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October 29, 2003

The Stamp of Corruption
Abdul Karim Telgi's fake stamp paper empire cost the government crores of rupees.

October 28, 2003

Tandoor case: Murder most foul
Then Delhi Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma allegedly killed his wife, chopped her body and tried to burn it in a tandoor, in 1995.

October 27, 2003

Diverting the Brahmaputra: Declaration of War?
'If Beijing goes ahead with the Brahmaputra project, it would practically mean a declaration of war against South Asia,' argues Claude Arpi.

October 23, 2003

Politics to take backseat during Diwali
The nation's leaders will take a break from their hectic schedules to spend some time with their families.

October 21, 2003

This Diwali, they will all hear
Students at the MNB Industrial Home for the Blind find small ways to bring light into their own lives.

Mortuaries of Science
An energetic national debate is needed to rescue Indian science from the depths of mediocrity, argues Colonel Anil Athale (retd).

October 17, 2003

And then they carved his eyes out!
With a sickle commonly used for cutting grass, 14-year-old Dhanvir Yadav's eyes were gouged out because he was accused of stealing a cycle.

Kolkata salutes a Saint
'Her whole life is one big miracle and a deity does not need to be deified, does she?' asks one Kolkata resident.

Chinaman in space: Wake up call for India!
'One can neither be a world power or even retain independence on the basis of borrowed plumes,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

October 15, 2003

Schools with a difference!
If the student can't come to school, the Vidhayak Sansad believes the school should go to the student.

India's Biggest and Smallest Ministries
UP is the biggest, Pondicherry the smallest.

When UP ministries were smaller
Tara Shankar Sahay looks back at a time when governments in UP were much smaller than today's jumbo-sized councils.

October 14, 2003

A school at the pada
A single, badly-lit hut helps Maharashtra's tribal children step into a bright new future.

October 13, 2003

Studying their way out of crime
A police officer in western Maharashtra tries a different path to wean the nomadic Pardhi and Kanjarbhat tribes away from a life of crime.

October 10, 2003

India's nuclear infrastructure nearly ready
India is in the process of raising dedicated nuclear missile groups and constructing underground nuclear shelters, senior officers in military and civilian agencies involved in creating India's nuclear infrastructure told rediff.com

October 7, 2003

'Crime is in Sobhraj's blood'
Madhukar Zende, the Mumbai police officer who arrested Charles Sobhraj twice, recalls his encounters with his lethal adversary.

Another World Comes to Mumbai
The World Social Forum, pegged as a counter to the World Economic Forum, will convene in Mumbai in January.

October 06, 2003

What is Charles Sobhraj up to?
Those who have known the master criminal closely for many years are unwilling to believe that he could have been caught by the Nepalese police so easily.

Will these Indians win Nobel?
Eleven persons of Indian origin figure in the list of the 100 most-cited scientists in their respective disciplines, ranging from chemistry to physics, and economics to biology, according to Thomson ISI, the pioneers of citation indexing.

October 02, 2003

Who are the Naxalites?
The Naxalites say they are fighting oppression and exploitation to create a classless society. Their opponents say the Naxalites are terrorists oppressing people in the name of a class war.


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