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October 24, 2010

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Vol. LXI, No. 16, New Delhi, October 24, 2010

BJP government in Karnataka survives. The Governor's high handedness rattles the nation.
BJP demands his dismissal. Congress feigns ignorance

By R Guru Prasad in Bengaluru

BJP Government proves majority again in the second trust vote. Yeddyurappa gets 106 votes. Opposition gets 100 votes.    more >

BJP sweeps civic polls
Modi charisma reigns supreme in Gujarat
CBI misuse recoils on Congress


THE ruling BJP made a clean sweep in the six municipal corporations elections for which elections were held on October 10.    more >

Thinking Aloud
Indian “Secularists” in a time warp
By Dr Jay Dubashi

THREE years after the Berlin Wall came down and barely a year after the Soviet empire collapsed in a heap, the so-called Babri mosque was pulled down in Ayodhya in a show of religious and nationalistic fervour that stunned the world.    more >

Secular is the Muslim lobby in India
WHENEVER elections are round the corner, the cacophony on Muslim votes begins in the media. All the leaders are supposed to be running after Muslims, trying to appease them, woo them and eventually get them to vote en bloc for their parties, however minor their vote share is.    more >

Rashtra Rishi Nanaji: A pictorial book on Nanaji Deshmukh released
Nanaji a role model for people in politics—LK Advani

By Pramod Kumar

"RASHTRIYA Swayam-sevak Sangh (RSS) is the only organisation of 20th century which left very deep impact on the entire social and national life of Bharat. Many organisations including Arya Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, etc came into existence in this century but their influence has not been as lasting and deep as that of the RSS.    more >

Sangh Samachar

The Arabs have the US over the oil slick—II
The many similarities with the Indian situation

By Dr R Balashankar

THE Arab population in the US is concentrated in five states – California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and New York, which are all key electoral colleges.    more >

Dr Joshi cautions against Chinese imperialism
By Sanjeev Kumar

SENIOR BJP leader and former Union HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi cautioned the nation against the Chinese imperialism. He was speaking at a seminar organised in Patna recently.    more >

China’s New Cold War
China trying to subvert democracies, encircle India with despotic regimes

By Bharat Verma

THE spread of two authoritarian streams, Chinese communism and the Islamic fundamentalism, in combination or otherwise, threaten the survival of democracies in Asia.    more >

Savagery of the Police
ABVP activists brutally beaten

By Dr Ganesh Dutt Vats from Haryana

THE brutual face of the police stands unmasked and ripped apart. The way police checked the ABVP activists and Lathicharged them clearly betray the vindictive spirit of the police.    more >

Holy See ‘perplexed’ by probe against Vatican Bank chief

ROME: The Vatican said it was ‘perplexed’ and ‘astonished’ by reports that Italian authorities are investigating the chairman of the Vatican Bank in connection with a money laundering probe.    more >

Stop Bangla infiltration to save Assam—Prafulla Mahanta
From Virag Pachpore in Nagpur

FORMER Chief Minister of Assam, a powerful youth leader of yesteryears and presently leader of the Opposition in Assam Assembly Prafulla Kumar Mahanta expressed fears that if the influx of people from the neighbouring Bangladesh into Assam and other parts of north-east India ...    more >

Seminar in New Delhi on October 22
“Listen to the nationalist voice from Kashmir”


RECENT incidents in Kashmir present a very misleading and distorted picture of the place and its people to the rest of the nation and the outside world.    more >

Harmony—The foundation of Indian ethos
By KS Iyer

'DIVIDE and Rule’ was the policy of the British to sustain their imperialist designs in India and elsewhere. This was made possible by a handful of Indians who contributed their might to please their British masters.    more >

Lucknow High Court verdict hailed
By Dr Ganesh Dutt Vats from Haryana

THAT the Ram temple will be built at the temple site of Ramlala in Ayodhya as per the verdict of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, generated a wave of enthusiasm among the devotees of Sri Ram throughout the country.    more >

Central Relief Fund norms unfair to BJP states— Dr MM Joshi
By Ravindra Saini

SENIOR BJP leader and former Union HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi said that the existing Central Relief Fund (CRF) norms related to natural disasters are not suitable for the hill states and that there is an urgent need to amend them at the earliest.    more >

Philippines- A Golden Heritage
Hinduism in ancient Philippines

WHEN the Philippines drafted its Constitution, it placed the statue of Manu in the Assembly Hall with this inscription on its base: "The first, the greatest and the wisest law-giver of mankind."    more >

Glittering Evidence
By Ric Vil Hori

HERE is a shining, and literally so, presentation produced by the Probe Team, a local video documentary show, entitled Gintong Pamana (Golden Heritage) about the discovery of excellent gold artifacts and jewellries dating from 10th to 13th century in Surigao, Mindanao island, in ...    more >


A report

Leh returning to normalcy
Rehabilitation work by various Hindu organisations create a good impact

By Vinod Bansal

AFTER one and a half month the nature wreaked havoc in Leh killing more than 200 people, the office bearers of Hindu Emergency Aid and Relief Team (HEART) again visited the region reeling under the reconstruction stage.    more >

Economy Watch

Mining, development should profit the local population
By Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Ministry of Mines has proposed that 26 per cent of profits of mining companies should be shared with local people. States like Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are rich in minerals but poor because most profits from mining are captured by mining companies and remitted to the urban centers.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Indian secularism means denouncing Hindus
By MV Kamath

WHAT sort of people are Hindus? What sort of people have they been down the centuries as barbarians from Central Asia and elsewhere mounted assault after assault on their coveted land? Servile, according to some foreign observers.    more >

Think It Over

Art and architecture of India
Great past, sad decline

By MSN Menon

DR S Radhakrishnan said that “it is by its art and architecture that a country is judged at the bar of history. They reflect the vitality of the race.”    more >


A road map to success, better living
By Manju Gupta
168 Hours, Laura Vanderkam, Portfolio, Pp 262, Price not given

Inside the den of Taliban
An expose on the macabre outfit

My Life with the Taliban, Abdul Salam Zaeef, Hachette India, Pp 331, Price not given

A peep into the scerets of the Universe
Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information, Vlatko Vedral, Oxford University Press, Pp 229, Price not given

The lure of the vampire tale
By Sarthak Shankar
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer, Hachette India, Pp178 (HB), Rs 595.00

A strategic study on South Asian conflict zone
By Tej N Dhar
Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia: The Causes and Consequences of Kargil Conflict, edited by Peter R Lovey; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010; pp: xv+407(HB ); price Rs 895.00

An American swadeshi
The limits of globalization

Made by Hand, Mark Frauenfelder, Portfolio, Pp. 241, price not mentioned

A hide out in forest to hunt on the streets
Through the Forest Darkly, Ranjan Kaul, Hachette India, Pp.312 (PB), Rs 350.00

A fictional portrayal of US jurisprudence
By Sarthak Shankar
‘Accused’ , Mark Gimenez, Hachette India, Pp562 (PB), Rs 295.00

News Analysis

Dynasties have no place in a democracy
By Shyam Khosla

TWO young and handsome men, who were projected by their respective dynasties and sections of obliging media as the future of India and “secularism”, now stand exposed as extremely immature and shallow politicians who have neither the depth nor the vision to take the country forward.    more >

Media Watch

Media cynicism on Ayodhya verdict

SO, what does the media have to say about the Ayodhya verdict of the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court? By and large the media has retained its sanity. The Telegraph (October 1) said that “the judgement provides a legal platform for peaceful resolution for the dispute”.    more >

Special Report

CPM on its last leg in Kerala
Five years of land, lottery and liquor scams

By S Chandrasekhar

“TRUTH from the horses mouth’, is sweet and pure. Although, not a professional liar, the hallmark of a communist, Chief Minister VS Atchudanandan is speaking more truths these days. Close on the heels of his disclosing the jehadi NDF/PFI move to Islamise Kerala in twenty years,    more >


Secular hypocrisy after verdict
Quoting Sant Tulsidas wrongly

By Jaganniwas Iyer

ON the most sensitive issue in the Ayodhya case, namely, was a pre-existing Hindu temple destroyed to make way for the mosque, Justice SU Khan do not explicitly agree that any Hindu structure was “demolished” to build the disputed mosque.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Rahul—Naive and immature:

It has been rightly said that whom the God wishes to destroy he first drives them made. By comparing the RSS with the banned Muslim terror group, Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Congress General Secretary has proved to be an opportunistic politician playing vote bank politics. In fact the truth has come out that he has got senile.    more >

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