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Marathi Manoos challenges India’s plurality

February 6, 2010 admin 0

By Tushar Pandit There is a curious fact about the countrywide outrage at the Shiv Sena family’s call for ‘Maharashtra for the Marathi Manoos’, the Manoos being defined as persons ‘born in Marathi families’. The Sainiks of Mumbai, led by the redoubtable Bal Thackeray and his nephew Raj, have a Read more ………

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B’desh hangs Mujib’s killers

February 6, 2010 admin 5

By Atul Cowshish The execution of five men (of the total of 12 accused) assassins of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, widely regarded as the liberator of Bangladesh from the clutches of Pakistan in 1971, was the culmination of a very long and patient efforts to bring to justice those who had Read more ………

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India:Padma Awards Devalued

February 6, 2010 admin 0

By Allabaksh Sant Singh Chatwal is one name that will remain fresh in the memory of many long after the announcement of this year’s Padma awards. The ‘NRI hotelier’, as Chatwal is generally referred to in the media, is in the 2010 list of the recipients of Padma Bhushan, the Read more ………

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Indian Marxists: No decontrol of petrol prices

February 6, 2010 admin 0

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 Parekh, which suggested the Indian POL prices should be linked Read more ………

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Sovereign debt fears signal new stage of global crisis

February 6, 2010 admin 0

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” recession. Commodity prices—oil and gold, in particular—also fell sharply. In Read more ………

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Shirdi aartis on Doordarshan, AIR likely

February 4, 2010 admin 0

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 he said the initiative must come from the Shri Saibaba Read more ………

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Shirdi development plans discussed

February 3, 2010 admin 0

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 Rs. 50 crore. The state government wants the Sansthan to Read more ………

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Marx After Marxism

January 30, 2010 admin 3

BOOK REVIEW TITLE: Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx Author: by Tom Rockmore 224 pages, Blackwell Publishers Price. US$29.95 Review: By David North (wsws.org) Tom Rockmore, who teaches Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, begins his book Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx, with the following Read more ………

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Afghanistan: Withdrawal Symptoms

January 29, 2010 admin 0

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 that he may revise many of his domestic and foreign Read more ………