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Vol 5 Issue 35, Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2014
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Save lives first, Bullet trains can wait

The death of 18 children and injuries to 15, aged between six and 12, in a bus-train collision at an unmanned level crossing in Medak district, Telangana, last week, could have been averted had the Indian Railways lived up to its promises.

 

Posted    30 Jul 2014   
End the sartorial apartheid

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi clad in his designer kurta-pyjama were to enter one of the classy clubs in Chennai, he will be stopped at the gates by the guards on duty because his apparel does not conform to the dress code of the institution.  

Posted    18 Jul 2014   

Modi sarkar: Not an impressive start

It was the best of times for the BJP when Narendra Modi assumed office as Prime Minister on 26 May with enormous goodwill of the people. His first act of appointing an ineligible official who has been indicted by the Supreme Court as his Princi  

Posted    15 Jul 2014   

Narendra Modi has let down the Tamils

The invitation extended to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as India’s 14th Prime Minister is an ill-advised move that has destroyed in one stroke the expectations of the people of  

Posted    22 May 2014   

Implement Supreme Court order on Mullaiperiyar

The order of the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice RM Loda allowing Tamil Nadu to raise the water level of the 119-year-old Mullaiperiyar dam from 136 ft to 142 ft means an additional 1,548 million cubic  

Posted    09 May 2014   

India falters again on Sri Lanka

India was afraid of voting even the innocuous American resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday which neither prevents nor punishes the government of Sri Lanka for its continued genocidal attacks on the ethnic Tami  

Posted    29 Mar 2014   

India saves Sri Lanka again, but it can't stop Eelam

Thanks to pussyfooting by India, the US-UK resolution on Sri Lanka at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva gives President Mahinda Rajapaksa impunity for another year.

According to last year’s resolut  

Posted    06 Mar 2014   

Whither the Spirit of Remission

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s decision to set free all 7 convicts, including the three death row convicts, in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has rattled the Congress.

Party vice president Rahul Gandhi  

Posted    21 Feb 2014   

Why different rules for rice and wheat Mr. Minister?

The letter of union finance minister P Chidambaram to union minister of state for consumer affairs and public distribution system KV Thomas stating that rice did not fall within the definition of agricultural produce under Section 65B (5) of th  

Posted    13 Feb 2014   

Reinvestigate Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

The time has come to order a fresh investigation into the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on 21 May, 1991.

The Special Investigation Team appointed by the government of India was headed by DR Karthikeyan  

Posted    27 Nov 2013   

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