Category: News

Indian Marxists: No decontrol of petrol prices

The Central Committee of Indian Marxists has said a blunt no to decontrol of Petrol prices – a move under consideration of Manmohan Singh government. The recommendation has come the past week from an expert panel headed by noted economist…

British Labour presides over increase in inequality

By Paul Bond A report commissioned by the Labour government shows how its pro-business agenda during its 13 years in office has led to a dramatic increase in inequality. An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK was the result…

Sovereign debt fears signal new stage of global crisis

By Barry Grey Stock markets in Europe and Asia fell sharply Friday in the second day of a near-panic sell off fueled by fears that the debt crisis facing weaker European economies will throw the world economy into a “double-dip”…

Shirdi aartis on Doordarshan, AIR likely

The Government is ready to consider telecast of daily aartis and other programmes at Shirdi Sai Baba temple on Doordarshan National Channel, said Union Minister of state for Information & Broadcasting  S Jagatrakshakan while on a visit to Shirdi. But…

Shirdi development plans discussed

SHIRDI: Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan is discussing with the Maharashtra government and its arious agencies plans for development of the area with better road connectivity and other amenities. There is a proposal to set up an airport at a cost of…

Afghanistan: Withdrawal Symptoms

By Malladi Rama Rao* To the dismay of his acolytes, President Obama’s honeymoon in and out of the US looks like ending sooner than was expected at the time of his inauguration a year ago. So, it is quite possible…

Ballot to end descent into police state

By M Rama Rao As the voting day beckons the Sri Lankans, the question staring at them is: How far the Presidential election will be free and fair.  The election monitors like the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections…

Lanka Poll Rhetoric

By Malladi Rama Rao The Sri Lanka Presidential election has entered the most exciting phase. The outcome will depend on how the main contenders – incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his commander turned challenger Sarath Fonseka manage to swing the…

Kumbh Mela begins in Haridwar

Haridwar, Jan 14: Millions have flocked to Haridwar on the banks of Ganga at the foot of Himalayas to join a three-month long festival which comes once in twelve years.  Touted as the largest congregation, Kumbh Mela as it is…

Amartithi is special: Bhau Kalchuri

Amartithi, the day Meher Baba dropped his body has unique significance, says, Bhau Kalchuri,  chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust. The day expresses  Meher Baba’s Universality. It is also a reminder to the humanity that people of different…

Afghanistan: Barber jailed for ignoring judge’s orders

A high court chief in central Afghan province of Dai Kundi has put a barber behind bars for refusing to visit his residence to trim his beard, says Peshawar daily The Frontier Post. says. Syed Ahmed, 38, a barber in…