Activists delivers coffin to Novartis over Indian case

AGENCIES, TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007WASHINGTON: Non-governmental groups have tried to deliver a mini coffin to Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis to protest legal action aiming to overturn a ban on a drug patent application in India.The…

13-yr-old 'Hindu priest' conducts marriage in Bihar

SB Sinha, Hindustan Times,Nawada (Bihar), January 30, 2007                It was a unique marriage! A 13-year-old 'priest' helped a 9-year-old groom tie the knot with a 12-year-old bride on Monday at Nawada’s Shiva…

Five-year-old raped in JNU

30 Jan, 2007 1447 hrs PTI NEW DELHI: A five-year-old daughter of a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) employee has been sexually assaulted inside the campus.The victim's father Ram Chander, a Grade IV employee, filed a…

Ghosts play politics in Bihar

Press Trust of IndiaPatna, January 30, 2007, Hindustan TimesArch rivals in Bihar, the ruling JD(U) and the opposition RJD-Congress are having an acrimonious debate over ghosts, with both sides accusing each other of violating the…

J&K cops under scanner for killing three in

Muzamil Jaleel, Indian Express , January 29, 2007 Probe into missing man, cellphone uncovers Ganderbal cops’ secret: men picked from streets, killed, called militants SRINAGAR, JANUARY 28: An investigation into a missing man and his…

FBI agents arrest Indian for trying to lure…

Authorities said he was trying to meet a 14-year-old girl for sexBy Charlie White,The Courier-JournalA Lyndon man was arrested by federal agents inside Mall St. Matthews Monday afternoon after authorities said he tried to meet…

First things first : A G Noorani

By AG Noorani, Hindustan Times, January 29, 2007                The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has made two statements that vividly reflect the clime. On December 31, 2006, he said…