New media curbs in Pakistan

Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf has signed into immediate effect measures to increase control over the media. Current regulations related to television have been extended to the internet and mobile phones. Some regulations on who is allowed to be licensed to broadcast in Pakistan have been extended to cover “any foreign […]

‘Indian Security’ for Chandrika

By P.K. Balachandran Colombo: Sri Lankan Minister for National Heritage Anura Bandaranaike has told The Sunday Leader that if the Mahinda Rajapaksa government does not provide adequate security for his sister and former President Chandrika Bandaranike Kumaratunga, the family will get “Indian securi- ty” for her! “She remains a prime […]

DMK will strive for secular regimes: Karunanidhi

CHENNAI: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said his party would strive further for ensuring that only secular Governments come to power in the country both at the Centre and the States. Addressing a public meeting held here to mark his 84th birthday, he […]

New Delhi Tit Bits

By Rajiv Sharma in New Delhi Wedding Blues Film industry is a bizarre world: no body is a permanent friend or a permanent foe. Relationships keep changing with time; people forget old time. The Aish-Abhishek wedding has put Amitabh Bachchan in a spot. Tinsel town bigwigs are upset over not […]

Popular movement in Pakistan?

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar Since March 9 when Pakistan’s military ruler General Pervez Musharraf fired the Chief Justice, a popular movement has been in the making. Ostensibly the Chief Justice was surplus to the general’s requirements because he had made one objectionable decision too many, most notably the issuing of […]