Indian engineer builds glaciers to stop global warming

By    siliconindia news bureau Wednesday,28 October 2009, 15:14 hrs Comment(275) Print Forward New Delhi: A retired Indian engineer, Chewang Norphel, 76, has built 12 new glaciers already and is racing to create five more before he dies, and by then he hopes to train enough new ‘icemen’ to continue the work he is doing […]

HINDU PATRON OF MUSLIM HERITAGE SITE

The 87-year-old Raja Valiyathampuran of  Kodungallur in Central Kerala is a descendant of King Cheraman Perumal, the first Indian to embrace Islam in the early 7th century. Talking to him is like talking with history. In the following interview taken by A U Asif  in Ernakulam, he dwells in detail upon his great early ancestor […]

Batla and post-Batla incidents in Azamgarh were planned years ago: rights activists

Submitted by admin3 on 28 October 2009 – 9:59pm. Crime/Terrorism Indian Muslim By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net, On the first anniversary of Batla House encounter, two young Azamgarh human rights activists — from two different religions – recall the post-encounter incidents in their district. Neither Batla nor post-Batla incidents were accidents, rather the results of […]

Azamgarh speaks

Submitted by admin on 18 November 2008 – 9:14pm. A special TwoCircles.net series on Azamgarh In recent month, Azamgarh has seen many journalists; and the world has seen many reports, coverage, and opinions on Azamgarh and its connection with terrorism. Mumtaz Alam Falahi of TwoCircles.net visited Azamgarh to let the area and its residents speak […]

Timeline: Siege of Srebrenica

In the summer of 1995, two years after being designated a United Nations Safe Area, the Bosnian town of Srebrenica became the scene of the worst massacre in the Bosnian war. This is an account of the critical days leading up to the killings. 6 – 8 July 1995: Bosnian Serb forces had laid siege […]

Rise of the Turkish crescent

By Ahmed Janabi Erdogan said Turks supported his decision to cancel military exercises with Israel [REUTERS] Since the Israeli war on Gaza last January, Turkey’s role in Middle Eastern politics has become significantly more prominenft. When Recep Tayyip Erdogan’sJustice and Development (AK) Party took office in 2002, it pledged thatit would not forsake its historic, religious […]

Goldstone dares US on Gaza report

The war left about 1,400 Palestinians dead and prompted a UN-led investigation [File: EPA] Richard Goldstone, the jurist who authored a UN report accusing Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity during its war on Gaza, has challenged the US to justify its claims that his findings are flawed and biased.  Goldstone told Al Jazeera on […]

Israel cutting Palestinian water

Amnesty said the water situation in the Gaza Strip has reached a “crisis point”  Israelis denying Palestinians adequate access to clean, safe water whileallowing almost unlimited supplies to Israeli settlers in the occupiedWest Bank, human rights group Amnesty International has said. “Swimming pools, well-watered lawns and large irrigated farms inIsraeli settlements… stand in stark contrast […]

Iran hails Turkey's nuclear support

Ahmadinejad, left, thanked Erdogan, right, for his support on Iran’s nuclear programme [EPA MahmoudAhmadinejad, Iran’s president, has said that he “appreciates” thesupport shown by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, overTehran’s nuclear programme. Erdogan, who arrived in Tehran forbilateral talks on Tuesday, has accused Western nations of hypocrisy incriticising Iran’s uranium enrichment programme while remaining silenton Israel, which is believed to have […]