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May 04, 2008
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May 04, 2008

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Vol. LIX, No. 43, New Delhi, May 04, 2008

There is still hope for democracy in Nepal
Final results puncture Maoist hype; Majority reject them

By Arabinda Ghose

MR. Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, who has been declaring himself the future Prime Minister of Nepal on the basis of the emergence of his party as the largest single one among the 240 seats of the Constituent Assembly, for which elections were held on April 10, has found to his horror that the results of the votes cast in favour of his party under the Proportional Representation (PR) system have dashed all hopes of his leading the nation.    more >

Indian Farmer
Torn apart by loan sharks and globalisation-II
Agriculture needs long term remedies

By Dr. A.P. Sharma

UNFORTUNATELY, in the euphoria generated by the debt waiver, the real issues of agricultural revival have taken a back seat. The most important issue that still plagues Indian agriculture is the decline in public investment, which has been continuing for almost two decades now.    more >

A Matter of Economics
Government inflation data is fake
WPI updating kept in abeyance to fudge data

By R. Balashankar

GOVERNMENTS have always loved to hedge inflation statistics especially when it is galloping. But the present controversy of the deliberate fudging of figures by the UPA government to claim a lower rate of inflation is shocking.    more >

Probing RTI efficiency

THE government decision to hire a multinational company to check the efficacy of the Right to Information (RTI) Act has raised the hackles of many, especially the activists who campaigned for it. Touted as one of the biggest achievements of the UPA government, the RTI has managed to ruffle some neatly set feathers in bureaucracy, the unaccountable rulers in the government.    more >

Swamy's book on Ram Sethu released
Abandon Ram Sethu project?Mohan Bhagwat

"THE issue of Ram Sethu is not negotiable. Ram Sethu is natural. All natural things should be preserved. Therefore, Ram Sethu should be preserved as a natural monument. Certain things are natural, and we revere them, so such natural things can be worshipped also.    more >

Sensex boom does not bring smile to farmers
An analysis of Budget 2008-09 organised by India First Foundation at National Museum Auditorium on April 1, 2008, New Delhi. This is based on Shri S. Gurumurthy's speech.

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Sangh Samachar

CPM war on RSS
Sewa Bharati orphanage attacked

NOT content with tasting the blood of five RSS nationalists in Kannur, the CPM, in the Capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, has turned its ire on an Orphanage run by the Seva Bharati    more >

CPM-NDF-police nexus kill RSS men

THE hope of the Kerala BJP to enter the Legislative Assembly, rests in two constituencies in extreme North Kerala, in Kasargod District, bordering Mangalore in Karnataka.    more >

A film based on a true story makes fanatics rake up a ruckus

THE saddest part is that every person or institution involved just watched silently as it happened. No one thought about the woman who was trapped in between the situation and times.    more >

Olympic torch protests?A fillip to Tibetan cause
Author Name Comes here

THERE is absolutely no reason to doubt Dalai Lama?s repeated assertions that he is for holding the Beijing Olympics and that he is committed to non-violence and the ?middle path?.    more >

A knit North-East campaign
From Jyoti Lal Chowdhury

SILCHAR: The peace march on foot covering a distance of more than 1000 kms by 400 participants through the states of Manipur, Nagaland and Assam was a unique exercise to spread the message of love, harmony and unity.    more >

Fishermen are trained for priesthood in AP

A LONG the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, fishermen?s welfare committee has been working for their betterment for the last few years.    more >

DJA condemns muzzling of the media in China

JOURNALISTS in New Delhi on April 7 expressed concern over the grim situation in Tibet because of atrocities being committed by the Chinese forces on the ethnic Tibetans and imposition of iron curtain on all flow of news to and fro.    more >

National convention of BJP CA cell

A function on the theme of ?Knowledge Economy?the growth propellant for India? was organised by BJP Chartered Accountants Cell in New Delhi on April 19. A total of 225 Chartered Accountants from various parts of the country, attended the programme.    more >

A personal visit with political intent
By Sandhya Jain

IT is increasingly evident that Ms. Priyanka Vadra?s unrecorded visit to the Vellore Jail to meet convict Nalini Sriharan had more to do with the politics of the Gandhi family than with forgiveness and the quest for personal closure.    more >

Gubernatorial antics rise political temperature
By Lokpal Sethi in Jaipur

WHEN S.K. Singh, a former senior IFS official, was made Governor of Rajasthan, the leaders of ruling BJP in Rajasthan felt a bit relieved as they were sure that the new Governor would stick to the book of rules in dealing with the government rather than deciding the matters on political considerations.    more >

Website on Veer Savarkar launched

VEER Savarkar was a fearless freedom fighter, social reformer, writer, dramatist, historian, political leader and philosopher. The 125th birth anniversary of Veer Savarkar will be observed on May 28, 2008.    more >

Readers? Forum
Marxists unleash a Nandigram in Kerala too ! (Organiser, 23-3-2008);
?G.K. SRIVASTAVA, Innao, Changlanz, Arunachal Pradesh

Since the Communal Party Marxist (read CPM) came into power in Kerala, it has been targetting the nationalist forces including the RSS swayamsevaks through its goons with the support of jehadis.    more >

Cover Page
Kerala Newsletter

Conspiracy in Policeman?s death
CPM role in implicating RSS exposed

By S. Chandrasekhar

THE CPM arrogance in not letting any other ideology is also spread to the campuses of Kerala. The CPM?s brigade SFI is not allowing other organisations to function or participate in elections.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

We are one India, one people
By M.V. Kamath

WHAT on earth are we doing to this lovely country we call our home, our motherland? Why are we forgetting that we are Indians first, last and always? Sub-nationalism is taking on new colours and is threatening the essential unity of this great nation, for which thousands fought and died since 1857.    more >

Think it over

Some thoughts on God
By M.S.N. Menon

EVERYTHING exists ( and that includes God) in three forms: as gas (energy), liquid an solid. If God exists as gas or as liquid, he cannot have a form of his own. He can have a form only in a solid state. As gas, he can be sarva vyapi (omnipresent) as solid he will be confined to a geographic space.    more >

Kids? Org

Startling factoids!
Compiled by Ratnadeep Banerji

IN 1907, the scientist fraternity started speculating about chances of broadcasting images. They coined the word Television long before its invention from Greek tele, meaning far and the Latin visio, meaning sight. ?Telly??usage of this word came into vogue by 1940 and still later around 1948 ?TV? as a word came into being. The 1950s saw a glut of slang words like ?box? and ?goggle?.    more >

Play & Learn
A Bird Material required

English words of Sanskrit origin-II

Health Watch

Heart has its reasons
By Achyut Railkar

INDIANS are genetically prone to heart diseases because of life style. Every year five million people die of heart disease and yet there appears lack of facilities for diagnosis and treatment.    more >

Book Reviews By Manju Gupta

Lost world of royalty
A Right Royal Bastard, Aminuddin Khan, Rupa & Co., pp 170, Rs 95.00

A text on Linear Programming
Linear Programming, Theory and Applications, J.K. Sharma, Macmillan India Ltd, pp 497, Rs 345.00

A biography of Rabri Devi
Rabri Devi, Lalu?s Masterstroke, Manoj Chaurasia, Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd., pp 274, Rs. 325

India?s Glorious Scientific Tradition-LIV
Veidic Omkar

By Suresh Soni

Losing battle of Mother tongue against English
Keeping Faith with the Mother Tongue: The Anxieties of a Local Culture, Sugata Srinivasaraju, Navakarnataka Publications Private Ltd., 288 pp, Rs 200.00

Gita frees from fear of death
By Manju Gupta
Fear of Death and the Bhagavad Gita, H.C. Ganguli, Global Vision Publishing House, 160 pp, Rs. 600


Clash of Buddhism and Communism in Tibet
By Dr Kunal Ghosh

ANTI-China protests broke out in Lhasa and other parts of Tibet on 14th March 2008. They have spread to the neighbouring Sichuan and Qinghai provinces that incorporated what used to be Amdo region of Tibet before China took possession of Tibet in 1959.    more >

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