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- Elections But New Themes (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Oct 13, 2007)
The context in Gujarat in 2007 is certainly different from that of 2002 and Chief Minister Narendra Modi is doing his best to shift the emphasis from his earlier image as a Hindutva icon to one as an earnest economic reformer.
- Why Different Yardsticks For Different States, Cpi(m) Asks Ec (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) on Thursday sought a clarification from the Election Commission on the two-phase Assembly elections in Gujarat on December 11 and 16, claiming that the Commission was “applying different . . . .. .
- 'From India Ignored To India Idolised' (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
From India Ignored to India Idolised. It has happened in the last decade, says Michael Wood, who has seen the pendulum swing sharply and is set to tell at least a hundred countries around the world about his idea of India.
- Cpm Poses Uneasy Questions To Ec (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)
The decision to hold two-phase elections in Gujarat has drawn flak from the CPM which hinted at the Election Commission's institutional bias against the Left.
- The Muslim Question In Gujarat (Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Oct 09, 2007)
By an unspoken consensus, Muslims have been excluded from the election debate in Gujarat.
- Peace Angel Speaks Again (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 08, 2007)
On October 2, we celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. It would be appropriate to ponder over what remains of his legacy and who can justifiably claim to be its beneficiaries.
- Swamy To The Rescue? (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2007)
Is the stormy petrel of Indian politics Subramaniam Swamy again stepping in to repair the collapsing bridge between the Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in Karnataka?
- Narendra Modi’S New Avatar (Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Oct 06, 2007)
How well placed is Narendra Modi to win the 2007 Gujarat election? The feedback from the ground suggests a tough fight ahead. However, the Chief Minister is not one to give up easily.
- It's A Battle Between Ram & Rome: Modi (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 05, 2007)
Making the forthcoming election a battle between ‘Ram and Rome’, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked every Indian to say Ram was born, so loudly that even “Italy hears it”.
- Normality Was Ensured On Bandh Day: Karunanidhi (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 04, 2007)
Normality was ensured in the State on the bandh day though the Supreme Court’s orders staying the October 1 bandh were received late the previous night, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said on Wednesday.
- The Question Of Faith (Frontline, Praful Bidwai, Sep 29, 2007)
The UPA’s capitulation to the Sangh Parivar on Ram Sethu violates its obligation to defend secularism and hands a victory to majoritarian politics.
- Deploy Central Forces In Tn: Bjp (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 28, 2007)
A delegation of the leaders of the BJP, RSS, VHP and Hindu Munnani called on governor Surjit Singh Barnala on Thursday and presented a memorandum seeking deployment of Central security forces in Tamil Nadu during the October 1 bandh called by the . . . .
- ‘Government Should Have Stood By Asi’ (Frontline, T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, Sep 26, 2007)
SURAJ Bhan, who taught archaeology at Kurukshetra University, is a member of the Central Advisory Board of Archaeology of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
- Myth Vs Science (Frontline, R. Ramachandran, Sep 26, 2007)
SCIENCE and rationality have taken a beating in the unfolding of the recent events surrounding the controversial mega marine project called the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) of the Government of India.
- Political Project (Frontline, Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Sep 26, 2007)
The Sangh Parivar revives a campaign that it had not so long ago found hard to sell.
- Myth, History And Politics (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 26, 2007)
EVER since Ayodhya became a disputed territory, Rama has been at the centre stage of the political mobilisation by Hindu communal forces.
- To Keep Sethu On Track, Dmk, Allies Call Bandh (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Pushing ahead with its demand for implementation of the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, the ruling DMK and its allies on Monday called for a Tamil Nadu bandh on October 1 to put pressure on the Centre to implement the project despite all opposition.
- Govt Saw It Coming In Tamil Nadu (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
The Centre may have seen the DMK supporters’ attack on BJP’s Chennai office coming, for it had advised the Karunanidhi government last week itself to watch out for any violent protests in the wake of growing opposition to the proposed destruction . . . .
- Dmk Wants Criminal Case Against Vhp Leader Vedanti (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
Ruling Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) on Monday demanded that the Centre initiate criminal proceedings against senior VHP leader Ram Vilas Vedanti who had called for the beheading of Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi.
- Vhp To Educate Masses On ‘Anti-Hindu’ Policies Of Upa (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
The Mata Vaishno Devi shrine witnesses rush of pilgrims every year during the Navratras.
- Be United To Fight Fundamentalists: Sonia To Dmk (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 25, 2007)
In the backdrop of a reported 'fatwa' issued by former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti against DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has said that everyone should be united to face the threats posed by . . . .
- Ugly Turn To Ram Row: Dmk Attacks Bjp Office (Indian Express, JAYA MENON, Sep 24, 2007)
The war of words over Ram took an ugly turn today when a large group of protesting DMK volunteers stoned Kamalayalam, the BJP headquarters in Chennai, to condemn a reported remark in Ayodhya by VHP leader Ram Vilas Vedanti against Tamil Nadu . . . . .
- Karuna Ready To Consider Setu Realignment (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
Embattled Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi said on Sunday he was open to considering realignment of the Sethusamudram project, and that his government’s only priority was its implementation.
- Back To Ram (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 24, 2007)
THE BJP declared during its national executive meeting in Bhopal that it would support the Rameshwaram Ram Sethu Raksha Manch movement for the “protection, preservation and declaration of the Sethu as a national heritage monument”.
- Bjp Office Ransacked In Chennai (Tribune, Arup Chanda, Sep 24, 2007)
A day after Tamil Nadu electricity minister and DMK leader Arcot N. Veeraswamy asked party workers to give a fitting reply to Ram Vilas Vedanti’s “fatwa” against Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, the BJP office here was ransacked and its workers . . .
- Dmk Men Attack Bjp Office In Chennai (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
The protests were a sequel to the reported announcement of former BJP member of Parliament and VHP activist Ram Vilas Vedanti in Ayodhya that he would reward with gold anyone who beheaded Karunanidhi or cut his tongue for questioning the existence . . .
- Dmk Men Attack Tn Bjp Offices (Asian Age, R. Bhagwan Singh, Sep 24, 2007)
The Rama Sethu controversy exploded into violence on Sunday when cadres of the ruling DMK attacked the BJPâ€™s state headquarters here and its offices in several places across Tamil Nadu.
- ‘Behead’ Fury At Bjp Hub (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
A maverick former BJP MP’s alleged call to behead M. Karunanidhi for his remarks on Ram fuelled an attack on the party hub today by enraged DMK workers bent on teaching the “crook” a lesson.
- Chennai Bjp Office Attacked (Pioneer, K Venkataramanan, Sep 24, 2007)
A 300-strong DMK mob attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party's State headquarters here on Sunday morning, leaving eight persons injured. The police stood by and watched as unruly DMK men pelted stones, broke into the party office and beat up BJP . . .
- Setu On Fire: Dmk Storms Bjp Office (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
DMK cadres smashed up the BJP's office in central Chennai on Sunday in protest against the fatwa issued against their leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi by VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti.
- Bjp Hq Attacked In Chennai (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 24, 2007)
The ruling DMK's protest against former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti's alleged ‘fatwa’ declaring a golden reward for Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's head and tongue in the backdrop of the latter's controversial remarks on Lord Ram turned violent in . . . .
- Rein In Dmk, Bjp To Centre (New Indian Express, ANITA SALUJA, Sep 24, 2007)
BJP president Rajnath Singh has asked the Congress-led UPA government to rein-in its alliance partner, the DMK, for the violence in the Tamil Nadu, in the wake of the attack on the BJP headquarters in Chennai.
- Sethu: Vhp To Hit The Streets In Protest (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will undertake fortnight-long marches across the country to protest against the Sethu- samudram project.
- Sangh: Karuna U-Turn On Sethu (Asian Age, A N Sudarsan Rao , Sep 20, 2007)
Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi has done a volte-face on the Ram Sethu issue, says the Sangh Parivar.
- Ramar Sethu Issue: Rss Directs Its Organisations To Work Together (Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Sep 20, 2007)
A Ramar Sethu Raksha Samiti has been set up for the purpose.
BJP, VHP say there is no contradiction between what both want to do on the issue
RSS does not want the issue to be victim of political compulsions as in Ayodhya issue
- War Of Words On Ram Hots Up (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2007)
The spat between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and BJP and VHP leaders over his controversial anti-Ram remarks grew shrill on Wednesday after the attack on his daughter's home and on a state transport bus in Bangalore that left two dead.
- A Bridge Too Far (Telegraph, MAHESH RANGARAJAN, Sep 18, 2007)
A week is a long time in politics. Nowhere is this as true as in India today. Till a few days ago, the rift between the Congress and the Left over the character and nature of the ties between India and the United States of America was at centre stage.
- Lord Ram As Harry Potter (Pioneer, S Gurumurthy , Sep 18, 2007)
ASI needs stones to read history and historians need bones to understand it. Neither are there any stones left by Lord Ram, nor do his bones exist. Ironically, certain sections of the UPA were more than willing to buy this 'secular logic'
- For The People, All The People (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Sep 17, 2007)
The controversial affidavit on the Sethusamudram project filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court is a classic case of the UPA handing over an issue to the BJP on a platter. And that, too, prior to what seems like a virtually imminent mid-term . . . .
- 'Space Photos No Proof Of Ram Setu' (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
US space agency NASA says pictures taken by its astronauts do not prove the existence or otherwise of a manmade Ram Setu bridge as mentioned in the Ramayana.
- Bridge With People (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Sep 14, 2007)
VEHICULAR traffic in some parts of the country was disrupted on Wednesday when the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other affiliates of the Sangh Parivar protested against the Sethusamudram project on the southern coast.
- Rama Not Real: Govt (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2007)
On the day the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised a nation-wide agitation to save the mythical Ramar Sethu from destruction, the Union government has told the Supreme Court that there was no historical evidence to establish the existence . . . .
- Rama Not Real: Govt (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
On the day the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised a nation-wide agitation to save the mythical Ramar Sethu from destruction, the Union government has told the Supreme Court that there was no historical evidence to establish the existence of. . .
- Vhp Men Block Roads, Stop Trains (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Road and rail traffic was disrupted but there was no major violence during a blockade by thousands of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists across the country today in protest against constructing a sea lane which, it says, will destroy a. . .
- In Affidavit To Sc, Upa Rules On Ram: No Proof (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Defending the Sethusamudram shipping canal project and maintaining that the Adam’s Bridge/Ram Setu formation cannot be called “a man-made structure”, the Centre today told the Supreme Court that “contents of the Valmiki Ramayana . . . .
- Hey Ram! God Save The Govt (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
No “incontrovertible” proof exists to establish that Lord Ram ever lived, the government has submitted in writing before the Supreme Court.
- Ram Setu: Near-Complete Bandh In Jammu Region (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 13, 2007)
Stray incidents of violence were reported during the five-hour bandh in the 10 districts of Jammu against the move to demolish mythological Ram Setu for building the Sethusamudram project.
- Bjp Spies Poll Plank In Ram’S Bridge (Telegraph, Sanjay Kumar Jha, Sep 13, 2007)
The BJP leadership, so far cautious about the Ram Setu movement spearheaded by the Sangh parivar, today lapped it up after the Centre’s affidavit cast doubts on Ram’s existence.
- Jammu Bandh Today (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 12, 2007)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other organisations have called Jammu bandh tomorrow in protest against the demolition of the mythological “Ram Setu”.
- Roots In History (Frontline, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Sep 12, 2007)
The politics of jehad in Hyderabad goes back to 1948 when the princely state resisted accession to the Indian Union.
- Bane Of Fundamentalism (Hindu, K. N. Panikkar, Sep 11, 2007)
The main purpose of this book “is to bring to the attention of people generally a complex and chilling case of religious violence (Gujarat 2002) that does not fit some common stereotypes about the sources of violence in today’s world.
- An Inheritance Of Hatred And Unrest (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Sep 07, 2007)
In Hyderabad, communalism and Islamist terrorism are locked in a deadly embrace.
- 'Vip Treatment' To Sanjay Sparks Row (Singapore Times, M Saleem Pandit, Sep 04, 2007)
"Nobody returns empty-handed from Mata Vaishno Devi.
- Ap Shuts Down In Protest Against Terror Attacks (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 27, 2007)
Andhra Pradesh Monday observed a daylong shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest against terrorism in the wake of the twin bomb blasts here Saturday evening that claimed 42 lives.
- Andhra Shuts Down To Protest Terror Attacks (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 27, 2007)
Andhra Pradesh on Monday observed a day-long shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest against terrorism in the wake of the twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad on Saturday evening which claimed 42 lives.
- Buddha Amarnath Yatris Swell (Tribune, Shariq Majeed, Aug 25, 2007)
The early melting of the ice lingam at the Amarnath cave has meant that a large number of devotees are coming for the Buddha Amarnath pilgrimage at Mandi in Poonch district.
- Arrest Cannot Deter Fight: Uma Bharti (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 21, 2007)
Bhartiya Janshakti Party leader Uma Bharti today asserted that she was not bothered even if she was arrested for the cause of saving Ram Sethu from destruction for the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project.
- What Bjp Rule Meant (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 21, 2007)
For the first time in post-independence India, Hindu nationalists were in a position to rule the country between 1998 and 2004.
- Only Modi (Indian Express, SHIV VISVANATHAN, Aug 17, 2007)
Politics is a strange business. Told scientifically, it hides its messages.
- It’S Modi Vs Patels, Rss, Vhp In Gujarat (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 13, 2007)
New Delhiâ€™s posh Chanakyapuri area witnessed a strange brawl between two IAS officers over a stray dog. Rashmi Priyadarshini is posted as joint secretary in the ministry of rural development and lives in a government accommodation on Vinay Marg.
- Defending The Liberal Voice (Hindu, Jyotirmaya Sharma, Aug 13, 2007)
The assault last week in Hyderabad on Taslima Nasrin, the exiled Bangladeshi writer living in India, is to be seen in the context of two other such incidents that have taken place in the last four months.
- Vhp Not To Support Modi In Elections (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 06, 2007)
The Gujarat unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to stay away from the State Assembly elections scheduled to be held by the year-end.
- Lunar Satellite Launch In A Year: Nair (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 04, 2007)
India will launch it’s moon satellite ‘Chandrayan’ within a year, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman Dr G Madhavan Nair said here on Friday.
- Home Alone (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Aug 03, 2007)
The BJP recently suspended five rebels out of the six who voted for the UPA candidate in the presidential poll. The party bosses in Delhi know that disciplinary action is not the solution to the problem. More than one-third of the BJP MLAs in the . . . .
- Cold War Over Oil (Frontline, Vijay Prashad, Aug 02, 2007)
In February, George W. Bush announced the creation of a new unified combatant command for Africa. After several years of deliberation, the Pentagon finally agreed to create the African Command (AFRICOM), which will relieve the European Command . . . .
- Ramsetu: Nationwide Protest By Vhp (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 28, 2007)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today said it will launch a nationwide protest between August 26 and October 15 under the Sri Rameswaram Ramsetu protection movement opposing the move to destroy the 'Ramsetu' between India and Sri Lanka.
- Sc Rejects Plea To Order Cases Against Modi, Singhal (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 19, 2007)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to order the registration of criminal cases against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal for alleged inflammatory speeches against minorities.
- Fading Saffron (Tribune, Amulya Ganguli, Jul 18, 2007)
A defeat invariably undermines the position of the party chief. Nor is it unusual for inner-party groups opposed to him to take advantage of his discomfiture to run him down.
- The Congress And She (Indian Express, Coomi Kapoor, Jul 14, 2007)
As a woman you ought to be very happy over Pratibha Patil’s nomination?” is a common refrain of UPA MPs when referring to the selection of this dark horse.
- Pro-Jinnah Article In Gujarat Journal Irks Rss (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 14, 2007)
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today took a dim view of a pro-Jinnah article in a recent issue of the Narendra Modi government’s official journal in Gujarat, saying its critical views on Pakistan’s founder do not need to be repeated.
- What's The New Root Cause? (Pioneer, Wilson John, Jul 14, 2007)
After the busting of the Bangalore Club, one is forced to concede that even educated, affluent Muslims are taking to terror
- Democratic Worries (Frontline, Rita Manchanda, Jul 10, 2007)
IT is over a year since the April 2006 Jana Andolan II forced an all-powerful King Gyanendra to bow down before a massive countrywide popular agitation and announce the restoration of people's sovereignty in Nepal.
- Hindus In Bengal (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jul 05, 2007)
Hindus in West Bengal Suffer’, is the lead story of the Organiser. The magazine says in the Muslim-dominated districts of West Bengal “the condition of Hindus are not very much different and in some areas even worse than Islamic Bangladesh...”
- Muslim Mla Visits Temple In Tn; (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 26, 2007)
Authorities of the famous Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here performed an ‘atonement pooja’ after the local MLA, Hasan Ali, entered into it, temple sources said.
- History, Abridged (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jun 18, 2007)
Given how seriously the RSS insists that history is serious business, it is extraordinary that it should display such naiveté in dealing with a pretender claiming to possess science-backed historical insight.
- Anti-Modi Mla Gets Notice For Dissidence (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 18, 2007)
A BJP MLA who had said that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was busy promoting himself at the cost of the BJP in the state has been served with a showcause notice and could be suspended soon.
- 14 Fell Before Pratibha Rose (Asian Age, Venkatesh Kesari , Jun 16, 2007)
Congress heavyweights in the race for the presidency failed to impress the Left parties and their own party high command during the exercise to evolve a consensus. This ultimately helped Ms Pratibha Patil, who was nowhere in the race till Thursday.
- I Was The Best Candidate: Karan (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 16, 2007)
Karan Singh, who lost the presidency nomination to Pratibha Patil, on Friday expressed exasperation and said that he had been overlooked despite being the "best candidate" for the top job.
- Anti-Modi Forces Unite At Patel Community Meeting (Hindu, MANAS DASGUPTA, Jun 13, 2007)
Pravin Togadia calls to unseat "the enemy of the farmers"
Modi doling away farmland to industries: Togadia
Rectify your past mistakes, speakers tell community
- Mosque Blast (Frontline, N. Rahul, Jun 11, 2007)
The terrorist strike and the police firing on May 18 stun Hyderabad, but the city soon takes the events in its stride.
- Dasmunsi Code (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Jun 08, 2007)
It is nobody's argument that India doesn't need a Broadcast Code. With television content the subject of both dynamism and debate, with the methodology of news channels - sting operations, ex parte reportage, few built-in correctives for . . . .
- Karan Singh Seeks To Neutralise Left (Pioneer, Santanu Banerjee, Jun 08, 2007)
As confusion prevailed in the UPA camp over the presidential nominee, one of the contenders, Karan Singh, met CPI general secretary AB Bardhan on Thursday in an apparent move to soften the Left parties' reported objection to his candidature.
- Art Attack: M S Varsity Teachers Meet Arjun Singh (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 02, 2007)
Seeking the Human Resource Development Minister’s intervention in reinstating the suspended dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of M S University, Vadodara, a group of teachers from the institute met Arjun Singh on Friday.
- Modi Government Targeting Minorities, Says Sonia (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 02, 2007)
It is showing "disregard for human rights"
Accuses it of showing "disregard for human rights"
Condemns "attempt to create communal tensions"
- God Is For All? (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Jun 02, 2007)
Saturday Special examines the issues behind the Kerala temples row. The priests dare the Communist Government to intervene, but the Achuthanandan regime, though willing to wound, prefers to postpone the moment to strike. At any rate, the educated . . .
- Inconsistently Liberal (Telegraph, MUKUL KESAVAN, May 31, 2007)
The Vadodara art school episode where a student was arrested for exhibiting within his department a painting that local VHP activists, led by Neeraj Jain, deemed offensive to Hindu and Christian sensibilities, and where the dean of his faculty . . . .
- Sez Maya (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, May 26, 2007)
Even if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati does evoke public interest and the rulebook to justify her decision to block the SEZ project of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) in her state, it will be rather difficult not to . . . .
- Not Just Anil, All Sezs And High-Tech Cities Under Review (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, May 26, 2007)
A day after the Mayawati Government sent Anil Ambani Group’s proposed SEZ to the Centre, it has become clear it’s not just the Noida special zone that’s being reviewed.
- Maya’S First Strike At Mulayam: Centre Told Anil Ambani Sez Against Rules (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, May 25, 2007)
In one of its first acts after taking charge in Lucknow, the Mayawati government has applied the brakes on a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project in Noida being promoted by the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG).
- Nude Woman Among The Spinning Vanes (Telegraph, AVEEK SEN , May 24, 2007)
The incident at M.S. University, Vadodara, brings out the necessity and pitfalls of institutional protection for art students and their teachers, writes Aveek Sen
- Religious Heads Seek Public Apology From Dera Chief (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 22, 2007)
The stand-off between the Sikhs and Dera Sacha Sauda today took a confrontationist posture with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar and religious leaders today demanding a public apology from dera chief Gurmeet . . . .
- Are Puri, Sringeri, Dwaraka And Badri Acharyas Anti-National, Dr Mk? (New Indian Express, S Gurumurthy , May 21, 2007)
"Sethu critics anti-national, says MK." This is how a newspaper front-paged Dr M Karunanidhi's address at a public meeting in Chennai held in defence of the Sethu Samudram Project.
- Killer Bomb In Andhra Masjid (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, May 19, 2007)
Fourteen persons were killed and 50 injured in a cellphone-triggered bomb explosion in the Mecca Masjid here on Friday afternoon and in police firing to quell agitated people.
- Cultures & Vultures: Wake-Up Call From Vadodara (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, May 18, 2007)
These `fundoos,' self-appointed custodians of Indian culture, may start chipping away at temple murals, breaking down monuments, and eventually targeting the temples at Khajuraho, Konarak, and Bhubaneswar — until they succeed in effacing the . . . . .
- Beauty And The Beast (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, May 17, 2007)
Who is Chandramohan Srilamantula? Is he such a famous artist that the entire art community is staging protests against his arrest? Actually, Chandramohan is only 23 and still a student, and it is his project work that’s made an impact far beyond . . .
- Indian Artists Rally To Embattled Painter (International Herald Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 17, 2007)
The plight of one of India's leading painters is raising alarms among the country's artists, who say the government is doing little to protect him from Hindu extremist groups who insist his work is obscene and promotes religious enmity.
- More Hiccups Ahead (Pioneer, Hiranmay Karlekar, May 17, 2007)
Congress and BJP have long roads to travel before they can think of regaining primacy in Uttar Pradesh
- Indians Charge Government Does Little To Protect Embattled Artist (International Herald Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 17, 2007)
The plight of one of India's leading painters is raising alarms among the country's artists, who say the government is doing little to protect him from Hindu extremist groups who insist his work is obscene and promotes religious enmity.
- Ram Setu Under Threat (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, May 16, 2007)
It would be a little short of a bucolic inference to say that the Government is destroying the Ram Setu because its existence is harmful for the country in terms of money and time.
- Art Row: Arjun Goads Ugc Into Action (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
UGC asked the Maharaja Sayajirao University administration in Vadodara to send a detailed report on the controversial art exhibition and the incidents that took place in its aftermath.
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