Access to Water– A Dream?: Girish Mishra

It was not long ago that Portuguese novelist and Nobel laureate, José Saramago questioned the rationale of spending millions of dollars on missions to find out whether there was water on the moon when billions…

Bengal priests start fire to cure ozone

DNAINDIA.COM November 17, 2006Stop this madness, shout green campaignersBappa MajumdarHindu priests in West Bengal began burning wood and herbs in over a thousand deep pits on Friday in a ceremony they said will heal the…

Nuclear deal was a victory for lobbying

Sachin Kalbag, DNAINDIA.COMNovember 17, 2006WASHINGTON, DC: When Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the floor on Thursday to propose the India nuclear legislation, there was almost a reassured calm among…

Citing 'bad omen,' Thai government censors Ramayana opera

By GRANT PECKAssociated Press WriterBANGKOK, ThailandThailand's new military-appointed government has threatened to shut down an operatic version of the Hindu epic Ramayana, ostensibly over fears one of its scenes may bring bad luck."Ayodhya" premiered Thursday…

Jailor convicted for raping Pak girl

Ishfaq-ul-Hassan, DNA India.COMNovember 17, 2006 Shehnaz was arrested in 1995 for accidentally crossing the LoCA local court in Poonch has convicted former J&K jail official Mohammad Deen in a rape case involving a Pakistani prisoner…