I A S : Babus for suspension shield

Amitabh Shukla, Hindustan Times,New Delhi, May 22, 2006               The IAS Officers' Association is lobbying for scrapping the right to suspend a bureaucrat given to state governments to safeguard the interests of officers…

'Middle class only bothers about itself'

May 23, 2006, RediffThe central government's decision to increase reservations for the Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to 49.5 per cent in India's premier educational institutions has forced students into street campaigns…

Cash sting unites India and US

K.P. NAYARWashington, May 22: If legislators in the world’s most populous democracy got caught on film taking cash for asking questions in parliament, can their counterparts in the world’s most powerful democracy be far behind?Reminiscent…

Cradle of non-violence now swears by guns

Haresh Pandya, Rajkot, Hindustan Times, May 24, 2006Bapu must be tossing in his heavenly abode. Once the cradle of the father of the nation, Porbandar is now Gujarat’s desi version of Bronx. And its wild…

Corruption costly by product of war in Iraq

May 24, 2006,  LOS ANGELES TIMESEACH day hundreds of visitors fly into Baghdad on state-owned Iraqi Airways planes that Transportation Ministry officials say were bought for $US3 million each.Anti-corruption officials say they should not have…

A new book on Aligarh Movement to be…

New Delhi, May 23 (IMI). Aligarh Muslim University has a special place in India. It is an institution that is regarded as symbol of progress of Indian Muslims, therefore it is no surprise that it…