Undertrials exceed Convicts in Indian jails

Undertrials languish in Indian jails Priyanka Kakodkar, Imtiaz Jaleel, NDTV.COM Monday, June 19, 2006 (Mumbai, Pune): Indian jails are packed with people who are still being tried for crimes they may or may not have…

Israel as an Extension of American Empire

This is a background piece that goes beyond the Israel-Palestine conflict to place Israel within a glocal context -- as an agent of American Empire. Although Israel began as a progressive state, the need to…

Ashish Kothari : Miss the trees for the…

Ashish Kothari, Hindustan Times, June 20, 2006The Tribal Forest Rights Bill is back, and again creating ripples of alarm amongst environmentalists. A revised version of the Bill, submitted by a parliamentary committee, has significantly enhanced…

Birthday bashing: Bal Thackeray slams Muslims

Sanjay Sawant/Shubhangi Khapre, DNAINDIA.COM, Monday, June 19, 2006  On Shiv Sena’s 40th birthday on Monday, party chief Bal Thackeray attacked Muslims as “anti-nationals”, opposed Sonia Gandhi’s proposal of reservations for Muslims in the armed forces,…

Police brutality against women activists in Kerala

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006, IndiaEnewsThiruvananthapuram - Kerala takes pride in being a matrilineal society but no mercy is shown to women during protests as was evident when a female Youth Congress leader was brutally kicked…

Women of a

Statesman News ServiceKOLKATA, June 19: Kolkata is no longer the safest Indian city for women. Women nowadays refuse to tolerate any kind of harassment in the public transport. They may not come forward to lodge…