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Governing people in Bharat, naxals and the file

Governing people in Bharat, naxals and the file It looks like anyone can govern Bharat and talk of corporate governance, with words like ethics thrown in as an inexpensive corporate option. The state satrapi-s in areas such as dravidanadu (a pseudonym for Tamilnadu), count only when lined with traces of cyanide. (There is a cop who is called Cyanide P., in all admiration, in the vernacular press). The term corporate governance leads one to speculate on governing people in a nation. It is scary when Gautam Sen talks about the file and the nuclear attack response in 10 minutes flat. There is no chance in hell that a decision will be taken in 10 minutes flat in Bharat. Waking up 10 Janpath is not the issue here. Nor, even destabilising Goa government with christist resignations. Nor, even the naxals in cahoots with the criminal polity. Who is governing Bharat? The chief designates are: Vides'i Rani the chief, assisted by the muslim quartet ? -- Ahmed Patel,

K.A. Paul isn't well-known here, but his mission has global reach

Evangelist plays hardball to move spirits worldwide K.A. Paul isn't well-known here, but his mission has global reach Christian evangelist K.A. Paul has moved a ruthless dictator to his knees. He couldn't get Mattress Mack to budge. "I didn't like his bull's rush approach," said Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, Gallery Furniture owner and local philanthropist. "Everything has to happen in the next 24 hours and you have to come up with the money." Paul wanted McIngvale to help finance the liftoff of a 747 full of medical supplies and professionals to help survivors of the tsunami in southeast Asia. McIngvale said he was put off by Paul's aggressive sales pitch. In the end, McIngvale wouldn't donate to Paul's Global Peace Initiative, though he is spearheading other efforts to help tsunami-destroyed regions. Paul's trip to the tsunami region was delayed for more than a week by funding woes and then a fuel sy

Covert War against Iran Has Already Begun

If the Hersh and Indian reports are accurate, the Bush Administration has struck a deal with one of the world's leading nuclear weapons black-marketeers, and with the very Taliban regime in Afghanistan which the United States ousted from power as the opening shot in the GWOT. The involvement of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the United States' anti-Iran covert effort, according to Hersh, comes at a very high price. The Bush Administration has reportedly agreed to drop any efforts to shut down the nuclear material black-market operations of Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, in return for Dr. Khan's providing information on Iran's alleged illicit nuclear weapons program. As Hersh wrote, "It's the neo-conservatives' version of short-term gain at long-term cost. They want to prove that Bush is the anti-terrorism guy who can handle Iran and the nuclear threat, against the long-term goal of eliminating the black market for nuclear proliferati

Pakistani sponsored terrorists to attack inside India -- PSMI

Source : SAAG Forum Statement is issued by PSMI , Patriotic Sons of Mother India , cautioning impending attacks inside india , particularly outside Kashmir . ------------------------------------------------------------- {START} Reports are coming from close circles in pakistans millitary establishment that ISI is activating it's sleeper cells inside india to launch attacks . One can expect more bombings and sabotages , in this regard we have to caution our government to take necessary measures to thwart . If terrorists are sucessfull in their mission , we have to put pressure on government to launch all out millitary offence on pakistan , Indian lives are not cheap , out politicians have to understand this and send a message to pakistan appropriately . WE INDIANS 1. Have to watch how MEDIA report 2. Start campaign and put pressure on government to prepare counter offensive on pakistan 3. Activate all our PR machinery , ISI has already prepared it's pe

ran ranks third in the region in producing ballistic missiles

General on Iran's 'Nuclear Capabilities,' Possibility of 'Asymmetrical' War With US Tehran Aftab-e Yazd (Internet Version-WWW) in Persian 29 Dec 04 [Unattributed news report, entitled: Iran ranks third in the region in producing ballistic missiles] [Text] The dean of the Police Academy has said that Iran ranks third in the region in producing ballistic missiles after China and Russia. According to a report by Mehr News Agency, speaking at the eighth ceremony commemorating the martyrs of Qom University [on Tuesday 28 December], General [Qasem] Shabani said: In the event of war against America, we must resort to asymmetrical battles. He added: At present we have manufactured some weapons and acquired nuclear capabilities. ["Ma, dar hal-e hazer, salah ha'i sakhte'im va be tavanmandi ha-ye hasteh'i dast yafte'im."] And America is angry because young Iranians have acquired this technology through their own endeavor. Noti

Save the Minors From Pakistani Torture Cells of Balawaristan

Below is a letter to Mr.Kofi Annan by Mr.Abdul Hamid of Balawaristsn National Front Save the Minors From Pakistani Torture Cells of Balawaristan Date: 29th Jan 2005 His Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary General United Nations Organization New York Sub: Save the Minors from Pakistani Torture Cells in Balawaristan I have the honor to write your honor and world community and Human Rights Organization about the Pakistani forces attrocities against the indigenous people of Skardu, Balawaristan (Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan). This Pakistani action was taken place against the indigenous people, aftermath when the local Shia leader Agha Zia-Ud-Din, local employee Dr. Sher Wali (Muslim Sooni sect) and local employee DFO Taighon Nabi (Muslim Ismaili sect)beside 2 dozen others were killed by Pakistani terrorists in Gilgit, the Pakistani occupied part of disputed Jammu & Kashmir on 8th Jan 2005. Pakistani occupied regime arretests local indig

An actor who was happy in being of Sangh (Amrish Puri)

Mogambo a Sangh Swayamsevak? Title: An actor who was happy in being of Sangh Author: Ramesh Mehta Publication: 'Vivek' Marathi Weekly Date: January 23, 05 I still remember that day when I met Amarish Puri. Very few people know that when Amarish Puri was in Simla, he was a Sangh Swayamsevak and he was taking training in Officer's Training Camp (OTC). The time was when Balarao Deoras (Third Sarsanghchalak) was camping in my house for a few days. Amrish Puri was striving to get stabilized in the movie industry. He expressed his desire to meet Deoras to our friend Dr Ramesh Gandotra. Dr gave him my telephone number. After two days, my phone rang, "Namaste, mai Amrish Puri am speaking". Same resonant and weighty voice. The meeting was fixed at our residence and he came to our house even though he had a hectic shooting schedule. A robust, strapping personality with superb height, calm but resolute fac

Syrian Missile Sale Slots into Secret Russian Air Defense System for Iran

DEBKAfile Exclusive Military Report January 24, 2005, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00) Damascus to get Russian SA-18 - effective against low-flying craft. Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian president Bashar Assad, who arrived in Moscow Monday, January 24, will sign a $70 million deal for the sale of 20 SA-18 Igla-S batteries mounted on Armored Personnel Carriers. One of the most effective missiles against low-flying aircraft on the market, the SA-18 is manufactured at the Russian KBM factory near Moscow. The sale culminates intense quiet exchanges conducted by the US Pentagon and State Department with the Kremlin and Russian defense ministry to prevent the sale to Damascus of the shoulder-launched version of the SA-18 for fear it falling into the hands of Iraqi guerrillas and Hizballah terrorists. Washington accepted the APC-mounted compromise despite Israel’s complaints. Although 20 batteries do not present a major headache for the Israeli air force, their mo

Iraqi Poll’s Winners and Losers - According to US Forecast

From DEBKA-Net-Weekly 190 Updated by DEBKAfile January 27, 2005, 11:44 AM (GMT+02:00) Islamic law - but no theocracy Wednesday was the single most deadly day for US forces in Iraq ; 36 servicemen died – 31 in a helicopter crash and five in anti-insurgent operations at trouble spots. At least 25 Iraqis were also killed in insurgent attacks on party offices and police centers. In counter-strikes, US troops uncovered a round dozen bomb cars In the northern city of Mosul rigged ready for detonation on election-day in three days time. US troops also raided Hit in Anbar Province, where many followers of al Qaeda’s Iraq commander, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, went to ground in flight from Fallujah. Despite the Iraqi Sunni boycott, al-Zarqawi’s imprecations against the general election, and the unprecedented level of bloodletting, an certain number of the 40,000 polling stations across the country will almost certainly open on time Sunday, January 30. To subscribe to DE

Wounds of 1984 massacre are still ripe

Indira Gandhi's assassination prompted genocide. Two decades on justice still hasn't been done By Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi "Fifteen years old. Round chubby face. Aching black eyes. She stumbled out of the first rescue bus. The torment she had endured for 36 hours surged out when she saw us, 'Meri izzat loot li' (they raped me), she cried out, she pulled away the loose crumpled kurta from her shoulders to reveal a gash from her left collarbone to right breast, covered with dried blood, ' Dekho, dekho kya kiya unhone mere saath ' (see, see what they did to me?)". So wrote Sheela Barse after witnessing the plight of Sikh victims of the 1984 Delhi massacre. Within thirty six hours of Oct 31, 1984, when India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead, 3000 Sikhs were killed. There was also widespread rape, arson and looting during the proverbial first genocide of independent India. "Mrs. Gandhi was assassinated by

Islamic party criticises Mush for telephoning Rice

Islamic party criticises Mush for telephoning Rice PTI[ FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2005 09:40:33 PM ] Sign into earnIndiatimes points ISLAMABAD: Taking strong exception to President Pervez Musharraf calling new US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over phone to congratulate her, Pakistan's main opposition party on Friday said he has not only violated international protocol but also disgraced the country. "Our rulers have assumed such proportion of flatterers that they do not care for the country's dignity," deputy chief of hardline Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Khurshid Ahmed said, reacting to Musharraf's telephone conversation with Rice. By calling the Secretary of state, he said, "President Musharraf has also violated international standard of protocol." "The foreign minister should have called his American counterpart instead of President Musharraf," the Jamaat leader said. "It is very surprising that the President rece

Nuggets from the Pakistan Urdu press

Al Zawahiri in Pakistan? According to daily Insaf, Aiman al Zawahiri the mastermind of Al Qaeda and number two after Osama bin Laden could be located in Pakistan, either in Sindh or Balochistan in the protection of some sardar. Other members of Al Qaeda who have made their way into Pakistan have come down from North Waziristan and have been hiding in Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan. These members of Al Qaeda are as follows: Ali bin Muhammad Askar (Sudan), Matlab al Sabah (Saudi) Basir Tankati (Egypt), Muhammad Aziz (Kuwait), Muhammad Saleh bin Musa (Yemen), Muhammad Aniq al Basit (Egypt), Abu Talha (Egypt), Abdul Sabhan Asiri (Saudi), Abdul Ali bin Hisham (Saudi), Abu Salman Musa (Syria), Abdur Rehman Didan (Yemen), Muhammad Abdul Basit (Egypt), and Ahmad Abdul Alim Jafari (Egypt). The paper quoted Arab sources. Altaf Hussain and MMA According to daily Insaf MQM chief Altaf Hussain spoke on the phone to an audience at the Lahore Press Club and said he was not ghaddar

PIA completely bans uplift of only Sindhi newspapers

PIA completely bans uplift of only Sindhi newspapers due to so-called "economy"; purchase of Urdu & English papers continue KARACHI: [Sindh Today Report] PIA - the national airlines of Pakistan which was purchasing Sindhi newspapers for uplift for more than last 35 years, has discontinued only Sindhi newspapers in the name of so-called "economy measures" from Jan 15, 2005

Pakistanis 'buy' citizenship in J&K,001300430001.htm Indo-Asian News Service Jammu, January 28, 2005|13:38 IST At least half a dozen cases of Pakistanis surreptitiously acquiring Indian citizenship in Jammu and Kashmir have come to light in the border district of Poonch, officials said in Jammu. These people entered India via the Wagah border post in Punjab using Pakistani passports and then travelled to Kashmir, where they obtained fake Permanent Resident Certificates and purchased land to establish themselves as permanent residents of the state. The cases detected so far are all in Mendhar town of Poonch district, the officials said. Mendhar is a strategic town close to the Line of Control (LoC) and one of the major routes used by terrorists sneaking across the ceasefire line from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The efforts of the Pakistanis to blend with the local population were highlighted by a man named Lal Din, who wrote a letter to the ext

A case for strengthening Union Govt.

Constitutional challenges of federalism Let us transform our institutions of governance before the Republic’s 60th anniversary JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN Posted online: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 0000 hours IST We have completed 55 years as a republic and this is a good time to introspect. With great expectation, the members of the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949, and the new republic came into existence on January 26, 1950. It was an extraordinary occasion. The United States was the first republic in the modern world. With the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the American colonies rejected British rule. In the ensuing War of Independence, the American forces won. But the task of uniting the 13 independent states remained unfinished. In 1787, the Continental Congress met to deliberate on the future Constitution. Two viewpoints prevailed. The Republicans favoured popular sovereignty and supremacy of the states. The Federalists favoured


PROBE INTO BENNY HINN'S PROGRAMME AT BANGALORE Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan Bharatamata Gurukula Ashram & Yogi Ramsuratkumar Indological Research Centre Sister Nivedita Academy 'Sri Bharati Mandir', Srinivasanagar, Krishnarajapuram Bangalore 560 036, INDIA (Phone: 091-80-5610935 / 5613716; Cell: 9448275315; e-mail: January 25, 2005 On the eve of the three day "Pray for India" gimmick of the American evangelist, Benny Hinn at Jakkur Air Port, when we sadhus and sannyasins representing the Hindu society marched to Vidhan Soudha to record our protest against the State Government allowing such open deception of the public in the name of religion, Mr. M.P. Prakash, the Revenue Minister of Karnataka, assured us that there would not be any quackery, miracle healing or conversion by the evangelist and that he would only perform a prayer.

Another Commie trick to derail IDRF

Watch out guys It's "International Development & Relief Foundation" Seems more like a 'South Asian' outfit. And who do they quote on Kashmir? Arindathi Roy herself !! And don't miss the reference to 'Azad' Kashmir

Deterioration of India-Pakistan relations, is it a cause for concern?

LISTEN TO 59 min discussion at Voice of America ________________________________________________ Deterioration of India-Pakistan relations, is it a cause for concern? 27 Jan 2005, 16:29 UTC 59 Min discussion , involving many analysts 1. Sushant Sareen 2. Anupam Srivatsva and pakis Deterioration of India-Pakistan relations, is it a cause for concern?

Maqbool Bhat, an enigma? Nah, he was just another selfish guy.

Maqbool Bhat, an enigma? Nah, he was just another selfish guy. By Samvit Rawal (A Kashmiri Pandit writer in exile) Maqbool was not a freedom fighter as is being made out by his followers. He was a simple selfish man. He neither had the intellect nor the foresight. The fact of the matter is that Maqbool Bhat was an ordinary man who made his money by spying on two different nations. If Yaseer Latif Hamdani had opened history books of the ISI he would have found that Maqbool Bhat was an Indian spy. He was on the rolls of the Indian intelligence services. His main job was to gather information about the troop movement in the Tangdhar, Kishenganga, Kupwara and other sectors. It was during this time that he was caught by the Pakistani intelligence agencies. They would have crucified him. But Maqbool Bhat was smart, he garnered a deal with the Pakistani agency by working for them. This is where Maqbool Bhat's fate took a turn. Although he still continued to be on the rolls o

Time to rethink on internal security : L K Advani

Intelligence agencies fear that discontinuation of the peace process with naxalites may be followed by an escalation in violence as the extremists may have utilised the ceasefire period to regroup and rearm themselves. " Threat to internal security has increased manifold in the past few months with Naxalite activities on the rise in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring States , Time has come for the government to have a rethink on the issue of internal security,” said Mr Advani. “Apart from inspiring fear and terror, recent surge in Naxal attacks has also given rise to a feeling of respect for Naxalites among people, since they seem to be gaining attention with their activities,” the former deputy PM pointed out. It may be recalled that the Centre had not only hailed the Andhra Pradesh government’s earlier decision to enter into a ceasefire with the PWG but also asked the other states to emulate the peace initiative. However, with the Andhra-Naxalites ceasefire now fallin

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: The Rise and Fall of an Afghan Warlord

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: The Rise and Fall of an Afghan Warlord By A. Jamali Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (The Islamic Party of Afghanistan or HIA), which once ranked as the most powerful resistance party in the country, is increasingly sidelined and under pressure from various quarters, including coalition forces and the new Afghan government. Moreover, HIA is having to contend with mass desertions from its rank and file. While some Afghan analysts are often tempted to predict the revival of the old warring elites, as far as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and his party are concerned, this is a most unlikely prospect. Nonetheless, given his charisma, renowned organizational skills and consistent activism over the past three volatile decades, Hekmatyar can not be expected to disappear altogether from the Afghan scene in the foreseeable future. From the 1980s through the early 1990s, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's HIA received the lion's share of arms and funds that came into Afghanistan from Ara