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by Raj
11 Aug 2008 02:56
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/28788/video
American says U.S. and Georgia to answer for violence in South Ossetia
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 23:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

* Safeguarding the lives of U.S. citizens in Panama. In his statement, Bush claimed that Noriega had declared that a state of war existed between the United States and Panama and that he also threatened the lives of the approximately 35,000 US citizens living there. There had been numerous clashes ...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 23:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Russian President Medvedev: Georgia's actions can only be classified as genocide. We are collecting evidence against those we are involved in this.
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 23:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

LIve telecast of Vitaly Churkin press conference. I don't eavesdrop on private conversation between Rice and Lavrov. Immediate ceasefire is not feasible until Gerogia withdraws and signs no-use force. Zalmay is a high flying politician. US feels very vulnerable because of its involvement in Georgian...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 22:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Russia Today show: US invaded Grenada for 110 medical students. Russia is protecting south Ossetians from genocide. They are interviewing some US citizens in Ossetia, who seem to support that idea that Georgian planes have bombed South Ossetia. They claim it is war crimes. Georgia is killing Q Shoul...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 22:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

US: We did not hear any comments about the ceasefire. Churkin has attacked UN. Churkin referred to Rice conversation with Lavrov(Russian foreign minister), where Lavrov said that the Georgian president should go. Russian is threatening territorial integrity. Russia: I have explained very clearly tha...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 22:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Georgia: Russia is indulging in Soviet Style propaganda. Russia has no grounds for bombing Georgia. Russia wants to exterminate Georgian people. Russian exterminated Chechens. Russia: On many occasions we drew attention to problems in South Ossetia. Our intention is to protect people in Caucasus. Ge...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 22:03
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Italy:
We support the restoration of Georgian Territorial integrity.
Immediate action needed.

Croatia:
Situation in conflict zone seems to be getting worse.
Supports Georgian territorial integrity
Diplomatic efforts making no progress.
Supports UK and France ideas about ending conflict.
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 21:56
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

UK, Karen Pierce:
Russia should stop cold war rhetoric.
Kosovo situation was different. Russian actions are not similar to NATO.
Russian and Georgian sides should end hostilities immediately.
Russian should stop enlarging the conflict.
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 21:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Continued: We are not refusing international efforts to bring peace to region. Georgian has withdrawn from South Ossetia. Georgian must sign a non-use of force agreement in South Ossetia. We are not hampering Georgian military from withdrawing. (Zalmay said that Russia is stopping withdrawal) UN is ...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 21:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Zalmay Khalilzad. US ambassador to UN: US Condemns Russian "attack" on Georgia and calls for ceasefire. Russian ambassador to UN : 100 US troops were participating in training in "Immediate Response" with Georgia. 127 US advisers were in Georgia. Georgia increased its military bu...
by Raj
10 Aug 2008 21:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

According to Russia Today Channel on livestation.com
Russian Defense Ministry confirming that Georgian troops are leaving South Ossetia.
Russia pledges 400m to South Ossetia.
Georgia says it handed a ceasefire note to Russian embassy in Tbilisi. Russia has not confirmed this yet.
by Raj
09 Aug 2008 21:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

According to RT: NATO military equipment vehicles are heading to South Ossetia. Russian Defense minister/analysts says they are not waging war against Georgia. Georgia declares martial law. Putin in North Ossetia's capital Vladikavkaz to vist refugee camps. It is showing Putin deplaning in North Oss...
by Raj
09 Aug 2008 20:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

According to Russia Today channel on livestation.com Putin is in North Ossetia.
by Raj
09 Aug 2008 06:21
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 99094

Re: Caucasus Crisis-Cold War 2?

Here is an English language channel from Russia.
http://www.livestation.com/
by Raj
07 Aug 2008 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Sorry about the late reply but ive been pretty busy, erm Libya is 56th HDI, Saudi Arabia is 61 HDI and Egypt is 112 HDI. Saudi Arabia's relatively high HDI in comparison to Egypt is helped by the fact that the per capita income in Saudi Arabia is $21200 where as in Egypt it is $5491 dollars. If it ...
by Raj
29 Jul 2008 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Vievk, Also Raj why are all the Western nations clusterd together in Europe, isnt it odd that as you go East the nations get less and less developed even though the inhabitatns have similar skin tones. The answer is that thier proximity to the atlantic ocean becomes further and further away and they...
by Raj
29 Jul 2008 15:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Vivek, Its good that you recognize that development is not just based on the 3 factors you listed. Austria is land locked. Estonia has coastline(about 3800km). Estonia's northern neighbor Finland (HDI 11th) and its norther neighbor Norway(HDI 7th) both have harsher climate but have better HDI rankin...
by Raj
29 Jul 2008 07:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

So basically to summarise my previous posts three factors seem to influence the development of nations. 1) Skin Tone of inhabitants 2) Proximity of the nation to coast or the actual length of the coastline with regards to the size of the nation 3) Extremity of temperatures, whether too hot or cold....
by Raj
27 Jul 2008 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Vivek, There maybe other reasons that Brfites can enlighten me as to why people in coastal regions tend 'on average' to be more successful than countries in interior regions. Who do you think is on average more "successful" :a slightly "darker" Coastal Chinese or a "paler&qu...
by Raj
18 Jul 2008 08:26
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366144

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

G Subramaniam wrote:
You can also try IFN, INP, and some other closed end funds


Thank you very much for the information.
by Raj
18 Jul 2008 04:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366144

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

I have actually made money in Indian stocks over the last few months I invest in EPI, an ETF run by wisdomtree.com, traded on NYSE GS, According to this website, EPI has lost money since its inception. http://www.wisdomtree.com/etfs/fund-details.asp?etfid=51 Question to gurus: I want to invest in I...
by Raj
29 Jun 2008 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5435
Views: 537975

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Singha wrote:East Germany was the
pioneer and most successful practitioner in the past. recall they used to occupy 3rd place
in olympics medals mostly - a country with barely 50mil souls.


Wikipedia says East germany had a population of about 16 million.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Germany
by Raj
14 Jun 2008 16:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 264660

Re: Indian Education System-2

Stan, are these figures correct? slide 17 Country ~Acres No Cos Emp Inv $ China 10000 100 10000 1 m 110b Singapore 75 2 6.4b USA 400 100 150 40k 2.8b UK 15 70 1000 75 k 3.4m Hungary 179 1000 170k France 1000 6k 500m India 10 1 ~100 5k 60m
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian M&A Deals
Replies: 315
Views: 53490

Re: Indian M&A Deals

Essar hikes offer for Esmark to $19 a share Severstal was also roped in as the "white knight" by Arcelor CEO when Mittal tried to acquire it. Mumbai, June 11 Essar Steel has increased its offer to acquire West Virginia-based Esmark Steel by about 12 per cent to $19 a share to out-bid riva...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1116
Views: 165806

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Bihar, MP drive mobile growth DELHI: The growth of Indian telecom market is propelled not just by the subscriber base of metros and large cities, but by otherwise under-developed states of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, according to a report by industry body Assocham. Bihar registered maximum increase i...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1505
Views: 233246

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Reliance Jamnagar refinery will cost half that of others AHMEDABAD: The export-oriented Rs.270 bn (over $6.3 bn) refinery that Reliance Petroleum Ltd (RPL) is setting up in Jamnagar will incur half the cost of a similar Greenfield plant anywhere in the world, the company said in its 2007-08 annual ...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 446759

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Home price drop means $4 trillion in lost capital NEW YORK: No one knows when the credit crisis will end. But when it does, US home prices may have lost a third of their value, high-yield bond valuations will hit levels close to those seen during the last recession, and what may amount to $1 trilli...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1505
Views: 233246

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Oil may peak at $150-170 soon: Commerzbank FRANKFURT: The oil price could peak at $150-170 in the next three months and then retreat quickly by the end of the year, a Commerzbank analyst said on Wednesday. Oil should come back down to under $100 in 2009 but the days of $40 or $50 a barrel are long ...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1505
Views: 233246

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Oil prices overvalued by at least 40%: EU The price of oil is overvalued by at least 40 percent and should fall to around $80 to $90 per barrel over the longer term, a top European Union economic adviser was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Klaus Gretschmann, director general for internal market issu...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 151459

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

State likely to reject Anil bid for Nhava Link MUMBAI: The Reliance Energy Limited-led consortium's bid to construct the Mumbai TransHarbour Link (MTHL) between Sewree and Nhava may be scrapped by the cabinet subcommittee on infrastructure headed by chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday. Acc...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 05:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 418129

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Tata Motors to pursue more acquisitions MUMBAI: Leading automaker Tata Motors said on Tuesday that it is looking at further acquisition opportunities and strategic alliances in India and abroad and is seeking to raise USD one billion in debt or equity from overseas market. Tata Motors, which comple...
by Raj
12 Jun 2008 04:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 366144

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1170309 Windfall for Tatas as Bumi yields more Indonesian firm discovers an additional 442 million tonnes of coal reserves MUMBAI: Tata Power’s $1.2 billion investment in the coal assets of Bumi Resources has hit pay dirt, with the Indonesian mining company...
by Raj
15 Aug 2007 03:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 723
Views: 153312

Re: Proud to be Indian

Vande mataram..... ..... PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN. Let the world know what we stand for. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history. ... Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. .... Andrew Theogift Jeyanth S Engineer I don't have time to go through all your "...
by Raj
14 Aug 2007 16:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 723
Views: 153312

Re: Proud to be Indian

Vande mataram..... ..... PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN. Let the world know what we stand for. There are 3.22 Million Indians in America. 38% of Doctors in America are Indians. 12% of Scientists in America are Indians. 36% of NASA employees are Indians. 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians. 28% of IBM emp...
by Raj
23 Mar 2007 11:47
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 4
Replies: 321
Views: 74308

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by Raj
23 Mar 2007 06:26
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 64585

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by Raj
28 Dec 2006 07:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: NRI Investment in India and R2I Financial Concerns
Replies: 208
Views: 50469

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-13061564.htm Pending Funds Plan To Track Indian Stocks Every few months, news arrives to say that might be changing. In October 2005, Halter Financial Group launched its Halter USX India index to lay the groundwork for future Indian ETFs....
by Raj
17 Sep 2005 07:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 27732

Foodgrain production poised for a jump EW DELHI: Winter oilseed output is expected to fall because of poor rains, but a higher crop area will boost grain production, the farm ministry said on Friday. Winter grain output is estimated to rise to 105.3m tonnes from 103.3m last year, Union agriculture ...

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