If anybody supports the LTTE then NSA will be invoked. Now I say that I will support the LTTE. You can arrest all of us under the NSA. Then all prisons will be full of cadres, and the entire Tamil Nadu will convert into a prison, he added.

Article Source: 
ANI

Vast Rural India Sparkles As an Expanding Market

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

In the past four years, the Indian government has invested heavily in programs aimed at boosting rural income, which grew at 4 percent annually, according to government reports. Government prices for rice and wheat have jumped nearly 65 percent over that period; about $38 billion has been pumped into rural development programs and more than $9 billion into building rural roads.

Article Author: 
Rama Lakshmi
Article Source: 
Washington Post

US spooks in India to discuss 'dangerous' Pak

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

The visit this week to New Delhi of Leon Panetta, the Obama administration’s new CIA Director, marks a significant uptick in cooperation between US and India aimed at containing a collapsing Pakistan, with its dangerous mix of exporting terrorism and nuclear proliferation, according to sources.

Article Source: 
Times of India

78 Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian custody

Article Date: 
20 Mar 2009

Of these 79 fishermen, 78 have been imprisoned in India while one is in the custody of Maldives, he said on Thursday. Steps have already been taken to get these fishermen released and requests have been submitted in this regard through diplomatic channels to mediate with India and Maldives by the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Perera told Parliament while responding to a question by lawmaker Jinadasa Kitulagoda. "The Government's intention is to get these fishermen freed as soon as possible," he said.

Article Source: 
Hindu

Media warned on Mumbai evidence

Article Date: 
19 Mar 2009

An Indian court has ordered media not to broadcast certain material related to the Mumbai attacks, saying it may jeopardise next week's trial.

Article Source: 
BBC
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