Rati Bishnoi

Weapons inspectors return to Iraq

Posted 7:36 p.m. Nov. 18 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–U.N. weapons inspectors returned to Iraq Monday after a four-year hiatus, to resume biological, chemical and nuclear weapons inspections after Iraq accepted U.S. backed U.N. Resolution 1441 last Wednesday. Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei flew to Baghdad accompanied by twenty […]

Republicans claim control

Posted 11:58 p.m. Nov. 6 by Rati Bishnoi (U-WIRE) DC BUREAU (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Republicans regained control of the Senate and expanded their majority in the House during this week’s mid-term elections, insuring their party’s control over the White House and Congress. This Tuesday’s historic events place President George W. Bush in a commanding position in terms […]

Moore discusses globalization

Posted 5:36 p.m. Oct. 28 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–If the anti-IMF/World Bank movement could have a personified nemesis, Michael Moore very well might be it. Moore is one of the strongest advocates of the international trade movement and its bed fellow globalization, perhaps because for years he has spearheaded the institution […]

D.C. sniper strikers again?

Posted 3:09 p.m. Oct. 21 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials called an unexpected news briefing Sunday night in an effort to reach someone that may have left a note at the site of Saturday night’s shooting of a 37-year-old man suspected of being the twelfth victim of the […]

Voting system to receive upgrade

Posted 8:37 p.m. Oct 10 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Lawmakers approved legislation granting $3.9 billion to states to improve and upgrade current voting systems last week. The election overhaul bill, H.R. 3295 would help states replace punch-card voting systems, improve voter registration methods and make polling booth accessible to the disabled. The […]

A afternoon stroll in the nation’s capital

Posted 2:53 p.m. Sept. 30 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–It was one of those beautiful Washington D.C. days. The kind where the wind gently ruffles the flags around the Washington Monument before it glides through your hair and the sheer brightness of the sun makes everything seem possible. On days like these […]

Senate salary increase faces criticism

Posted 8:51 p.m. Sept. 18 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Amid a fledgling economic climate where tales of bankruptcy scandals unfold as quickly as small town gossip and the unemployment rate rises to new heights, not everyone faces an uncertain financial future; at least not in the nation’s capital. As par […]

Children lead the Palestinian march

A little boy on a stretcher plays a big game of make-believe death as he leads thousands of protesters who chant “free Palestine” down H Street. I catch a glance of him before the march, and, as both our eyes lock, he seems shy and a little uncomfortable in his wood stretcher, sized to fit […]

COLUMN: Profile of a protester

Posted 4:08 p.m. April 22 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A little boy on a stretcher plays a big game of make-believe death as he leads thousands of protesters who chant “free Palestine” in downtown Washington, D.C. I catch a glance of him before the march, and, as both our eyes […]

Women’s collage travels to D.C.

Posted 9:28 p.m. April 15 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- Kickboxing, inspirational messages and oh yeah, don’t forget the mango mania smoothie. Stress relief was the call of the day as the first ever National Confidence Collage for College Women visited George Washington University this week. Undergraduate men and women entered the […]