ibtl columns

  • Kartikeya Tanna
  • Gujarat High Court gives UPA a lesson or two in 'education secularism'

    Friday, Oct 12,2012, 17:13 IST .

    Pursuant to Sachar Committee’s report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India, the Prime Minister had launched a 15-point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities under which a scheme for awarding pre-metric educational scholarships to children belonging to five specific minorities was initiated.

    The purpose of this Scheme was to “encourage..

  • Minorities Commission finally dismisses complaint against Narendra Modi government

    Wednesday, Aug 01,2012, 12:11 IST .

    Earlier this month, on July 3, the National Commission for Minorities dismissed the complaint filed by Ms. Niyazbibi Bannumiyan on the grounds that it does not have jurisdiction to look into the matter and investigate it “as requested” in the complaint.

    Ms B..

  • Gujarat Elections Gaffe: Business Standard does it yet again

    Thursday, Jul 19,2012, 18:13 IST .

    The greatest benefit of the internet has been democratization of information and views on the information. Thankfully, India is not in the same boat as China with respect to internet censorship. At least, not yet, even though certain recent developments don’t inspire confidence.

    Important data and analyses, access to which was once dependent on how the applicant greased t..

  • Senior Gujarat minister fights back against charges of corruption

    Wednesday, Jul 18,2012, 16:58 IST .

    In a rather unprecedented move, Gujarat cabinet minister Dileep Sanghani has fought back against what he describes the “myths” propagated my “media mafias” and the Gujarat Congress. In the past few weeks, several allegations have been made by an RTI activist, Nathalal Sukhadia, of Sanghani’s involvement in around 12 scams amounting to Rs. 500 crore. These allegat..