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July 31, 2003

'I just do my job that is all'
'You have to be honest to yourself and shouldn't be bothered about other people. You do what you think is right," says Magsaysay winner and Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh.

July 30, 2003

'We're going to be in Iraq for as long as it takes'
'We're there until the Iraqi people have a democracy and make sure they are not a threat to their neighbors.' General Richard B Myers talks to Hamid Mir.

July 25, 2003

'Not the time to impose a code on minorities'
'It is no business of the Supreme Court to advise the government or Parliament with regard to passing a law,' says Fali Nariman.

July 24, 2003

'Does the Opposition want to dislodge the govt?'
'Isn't it obvious that Opposition unity is yet to fructify? I am not sure if all the Opposition entities want to unite because they are fighting among themselves,' says Chandrashekhar.

July 22, 2003

'The government could do some give and take with the people of J&K'
'I am not saying for a moment that the government should give independence to those seeking it. They could settle for something less. Something within the framework of the Constitution,' says National Conference President Omar Abdullah.

July 19, 2003

'Muslims can face more Gujarats'
'We want to survive as a community with religious identity and dignity.' This is what Babri masjid is all about, says diplomat-turned-politician Syed Shahabuddin.

July 18, 2003

'We erect memorials for Nehru and Indira and we can't have one for Ram?'
The Kanchi Shankaracharya, in an exclusive interview with rediff.com Managing Editor Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

'India, Pakistan should work together to end American expansionism'
Pakistan hardliner Maulana Fazlur Rehman tells Onkar Singh.

July 17, 2003

'Show me another janambhoomi and we will go there'
Part II of the Kanchi Shankaracharya's exclusive interview to rediff.com

July 16, 2003

'Has Allah told them to fight all the time?'
'Where can they go apart from India? We all have to live together right here.' The Kanchi Shankaracharya, in an exclusive interview to rediff.com

July 15, 2003

'I will not take back my resignation'
Nitish Kumar speaks out!

July 14, 2003

'Indian culture helps at school'
'If we Indians wanted to be counted,we should be visible at all levels, especially in politics,' Indian-American activist Vanita Shastri tells Arthur J Pais

July 10, 2003

'Politicians are tearing away the social fabric'
'If reservations continue, the concept of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will continue. It will be legitimising it,' says B G Deshmukh, principal secretary to three prime ministers

July 9, 2003

'The BJP is trapped'
'They have been disturbed. They say something, do something else,' says Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

July 8, 2003

'I dare Amarinder to arrest me'
'If Amarinder can show that I own even one inch of land and Rs 1 in foreign bank accounts then I will admit to all the charges against me and quit the political arena,' says former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.

July 3, 2003

'The problem is the size of our railways'
'How can anyone compare our system with minnows like Germany or France which carry a fraction of what we carry?' asks former Railway Board chairman Ashok Bhatnagar.

July 2, 2003

'Congress cannot browbeat us'
'They are trying to target Badal in the hope of finishing the Akali leadership,' says Captain Kanwaljit Singh, former Punjab finance minister.


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