by Jaidev Hemmady
Indian Mujahideen kingpin Riyaz Bhatkal, now on the run, may have miscalculated
when he misled his young terror recruits into believing that his insufficient
means meant the group would have to use methods including kidnapping to
raise funds for their operations. .....
The Indian Prime Minister on a foreign soil telling the world that he
was ashamed of the violence in India against Christians was a shameful
sight. He was responding to the European Union allegation that his government
failed to prevent what it called a "massacre of Christians"
in Orissa and Karnataka. .....
by M.V. Kamath
The aim was to reach out to weaker sections of Hindus and Indian tribals.
Are we to believe that Project Joshua was spending billions of dollars
out of overflowing love for scheduled castes and tribal people? Whom is
it fooling? What the missionaries get away with is the excuse that they
are only 'propagating' Christianity and not converting anyone. .....
by MV Kamath
No decent Hindu would ever harm or damage any church or masjid, that they
have a glorious record of tolerance in this regard and any effort by minority
leaders to damage Hindu reputation would be unacceptable. It is in this
connection that one is forced to look back into history and examine the
role of the Catholic Church in centuries past. .....
If there is one issue that has replaced terrorism and the slumping markets
that is the attacks on the Christians which, according to Hindutva activists,
is sparked off by forcible conversions. It all started in Orissa and then
gradually spread to Karnataka and now even Tamil Nadu. .....
Missionaries have always held a heroic and romantic place within the Christian
imagination. Even today churches regularly collect contributions for the
mission field. The reality, of course, is very different. From its very
beginnings, Christian missionaries have inflicted tremendous harm on the
peoples they "witnessed" to. .....
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday accused the United Progressive
Alliance government of attempting to abuse and hurt Hindu sentiments by
stating in the Supreme Court that there was no proof of Ram Sethu being
a place of worship. .....
by David Frawley
Hindus today are often asked to express goodwill for Islam and help minority
Muslims in India, who often fell oppressed under the Hindu majority rule.
However Hindus are also minorities in various Islamic countries. There-fore
the complementary question must arise, is there any Islamic goodwill for
Hindus, particularly in Islamic countries? .....
by The Hindu
Even as it awaits the R.K. Pachauri committee report on an alternative
route for the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, the Centre has reiterated
in the Supreme Court that Ramar Sethu is not an integral part of Hindu
religion requiring protection under Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution
(dealing with right to freedom of religion). .....
by I.M. Rao
The recent outbreak of violence in the state of Orissa, India, where places
of worship were destroyed and many lives lost in a matter of grave concern.
A dispassionate understanding of the root causes of such violence is necessary
to avoid the chances of repetition of this tragedy. .....
by The Pioneer
Soon after he decided to relocate the Nano's mother plant to Sanand in
Gujarat from Singur in West Bengal, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata said
his last meeting with Chief Minister West Bengal was particularly hard.
It would have been -- till the last minute, Mr Bhattacharjee and West
Bengal Industries Minister Nirupam Sen tried to salvage the project and
convince Mr Tata that he should not move out of the State. .....
by Mayank Patel
Across the world, Present generation grapples with past wrong committed
by previous generation. From South Africa to Germany and from America
to Australia, Most groups have acknowledged past misdeeds and apologized
for the suffering caused by their action toward others. Thus, making genuine
progress on path of truth and reconciliation. .....
by Duncan Gardham and Gordon Rayner
Two NHS doctors planned a campaign of "indiscriminate and wholesale
murder" with a series of car bomb attacks across Britain which culminated
in a failed suicide attack on Glasgow Airport, a jury has been told. .....
by Gautam Mukherjee
Tough leaders in democracies, without benefit of absolute power, do get
a lot done, besides calling people names. Look at how Mrs Thatcher called
the Left's bluff, Reagan forced the USSR's collapse and Mrs Gandhi dealt
with terrorists of another hue .....
by Balbir Punj
How do we define the identity of a terrorist? How do we characterise his
creed that motivates him not only to kill but also undertake suicide missions
to achieve 'holy' goals? The answers to these questions can help us understand
the phenomenon of terrorism and plan a suitable counter-terrorism strategy.
by The Pioneer
In a bid to dent the traditional Muslim vote bank of Samajwadi Party ahead
of Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday announced
a slew of schemes, including setting up of an Arabic-Persian university
by Nikhil S Dixit
Mohammad Mansur Azhgar Peerbhoy, the software engineer from Pune arrested
in connection with the recent blasts, joined the Indian Mujahideen (IM)
after visiting the blast site at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on May17, 2007.
by Francois Gautier
I was born in a Catholic family. My uncle was a priest, a wonderful man
of warmth and compassion and I spent most my early years in Catholic boarding
schools. When I was young I wanted to become a missionary and to 'convert'
pagans in Asia. What I was taught by priests was that Hindus worship false
gods and they needed to be brought back to the True Word by Jesus Christ.
by Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
It is very strange for the Congress General Secretary Mohsina Kidwai to
state that for the first time in her 48 years of public life the present
discourse on terror, linking it to religion, 'has made me feel like a
Muslim'. Kidwai should turn the search light into the party to which she
belongs and find why such a piquant situation has risen. .....
by Smita Nair
AT 9.30 pm on Monday, when Viresh Prabhu got a Call on his cell phone
from his home town of Bellary, Karnataka, ail he said was "I am on
patrol and will call you later." It took Prabhu, 31, a 2004 batch
IPS probationary officer, another four hours to call his wife Priya at
1.30 am, hours after he was badly injured in mob violence after the bomb
blast and brought to the local Medicare Hospital. .....
by The Asian Age
As political parties continue to make charges and counter-charges on the
issue of terrorism, BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in
a statement has said that many political parties and politicians are trying
to provide "secularism" as a security cover to terrorism. And
thus convert terrorism into a "secular civil war" to serve their
vested political interests. .....
by The Pioneer
The two activists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI),
arrested on Monday night, admitted before the special Crime Branch investigation
team that they had involved in anti-national activities. They made this
confession during their interrogation between 8 am and 3 pm on Tuesday
at the Police Club here. A court at North Paravur remanded them in custody
for fourteen days. .....
by Sandhya Jain
A 24-feet-tall Hanuman statue, installed at Sunset Point, Kanyakumari,
on September 21, 2008, was surreptitiously removed by the Tamil Nadu administration
in the wee hours of September 30 after alleged complaints from local fishermen.
by The Pioneer
The Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Orissa, the two States where communal
violence prompted the Central Government to call the National Integration
Council (NIC) meeting, have shot back at their critics for trying to "frame"
the State Governments "without any reason". .....
With his government facing flak over recent attacks against churches,
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday blamed certain Christain
organisations for flaring up "disharmony and social tension"
in the state. .....
by Ujjal Borah
Assam has witnessed continuous violence and unrest throughout the last
few decades, but the recent ethnic clashes in some of its districts have
been significant and proved to be very disturbing from the point of view
of harmony and development of the state. .....
by Yahoo News
The Assam government will recommend a CBI probe into reported hoisting
of a 'Pakistan flag' in clash-hit Udalguri district, Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi said today. However, the government spokesman denied any reports
of raising of the flag of the neighbouring country in the clash-hit region.
National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has suggested a ban on Bajrang
Dal may not be sustainable and refused to term the Sangh Parivar outfit
and SIMI as two sides of the same coin, leaving Railway Minister Lalu
Prasad peeved and prompting the BJP to speak of another disconnect between
the NSA and the government. .....
by Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
'Don't target Converts ' by Michael Pinto (TOI 8th OCT) - poses many questions
than it answers. No amount of provocation can justify violence is easily
said but humanly not easy to follow. All are not Gandhians or Jesus to
show the left cheek when slapped on the right. Some countries follow a
justice system which is based on 'eye for an eye'. .....
by K.N. Pandit
In response to BJP President Rajnath Singh's idea of an enclave for internally
displaced Kashmiri Pandits and nationalization of the Amarnath route -
floated during the BJP conclave in Bangalore recently - the PDP chairperson
reacted frantically and threatened a mass uprising in the valley. Handing
out unbridled, albeit meaningless, threats and blackmail is her political
by JS Rajput
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is an economist, a great friend of
the US and a World Bank pensioner, has enriched India's political discourse
by introducing a new sentence: "India has the right to act, the US
has the right to react!" Jihadis the world over shall gratefully
lap it up. After all, this is their main claim: They are just 'reacting'
and setting earlier wrongs 'right'. .....
by V. P. Malik
There is little wisdom in writing for a newspaper on an issue on which
the editorial and the editor in chief have already given a verdict ('Chain
of command, demand'). But I am motivated by two factors: "national
interest" and the words of The Indian Express founder, "Be forthright,
be frank, be fearless, whatever the odds. Never hesitate to take a stand
if you believe in it. Never hesitate to speak out boldly against the wrongs."
by Sobhana K
On bed number 3, on the 7th floor of the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma
Centre at AIIMS, sits head constable Balwant Rana, his head propped against
pillows and his bed strewn with newspapers. .....
by The Economic Times
The Army and the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir have killed
a militant hailing from Kerala in the Lolab Valley of Kashmir. The development
formally announces the emergence of Kerala as a catchment area for jehadis.
For long, security experts have been maintaining that Kerala jehadists
have close links with the Salafi-jehadi movement. .....
by Somindu Shah
In his book "India's Century" Commerce Minister Kamal Nath has
made some very interesting observations on Indians. He says The Indian
is an "Insta-Preneur" (a portmanteau word for Instant Entrepreneur).
He further argues that "For India, entrepreneurship is a unique way
of seizing the day. Be they at the bottom of the pyramid, the middle or
the top, what comes most naturally to Indians is the ability to spot an
opportunity to do business. .....
by News Today
The communal side of the issue is that the unabated evangelisation perpetrated
by the Church & Missionaries in the name of freedom to propagate their
religion is a sheer abuse of the Constitutional provisions. The social
side is the demand of the converted 'Pana' Scheduled Castes for the 'tribal'
benefits enjoyed by the 'Kandh' Scheduled Tribes. .....
by Subodh Ghildiyal
The proposal to give Scheduled Caste status to a child with either parents
as Dalit has taken a curious turn, with the Centre making changes to ensure
that it does not give a backdoor entry to Christians and Muslims into
the SC list which is restricted to Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists. .....
by Saroj Nagi
Sources said the Prime Minister conveyed to Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh
on Wednesday - and informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi about it -
that the UP leader's demand for a judicial probe would be counter-productive.
It was felt, this would demoralise the police force and lead to accusations
by the Opposition that the UPA was soft-pedalling on terror. .....
by The Pioneer
If there is any one detail about the alleged terrorists arrested by Mumbai
Police on Monday which stands out for flying in the face of the reasons
touted by loud-mouthed 'human rights' activists like Teesta Setalvad as
to why young Muslims take to jihadi violence -- denial, deprivation and
discrimination in Hindu majority India -- it is the fact that they are
well-educated, employed in well-paying jobs and belong to well-off families.
by Sachi Satpathy
The recent Kandhamal crisis in Orissa has attracted international attention..
The media, activists and intellectuals are trying to give the whole issue
a communal colour. Nobody is trying to understand that the violence has
nothing to do with religion. .....
by The Pioneer
The students of Jamia Millia Islamia, who were arrested for their suspected
involvement in Delhi serial blasts, have found a new saviour in Samajwadi
Party general secretary Amar Singh. .....
by The Pioneer
Hitting back at the Centre for alleging improper utilisation of para-military
forces in riot-torn Kandhamal district, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
on Saturday said that it took more than a week for additional CRPF forces
and a helicopter to reach the affected areas when it was "too late".
by Sagnik Chowdhury
The arrest of 31-year-old Mohammed Mansoor Asgar Peerbhoy alias Munawar
alias Mannu along with 14 others in connection with a string of bomb blasts
and terror plots in recent months has alarmed security agencies not only
because he was a brilliant student and a well-paid computer engineer who
worked with a global Internet firm, but also because he had managed to
visit the United States on work several times without arousing any suspicion.
by The Times of India
Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has dared
the Indian government to ban it, warning that the authorities will face
the "consequences" if it was outlawed. .....
by K. Jeshi
It was a double bonanza - a 14-km early morning drive along the clean
and green city outskirts and food for thought in a serene atmosphere at
the foothills of Ayyasamy Hills, near Perur. "Take the road from
Omsakthi temple in Theethipalayam village, it leads to a hill and you
won't miss the house, it is the only one," says Michel Danino over
phone. He is a French scholar who has made India his home for the past
31 years. .....
by Kotishwar Sharma
Since 1979 people of Assam are fighting continuously against infiltration
of Bangladeshi Muslims in to Assam. But, surprisingly infiltration is
increasing day by day. For the last one year various student, political
and social organizations through out North-east, organized severe campaigns
to drive out Bangladeshi Muslims from their respective states. .....
by Hindu Press International
Hindu Temple Executives representing 113 Temples and Hindu Organizations
from more than 25 states of US and Canada and Caribbean converged in Romulus,
MI to attend the Third Hindu Mandir Executives Conference (HMEC), from
September 26, 2008 through September 28, 2008. .....
India's north-east is "an anthropologist's delight and an administrator's
nightmare", notes Sanjoy Hazarika, author of several books about
the region. Its 39m people divide into 350 ethnic groups, many of whom
feel estranged from the Indian "mainland" and uneasy about each
other. This unease can quickly turn to violence. .....
by Rajesh Sinha
For the first time in Assam, the resentment against immigrants and Bangladeshi
infiltrators is wholly directed at Muslims in general. People in the riot-hit
areas do not talk of migrant Muslims or Bangladeshi infiltrators any more.
Be it Muslims or people of other faiths the conversation here is about
'Muslims' and 'the others'. They do, however, agree that the root cause
was infiltration - an indictment of the government's failure to check
by The Indian Express
Two days after Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh sought judicial probe
into the encounter at Jamia Nagar that left Inspector M C Sharma dead,
his family on Monday refused to accept a cheque of Rs 10 lakh offered
to the family by Singh. .....
by Anne Barnard
Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man
who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and
explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that
led him to declare on his Facebook page, "I never get tired of learning
the new things that life has to offer." .....
The BJP today strongly condemned the attacks by Bangladeshi infiltrators
on minority Bodos as a matter of grave concern for the country as 30 people
had died 200 were grievously injured and two lakh were compelled to flee
their villages and take shelter into camps. .....
by Press Trust of India
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP MP Khiren Rijiju today
said the ethnic clashes in Assam are "threatening the existence"
of indigenous societies in the state. .....
by Prafull Goradia
The long-declared dissatisfaction in the armed forces with the recommendations
of the Sixth Pay Commission was ignored when the pay slips were being
prepared for September. This apathy towards defence, if not also callousness,
on the part of the Government is legendary. .....
The family of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was killed
in the Jamia Nagar encounter in New Delhi, on Monday reacted sharply to
Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's raising questions over his death and
said they will not accept the money he had announced to give. .....
by Inder Malhotra
Mercifully, The ugly imbroglio over the armed forces' grievances about
salaries and status of their officers and men, following the release of
the Sixth Pay Commission report, has been resolved at the 11th hour. But
the respite is for the time being only, as much would depend on what the
three-man ministerial committee decides before the end of October. .....
by The Indian Express
Why are the Maoists so insistent on shouldering responsibility of Swami
Lakshamanananda Saraswati's killing? That too after releasing three letters
to media during last one month claiming their role in the murder. .....
by Jatindra Dash
Police arrested two Christians in Orissa on Monday in connection with
the murder of a Hindu leader that sparked weeks of deadly clashes, a killing
which is also blamed on Maoist rebels. .....
The Mumbai police arrested three persons, two of them engineers, in connection
with sending the threatening e-mails for Indian Mujahideen, and claimed
to have busted the media cell of the terror group suspected to be behind
a string of bomb blasts since 2005. .....
by Ian O'Doherty
Um, haven't we been here before? Twenty years ago, a largely obscure author
-- well, as obscure as someone who had already won the Booker can be --
Salman Rushdie, published his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. .....
by Vivek Bharat
Reacting sharply to the attack on Churches in Karnataka, the Archbishop
Bernard Moras of Bangalore fumed indignantly that Christians were deeply
hurt. I, too, have been badly traumatized, dear Father, not once but repeatedly.
Your compatriots have consistently trampled upon my sensibilities and
those of millions of others like me for sometime now. .....
by Akshaya Mukul
The Supreme Court-appointed NHRC investigation into Salwa Judum has justified
government-sponsored arming of civilians by calling it a "spontaneous
revolt of the tribals against years of atrocities and harassment suffered
by them at the hands of Naxalites". .....
by Haindava Keralam
The media in the state of Kerala observed the routine role of 'Shikhandi'
in the ragging (I call it rape) which took place in the Kottayam School
of Medical Education. One can understand the media holding back the name
of the victim. But the strange thing is that the Christian dominated media
of Kerala did not give the name of the main accused. There is no need
to elaborate. His name happened to be Ranjith Varghese! .....
by Swapan Dasgupta
The nationwide revulsion at the confirmed rape of a 28-year-old nun in
the troubled Kandhamal district of Orissa may finally give the UPA Government
at the Centre the requisite handle to dismiss the Naveen Patnaik Government.
Having earlier sent a warning to the State Government under Article 355,
the Manmohan Singh Government is now readying for the next step -- the
imposition of President's Rule under Article 356. .....
by Ashok Malik
Running an energetic and high-visibility media campaign, the faculty and
administration of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia are striving to present
terror suspects as victims. There is every possibility, it is being asserted,
that the two Jamia students arrested for probable links with Indian Mujahideen
-- and being investigated for their role, if any, in the September 13
terrorist bombings in Delhi -- are actually innocent. .....
A confidential Spanish defence ministry report has alleged Pakistan's
Inter-Services Intelligence agency helped arm the Taliban in 2005 for
assassination plots against the Afghan government, media reports said.
by The Pioneer
With an eye on the approaching Assembly elections, the Centre on Friday
opened a virtual sop opera, announcing major largesse to various sections
of employees and doling out a mutli-crore financial package for upgrading
by The Times of India
The communally tense twin districts of Assam, Udalguri and Darrang, witnessed
yet another day of rioting as the death toll climbed to nine on Saturday.
Over 50 people have been injured in clashes between Bodo tribals and Muslims
that broke out on Friday and 32 of them have been shifted to Gauhati Medical
College and Hospital (GMCH). .....
by Bikash Sarmah
In India, the genesis of Islamist fundamentalism, which has now transformed
into a full-fledged jehad, can be traced back to the early forties of
the 20th century. It was the Jamaat-e-Islami, founded by the influential
Islamist ideologue Syed Abu Ala Maududi in 1941, that first sowed the
seeds of a proposed Islamist dominion in pre-Independent India, to be
governed by the Sharia. .....
A Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court on Saturday
awarded 20 years imprisonment to former Gujarat fisheries minister Mohammad
Surti and four others in the 1993 Surat [Images] blasts case. .....
by K.N. Pandit
Nine Muslim organizations held a protest in the capital recently, slamming
Congress for victimizing Muslims who they claim are innocent. The protest
was evoked by Delhi police investigations into this month's Delhi bomb
by Vishwa Samvad Kendra, New Delhi
Furious over the failure of the Orissa Government in apprehending any
assassin of Ven. Swami Lakshmananandaji Saraswati, Shri Ashok Singhal,
International President of VHP said, "It is a matter of grave concern
of all Hindus in India & abroad that Christians dared to assassinate
Ven. Swami Lakshmananandaji - a Hindu icon of Orissa and revered Dharmacharya
of India - on August 23, 2008. .....
by George Thundiparambil
Archbishop of Bangalore, Rev. Bernard Moras, is "ready to shed blood
and give his life for Christ" (Economic Times, 23 September 2008).
A similar readiness is also demonstrated by the Indian Mujahidin for the
sake of Allah in their widely reported emails to the media at the time
of the recent bomb blasts in Ahmedabad and New Delhi. .....
by Vasundhara Sanger
Former BJP MP from Mumbai, Kirit Somaiya, warned on Tuesday at a press
that the alarming growth of migrant workers infiltrating into the city
from Bangladesh, over the last three decades, has exposed Mumbai to the
danger of being usurped by the Bangladeshi Muslims. .....
by The Pioneer
It is unfortunate that the caretaker Government in Bangladesh has allowed
the Harkat- ul-Jihad-al-Islami, or HuJI, to float a political party, the
Islamic Democratic Party, ahead of the December 18 election. This move
will only legitimise the violent activities of the organisation and is,
therefore, reprehensible. .....
by Sewa Bharati
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan appealed to the women of the country
to identify their strength and come forward to defeat the evil forces,
which are causing damage to the nation. He was addressing a gathering
of over *25,000 women* in Ranchi on September 14. The sammelan was organised
by local unit of Sewa Bharati. Sadhvi Ritambhara also addressed the sammalen.
by Swapan Dasgupta
The redoubtable KPS Gill was perhaps speaking too early when he suggested
on a TV show that the death of Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma saved the
Delhi Police from being lumbered with shrill and politically loaded accusations
of having staged a false encounter in Jamia Nagar. .....
by Subhash Singh
It is true that during the regime of Mulayam Singh, the Muslim terrorist
groups were on their peak. It is also true that Mulayam is himself in
favour of Muslim militant groups like SIMI. He demanded a ban on Bajrang
Dal, VHP and other Hindu arganisations, which are peace-loving organisations.
by M.V. Kamath
When will India stop living in fear and wake up to the fact that it is
on its way to be a great power in its own right? We are afraid to defend
our own rights. We show lack of self-confidence. We allow ourselves to
be exploited by all and sundry unprotestingly. We go out of our way to
please-some would say pamper-minorities. .....
Very few people in the world know this truth. More than 250 innocent Hindus
killed by Muslim mobs during Gujarat violence!. The entire anti Hindu
media had launched massive attack against Gujarat Chief Minister and Hindu
organizations in Gujarat by highlighting "Thousands of Poor Muslims
killed by Hindu fundamentalists in Gujarat". .....
by Indulata Das
It is matter of regret that the Christian world has unleashed a war against
us. It has mounted tremendous pressure on the administration of Orissa
which, I have every reason to believe, is compelling the officers not
to arrest the culprits of Swamiji's murder. .....
by Shreerang Godbole
The Commission has now released the first part of its report and is expected
to release its other findings in December 2008. The Commission came to
the conclusion that "on the basis of facts and circumstances, proved
by evidence the burning of coach S-6 was a pre-planned act. In other
words, there was a conspiracy to burn coach S-6 of Sabarmati train coming
from Ayodhya and to cause harm to the Karsevaks travelling in that coach"
(Para 227). .....
by P R Ramesh
You have to be either deaf or dumb or both to miss the mayhem wreaked
by the jehadis. The artists of anarchy are on the loose killing and maiming
innocents at random. In the past four days, there have been three attacks
- in Delhi, Gujarat's Sabarkantha and Maharashtra's Malegaon. .....
by Samudra Gupta Kashyap
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L KAdvani has said illegal migration
from Bangladesh is going on unabated and has emerged as a huge threat
to the nation's security. Advani was addressing a 'Vijay Sankalp' rally
of the BJP in the Assam capital on Sunday. .....
by Gautam S. Mengle
The Mumbra, Police has set up a special cell to monitor and verify the
authenticity of all people· who wish to rent space in Mumbra -
residential or business purposes. Three officers will be made available
for this verification at, all times. Estate agents in Mumbra have also
been provided with a Special Police Information form, which all tenants
have to fill out. .....
by Dr Indulata Das
A mere audience of a sannyasi is the fulfiller of all desires, says the
Padmapurana (Sadhunam darsanam loke sarvasiddhikaram param-Padma Purana
1.79). The Bhagavata goes much ahead and says that the sannyasis visit
the pilgrimages not to purify themselves but the pilgrimages are purified
by the visit of the sannyasis (Prayena tirthabhigamapadeshaih swayam hi
tirthani punanti santah- Bhagavata 1.21.8). .....
Justice on Trial, an Ahmedabad-based NGO comprising of former judges,
police officers, advocates and social workers, has alleged the hands of
church and Christian missionaries in the murder of Swami Laxmanananda
in Kandhamal district of Orissa on the eve of Janmashtami. .....
by New Age Islam
NewAgeIslam.com has been talking of a dangerous disconnect between the
Muslim press and National media. We present below the translation of an
article by an enlightened, secular Muslim, known for his belief in multiculturalism
and keeping the Muslims in national mainstream. .....
by The Times of India
A mixture of ammonium nitrate and potassium chlorate along with sulphuric
acid, packed with iron nails might have been used to trigger the blast
near the Mehrauli market that killed one. .....