Bad luck for women in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, DHNS:The number of women in the new Kerala assembly will go down to seven from nine in the outgoing 11th assembly.Six of the seven women legislators belong to the CPM while one is from…

The Muslim Vote

[ Saturday, May 13, 2006 12:00:00 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK The likes of Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid nurse the hope of turning India's Muslim population into a vote bank, and under one national party. That…

Confronting Saffron Demography

Confronting Saffron Demography (Three Essays, Rs 200) by Patricia and Roger Jeffery falls back on twenty solid years of field research in the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh to bust some of the negative stereotypes about…

'Water' serenely tells tale of an 8-year-old widow

May 12, 2006, BY TERRY LAWSON, FREE PRESS MOVIE CRITICIf you are unfamiliar with the tenants of Hindu fundamentalism, the premise of "Water" could take you aback.The final film in what Indian-born, Canadian-based writer-director Deepa…

Two children die in mysterious blast

By Indo Asian News ServiceBangalore, May 12 (IANS) Two children died Friday in a mysterious explosion in the house of a retired army personnel here, a top police official said.    City police commissioner Ajay Kumar…

11 Indian defense personnel hauled up for espionage

www.chinaview.cn 2006-05-12 03:29:49    NEW DELHI, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Thursday that 11 defense personnel posted in northeast India have been put on court for espionage, Indo-Asian News Service…