Four funerals and one tense town

  Four funerals and one tense townJuly 7, 2006   Huge potholes, dusty roads, fetid garbage dumps and narrow lanes greet you as you approach Bhiwandi, 60 km from Mumbai. Then comes a 2 km…

CBI registers FIRs in coffin scam case

Friday, July 7, 2006 (New Delhi): The CBI has registered FIRs against serving and retired army officers in the coffin scam case. The case was registered against Major General (retired) Arun Roye, the then military…

Kill this Broadcast Bill before it kills your…

What is it with our officialdom that when it comes to fundamentals of democracy they can’t seem to get it after five decades of experience? Their latest attempt at bullying the citizen is a Bill…

Ayodhya shield angers Muslims

New Delhi, July 7: Muslims have strongly attacked the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre over its plan to build a bulletproof enclosure made of steel around the Ram Lalla idol at the disputed site…

Court summons Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, July 7 (PTI): A local court has issued summons to Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and Executive Editor of party's mouthpiece "Saamna" Sanjay Raut asking the duo to appear on August three in response…

Medha Patkar, India's unsinkable anti-dam activist

By Jacques Leslie, MotherJones.COM, July/August 2006 IssueMedha Patkar has long intended to die for her cause. She repeatedly tried drowning herself in the rising waters behind the dam she loathes, the nearly one-mile-wide Sardar Sarovar,…

SC notice on routing of Narmada funds

Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi, July 7, 2006          The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh on a petition seeking a Central Bureau…

A quiet birthday for Nepal's troubled king

July 07, 2006, REUTERS KATHMANDU: Nepal's increasingly isolated King Gyanendra, forced to give up all power by democracy protests in April, marked his 60th birthday with subdued celebrations on Friday as a cloud hangs over…