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India in Saudi English Press

21.12/2009

Mehbooba denied Pak visa (Arab News): People Democratic Party Pol.
(PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was to take part in an
International conference in Islamabad at December-end, has been
denied a visa due to the security situation in the country.
Babri demolition is unpardonable (Saudi Gazette): Asserting the Pol.
Congress and former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao could
never be forgiven for the demolition of Babri Mosque, All India
Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday said the Liberhan
Commission overlooked the judicial process in the case of BJP
leader A B Vajpaee.
More Demands for new stated in India (Agencies): Hundreds of Pol.
activists blocked the National Highway near Siliguri in North
Bengal demanding a separate state carved out of North Bengal.
India not fulfilling commitment: Pakistan (Saudi Gazette): Pushing Pol.
for the resumption of dialogue, Pakistan has suggested that India
was not fulfilling its commitment made in the Sharm-el Sheikh
joint statement and re-linking talks with action against terrorism.
India in Saudi English Press
22.12/2009

Mumbai attack report tabled in House (Shahid Raza Burney/Arab Pol.


News): The two-member Ram Pradhan Committee’s report on
November-2008 terror attack in Mumbai was tabled in the
Maharashtra Assembly on Monday.
US can challenge India, China on Copenhagen goals Pol.
(Agencies/Saudi Gazette): A top White House adviser has
described the limited non-binding Copenhagen accord as “a great
step forward” saying the US could challenge India and China if
they don’t meet their stated goals.
26/11: Punish Indian cops too, says Deshmukh (Agencies/Saudi Pol.
Gazette): Reacting to the Ram Pradhan Committee’s report that
Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor did not take command
on 26/11, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh
Monday said ‘erring cops” must be punished.
Kasab denies shooting cops (Saudi Gazette): Mohammad Ajmal Pol.
Kasab on Monday denied in the special court that he shot police
officers Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salasakar on the
night of 26/11, claiming he was not present at the site.
Decision on Telangana by Tuesday, assures PM (Saudi Gazette/ Pol.
Agencies): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday assured a
delegation of Congress MPs from coastal Andhra Pradesh and
Rayalseema regions that a decision on the Telangana issue could be
taken by Tuesday.
Maoists brutally assault scores of animals (Agencies/ Saudi Pol.
Gazette): Maoists launched a brutal assault on a zoo in Jhargram
town Sunday morning, firing indiscriminately into deer and black
buck enclosures, setting fire to animal cages, burning hundreds of
birds and beat officer and forest guards.
India in Saudi English Press
23.12/2009

India’s interests not compromised’(IANS/ Arab News): Global Pol./Eco.


warming took over the last day of the winter session in India’s
Parliament, with Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh stoutly
defending the government’s actions at the Copenhagen climate
summit while the opposition charged that India’s interests had been
compromised.
“US can’t meddle in domestic actions” (PTI/ Saudi Gazette): Pol.
Dismissing the US claims that India’s domestic climate actions can
be challenged, top environmentalist R K Pachuri made it clear there
was no power granted to America in the Copenhagen accord for
such interference, reported PTI.
2010 will be bloodier, warn Indian Maoists (PTI/ Saudi Gazette): If Pol.
2009 was bad, 2010 will be “bloodier” if the government goes
ahead with its planned offensive against the Maoist Jungle bases, a
top guerrilla leader has vowed while warning of more retaliatory
violence in the months to come.
India hails Copenhagen accord (AFP/Saudi Gazette): India hailed Pol.
Tuesday the lack of targets and legally binding measures in the
Copenhagen climate accord and vaunted the emerging countries at
the chaotic talks.
India in Saudi English Press
24.12/2009

Family of 1993 crash victim gets damages (Md Rasooldeen/ Arab Misc.
News): The family of an Indian worker who died 15 years ago
received a compensation payment of SR75,000 by court order, the
Indian Embassy announced here on Wednesday.
Jazeera Airways cuts routes (Arab News): Kuwaiti low-coast Eco.
Jazeera Airways said on Wednesday it was cutting services on
certain routes to weather difficult times with no improvement in
sight next year. The airline, which flies to 23 destinations, said it
would stop flying regularly from Kuwait to the Egyptian Red Sea
city of Hurghada, cancel its Mumbai route and delay earlier plans to
fly Latakia, Syria.
Mukherjee sees 7.75% growth. (Ruters/ Arab News): The Indian Eco.
economy could grow at a faster pace in 2009/10 compared with the
previous year although inflation and high fiscal deficit are major
challenges for the government, the finance minister said on
Wednesday.
India to overtake Japan in small cars (Erika Kintez/AP/Arab News): Eco.
India has emerged the leader in small cars, overtaking Japan, as
declining sales in Western markets coupled with robust growth in
Asia redraws the global map of the auto industry faster than
expected.
Molested Indian girl’s affidavit out (Saudi Gazette): A top cop Misc.
molested a 14-year-old girl, the trauma drove her to commit suicide
and the cop gets away with just 6 months in prison, and on top of
that, gets bail immediately.
China, India, South Africa vital for climate deal (AFP/Saudi Pol./Eco.
Gazette): The emergence of China, India, South Africa and Brazil
as a grouping was the most significant outcome of the climate talks
in Copenhagen, the chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change said Wednesday.
India foiled over a dozen terror plots this year(AFP/Saudi Gazette): Pol.
India’s home minister said Wednesday that a dozen or more plots to
stage major attacks on the scale of the Mumbai atrocities of last
year had been foiled during 2009.
Hemant Karkare’s Jacket dumped in garbage(Saudi Gazette): In a Pol.
new twist to 26/11 martyr Hemat Karkare’s missing jacket, a
sweeper in the JJ Hospital in Mumbai has confessed that he dumped
the Jacket mistakenly in the waste bin, reported PTI.
India in Saudi English Press
25.12/2009

Clashes in Hyderabad over delay in creating new state (Omer Pol.


Farooq/AP/ Arab News): Police with bamboo batons clashed with
crowds of protesters in southern India on Thursday as outrage over
a delay in creating a new state erupted into violent demonstrations
in several cities.
Andhra burns again over Telangana flip-flop (Agancies/ Saudi Pol.
Gazette): Business and shops were shut and vehicles stayed off the
roads Thursday in parts of southern India as part of a two-day strike
protesting the federal government’s decision to delay the creation of
a new state.
Indian visa rules cause confusion (Ruters/ Saudi Gazette): Plans to Pol.
tighten rules for Indian visas following the recent arrest of a
Chicago businessman alleged to have prior knowledge of the
Mumbai attacks have led to confusion and complaints at the height
of the tourist season.
Molested Indian girl’s father breaks down (Saudi Gazette): For the Misc.
first time, Rushika Girhotra’s father spoke to the media about the
19-year ordeal that the family has gone through. Ruchika Girhotra
was molested and driven to suicide by former DGP SPS Rathore.
Indian PM’s group for autonomy for Kashmir (AFP/Saudi Gazette): Pol.
High-level advisers appointed by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh are recommending autonomy for Kashmir, where militants
have fought for 20 years against rule from New Delhi.
Sino-India rivalry complicates Pakistan picture (Ruters/Saudi Pol.
Gazette): As the United States struggles to work out how to deal
with Pakistan, an obvious country to turn to for help is Islamabad’s
most loyal partner-China.
Indian super-compact car market surpasses Japan (AP/Saudi Eco.
Gazette): India has emerged the leader in small cars, overtaking
Japan, as declining sales in Western markets coupled with robust
growth in Asia redraws the global map of the auto industry faster
than many expected.
India in Saudi English Press
26.12/2009

13 quit Andhra Pradesh Cabinet (Syed Amin Jafri/ Arab News): All Pol.
13 ministers from the Telangana region resigned from the Andhra
Pradesh Cabinet on Friday to press the federal government and the
Congress party leadership to come out with a firm commitment and
clear cut time-frame for the formation of separate state for this
backward region.
17 die as bridge collapses (AFP/ Arab News): Rescuers were Misc.
battling Friday to free dozens of workers trapped under a collapsed
bridge in western Indian state of Rajasthan, killing 17, official said.
Fourteen critically injured laborers have been hospitalized.
Pakistan frees 100 Indian fishermen (AFP/ Arab News): Pakistan Pol.
on Friday released 100 Indian fishermen who had been jailed for
three years, as a “goodwill gesture” to India, its South Asian
neighbor, officials said.
13 Andhra ministers quit (Omer Farooq/Saudi Gazette): Around Pol.
four months old K. Rosaiah govermnet of Andhra Pradesh Friday
plunged into another serious crises as all the 13 ministers from
Telangana region submitted their resignation demanding that the
center should announce a clear cut time bound program for the
creation of TeIangana state.
Mumbai to face water cut (Saudi Gazette): Every Mumbaikar’s tap Misc.
will run dry for at least two days in New Year, the days depending
on where the citizen lives as the civic administration has finalized a
proposal to ration water supply.
India in Saudi English Press
31.12/2009

13 quit Andhra Pradesh Cabinet (Syed Amin Jafri/ Arab News): All Pol.
13 ministers from the Telangana region resigned from the Andhra
Pradesh Cabinet on Friday to press the federal government and the
Congress party leadership to come out with a firm commitment and
clear cut time-frame for the formation of separate state for this
backward region.
17 die as bridge collapses (AFP/ Arab News): Rescuers were Misc.
battling Friday to free dozens of workers trapped under a collapsed
bridge in western Indian state of Rajasthan, killing 17, official said.
Fourteen critically injured laborers have been hospitalized.
Pakistan frees 100 Indian fishermen (AFP/ Arab News): Pakistan Pol.
on Friday released 100 Indian fishermen who had been jailed for
three years, as a “goodwill gesture” to India, its South Asian
neighbor, officials said.
13 Andhra ministers quit (Omer Farooq/Saudi Gazette): Around Pol.
four months old K. Rosaiah govermnet of Andhra Pradesh Friday
plunged into another serious crises as all the 13 ministers from
Telangana region submitted their resignation demanding that the
center should announce a clear cut time bound program for the
creation of TeIangana state.
Mumbai to face water cut (Saudi Gazette): Every Mumbaikar’s tap Misc.
will run dry for at least two days in New Year, the days depending
on where the citizen lives as the civic administration has finalized a
proposal to ration water supply.