Fundraising in UK and HSS

The report by the Charity Commission into the fundraising activities of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS, charity number 267309) still leaves many questions hanging about the charity's connections with extremist and violent groups in India. The…

Canada HC allows kirpan in schools

OTTAWA: Canada's high court on Thursday allowed Sikh pupils to carry a small knife of religious significance in public schools, favoring multiculturalism over security.   It overturned a 2004 Quebec appeals court ruling barring the…

Godhra coach fire accidental: Probe report

New Delhi: The UC Banerjee Committee probing the blaze on Sabarmati Express in Godhra has found that it was an 'accidental fire' and not deliberate as claimed by the Gujarat police. "There is no scrap…

Man given life term for kidnapping child

Meerut: A local court has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping an 18-month-old boy from a locality here four years ago while acquitting four others. Additional Sessions Judge Visheesh Sharma yesterday convicted…

Courts sentence rapists

New Delhi, Mar 03: Three courts in Delhi, Coimbatore and Moga have sentenced three rapists for rape of minors. 10 yrs imprisonment for rape of minor in Coimbatore A 57-year old watchman was sentenced to…

Re-reading Periyar

 By Ravikumar, 02 March, 2006, Seminar If one was asked, ‘Who invented the test tube baby?’ it is likely that a western scientist will be credited. But a Tamilian would contradict you, claiming that it…

Goan Catholics denied access to celebrate feasts

March 3, 2006, Panaji (ICNS) -- Goa’s Member of Parliament in Upper House Shantaram Naik has demanded that devotees should be allowed to celebrate two annual Catholic feasts on the Anjediva Island, in keeping with…