Report: Nearly 100 dead in US custody

Nearly 100 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, the Human Rights First organisation has said ahead of publication of a new report. At least 98 deaths occurred, with…

"An Open Letter to my Danish Friends" by…

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 by CommonDreams.org An Open Letter to my Danish Friends by Stephen Zunes  Dear Friends, This is a letter of apology from an American who has witnessed in horror the…

Assam scribes protest police action

Guwahati: Journalists took to the streets on Tuesday protesting against alleged police atrocities on a scribe at Kakopathar in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district. The State Government has transferred Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Eastern Range) Bhaskar…

Visiting priest kicks goals for families, youth

By LEON OBERG, Friday, 24 February 2006 A FORMER Indian soccer star/coach has joined the staff at Goulburn Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic parish. Father Francise Kolencherry who represents the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, arrived…

Take charge of 71 primary school premises, Govt…

BY HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, FEB 19 - The North Goa District Congress Committee has strongly demanded with the State Government to withdraw all the 71  Government Primary Schools premises handed over by Parrikar Government three…

RSS, BJP, VHP leaders convicted in murder case

February 16, 2006  20:08 ISTTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A fast-track court here sentenced two RSS activists to life imprisonment on Wednesday for murdering a bus conductor during a rally held by the organisation in July 2000. It also…