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Temple beefs up security after terrorist organization Anjuman Deendar threat ID=IEK20051023011610&Page=K&Titl e=Southern+News+-+Karnataka&Topic=0 Sunday October 23 2005 11:37 IST KOLLUR: Following the threat issued by the Anjuman Deendar, the Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple management has taken every possible step to ensure the security of the temple and its devotees who come from various parts of the country, said temple administrative officer and deputy commissioner T Shyam Bhat. The management has also requested the police to advise them about the security arrangements that should be made. Bhat said: “We have also written to the Department of Religious Endowment, Bangalore, requesting it to approve the bills for security equipment such as metal detectors, close circuit TV, which have yet to be purchased from the temple funds.” “The Department has agreed in principle to approve our proposal and we will install the internal security equipment soon,” he added. The genuineness of the threat mail receive

Why does Pakistan need a huge number of F-16s?

First America said Pakistan will get 25 F-16s as a gift; then the number was raised to 40; and now looks like Pakistan will get 80 F-16s!! Why so many? For what? To fight the Al Qaeda?! fullstory.php?newsid=57052 EXPRESS INDIA Turbulence ahead: Pak F-16s next week C RAJA MOHAN Posted online: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 0444 hours IST New Delhi, October 21: Despite the tall talk on de-hyphenating US relations with India and Pakistan, the impending American sale(to be announced next week) of 80 F-16s to Pakistan has begun to cast a shadow over the Indo-US regional security dialogue which is being held tomorrow. There’s growing concern on the Indian side that US tactical interests in Pakistan might begin to overwhelm the proclaimed long-term American commitment to build a strategic partnership with India. As they survey the Asian security scenarios tomorrow, the challenge for Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and US Under Secretary of State

Kashmir :Timely action can prevent from impending political implications

Timely action can prevent from impending political implications of aftermath of earthquake. As region of South Asia in has witness the deadliest earthquake of history that hit hard Pakistan administered Kashmir, killed over the hundred thousands dead, left more than sixty thousands injured and rendered millions homeless. The mountainous Himalayan region of Kashmir that was badly affected where alone death toll may be not less than hundred thousands and million homeless among them thousands are yet not accessible, and are without shelter, food, medicine and blanket after two weeks of earthquake. As UN aid program coordinator in the region and Secretary General Kofi Annan have warned the international community that more people may die than those died in the earthquake if immediate arrangements were not made to provide them adequate shelter, food, medicine and warm clothings. As cold weather has already set in and harsh weather is around the corner that is putting millions of homele

AMRITA UNIVERSITY, a Deemed University

AMRITA UNIVERSITY, a Deemed University designed to provide the best higher education has transformed University Education in India so radically that it has received respect and acclaim from the professional community around the world. The Amrita University inspired by Mata Amritananda Mai has transformed higher education with spiritual values and has been providing quality value based education for several years. Hindus and non-hindus have been attracted to the university for its quality, professionalism and value based higher learning. Hostile forces inimical to value based higher education have been creating obstacles ever since Amma introduced value basededucation. Several vested interest groups and Communist party have been trying to discredit and marginalize Amrita University ever since Amrita University attracted students and faculty from around the world. For several years, Communist media and pseudo secular intellectuals have been making

Analysis:Going, going, gone to China

By ROLAND FLAMINI UPI Chief International Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- China's new affluent class has discovered the joys of auction houses. This year, sales at China's 10 leading auction houses topped $1 billion: up from $100 million in 2000, according to published figures. First time buyers are snapping up everything from Chinese contemporary paintings to Western antiques, but the main quest is for objects and art from China itself. Drawn by the booming market, Christie's, the international auction house, this week became the first Western auction house to announce that it was setting up a sales operation in Beijing. What Chairman Mao would have thought of this growing capitalist trend is not hard to imagine. But one of the sculptures in a current exhibition of Chinese avant-garde art in the Hague is a reproduction of Mao's Little Red Book, the "bible" of the Maoist Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, with the pages blank, because -- as the ar


by B.Raman (Paper presented at a conference jointly organised by the State Islamic University (UIN) of Jakarta and the Institute for Defence Analyses (IDA) of Washington DC at Bali, Indonesia, from October 19 to 21,2005 ) INTRODUCTION The Internet enables every jihadi to feel part of a larger whole. It enables every angry Muslim to give vent to his or her anger in myriad ways. It enables every Muslim to become a participant in the jihad in his or her own way, with or without a leader. It has strengthened Islamic solidarity. Cyber space has become the spawning ground of jihadi warriors. The use of the Internet by the jihadi terrorists illustrates the folly of dismissing them as irrationals or as persons with a medieval mind. An irrational person or one with a medieval mind cannot use the Internet as effectivedly as the jihadi terrorists have been doing.In this paper, the increasing use of the Internet by international jihadi terrorist organisations would be discussed under six heads

Nanotech Policy: Regulation at the Intersection of Science, Morals and Public Health

Nanotech Policy: Regulation at the Intersection of Science, Morals and Public Health By Bart Mongoven The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a consultant's report Oct. 16 that offered the first plan for studying the toxicity of nanotechnology. The report outlined three elements of a toxicity screening strategy, which is crucial for the agency as it develops a regulatory approach for the technology within the bounds of the national Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- a law passed in 1977 to regulate chemical compounds in commerce. It is easy -- indeed, tantalizingly so -- to imagine the future of public policy with a structure identical to that known today, differing only in the issues to which it reacts. For example, it is tempting to rely on our familiarity with the players, interests and arguments involved in the perennial debate over fuel economy standards to imagine similar debates in 50 years that involve the minimum hydrogen fuel required for pass

PoK could go the East pak way: Pakis desperate for peace

Excerpts from 2 Lahori pieces in successive weeks: desperate paki for the first time is willing to keep J&K in Indian union! For better and for worse The Friday Times October 14-20, 2005 - Vol. XVII, No. 34 Najam Sethi's E d i t o r i a l ... It is shocking that a country that boasts nuclear weapons and missiles, spending hundreds of billions of rupees every year on its military prowess, could only muster one crane on the day of the disaster to try and clear the rubble of the collapsed Margalla Towers in Islamabad under which hundreds of people were buried. It is even more remarkable that the Pakistan army, which is supposed to be spread out in force along the Line of Control in Kashmir, was so thin on the ground at the site of every disaster. Indeed, early pictures show army jawans gingerly picking at the rubble with their bare hands or shoveling away in an uncoordinated and relatively unfocussed manner. It is inexplicable that the full extent of the damage is still not c

Mau riots early warning for all patriotic Indians

PRESS RELEASE October 22, 2005. Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party. Recent communal riots in Mau town in U.P. is an early warning for all patriotic Indians and a wake up call for those Hindus who claim to espouse secularism. Mau is a town of 65 percent Muslims and the local Muslim leaders, many of them with a criminal background, have over the years terrorised the Hindus not to hold publicly the Bharat Milap festival that comes between Dussehra and Deepavali. This year the Bharat Milap festival fell on a Friday and the Muslim leadership of Mau, publicly declared that only Namaaz Azaan will be broadcast and no microphones will brodcast any bhajans connected with the Bharat Milap festival. This public declaration is shocking in a country where 80 percent or more people are of Hindu faith; but it is

Defence and Geopolits roundup

{1} UK SAS tests mini UAV -- [Janes] {2} Southern Gulf Co-operation Council countries brace for terrorist attacks -- [Janes] {3} Chasing the dragon in the South Pacific -- [Janes] {4} US fired Last Titan IV B Inter Continental ballistic missile ---[AFPN] {5} Not enough Airmen working in military intelligence says US General ---[AFPN] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {1} UK SAS tests mini UAV ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By Tim Ripley JDW Correspondent London The UK's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment has carried out trials of the Mission Technologies BUSTER (Backpack Unmanned Surveillance Targeting and Enhanced Reconnaissance) small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ahead of an enhanced deployment of UK special forces personnel to Afghanistan in 2006. The trials at the regiment's Credenhill base near Hereford were part of continuing efforts to improve the reconnaissance-gathering capabilities of the UK's special forces, JDW has learned. The UK Directorate of Special Forces has also