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December 19, 2010

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Vol. LXII, No. 24, New Delhi, DECEMBER 19, 2010

UPA has become a gang to protect the “apex of India's empire of greed”
Chidambaram pretends oblivious to Omar's ISI agenda in Kashmir

By MD Nalapat

THE ISI has worked out low-cost solutions to first hobble India into a low-growth trajectory and thereafter try to destroy the country by assisting those seeking the dissolution of the Union.    more >

Terror takes infants' lives
39 injured. Macabre scenes at Ganga Aarti Ghat


THE bomb blast at the crowded Sheetla Mata Ghat of Ganga river in Varanasi on December 7 during the evening aarti once again proved that nobody is safe anywhere in the country and the government has failed to arrest terrorism. The blast rocked the holy city a day after the 18th anniversary of demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya.    more >

News Analysis
Give media credit for exposing major scams
But some in the media have a lot to explain

By Shyam Khosla

MEDIA deserves full credit for exposing three major scams – Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the worst of all, the dirt-cheap sale of second generation (2G) spectrums.    more >

Now the rice scam: UPA-I sins haunting the UPA-II

THERE is no sector in governance that has not been touched by corruption under the UPA. It even managed to pull in the Defence personnel, who have been hitherto viewed as largely men of integrity, into its insatiable hunger for stealing public money.    more >

Corruption multiplies with private-public partnership
By Shivaji Sarkar

SCAMS and corrupt practices have become a way of nation development. There is a curious aspect. It grows with what is often euphemistically called public-private partnership.    more >

Sangh Samachar

Supplement on Madhya Pradesh Government
Shivraj Singh Chouhan completes five years as CM
“I have my eyes fixed on the goal…. never bothered to see the milestones”—Shivraj Singh Chouhan

THE journey has been satisfactory in the sense that I have been able to contribute to the development of the state and the welfare of the citizens to the best of my capabilities.    more >

Madhya Pradesh
A Rapidly Developing State
Laadli Lakshmi Yojana

To promote the cause of girl children, the MP Government has launched a unique scheme called Laadli Laxmi Yojana. Under the scheme, upon fulfillment of certain conditions like two children per family (whether boys or girls) and non income-tax payee parents, a girl is entitled to staggered payment of funds right from class VI to promote her education.    more >

Sir Jagdis Chandra Bose
India’s first modern scientist

By VN Gopalakrishnan

SIR Jagdis Chandra Bose (Nov.30, 1858-Nov. 23, 1937) popularly known as JC Bose occupies a unique position in the history of modern Indian science. He is regarded as India’s first modern scientist and was an eminent plant physiologist, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist as well as an early writer of science fiction.    more >

CBI should interrogate Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh in connection with ‘Hindu terror’—Dr Subramanian Swamy

FORMER Union Law Minister and leading Supreme Court lawyer Dr Subramanian Swamy demanded the CBI to interrogate Congress general secretaries Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh to know whether they have evidence beyond what the agency itself has for the phenomenon of what they call    more >


The Moving Finger Writes

Prospects for use of solar energy
By MV Kamath

WHY use coal to produce electricity? It will only endanger the environment with its high ash content. Then what are the alternatives? Hydro-electricity, for one. Nuclear energy would be another obvious option.    more >

Think It Over

Are religions God-given?
By MSN Menon

YES, because all things are said to have come from God. No, because man is endowed with a mind and will of his own to shape his destiny. Hinduism is the example. It was created by the rishis. And that by many rishis.    more >


Blame it on the contagion of the times
But Jinnah stands condemned

By MV Kamath

A lad amidst scheming courtiers
By Nidhi Mathur
Redeemer of Gods, Arun Sharma,NAB Publications, Pp65(HB), Price not mentioned

A good but incomplete work on Mumbai
Mumbai Fables: Gyan Prakash; HarperCollins, Pp 398 (HB), Rs 599.00

A life at the cross roads
Patyala down the throat, Chandraprakash Mohata, Diamond Books, Pp213(PB), Price not mentioned

Corruption syndrome in polity
By Manju Gupta
The Corruption Conundrum and Other Paradoxes and Dilemmas, V Raghunathan, Penguin Books India Ltd, Pp 222 (HB), Rs 450.00

An inside story of Indian Cricket
Eleven: Triumphs, Trials and Turbulence, Indian Cricket 2003-10, Sanjay Jha, Orient Publishing, Pp 279 (HB), Rs 495.00

Dancing in the Sun, surf and sands of Goa
By Jayant Patel
Dancing with Kali, Lalita Das, Niyogi Books, Pp 294 (PB), Rs 295.00

The technique of persuasion
Patrick Forsyth: The Gentle Art of Getting Your Way, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd, Pp 160(PB), Rs 195.00

Hinduism in modern context
Hindutva in Present Context, V Chauthaiwale, S Katdare, P Saiyed (Eds.), Bharatiya Vichar Manch, Pp 342 (HB), Rs 300.00

News From the West Bengal

CPM is jittery over coming Assembly polls
By Asim Kumar Mitra

THE Judiciary has boosted up the morale of not only Trinamool Congress (TMC) but also the hopes of Opposition have gone up. The latest judgment of Nanoor (under district Birbhum) murder case of 11 land-labourers, supporters of TMC, by the Additional District and Sessions Judge Biswanath Konar has made the CPI (M) stand in dock today.    more >

Media Watch

The rot in the media as exposed by Radia tapes

THE other day Outlook (November 29) carried an exclusive story that was highly damaging to the reputation of some journalists. It published “tapped conversations between a lobbyist, Niira Radia and some corporate houses, bureaucrats and journalists that does not reflect too well on the media people.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Spectrum scam is too big to swallow:
—R GOPALAKRISHNAN NAIR, by email: [email protected]

You have rightly mentioned in your editorial “Spectrum Scam is too big to swallow” (The Organiser, Nov 28, 2010) that the “the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi cannot escape blame if not culpability.”    more >

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