950 police stations have no vehicles: report

Vinay Kumar, The Hindu, 25 June 2006241 police stations have neither a telephone nor a wireless set# 764 stations in Andhra Pradesh are without any vehicles# Data released by Bureau of Police Research and DevelopmentNEW…

Amended Cr.PC Act notified

NEW DELHI: The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005, passed by Parliament last year, was notified on Friday.Describing it as a positive step towards reforming the criminal justice system, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil…

Arms agents strike again

Sunday, DNAINDIA.COM, June 25, 2006  A year ago, this paper reported the mysterious leak of crucial war plans from the Indian navy's operational headquarters in Delhi. Last week, investigations into this leak, which the navy…

India's bureaucracy is a bummer for the boom

June 26, 2006, The Age, AustraliaEconomic growth is yet to improve the ground-level conditions for business in India, writes Eric Ellis.THAT India is booming is beyond dispute — 10 per cent growth last year to…

Iron piece in Kalinga nagar victim

JAJPUR, June 25, Statesman News Service,In a new twist to the Kalinga Nagar incident, the judicial commission headed by Mr Justice AS Naidu of Orissa High Court probing the 2 January police firing, yesterday sent…

Chatra killing fuels fresh fears

Dipankar Bose, SNS, CHATRA/RANCHI, June 25: With bodies of five CPI (Maoist) deserters discovered by a roadside in Chatra on Friday morning, buzz in the counter-insurgency circles is that more such killings are in the…

Gail Omvedt : Muslim-Dalit relations

By Gail OmvedtIslam is a religion of egalitarianism and brotherhood. After the defeat of Buddhism, it maintained these values in India for centuries. Not only did those who became Muslims benefit by escaping from caste…