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  • Kalinganagar Massacre The fifth anniversary of police firing on tribals was commemorated

    January 22, 2011 2:01 pm Published by

    The Indian State, as it stands today, rests on the four tottering pillars, its all powerful legislature, a defunct and bound in red tape executive, a very touch-me-not holy cow judiciary and a corrupt to the core fourth estate. This... View Article

  • West Bengal The Heat Is On

    January 15, 2011 3:08 pm Published by

    The political climate in West Bengal got a new life over the letter written by P Chidambaram, just four or five months before the assembly election of the state. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee seems unhappy about the latest announcement... View Article

  • Modi’s Development Mantra In Muslim Gujarat

    January 8, 2011 4:05 pm Published by

    Gujarat, Ahmedabad and the largest Muslim ghetto of Asia—Juhapura is always remembered for the wrong reasons, thanks to our biased and so-called secular mainstream media in connection with infamous riots of 2002. Actually in the past this largest Muslim concentration... View Article

  • Fast-Track development causes Tribals’ Torments

    January 1, 2011 12:05 pm Published by

    Gobardhan Hantal, a villager of Panasput in the cut-off area of Southern Odisha’s Malkangiri district was the subject of a land acquisition notice served to him in 1954. A bit of his life can be reconstructed. The rest is conjecture.... View Article

  • Despite irregularities in NREGA work Joshi’s Battle For Supremacy

    December 25, 2010 10:27 am Published by

    Union Minister for Rural Development, CP Joshi has always emphasised: “The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) has the potential to provide big push in India’s regions of distress. NREGA has brought about a fundamental and visible change in the... View Article

  • Jagan, Congress at daggers drawn

    December 18, 2010 11:48 am Published by

    He is young, he is dynamic, he enjoys a strong political identity as a mass leader and he is a faithful Congressman, yet he failed to get the due place in the “Young Brigade” of Rahul Baba. So he resigned... View Article

  • Paradeep Reeling Under Severe Air Pollution Northward Wind, Discharge From Factories Causing Problems For Residents

    December 4, 2010 2:28 pm Published by

    Life has become a nightmare for the inhabitants of Paradeep and its surrounding areas for a couple of weeks. With the onset of winter and subsequent blowing of autumnal northward wind filthy pollutants and stench from beverage factories, fertilizer plants... View Article

  • GANGSTERS in Uniform The run of “encounter specialists”

    November 13, 2010 11:55 am Published by

    “In a cult Hindi movie Jewel Thief, the main protagonist master thief, creates an illusory character and makes everybody including the police run after the phantom purportedly having similarities with one of the character.”                 A section of police officers... View Article

  • World’s Biggest Donkey Fair One Of Its Kind

    November 6, 2010 2:05 pm Published by

    If Pushkar is known for holding the world’s biggest camel fair, then Luniyawas, about 22 kilometers from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra national highway, could boast of hosting the world’s biggest donkey fair, where several thousand donkeys are brought for sale and... View Article

  • Us Teenager Creates Ripples In Indian Judiciary

    October 23, 2010 3:48 pm Published by

    Joncarlo Patton posted a message on his Facebook wall on August 5: “In Dubai, leaving for Sri Lanka soon, then India, then home.”                 Eight days later, his mother, Cindy Iannarelli, 51, of South Fayette in Pennsylvania, was killed, her... View Article

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