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Starting: Thu 01 Oct 1998 - 06:44:04 EST
Ending: Fri 30 Oct 1998 - 23:57:33 EST
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  • "Attack on Christians?" (Church leaders conspire to blacken Hindus)
    • Ashok Chowgule    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>The Catholic church, with the help of their stooges in the media, has undertaken a programme to politicise the attacks that have taken place on Christians. In some cases, they have been successfully able to divert the issue from the cause for which there is a retaliation against the Christians. In other cases, purely secular crimes have been termed as ...
  • "India'll never loosen its grip on Kashmir" (Interview of Girish Chandra Saxena)
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    The Indian Express - October 17, 1998
      • >>>This days of retirement interrupted a second time by that call from South Block in May, Girish Chandra Saxena, 70, again finds himself in what must be one of the most picturesque residences in the country. And Srinagar's Raj Bhavan, he admits, has its recuperative powers. During his first tenure as Governor from 1990-1993, when militancy was at its ...
  • 'Hindu values, what is wrong with them? After all, 85 per cent of Indians are Hindus
  • 72% say Bihar merits President's rule
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    Outlook - October 5, 1998.
      • >>>In an opinion poll conducted for a national weekly, which has congratulated the President for returning the recommendation, the following results are very illuminating. This poll was conducted in five centers spread across Bihar. ...
  • A dream that will not be a reality
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - October 8, 1998
      • >>>Introduction: The tragedy of BJP's opponents is that they want to bank on the formula of 1996 even at the end of 1998. The ongoing exercise of the Left Front to polarise all the antiBJP forces is bound to be futile as the perceptions. of the e ...
  • A reflection of Pak crisis
    • M. V. Kamath    The Daily - September 27, 1998
      • >>>Pakistan 1997: Edited by Craig Baxter & Charles Kennedy; American Institute of Pakistan Studies Harper Collins, New Delhi, Pages 189; Rs. 350. Though Pakistan is our next door neigh-boor and we have had so ...
  • A vision for the coming millennium
    • M. V. Kamath    The Free Press Journal - October 15, 1998
      • >>>What will India be like, say, fifty years hence? Or, if fifty years is too long a time to peer at, what will India he 25 years hence? Will it be any better than what it is now? Or will things get worse? There are some who believe that conditions in India will progressively worsen and the nation will be in for hard ...
  • Advani has made a difference to J&K
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Asian Age - October 3, 1998
      • >>>The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Prof. Rajendra Singh, is all praise for the efforts made by Union home minister L.K. Advani to improve the situation in Jammu & Kashmir. Addressing the annual gathering of RSS activists on the occasion ...
  • Advani promises death rap for rape by amending law soon
    • Inder Sawhney    The Times of India - October 28, 1998
      • >>>Union home minister L.K. Advani said on Tuesday that the law would be amended soon to prescribe capital punishment for rape. He said the government held the view that rape should attract the most deterrent penalty. ...
  • AMU hostels act as ISI havens
    • Deepak Sharma    The Pioneer - October 8, 1998
      • >>>The Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan is spending more than Rs 5 crore per month on the 39 terrorist training camps being run in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), officers of the northern command divulged here on Tuesday. ...
  • An institute that aims at quenching dentity-crisis'
    • Sheeba Nair    The Times of India - October 21, 1998
      • >>>Try imagining a Mumbai-bred teenager waking up at 4 a.m., tidying up his or her room, then leaving for a session of yoga or jogging, then bathing and also finishing a simple breakfast by 8.30 a.m. - all voluntarily? ...
  • An open letter to Sonia
    • M. V. Kamath    The Daily - September 29, 1998
      • >>>Dear Madam, forgive me for writing this open letter to you, but this is the only way to reach you and to reach all those millions of people or at least a fraction of them, interested in the future of the country. All these days I was wondering what will transpire at your Panchmarhi meeting. Now that it is over and its ...
  • Anti-Sonia lobby fires first missiles on Bihar
    • Express News Service    The Indian Express - October 6, 1998
      • >>>Former Congress minister S S Ahluwalia's letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, criticising the line adopted in favour of Laloo Yadav in the recent Bihar crisis, is being seen in party circles as the first step of a possible anti-Sonia grouping which could time its attack when the November assembly ...
  • Attacks On Christians?
    • Ashok Chowgule    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>The Catholic church, with the help of their stooges in the media, has undertaken a programme to politicise the attacks that have taken place on Christians. In some cases, they have been successfully able to divert the issue from the cause for which there is a retaliation against the Christians. In other cases, purely secular crimes have been termed ...
  • Basic feature of secularism
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - October 29, 1998
      • >>>Insulting anything related to the cultural traditions of Hindus of this country has become a synonym of contemporary secularism as practised by the opponents of BJP. This was amply demonstrated in a recently-held conference of the state education ministers and secretaries when hell broke loose on the melodious recital of ...
  • Bearing the cross for their faith?
    • Anita Joshua    The Hindu - October 11, 1998
      • >>>edded to Christ, they were prepared to bear every conceivable cross for His sake. But, even in the worst of their nightmares, they had never seen themselves as being forced to bear the kind of cross that rape inflicts on a hapless woman. Their folly living in the back of beyond to serve the poorest of the poor, , ...
  • Bleak future faces Afghan Hindus in Germany
    • Manik Mehta    The Observer - October 15, 1998
      • >>>Hindu refugees from Afghanistan, who first fled the Soviet invasion of that country in 1980 and later the turmoils of the ensuing civil war, face a bleak future in Germany. Germany has an Afghan population of 60,000 consisting largely of Muslim refugees.
  • Caste system in India - True perspective
    • Swami Venkata Ganapathi    India Post - October 9, 1998
      • >>>It pains me to read various writers in India Post condemning our Vedic culture and civilization because of castes or caste system. They betray little understanding on one hand and effect of centuries of brain washing on the other. ...
  • Centre website to counter Naga rebels
    • Rezaul H. Laskar    The Asian Age - October 7, 1998
      • >>>The Union home ministry's campaign against Naga rebel groups is all set to enter a new dimension - cyberspace. The home ministry has drawn up plans to create a website on the Internet, or the information superhighway, to counter the anti- ...
  • Columbus Day sparks protests in Latin America
    • Reuters    Reuters - October 14, 1998
      • >>>Indians in Honduras symbolically executed Christopher Columbus on Monday while demonstrators stripped named in Mexico, staked a claim to ancestral lands in Paraguay and marched in protest elsewhere in Latin America on Columbus Day. ...
  • Community service
    • M. V. Kamath    Mid-Day - October 15, 1998
      • >>>Caste has come to stay, says a headline in one of our national dailies, as if it is a new discovery. It has, has it? Now, isn't that interesting? Caste has always been with us and it will probably be with us for a long time to come. But the world - and things associated with it - has lost much of its edge in recent ...
  • Cong can face BJP alone: Naidu
    • United News of India    The Indian Express - October 26, 1998
      • >>>Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Venkaiah Naidu today said the Congress had developed cold feet in the states going to the polls next month. He said the Congress was desperately looking for allies as it was not in a position to face the BJP alone.
  • Cost of terrorism - Involve the people in the fight against ISI
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - October 16, 1998
      • >>>The heavy cost terrorism entails to the nation was brought home by the home ministry at Wednesday's meeting of the chief ministers of eight northern states. The nation has been spending thousands of crores of rupees in its fight against terrorism. Yet, the Pakistani Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) was able to ...
  • Cutting it out
    • G. S. Bhargava    The Hindustan Times - October 12, 1998
      • >>>Cut-outs are a south Indian, particularly Tamilian, embellishment of what is intellectually called the political process. They made their triumphant entry into politics when M.G. Ramachandran, as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, made cinema the key to public life. In the early days of competition between ...
  • Don allow meddling with Vaishno Devi shrine
    • Jagmohan    Tribune - September 9, 1998
      • >>>The tragedy of present-day India is that it has developed clogged and corroded mind in which an elevating breeze can hardly blow in. It has become virtually incapable of doing any creative and constructive thinking and translating such a thinking into solid action on the ground. And, what is equally ...
  • Draft white paper reveals Pak role in fomenting terrorism
    • Inder Sawhney    The Times of India - October 30, 1998
      • >>>Pakistan's ISI-sponsored terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir received a tremendous boost with the deployment of UStrained militants from Afghanistan, says the proposed draft of a white paper on ISI operation which is to he presented in the winter session of Parliament. .
  • Educating Murli; More than saffron
    • Editorial and Swapan Dasgupta    India Today - November 2, 1998
      • >>>Introduction: The HRD minister should go easy on his fads. And pick up tips on deft governance (Editorial). Sonia forgets education is also about good citizenship (Swapan Dasgupta) There is nothing more exasperating for a nation than its ...
  • Electrify and be dammed
    • Lalita Panicker    The Times of India - October 29, 1998
      • >>>The power situation in the country appears to be worsening by the day, with the National Thermal Power Corporation threatening to wield the big stick with defaulters like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. But Power Minister PR Kumaramangalam sees brighter prospects ahead as his much touted power reforms get underway.
  • Ethics essential for value education
    • P L Jaiswal    The Times of India - October 30, 1998
      • >>>The current controversy over the HRD ministry's move to "Indianise, nationalise and spiritualise" education - in particular the proposal to teach Sanskrit and include the vedas and the upanishads in school curricula - is a shocking example of the levels to which politics has descended in this country.
  • f Govt decides to send a recommendation on Bihar, it can do it (Interview of L.K.Advani)
    • Ajay Suri    The Indian Express - October 19, 1998
      • >>>He may be known more for his tough posturing and hard-hitting approach, but that is not all to Union Home Minister L.K. Advani. He makes no bones about the dangers awaiting the Kashmir Pandits should they decide to the Valley at this juncture. His advice to the north-eastern states to talk with the militants further ...
  • Faith healing row deepens
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    The Times of India, Ahmedabad - October 9, 1998
      • >>>The controversy surrounding US-based faith healer Roger Houtsma has come to the boil with minister of state for Home Haren Pandya accusing him of violating regulations and the latter maintaining, "Testimony and words of the Bible are my weapons and I cannot give it away to anyone except Christ." ...
  • Fight is on here for Muslim women's rights
    • P.K. Surendran    The Times of India - September 28, 1998
      • >>>A handful of Muslim women in Kerala are fighting a grim battle against the mighty men of their community. NISSA, which in Arabic means women, formed by some 20 divorced Muslim women in July last, is demanding equality for them in the ...
  • Foreign Missionaries
    • Ashok Chowgule,    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>The issue of foreign missionaries has to be seen in the context of religious conversions. Otherwise, it is not possible to look at their role in the proper perspective, given their history in India and in the rest of the world. Although there are attempts to rationalise and sometimes negate the history, there is no denying that Christianity ...
    • Ashok Chowgule,    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>The issue of foreign missionaries has to be seen in the context of religious conversions. Otherwise, it is not possible to look at their role in the proper perspective, given their history in India and in the rest of the world. Although there are attempts to rationalise and sometimes negate the history, there is no denying that Christianity ...
  • Freedom struggle and Indian Communists
    • Rakesh Sinha    The Hindustan Times - October 12, 1998
      • >>>The party congresses of both the Communist parties, coincided with the closing of the golden jubilee year of India's independence. This was an occasion for them to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Quit India movement and the best way to do this would have been to abandon their oft-repeated justification of the pro-British "people's war" line. But ...
  • Friends not masters
    • Swapan Dasgupta    India Today - October 12, 1998
      • >>>Over the years, it has become customary for Indian prime ministers to end their foreign visits on an almighty high. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's US visit was no different. So what if all those brave words about not signing the iniquitous CTBT sound a little less convincing now. And so what if Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms is still ...
  • Fundamentals of change
    • Associated Press    The Indian Express - October 26, 1998
      • >>>Introduction: A 3-day conference of the Right-wing Jamaat-eIslami party ends with a pledge to fight for an Islamic revolution in Pakistan and bring about radical social changes by boycotting all things Western - and Indian ...
  • Games the nuclear elite plays
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - October 15, 1998
      • >>>Five months have passed after Pokhran-II. Hypocritical condemnations of India for its tests by 'nuclear-haves' have been totally been exposed. Had US, Britain, Russia, France and China been serious and sincere about their commitments, tests In the Indian subcontinent should have been utilised as a great ...
  • Get real, CPM (and Comment)
    • Editorial    The Economic Times - October 8, 1998
      • >>>Against all odds India's largest Left party, the communist Party of India (Marxist), seems to be changing. This gut-wrenching evolutionary drama is being played out in Calcutta, venue of the party's 16th party congress. Today, leaders say that the CPM will extend 'issue-based' support to the Congress, till recently ...
  • Globalisation on the solid foundations of Swadeshi
    • L K Advani    The Observer - October 27, 1998
      • >>>Text of the speech the Union home minister, L K Advani, delivered at the 71st Annual Session of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) on October 25, 1998 at New Delhi. ...
  • Govt to present white paper on ISI
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    Economic Times - October 16, 1998
      • >>>THE GOVERNMENT will present a white paper to Parliament on the ISI's subversive activities in the country. This was agreed to at the Consultative Committee meeting of the home ministry here today. The meeting, chaired by Union home minister L K Advani, was attended by 21 members of Parliament who unanimously raised the demand for a white ...
  • Hands off Parsis!
  • he attack is only natural (Interview)
    • K. S. Narayanan    Outlook - October 12, 1998
      • >>>VHP all-India secretary Baikunt Lal Sharma 'Prem" spoke to K.S. Narayanan on the VHP's stance towards the recent attack on nuns in MP. Excerpts: Q: Is the attack on Christian missionaries in Jhabua in MP ...
  • Her fearless pen
    • Muhammad Najeeb    Mid-Day - October 26, 1998
      • >>>Pakistan's most famous authoress says fearless expression of thoughts on social evils and wrong alone can save the country from chaos. "One of the things that I became one hundred per cent sure was ...
  • Hindu backlash against evangelism
    • Virendra Parekh    The Observer - October 10, 1998
      • >>>Christian missionaries and their secularist friends will be making a big mistake if they treat recent attacks on Christian missions and missionaries in several parts of the country as misdeeds of miscreants of the lunatic fringe of heathens. The resentment against missionary machinations runs deep in the Hindu society, though its expression ...
  • Hindu nationalists should claim Gandhiji back
    • Virendra Parekh    The Observer - October 1, 1998
      • >>>A great irony of Indian politics is that the name of Gandhiji one of the greatest Hindus ever born - is used to browbeat the Hindu society. Communists and the Muslim League had no use for Gandhiji when he e ...
  • How do Hindus view Jesus Christ?
    • Felix Machado    The Examiner - October 10, 1998
      • >>>For many Hindus Jesus Christ remains an inspiration for social teaching. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) would be an eminent example among these. He found the whole social teaching of Jesus Christ beautifully summarised in the Beatitudes. More than as a person, Jesus Christ is understood as a moral principle or an ...
  • Human rights: Amnesty holds a mirror to America
    • William Raspberry    The Times of India - October 23, 1998
      • >>>It will surprise no one that Amnesty International has launched a yearlong investigation of human rights violations. But it will shock a lot of us to learn that the target of the investigation is America. Human rights violations in America? Oh sure, an occasional overzealous ...
  • If it is not Islamic then What is it?
    • Venkata Swamy    India Post - October 9, 1998
      • >>>Times news report from Peshawar, Pakistan dated September 18, 1998; states: "The refugees who are arriving here each day on foot from the northern Afghan city of Mazar-I-Sharif say they fled a city ...
  • IMF can't tackle the crises (Part I of II)
    • Henry Kissinger    Dawn, Karachi - Oct 6, 1998.
      • >>>WHAT began 15 months ago as a currency crisis in Thailand and then spread across Asia, now threatens the industrialized world. No government and virtually no economist predicted the crisis, understood its extent or anticipated its staying power. A series of IMF rescue packages has not arrested its spread and threatens the political ...
  • IMF can't tackle the crises (Part II of II)
  • India gaining upper hand against Kashmiri secessionists
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    The Times of India - October 17, 1998
      • >>>"India has slowly gained the upper hand against Kashmiri secessionists," according to a US congressional study on India and Pakistan. This suggests that the possibility of India agreeing to US or other international mediation is even more remote than before, says the report prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which advises ...
  • India not soft, finalises stop - ISI plan
  • Indian to sentence Columbus
    • Reuters    The Indian Express - October 13, 1998
      • >>>Honduran Indians will sentence Christopher Columbus Americans today, 506 years after his iscovery of the continent. The Indians began a mock trial of Columbus in July on charges of genocide and robbery resulting from 1492 beginnings of the ...
  • Internal security at danger level
    • V. N. Gadgil    The Hindustan Times - October 25, 1998
      • >>>The presentation made recently by the Home Ministry to its Consultative Committee about ISI activities in India reveals a disturbing picture of the country's internal security. The situation is indeed alarming if not frightening. The Home Secretary informed the Standing Committee on Home ...
    • V. N. Gadgil    The Hindustan Times - October 25, 1998
      • >>>The presentation made recently by the Home Ministry to its Consultative Committee about ISI activities in India reveals a disturbing picture of the country's internal security. The situation is indeed alarming if not frightening. The Home Secretary informed the Standing Committee on Home Affairs that out of the 535 districts of India, as many as 210 districts ...
  • Interview with APJ Abdul Kalam
    • Pritish Nandy    The Bombay Times - October 13, 1998
      • >>>I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history, people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We ...
    • Pritish Nandy    The Bombay Times - October 13, 1998
      • >>>I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history, people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted ...
  • Irrevocably an Indian state
    • K Francis    The Observer - October 24, 1998
      • >>>What are the criteria which make a region an integral part of a nation state? The creation of a nation state is a recent development in history. The founding fathers of India, while creating the Indian nation state, ...
  • Is Rushdie welcome in India?; and a comment
  • Islamic schools in Pakistan breed terrorists
  • Issues of external instigation and international security
    • M. K. Narayanan    The Asian Age - October 19, 1998
      • >>>It is hardly the best of times, but hopefully it will not lead to the worst of times. Enmeshed in needless contradictions, an excess of concern over not so critical issues, and bogged down over "transparency...... openness" and "unaccountability," the truth is that too many cooks and too much of interference in the ...
  • It may be a move to destablise India, Bangladesh with trained rebels
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Asian Age - October 3, 1998
      • >>>The biggest problem Kashmir is facing at present is the infiltration of the Bangladeshis, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Farooq Abdullah, told reporters here on Friday. "They come to the state, go across the border, and cross back. It ...
  • Jamshedpur riots report
    • S. Sahay    The Statesman - September 24, 1981
      • >>>It can be said without any hesitation that the summary of the Narain Commission's report released by the Bihar Government was highly selective, and in that sense tendentious. It dwelt at great length on the RSS involvement in the riots, especially the role of Mr Dina Nath Pandey. It briefly touched on the ...
  • Ladder of lies
    • T V R Shenoy    Rediff on the Net - October 15, 1998
      • >>>Two recent statements from Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet deserve our attention. He wondered why the Left had not stuck roots outside Kerala, West Bengal, and Tripura "despite its glorious role in the freedom struggle." And he slandered the Bharatiya Janata Party as "the men who killed Mahatma Gandhi." ...
  • Laden now set to target Kashmir
  • Ladens men plan holy war on Intifadah technique
    • Srinand Jha    The Observer - October 10, 1998
      • >>>A Jihad (religious war) based on the Intifadah technique or techniques employed by the Mujahideens of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) are proposed to be experimented by the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)-based Kashmiri insurgent groups, which are understood to have received huge funds lately from Saudi-based billionairs such as Osama ...
  • Logic of encounters
    • Editorial    The Daily - October 3, 1998
      • >>>The Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray's pronouncement that police encounters to eliminate criminals should continue has to be viewed in light of the fact that somehow the rule of law has not made too much of an impression on the underworld or its minions. Naturally the common man looks to people like Thackeray ...
  • Many foreign mercenaries killed in Udhampur, Doda
    • Dwarika Prasad Sharma    The Times of India - October 17, 1998
      • >>>Several groups of militants, mostly foreign mercenaries, have been eliminated in on-going-helicopter-supported commando operations in the mountain ranges of Doda and Udhampur districts, sources said. The highly trained and motivated platoons of commando operating at ...
  • Media coverage of global vision 2000
    • Hindu Vivek Kendra    Hindu Vivek Kendra - 18 August, 1993
      • >>>1. In line with their jaundiced outlook of the Sangh parivar, the English media in India has once again resorted to untruths in their coverage of Global Vision 2000 organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The manner in which this was done once again shows that the plan is deliberate, and It seems that the badge of ...
  • Mercenaries sneak into Valley, courtesy Laden
    • Vijay Dutt    The Hindustan Times - October 5, 1998
      • >>>Over 700 elite Islamic mercenaries have crossed over from Pakistan through the Pir Panjal mountains and established bases in the Kashmir Valley, according to a report in the Sunday Times. They have been helped by agents of the multi-millionaire ...
  • Military & governance in Pakistan
    • K Subrahmaniam    The Economic Times - October 15, 1998
      • >>>The resignation of an incumbent Pakistani Army chief is an unusual event in that country's history. The resignation was admittedly a consequence of the stringent criticism by the Army chief of the performance of the Nawaz Sharif government and his proposal to set up a national security council in which the ...
  • Missionaries must leave: VHP - am temple construction to begin in 2001
  • Missionaries' misdeeds infuriate locals' (Excerpts)
    • Vitusha Oberoi    Mid-Day - October 6, 1998
      • >>>Interview of Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Gen. Secretary, VHP. Q: How do you view the rape of four nuns in Madhya Pradesh? A: It was a criminal act and the VHP condemns the episode. No organisation can condone such a nasty thing.
  • Modernity & Morality; and comment
    • Andre Beteille    The Times of India - October 29, 1998
      • >>>Indians who have set their hearts and minds against secularism will not fail to take note of the adoption of the Shariat Bill by the National Assembly of Pakistan. Some of them may envy the direct and forthright manner in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sought to replace secular by religious principles in ...
  • Motivated hype?
    • Editorial    The Hindustan Times - October 13, 1998
      • >>>The Sunday Telegraph report on India's purportedly "secret" plans for simulated war games on its border with Pakistan is a good example of hyperbolical hearsy which, on closer examination, would hold as much water as in a porous porringer. The report claims that over 100,000 Indian troops are to participate in the simulated war game involving ...
  • Mulayam's statement evokes suspicion
    • Mustafa Alvi    The Times of India - October 1, 1998
      • >>>At a time when Pakistan is engaged in a proxy war against India by sneaking terrorists into the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, the statement of the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav made recently in Mumbai to effect that India must lend Rs two thousand crore to Pakistan to enable it to tide over ...
  • Nuns' rape an `isolated criminal act'
    • T.N.Nair    Hindustan Times - October 17, 1998
      • >>>Even as a massive rally, led by Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhi, was held in Thrissur on Wednesday to protest against the recent assault on four nuns in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, a fact-finding team sent by the CPI-M state committee has come back with the impression that the attack was not planned by any political party or fundamentalist ...
  • Pauper princess
    • Shameem Akthar, Ratnagiri    Outlook - October 12, 1998
      • >>>What did the fey Burmese princess Fayas brood over as she paced before the bare house built by her Indian husband? Did she reflect over the vanished glory of her father Teeba, last king of Upper Burma who, despite being a prisoner of the British, lived here regally, displaying a generosity that bordered on ...
  • Pawar's role under cloud over Bihar
    • Vijay Simha    The Times of India - October 7, 1998
      • >>>The rumblings in the Congress haven't ceased over its handling of the recent Bihar crisis with party president Sonia Gandhi having to do some damage control following the dissent voiced by some Congressmen on the support to Laloo Yadav. ...
  • Perceptible change in J&K
    • Shyam Khosla    Organiser - October 4, 1998
      • >>>Counter-insurgency Action Plan hammered out by the BJP-led Government in the light of Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani's proactive policy on Kashmir is showing results despite Pakistan's diabolical attempt to sustain its proxy war. Advani has shown he has the political will to deliver and he has marshalled human and d ...
  • Politicians instigating people against army in Jammu areas
    • Dwarika Prasad Sharma    The Times of India - October 11, 1998
      • >>>Instigating demonstrations against the security forces to politically exploit the situation created by the incursion of foreign mercenaries into Rajouri and Poonch districts is reminiscent of the trend in the Kashmir Valley at the height of militancy there, according to political analysts.
  • President set a wrong precedent: Shekhar
    • R B Singh    The Indian Express - October 6, 1998
      • >>>Former prime minister Chandra Shekhar today said President K R Narayanan had set a wrong precedent by rejecting the Union Cabinet's advice to dismiss the Rabri Devi Government in Bihar. Addressing mediapersons at the Press Club here, he said in a ...
  • Pretence of the rootless - CPI(M) in the power market
    • T.V.R. Shenoy    The Indian Express - October 8, 1998
      • >>>N January 1961, Lyndon Baines Johnson, then Vice-President of the United States, attended the first cabinet meeting of the Kennedy administration. He came out raving about his fellows. "Dean Rusk is a Rhodes scholar," he told his mentor Sam Rayburn, "McNamara was head of Ford, and Bundy was dean of Harvard..." ...
  • Proxy Pak war costs India Rs 50,000 cr
    • Agencies    The Indian Express - October 15, 1998
      • >>>The Pakistan-sponsored terrorist violence has taken a toll of 29,151 civilians and 5,101 security personnel besides inflicting an estimated damage worth Rs 2,000 crore to private property. According to a detailed presentation made by the Ministry of ...
  • PWG links with Kashmir ultras bared
    • T Sunil Reddy    The Indian Express - September 29, 1998
      • >>>The outlawed People's War Group (PWG) of Andhra Pradesh has reportedly established contacts with ISI-sponsored terrorist groups in the Kashmir valley. According to authoritative sources, Azam Ghouri, a top-rank ...
  • Ramayana in the North-East
    • Jyoti Lal Chowdhury    Organiser - October 4, 1998
      • >>>Oral tradition of the story of Rama existed in the form of Kesar Saga in the Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Ramayana values inspired the people and the kings of Assam not only of the indigenous Asura and Salastambha dynasties but the kings of the subsequent Ahom dynasties as well who belonged to the Tai- ...
  • RSS programmes on DD mooted
    • Sanjay Basak    The Statesman - October 28, 1998
      • >>>With the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, observing that SS functions and programmes should find its due place in the national network=94, it becomes evident that the big brother of the Sangh Parivar continues to wield tremendous power over its olitical wing=94, ...
  • RSS sympathisers appointed to key ICSSR posts (and a comment)
    • Josy Joseph    The Asian Age - October 14, 1998
      • >>>The Indian Council of Social Science Research has been reconstituted by the Centre to accommodate several pro-RSS academies. The move by the human resource development minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, comes a few months after he reconstituted the Indian Council for Historical Research with historians with ...
  • Rushdie can return: Advani
  • SAC scientist charts Sarasvatis Tibet to Gujarat course
    • Shyam Parekh    The Times of India, Ahmedabad - October 9, 1998
      • >>>A river as mighty and as wide as Sarasvati could not have originated but from a glacier or a glacial lake in the Himalayas and its flow was continuous from the Himalayas to Gujarat between 6,000 to 8,000 BC, a hypothesis based on ancient scriptures and substantiated by remote-sensing satellites says.
  • Saraswati Vandana is Advani's plank on unsteady turf
    • Political Bureau    The Economic Times - October 29, 1998
      • >>>THE Bharatiya Janata Party seems set to make the controversy over Saraswati Vandana, which broke out at a recent meeting of state education ministers, a poll issue with Union Home Minister L K Advani attacking the party's main rival, the Congress(I) on the issue.
  • Seeing saffron in a song
    • Nirupama Dutt    The Indian Express - October 27, 1998
      • >>>Tow friends, one man and another a woman, both liberals of HinduMuslim parentage, called me up the other day with a query. They wanted to know the message of a Daler Mehndi song, the video clip of which was shown all too on the television. The number sang of knives being aimed at the heart and the refrain of Sanu u ...
  • Straining at the leash - BJP's exaggerated vision thing;
    • Shefali Misra    The Indian Express - October 30, 1998
      • >>>You have to give our government full marks for trying. It may never get its way. Its very effort may be misplaced, misguided, mischievous, so that it is a good thing that it does not get its way-but you can't fault it for not trying. You could wonder why such frantic energy is manifest in suspect matters and why not ...
  • Strategic dialogue with the US
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Economic Times - October 1, 1998
      • >>>In the wake of the Indian nuclear tests the more pragmatically inclined American academics who had earlier served in the government and are now in think-tanks have advocated a more sustained and intensified strategic dialogue between the US and India. The idea of such a strategic dialogue is not new. There ...
  • Succession Act section discriminates against Christians, says Kerala HC
  • Survey says 51% people want BJP govt to continue
    • Political Bureau    The Economic Times - October 24, 1998
      • >>>A survey conducted in eight metropolitan cities concludes that 51 per cent of the people want the BJP-led government to continue in office, but 42 per cent are dissatisfied with its performance. Assembly elections to four states, two BJP-ruled are due on November 25, ...
  • Taliban poised to launch unrest in Islamic nations
  • Taslima has to apologise, withdraw books to be pardoned
    • Ershadul Huq    The Observer - October 15, 1998
      • >>>One of Bangladesh's top religious leaders spearheading the movement against Taslima Nasreen has said pardon for the controversial feminist writer can be considered only if she personally apologises to Muslims and withdraws her works from the market.
  • Telling a Ramayana
    • G N Devy    The Hindu - September 20, 1998
      • >>>The literary community is now paying attention to oral literature. But in order to understand this genre, especially that of the 20th Century, one must examine an altogether different area of expression - tribal languages. G. N. DEVY looks at India's love for the spoken word, which has found a powerful means of expression in cinema for instance.
  • Temple cottages not hotels, rules HC
  • Temple rituals: HC notice to Govt.
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    The Hindu - October 14, 1998
      • >>>The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the State government on a writ petition to restrain it from interfering in any manner with ceremonies, poojas, rituals, consecration and mode of performing daily rituals in temples. ...
  • The cost of terrorism in India
  • The other side of religion
    • Ashok Mahajan    The Observer - October 10, 1998
      • >>>Religion has often been a driving force in the reform of social abuses, but it has also been associated with cruelty and oppression. The Filipinos were 'christianised' by Spanish friars in the name of King Philip II, more than four hundred fifty years ago. They were renamed by them "Philippines" in honour of their Spanish king.
  • The Popes Call For A Dialogue
    • Ashok Chowgule,    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>In its editorial "Call for a dialogue" (October 19), The Indian Express has said that latest Vatican encyclical - Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) - 'shows a greater readiness to engage in dialogue with other cultures and philosophies as well.' This indeed is a welcome step forward. However, the document has not dealt with some of the ...
    • Ashok Chowgule,    Hindu Vivek Kendra - October 98.
      • >>>In its editorial "Call for a dialogue" (October 19), The Indian Express has said that latest Vatican encyclical - Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) - 'shows a greater readiness to engage in dialogue with other cultures and philosophies as well.' This indeed is a welcome step forward. However, the document has not dealt with some of the ...
  • The Post Secular Age
    • Frank Morales    The Telegraph - Mon, 05 Oct 1998 22:21:31 +0530
      • >>>The last two centuries have been a conspicuously unique era in the history of the human race. For, unlike any other epoch in our history, the last 200 years have witnessed the systematic and seemingly unstoppable deconstruction of religion as an important element of Western society. So successful has the ...
  • The real culprits - It is not the BJP, but other parties which are communal
    • A.R. Kanangi    The Afternoon Despatch and Courier - October 10, 1998
      • >>>They are all self-appointed friends and protectors of minority communities. There is method in their madness. They create fear in the minds of members of Muslims and Christians. They are ready to rush to their rescue at the slightest provocation. Any lame excuse is good enough to bash the big, bad BJP. There is ...
  • The reds and cursed totems
    • P P Bala Chandran    The Observer - October 9, 1998
      • >>>I think it was sometime in the early nineties when a Japanese soldier, still donning his Second World War battle gear, had to he persuaded out of his jungle hideout in Burma by telling him the truth he initially refused to buy - that the war had indeed ended almost 50 years ago and that his country, along with its axis partner, had lost it to the ...
  • The tyranny of the IAS
    • N K Pant    The Observer - October 23, 1998
      • >>>It is another thing that wily mandarins of the civil services may ultimately water down the BJP-led coalition's promise to. the armed forces that their state of preparedness, morale and combat effectiveness shall receive early attention and appropriate remedial action. But the fact is important that some thoughts ...
  • The US and nuclear India
    • K Subrahmanyam    The Economic Times - October 29, 1998
      • >>>After a visit to seven universities, two think tanks, three national dailies and a few government officials in the US, one is struck by the vast difference in attitudes towards the Indian nuclear tests between mainstreet USA and the sections of vocal anti-nuclear opinion in India. By and large there appears to be ...
  • Those inscrutable Indians
    • Shekhar Gupta    The Indian Express - October 7, 1998
      • >>>Introduction: The Private correspondence of Anna and Rupert Murdoch. lair is in my back pocket. Even the mighty Chinese are now reasonable: taking BBC off the air, jucking that silly Patten's book was a small price to pay. New York's Major Giuliani loves me. But look at these Indians.
  • Timely amendment
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Pioneer - October 23, 1998
      • >>>American Ambassador, Richard Celeste was reported to be keen to discuss the Jhabua rape incident when he called on Union Home Minister, LK Advani, which had irked some people in Delhi. But when the meeting took place the American diplomat did not talk about Christian minorities in India at all. In fact, spent most ...
  • TN blasts: Kerala link confirmed
    • T. N. Nair    The Hindustan Times - September 30, 1998
      • >>>The Kerala connection with the serial blasts that rocked Coimbatore seven months ago was established yesterday when the Special Investigating Team (SIT) of Tamil Nadu CID filed a chargesheet before the fifth judicial magistrate's court naming Abdul Nasser Mahdhani, chief of the People's Democratic of ...
  • Two Editorials
  • ULFA runs hotels and schools in Bangladesh, says report
    • Samudra Gupta Kashyap    The Indian Express - October 26, 1998
      • >>>What does the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) do with the money it extorts from big business houses and the common man? According to the Union Home Ministry the outfit has set up a number of money-spinning companies in Bangladesh, ranging from hotels to poultry farms.
  • Uniting Hindus across the globe
    • Ram Swarup    The Observer - October 24, 1998
      • >>>Hinduism Today has now been in existence for quite some time and it is possible to assess it on the basis of what it has been and what it has done. No need to make subjective claims or to go by them. Hindu communities are now found in many countries, but with the ...
  • Vajpayee calls for phased programme for nuclear disarmament in this century
  • Vajpayee describes India and US as natural allies
    • K.P. Nayar    The Telegraph - September 29, 1998
      • >>>In a landmark speech which took think tanks, intellectuals and policymakers in America by surprise, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today described India and the US as "natural allies," whose relations "constitute the key element in the architecture of tomorrow's democratised world order." ...
  • Vande Mataram then, Saraswati Vandana now
    • S Gurumurthy    The Observer - October 24, 1998
      • >>>The scene is the conference of education ministers from states. A melodious voice began rendering Saraswati Vandana, which is the traditional invocation for education programmes. And hell broke. The education ministers from the states where the ...
  • Vatican urged to seek forgiveness for past misdeeds
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    Radiance - October 25-30, 1998
      • >>>The Association of Islamic Conference in Canada has asked the Vatican to admit the mistake of the church and the Christians against the Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition and during the Crusades in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon between 1095 and 1273 AD. Indications are that the Vatican is preparing an important ...
  • VHP demands CBI probe into rape of nuns
    • UNI    The Asian Age - October 4, 1998
      • >>>Vishwa Hindu Parishad general secretary Giriraj Kishore on Saturday demanded a probe by the Central Investigating Agency into the rape of four nuns in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Talking to reporters, Mr Kishore said the Centre should hand ...
  • Visual on ISI activities alarm MPs
    • Posted By Ashok Chowgule    The Pioneer - October 16, 1998
      • >>>A powerful fact-laden, visual presentation by the Home Ministry on the growing influence of Pakistan's ISI struck a chord of concern across party-lines at the meeting of the home consultative committee on Thursday. ...
  • Vivekanand = Hinduism = RSS = communalism
    • S. Kulkarni    Blitz - 21 October 1993
      • >>>In our Independence Day special issue, which thematically celebrated the centenary of Swami Vivekananda's historic speech at Chicago on September 11, 1893, chartered accountant and social thinker 5. Gurumurthy had described in his article how our pseudosecular Congress government sought to de-saffronise the great t ...
  • West looks towards East for healing touch
  • What's the church afraid of?
    • M. V. Kamath    Mid-Day - October 8, 1998
      • >>>WHAT the Vatican gays or does is strictly its own business and calls for no comment from outsiders like me. But when the Vatican's watchdog agency, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sends a letter to bishops around the world instructing them to withdraw books written by Fr Anthony de Mello, SJ, I, a ...

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