Democracy Besieged : Dr. Ram Puniyani

By Ram Puniyani (Issues in Secular Politics: November 2006)There may be various parameters to judge the prevalence of democratic spirit in a country. One of them may be how well the minorities are doing, how safe…

Kerala Teacher : Swimming, the shortcut to school

George Koshy, CNN-IBN November 28, 2006Mallapuram District (Kerala): In the Padinjatumuri village of Mallapuram district, a teacher, Abdul Malik, swims for a living but he’s no professional swimmer.He doesn’t intend to break swimming legend Ian…

Suspicion no substitute for proof: apex court

The Hindu Legal Correspondent, 29 Nov 2006Acquits man sentenced to death on charge of murdering wife# There should be nexus between crime and conduct of accused# Case not proved beyond reasonable doubtNew Delhi: "Suspicion, however…

Uma accuses Rajnath of ties with would-be assassin

Dipankar Chakraborty, The Statesman,NEW DELHI, Nov. 28: In an “open letter” to Mr Rajnath Singh, the expelled BJP leader and president of Bharatiya Jana Shakti, Ms Uma Bharati, has accused him of taking part in…