Ban on women at Sabarimala criticised

BANGALORE: Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane has criticised the Sabarimala authorities for barring women in the age group 10 to 50 from entering the Ayyappa temple there.Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, sanghatane president K. Neela condemned the…

Reasons to Oppose US Aid to Israel

United States diplomats like to say that when it comes to the conflict between Israel and Palestinians the US plays the role of "an honest broker." But the US' massive financial and military support for…

Suicide belt

Mahesh Mhatre, Indian Express, June 30, 2006 Maharashtra: MLA family and associates face 40 cases for moneylending, kidnapping, torture; Deshmukh pulls up local Collector, police for crackdown MUMBAI, JUNE 29:If debt is the root cause…

Mulayam seeks saffron bliss

Deepak Gidwani, Friday, June 30, 2006 Hindu religious leaders being consulted on religious bill.LUCKNOW: Mulayam Singh Yadav is changing colours fast. Even as reports of his new-found fondness for the saffron brigade fly thick and…

Is Mohanlal endorsing new whisky?

Indo-Asian News ServiceThiruvananthapuram, June 30, 2006                Ace superstar Mohanlal has confirmed that he has been roped in for an advertisement by a Karnataka distillery that produces whisky.The actor confirmed to IANS that…

Dalit Girl raped, Two held including a pastor

Efforts are on to arrest the rest of the accused in the caseThiruvananthapuram: Jun 30, 2006The Pettah police have arrested two persons, including a pastor, in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old Dalit girl.Circle…

One held for hacking into Airtel systems

He tried to extort money from the company by threatening to make the matter publicNEW DELHI, June 29, 2006 Ankit Srivastava (28), who allegedly hacked into the computer data bank of mobile phone service provider…