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If India runs out of cash, will the West step in to help? PDF Print E-mail
Op Ed

Should the world’s poor be given a bail-out to prevent mass unrest, or are many of them feeling rather better off than they did a year ago? These contradictory arguments are both suddenly in vogue.

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Malegaon terror attack A running thread of deep saffron PDF Print E-mail
Fascism
Hindutva terror modulesThe people behind the Malegaon terrorist attack fell into three categories — Sangh parivar cadres, army men and old Savarkarites. The first person to be arrested by the police, Pragya Singh, was a sadhvi and former ABVP leader. A second group of the accused comprised army men, retired or not, related to the Bhonsle Military School (BMS). Major Ramesh Upadhyay, a former defence services officer was arrested first, but the key figure was Lt Col Prasad Purohit, who had approached Upadhyay when he was posted at Nasik as liaison officer. Purohit and Upadhyay imparted military training to young activists — including bomb making — and were instrumental in getting arms and explosives.
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Iftikhar Gilani's "My Days in Prison" wins Sahitya Akademi Award PDF Print E-mail
Press

My Days in Prison by Ifthikhar GilaniNew Delhi, Feb 17: The Executive Board of Sahitiya Akademi which met at Rabindra Bhawan on Monday under President Sunial Gangopadhyay approved 16 books for the Sahitya Akademi translation Prize 2008 including "Tihar Kay Shab-o-Roz translation of Iftikhar Gilani's memoir "My Days in Prison" (English).

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Dalit student moves court against IIT PDF Print E-mail
Dalits&Tribals

New Delhi, Feb. 17: A Dalit student of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has approached the Supreme Court accusing the IIT of victimising him for leading a protest against caste bias at the institute.

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People have little faith in the police, shows MIT survey PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

Jaipur: An intensive three-year survey on the Rajasthan Police has reaffirmed grave fears that a large majority of citizens has little trust in the local constabulary and most found policemen to be lazy. Though there’s no comparable study on the police forces in other Indian states, Abhijit Banerjee, professor of economics at Poverty Action Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-author of the study, said the results could be extrapolated to other states.

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