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India's Biotech Baby Elephant
Washington (UPI) April 9, 2007
Low costs and growing expertise have led to a biotechnology explosion in India, but that very success could hurt the developing world as companies look toward the lucrative global drug market, experts said Monday. "Now that (Indian) companies are growing and becoming more successful, we run the risk they will turn their focus on the developed-country market and lose their sense of social r ... read more


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India Not To Surrender National Interest In Nuke Deal With US
New Delhi, India (AFP) Aug 17, 2006
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday tried to calm fears of India's political and scientific establishments that a historic civilian nuclear deal with the US would blunt India's nuclear weapons programme. "We have made it clear to the US that India's strategic programme is totally outside the purview of the agreements reached on civilian nuclear cooperation," Singh said in parliament at ... more

Leading Indian Scientists Set To Sink US-India Nuclear Deal
Paris (UPI) Aug 17, 2006
The long-simmering revolt by India's top nuclear scientists against the controversial nuclear deal with the United States now threatens to sink the landmark agreement signed last year between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The real question is whether it will also sink the emerging strategic alliance between the United States and India -- intended by both count ... more

War For Talent In Indian IT Goes On
Calcutta, India (UPI) Jul 11, 2006
The increasing global IT spending and the trend towards outsourcing may have triggered ambitious expansion plans of big local as well as multinational IT companies in India, but their enormous hiring plans are also making it harder for smaller Indian IT companies to retain employees, fueling a full-fledged war for talent. Although big local IT companies like Infosys Technologies and Tata C ... more

Even Rocket Scientists Work Out Technology Pays Better In India
Bangalore, India (AFP) Jun 21, 2006
After more than two decades as a scientist in India's premier space agency, 54-year-old Kalyan Raman has called it quits. His new job as a telecommunications specialist with a private firm, he says, pays double his previous salary and is more glamorous. Not only that, it offers escape from the grinding bureaucracy of the government job where he grew tired of seeing "cabinet notes, office o ... more

Can Singh Solve Kashmir
New Delhi (UPI) May 31, 2006
A follow-up to the second roundtable conference on Kashmir is unlikely as Indian intelligence, defense and ruling Congress party leaders are averse to the plan Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set out to resolve the decades-long dispute, experts say. "The announcements made by Singh to solve the Kashmir tangle are indeed encouraging, but it is doubtful whether they would be followed by a ... more

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    Indian Army Changes Rules To Stop Troops Faking It
    New Delhi (AFP) Apr 24, 2006
    The Indian army has taken steps to discourage officers from faking clashes in a bid to win military honours. "Now recognition will be given for overall performance and the evaluation system has been revised," Indian army chief J.J. Singh told reporters late Thursday. "The aberrations of the past that 'kills' will give greater glory has been put to rest," the chief of the 1.3-million-strong ... more

    Indian Army Against Deal With Pakistan On Kashmir Glacier
    New Delhi (AFP) Apr 21, 2006
    India's army chief Thursday ruled out any immediate troop withdrawals from a disputed Himalayan glacier as part of ongoing talks with arch-rival Pakistan. "We should not call it demilitarisation as it is a process and the first step will be disengagement and the next will be demilitarisation, but it is not immediately on the horizon as we see," Indian Army Chief J.J. Singh told a news conf ... more

    Indian Military Kicks Off Nuclear Warfare Conference
    New Delhi (AFP) Apr 18, 2006
    Indian military commanders were meeting here Monday to assess the capability of the country's million-plus army to survive nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warfare, officials said. The week-long commanders' conference would also review progress in the military's ambitions to equip troops with the latest electronics warfare systems, an army spokesman said. The annual event, launched b ... more

    India Facing Growing Maoist Threat From The Mountains
    New Delhi, (UPI) Apr 05, 2006
    India needs to put in place a well-coordinated plan to deal with growing Maoist violence and to prevent attacks on government property, Indian security analysts said Friday. "It is time that not only the Center (federal government) but also the state governments put in place a coordinated plan to deal with the problem (Maoist violence)," said Mahendra Ved, a senior security analyst. ... more

    Indo-US Space Accord Paves Way For Future Joint Exploration
    Mumbai, India (SPX) Mar 16, 2006
    The Indo-US deal on space research and application would usher in an era of joint exploration between the space agencies of the two nations, former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Kasturirangan said today. "We have signed a deal and this would enable both ISRO and NASA for future joint space explorations including Mars and other inter-planetary missions," Kasturirangan, al ... more

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    DAE Drags Feet On Separation, ISRO Docks With NASA
    Bangalore, India (SPX) Jan 25, 2006
    While the Department of Atomic Energy remains tentative on separating its civilian and military facilities, and faces the prospect of continuing international isolation, the Department of Space is reaping gains from the engagement with the Bush Administration. In the talks between Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and visiting US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns that concluded last Friday ... more

    US Instruments Given Green Light To Fly On Future Indian Space Missions
    New Delhi (UPI) Jan 24, 2006
    India and the United States have agreed to let Indian rockets launch satellites with U.S. components. The deal was reached at a meeting between Indian Foreign Secretary Shayam Saran and U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns during their meeting last week, the Indian Express newspaper said Tuesday. "The move is expected to boost India's commercial rocket launch program," said the Indian ... more

    India-Pakistan 'Friendship' Bus Collides With Truck
    Amritsar, India (AFP) Jan 21, 2006
    A bus headed to New Delhi from the Pakistani city of Lahore collided with an army truck in the Indian state of Punjab but there were no injuries, police said. The bus carrying 24 passengers was delayed for repairs for an hour some 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Amritsar, site of the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine. The Lahore-Delhi bus service, known as the "friendship bus," is o ... more

    India Sets Parameters For Kashmir
    New Delhi (UPI) Jan 19, 2006
    India has set out parameters to find a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute, saying it is prepared to discuss any proposal short of sovereignty and readjustment of present borders, Indian analysts said Thursday. "India has for the first time told Pakistan that it was prepared to consider any proposal which does not effect its sovereignty and not asks for re-drawing of borders," said Sye ... more

    Decision To Be Made On A Manned Space Mission In A Year: ISRO Chief

    Mumbai, India (SPX) Jan 16, 2006
    India will decide in a year's time on a manned space mission, according to Indian Space Research Organisation's Chairman G Madhavan Nair, reports PTI. "We have sparked a debate on the issue of whether a manned space mission is necessary or not.. In a year, we will be able to reach a decision on the issue," Nair told reporters here Saturday. "We have to first decide how far such a manne ... more

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