Showing posts from April, 2008

Negotiator’s warning on Abbas govt’s future

A top Palestinian negotiator on Friday warned that the government of President Mahmoud Abbas would disappear if a peace deal was not negotiated with Israel by the end of this year. Saeb Erekat, who is also a senior Abbas aide, said the unchecked construction of Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories were the biggest obstacle to this agreement.

N-deal bound by 123 agreement: Boucher

The US on Wednesday reiterated that the 123 Agreement and not the contentious Hyde Act would govern a civilian nuclear agreement it struck with India. Earlier this month, Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, on a visit to Washington, asserted India was bound by only the 123 Agreement and not the Hyde Act.

No finger-pointing at India, says US

Stung by criticism from India over a state department spokesman’s comments on Iran, a Bush administration official on Wednesday clarified that the spokesman was not “pointing the finger at India.”

Hillary takes Pennsylvania

Hillary Rodham Clinton kept alive her presidential campaign on Tuesday night by notching up a convincing victory over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania’s primary election.

N-deal on the back burner

After more than two years of intense negotiations that involved frequent flights between Washington and New Delhi, officials on both sides now appear resigned to the fact that the civilian nuclear deal will not be wrapped up any time soon.

Ah, The Human Race

Today China, tomorrow India? In the pro-Tibet, anti-repression march, are we on sure ground?

Fallen Pieces Of Silver

Grim tales of elderly parents abused by NRI children are rampant.

'We Can't Afford For India To Wait For Emission Cuts'

The top environmental advisor to US President, on climate change and India’s role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

3 Indian Americans sued for defamatory Sonia ad

The Congress’ US-based arm has filed a lawsuit against three Indian Americans claiming $100 million in damages for an advertisement that defames Sonia Gandhi.

Cost of lobbying nuclear deal rises

With the future of the Indo-US nuclear deal now uncertain, Washington is worried that the millions of dollars spent on lobbying could be in jeopardy.

Still time to move forward, says US

President George W. Bush’s administration continues to remain optimistic about the future of the civilian nuclear agreement with India but on Thursday noted that “time is running out.”