After surviving four attempts on his life by suspected Maoists, Congress leader Mahendra Karma, 62, was killed Saturday along with 18 others when rebels ambushed a convoy carrying local leaders from the ruling Congress party in resource-rich dense forests of Chhattisgarh.
Admitting what has long been said by various neutral experts on Kashmir, Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh Sunday said spy agencies are dictating India's Kashmir policy and that the Centre wasn't sensitive enough to the aspirations of the state's people.
On Sunday, activist Anna Hazare launched his 'Jantantra Yatra' from the historic Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar with a vow to cleanse the political system in the country, which according to him is churning out only 'faulty policies'.
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