Monthly archives: March 2013

To Save the King of the Jungle, a Call to Pen Him In

A male lion walking near an electrified fence at the Sanwild Animal Sanctuary in South Africa. A new research paper suggests that fencing in Africa’s lions may be the best way to protect them. After 35 years of field research in the Serengeti plains, Craig Packer, director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota, has lost all patience with the romance of African wilderness. Fences, he says, […]

Delhi Police usually busts informers or surrendered militants: JTSA

New Delhi – In context of Liaqat Shah’s arrest, claiming that he was conspiring to carry out attacks in the national capital, the Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) on Saturday said that “Many of these prize catches of the Delhi Special Cell happened to be either police or IB informers, surrendered militants, or men with whom one agency or the other had a score to settle.” After arresting Liaqat Shah […]

Letter from Arvind Kejriwal to Clamorworld

My fellow Indian, Under Anna’s leadership, India came on streets against corruption. The people demanded a strong anti-corruption law. The government did not agree. None of the parties agreed. Obviously, they couldn’t have agreed because if they passed a strong Jan Lokpal Bill, most of the politicians would be in jail and their properties would be confiscated. My friend, our entire political system has become rotten. Most of today’s problems […]

Rajguru,Sukhdev & BhagatSingh Martyrdom Day -23rd March

Collection of Famous Quotes by Bhagat Singh. Few quotes are from jail note book of Shaheed Bhagat Singh , Letters , Writings & Statements in the Court. These Bhagat Singh Quotes are from the great man himself , Read & do share with your friends! “If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill […]

Maharashtra's Rs 60,000 crore watershed failure

A large part of Maharashtra has been declared drought-hit. The government has failed to deal with the crisis, report Aparna Pallavi and Akshay Deshmane. In the past 10 years Rs 60,000 crore has been spent on watershed development   Maharashtra is a pioneering state in watershed development. It has conserved, regenerated and judiciously managed its water resources in 12.6 million hectares (ha) of the state’s 24.1 million ha that have […]

1993 Mumbai blasts: I am heart broken but have to be strong for my family, says Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has to undergo three-and-a-half years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, said on Thursday that though he was “heart broken” by the Supreme Court’s verdict, he will continue to remain “strong”.   “I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail for 18 months. If they want me to suffer more, I have to be strong. I am heart broken because […]

Srilankan Tamils Need your sup

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council is preparing to vote this week on a resolution that urges Sri Lanka to deliver on its promises to investigate allegations of mass civilian slaughter in the army campaign that crushed a rebel group in May 2009, and expresses growing international concern over a lengthy catalog of continuing atrocities. The resolution, sponsored by the United States, calls on Sri Lanka to investigate […]

Stinking reality: 47% Maharashtra homes are without toilets

A staggering 46.9 per cent households in Maharashtra do not have toilet facility though 69 per cent homes boast of telephone/mobile phones, while 56.8 per cent have television sets in the State.   These facts were revealed in the Economic Survey for 2012-13, which was tabled in the State legislature today.   Sanitation facilities are lacking in 62 per cent of rural households and 28.7 per cent urban homes, it […]

The first all-women court has been set up in the Mumbai Sessions court for victims of sexual assault

Acknowledging that the cases of sexual assault against women are required to be dealt with greater sensitivity, the first all-women court was set up in Mumbai’s Sessions court on International Women’s Day. In a circular issued on March 7, the Bombay High Court directed “to assign cases involving sexual assault against women exclusively to the courts presided over by women judicial officers in districts/establishment”. Taking a swift note of the […]