NEWS IN BRIEF – NOV 7, 2011 1. ‘Pak army has stake in talks with India’, No Backtracking On Giving India MFN Status, Says Khar: Lahore: The Pakistani army is a “stakeholder” in the dialogue process with India and fully supports the initiative to improve bilateral ties, the country’s foreign […]

1. 2G note at PMO’s insistence: FM, Cab Sec Drafted Para On PC, Says Letter To PM: New Delhi: The controversial finance ministry note on 2G spectrum allocation that created a political storm by suggesting that thethen finance minister P Chidambaram could have prevented the scam by insisting on auction of spectrum was […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 31, 2011 1. 2G-stung Niira Radia exits corporate PR biz : Mumbai: Corporate lobbyist Niira Radia has decided to exit the communications consultancy business a year after her name surfaced in the 2G spectrum controversy, even as Ratan Tata lauded her “ethical and satisfactory” work in augmenting the $72-billion […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 29, 2011 1. War fear struck Pak post-26/11: Rice, Alarmed, It Called Up Several Countries To Stop ‘Impending’ Indian Attack: Washington: Tough talking by then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee after 26/11 rattled Pakistan so much that it pressed the panic button and called everyone from the Chinese to […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 25, 2011 1. US, UK, 3 others issue travel advisories against India, Tourism Minister Protests, Says It’s Scaremongering: New Delhi: One after another, five countries — US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — have issued advisories against travel to India during the festival season. The ostensible reason for […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 22, 2011 1. Pvt Sector Bribery may Become Criminal: PM : Whatever we might do to minimize the opportunities for corruption, the sad reality is that we cannot build a totally foolproof system: Singh : NEW DELHI : With the corporate sector coming under a cloud for its […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 21, 2011 1. Clinton issues blunt warning to Pak, India calls for calm : New Delhi : US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned Pakistan leaders that they would face serious consequences if they continued to tolerate safe havens of extremist organisations that have crossed the […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 20, 2011 1. CAG only doing its job, says FM : New Delhi: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the comptroller and auditor general had not overstepped its mandate, breaking ranks with his colleagues who have accused the auditor of overreach with regard to its reports on […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – OCT 19, 2011 1. Pawar pushes for sugar and onion export, Thomas differs : New Delhi : Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has made a fresh move for easing restrictions on sugar and onion export, even as Union food minister KV Thomas appears reluctant, fearing an adverse impact on domestic […]

1. PM in Pretoria for Ibsa Summit, to Focus on Economy, Eurozone crisis, UN reforms likely to top the agenda of fifth summit of India, Brazil and South Africa : New Delhi : The rapidly deteriorating global economic outlook, especially the near-crisis situation in the Eurozone, is likely to top the agenda of fifth […]