Commonwealth Games 2010 – An Uncommon Game of the Wealthy

By Suprio Das

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India is hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Why?

Ostensibly, to showcase our great economy and management skills. But there’s little chance that we can come anywhere near China’s 2008 Olympics or South Africa’s 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Very few such sporting events make money, and most end up bankrupting host . . . → Read More: Commonwealth Games 2010 – An Uncommon Game of the Wealthy

WAKE-UP CALL : IN NAXAL LAND GOVT FACES TRUST DEFICIT

This part of AP adjoins the worst affected districts of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra and the Maoists once dominated it. The mood remains sympathetic to them.

It’s a debate that’s been raging within the Congress, and outside it. Should the government adopt a largely law-and-order attitude towards the Maoists and deal with them like . . . → Read More: WAKE-UP CALL : IN NAXAL LAND GOVT FACES TRUST DEFICIT

Maoists have edge in battle for mind & heart

TIMES INSIGHT GROUP

India’s biggest internal security threat, as the Prime Minister famously described it, may be worse than you thought. That’s because even in Andhra Pradesh, where the battle against the Maoists has apparently been won, it turns out that the government is losing the battle for the minds and hearts of . . . → Read More: Maoists have edge in battle for mind & heart

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

Dear friends

Please find below a public statement about the on-going violence in Kashmir

Best regards, South Asia Team Amnesty International International Secretariat 1 Easton Street London WC1X ODW United Kingdom

www.amnesty.org www.asiapacific.amnesty.org

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

AI: Index: ASA20/027/2010

17 September 2010

India: Urgent need for Government to act as . . . → Read More: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

Angry crowds of Kashmiri freedom seekers face the speechless MPs of the all-party delegation team

By Parthasarathi Sengupta, Srinagar.

News published at popular Bengali Daily ‘Ekdin’, September 22, 2010

Courtesy: Ekdin, September 22, 2010

Australian journalist and TV channel expose the security lapse by entering the Commonwealth games arena with explosives

New Delhi.

News published at popular Bengali Daily ‘Ekdin’, September 22, 2010

Courtesy: Ekdin, September 22, 2010

YES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT KASHMIR

The violence began on 11 June after police killed a demonstrating student

In December 2006, responding to what he said were ‘legitimate’ grievances of the people of Manipur, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared that the Act would be amended to ensure it was ‘humane’ on the basis of the Jeevan Reddy Commission’s report, . . . → Read More: YES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT KASHMIR

WHY DO WE NEED THE ARMY’S CONSENT?

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 (AFSPA) is one of the more draconian legislations that the Indian Parliament has passed in its 45 years of Parliamentary history. Under this Act, all security forces are given unrestricted and unaccounted power to carry out their operations, once an area is declared disturbed. Even a . . . → Read More: WHY DO WE NEED THE ARMY’S CONSENT?

Humanists’ Association completes 17 years

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