Sanjay Subrahmanyam : Bad time to be Muslim

It was a slightly surreal experience transiting through a series of airports in the week following the British announcement of a discovery of a new conspiracy to blow up a vast number of planes in…

Anti-Poverty Efforts Face Child Marriage Hurdle

Run Date: 08/22/06, By Bojana Stoparic, WeNews correspondentAround the world, 51 million girls and teens are married so young that they face special health risks and higher rates of poverty. A Senate bill asks for…

Maoist rebels spread across rural India

India plans to deploy paramilitary forces to deal with growing insurgency.By Anuj Chopra | Correspondent of The Christian Science MonitorULGARA, INDIAA sprawling, yet largely hidden, war is raging in India's rural countryside, and after years…

Indian govt has a duty to protect lakes,…

22.08.2006New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has said that protection of natural lakes and ponds honours the most basic fundamental right -- the right to life that is guaranteed to all Indian citizens under…

5 killed for `practising' witchcraft

Sushanta Talukdar, The Hindu, Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006Guwahati: Five persons — three Bodos and two adivasis were hacked to death by their fellow villagers in two remote forest villages of lower Assam's Kokrajhar district on…

Where Are Malesh and Manohar?

In India two students vanish after being taken into police custodyVishav Bharti, Ohmynews.com,2006-08-19 The disappearance of two young men after being taken into police custody in India -- twice -- has their parents up in…

Fraud risk higher in India: survey

A survey of Ernst & Young says fraud levels in India are considerably higher at 42 pc against global average of 27 pcPTINew Delhi: As India Inc steps up to expand in the global arena,…

3 Muslim cops ordered to shave off beards

Beed district SP says they can't keep a beard without a senior cop's permissionC Unnikrishnan, August 22, 2006, Mumbai Mirror  Constable Sheikh Riyaz, before and after the shave Three Muslim constables in Beed in the Marathwada…