Page-1 (Sept.,2007) hardcopy issue (published Melbourne, Australia)

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Tamil Nadu CM M. Karunanidhi leader joins ‘Ram’ row

The chief minister of India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu is sticking to his controversial statement questioning the existence of Hindu God Ram. M Karunanidhi also said there was no proof that Lord Ram had constructed a bridge where a new shipping canal is planned between India and Sri Lanka. […]

Sri Lanka human rights abuse probe ‘set to fail’

A presidential commission in Sri Lanka investigating human rights abuses is in danger of failing, a team of international observers says. The commission is due to complete its work in November. President Mahinda Rajapaksa set it up after a number of bomb blasts and killings. But the observers say that […]

Commentary: Nawaz Sharif’s shocking deportation

Benazir & Nawaz with spouses By Praful Bidwai New Delhi: In the Middle Ages, despotic rulers would routinely exile anyone they didn’t trust or like—from emerging military rivals, to potential future claimants to the throne, to petty criminals and suspects. Banishment and expulsion were a rough-and-ready way of physically keeping […]

BJP opportunism on ‘Ram Sethu’ may boomerang, Congress leadership in confusion

By Amulya Ganguli New Delhi: The BJP’s delight over the Congress’s faux pas in handing over the Ram setu issue to the Hindutva camp may be tempered by two factors. One is that the subject doesn’t have an anti-Muslim angle. As such, it will be difficult for the saffron brigade […]