India in Pakistan Media Mar 16

Summary: Pakistan media had a wider coverage of India than the Indian media coverage of Pakistan. The composite dialogue was reported by all newspapers and commented upon in editorials. The Nation, a conservative newspaper was critical of the talks, while The News and Dawn were far positive. An editorial in Dawn was critical of the EU report on Kashmir. Vodafone’s takeover of Essar was reported in The News and Daily Times. The Maoist guerilla’s attack on a police station was highlighted by all newspapers.

Total Stories: 17
Bilateral relations: 6
Economy & Business: 4
Kashmir: 1
Law & Order: 5
Misc: 1

Bilateral Relations

Inching forward
The News – International – Pakistan
The agreement between India and Pakistan at the end of the two-day dialogue between their foreign secretaries, to expedite outstanding issues including …

Hastening slowly
BY all accounts, the fourth round of the composite dialogue between India and Pakistan has been a major step forward in paving the way for strengthening confidence-building measures, and in doing so, reducing the current level of mistrust between the two countries.

Long on promises
FOREIGN Secretary Riaz Muhammad Khan sounded perhaps a little optimistic when he said 2007 could prove to be a watershed for relations between Pakistan and India, especially when his talks with his Indian counterpart Shiv Shankar Menon ended merely on futuristic promises.

Neighbours? political instability a worry for India: Mukherjee
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Without naming Pakistan and Bangladesh, India said on Thursday that the ?periodic instability in the political fabric? of its neighbourhood was a …

Film on India, Pakistan ties
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
?In my movie, there will be no hatred, no abuses directed towards Pakistan as people do while making a movie based on India and Pakistan,? says Priyadarshan …

Pakistan studying options to buy gas from Uzbekistan: PM
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
Pakistan is currently discussing the laying of over US seven billion dollars gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan, going up to India, besides another one from …

Economy & Business

Vodafone, Essar agree on management control
The News – International – Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Britain?s Vodafone announced on Thursday it had clinched a deal with India?s Essar group for management control of Indian mobile firm Hutchison …

Vodafone paves way for India entry with Essar deal
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
LONDON/NEW DELHI: Vodafone has secured operational control of India?s fourth-largest mobile company, Hutchison Essar, clearing the way for the British …

$65bn investment needed over six years
The News – International – Pakistan
The Planning Commission also warned of greater competition from China, India and Bangladesh. It pointed out that in the post-quota era, China and India had …

Insurance giant Prudential mulls 3,000 job cuts in Britain, India
Daily Times
British insurance group Prudential said Thursday that it is considering axing 2,000 jobs in its home market and 1,000 jobs in India, as it revealed rising annual profits.


EU’s biased report on Kashmir
The report transforms what India had hitherto been treating as a bilateral dispute into a triangular dispute by bringing in another contender – the People’s Republic of China – and enjoins Pakistan to ensure the evacuation of Aksai-Chin by Beijing.

Law & Order

India mulls review of ?black laws?
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday said that it was considering reviewing controversial black laws in its statue book. Minister of State for Home Affairs S …

Maoist attack Indian police camp: 55 dead
RAIPUR (India) March 15: Maoist rebels stormed a police camp in the troubled central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, killing 55 members of the police and tribal militia in one of the deadliest attacks by the insurgents in years….

50 Indian policemen killed in Maoist attack
Daily Times
RAIPUR: Maoist rebels in central India have killed 50 policemen in one of their worst ever attacks in decades of insurgency, officials said Thursday.

Indian police, villagers clash over farmers’ killing
Daily Times
NANDIGRAM: Baton-wielding police fired tear gas and beat dozens of villagers on Thursday who were protesting the killing of at least 14 people in a dispute over plans to set up an industrial hub on farmland.

Indian president earns less than MPs
Daily Times
NEW DELHI: The Indian MPs are drawing salary and allowances higher than that of the president and the vice president.


Indian fashion designer arrested in US
LOS ANGELES, March 15: An Indian-born fashion designer who has dressed celebrities including Paris Hilton has been charged with rape and a string of sex offences, authorities in Los Angeles said on Wednesday….

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