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Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2014 06:35)

Gas Pipeline Blast in India Kills 14

Friday's incident was the most deadly in the Indian energy sector since August 2013.

(NEW DELHI ) - India Gas Explosion Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured on Friday in a blast and fire at a gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, again raising safety concerns over the country's energy projects.

The fire broke out on a stretch of pipeline running through the village of Nagaram, engulfing buildings and burning victims to death, according to TV news footage and eyewitness accounts.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 07:07)

20 Indian Students, 1 Professor Feared Dead After Dam Release

Whether warning signals were sounded before the dam released water is a matter of dispute.

(NEW DELHI) - Indian rescuers were searching on Monday for 20 students and a professor swept away by waters released from a dam while the group was bathing in a river in the mountainous northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Rescuers found four bodies and officials say prospects of finding the rest alive are bleak after the students, who were on a college trip from southern India, were swept away when the waters of the river Beas spiked dangerously high on Sunday.

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Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 08:34)

Militant Training Camps on Sri Lankan Soil - L. Ganesan

On 5 May Central security agencies claimed that Pakistan’s ISI had plans to carry out terror attacks on two foreign consulates.

(CHENNAI ) - L. Ganesan, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member L. Ganesan, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member warned his party on 5 May 2014 in Tiruchi that Pakistan had chosen Sri Lanka as a base for organising arms training camps for terror outfits and was trying to send militants into India through coastal routes.

He said that Sri Lanka was aware of these illegal activities taking place on its soil, but had not acted upon them.

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Salem-News.com (May-03-2014 16:28)

Sri Lanka Had an ISI Hand in Chennai Bomb Blast?

Tamil Nadu has been targeted by ISI backed by Sri Lanka since Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is against the present regime of the island nation.

(CHENNAI TruthDive) - Chennai Central station Sri Lanka-based links to two suspects with ISI background nabbed by Tamil Nadu police in connection with bomb blasts in Chennai railway station has opened a new revelation to intelligence agencies.

Sources said that a person who was found hiding in the train even two hours after the bomb blast was of Sri Lankan origin. Further interrogation showed that he had links with ISI agent Jafar caught on April 29 by the police. The ISI agent had entered Tamil Nadu through Sri Lankan route.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2014 11:37)

Netas Natter, Tamil Nadu Fishermen Suffer

Sri Lanka is an overwhelming presence here, as in every fishing village in the southern TN coast.

(DHANUSHKODI Times of India) - Dhanushkodi The sea at Dhanushkodi is a sheet of grey. With hardly any waves, it's quiet, merging with the bleak landscape that nurses the wounds of a cyclone that devastated Dhanushkodi town in 1964.

All that remains are the ruins of buildings that survived the storm and sea — an old church, railway terminus, port and jetty, a post office. Nearly 250 fishermen families live a bare existence, fishing near the shores or selling shell handicrafts to tourists...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2014 13:55)

Statement from GTAJ (Global Tamil Association of Journalists)

"Currently there are very few credible journalistic associations, and with the many Tamil websites emerging with the development of technology there was a need to have a consistent approach to media coverage across the World Wide Web..." - Secretary of GTAJ Mr K.Kannan

(LONDON) - GTAJ (Global Tamil Association of Journalists) The World Tamil Web Conference 2014 (WTWC 2014) took place on Friday 4th April 2014 in London. With the aims of discussing the future of Tamil Media across the World Wide Web. The conference was attended by numerous Tamil Web based media.

With a diverse range of participants ranging from Tamil web-based editors, media journalists, researchers, analysts and activists and even artificial intelligence developers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 02:41)

Joint Statement on UNHRC Resolution 25/1 on Sri Lanka By 8 Organisations

... the resolution comes short of adequately recognizing the Sinhala military occupation of Tamil areas and the urgent need for demilitarization of the North and East.

(MELBOURNE) - UNHRC Chief Navi Pillay This is a joint statement by 8 Tamil Organisations to congratulate the success of the US Resolution in UNHRC on 27 March 2014.

They were full of praise for the 23 countries for having taken such a firm step in voting for the resolution. Of course India was a disappointment; they only downgraded themselves in the eyes of every Tamil in the world.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2014 11:09)

Demilitarisation, Human Rights, and Indo-US Interests

This balancing act of managing legitimate security concerns of Sri Lanka with human rights and interests of India can be complex.

(LONDON) - Sri Lanka The US is reported to have requested a military installation in Sri Lanka as part of its “Pivot Towards Asia”. The Pentagon stated that approximately 60% of U.S. Navy assets will be involved.

Sri Lanka is currently under increasing international pressure for violations of international law and views the continued U.S. sponsored resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the island nation as interference in its domestic affairs...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2014 20:17)

Visit to the Brahmasthan

People too have Brahmasthans, a transcendental center out of which activity manifests.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Brahmasthans sunset I recently visited the ashram that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi built at the central point of India, the Brahmasthan. Two thousand Pandits live there, meditating and performing Vedic ceremonies.

I've been doing Transcendental Meditation for many years and have had wonderful results in my active life -- clearer thinking, more energy, more success -- but I've had very few experiences while meditating.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-16-2014 17:18)

Gender and Caste Discrimination in India

Although all women in India face discrimination and sexual intimidation, according to the UN the “human rights of Dalit women are violated in peculiar and extreme forms.

(London Redress News & Analysis) - India caste system A suffocating patriarchal shadow hangs over the lives of women throughout India. From all sections, castes and classes of society, women are victim of its repressive, controlling effects.

Those subjected to the heaviest burden of discrimination are from the Dalit or “Scheduled Castes”, known in less liberal democratic times as the “Untouchables”.

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