Archive for March, 2015

Here’s what happened in Hashimpura 28 years ago, writes VIBHUTI NARAIN RAI, then Superintendent of Police

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

  There are some experiences that stick with you throughout your life. They always stay with you like a nightmare and sometimes are like debts on your shoulders. The experience at Hashimpura Massacre was such an experience for me, says Vibhuti Narayan Rai, then Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, UP. On 22 May 1987, in Hashimpura, [...]

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Ujjwal Nikam’s lie about Kasab’s demand for biryani should shame and anger us, says KAVITA KRISHNAN

Mar 24, 2015 Comments Off

JOHN DAYAL — This is not about Kasab, who paid with his life for his crimes. This is about Adv Nikam, the Public Prosecutor, and Officer of a Court of Law in India, about his Big Lie on the Biryani, and his role in the manufacture of a highly communal discourse which supplemented the general [...]

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Netanyahu’s victory at least puts an end to the Liberal Zionist facade, says NEVE GORDON

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu is truly a magician. Just this past Friday, most polls indicated that his Likud party would likely receive around 21 seats in the Israeli Knesset, four seats less than Yitzhak (Bougie) Herzog’s Zionist Camp (Labor Party’s new name). Revelations of corruption at the Prime Minister’s residence followed by a damning comptroller report about [...]

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Why SHARAD YADAV leads a parliamentary motion to impeach a judge despite his statements on women. By VRINDA GOPINATH

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

What is it about die-hard socialists and botchy misogyny? For the first time in judicial history, a parliamentary motion for the impeachment of a judge for sexual harassment will be moved in the Rajya Sabha. Guess who the first signatory on the Rajya Sabha MP list is? The irrepressible Sharad Yadav who, last week, gained [...]

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She lived life on her terms is best lesson she gave me & my sister, writes RHEA JORDAN

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

I wrote this essay for school weeks before my mother’s death. Inspiration comes from people who work hard enough to win Nobel prizes, people who raise money for charity for different causes, people like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, also the one too many soldiers who gave up their lives to fight for this country. Inspiration [...]

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Muslims earn peanuts, it’s govt, Hindus who benefit from cowslaughter, reveals a survey by UMMID.COM

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

Mumbai: In India, well on track to become world’s largest bovine meat exporter, Muslims are earning just a peanut as against the general perception about the trade, and it is actually the government and non-Muslims who are benefiting the most from about 4.5 billion US dollar animal slaughter business, it was found in a study [...]

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VRINDA GOPINATH puts together the plan after speaking to several of RG’s aides

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

It is now certain that the Reluctant Prince, shedding his hesitation, is all set to take charge of the 130-year-old Congress party very soon. The revelation caps a week of fervid chatter by the commentariat on Rahul Gandhi’s political career, where it analysed his two-week leave of absence and judged everything from his lack of [...]

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Slain human rights blogger AVIJIT ROY’s daughter TRISHA AHMED writes a letter to all

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

Avijit Roy’s daughter, Trisha Ahmed: “My dad was a prominent Bengali writer, most famous for his books about science and atheism. He and my mom went to Bangladesh last week to publicize his books at Bangladesh’s national book fair. 15 hours ago, Islamic fundamentalists stabbed my dad to death. My mom was severely wounded from [...]

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MOHAN GURUSWAMY on the Budget & other notes

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance minister what is due to him. Or better still “give the devil his due.” This Budget is [...]

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FM Jaitley should create a network of mandis first for real agri reform, says DEVINDER SHARMA

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mentioned raising agriculture income as the first among the four challenging tasks before the government, I expected him to spell out some mechanism to pull out farmers from the terrible economic distress that continues to prevail in the farming sector. But I am sure, like me, farmers too would have [...]

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