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Harsh Desai 02 November 2012
The election battleground of the state of Ohio has become a key focal point of the US elections and its election result could determine the next US President It is quite possible that the election on 6th November, Election Day, may come down to the battleground state of Ohio. The state...

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Harsh Desai 01 November 2012
With Hurricane Sandy having gained massive attention, President Obama has been getting a lot of free ‘advertising’ and will try to woo swing voters in Boulder, Colorado as the presidential campaigns nears its climax     Denver is full of unexpected delights. The sky looks colourful...

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Harsh Desai 31 October 2012
Bill Clinton says that the election outcome might depend on the vote in Adams County. After his speech in Denver, everyone feels that President Obama has a strong case and will prevail and overcome   The rally is at 4pm at Adams High School at Commerce City in Denver, Colorado. I join...

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Harsh Desai 30 October 2012
Indians are the backbone of the US economy and an important chunk of the Democrat support base. It’s not about a few doctors, IT professionals and corner shop owners—the trial and conviction of Rajat Gupta and the ouster of Vikram Pandit, which made world headlines, shows that Indians are now...

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MDT/PTI 30 October 2012
President Obama declared that megastorm Sandy had sparked a major disaster in the states of New York and New Jersey. Stock trading also remain closed in the US for the second day New York: Superstorm Sandy battered the US East Coast on Tuesday with fierce winds and heavy rains, killing...

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MDT/PTI 29 October 2012
The women are thought to have been recruited from the war-torn Russian republic of Chechnya by an al-Qaeda-linked group, with bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan   London: Al-Qaeda has formed an all-female 'Burkha Brigade' whose cadres are being trained to infiltrate and hit military...

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MDT/PTI 29 October 2012
Hurricane Sandy has brought back memories of the hurricane Irene that had pounded the eastern seaboard last August, resulting in similar shutdowns, mass evacuations and power outages for millions New York: The US East Coast braced itself to weather one of the worst storms in decades as...

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Harsh Desai 28 October 2012
Obama may have made a big mistake when he did not lay out a jobs roadmap for his second term Anyway you cut it, Americans have jobs on their mind. You might start a conversation about healthcare but they want to talk about jobs. You talk about the weather; they will want to talk about...

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Harsh Desai 27 October 2012
It is day two of my US trip and 10 days to go before the election. “America is hurting” is what I see   I decide to meet up with the novelist Nayana Currimbhoy (Ms Timmins school For Girls) at her pretty loft in Lower Manhattan where her workspace and residence are cheek-by-jowl and...

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Harsh Desai 26 October 2012
Ready for the last phase of the US presidential elections? Our Special Correspondent will keep you updated on all the latest trends, moves, moods and swings of the Obama-Romney duel   It was good to read the New York Times (NYT) this morning saying that Virginia, Colorado, Ohio and...

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Ramesh S Arunachalam Ramesh S Arunachalam  and   Sushruthi Ramesh 25 October 2012
Rajat Gupta’s case is the tale of a prosperous environment gone terribly wrong and a stark wake up call to correct it, if indeed we are to make an attempt to revive the faltering world economy at all   When the ball finally dropped on Rajat Gupta, it would seem it wasn’t as severe as...

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MDT/PTI 25 October 2012
Rajat Gupta's sentencing comes exactly a year after he was charged with securities and conspiracy fraud and marks a stunning fall from grace for the Indian-American who rose through the ranks to become one of the most prominent titans on Wall Street New York: Rajat Gupta, the fallen...

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Harsh Desai 23 October 2012
Like a boxer who is roughed up by the underdog in the first round and comes out swinging in the second and third round, President Obama hit back in both the second and third debates Like a boxer who is roughed up by the underdog in the first round and comes out swinging in the second and...

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PS Deodhar 23 October 2012
Globalisation today is limited to economic activity and multinational corporations, their top officials and stock market gamblers have gained the maximum from it. Current policies are tutored by economists, business school faculties and Western thinkers, a significant number amongst them...

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MDT/PTI 17 October 2012
Obama, who drew flak from his own party for a lacklustre performance in round one two weeks ago, this time often dictated the terms of the debate questioning Romney's approaches towards China, immigration, taxes, unemployment, gun laws and other domestic and foreign Hempstead (New...

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Harsh Desai 17 October 2012
The vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan dwelt on foreign policy and the issue of abortion, among others. But a new poll shows that Romney has caught up with the president. Let’s see who wins... Joe  Biden’s left-right was answered by Paul Ryan’s right-left as the two...

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Harsh Desai 10 October 2012
One debate does not mean that the argument is lost. Both Ronald Reagan and George W Bush came roaring back after losing a debate, the onus is now on President Obama to do the same     Two events occurred—one before the presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, and one after, both of...

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Harsh Desai 03 October 2012
The race for US Presidential elections is in the final stretch and it is getting very serious. The presidential debates might be Romney’s best chance to catch up with Obama—it may be the last roll of the dice President Obama’s poll numbers are beginning to defy gravity. The economy has...

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MDT/PTI 02 October 2012
The CISF commandos will travel with the vessels in the Indian Ocean region up to the tip of Somalia, which is prone to piracy incidents, and then re-board an incoming vessel to get back to their base in India   New Delhi: Indian merchant vessels plying in piracy-infested waters will...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 27 September 2012
We need to question the criteria for the status of being a permanent member of the UNSC. If any set of rules is made, India would surely meet with the requirements   Once again, India is making the valiant attempt to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council...

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