Still a long way to go: Dalits

The recent announcement by Union minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar about a draft Bill on the issue of job reservation for SC/STs in the private sector has not excited the community. Saying…

The complexity of inferiority

Rakesh Bhatnagar, Sunday, April 23, 2006  23:50 IST   It is quite interesting to note that the term “inferiority complex” is seldom invoked in criminal cases. But there are matrimonial disputes in which one spouse…

Law as a defender of faith

Sunday, April 23, 2006  20:34 IST        Whenever reform has not come from within communities, the courts have moved decisively to ensure that rights, especially those of women, are upheld. The Supreme Court…

Bin Laden condemns isolation of Hamas

AFP, Sunday, April 23, 2006  17:46 IST   DUBAI: Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said the international isolation of the Hamas-led Palestinian government is proof of a  "war by crusaders and Zionists against Islam," according…

Caste in confusion

  RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS,Sunil Jain / New Delhi April 24, 2006 The real issue is not just about whether reservations for Dalits and Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in private sector jobs will hurt the competitiveness of…

Widowed Sector

The State has abdicated on its role as nurturer, mentor and guide to India's farmers PAROMITA SHASTRI Read More