Thousands back Catholic center targeted by Hindu radicals

By Jeemon Jacob  4/19/2006 UCANews (www.ucanews.com)MURINGOOR, India (UCAN) – Thousands of people including Hindus have backed a Catholic retreat center in southern India after a Hindu front demanded its closure.Posters put up by right-wing Hindu…

Reservation : Southern record

VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN, T.S. SUBRAMANIAN, K. VENKATESWARALU,RAVI SHARMA & DIONNE BUNSHA, Front Line Magazine, Volume 23 - Issue 08 :: Apr. 22 - May 05, 2006South India has an enviable history of reservation in education.THE controversy…

Reservation , a Logical step

P. S. KRISHNANThe socio-historical and constitutional perspective and imperatives of the proposed Bill.WHEN an issue like reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) and/or Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEdBC) (also interchangeably and…

Classy cast of Mind : India

Politics and Play Ramachandra GuhaThe announcement that reservation for other backward classes is to be extended to IITs and IIMs has provoked much debate in the press. Critics say the move will undermine the functioning…

Asia faces employment crisis that could lead to…

By Jo Johnson in New Delhi, Finacial Times, UK, Published: April 28 2006 03:00Asia is heading towards an employment crisis that could lead to social breakdown and a rapid collapse in growth rates, the Asian…

Hunger is a quiet violence: Amartya Sen

2006-04-28 18:29The author of 'The Argumentative Indian' is an eminent welfare economist and a Nobel prize winner. But that has not left him feeling giddy with pleasure and with his head in the clouds, he's…

PM tells administrators to win trust and confidence…

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh advised Government officials to win the “trust and confidence of the weakest sections of our people”.Speaking to probationers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 2005 batch, at his residence…