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The truth about Godhra
Three years after 59 train passengers, most of them VHP members and sympathisers or their family members, perished in a fire on board coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra, a coherent picture is finally emerging of what actually happened th at fateful morning.Siddharth Varadarajan pieces together the puzzle.

Arun Jaitley's questions ... and some answers
In response to the Justice Banerjee Committee's conclusion that the Godhra fire was most probably an accident, BJP spokesperson Arun Jaitley posed a number of technical questions that he said contradicted the "accident theory." Mr. Jaitley's ...

The voice of a victim
Girish Rawal, an 82-year-old man who lost his wife, Sudhabehn, in S-6, died before he could learn the truth about the train tragedy. But he knew even then that his family had been made "sacrificial goats by the VHP in its political game." His ...

'Heavy smoke, no fire on floor, no intruder'
None of the passengers saw miscreants entering or pouring petrol themselves. Moreover, none recalled other passengers — who might have seen such a thing — mentioning this as the cause of the fire. Hari Prasad Joshi: When the ...

CAPITAL TALK
Lal Bahadur Shastri: a unique story not yet fully told
By Inder Malhotra

Without any loss of time — and also without fanfare — the committee appointed to oversee the celebrations of Lal Bahadur Shastri's centenary, headed by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has buckled down to its task in right earnest. ...

RSS has highest stake in Jharkhand
By Neena Vyas

NEW DELHI, JAN. 22.Of the three States going to the polls next month, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has the highest stake in Jharkhand. It runs the Vanvasi Kalyan Kendras in the tribal areas of the State, besides Ekla Vidyalayas or ...



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