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My Take on Copter Scam

Paper No. 5398                    16-Feb-2013

By B.Raman

The 12 AgustaWestland helicopters ordered for the Air Force for VVIP duties were meant for use by the Special Protection Group (SPG) for the transport of SPG protectees and also for the transport of other VVIPs not entitled to SPG protection.

SHINDE: Prejudiced & Partisan Stewardship of MHA

Paper no. 5374                                                     Dated 22-Jan-2013

By B. Raman  

Neglect of Welfare & Honour of Ex-Servicemen

Paper No. 5363                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

The barbaric Pakistani attack on Indian soldiers in the Jammu area on January 8, 2013, and the brutal killing and mutilation of two soldiers with one of them beheaded called for a three-pronged response:

Rape and Punishment

Paper No 5350                                                   Dated 07-Jan-2013

By A. K. Verma

Rape is not necessarily an act of a deviant mind. More often it is a crime of opportunity. The intent behind the crime can be an amalgam of several thought streams.

Principally it is not about sex. The main motivation could be a drive to seek domination and power with ingredients of intimidation and violence interlaced. Instinct has a big role. It is important to understand this to determine how rapists should be punished.

Sequel to Gang-rape in Delhi: Two Points Needing Quick Action

Paper No. 5348                      Dated 5-Jan-2012

By B. Raman

Two points need quick action in the wake of the gang-rape in New Delhi on December 16, 2012.

2. The first is the removal of the Commissioner of Police of Delhi and his replacement by a competent officer from outside the Delhi cadre of the Indian Police Service.

Tiananmen Square & Vijay Chowk Student Protests

Paper No. 5346                                                             Dated 02-Jan-2013

To

The Editor,
"Global Times”
Beijing.

Sir,

I read with interest a commentary by Lin Xu, in your edition of December 30, 2012, making some negative remarks about the state of India as a liberal democracy in the wake of the widespread public protests, particularly by the students of Delhi against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in a private bus on the night of December 16, 2012.

Thoughts on Delhi's Public Protests

Paper No. 5345                                                  Dated 02-Jan-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

A few questions come to my mind on the way things were handled in the gang rape episode which has shaken the nation as no other crime has done:

1. What was so special about this crime that roused the nation?

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