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US cannot keep avoiding Modi: Experts

Two former senior United States diplomats, with more than 60 years experience in South Asia between them, have exhorted Washington to establish communication with Bharatiya Janata Party’s......

A first: Obama to appoint PIO as asst secretary for South Asia

Nisha Desai Biswal is strongly tipped to succeed Robert Blake and will be the first Indian-origin nominee to the post, reports Aziz Haniffa  In what could be yet another historic......

Obama must stay away from Kashmir issue: Experts

Noted South Asia analysts have warned the Obama administration to stay away from trouble-shooting in Kashmir despite the upsurge of violence in the Valley that has prompted some policy wonks urge......

South Asia expert gets India job at US State Dept

The position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs with responsibilities to work specifically on the India portfolio -- which has remained vacant for nearly a......

'Talks will pave future course for US-India ties'

The Obama administration's point man for South Asia, Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake has assured that there will be deliverables from the first US-India Strategic Dialogue that will be......

India's recovery to accelerate South Asia's GDP growth

Although economic growth in South Asia fell to its slowest pace in a decade during 2012, a recent study by the UN projects that the growth will recover in 2013.The UN’s “World Economic......

Jyoti Thottam Time S Asia bureau chief

India-born Jyoti Thottam, Time magazine's senior editor, has been re-designated as the magazine's South Asia bureau chief.Thottam will leave New York next month and relocate to New Delhi. Thottam,......

India powers South Asia growth: World Bank report

Thanks to India, South Asia picked up the pace of regulatory reform over the past year to become the second-fastest reforming region in the world, on par with the speed of reform in the countries......

CBI probing Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis deal

Chidambaram was competent to give approval of upto Rs 600 crore but he gave the approval which was worth approximately Rs 3,500 crore The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday told the special......

India's most astute deal maker is now a bankrupt entrepreneur

A look at the life and times of maverick businessman Chinnakannan Sivasankaran Chinnakannan Sivasankaran On August 26, the Supreme Court of Seychelles declared Chinnakannan Sivasankaran, better......

Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods to down shutters?

In the next few weeks, the Bombay High Court will hear Whistling Wood's petition to review its 2011 directive to vacate the land it occupies in Film City, Mumbai.Ketan Rana's first film, Dekh Le, a......

FIFA-Interpol workshop on match fixing perils

A two-day FIFA-Interpol Workshop on 'Tackling Match Fixing and Corruption in Football' will be held in the capital from January 15. The workshop is a part of FIFA-Interpol Training, Education and......

Oman awarded win after violence stops WC qualifier

Oman advanced to the next stage of the Asian World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday after FIFA awarded them victory over Myanmar in a match abandoned in the 92nd minute because of crowd violence.......

  People speak for south asia bureau

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Q. Formation of Pakistan could have been prevented had Ambedkar given Reservations in education & employment, MLAs & MPs to Muslims in 1947?
:  A. Sir, Muslims don't need any special reservations in India because they r quite a competent people. They certainly ruled India for approx . 1000...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/formation-of-pakistan-could-have-been-prevented-had-ambedkar//answers/16960588

Police Officer
Q. forensic science lab india
Police Officer:  A. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) is a wing of the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, which fulfils the forensic requirements in the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/forensic-science-lab-india/16943592/answers/15710508

Santosh Raut
Q. Do you think China\'s iron ore discovery may hit India\'s exports?
Santosh Raut:  A. yes, India has to look alternative markets or develop it's own beneficiation plants to utilize this sudden change in it's change in the Iron Ore...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-think-chinas-iron-ore-discovery-may-hit-indias-export/15710484/answers/14967885

anantharaman
Q. "You have a totally incompetent home minister, and why he isn't removed is beyond me," So says Walter Andersen, a former senior Administration official, who headed the State Department's South Asia Division of the Intelligence and Research Bureau. plz comment.
Anantharaman :  A. he is having the support of Madame, Sonia Gandhi. He is her blue eyed boy. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quotyou-have-a-totally-incompetent-home-minister-and-why-he-/14967800/answers/12065066

QueSera Sera
Q. Walter Andersen, a former senior Administration official, who headed up the State Department's South Asia Division of the Intelligence and Research Bureau has said the Mumbai terrorist attacks showed clearly a failure of India's intelligence and security apparatus and also the utter incompetence of Home Minister Shivraj Patil.. How many of u feel Patil is competent?
QueSera Sera:  A. He has his reasons. But in a weak coalition government, I do not think that any other Home Minister would have been better, particularly in the context of the present crisis! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/walter-andersen-a-former-senior-administration-official-who-/12065046/answers/12063786

  Web results for South Asia Bureau
UP gets road safety policy funded by World Bank, New Zealand

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav unveiled the State Road Safety Policy here Monday, saying that it will go a long way in checking road accidents and... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/lucknow/up-gets-road-safety-policy-funded-by-world-bank-new-zealand/
COO Sanjiv Kapoor

A new business model, focus on costs, an emphasis on better customer service, and some money from its promoters has put the Gurgaon-headquartered... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/X2UJOY2HWyIJ1wTNOOBwiL/SpiceJet-now-on-road-to-recovery-COO-Sanjiv-Kapoor.html
To summon Chidambaram or quiz him is CBIs question

Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to probe former finance minister P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis 2G telecom case,... ...

http://www.bombaynews.net/index.php/sid/225954871/scat/701ee96610c884a6
Red Alert in Malaysia Over Islamist Group's Support for IS

Malaysia today declared a red alert in the country's second largest state of Sabah after the leader of one of the most wanted Abu Sayyaf militant... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Red-Alert-in-Malaysia-Over-Islamist-Groups-Support-for-IS/860957
South Asia Intelligence Review, Volume 13, No. 12

Data and assessments from SAIR can be freely published in any form with credit to the South Asia Intelligence Review of the Print Sanchita... ...

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/sair/Archives/sair13/13_12.htm

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