Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ten years… and still counting

DEFENCE | aircraft induction The IAF might be crying for fighters but the MoD has no sense of urgency Read more… by M K SHUKLA and VINCENT VAN ROSS THE Panipat syndrome runs deep in the psyche of the Indian … Continue reading

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No sympathy for a rogue state

GLOBESCAN | pakistan-us ties No sympathy for a rogue state Pakistan had it coming, for not behaving like a dutiful client state Read more… by SHASTRI RAMACHANDARAN NATIONS, like individuals, have multiple identities and may be seen in ways that … Continue reading

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Meet the TOPPER

TALKTIME | s divyadharshini S Divyadharshini, the 2011 UPSC Civil Services Examination topper, is the first woman from Tamil Nadu to top the exam. An alumnus of Asan Memorial School and a law graduate from Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, … Continue reading

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The scourge of the Underworld

FIRST STIRRINGS | yadavrao c pawar The mere utterance of his legendary one-liner, “Me YC (I am Y C)” was enough to send shivers down the spines of hardened criminals and crooked politicians. At a time when politicians and policemen … Continue reading

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Further fall of markets not ruled out

STOCK DOCTOR | gs sood Read more… THE markets have fallen by around 10% from their recent highs, making investors take a re-look at the valuations that should have by now become reasonable enough. Unfortunately, the markets may still have … Continue reading

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Chavan faux pas

ditches janata at darbar IT seems Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to familiarize himself with Maharashtra politics. He recently walked out of a janata darbar at which a large crowd had been encouraged to gather. The idea was MPCC … Continue reading

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UP barons on a roll

chadha, jaypee mop up acres THE most powerful businessmen in UP are spoken of in hushed tones. Everybody is aware of their clout within the government and none dares to mention it. Insiders say they are the main strategists in … Continue reading

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Swaraj-Jaitley poll debacle

duo lets party down THE recent Assembly elections have thrown into relief a piquant situation in the BJP. It is well known that Sushma Swaraj, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and Arun Jaitley, her counterpart in … Continue reading

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Whither PAC report?

scamsters win again THE report of the Public Accounts Committee was submitted recently by Murli Manohar Joshi to the Lok Sabha Speaker but the Parliament website has not uploaded it and its fate is unknown. Before the report’s submission, the … Continue reading

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File blocker, not pusher

A petroleum Secretary has been transferred for the first time in 13 years. The last one to be transferred was TS Vijayaraghavan in 1998. Since then, each incumbent of the post has held it until retirement. Now, in a sudden … Continue reading

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