Emergency revisited

Illustration: Manjul / DNA LUCKNOW: For UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the 31st anniversary of the Emergency was an occasion to embarrass the Congress. He honoured political prisoners detained under the "draconian" MISA (Maintenance…

Talks with Naga rebels

Giving a push to the Naga peace process, a group of ministers(GoM) has concluded “very fruitful” talks here with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) leadership on key issues raised by the rebels,…

Saudis to probe Guantanamo deaths

Rights groups are also calling for an independent investigation Saudi authorities have ordered post-mortems on the bodies of two nationals repatriated from the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At the same time,the family…

Crisis within the Sangh Parivar Deepens

by Praful Bidwai, NavHind Times, Thursday, June 22, 2006SO SORDID is the crisis that plagues the Bharatiya Janata Party that even insiders describe its recent transition as a journey from “India Shining” to “India Snorting”--…

A dilemma for BJP and SP

M Hasan, Hindustan Times, Lucknow, June 26                STATE BJP and Samajwadi Party are in a dilemma over Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s poll-time announcement of Rs 500 per month to MISA detainees…

Kerala to bring new legislation to ban child…

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 26 (UNI) The Kerala government is taking steps to bring new legislation for complete prohibition of child labour, Labour Minister P K Gurudasan told the Assembly today.Currently the Labour Department was implementing the…

14 DYFI activists suffer burns as flag poles…

Kollam, June. 26 (PTI): Fourteen activists of the CPI(M)'s youth wing - Democratic Youth Federation of India - today suffered burns while agitating against the petro prices hike when the flag poles they were carrying…