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Has IE outsourced its editorials to DC ?

Anti Hindu/India media


<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Has IE outsourced its editorials to DC ?

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story....t_id=86424 <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Paid traitor Shekhar Gupta is written all over. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
HT headlines
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Tue Jan 24 2006 
• India is haven for child sex tourism 
• Hrithik Roshan is back! 
• Marriage mantra: 'I do', to prenup agreements 
• Away from prying eyes they pray 
• India whining: Dirt in Parliament 

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> The Times of India
Tue Jan 24 2006 
• Rahul refuses Cong post, vows not to let down party 
• 'Money taken from Q's account' 
• Fog cover: Boeing to train desi pilots 
• Many Naushads languishing in Saudi 
• Cop on the run finds an ally in Bollywood 

Headlines say thousand words.
Desperate "British Asians" fly to India to abort baby girls

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Women refused terminations on the NHS are joining the millions of Indians who have surgery to uphold a sons-only tradition. Dan McDougall reports from Delhi

Sunday January 22, 2006
The Observer

Bringing up a girl, to quote a Punjabi saying, is like watering a neighbour's garden - and it is widely acknowledged that India's patriarchal society has long been based on a simple need for male heirs, often at the cost of unborn females, who are widely seen as little more than an economic burden.
As many as 13 million female foetuses may have been aborted in India in the past two decades following prenatal gender checks. Hi-tech mobile ultrasound technology, it seems, is responsible for sending millions of women to backstreet abortion clinics across the country.

But abortion of female foetuses has long been a part of life in Britain and The Observer has uncovered evidence that pregnant British Asian women, some in effect barred by the NHS after numerous abortions, are now coming to India for gender-defining ultrasounds and, if they are expecting girls, terminations.

The medical procedure is called partial-birth abortion. After around 24 weeks in the womb, two-thirds of a full-term pregnancy, the foetus is pulled from the mother feet first, up to the neck. The doctor then creates a hole in the skull to take out the brain, making it easier to collapse the head and take out the foetus.

'We can abort at over 20 weeks pregnant and the delivery of the foetus at that stage is difficult,' says Dr Revati Mukundan matter-of-factly in the neat offices of the Kalkaji Family Planning Clinic in south Delhi, her clipped English making the matter sound clinical and routine.

'Certainly we can do it, but we would need to have specific grounds for the procedure, and I can assure you a complaint about the sex of the child is not a good reason. We have had a number of British clients, but also clients from the Middle East and Germany. We offer a professional and caring service.'

Behind her, in a waiting room, Ritu, 27, is fidgeting impatiently with her scarf. This mother of two children from Leicester has come to India while her husband, an engineer, has stayed with his family. With her is a cousin she barely knows. Ritu is just over 14 weeks pregnant. 'I'm here because we were already coming on holiday to see relatives,' she says quietly, motioning her cousin away. 'I had an ultrasound here a few days ago. It cost about £20 and we found out I was having a girl. My mother-in-law suggested we aborted the baby because the family wants a boy, but insisted we do it in Delhi. I've had an abortion in the UK and she is worried the NHS won't let it happen again; anyway, it is cheaper here - only £100 - and the doctors are excellent.'

Ritu says two of her aunts in Britain have had five abortions between them in their quest for a boy. Both were eventually refused ultrasound tests in Leicester and had them privately.

'There are clinics in Leicester that won't identify the sex of babies to Asian women. They have a policy, they say, so more British Asians are coming to India when they are pregnant to make sure everything goes to plan. All I want to do is keep my family happy. My husband doesn't seem to care. We already have two daughters and he agrees with his mother that we need a boy, so I'm going through with it; I don't have any choice. We are going on holiday after this and we will try again for a boy.'

There is more than anecdotal evidence that some British Asians are timing family visits to Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Delhi with trips to ultrasound and abortion clinics. For many couples in the UK, under pressure from traditional extended families, multiple abortions at home in their quest for male heirs are seen as increasingly risky.

Another case brought to the attention of The Observer is of Kulwant Seghal, 37, not her real name, from Sheffield, who horrified her own relatives by going to extreme lengths to give birth to a baby boy. Despite having two healthy daughters, she felt barren for not having produced a son and, above all, felt the scrutiny of her in-laws, in the UK and India, over her perceived failure. When she finally had a boy after three abortions he had a mental impairment so she is now trying for a second son.

'I might have two daughters,' she told The Observer, 'but they don't mean anything to me without a son. Who is going to look after me and my husband, who is going to take care of the family business? No woman is complete without a son.'

Asked about her son's learning difficulties, Kulwant goes quiet. A relative says she may have had four abortions, the third on a trip to India last autumn.

Last month, Saroj Adlakha, 59, a GP, stood in the dock with Shilpa Abrol, 20, at Birmingham magistrates' court. The doctor, with a surgery in the King's Heath area, is now on bail, alleged to have passed details of a clinic in Barcelona to the young expectant mother, who had passed the 24-week UK abortion limit.

A report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee conceded last year: 'Some UK communities do have a decided preference for boys over girls and permitting such choices leads to increased opportunities for reinforcing sexist attitudes.' It cited research at De Montfort University, Leicester, proving that a social need for male children, particularly among Britons of Indian descent, was widespread.

<b>Dr Sabu George</b>, a gender rights expert based in New Delhi, said aborting healthy baby girls was well documented among British Asians, and multiple abortions for married Indians in Britain had become increasingly common. 'The desire for boys transcends caste, social, educational and economic status. One in seven girls in Delhi is killed in the womb and the situation goes on in Britain, where the belief systems are identical.

Only health centres and clinics in the UK, particularly those in Asian communities, are now increasingly refusing to declare the sex of unborn babies,' he said.

'It is getting complicated and becoming an issue of a "right to know", but permissiveness by these clinics leads to abortions and the doctors working in them are digging their heels in. This is why we believe more and more British Indians are coming here for abortions.'

Another key issue is the development of gender pre-determination technology. Senior members of the Asian community in Scotland have called for the closure of a gender selection clinic in Glasgow after it placed adverts in the Punjabi press exploiting the preference for boys.

There is little dignity to be found in the small queue outside the entrance the Kalkaji Family Planning clinic. Shivering in the freezing night air in thin shalwar kameez, the painted nails and gold sandals of the women look out of place in this Delhi suburb. There are no men in sight. The damp, windowless basement they are waiting to descend into has three rooms. The teenage nurse there gave The Observer a tour earlier in the day. Patients are met in a dark hallway and taken to an examination room where they lie on bedsheets stained brown with blood and urine.

Next door is the operating theatre where, under a flickering sodium light, they are clamped on to a medieval-looking iron operating table, padded with a thin foam mattress. Strapped into two worn leather leg stirrups, the patient can see jars of formaldehyde or broken glass phials on metal surgical trays. The last thing they see before leaving the clinic is the thick layer of mould growing on the ceiling of the recovery room.

The abortion costs 1,000 rupees (£13). It takes less than an hour between the initial examination and returning to the street. The majority of the women in the queue are married and are giving up healthy unborn girls under pressure from husbands or other relatives.

Dr Puneet Bedi, a foetal medicine specialist in Delhi, said: 'People don't look at this as a life or death issue, or even as an ethical question. It's just an extension of our consumer culture. If someone can afford to buy a Mercedes, they feel they can afford to secure themselves a son.

'There is a common saying among Indians, Ladka marey kambakth ka; Ladki marey bhaagwaan ki (It is a fool who loses his male child and the fortunate who loses a girl). It's the logic these people hold and they will keep going until they get what they want, a son.'<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

This article is so heavily laden with Psy-Ops, I do not know which parts to bold and color. <!--emo&:furious--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/furious.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='furious.gif' /><!--endemo-->

May Islam rule UK forever.

Blogger "hidden_agenda" takes the hundi to task..
<b>Can we not express disagreement in decent language? Should we call anybody who does not agree with us <i>names</i>? Is the objective to convince the other person of your view or heap abuse and let out steam? Do we win them over or alienate them by doing this? Please ponder whether this does not harm the cause you seem to be espousing.</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-vijayk+Mar 5 2005, 06:00 PM-->QUOTE(vijayk @ Mar 5 2005, 06:00 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->The ITALIAN EXPRESS editor  GARBAGE GUPTA is weeping and sh1tting in pants. Why madam? why did you do it? why so soon? Wait till Rahul is ready! Who did this? blah blah blah

Three steps backwards

So iessence, it is not madame's fault. It is all those around hher who did it. Please be careful and let the DI-NASTY take over first. Then kill the democracy. Otherwise, you will be exposed.
well since my "eye on racists" thread died an untimely death (for inexpicable reasons), i'll post an article here, written by a man who few suspect to be a racist, featured in a magazine which most of us likely read, ignorant of its dubious roots.

Aviation, Geography, and Race
by Charles A. Lindbergh
featured in Reader's Digest, November, 1939, pp. 64-67

Aviation has struck a delicately balanced world, a world where
stability was already giving way to the pressure of new dynamic
forces, a world dominated by a mechanical, materialist, Western
European civilization. Aviation is a product of that
civilization, borne on the crest of its outlook. Typical also of
its strength and its weakness, its vanity and its
self-destruction - men flung upward in the face of God, another
Icarus to dominate the sky, and in turn, to be dominated by it;
for eventually the laws of nature determine the success of human
effort and measure the value of human inventions in that
divinely complicated, mathematically unpredictable, development
of life at which Science has given the name of Evolution.

Aviation seems almost a gift from heaven to those Western
nations who were already the leaders of their era, strengthening
their leadership, their confidence, their dominance over other
peoples. It is a tool specially shaped for Western hands, a
scientific art which others only copy in a mediocre fashion,
another barrier between the teeming millions of Asia and the
Grecian inheritance of Europe - one of those priceless
possessions which permit the White race to live at all in a
pressing sea of Yellow, Black, and Brown. But aviation, using it
symbolically as well as in its own right, brings two great
dangers, one peculiar to our modern civilization, the other
older than history. Since aviation is dependent on the intricate
organization of life and industry, it carries with it the
environmental danger of a people too far separated from the soil
and from the sea - the danger of that physical decline which so
often goes with a high intellectual development, of that
spiritual decline which seems invariably to accompany an
industrial life, of that racial decline which follows physical
and spiritual mediocrity.

A great industrial nation may conquer the world in the span of a
single life, but its Achilles' heel is time. Its children, what
of them? The second and third generations, of what numbers and
stuff will they be? How long can men thrive between walls of
brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal
and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of
wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made
beauty, the mineral-like quality of life. This is our modern
danger - one of the waxen wings of flight. It may cause our
civilization to fall unless we act quickly to counteract it,
unless we realize that human character is more important than
efficiency, that education consists of more than the mere
accumulation of knowledge.

But the other great danger is more easily recognized, because it
has occurred again and again through history. It is the ember of
war, fanned by every new military weapon, flaming today as it
has never flamed before. It is the old internal struggle among a
dominant people for power; blind, insatiable, suicidal. Western
nations are again at war, a war likely to be more prostrating
than any in the past, a war in which the White race is bound to
lose, and the others bound to gain, a war which may easily lead
our civilization through more Dark Ages if it survives at all.
In this war, aviation is as important a factor as it has been a
cause - a cause due to its effect on the balance of strength
between nations, a factor because of the destruction and death
it hurls on earth and sea. Air power is new to all our
countries. It brings advantages to some and weakens others; it
calls for readjustment everywhere.

If only there were some way to measure the changing character of
men, some yardstick to reapportion influence among the nations,
some way to demonstrate in peace the strength of arms in war.
But with all of its dimensions, its clocks, and weights, and
figures, science fails us when we ask a measure for the rights
of men. They cannot be judged by numbers, by distance, weight,
or time; or by counting heads without a thought of what may lie
within. Those intangible qualities of character, such as
courage, faith, and skill, evade all systems, slip through the
bars of every cage. They can be recognized, but not measured.
They lie more in a glance between two men than in any formula or
mathematics. They form the unseen strength of an army, the
genius of a people.

Likewise, in judging aviation, in its effect on modern nations,
no satisfactory measurement of strength exists. It is bound to
geography, environment, and racial character so closely that an
attempt to judge by numbers would be like counting Greeks at
Marathon. What advantages will they gain? What new influence can
they exert? To judge this, one must look not only at their
aviation but at them, at the geography of their country, at
their problems of existence, at their habits of life.

Mountains, coastlines, great distances, ground fortifications,
all those safeguards of past generations, lose their old
significance as man takes to his wings. The English Channel, the
snow-capped Alps, the expanses of Russia, are now looked on from
a different height. The forces of Hannibal, Drake and Napoleon
moved at best with the horses' gallop or the speed of wind on
sail. Now, aviation brings a new concept of time and distance to
the affairs of men. It demands adaptability to change, places a
premium on quickness of thought and speed of action.

Military strength has become more dynamic and less tangible. A
new alignment of power has taken place, and there is no adequate
peacetime measure for its effect on the influence of nations.
There seems no way to agree on the rights it brings to some and
takes from others. The rights of men within a nation are
readjusted in each generation by laws of inheritance - land
changes hands as decades pass, fortunes are taxed from one
generation to the next; ownership is no more permanent than
life. But among nations themselves there is no similar provision
to reward virility and penalize decay, no way to reapportion the
world's wealth as tides of human character ebb and flow - except
by the strength of armies. In the last analysis, military
strength is measurable only by its own expenditure, by the
prostration of one contender while the other can still stagger
on the field - and all about the wolves of lesser stature abide
their time to spring on both the warriors.

We, the heirs of European culture, are on the verge of a
disastrous war, a war within our own family of nations, a war
which will reduce the strength and destroy the treasures of the
White race, a war which may even lead to the end of our
civilization. And while we stand poised for battle, Oriental
guns are turning westward, Asia presses towards us on the
Russian border, all foreign races stir restlessly. It is time to
turn from our quarrels and to build our White ramparts again.
This alliance with foreign races means nothing but death to us.
It is our turn to guard our heritage from Mongol and Persian and
Moor, before we become engulfed in a limitless foreign sea. Our
civilization depends on a united strength among ourselves; on
strength too great for foreign armies to challenge; on a Western
Wall of race and arms which can hold back either a Genghis Khan
or the infiltration of inferior blood; on an English fleet, a
German air force, a French army, an American nation, standing
together as guardians of our common heritage, sharing strength,
dividing influence.

Our civilization depends on peace among Western nations, and
therefore on united strength, for Peace is a virgin who dare not
show her face without Strength, her father, for protection. We
can have peace and security only so long as we band together to
preserve that most priceless possession, our inheritance of
European blood, only so long as we guard ourselves against
attack by foreign armies and dilution by foreign races.

We need peace to let our best men live to work out those more
subtle, but equally dangerous, problems brought by this new
environment in which we dwell, to give us time to turn this
materialistic trend, to stop prostrating ourselves before this
modern idol of mechanical efficiency, to find means of combining
freedom, spirit, and beauty with industrial life - a peace which
will bring character, strength, and security back to Western

With all the world around our borders, let us not commit racial
suicide by internal conflict. We must learn from Athens, and
Sparta before all of Greece is lost.

Reader's Digest, Nov. 1939, Vol. 35
vijayk: Please check your PM.
<b>`India is biggest media market in world' for psy ops</b>
Special Correspondent

`Market considerations, profit main concern of foreign players' Entry of foreign newspapers might improve the quality of the newspapers here but a good number of publications might get closed

JAIPUR: "India is the biggest media market in the world perhaps after China," observed Peter May, senior faculty member from the International Institute of Journalism Berlin-Brandenburg. Despite the ceiling of 26 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI), those in the media business globally are bound to make an entry sooner or later because the temptation of the market is too strong.

<b>"As a German axiom goes, those who pay will have the say; those who invest the money will decide,"</b> Mr.May said delivering a lecture on "Media and the role of multinationals in the context of globalisation" at the Mazdoor Kisan Bhavan here over the weekend. The programme was organised by Jan Vichar Manch on the occasion of Newspaper Day.

"It is obvious that they are all coming to India to make money. The basic tenets of journalism are not their concern. Even if they uphold the journalistic principles it will be due to market considerations and profit," said Mr. May, a South Asia expert.<b> "In India where newspapers supported the freedom movement of the country and still consider educating and informing the people a mission, the new crop of newspapers will be rather a shocking change." </b>

Mr. May said the entry of foreign newspapers might improve the quality and to some extent content of the newspapers here in general as the existing ones would try to become more competitive. A good number of publications might get closed. There would be paradoxical situations in which the papers, which cannot pay high salaries, may find it difficult to get trained and qualified persons, he said.

The newspapers from outside would surely have the advantages of better resources and better networking, besides a more qualified team but their disadvantage would be the absence of a rapport with the readers. "The Indian newspapers will have the local advantage. You know your people more than anyone from outside. Moreover the Indian publishers as well as readers are traditional in their ethos and outlook. They are also proud of their tradition and culture as far as I can see," Mr. May, a regular visitor to Indian cities for training journalists over the past 13 years, noted.

<b>Noted Hindi poet Harish Badani, who presided over the function, said about half a dozen nations have ganged up to conquer the rest of the world. It was not likely that they would spare the media from their foray. Rajiv Gupta of Jan Vichar Manch introduced the subject.</b> <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> It's thanksgiving to the sun god <i>why  sun god?</i>
Staff Correspondent
On Ratha Sapthami, several people of Mysore do `surya namaskara'
PAYING OBEISANCE: Participants at the mass `surya namaskara' programme held in Mysore on Sunday. — PHOTO: M.A. Sriram

MYSORE: Scriptures have acknowledged the importance of "surya namaskara" and it has been a traditional practice in India. An important event in the Hindu almanac, Ratha Sapthami was celebrated here with "surya namaskaras" being performed by hundreds of people together.

The crack of dawn on Sunday witnessed yoga exponents and public joining hands to perform "surya namaskara" at the J.S.S. School Grounds at Metagalli. Paying obeisance to the sun god, each one of them performed 108 "surya namaskaras" on the auspicious day.

According of Usha N. Rao, coordinator of the event, which was organised by Sri Maruti Yoga Shikshana Kendra, Indians have been offering prayers and paying obeisance to sun for ages. It was due to the fact that sun provided the energy to earth.

The morning sunrays are believed to have medicinal value, and are a rejuvenating force. The scriptures have acknowledged the uses of "surya namaskara" in healing ailments, including asthama, diabetes, and skin problems.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->It's thanksgiving to the sun god <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Commie education <!--emo&:angry:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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"There is still space for serious journalism"

Special Correspondent

No escape for media from corporate influence unlessThe Guardianmodel is followed, says N. Ram

# Newspaper's 80 per cent revenue is from advertising
# Situation requires greater interaction between editorial and marketing
# First Press Commission stressed need for diversity and pluralism

HYDERABAD : There is no escape for the media from corporate influence unless the model of The Guardian, which is insulated from such pressures by the funding it receives from a Trust, is followed, the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu , N. Ram, said here on Monday.

He said that up to 80 per cent of a newspaper's revenue came from advertising and its influence was perceptible in some newspapers, which were even willing to compromise editorial space to accommodate advertisements. Added to this was the element of subsidy to the reader in the form of low cover price in the wake of price wars. Those who did not cut prices stood to lose, especially when there was cartelisation as in Kerala.

Delivering the keynote address at a session on `Corporate influence on the media' at the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) conference, Mr. Ram said this situation undoubtedly required greater interaction between the editorial and marketing departments of a newspaper while drawing a line, a `lakshman rekha,' between the two.


He said that in spite of the growth of tabloids, there was space for serious journalism as in the U.S. and in Europe. But, there would be serious trouble if the mainstream media were afflicted by tabloidisation. At the same time, it could refuse to learn from the popular media at its own peril.

Referring to concerns over media concentration and conglomeration and the reports that three-fourths of global advertisement spending would land in the hands of 20 media companies, he said the First Press Commission had stressed the need for diversity and pluralism. Prof. C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh, in a recent study on the `economics of media diversity,' had noted that beneath this pluralism, there was an increasing concentration in the language media in the hands of a few.

Responding to questions during the interactive session, Mr. Ram said the media tended to get tense when Indo-Pakistan relations were on the downswing and become euphoric during détente.

On the worldwide uproar over the publication of cartoons by a newspaper in Denmark, he said that while the media needed maximum freedom, it had a social responsibility too and to be sensitive towards the feelings of a community.

He complimented the Sakaal group of newspapers on its appointing an Ombudsman on the same day that The Hindu announced the appointment of a Readers' Editor.


Earlier, in his inaugural address, the former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ravi Shankar Prasad, noted that the appetite of the media was expanding vertically and horizontally. Unfortunately, it was technology that was controlling the media's cultural content and not the other way round.

India, with 8.6 crore television sets and over 300 channels, was not immune to this trend. However, all was not lost since the nation's image was shaped by language newspapers whereas English papers counted for only in the metros.

He said India and Pakistan had an abundance of creativity and they could be the toast of the world, if they joined hands.

The former Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, who addressed the afternoon session, said his Government had laid the infrastructure of the development of information technology in Andhra Pradesh and the present regime was building the superstructure. "I welcome it," he said.

Mr. Om Thanvi, Editor, Jansatta, presided.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Shobhana Bhartia nominated to Rajya Sabha
New Delhi
Eminent art historian Kapila Vatsyayan, filmmaker Shyam Benegal and Vice Chairperson and Editorial Director of Hindustan Times Shobhana Bhartia were on Thursday nominated as members of Rajya Sabha.

Traitor gets first payment.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Amar Singh phone tapping CDs leaked </b>
NDTV Correspondent
Thursday, February 23, 2006 (New Delhi):
NDTV has received a compact disc said to contain phone conversations of Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.

The CD contains alleged discussions between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh.

In the taped conversations, the leaders talk about approaching judges in the Allahabad High Court to influence a judgement.

However, speaking to NDTV, Singh denied the charges.

The CD also contains Singh's alleged conversations with ADAE Chairman Anil Ambani and a number of film actresses.

Legal notice sent

In a related development, Singh has sent a legal notice asking NDTV not to broadcast the CD.

He has also asked NDTV to give the CD to the Supreme Court. "Let the Supreme Court hear the tapes and then decide," he said.

The Samajwadi Party leader has accused the Congress and a Mumbai-based industrialist of distributing the tapes to the media.

NDTV is seeking legal opinion on broadcasting contents of the CD. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Amar Singh phone tapes sent to TV channels  </b>
Thursday, February 23, 2006

NEW DELHI: The content of the Amar Singh’s CD has been sent to all the major news channels, according to television reports.

The CD contains alleged conversation between Amar Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The CD is called <b>“Amar Singh ki Amar Kahani”.  </b>

<b>The CD has Amar Singh allegedly talking to Anil Ambani and Jaya Pradaand many other bureaucrats. </b>

The authenticity of these tapes is being checked before the contents are made public. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>CNN-IBN has recieved a CD titled Amar Singh Ki Amar Kahani containing alleged taped conversation between Amar Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and other political and Bollywood bigwigs</b>.

The CD came in a yellow envelope addressed to CNN-IBN. The envelope contained a copy of newsweekly India Today inside which the CD was kept.

The authencity of the CD has not been verified yet and CNN-IBN has decided to withold its telecast.

However, the channel has decided to send the CD to the Registrar General of Supreme Court and the Home Ministry.

<b>Legal opinion, too, suggests the tapes should not be telecast as the matter is before the Supreme Court. </b>

<b>CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai says that the channel will not broadcast the CD till its source and the authenticity is verified</b>.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Amar seeks SC's help, wants CD leak probed </b>
Pioneer News Service / New Delhi
Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has sought judicial inquiry into the incident of circulation of CDs containing conversations tapped from his telephone.

An application in this regard was filed by him before the Supreme Court on Thursday and is expected to come up for hearing before the court on Friday. The application came to be filed in the light of several television channels that flashed reports stating they had received copies of the CD.

"We have filed an application in the pending petition relating to the circulation of the CD," confirmed Mr Singh's counsel Pradeep Kumar. In the five-page application, Mr Singh has sought a direction to Uttar Pradesh police to investigate into the leak of the "illegally" tapped conversation.

<b>The CD titled "Amar Singh ki Amar Kahani" was mysteriously delivered to major TV channels a day before the Parliament Session begun.</b> The timing of the distribution gave credence to Mr Amar Singh's allegation that there was political conspiracy behind his telephone tapping.

Without naming Ms Ambika soni, Mr Singh wanted to know how this senior Congress leader, who is a now a Minister, and formerly Congress media manager, kept on commenting about the alleged contents of the tape. "I don't know if they tape is tampered or morphed, but it is a clear case of conspiracy. If they have the guts let them own it," he said.

Mr Singh has submitted in the application that Telecom Ministry, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi Government and Delhi Police should file reports before the court as to how the taped conversations was leaked to the media.

Pointing out that the CDs and other materials relating to the case was given to media led to "the inescapable conclusion that the officials of Delhi Police have a hand in the media obtaining these records." Mr Singh has accused the Congress and a Mumbai-based industrialist of distributing the tapes to the media.

"If they come up and own that they did ordered the sting, I will have no objection if anyone airs or broadcast the tape," he said.
Amar Singh is a SCUMBAG.

But the fact is that this is clearly a conspiracy by the ITALIAN MAFIA in 10 JANPATH. They have to kill SP to make the leader of the DIE-NASTY PRINCE RAHUL to win UP. This SCUMBAG ITALIAN woman is doing everythign and getting away without any consequences with the help of useless fellow called ManMohan Singh who is like a servant to the family.

In the last month we have seen:

1. Law minsiter sends his deputy to de-freeze accounts of Q without even telling PM. Nothing happened to anyone.
2. Amar Singh phones tapped and no consequences for illegal tapping and leaking.
3. They try to divide the army on COMMUNAL lines. Nothing happened.
4. Now the news is they are trying to force CBI to frame Advani. Nothing happened.

The enuch MMSingh does not even have to guts to tell any of his minsiters to report to him not to ITALIAN MAFIA.

I want to know if there is any general public opinion against this Ulta Pulta Alliance in India or not. Please comment.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->  Press Release 
Source : N.Umasankar
Category : International

BBC apologises and withdraws article against Kanchi Shankaracharya

Chennai ( Wednesday, March 8 , 2006 05:58:34 PM)
In response to protests from a group of devotees of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram, the BBC has removed from its website an article by Mr. Vinod Mehta, the editor of Outlook magazine. Further, the BBC has paid out £4000 for the legal costs incurred to obtain this out-of-court settlement. These devotees came together on a web-based discussion forum, www.kanchiforum.org.

The website article was the transcript of a talk given by Mr. Mehta on 28 January 2005 on BBC Radio 4 about the Sankararaman murder case. After months of protracted protests, the BBC Complaints Unit authorities adjudicated that the talk contained “serious errors” and inaccuracies on several counts. Mr. Mehta had wrongly asserted that the charge sheet contained several police accusations of personal misconduct by the Shankaracharya. The BBC has apologized for the errors and the delay in reporting them.

On a number of points Mr. Mehta’s account ran counter to the findings of the Supreme Court of India, made public some three weeks before the BBC talk titled “A View from India.”

Mr. Mehta had passed over the Supreme Court verdict in total silence.
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Outlook magazine and its editors should hang themselves in shame.

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BBC apologises and withdraws article against Kanchi Shankaracharya
Chennai ( Wednesday, March 8 , 2006 05:58:34 PM)
In response to protests from a group of devotees of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram, the <b>BBC has removed from its website an article by Mr. Vinod Mehta, the editor of Outlook magazine</b>. <b>Further, the BBC has paid out £4000 for the legal costs incurred to obtain this out-of-court settlement. These devotees came together on a web-based discussion forum, www.kanchiforum.org</b>.

The website article was the transcript of a talk given by Mr. Mehta on 28 January 2005 on BBC Radio 4 about the Sankararaman murder case. After months of protracted protests, the BBC Complaints Unit authorities adjudicated that the talk contained "serious errors" and inaccuracies on several counts. Mr. Mehta had wrongly asserted that the charge sheet contained several police accusations of personal misconduct by the Shankaracharya. <b>The BBC has apologized for the errors and the delay in reporting them.</b>

<b>On a number of points Mr. Mehta's account ran counter to the findings of the Supreme Court of India, made public some three weeks before the BBC talk titled "A View from India."</b>

<b>Mr. Mehta had passed over the Supreme Court verdict in total silence.</b>

Media contact details:

Mr N.Umasankar Advocate New No 71
Old No 29
burkit Road Thyagarayanagar Chennai 600017 Ph: 044 24339500 Mibile: 9444019500 email: tact@vsnl.com
Mr S.Anantharaman Coimbatore Ph: 04224395400 mobile: 9894339485 email:anantharaman@touchtelindia.net

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