Archive By Thread
Archive By Thread
Starting: Wed Jun 2 23:02:56 1999
Ending: Wed Jun 30 05:42:35 1999
- PM's letter sent US alarm bells ringing
- Ramesh Chandran - Times of India - June 28, 1999
>>>WASHINGTON: The spectacle of bodybags of Indiansoldiers coming down from the mountains in Kargilwas creating an intense public pressure on thegovernment in New Delhi to react and it would becompelled to attack Pakistan if Islamabad failed.....
- Cutting Tape
- A.K. Verma - The Telegraph - June 29, 1999
>>>The release of tape recordings of two intercepted telephoneconversations between two Pakistani army generals was an electrifyingevent. The tapes established beyond doubt certain basic truthsconcerning the Pakistani misadventure in Kargil. One, that it was apremeditated and carefully planned Pakistani military operation......
- The second coming of barbarians
- A K Ray - The Pioneer - June 24, 1999
>>>In one of the most brutal acts, the Pakistan Army tortured six Indiansoldiers, including a young Lieutenant, gouged their eyeballs, burntthem with cigarette butts and chopped off noses, ears and genitals." Thus ran the news report on June 11, aptly head-lined, 'Barbarians'. That was the state of Lieutenant Saurav Kalia and five of his men from.....
- ISI using Siliguri corridor: Minister
- Pioneer News Service - The Pioneer - June 24, 1999
>>>The Assembly became a battlefield as a combined Opposition corneredthe West Bengal Government on Wednesday over the bomb blast at NewJalpaiguri railway station.Demanding the resignation of state Home Minister BuddhadevBhattacharya, leader of the Congress Legislature Party Atish Sinha,.....
- Ghani khan makes Congress, CPM blush
- Santanu Benerjee - The Indian Express - June 29, 1999
>>>Close on the heels of "a pro-CPI(M) statement" by Congress LegislatureParty leader Atish Sinha, West Bengal Congress president ABA GhaniElan Chowdhury has put both his partymen and the state CPI(M)leadership into extreme embarrassment. Ghani Khan, addressing atwo-day district party conference in Burdwan district yesterday,.....
- ISI network spread alarms govt. circles
- Ravi Bhatia - The Times of India - June 29, 1999
>>>NEW DELHI: Reports of a "working understanding" between theInter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan and some undergroundseparatist groups active in the North-East, West Bengal and thesouthern states to carry out subversive activities in case the Kargilconflict escalates are causing concern among intelligence agencies and.....
- Contempt for humans
- Sultan Shahin - The Hindustan Times - June 22, 1999
>>>Pakistan sending the mutilated bodies of our soldiers has shocked thenation beyond belief. But it came as no surprise to me, having spenta month in Pakistan recently and observed how the people in thatgod-forsaken country - from the killing fields of Karachi, Laalu Khetand Orangi town, to the manicured lawns of Islamabad's elegant houses.....
- The neighbourhood diplomacy
- K.K. Katyal - The Hindu - June 14, 1999
>>>Introduction: India's dealings with Pakistan will never be the sameagain. New Delhi will have to take into account the betrayal of thetrust reposed in the leadership in Islamabad not along ago.Sharply contrasting patterns are indicated by three major contactsbetween India and its neighbours - the India-Pakistan talks on Kargil.....
- ISI pumping in fake Indian currency through Nepal border
- Sudhir Kumar Mishra - The Observer - June 29, 1999
>>>Pakistan's Interservices Intelligence's latest move to cripple Indianeconomy by pumping counterfeit currency notes in circulation hasreached an alarming point In the past few months there hasn't been asingle day when a case of fake currency notes was not detected.Sources In the intelligence department maintain that ISI is actively.....
- Kargil conflict to be a poll issue: Govindacharya
- Sudhanshu Mishra - The Observer - June 29, 1999
>>>Owing to its very nature and circumstances, the Kargil conflict hadbecome an "election issue" for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, saidBharatiya Janata Party leader K N Govindacharya, here on Monday.Addressing a press conference, he opined that as the issue had grippedthe minds of the people in view of the Kashmir problem, the aggression.....
- Cong planning religion-based quota: Arjun
- Sudhir Kumar Mishra - The Observer - June 29, 1999
>>>The Congress unit in Bihar is trying to woo, the Muslim electoratesback into its fold, if Congress Working Committee member Arjun Singh'sSaturday's statement is any indications.Mr Singh said that the Congress was carefully considering to providereligion-based reservations, adding that this move should not be.....
- Their Feudal Lords
- Surendra Munshi - The Telegraph - June 28, 1999
>>>Just before his visit to India, the foreign minister of Pakistan,Sartaj Aziz, said in Islamabad that while his country had alwaysrespected the line of control, India had always violated it. He moveda resolution in Pakistan's national assembly that was unanimouslyadopted. It condemned the "unprovoked" shelling, rocketing and air.....
- Peace cannot be one-sided, says Vajpayee
- Arunkumar Bhatt - Not Known - June 27, 1999
>>>PUNE, JUNE 26. On the snow-bound mountain ranges of theDras- Kargil-Batalik region, the unity of India hasmanifested itself as jawans from every State, speakingevery language and belonging to every religion is foundmaking supreme sacrifice with a view to accomplishing.....
- Started of on development now completing ISI agenda
- Special Correspondent - The Economic Times - June 26, 1999
>>>Insurgent groups operating in Assam, especially Ulfa, are being usedby Pakistan's' Inter Services Intelligence agency for gatheringinformation on troops movement from Assam, stated Lt Gen. D BShekatkar, GOC 4 Corps here last night.Gen. Shekatkar, a veteran of Jammu and Kashmir, while talking to the.....
- Perfect Language-II
- R K Dasgupta - The Statesman - June 26, 1999
>>>Roots Of Our Culture In SanskritTHE East India Company had a policy of encouraging both Sanskrit andArabic by way of pleasing both the Hindus and the Muslims and this wasthe beginning of that bifurcation of learning which was a danger tothe growth of a common intellectual culture in India in the 19th.....
- Statement issued by BJP Study Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Posted by Ashok Chowgule (email@example.com) - http://www.bjp.org/news/jun2699.htm - June 25, 1999
>>>It is not unusual for Congress leaders to strike a rabidlyanti-Government posture on any given issue. But Shri Natwar Singh'sremarks on the G-8 communique as reported in the Press show theabysmal level to which Congressmen like him can descend to makepolitical capital out of a national crisis......
- Perfect Language-I
- RK Dasgupta - The Statesman - June 25, 1999
>>>Sanskrit Can Renovate The Indian MindAT the beginning of this year the Government of India declared 1999 asthe year of Sanskrit. Official dedication of a particular year tosomething means that funds from the public exchequer could be madeavailable for its promotion when it has been languishing through.....
- War will finish Pak, says Atal
- Posted by Ashok Chowgule (firstname.lastname@example.org) - The Pioneer - June 26, 1999
>>>Ruling out talks with Islamabad till the last of the intruders get outof Indian territory, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Fridaywarned Pakistan that if the Kargil conflict escalates intofull-fledged war, it would be disastrous for it.Addressing a rally in Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan on Friday, Mr.....
- Kargil - when will carnage end?
- Zaheer Ahmed Sayeed - The Hindu - June 22, 1999
>>>The town is still. Tears pour out from all watching eyes.Every person awaits the army truck carrying the mortalremains of Lt. Kalia. At last the green vehicle trudges inand dislodges the mutilated body. All the inhabitantsMuslim, Hindu, Sikh join in the chorus with moaning cries,.....
- Red greed
- Arup Chanda - Mid-Day - June 22, 1999
>>>Greed within the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) in WestBengal has reached such dangerous proportions that party leaders areeven hiring professional killers to silence their adversaries. CPI-Mhas been in power for 23 years in the state, giving party Activistsnumerous opportunities to commit financial irregularities. .....
- Top Pak Generals shared the secret
- Statesman News Service - The Statesman - June 24, 1999.
>>>NEW DELHI, June 23. - The Pakistan Army had meant to keep its plansfor the Kargil intrusions a secret shared by just a few top generals,and with only an "in principle concurrence" obtained from the PrimeMinister, India said today.Plans for the operation were probably made as early as September.....
- The blast was waiting to happen
- Statesman News Service - The Statesman - June 24, 1999.
>>>SILIGURI, June 23. - Local authorities, wishing to remainunidentified, confided to The Statesman today that they had beenalerted, through "official channels" about an impending terroristattack in North Bengal, similar to the one in New Jalpaiguri stationyesterday......
- Gen. Malik leaves crossing of LoC to Union cabinet
- Times of India News Service - The Times of India - June 24, 1999
>>>Chief if army staff General V.P. Malik on Wednesday indicated that itwas difficult to flush out the Pakistani army from the Kargil sectorwithout crossing the Line of Control (LoC)."If it becomes necessary to cross the LoC in our supreme nationalinterest, the matter will be taken up by the cabinet," Gen. Malik.....
- Jamaat, not Ulfa, helped ISI: Army
- Bappa Majumdar - The Statesman - June 24, 1999.
>>>CALCUTTA, June 23. - Army authorities at Fort William today said theJamaat-e-Islami may have connived with the ISI in carrying outyesterday's bomb attack at New Jalpaiguri station.The Ulfa, a senior officer said, is only trying to cash in on the actof sabotage believed to have been targeted at Army personnel bound for.....
- Kargil represents a fundamentalist threat, says Jaswant
- Seema Guha - The Times of India - June 24, 1999
>>>External affairs minister Jaswant Singh said on Wednesday that Indiawas under threat from the forces of Islamic fundamentalism in Kashmir."What we are witnessing in Kargil is not simply treachery, but anextension of the Afghanistan syndrome.. the so-called freedom-fightersare a spill-over of Islamic fundamentalists," the minister said in an.....
- Adopt the language of strength
- H.V. Seshadri - Organiser - June 20, 1999
>>>Shri H. V. Seshadri, Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), while congratulating Indian Armyfighting infiltration in Kargil said the rejuvenation and mobilisationhad already been launched by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Jammu& Kashmir. Only a rejuvenated and powerful Hindu nation could defeat.....
- What Propels Them? What Blinds Them?
- Arun Shourie - The Afternoon Despatch & Courier - June 25, 1999
>>>"India has massacred 60,000 Kashmiris, but the people of Kashmir willnever rest till they have won freedom;" "India has deployed 700,000soldiers in the Valley, and yet the Kashmiri mujahidin are inflictingheavy losses on them every day;" "How laughable it is that India haspacked the Kargil sector with 40,000 troops, and just a handful of.....
- Blast in WB kills 9, ISI suspected
- Express News Service - The Indian Express - June 23, 1999
>>>CALCUTTA, JUNE 22: Within 48 hours of the Government issuing a warningagainst Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)-backed infiltrators tryingto sneak into North Bengal across the India-Nepal border, a bomb blastat the New Jalpaiguri railway station killed nine people and injuredover 60, 42 of them critically. The dead included three Kargil-bound.....
- Staines' murder -- CBI charges 18; Dara still at large
- Press Trust Of India - The Indian Express - June 23, 1999
>>>BHUBANESWAR, JUNE 22: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) todayfiled a chargesheet against 18 persons in connection with the gruesomekilling of Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines and his twominor sons at Manoharpur in Keonjhar district on the night of January22 last. Of the accused, nine people, including the main accused Dara.....
- The unfinished task
- Seshadri Chari - Organiser - June 20, 1999
>>>It is not the Line of Control alone that Pakistan has crossed. Thebarbaric state has crossed all limits of morality, decency andethics. The post-mortem report of the bodies of the six armypersonnel, captured and killed by Pakistan and now returned afterkeeping their whereabouts a all these days, speaks volumes about the.....
- ISI operatives, N-E rebels are in touch
- Rezaul H. Laskar - The Asian Age - June 20, 1999
>>>Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence has asked its operatives andinsurgent outfits in the Northeast to provide details of the movementof Army troops from the region to Kashmir.Sources in the home ministry told The Asian Age that intelligenceagencies had, over the past two weeks, intercepted numerous radio.....
- Pawar's tie-up with SP aims at wooing Muslims in state
- S. Balakrishnan - The Sunday Times of India - June 20, 1999
>>>The formation of the alliance between the Nationalist Congress Partyand the Samajwadi Party (SP) is being perceived in political circlesas a shrewd move by NCP president Sharad Pawar to access Muslim votersin Maharashtra.During the last elections, Mr Pawar had formed a formidable.....
- PAK PUZZLED
- Editorial - Daily Excelsior - Jun 18, 1999
>>>Never before ever its creation in 1947, Pak Government, Army and itsteeming millions have been so puzzled as today. There is lack ofclarity, vision and conviction. Its vast mass media so well known forfalsehood, deceit an disinformation also appears to have gone haywire.The greatest puzzle which Pakistan has not been able to understand or.....
- Basu snubs Vajpayee in Dhaka
- Palash Kumar - The Asian Age - June 20, 1999
>>>The war of attrition between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee andWest Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu has reached Dhaka. In adeliberate slight, Mr Basu did not go to the airport to receive PrimeMinister Vajpayee when he arrived at the Zia airport on Saturdaymorning accompanied by external affairs minister Jaswant Singh. It.....
- Operation Vijay changes tack to target intruders' supply lines
- Observer Political Bureau - The Observer - June 19, 1999
>>>The Indian Army on Friday reportedly engaged and fired upon a PakistanArmy camp in the Skardu region killing five persons, including aPakistani Army Major, even as Indian warplanes continued to bombtargets of Pakistan-backed infiltrators in the Kargil sector.Indian Army spokesman Col Vikram Singh confirmed that the supply lines.....
- Christian NGOs hog foreign contributions: Report
- Srinand Jha - The Observer - June 17, 1999
>>>It might not be entirely accurate to categorise organisations as being'Hindu' or 'Christian,' but it would also not be too far away from thetruth to assert that voluntary organisations in India, havinginclination towards promoting Christianity, have willy nilly beenamongst the biggest beneficiaries of contributions from foreign.....
- My experience with Sonia Gandhi
- Ms Harsha Oza - BJP Today - June 16-30, 1999
>>>Sonia Gandhi, together with her children Rahul and Priyanka,accompanied Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his official visit toStockholm in January 1988. As per prescribed protocol, I, as the wifeof Indian Ambassador, was required to escort and accompany SoniaGandhi on her visits to art galleries, museums, schools, etc., as per.....
- Threat to Global Peace
- K Subrahmanyam - The Times of India - June 21, 1999
>>>Introduction: Core Issue Pakistan, not Kashmir THERE is a lot of justified speculation and concern in this countryabout the pressure on the Indian Army to cross the Line of Control,how long this border conflict will last and whether it will escalate.As is characteristic of the Indian political class and its mindset,.....
- Isolation of India-baiters within
- Shobori Ganguli - The Pioneer - June 19, 1999
>>>Discordant notes were struck with abandon within the country when theIndian Army and the Indian Air Force first dared the difficult terrainat the Line of Control (LoC) to launch a pitched battle against theblatant aggression into Indian territory of the Pakistani armyregulars and mercenaries. Among other things, India's military.....
- Chow For Thought - Beware of Beijing bearing gifts
- Posted by Ashok Chowgule (email@example.com) - The Statesman - June 19, 1999
>>>THE worst conclusion that India can come to following Jaswant Singh'sall-smiles, two day visit to China is that the Asian behemoth isgazing benignly at its neighbour. True, Pokhran wasn't mentioned, andpanchsheel was, when Singh met his counterpart Tang Jiaxuan. True,too,Beijing seems ready to reopen dialogue on a wide range of issues, not.....
- Air operations in Kargil
- Narendra Gupta - The Hindu - June 19, 1999
>>>I WRITE this piece with a feeling of deep revulsion at the savage,inhuman behaviour of the Pakistani troops towards the downed MiG-21pilot, Sqn. Ldr. Ajay Ahuja, and the captured Lt. Kalia and his fivecolleagues. If anything, this will only increase the resolve of theArmy and the Air Force to repel the Pakistani aggressor and avenge the.....
- 'Mongoloid' ultras across LoC worry forces
- Nazir Masoodi - The Indian Express - June 20, 1999
>>>Heavily-Armed militants with 'Mongoloid' features have assembled atvarious launching pads near the Line of Control (LoC) inPakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) under the cover of Pakistani artilleryshelling.This likely new' dimension of insurgency in the Valley has left the.....
- OFBJP supports India's action in Kargil
- OFBJP - Kamal Darshan - June 16, 1999
>>>Overseas Friends BJP strongly condemns the recent misadventure ofPakistan in the Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan undertookan exercise of massive infiltration of army regulars and occupyingstrategic areas with an aim of altering LOC, engaging in terroristactivities and cutting off the Ladakh from rest of the State. This is.....
- Pakistan may have put renewed pressure on Punjab militants
- Ajay Bharadwaj - The Times of India - June 19, 1999
>>>After engaging India's security attention in the Kargil sector,Pakistan is understood to have put renewed pressure on the Punjabmilitants to foment internal strife as well.According to an official report, Pakistan-based Punjab militants arebeing constantly egged on to implement the ISI plans for the.....
- Pakistani gurdwaras in ISI stranglehold
- Muzaffar Hussain - Organiser - June 13, 1999
>>>On his famous friendship bus ride to Lahore Prime Minister Atal BehariVajpayee had taken along the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Patel SinghBadal. Badal had broached the issue of gurdwaras in Pakistan andsuggested that the management of the gurdwaras should be entrusted tothe Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), an apex body of.....
- Sonia Gandhi, as Prime Minister.. Not as yet
- V. K. Srinivasan - The Hindu - June 1, 1999
>>>In the wobbly political situation to which the nation is getting used,and which it is condemned to bear for the period till October next,the is-sues raised by Messrs Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar and PurnoSangma on Mrs. Sonia Gandhi's candidature as Prime Minister, asdistinct from the Congress(I) leadership, serve to provide some.....
- 'We must capitalise on our cultural strengths'
- Dr. Ramachandran - The Economic Times - June 17, 1999
>>>With 31 years of management behind him, Dr Ramachandran, at 55, isstill a man in great demand. After a fruitful career in sales andmarketing positions with companies like DCM, Amul, Ranbaxy, Procter &Gamble, Emami and Dabur, he is today a consultant to 18 companies,visiting faculty member to the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS),.....
- Marxist misbehavioiu - a letter
- Ranjana Chakrabarti - The Telegraph - June 17, 1999.
>>>Sir - Buddhadev Bhattacharya recently refused to share the sameplatform with Atal Behari Vajpayee at a function at Rabindra Sadanwhere the prime minister released a book and other materials onRabindranath Tagore ("Buddha keeps away from Atal" May 21). Hisbehaviour raises several issues. One, as acting chief minister, his.....
- The real homage
- Editorial - The Pioneer - June 16, 1999
>>>As the Indian people pay homage to the brave soldiers laying downtheir lives in battles being fought in the inhospitable heights ofKargil, as millions across the country share the grief of the familiesand friends they leave behind, the nation is gripped by a moment ofbonding. We have shared such moments earlier. Whenever the nation has.....
- A clueless CPM refuses to give up hope on third front
- Amitabha Sen - The Observer - June 15, 1999
>>>The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which in a significantturn of events had its party workers at the grassroot level tointensify campaign against the "policies and politics" of theCongress, admits that without significant increase in their (Left) ownstrength, it is very difficult to form the third alternative. This.....
- ISI Has Been Providing Money, Arms And Training To Terrorists
- Tashbih Sayyed - Pakistan Today - May 28, 1999
>>>LOS ANGELES: What is said to be an attempt by Pakistan army todominate the strategic heights of Kargil has resulted in the death ofseveral Indian and Pakistani soldiers. Experts are saying thatPakistan, here in Kashmir, is employing tactics that it learnt duringthe Afghan war. During the whole last week, Kargil continued vibrating.....
- INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT
- K.P. Nayar - The Telegraph - June 16, 1999
>>>One of the lesser known aspects of the visit to New Delhi of thePakistani foreign minister, Sartaj Aziz, last week was that Islamabadmade the most of his one day stay in India. The minister brought alongwith him - and sent to New Delhi ahead of him - an assortment ofpeople from different walks of life with wide and varied personal.....
- Motive behind Kargil
- D Suba Chandran - The Pioneer - June 16, 1999
>>>Many misperceptions are afloat as regards the Pakistan intrusion inthe Kargil region. First, about the role of the Pakistan Army whichmany, including Defence Minister George Fernandes, believe isfunctioning independent of the political leadership. This is not true.The top ranking officials, including the Chief of Army Staff and the.....
- Stop trivialising Kargil, Sonia!
- C R IRANI - The Statesman - June 14, 1999
>>>THE Pawar Congress jamboree in Mumbai did not set the Arabian Sea onfire and some comments in the speeches of senior leaders, includingSharad Pawar himself, raised questions which were either irrelevant orgave the impression of scraping the bottom of the barrel. Pawar wantedto know why Sonia had remained Italian for 15 of the 30 years she had.....
- Agony Of Aging Marxists - Sonia's insult to the nation is
- Editorial - The Statesman - June 14, 1999 .
>>>HITHERTO Jyoti Basu and his companion in folly, Harkishen SinghSurjeet, are steadfast in their analysis of the political situation;if India is to be saved, Congress and Sonia Gandhi must take charge atonce, with the non-existent third front in tow or at least with thoseanxious to join like the CPI-M and failing all, Sonia must head a.....
- Azam Ghouri: Andhra's Kargil connection
- Shireen in Hyderabad - Rediff on Net - June 12, 1999.
>>>The Andhra Pradesh police and central intelligence agencies arekeeping a close watch on the activities of several fundamentalistorganisations in the state in the wake of the operations in Kargil . The intelligence agencies are, however, not too sure about the reportthat the intruders in Kargil include Azam Ghouri, a top-ranking leader.....
- Varsha Bhosle - Rediff On Net - June 14, 1999
>>>Mubarak ho!" Thus began the phone conversation between General Zia-ulHaq and a crony even before all of India had heard about PrimeMinister Indira Gandhi's assassination. The footnote to it is: Mrs Ghad overnight decided upon Operation Bluestar after hearing a tapedphone dialogue between Bhindranwale and a top army officer of.....
- Truck drivers: Angels behind the wheels who keep supply lines
- Sumir Kaul - The Observer - June 14, 1999
>>>They are the angels for the shell-stricken inhabitants of villagesdotted within shouting distance from the Line of Control (LoC) in theKargil and Drass sectors witnessing fierce fighting between the IndianArmy and the Pakistan-backed intruders from across the InternationalBorder......
- Centre announces a 'paradigm shift' in relations with Pakistan
- Times of India News Service - The Times of India - June 14, 1999
>>>Even as it reiterated its determination to undo Pakistanitransgressions on the Line of Control (LoC), the government announceda "paradigm shift" in its relations with Islamabad.Senior officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, stated that thecountry, and the world at large, would have to face the blunt reality.....
- " I am not willing to give the Pakistan Army the benefit of the
- Neerja Chowdhury - The Indian Express - June 13, 1999
>>>The mood in South Block on the eve of the Pakistan Foreign Minister'svisit was restrained. Little expected from talks with Sartaj Aziz,who was expected the next day, The government had debated the optionof cancelling his visit when the bodies of six Indian soldiers whoseemed to have been tortured were handed over to the Indian.....
- Kargil: Pakistan's response to India's peace initiative
- K.S. Sudarshan - Organiser - June 13, 1999
>>>The RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Shri K.S. Sudarshan was recently in thecapital in connection with the annual Sangh Shiksha Varga now inprogress. In spite of his hectic schedule the veteran swayamsevakfound time to talk to Organiser Editor, Seshadri Chari. Excerpts fromhis references to Kargil, the burning topic today......
- Secret tapes bare the strategy of a state within a state
- Dinesh Kumar - The Times of India - June 12, 1999
>>>In a dramatic development, the government on Friday pulled off a majorcoup by presenting scripts of two taped conversations between thePakistani army chief, General Parvez Musharraf, and his chief ofgeneral staff, Lt. Gen. Mohd. Aziz, which clearly reveal the extent ofthe Pakistani army's involvement in the aggression committed in the.....
- As soldiers put their lives on the line
- Arun Shourie - The Observer - June 11, 1999
>>>Hostilities have but to commence and a rash of strategists erupts:indeed, it seems that everyone, except the ones actually running it,knows how to run the war. Just as suddenly, intelligence agenciesstart planting stories: every agency, it seems, knew what was going tohappen, every agency sent warnings, but every other agency scuppered.....
- Silent on dual citizenship, two passports
- Posted by Ashok Chowgule (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Organiser - May 30, 1999
>>>But in the wake of the controversy about her suitability as PM, it isnot only her foreign origin and her lack of experience inunderstanding India and its complex problems which are considered ahandicap for holding high public office, doubts have been raised ifshe has renounced her Italian citizenship. At the Congress Working.....
- Sonia not mature enough to hold PM's post: CPI(M)
- Press Trust of India - The Observer - June 9, 1999
>>>Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member and LDF convener VS Achuthanandan has said that the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was "notmature enough" to hold the post of Prime Minister of India, whichcalled for unexceptionable administrative skills.In an interview to the CPI(M) daily Deshabhimani the Left Democratic.....
- Pakistan army doesn't spare jawans in its barbarism
- Times of India News Service - The Times of India - June 11, 1999
>>>A tale of barbarism by the Pakistani army was unfolded in the Kargilsector on Wednesday with the handing over of the bodies of six Indiansoldiers in a disfigured and mutilated condition, some of them withouteven their vital parts.This is the second such incident since fighting began in the region. .....
- Bengali Woman Writes Book, Takes Heat
- Julian E. Barnes - Not Known -
>>>Bengali Woman Writes Book, Takes HeatMina Saha Farah, a Bengali dentist who lives and works in Queens andhas written for Bengali newspapers, insists that when she started outto write a book last November, she planned it as a critique oforganized religion......
- Battles in the Mind
- Teesta Setalvad - Not Known -
>>>Real battles are fought and won in the mind. For both Pakistan andIndia, with equally rigid mind-sets, the current conflict along theLOC offers another fortuitous occasion to bombard their people withmutually hardened positions on the one issue that begs urgentresolution -- the Kashmir dispute. The opening of a war front in.....
- Enough, now teach them a lesson
- Wilson John / New Delhi - The Pioneer - June 11, 1999
>>>It is time for the blood to boil. It is time to act decisively. It istime to hit back. Six of our soldiers were brutally hacked by the enemy troops. Theywere not killed in firing. They were chained, burnt by cigarettebutts; their eyes were gouged out, their ears, noses and genitals.....
- Silence of the lambs
- Ashish Sharma - The Indian Express - June 11, 1999
>>>Silence. Stunning silence. As characteristic as gunfire is to thetroubled Himalayan heights and casualty to war, or war-like situation,is the silence of the lambs, or the doves of peace who retreat withthe first signs of the breach of misplaced trust by the other side.More than a couple of weeks have passed since India began losing some.....
- Govt wants to take over Sonia's fiefdom
- KAVEREE BAMZAI - Indian Express - June 9, 1999
>>>NEW DELHI, JUNE 8: The Government has sought a go-ahead from the DelhiHigh Court to take over Congress President Sonia Gandhi's fiefdom, theIndira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). In acarefully-worded affidavit to the High Court last week, the Ministryfor Human Resource Development (HRD) has requested that the ``moveable.....
- Camera, lights, action.. Sorry, a flop show
- Sidharth Mishra - The Pioneer - May 26, 1999
>>>The Delhi Police strategy for the All India Congress Committee (AICC)rally at Talkatora Stadium went awry on Tuesday. It was not the flowof Congress workers but the lack of them that took the Delhi Policeofficials by surprise.An elaborate meeting was held at the behest of the organising.....
- From now it is downhill for Sonia
- C R Irani - The Statesman - May 26, 1999
>>>After full exercise of the widest possible democratic rights gifted tothe Congress party by its leader, Indira Gandhi, who broke it intwain; for instance, the denial of a fair opportunity to defendoneself, not even being informed of the charge one is refused theopportunity to defend, the certainty of punishment nevertheless, the.....
- Fight against the BJP
- A. R. Kanangi - The Afternoon - June 5, 1999
>>>There was a bhai-bhai ephoria and India and China swore by panchshilaand declared there would be permanent peace and goodwill between thetwo countries. There were friendly exchanges and China went out ofits way to convince Congress leaders -- particularly Jawaharlal Nehruand Krishna Menon - that it would work for peace......
- Armymen balk at Digvijay's accusations
- Free Press News Service - The Free Press Journal - June 2, 1999
>>>A large number of retired Defence personnel have reacted strongly tothe statement of the Chief Minister Digvijay Singh that the Kargilcrisis was nothing but a political gimmick and that the BJP wasresponsible for the current situation at the LoC.Free Press sought the opinion of some retired Defence personnel on the.....
- Does Sonia's birthplace matter? (Part II of III)
- Prof M N Panini - The Economic Times - June 1, 1999
>>>Sharad Pawar, Purno Sangum and Tariq Anwar have made an issue of theeligibility of persons of foreign origin holding the top threepositions of the country. They want this privilege to be reservedonly for those born in India. Their logic seems to be that a personborn in India imbibes the spirit of patriotism that is vital for.....
- Does Sonia's birthplace matter? (Part III of III)
- Mani Shankar Aiyer - The Economic Times - June 1, 1999
>>>Birth is an accident; citizenship a matter of deliberate decision. For most people, citizenship comes as a consequence of birth. For afew, citizenship comes as a consequence of choice. Sonia Gandhi isamong the few who chose to be an Indian. As there are many millionIndians who have chosen to become citizens of other nations. It is.....
- Does Sonia's birthplace matter? (Part I of III)
- K R Malkani - The Economic Times - June 1, 1999
>>>Mrs Sonia Maino Gandhi has vowed to shed the last drop of her bloodfor India. The lady is protesting her patriotism too much. India isnot her motherland, it is only her mother-in-law-land. She is Indianif at all, only in law, and not in fact. Wearing a sari no more makesher Indian than wearing a suit makes us English......
- ISI to spread panic in Delhi through 'fifth column'
- Shelley Vishwajeet - The Observer - June 5, 1999
>>>The Delhi Police have identified three IST-backed militant groupswhich have sneaked into the capital with clear instructions toinitiate subversive activities in and around the National Capital. These groups include the Babbar Khalsa International, KhalistanCommando Force and a relatively new group called by the Khalistan.....
- Criticism of Fernandes highly regrettable, says BJP
- Observer Political Bureau - The Observer - June 2, 1999
>>>The BJP on Tuesday said that the Congress criticism of the DefenceMinister George Fernandes as "painful, unfortunate and highlyregrettable" saying the Congress was "trying to gain politicalmileage",when the need of the hour was for all political parties and citizens.....
- Modelled after Amma
- Swapan Dasgupta - India Today - June 7, 1999
>>>It is not necessary to be a fawning 10 Janpath Groupie to argue that apolitical party has an unfettered right to choose a leader of itspreference. Equally, it is not necessary to be a rabid trishul-wavingxenophobe to suggest that after last week's AICC, the Congress is fastresembling a national chapter of the AIADMK......
- The road ahead
- V. Shankar Aiyer - India Today - June 7, 1999
>>>It is not often that Ratan Tata agrees to preside over a publicfunction. It is rarer for him to invite a politician to tea. Lastmonth the chairman of the Tata Group made an exception. Not only didTata deign to inaugurate a new flyover in Navi Mumbai but also invitedMaharashtra Public Works Minister Nitin Gadkari over for "a cup of.....
- The missing link
- Sushil Aggarwal - The Pioneer - May 31, 1999
>>>"They commit to memory immense amounts of poetry, ...some of themcontinue their studies for 20 years... they have knowledge of thestars and their motion, of the size of the world and of the earth, ofnatural philosophy, and of the powers and spheres of action of theimmortal gods, which they discuss and hand down to their young.....
- 'ISI hand in planting of bombs suspected'
- Swati Das - The Times of India - June 1, 1999
>>>Preliminary investigation into the planting of bombs in differentparts of Tamil Nadu and recovery of ex-plosives here and Kerala havecast a suspicion that pro-Pakistani fundamentalists are involved, saidchief minister M. Karunanidhi on Monday.Talking to the media, he revealed that two more time-bombs of the same.....
- A test of friendship
- T.V.R. Shenoy - The Indian Express - June 4, 1999
>>>December 7, 1941 - the day Japan raided Pearl Harbour - has gone downin American history as the "day of infamy", one of the lowest pointsin the life of that country's armed forces. If I were to single out adate when Indian diplomacy hit rock-bottom, I would choose a dayprecisely 30 years from Pearl Harbour -December 7, 1971......
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- Tagore, RSS and Hindutva (letter)
- Malkani, New Delhi - The Statesman - May 28, 1999
>>>Explaining why he stayed away from Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta, where thePrime Minister released a collection of cassettes, books and CDsfeaturing Tagore's works, West Bengal's acting Chief Minister,Buddhadev Bhattacharya, said: "As Prime Minister, he can release anybook or cassette, but I cannot share Rabindranath with a person who.....
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