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Information society, Globalization and The new society paradigm

Information society, Globalization and The new society paradigm Philippe CLERC Assemblée des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d’Industrie Economic Intelligence, innovation & IT director Association Française pour le développement de l’intelligence économique Chairman Competitive Intelligence Worldwide JAKARTA, 23 et 24 juin 2004 DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION The French Way to Globalization through Business Intelligence: public-private Strategies Philippe CLERC Assembly of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industries French Association for The Development of Economic Intelligence China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong Shanghai, May 29th, 2007 Download Presentation


By Col R Hariharan (Retd.) [Excerpts from this article were included in a presentation made by the author at a symposium 'Twentieth anniversary of Indo-Sri Lanka Accord' organised by the South Asia Peace Institute at Colombo on August 2, 2007.] The year 2007 has three milestones in Sri Lanka's political history – 50th year of the Banda-Chelva pact, 30th year of founding of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and 20th year of Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. They mark the sequential development of an unattended national issue. Undoubtedly, the most significant of them was the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord, signed between Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President JR Jayawardane on July 29, 1987. The Indian Peace Keeping Force was inducted into Sri Lanka in 1987 with a lot of goodwill to help the implementation of the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. However, their good intentions were not enough when political directions morphed their role from peace keeping to counterinsurgency wa

The big plot to denigrate India : FIRST TIME AN INDIAN REBUTTAL TO WESTERN BIAS FIRST TIME AN INDIAN REBUTTAL TO WESTERN BIAS By R. Balashankar Can perversity get lower than this? In the name of religious studies, a syndicate of scholars in America is spewing muck on Hinduism. Religions In South Asia (RISA), a department under the American Academy of Religion (AAR), has been sponsoring studies for years now to deride Hinduism. Our gods and goddesses like Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati, Laxmi and Kali, our rituals like Upanayana our saints like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and scriptures, Mahabharata, Ramayana and Gita all have come under such distasteful sexual connotation and nauseating voyeurism that one begins to wonder if it can at all be called academics. And for the first time ever, the Hindus are replying them in an organised, cohesive manner. A recently published book Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America has documented the Hindu response to this academic distortion. Edited by Dr. Krishnan Ramaswamy, a sc

EVENT : Talk on "Hinduism Under Siege, the way out" by Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Topic: "Hinduism Under Siege, the way out" Speaker: Dr. Subramanian Swamy Date: Aug 17, 2007 Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm Address: Shree Dwarakashish Temple, 717, Washington Rd., Parlin, NJ (near Edison) Contact: Sunanda - 732-252-6792 email: Website: Bio Data: Dr. Subramanian Swamy has contributed to India's growth in his various capacities as Member of Parliament, and Cabinet Minister – first as Minister for Commerce, Law and Justice (1990-1991) and later as Chairman of the Commission on International Trade and WTO's labour standards (1994-1996). He has doctorate in economics from Harvard University . He continues to be a visiting faculty member at Harvard University. A man who has fought fearlessly for his convictions, the causes he has espoused include his heroic struggle against Emergency in India . As never before, Hinduism is under an invisible multi-dimensional siege; and that the manifestation of launched

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Plan of U.S. and S. Korean Authorities for War Maneuvers under Fire

Pyongyang, August 3 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and south Korean authorities decided to stage "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises, large-scale war exercises targeted against the north, in south Korea from Aug. 20 to 31. This is an unpardonable provocation as they drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula into an extreme phase of showdown. A spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said this in a statement released on Thursday. They are trying to cover up the aggressive and provocative nature of the projected war exercises with their hackneyed rhetoric that they would be "annual" and just a "command's drill," but that is nothing but sophism which can convince no one, the statement notes, an goes on: The reality clearly shows that the U.S. and its allied forces are chiefly to blame for disturbing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. and south Korean authorities can never evade the re

China gives the Korean stalemate a happy ending

21:02 | 03/ 08/ 2007 MANILA-MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti political commentator Dmitry Kosyrev) - North Korea and the Philippines have signed a cooperation agreement at the current ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on security in Manila. Should the world be rubbing its eyes in disbelief? Imagine this agreement had been signed at the forum in Kuala Lumpur a year ago, when the Korean nuclear problem was the main threat to Pacific security. Even terrorism and natural disasters came second on the agenda to Pyongyang's bomb. Normal relations with North Korea were impossible and it was seen as a pariah state. In between the two forums, a breakthrough was made at the six-party talks in Beijing, where the Korean problem had been debated for years. Now the North Korean foreign minister has changed his image and is a regular participant at the ARF along with his colleagues from ASEAN and their partners: the United States, China, Russia, Japan, Australia and other nations that carry weight in the Pacific

Tapping into space for energy

20:41 | 03/ 08/ 2007 MOSCOW. (Yury Zaitsev for RIA Novosti) - The main source of energy for humankind is still fossil fuels, or hydrocarbons (oil, gas and coal). Their use, however, has a markedly adverse effect on the environment, not to mention their scarcity. Nuclear power and renewable energy sources (hydro, tidal, geothermal and wind-driven power plants) offer a partial solution. But even they do not address the issue of transport, which uses mostly liquid hydrocarbons. In short, the world has not yet come up with an engineering solution to these energy and environmental problems. Under the circumstances, tapping space for energy may be the best way out. The Sun is the original source of all energy on this planet. It helped the Earth to accumulate the hydrocarbon reserves which we are now burning away. For the human race to be able to meet its energy requirements, it requires 10 billion tons of fuel equivalent a year. The energy that annually reaches the Earth from the Sun

Russia aims to lay claim to North Pole natural resources

01.08.2007 Source: Sunday, July 29th, could go down as a memorable event in terms of Russian oceanology. Two deep-sea submersibles Mir-1 and Mir-2 made an unprecedented test dive in polar waters Sunday, reaching the seabed 47 nautical miles (87 kilometers) north of Russia’s northernmost archipelago, Franz Josef Land in the Barents Sea. The Akademik Fyodorov, the flagship of the expedition “Arktika-2007”, has launched the submersibles, said Vladimir Strugatsky, a vice president of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers, in an interview on Sunday. The test dive began at 9.15 a.m. with the launch of Mir-1 piloted by Analoly Sagalevech, one of the developers of the submersibles. Mir-2 followed suit fifteen minutes later. The second submersible was piloted by Evgeny Chernyaev, a prominent hydronaut. It took about one hour for the deep-sea vessels to reach the seabed at a depth of 1,311 meters. The Mir-type submersibles entered service 18 years ago. In the

Colombia: An End to ELN Kidnappings and a Greater Focus on FARC

Source: Stratfor Get Free Intelligence! Sign up here. August 03, 2007 02 00 GMT Summary Amid increased attention to the plight of an estimated 3,000 hostages held by Colombia's various militant groups, a National Liberation Army (ELN) spokesman said Aug. 2 the group is reviewing its kidnapping policy and aims to stop using kidnapping as a financing mechanism. This could significantly affect Colombia's security situation -- particularly if the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) feels pressured to make a similar move, or if the ELN's shift frees up more government resources to concentrate on combating FARC. Analysis Pablo Beltran, a spokesman for the National Liberation Army (ELN) -- Colombia's second-largest Marxist rebel group -- said Aug. 2 the group is considering abandoning kidnapping for ransom as a primary financing tactic. This gesture could give Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez a chance to improve the security situation in a country he

Global Market Brief: U.S. Pressure on Foreign Firms and Iran's New Financial Direction

Source: Stratfor Sign up for Free Intelligence Reports August 02, 2007 23 00 GMT The U.S. House of Representatives on July 31 passed legislation amending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) of 1996, expanding the scope of businesses subject to sanctions for investing in Iran's energy infrastructure. Further threatening Iran's commercial standing, the two largest banks in Europe that are still conducting financial operations in Iran -- Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank -- recently announced plans to halt transactions with private clients in Iran. Cutting off Iran's access to international finance and business investment is a central part of the U.S. strategy to force Iran to change its behavior regarding Iraq and the nuclear issue. Increased U.S. pressure on Western banks to boycott Iran will force the Islamic republic to do business elsewhere, primarily in Asia. Though the United States has made progress in its efforts to change international banking practices -- mainly in Europe --

Baloch Nationalists under fire by Pakistan sponsored Islamic Mullas

By Nagesh Bhushan Pakistani Intelligence ISI in collaboration with Iranian intelligence crafted a unique strategy to fight Baloch nationalists who are waging a deadly guerilla warfare against Pakistani Army in the Balochistan province - Islamize youth and kill Nationalists - according to sources in Balochistan . Baloch Nationalists have alerted Western Governments and think tanks abroad about this new development; witnessed by locals, widely circulated in baloch forums, that a promotional gathering of Tabligi was orchestrated under the watchful eyes of ISI on July 31 in Gawadar, the costal city Balochistan. One Mr.Archen Baloch said "Fanatic mullahism is been promoted proactively in collaboration with insignificant, discarded local mullahs against the Baloch nationalism which seeks the restoration of its national sovereignty over Balochistan. “. This phenomenon suggests that Pakistani intelligence is adding a new dimension to its Counter insurgence strategy to contain Baloch nati

The Pashtun time bomb

By Selig S. Harrison Wednesday, August 1, 2007 The alarming growth of Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the Pashtun tribal region of northwest Pakistan and southern Afghanistan is usually attributed to the popularity of their messianic brand of Islam and to covert help from Pakistani intelligence agencies. But another, more ominous reason also explains their success: their symbiotic relationship with a simmering Pashtun separatist movement that could lead to the unification of the estimated 41 million Pashtuns on both sides of the border, the breakup of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the emergence of a new national entity, "Pashtunistan," under radical Islamist leadership. Pakistan and Afghanistan are fragile, multiethnic states. Ironically, by ignoring ethnic factors and defining the struggle with jihadists mainly in military terms, the United States is inadvertently helping Al Qaeda and the Taliban capture the leadership of Pashtun nationalism. In Pakistan, where the milit


"I must say for every citizen, laws of the nation shall be respected. If you don't, I don't expect you to be called a moral person," Special TADA court of Judge P D Kode , appointed for 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts 12 blasts 257 dead 713 injured 123 arrested and tried 686 witnesses testify 35,000 pages of evidence submitted 13 years to reach verdicts

Actor Sanjay Dutt Jailed for receiving weapons from Terrorists

Indian Minister , Terror Supporter and Tragedy of India Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced on Tuesday to six years "rigorous imprisonment" for possessing illegal weapons that he received from plotters of the 1993 Mumbai blasts which killed 257 people Parliamentary and Information and Broadcasting Minister ( Click to see Biodata) Priyaranjan Dasmunsi Mr. Dasmunsi told PTI “I will go to jail with a garland when Dutt will be released,” NO ONE IS ABOVE LAW Here is stupid Indian public and Indian MEDIA : SMS polls by television channels after his sentencing showed nine out of 10 respondents believe the 48-year-old actor should have been pardoned. Viewers wept. And that’s why it’s time to realise that Sanjay Dutt is extremely lucky — a blessed man. Men unknown to anyone but their families and friends go to prison for offences lighter than Dutt’s. Many of these men are even perhaps innocent, found guilty due to some strange combination of circumstances or the indi