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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu strain spreads in UK

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 20, 2009

As various health bodies are still struggling to counter the swine flu pandemic, reports of a Tamiflu resistance developing in a few individuals across the world were causing concerns. Now, to add to their worries, UK has reported the first instance of confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission of a Tamiflu-resistant strain in the world.

Some other reports also listed cases of scores individuals developing the drug resistant strain but there were no reports of person-to-person transmission. Authorities reported five patients at a unit treating people with severe underlying health... (more)

Tags: swine flu, india, anti-flu, cipla, england, h1n1, roche, tamiflu, tamiflu resistant, uk, virus, who

India: Maoists Blast Tracks, Derail Train

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 19, 2009

The naxalites in India who claim to be voice of poor and oppose administrative "oppression" have shown their real colors once again. At least three passengers were killed and over 47 others injured when eight bogies of the 321 Tata-Bilaspur passenger train derailed after the Maoists terrorists blew up railway tracks on Thursday night at around 9:15PM local time, in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district. The blast comes ahead of a 24-hours statewide strike called by militants to oppose the assembly election in the state.

Three of the bogies, apparently ferrying central armed forces, were... (more)

Tags: india, world, crime, train, militants, naxalite, tata, levy, ranchi, bilaspur, jharkhand, indian railway, tata-bilaspur express, rourkela, 321 tata-bilaspur passenger

US Tries to Pacify India Over Chinese Role in Asia

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 19, 2009

...to “strengthen” tied with China, US seems to have stepped in the wrong alley. After US-China released a joint press statement making reference to Indo-Pakistani relations and sending message that U.S. is fine with the idea of a third party intervention in the talks between the two nations (India-Pakistan); officials of U.S. embassy in India, State and Foreign Department are now on an explanation spree.

India on Wednesday reacted sharply to the joint statement. India has always been very critical of any third party intervention in Indo-Pakistani relations especially related to... (more)

Tags: terrorism, china, obama, politics, united states, india, usa, us politics, world, pakistan, news, asia, foreign policy, foreign secretary, joint statement, new delhi, samapan

Transparency Int'l releases Corruption Perceptions Index-09

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 17, 2009

...United States of America while improving its score from 7.3 to 7.5, slid one spot on the rank to 19th. China has a stable score of 3.6 but slid seven places on the ranks to 79th. Brazil (3.7) shared the 75th spot with Columbia, Peru and Surinam while another BRIC nation, Russia (2.2) was ranked very low at 146th. India (3.4) ranked at a joint 84th spot with four other nations including Thailand.

The top-5 nations on the list are: New Zealand (9.4), Denmark (9.3), Singapore (9.2), Sweden (9.2) and Switzerland (9.0). Canada (8.7)is ranked at a joint 8th with Australia and Iceland.

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Tags: germany, 2009, politics, india, usa, world, corruption, accountability, politicians, transparency international, annual corruption perception index, bric, development, berlin

India: 400 houses torched as ethnic tension builds up

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 16, 2009

Ethnic tension has spiraled up in India’s North-Eastern state of Mizoram after a Mizo youth named Zarzokima, aged 18, was murdered by the by militants belonging to the Bru National Army. Since then suspected Mizo groups have burnt down nearly 400 houses belonging to Bru people. Thatch and bamboo is used as the primary roofing material for houses in these tribal areas.

Seven people have been arrested till now on the charges of arson over the past three days.

The Mizoram government on Monday issued a shoot-on-sight order at Bungthuam and neighbouring... (more)

Tags: india, mizoram, mizo, bru, riot, tripura, zarzokima

Interview with Shobhan Bantwal Author of The Sari Shop Widow

By JaimeM, published on Oct 22, 2009

What was your inspiration for writing THE SARI SHOP WIDOW?  Why was it important for you to tell this story?

Little India in Edison, New Jersey is a quaint and interesting enclave of Indian sari and clothing shops, restaurants, jewelry and music stores, and food bazaars. The neighborhood is a slice of India transplanted into the heart of suburban U.S. My family and I go there often to shop and have a good meal. I always thought it would be make a great setting for a novel.

It... (more)

Tags: novel, women's, women's fiction, india, shobhan bantwal, contemporary fiction

Sri Lanka: Reuniting the Island

By Foreignpolicyer, published on Nov 19, 2017

...be superfluous at this point, and in the long run they risk sowing the seeds of future unrest and possibly civil war.

Why the Rest of the World Should Care

A renewed outbreak of civil strife would not only be tragic for Sri Lanka but also undesirable for the rest of the world. India in particular has a vested interest in a stable Sri Lanka, as there are 60.8 million Tamils residing in India, for which the civil war had been a very heated issue. Furthermore, India’s three-year long peacekeeping tenure in northern Sri Lanka, in which it faced stout opposition from the... (more)

Tags: china, united states, india, europe, sri lanka, ltte, tamils, sinhalese, mahinda rajapaksa

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