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June 19, 2011

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Vol. LXII, No. 50, New Delhi, JUNE 19, 2011

The demonic midnight raid. As Congress hits panic button

By Shivaji Sarkar

It was on June 5 Loknayak Jayaprakash Narain launched his total revolution. Now 37 years later, on its anniversary, the police brutally cracked down on peaceful sleeping hunger strikers demanding action against corruption and black money led by Baba Ramdev at Ramlila Grounds in Delhi.    more >

RSS chief condemns crackdown on peaceful protesters
Pledges support to movement to end corruption

From Virag Pachpore

NAGPUR: Condemning the brutal midnight crackdown on peaceful demonstrators gathered at Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi to participate in the fasting programme announced by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on June 4, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said this was against democracy.    more >

Civil society aggression, consequence of an insensitive regime
By Aditya Pradhan

WHEN Arvind Kejriwal in an animated speech at Rajghat started to say that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is an honest man, the crowd started to jeer. He waited for a full 45 seconds before he started again, “the Prime Minister is an honest man…”    more >

Congress shows its impatience with people’s power

IT is strange that the Congress chose to use brute force in the middle of the night on the sleeping, innocent, peaceful, unsuspecting men, women and children who had come to the national capital from the nook and corner of the country to participate in the satyagraha of Swami Ramdev, at the Ramlila grounds.    more >

BJP National Executive, Lucknow
BJP to fight corruption, gear up for UP election

By V Shanmuganathan

THE BJP National Executive meet in Lucknow was conducted mainly to activate, motivate and energise the karyakartas and set the stage for mobilising public opinion in favour of BJP. The venue of the meeting was Scientific Convention Centre, a grand structure built during the time of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee as Member of Parliament from Lucknow.    more >

Maligning BJP: An intolerant farce

By Ravi

CONGRESS general secretary Digvijay Singh’s intemperate remarks against Baba Ramdev and the incessant attempts to link the yoga guru to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) should be seen as part of the grand old party’s strategy to keep itself in power in perpetuity.    more >

‘Samagra Atalji’, a mega project to compile and digitalise Atalji’s speeches, articles, interviews, poems, etc, launched
Atalji is a global leader beyond party politics—Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

“SHRI Atal Behari Vajpayee is a global leader. We should not confine his personality to a particular party. He is beyond party leadership. The compilation of his speeches, articles or poems will surely serve as a source of inspiration for the generations to come,” said former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam while formally launching ‘Samagra Atalji’ project at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on June 8.    more >

Statement by RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi
Instead of trying to crush agitation fight corruption

“FOR the last two days, there have been attempts on the part of several Ministers as well as prominent leaders of ruling party to show the hand of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh behind the ongoing anti-corruption agitations in the country. It is nothing but a pre-planned conspiracy to divert the attention of public from the real issue.    more >

News portal launched

WITH a view to meet the growing demand from domestic as well as international intellectual community, Bharati Web Private Limited, launched a unique news portal,, on June 4.    more >

Uma Bharati returns to BJP

FORMER Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and a firebrand leader Uma Bharati rejoined the BJP in New Delhi on June 7. BJP president Shri Nitin Gadkari announced that she would now play a key role in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections and she would be based in Lucknow.    more >

Two-day BJP National Executive in Lucknow
Immoral UPA, inept on governance, showing fascist streak

By Pramod Kumar in Lucknow

WITH a firm resolve to fight UPA corruption and to prepare the party for forthcoming assembly polls in five states, the BJP National Executive Meeting concluded here on the banks of Gomati on June 4.    more >

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National outrage against corrupt regime’s midnight atrocities on peaceful Satyagrahis

CONGRESS-sponsored midnight police brutality on non-violent protesters at Ramlila Maidan has received sharp reaction from across the country.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Beginning of the end of UPA
By MV Kamath

THE UPA Government – if government it is – is on its last legs. Its reaction to Baba Ramdev’s challenge is as vicious as it is self-defeating. Vile behaviour symbolises the coming end.    more >

Thinking Aloud

Why not separate business from politics
By Dr Jay Dubashi

“WOULD you buy a second-hand car from Sharad Pawar?” “Kapil Sibbal, Sonia Gandhi?” I took an informal poll among about 80 people, none of whom I knew. 50 out of 80, or about 60 per cent said No, they wouldn’t buy a second-hand car from any of these people.    more >


Bhabha foresaw the vital role of electronics in India’s growth
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
Homi Bhabha and the Computer Revolution, edited by RK Shyamsundar and MA Pai, Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi, Pp 363(HB), Rs 695.00

Period novel that thrills to the last page
By Sarthak Shanakar
Heartstone, CJ Sansom,Pan Macmillan, Pp724 (PB), Rs 299.00

Elements tell many tales
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements, Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd, Pp 428(HB), £18.99.

Book Received

Racism as a tool of Christian agenda
By Dr R Balashankar
Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking, Michael Keevak, Princeton University Press, Pp 219 (HB), $ 29.95

Unknown story of the formation of the UN
America, Hitler and the UN: How the Allies Won World War II and Forced A Peace, Dan Plesch, IB Tauris & Co Ltd, Pp 256(HB), $ 28.63

A book of short stories
By Manju Gupta
The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love, Parvati Sharma, Zubaan, Pp 172 (PB), Rs 295.00


Atrocities against aam aadmi has become aam baat under Sonia regime
By Sandeep Mahapatra

THE justification for the Ramlila ground incident, by no less than the Prime Minister of the country, proclaimed by all and sundry to be a man of integrity, is nothing but a brazen display of raw arrogance by a party which came to power, 7 years back, riding on the plank of aam aadmi countering the “India Shining” slogan of the BJP.    more >

Kids’ Org

Not a courtier but a friend
By Manju Gupta

TENAIL Raman got bitten by a snake and lay on his deathbed breathing heavily. Tenali’s servant, seeing his master’s plight, rushed to the King Krishnadeva Raya’s court to inform him about his master’s condition, so that the king may rush the court physician to attend to him.    more >

Media Watch

UPA slipping badly on corruption front

ONE feels sorry for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Nothing seems to be going right for it. Poll after poll suggests that UPA is slipping very badly on the corruption front. A New Indian Express – C Fore 2011 poll indicted Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for being responsible for inaction on the corruption front.    more >

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