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Sri Lanka: President prevaricates on axing Chief Justice

Paper No. 5326                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Maldives: Some Unknown Facts about GMR’s Mission

Paper No. 5325                                  Dated13-Dec-2012
By Rajeev Sharma
 
The controversy regarding GMR and its airport project in Maldives having gone sour has created waves in the Indian media. However not much is known about the financial and legal details in this regard. Here is a broad brush picture giving an account of the hitherto unknown facts.
 

Insensitive Timing of Rehman Malik’s visit to India

 

Paper No. 5323                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

If NaMo, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had been well-advised, instead of raising the issue of Sir Creek, he would have raised the insensitive timing of the official visit of Mr. Rehman Malik, the Interior Minister of Pakistan, to India at the invitation of Shri Shushil Kumar Shinde, our Home Minister.

NAMO: Time for an Alternate Leadership

Paper No. 5321                                              Dated 10-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

Two issues will be in focus during the elections to the Gujarat State Assembly later this week--- the advisability of the BJP led by Shri Narendra Modi continuing for a third term in the government of the State and the expected attempts of the NaMo Brigade to use a new endorsement at the state level as a stepping stone for his gravitating to New Delhi as a Prime Ministerial aspirant during the 2014 elections.

Sri Lanka: Comments on Heroes Day – Update No. 226

 

Note No. 670                                                   Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

(Summary of answers to questions from media analysts on the occasion of  V.  Prabhakaran’s birth day on November 26 and the LTTE’s Heroes Day on November 27 are given in this article.)

November 27 used to be celebrated as the Heroes Day by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). On this occasion what is your take on those who lost their lives in the struggle for Tamil Eelam?

Sri Lanka: Consolidation of Rajapaksa Inc. – Update No. 225

 

Note No. 669                                                Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

The walk out of Chief Justice Mrs Shirani Bandaranayake and her team of lawyers from a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearing on an impeachment motion against her Thursday was an eloquent testimony to the charade being enacted in Sri Lanka in the name of democracy. Probably it is a matter of time the PSC would find her guilty of the charges of corruption slapped against her.

NEPAL: President Yadav Intervenes- Is it wise? Update No. 273

Note No. 668                                                   Dated  4-Dec-2012 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

On 22rd November, President Yadav gave an official call to the political parties to form a consensus government within seven days.  He did not spell out what he would do otherwise.  

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