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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Kabir was the greatest among various disciples of Ramanand.  He was the first religious teacher of prominence to foster a spirit of unity among the Hindus and Muslims.  He fought against superstitions, ritualism, idol worship and caste system.  According to him, there was one God who could be described by various names. "Call him Ram, Rahim, Allah, Khuda, Hari, Govind, but he is one" There could be no separate God for Hindus and Muslims.  All the men and women of the world are His living forms.  "His mode of worship" of God was simple.  He did not ask the people to retire from life and worship the Almighty.  He said, "Love thy fellow being and worship God in your way".  Thus his ideas and beliefs became a great force of the age.




Collection of articles on the role of religion in Indian history (Religion Through The Ages, Hindu, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 06, 2007)

A large number of politicians, lawyers and rights activists have been arrested in overnight raids in different parts of Pakistan following the imposition of an emergency. (Jd(s) For Unconditional Support To Bjp, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday sought permission of the Supreme Court to initiate criminal prosecution against Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, party general secretary Amar Singh and others in illegal allotment of plots . . . . . . (Up Govt Moves Sc To Prosecute Mulayam In Land Scam Case , The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Jaideep Sahni always wanted to tell stories - stories that rake up important issues even as they entertain people. ('Storytellers Can Bring In Things Which Bother Them' , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Oct 31, 2007)

Following its investigations into allegations of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his kin amassing assets, the CBI's case before SC is that Yadav's known sources of income are too inadequate to support the acquisition of costly assets running . . . . (Cbi Action To Widen Rift Between Congress, Mulayam, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from Mulayam Singh and his family facing a disproportionate assets probe on an application filed by the CBI seeking permission to lodge a criminal case against them. (Sc For Mulayam's Response , Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

The Supreme Court today sought replies from former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family members on a CBI plea that it needed to register a regular criminal case against them for corruption. (Mulayam’S Reply Sought, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

A Larger constitution bench will decide whether state governments had the authority to levy fee on sale of specially denatured spirit to licensees. (Sc Refers Spirit Fee Dispute To Larger Bench, The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

M. Srinivasan; published by Vikatan Prasuram, 757, Anna Salai, Chennai-600002. Rs. 70. (Mystical Poets, Hindu, C. L. Ramakrishnan , Oct 16, 2007)

Two Members of Parliament from Gujarat have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into the shocking evidence suggesting Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar tried to influence the Government and the . . . . . . . (Probe Medha's Foreign Links, Mps Urge Pm , Hindustan Times, Navin Upadhyay, Oct 10, 2007)

An estimated 100 students staged a rare demonstration on Monday against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling him a "dictator," which prompted scuffles with hardline students at Tehran University. (Iranian Students Call Ahmadinejad 'Dictator', Pioneer, ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Oct 09, 2007)

Imagine this. You're in New York's theatre district — home to Broadway, the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world and of cult musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and Lion King. (Big Apple Dances To Indian Beat, Asks For More , Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)

Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraff on Tuesday undertook before the Supreme Court that “if elected” as president for another term, he would shed his uniform soon after. (I’Ll Shed Uniform If Elected, Mush To Sc, Tribune, Afzal Khan, Sep 19, 2007)

A young widow, who has remarried, on Monday asked the Supreme Court: Can a mother not claim equal rights as that of a father in regard to her child's guardianship? (Sc Asks Why Can't Mothers Be Legal Guardians, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 18, 2007)

My guest this week is the original Kabir Khan (of Chak De India), Mir Ranjan Negi, who didn’t quite fail to score the goal, but paid the price for consuming too many. (‘They Said I’D Taken One Lakh Per Goal . . . People Used To Introduce Me As Mr Negi Of Those Seven Goals’, Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Sep 17, 2007)

Entwining a tale about nationalism with a narrative concerning the neglected state of Indian women's hockey, Chak De! India brings a known story of indifference and discrimination to centre stage. (Winning Against The Odds, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 18, 2007)

A radio programme which was started in Urdu for listeners across the Line of Control continues to serve as an emotional link for the two parts of divided Kashmir 40 years on. (Radio Kashmir Reaches Across The Divide, Statesman, Kavita Suri, Aug 16, 2007)

The First Joint Peace Jirga between Afghanistan and Pakistan, to discuss the issue of cross-border terrorism is to commence on Thursday in Kabul, despite a last-minute pull out by Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf. (First Afghan-Pak Peace Jirga To Begin Today, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 09, 2007)

The kidnapping, almost three weeks ago, of 23 South Korean Christian aid workers, has once again put Afghan President Hamid Karzai's Government in a difficult predicament of to do or not to do - and for the time being, he has decided not to do. (Hamid Karzai In A Fix, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Aug 08, 2007)

At least 33 persons were injured, many of them seriously, in three incidents of bomb blasts triggered by ULFA in Assam today. (33 Injured In Three Bomb Blasts , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 06, 2007)


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