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Vol. XLVIII No. 46, 2011-02-20
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NO GOVT WANTS A STRONG JUDICIARY: SC JUDGE
 
In a candid remark in open court, Supreme Court judge Justice A K Ganguly on February 11 said “no government wants a strong judiciary”. He made the observation while hearing the government explain the four-year gap between the filing of chargesheet in 2006 and starting of trial in 2010 in the Amar Singh phone-tapping case. Justice Ganguly had earlier disapproved of the government’s attitude of encouraging Central Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh despite the fact that the politic... More
 
 
 
KERALA GOVT PLANS TO ROPE IN SHARI'AH-BASED FUND FOR ROADS
 

The Left Front government in Kerala plans to depend heavily on Shari’ah-based fund from Islamic countries for developing the road network in the state. The budget for 2011-12, presented by Finance Minister Thomas Issac in the Assembly on February 11, unveiled road development project of Rs 40,000 crore for the next 10 years. The state government has set aside Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme. In a state where the idea of BOT roads is yet to go down well with the political parties and agita... More

 
 
 
NO GOVT WANTS A STRONG JUDICIARY: SC JUDGE
 
In a candid remark in open court, Supreme Court judge Justice A K Ganguly on February 11 said “no government wants a strong judiciary”. He made the observation while hearing the government explain the four-year gap between the filing of chargesheet in 2006 and starting of trial in 2010 in the Amar Singh phone-tapping case. Justice Ganguly had earlier disapproved of the government’s attitude of encouraging Central Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh despite the fact that the politic... More
 
 
 
SC RULING COMES AS REPRIEVE FOR 14 LANGUISHING IN JAIL
 
The Supreme Court’s latest judgment holding that mere membership of a banned organisation does not make a person criminal has come as reprieve for 14 persons languishing in the Central Jail Jaipur, Rajasthan since their arrest in the aftermath of the May 2008 serial bomb blasts on charges of having links with the outlawed Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). All 14 accused have been charged with involvement in unlawful activities without any role in the Jaipur blasts. The... More
 
 
 
SOCIAL ACTIVISTS VOICE SOLIDARITY WITH EGYPTIANS
 
Social activists and representatives of civil society groups staged a demonstration at Ramniwas Garden in Jaipur, Rajasthan on February 13 to express their solidarity with the people of Egypt who have forced President Hosni Mubarak to relinquish his office through their peaceful agitation and warned that the people in India would launch “a similar campaign” if corruption, nepotism and misgovernance were not controlled. Activists also denounced the policies of the U.S. which they... More
 
 
 
BJP GOVT. IN M.P. DIVERTS TAXPAYER MONEY FOR RSS 'RECONVERSION' MOVE
 
The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has diverted massive public resources to spruce up physical infrastructure ahead of a major Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) programme in the State this weekend. The three-day ‘Maa Narmada Saamaajik Kumbh’ is being organised by the Dharm Jagaran Vibhag (Religious Revival Department) of the RSS from February 10 to 12. The State government has allotted a whopping Rs.250 crore to the Mandla district administration for developing new roads, repa... More
 
 
 
CPI (M) SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON ISRAELI SPY SATELLITE
 

Following the exposing of the deal between Antrix Corporation – the Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO]’s commercial wing – and the Bangalore-based Devas Multimedia, the debate on whether the Israeli satellite, TecSar, which was launched by ISRO in January 2008 under a commercial contract with Antrix, was for purely peaceful purposes or meant to enable Israel to spy on Iran has come to the fore again. Urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to come out with a clarificatio... More

 
 
 
SC REMARKS ON PERSONAL LAWS DRAW FLAK
 

The Supreme Court’s observations last week that there was a “lack of secular commitment” for reforms in the personal laws of minority communities have come in for disapproval by eminent jurist and Law Commission member Tahir Mahmood, who has termed the remarks “uncalled for and irrelevant” to the public interest case on a uniform marriageable age before the Court. Dr. Mahmood, who was in Udaipur to attend the 14th All-World Dawoodi Bohra Conference, said over the... More

 
 
 
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Unwept, UnsungCOVER STORY
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Raymond DavisEDITORIAL
Worship and ServiceGUIDANCE - II
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MCB TO ORGANISE INT'L DELEGATION FOR THE 7TH WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUMMUSLIM WORLD
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