Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Security Alert Ahead of Afghan Vote

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, Politics, Taliban, USA on September 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

Afghan Police has set up extra checkpoints across the country on Friday to scan for suicide bombers and insurgents a day ahead of parliamentary polling that will test the government’s ability to hold a legitimate election after last year’s disastrous presidential vote……….

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Debate on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in J&K

In Army, India, Military, Politics on September 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), was passed on 11 September 1958 by the Parliament of India.It conferred special powers upon armed forces in what the language of the act calls “disturbed areas” in the states of Arunachal PradeshAssamManipur,MeghalayaMizoramNagalandand Tripura. It was later extended to Jammu and Kashmir as the The Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 in July 1990………

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Myanmar Elections

In Politics on September 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi

Official media in military ruled Myanmar dictated to its citizens on Friday that they would be irresponsible if they did not vote in a November election…….

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Israel and Palestinians to resume direct peace talks

In Israel, Obama, Politics, USA on August 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Israel and the Palestinians will resume direct peace talks next month. USA had been exerting pressure on both sides to break years of political stalemate.The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is expected to announce the first direct negotiations since 2008  today…….

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Pakistan Government’s Flood Response risks Military Takeover ?

In Army, Military, Politics on August 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

Asif  Zardari and Pakitan Govt’s utter failure in dealing with the worst ever floods have given way to speculations of being overthrown  possibly through an intervention by the army……

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General Fonseka found guilty

In Army, Military, Politics on August 14, 2010 at 7:16 am

General (retd) Sarath Fonseka

A Sri Lankan court martial has found General (retd) Sarath Fonseka guilty of dabbling  in politics while in uniform, and recommended him for a ‘dishonourable discharge from rank.’….

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Race for 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination in US

In Politics, USA on August 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul (left to right) top a list of potential 2012 GOP contenders

A national poll less than three months ahead of the unofficial start of the next race for the White House indicates that there is no frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination…..

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“Fidel, Fidel, Fidel, Viva Fidel”

In Obama, Politics on August 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

Fidel Castro was looking healthy and lively when he came out to address  the Cuban parliament yesterday. It was his first official government appearance since emergency surgery four years ago….

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Kagan approved for Supreme Court

In Obama, Politics, USA on August 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

Solicitor General Elena Kagan has been confirmed by Senate on Thursday as the next associate justice of the US Supreme Court….

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Israel-Lebanon Border Clash

In 2010, Army, Israel, Military, NATO, Politics, World on August 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Rising tension along the Israeli-Lebanese border erupted into a military confrontation on Tuesday. An Israeli colonel, three Lebanese soldiers and a Lebanese journalist were killed in this clash.

The Israeli military said its forces came under fire from Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) while carrying out routine maintenance in Israeli territory. As per them the work was co-ordinated with Unifil.

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