Gruesome face of 21st century India: Same ‘gotra’couple murdered

They deserved it, says village Mahasabha upholds killing of couple who married in same gotra By RAJENDRA KHATRY KARORA VILLAGE (KAITHAL, HARYANA), JULY 3 MANOJ Banwala, 23 and Babli Banwala, 18, could have never imagined such a brutal end to their love story. Despite police protection, granted to them by […]

Smear campaign against Prathiba Patil: Enough is Enough!

The battle for the presidency is descending to the level of present-day parliamentary or legislative debates distinguished by subjective, personalised onslaughts on political opponents and the murky trading of charges during election campaigns. The manner in which the UPA-Left’s nominee for the office of the President, the first women candidate […]

Can The Real Shekhawat Ever Stand Up?

By Subhash Gatade “There will be a Gujarat-like situation in Rajasthan if the State Government did not stop its ‘appeasement of Muslims’ and ‘anti-Hindu’ policies.” – Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Rajasthan chief minister, Gangapur on 23 April, The Hindu, 30 April 2002. THE elections for the post of the president […]

Bangladesh elections roadmap in 15 days

Dhaka, July 01: The Bangladesh Election Commission will announce within 15 days a complete roadmap for staging the next parliamentary election within a specific timeframe. The commission would specify the time required to complete the required tasks including preparation of the voters list by July 15, its chief said. “The […]

Fiji public sector unions issue strike notice

Fiji’s public sector unions have now issued a 28-days notice to strike over the military regime’s decision to cut public servants’ pay by 5 percent and reduce the retirement age from 60 to 55 years. The strike by the Confederation of the Public Sector Unions (CPSU) is set to begin […]