Zahira Sheikh seeks pardon after perjury

Mon Dec 4, 2006 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Zahira Sheikh, a key witness to an attack on a Muslim-owned bakery during religious riots in Gujarat in 2002, appealed to the Supreme Court on Monday for…

Busted: Muslim birth-rate bogey

MONOBINA GUPTA, The Telegraph , 04 Dec 2006New Delhi, Dec. 3: Narendra Modi should take note. The Sachar committee debunks the myth that Muslims have more children than other communities.“Strictly speaking, there is no ‘Muslim…

India: The Cost of Being Left Behind

Ranjit Goswami, OhMyNews.COM , 04 Dec 2006Socio-political turmoil over land acquisitionsSingur, a nondescript, sleepy village in the district of Hooghly, 40 kilometers from Kolkata -- erstwhile Calcutta, the capital of India under British rule until…

Killer politicians

Business Standard / New Delhi December 04, 2006Two MPs, one of them a Cabinet minister, convicted of murder and culpable homicide, respectively, within the space of two days—it could only happen in India, perhaps. If…

Indian Doctor jailed for sex offence in UK

Scarborough Evening News , 4 Dec 2006A HIGHLY-regarded junior doctor at Scarborough Hospital was today starting a two-year jail sentence after being found guilty on two charges of sexually assaulting a patient.Dr Amit Yadav shook…

Crucial Naga peace talks begin in Amsterdam

Indo-Asian News ServiceGuwahati, December 4, 2006Central government peace negotiators and leaders of a frontline tribal separatist group of Nagaland begin fresh talks in Amsterdam on Monday to help save a nine-year ceasefire from breaking down.The…