Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bailing Out The Rich

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is in Patiala jail, was today granted bail by the Supreme Court which also sought response from the Punjab Government on his plea seeking suspension of his conviction in a road rage case to contest Amritsar Lok Sabha bypoll. - The Hindu, 12 January 2007

January Murders

It's been a bad bad start (it's not a typo) to the new year. Hoping that it gets better soon.

Happy Republic Day!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Don't Mine Please

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) wrote to Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf, urging him to abandon immediately the proposal to lay landmines along its border with Afghanistan, announced in late December 2006. "Using antipersonnel mines is not the answer to a country's legitimate security problems," said ICBL's Executive Director Sylvie Brigot. "History has shown that the human cost of using these weapons is far greater than their military utility, as recognised by the overwhelming majority of the world's nations." -, 16 January 2006

Racism: The Goody The Bad & The Ugly

Maybe it isn't racism, maybe it is only a reality show. But I guess we should give the benefit of doubt to ourselves & make sure we don't tolerate racism in any shape, size or form. Your views welcome.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

ULFA Back With A Bang

Violence by the ULFA in Assam continued unabated on as the banned group gunned down two migrant workers, taking the toll in attacks on non-Assamese people to 68, and carried out two bomb blasts even as additional army and paramilitary forces were deployed for counter-insurgency operations. - Times of India, 08 January 2007

Do Hazaar Bigha Zameen

After a week of protests in Nandigram, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has said that the acquisition related notification by the Haldia Development Authority in Nandigram was a mistake. He also admitted, for the first time, that the Haldia Development Authority had issued a notice on land acquisition, something the CPM has consistently denied. - NDTV, 09 January 2007

Nithari: Serial Lethargy

As more skeletons and human remains continued to be unearthed from the house of horrors in Nithari on Thursday, the Supreme Court for the first time commented on the issue and blamed police inaction for the gory massacre of at least 17 women and children. -, 11 January 2007

Not So Happy New Year

Seeking to allay any security related apprehensions of Non-Resident Indians, Home Minister Shivraj Patil today assured them that India was as safe as any other part of the world. - Indian Express, 09 January 2007