Indira Gandhi was courage personified

Indira Gandhi was courage personified

Suman Dubey, veteran Indian journalist and Secretary Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, assesses the former Indian Prime Minister’s contribution to India on her 100 birth anniversary which falls on November 19. No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic […]

How Nehru looked at the minorities’ question

How Nehru looked at the minorities’ question

Colombo, November 19 (newsin.asia): The following contribution from Nehru’s biographer, Dr S. Gopal, was published in Mainstream i its November 12, 1988 issue. It was based on the Ansari Memorial Lecture which Dr. Gopal delivered at the Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi on February 22, 1988. His Ansari Memorial Lecture is now being reproduced here because of […]

Muslim leader’s warning of forced exodus a la Myanmar angers Assam’s leaders

Muslim leader’s warning of forced exodus a la Myanmar angers Assam’s leaders

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with Jamait Ulema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani for equating the case of the immigrant Muslims from East Bengal living in Assam with the plight of the Rohingyas of Myanmar, writes P.K. Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Madani had warned that the […]

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Indian girl Manushi Chillar grabs Miss World title after a 17 year gap

Sanya City (China), November 18 (The Indian Express): India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Hainan Island. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s […]

Tamil Nadu Governor slammed for meeting officials bypassing ministers

Tamil Nadu Governor slammed for meeting officials bypassing ministers

Chennai, November 18 (newin.asia):  In a hard hitting editorial on the Tamil Nadu Governor’s meeting officials bypassing ministers, The Hindu newspaper published here has said that Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s conduct amounted to constitutional impropriety. Referring to the Governor’s recent meetings with officials of Coimbatore district, the edit said: “Governor Banwarilal Purohit has left himself open […]

Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” says Indian Minister

Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” says Indian Minister

New Delhi, November 17 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh poses a “big security challenge” to India on par with Pakistan and China,  the junior Home Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Thursday in controversial remarks that clash with on-going efforts to strengthen relations between India and Bangladesh. “It is not only China or Pakistan but Bangladesh poses an […]

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

West Bengal beats Odisha in the battle for the Rosogolla

New Delhi, November 17: (Reuters): West Bengal has beaten the neighboring State of Odisha in the bitter battle for rights over the Indian sweetmeat “Rosogolla”. The government of India has awarded to the State of West Bengal ownership rights over the “King of Indian Sweets” after a long battle between the two States. Luscious Rosogolla, […]

Khafz – is it being exaggerated by activists?

Khafz – is it being exaggerated by activists?

Mumbai, Nov 17 (newsin.asia) – Thirty three year old Batul Mohammed is a busy housewife, living in a congested part of Mohammedali Road in Mumbai. Educated and hailing from a background of civil engineers and dentists, Batul is today, a dedicated and loving mother to a five year old girl and three year old boy. […]

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