India in Pakistan media Mar 18

Summary: Pakistan media demonstrates a greater senstivity to reports about bilateral relations than does Indian media. In a mirror image of Indian media coverage of politics, the farmer protests over the Kolkata special economic zone and government reports about child abuse were picked up by all the three main newspapers. A report about a bounty placed on Muslim feminist Taslima Nasreen by a group from Lucknow India was reported by Daily Times.

Total Stories: 15
Bilateral relations: 6
Development: 5
Economy & Business: 1
Kashmir: 2
Politics: 1

BIlateral relations

PM approves strategy for negotiations on IPI gasline
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Saturday approved the country?s future course of action for negotiations on the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas …

Govt approves country?s approach to IPI gas pipeline
The News – International – Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The government has approved the approach to be taken by the country for future negotiations on the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline (IPI) project …

Aziz wants Iran gas pipeline plan finalized
ISLAMABAD, March 17: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline is an important feature of the country”s energy mix plan. Presiding over a meeting held here…

Indian intellectual for sharing of rivers? water
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
LAHORE: Renowned writer and journalist Kuldip Nayyar has urged Pakistan and India to quash Indus Water treaty and agree on joint control of six rivers that …

Nayyar wants Indus treaty quashed
The News – International – Pakistan
LAHORE: Renowned writer and journalist Kuldip Nayyar has urged Pakistan and India to quash the Indus Water Treaty and agree on joint control of six rivers …

Indian students perform at GCU
Daily Times
LAHORE: The students of the Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, on Saturday performed on the third day of the Indo-Pak Drama Festival at the Bokhari Auditorium of the Government College University (GCU).

Development

Indian children victims of abuse
The News – International – Pakistan
The survey of almost 17000 children and young adults marks the first comprehensive study of child abuse in India, a child welfare official said on Saturday, …

Almost half of Indian children suffer physical abuse: study
Dawn
NEW DELHI, March 17: Almost half of Indian children surveyed for a landmark national study were physically, sexually or economically abused, according to leaked results….

India’s economic progress leaves peasants behind
Dawn
NEW DELHI: By ordering police to open fire on peasants trying to protect their land from being acquired for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the communist government of West Bengal state..

Indian state drops industrial hub plan after protests
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
KOLKATA: Communists in India?s West Bengal state on Saturday shelved plans to build an industrial hub on farm land, three days after deadly clashes between …

West Bengal govt scraps plan for trade zone
Dawn
KOLKATA, March 17: Plans will be scrapped for an industrial zone in the Indian village where police shot dead 14 residents protesting its development, the ruling party of the state said on Saturday….

Economy & Business

India’s oilseeds output in 2006/07 down
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India?s edible oil imports are expected to go up by at least half a million tonnes in the year ending October 2007 with the oilseeds output …

Kashmir

CPI (M) demands identification of peace zones in Kashmir
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist), main ally of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, has demanded identification of …

PM on Kashmir
Nation
MR Shaukat Aziz rightly visualises that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute would help unleash the development potential of people in the Subcontinent, paving the way for an era of prosperity, and it would have a highly beneficial impact on the rest of South Asia as well.

Politics

Indian Muslims for Taslima’s beheading
Daily Times
LUCKNOW: An Indian Muslim group has offered a Rs 500,000 bounty for the beheading of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.

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