Following are interesting articles of the day (March 11, 2009) which affect Hindus and their rights directly or indirectly. Also, some general articles. All the articles with my views on some of them.
- Alert in Haridwar following threat to blow up railway station
An alert has been sounded in the pilgrim town of Haridwar after the railway officials here received a letter threatening to blow up the railway station on the occasion of Holi festival.
- VHP describes Naveen as 'anti-Hindu'
"The Orissa Government knows who killed Swami Laxamananda Saraswati and who are the people behind the murder. But the Government takes no action against the culprits," VHP leader Ashok Singhal told reporters.
He said eight months had passed since the killing of Saraswati, but yet the Government could not arrest the culprits.
Alleging that Patnaik was adopting a "minority appeasement" policy like other parties, Singhal said that an Orissa bandh called by Swami Laxamananda Saraswati Sradhanjali Samiti on December 25 was postponed on the assurance that the culprits would be arrested within two months.
Singhal pointed out that Hindu saints were worried over the killing and humiliation of sadhus at different places in the country.
- More ammunition found floating in sea
Two days after a bag containing explosives and bullets was found floating in the sea, two more bags with ammunition meant for AK 47 and hand grenades was washed ashore near Tarangambadi on Tuesday.
The bags tied together were found along the coast near Veerankoil at Tarangambadi in Nagapattinam district by the fishermen who informed the police. While one was a canvas bag, the other looked more like a waist pouch. The bag contained 147 rounds of ammunition meant for AK 47 rifle in four magazines, three hand grenades and an improvised explosive device. Five cyanide capsules and women undergarments were found in the pouch.
On March 8, the fishermen found a similar bag floating in the sea five km off the Nagapattinam coast and brought it to the shore. The bag contained 153 bullets meant for pistols and two hand grenades apart from medicines, biscuits, noodles, clothes, a pair of shoes and a slip of paper suspected to be a medical prescription issued by a hospital at Puthukudiyiruppu in Sri Lanka. The grenades have been diffused.
Police have issued a warning to the fishermen to be alert and not to open any mysterious parcels found floating in the sea.
- 'Cong has copyright over country's slums; no need for Jai Ho'
"Since Congress has nothing to show as achievements to the voters they are searching a theme from movie like Slumdog Millionaire to go to the voters," he told reporters here.It's true, every time some one would say "Jai Ho" from now on referring to that ridiculous Anti-Hindu-biased movie, it would remind people of how Congress did nothing in past 60 years and it's policies are the main cause for poverty, slums and it's pet slumdogs.
"Why is Congress spending so much money to buy rights of the Jai Ho song....As the party has copyright over vast spread of slums across the country that formed background of the AR Rahman composed song," he said.
- CAG to review how MPs spent funds
Members of Parliament will soon get their report cards on development work initiated in their constituencies with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) deciding to review the expenditure of funds released under the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), sources said.
Bogged down by a number of controversies ever since the scheme started in December 1993, the CAG review assumes importance in view of the fact that in the 14th Lok Sabha, four MPs were suspended on charges of irregularities in spending the funds.
Sources said despite several revised guidelines issued by the government from time to time, leakage of funds continued. The Rs 2 crore annual payout is deposited directly in each MP's bank account held in his constituency. Over a five-year term, each MP gets Rs 10 crore which is a huge deposit for a bank in a rural area and smaller towns and cities.
Authorities are also examining the veracity of reports suggesting some lawmakers allegedly rotated deposits from one bank to another while not undertaking any development work for which the funds had been released, thus defeating the very purpose of the scheme.
Under MPLADS, each MP has the choice of suggesting to the district collector works to the tune of Rs 2 crore per annum to be taken up in his constituency. A Rajya Sabha member can recommend works in one or more districts in the state from where he has been elected while a nominated member may select any one or more districts from any one state in the country.
If the funds released for MLAs and MLCs are combined along with the Rs 2 crore each for about 800 MPs, the amount is a staggering Rs 6,000 crore annually. An MLA or MLC gets Rs 1 crore each.
- ‘LeT can stage next attack on US’
- Mooching Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab
- Three-tier security for Kasab
- Kasab appears in court through video conferencing, 26/11 trial from Mar 23
- BJP issues whip to members to vote against Naveen govt
- Happy Holi
- TN lawyers strike: Litigants fight own cases, get bail on phone
- 56 still in jail for Bangalore rave party
Fifty-six of the 101 revellers, who were arrested on Sunday from a farmhouse on the outskirts of Bangalore during a party, may have to spend yet another day in jail because they have not coughed up the surety and security money.Look Renuka Chowdhury what your detrimental "Pub bharo andolan" (fill the clubs/pubs and drink alcohol) has done. These kids should be sent to jail for doing drugs and made to do community service for such irresponsible and illegal actions.
- CISF to secure embassy in Pakistan
Poor CISF is stretched from left to right. They are required at the airports, at the ministers home, at private company locations, at public company locations and now embassies. Chidambaram's half-baked band aid patchy work continues while the country continues to bleed...
- Almost half of Indian women married as minors: Study
- Satyam's valuation may be hit
- Video: Congress's Former minister Sukhram guilty in corruption case
- Video: Union minister of Congress Mahavir Prasad booked for murder
- Video: BSP MLA confesses to role in engineer's murder
- Video: Madhya Pradesh: EC files case of bribery against minister
- Video: Interpol's red corner notices for 26/11 men
- Google Docs exposes data