India flunks UNESCO test in child education

Toufiq Rashid, Indian Express,October 26, 2006 NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 25: While the Sachar Committee report highlighted the worsening education indices for the Muslim community in India, a Unesco report released in Paris has more bad…

Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006 : India remains…

War, the destroyer of press freedom in Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinian AuthorityFrance and the United States slip further The Arab world affected by row over Mohammed cartoonsNew countries have moved ahead of some Western…

How Not To Engage With The 'Muslim World'…

By Yoginder Sikand21 October, 2006, Countercurrents.orgIn recent years, particularly following the events of 11 September 2001, several Western organisations based in Delhi have launched programmes ostensibly seeking to 'engage' with Muslims. Some of these are…

Does It Really Matteram?

Shekhar Hattangadi, LittleIndia.COMSeldom in a nation's history does a single event simultaneously expose the shallow and cynical vote-seeking machinations of the ruling party as well as its chief opponent. The recent "Vande Mataram" controversy is…

IFFI 2004: police register complaint against Parrikar

Navhind TimesPanaji, Oct 25: The city police station today registered a complaint against the former chief minister and leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar lodged by the former power minister and general-secretary of the…

U.S. Muslims mostly Democrats

By Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES,October 25, 2006 America's Muslim voters are a young, highly educated and prosperous voting bloc that will overwhelmingly back Democrats in November, according to a survey released yesterday by the…

Punish killers of Muslims, Thai government urged

Wed Oct 25, 2006 BANGKOK (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Thailand's army-appointed government on Wednesday to prosecute those involved in the deaths of nearly 80 Muslim protesters in military custody in the restive far…

The Hypocrisy of Corporate Wars

By Siv O'Neall Behind the wars is cold profitWars have always been fought for the benefit of the ruling elite of a nation. Wars of conquest over the past centuries, or even millennia, have been…