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May 29, 2011




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Vol. LXII, No. 47, New Delhi, MAY 29, 2011

The art of manufactured misquoting
Congress admits they don’t need to prove wild charges in UP

By Aditya Pradhan

A few days ago when eminent jurist Harish Salve explained the new Supreme Court order on publishing phone transcripts the facts were not lost on anybody, except the Congress Party. “If there is a telephone conversation between A and B about how corrupt C is, it will be very unfair to publish it without verifying as it destroys the reputation of C. A and B might be indulging in loose talk at the cost of C and publication of such a transcript will go against the basic fundamental right of a citizen”, elucidated Salve on national TV. more >

Special Focus
Census 2011: Trends from the Provisional Data
Muslim growth far above the average, slight improvement in gender ratio, Hindu decline

By Dr J K Bajaj

THE census of India has released provisional population data for almost all the districts of the country. In addition to the total population of the districts, the census has provided breakup of the population into males and females, the proportion of population in the 0-6 age group, and some literacy data. more >

On Record
The Supreme Court’s judgement dealing with the case of the 11 Karnataka MLAs
Erroneous judgement: A challenge to democracy

By Arun Jaitley

THE Governor of Karnataka has sent a recommendation to the Union Government recommending action under Article 356 of the Constitution. This has been widely reported in the media. more >

Editorial
Ides of May cast a long shadow
A peripheral attack on the centre


The Ides of May have cast long shadows on the political map of India. The collapse of the Left in West Bengal and Kerala was predicted in Organiser Varsha Pratipada Special (Can the Left Survive the Wrath of Bengal and Kerala, April 10, 2011). But when it actually happened, the complete rout of the CPM, particularly in Bengal stunned everybody. more >

IN FOCUS
Protecting the Mainos from Indians
The political misdeeds of the Congress first family are never put to public scrutiny

By M D Nalapat

THE external image of the Maino family, which runs the country that claims to be the world's biggest democracy, has been carefully and expensively cultivated. Interviews are bestowed only to those journalists who can be expected to lob softballs and to assist in the creation of the aura of saintliness and patriotism which suffuses each of the numerous official accounts of UPA chairperson Sonia Maino. more >

Maya’s Nandigram
Gifting away farmland to builder lobby
Loot of oppressed farmers. Protesting BJP takes the lead

By Shivaji Sarkar

STRANGE are the ways of politics. At least so it is in UP. Corruption is ruling the roost in this state for the last over a decade. more >

The triumphant return of Jayalalithaa
Aam Aadmi’s anger throws Karunanidhi and Congress out

By V Shanmuganathan

NOW the election results are finally known to all. There is a fresh air and new hope in Tamil Nadu. The triumphant return of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections has ended corrupt DMK rule. more >

Karnataka Governor crosses all limits
BJP demands his removal

By R Guru Prasad

DESPITE BJP makes clean sweep in Karnataka by-polls, conspiracy to remove the popular BJP Government in Karnataka by misusing the Governor’s office is undemocratic and unconstitutional. more >

YSR Congress inflicts a humiliating defeat on Sonia Congress in AP
By N Nagaraja Rao from Hyderabad

FOR Congress in Andhra Pradesh it was indeed an unlucky day on May 13. Congress which spent much of its machinery in engineering a defeat of rebel Congress leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy contesting for Kadapa Lok Sabha seat and his mother Vijayamma (widow of the late YS Rajashekar Reddy) for the Pulivendla Assembly seat faced a humiliating defeat. more >

IPS Bhatt’s notary on Teesta NGO’s payroll
Courtesy:The Pioneer

GUJARAT has hundreds of notaries, but when it comes to choosing one, controversial IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt settled for a man who has been notarising affidavits of social activist Teesta Setalvad in post-Godhra riot cases against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. more >

The fall of the Red fort
By Asim Kumar Mitra

PERHAPS this is for the first time in the history of the world, that a Communist government could be dislodged from the seat of power through democratic election and without violence. In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has proved this in the recent Assembly election 2011 of the State. more >

Khanduri and Nityanand Swami felicitated
By Ravindra Saini

IT rarely happens in politics, when Leader of Opposition praises a prominent leader of the ruling party. It happened in Dehradun on May 10 when former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Major General (retd) Shri BC Khanduri was felicitated by Leader of Opposition Shri Harak Singh Rawat at a public function organised by Uttarakhand Public Forum. more >

Corruption trail of Gehlot and his family
By Lokpal Sethi in Jaipur

UNEARTHING of one after another documents in the second week of April,have exposed the misdeeds of son, son-in-law and daughter of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who over the years had successfully cut out his image of a Gandhian. more >

BJP Human Rights Cell presents memorandum to President of India
Protect human rights of Hindus in Pakistan

FOC

TAKING the issue of human rights violations of minorities in Pakistan seriously the BJP National Human Right Cell demanded the Government of Pakistan to immediately take action against all the people involved in torturing minorities there and issue stern warning of heavy penalties and punishment if such violations are repeated in future. more >

ABVP launches a youth forum against corruption
FOC

INTENSIFYING its crusade against corruption, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) launched a youth forum—Youth against Corruption—in New Delhi on May 12. Apart from generating awareness among the masses, the forum will lead countrywide agitation against corruption and black money stashed away in foreign banks. more >

Writers workshop in Jalandhar
Think out of box while writing on any issue—Dr Bajrang Lal Gupt

By Rakesh Sen in Jalandhar

“BEFORE writing on any issue we should also study the views on the same issue which are against the established thinking. Only then we can present a balanced view with full facts and logics,” said RSS Uttar Kshetra Sanghachalak Dr Bajrang Lal Gupt. more >

Kalyan Ashram health workers camp
FOC

A meeting of Kalyan Ashram health workers was held in Vishakhapatanam. A total of 45 doctors from 25 states participated in the meeting. more >

Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat felicitates meritorious students in Chennai
VSK Bengaluru

RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat appreciated the efforts of meritorious students during his visit to Chennai recently. more >

Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and Saavayava Krishi Parivar demand immediate ban on Endosulfan
FOC

MANGALORE unit of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and Saavayava Krishi Parivara (SKP) jointly staged a protest demanding immediate ban on Endosulfan pesticide on May 17. more >

Prof SW Bakhle Memorial Lecture in Nagpur
Hebalkar highlights similarities between South American and Indian cultures

From Our Correspondent

NAGPUR: Delivering Prof SW Bakhle Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Foundation Day of International Centre for Cultural Studies (ICCS) Nagpur, noted historian and erudite scholar Dr Sharad Hebalkar hinted upon a lot of similarities between the South American and Indian cultures. more >

COVER PAGE

The Moving Finger Writes

Boot-licking does not pay
By MV Kamath

BOOT-LICKING is not a recommended means to achieve questionable ends, whether for an individual or a nation. And as yet Pakistan never realised it. It had only one aim in mind: to humiliate if not hurt India and if possible destroy its neighbour. With that in view, Pakistan has tried everything. more >

Thinking Aloud

Like Bofors and Enron Jaitapur is scandalous
By Dr Jay Dubashi

THE proposed nuclear power project at Jaitapur, near Ratnagiri, has already claimed a victim, a fisherman called Tabrez Abdul Sayanekar, who was shot dead in police firing on April 18, in which at least 50 more were injured, many of whom are in hospital. This is only the beginning, as the Chief Minister says he is totally unmoved and will press on with the project. more >

Kids’ Org

Propounding of “The Middle Path” by Lord Buddha
By AN Sharma

BUDDHISM is considered to be an improved version of ‘Sanatan’ way of life practiced in India since long. Lord Buddha preached the masses to adopt the ‘Middle Path’ and refrain from excessiveness prevalent in the society in the interest of confused masses as to what path to be embraced appropriately. more >

Bookmark

Role of policy in enhancing welfare
By Manju Gupta
Towards a New Poverty Agenda in Asia: Social Policies and Economic Transformation, Arjan de Haan, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, pp 261, Rs 695.00


A Vedic face book
By Jayant Patel
Mysteries of Vedic Face Reading, Hrishikesh Dubey, Jaico Publishing House, Pp 303, Rs 250.00


A study in human management
International Human Resource Management, Anne-Will Harzing and Ashly H Pinnington, Sage Publishers India Pvt Ltd, Pp 641, Rs 695.00

Malabar Muslims: A gripping history
-M.G.
Tuhfat al-Mujahidin: A Historical Epic of the Sixteenth Century, S Muhammad Husayn Nainar, Other Books, Pp 139, Rs 290.00


Computer protection from hackers
By Ashish Joshi
Hackers Beware: A Guide to Protect Your PC, Navneet Mehra, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd, Pp 266, Rs 335.00


A portrait of a great patriot leader
By Manju Gupta
Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sunil Shastri, Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd, Pp 145 (HB), Rs 395.00


Democracy threatened
By MV Kamath
India’s Parliamentary Democracy on Trial, Madhav Godbole, Rupa & Co., Pp 432 (HB), Rs 595.00


Lost world of Nawabi royalty. A gripping page turner
Reflections of an Uncommon Man, Aminuddin Khan, Rupa & Co., Pp 201, Rs 195.00

Campus Scene

Controversy over semester system still unresolved
By Saurab Dubey

DELHI University, the prestigious university of the country, is in turmoil over the introduction of semester system at undergraduate level. The members of Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) met the Vice Chancellor many times and registered their opposition to the semester system. more >

Obituary

MSN Menon, Organiser columnist is no more
By N Kunju

MSN Menon will no more ask Organiser readers “to think it over”. For, he is no more. His end came on May 14 at the AIIMS, New Delhi. Suffering long from heart ailments, he fought with various diseases for long. It was more his mental strength than bodily resistance that made him survive to the ripe age of 87. more >

Media Watch

A flood of breaking news
Narad

ONE thing is certain these days: there is no lack of news. Satya Sai Baba passes away. Suresh Kalmadi is sent to jail. PAC Draft Report puts 2G loss at Rs 1.90 lakh crore. Does anyone know how to put that in figures? Never mind. Pope Paul’s Beatification is celebrated. more >

TogadiaSpeak

Hope and Change
By Dr Pravin Togadia

GENERALLY hope triggers change and then change brings about hope. Hope for the better today and the best tomorrow. Be it any class of the society – Hope and Change cycle keeps on rotating. Recent results of elections in 5 states prove it. Somewhere the longest rule has been changed; somewhere the old guard is back – both mark change. more >

Readers’ Forum

Country wakes up against UPA corruption (Organiser, 24.4.2011);
—SHANTA DYUTHIKAR, 39, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru-3

The Pied Piper played the tune and all the rats followed him only to end up in the sea. Now Anna Hazare is calling the tune to all corrupt leaders. Will they come out of their castles where they are enjoying ill-gotten wealth and admit their guilt only to end up in prison? more >




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