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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   

It needs to be paper trail or paper ballots

The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to use voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) facility in electronic voting machines.

A Bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said in the order:  

Posted    19 Oct 2013   

Centre needs to act boldly on Telangana

A situation has arisen in Andhra Pradesh in which the government of the State has not been able to carry on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. The remedy for the situation is for the President to assume the functions of the  

Posted    09 Oct 2013   

Forgive them not, for they know what they are doing

The Delhi gang rape case shook the conscience of the country and targeted the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, a progressive legislation with a reformatory regime, which enabled one of the culprits of the brutal crime to get away with just three yea  

Posted    16 Sep 2013   

Retrieve Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was mistaken in thinking that a mere demarche served on Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi asking Colombo to release the 100-odd fishermen from southern Tamil Nadu taken captives by the island nation’s  

Posted    24 Aug 2013   

The fatal attraction to ‘Made in Russia’

Our hearts go out to the families of the 18 gallant Indian Navy personnel who went down in the submarine Sindhurakshak in the Lions Gate naval dockyard in Mumbai following a series of deafening explosions on board.

Its manual a  

Posted    16 Aug 2013   

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