Home Ministry inspects Ford Foundation beneficiary Indira Jaisingh's firm

Source: http://www.thehindu.com

The Union Home Ministry inspected the accounts of Lawyers’ Collective, a company owned by former Additional Solicitor-General Indira Jaising, for alleged discrepancies in utilisation of foreign funds.

Earlier, the Ministry had sent a questionnaire to Ms. Jaising, seeking details of her bank accounts and the utilisation certificate for the foreign funds received by her firm.

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U.S scholar thinks Nehru's letter to Attlee is "phoney"

Source: http://www.thehindu.com

An eminent American academic and Subhas Chandra Bose scholar has tried for the past 15 years to access the Nehru papers in the Nehru Memorial Library for material relating to Bose, but has been denied permission by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in whose hands lies the authority to grant or deny scholars permission to use them.

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NEHRU TERMED BOSE ‘YOUR WAR CRIMINAL’

Sunday, 24 January 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi
Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com

The declassified Netaji files have come as a major source of embarrassment for the Congress party with documents showing that in 1945 Jawaharlal Nehru addressed Netaji as “your war criminal” in a letter to then British Prime Minister Clement Attlee and expressed outrage on reports that the Russian had allowed Netaji to enter their territory.

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Rohith Vemula’s suicide: Imposing the burden of guilt to bury the truth

There is no other way to put it – in the end, only Rohith Vemula is to blame for Rohith Vemula’s death by suicide; Vemula died for the bad choices he knowingly made – the causes he espoused, the company he kept and the methods he employed when he practiced his extremist ideology. Blame for this young man’s suicide must be rightly laid at the doors of hatred-driven anti-national political ideologies which are allowed a free run inside college and university campuses in the guise of freedom of choice and association. Blame must also be laid at the doors of members of the teaching faculty who encourage political activism even when activism takes them away from academics and worse, uses unlawful methods. A frenzied media baying for Narendra Modi’s blood (if they can’t have Modi they will settle for the blood of the Vice Chancellor) wants the nation to bear the burden of guilt for Rohith Vemula’s suicide, simply because Vemula was dalit; actually half-dalit because his father’s caste Vaddera, is categorised under BC but the media had to be economical even with the fact about Rohith Vemula’s dalit identity. “Does it really matter”, was the question. Yes it does. The media tried hard to generate mass hysteria over Rohith Vemula’s suicide only because they alleged he was a dalit and his suicide was yet another chapter in Narendra Modi’s intolerant India. The media did not create and wallow in frenzied outrage when other students died in Hyderabad University, IIT Madras and other colleges and universities in the country for varied reasons which, if the media truly cared about all young people, also deserve attention.

 

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How Modi Sarkar spread disinformation about jallikattu and insulted our courts

Prime Minister Modi is facing severe criticism for what is widely perceived to be his personal failure to bring back jallikattu as promised in time for this year’s Pongal festivities. After Modi tweeted his Pongal greetings to the people of Tamil Nadu, he was mercilessly pilloried on social media. The buck stops with the prime minister and he is paying the price for the ill-considered statements of assurance issued by two cabinet members (environment minister Prakash Javadekar and the junior minister for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan), senior BJP leader H Raja, and the BJP’s state president Tamizhisai Soundararajan to the effect that jallikattu will make a comeback during Pongal.

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Raheel not Nawaz, Sharrif holds the key to India-Pakistan peace mystery

By Ayesha Siddiqua, The Wire, January 17, 2016

The news of Masood Azhar’s possible detention in Pakistan left me with the same feeling I had when reading a story in my childhood about Sheikh Chilli, a man who built castles in the air. What if he hadn’t shaken his head so violently that the basket of eggs didn’t come crashing down, as did his dreams?

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