Nitish decries centre`s handling of black money stashed abroad

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Friday lambasted the UPA government for its "inept" handling of
the process for recovery of black money to the tune of
billions of dollars stashed abroad.

Hindu outfits, BJP decry row over Makarajyothi

Hindu organisations and
BJP in Kerala have resented the debate over whether the
`Makarajyothi` of Sabarimala temple was a divine phenomenon or
a man-made fire.

Naveen decries ambulance attack as ghastly act by Maoists

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Tuesday dubbed the Maoist attack on an ambulance in
Orissa`s Kandhamal district, which led to the death of five
persons as a "sign of weakness".

Lebanese media decry UNIFIL `impotence` in border clash

Lebanese media on Wednesday lashed out at
the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, calling it an "impotent"
bystander after the previous day`s deadly border skirmish
between Lebanese and Israeli forces.

Global statesmen decry Sri Lanka`s peace without justice

A group of global statesmen, founded
by Nelson Mandela, on Tuesday criticised the Sri Lankan government
for failing to build on peace brought to the island by the end
of the civil war last year.

Opposition decries `light punishment` given to Bengal DGP

Opposition in West Bengal on Friday
charged that DGP Bhupinder Singh, caught allegedly taking
pictures on his cellphone inside the House, has escaped with a
"light punishment" of Rs
1000 for the offence.