• Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • 2014/07/13/ad_1405242713.gif
  • 2014/07/21/ad_1405931327.gif

India

Mumbai Blasts Trial Delays

India summons Pak envoy

India summoned a top Pakistani diplomat yesterday, two days after announcing resumption of foreign-secretary-level talks, to voice unhappiness over repeated delays in the trial of seven men accused in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks. "We asked them to ensure a mechanism whereby Indian diplomats in their country get regular briefings about the Mumbai terror trial and related investigations," a foreign ministry official told AFP. The trial, which is being conducted by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, has seen repeated postponements. India blames the...

Maritime Boundary

Disputes resolved only for AL

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that if the Awami League was not voted to power in the 2008 and 2014 general elections, Bangladesh could not win the international courts' verdicts over maritime boundary disputes with Myanmar and India. "Questions could be raised whether the previous governments except the one led by the Awami League and myself would ever dare file cases over maritime boundary disputes with India and Myanmar. The BNP didn't have the courage even for demanding the...

Neighbour hangs 7yr girl after rape in India

Neighbour hangs 7yr girl after rape in India

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour and hanged from a tree in Rajnagar village of Nandakumar in East Midnapore in India on Wednesday night. A mob hunted down the suspect -- a tantrik (spiritual healer) -- and beat him to death. Two of his aides are critically injured, reports Times of...

Jadeja fined over Anderson clash

Jadeja fined over Anderson clash

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an altercation with England's James Anderson during the first Test. The International Cricket Council found the 25-year-old guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game". Jadeja faced a level two charge after a clash at Trent Bridge and could have been handed a one-Test ban. Anderson could face a maximum four-Test ban at his hearing on 1 August, for allegedly abusing and pushing Jadeja. The incident took place on day two of the Test on 10 July, as the teams left the pitch, and bowler Anderson could miss the fourth and fifth Tests if found guilty. The 31-year-old Lancashire...

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is India's new PM Narendra Modi avoiding the media? Two months after leading his party to a historic victory in May's general election, Modi has preferred social media over India's thriving mainstream press - hundreds of newspapers and 275 news channels - to communicate to the people, writes Shantanu Guha Ray, a Delhi-based senior...

BETWEEN THE LINES

Relics of the past

IMAGINE renowned poet Rabindra Nath Tagore seeking admission to the Calcutta Club, a preserve of the British, and getting rejected. Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the legendary Urdu poet, receiving a similar treatment at Lahore's Punjab Club in Pakistan and Nazar-ul Islam at the Dhaka Club. In all these cases, the public outrage would have been difficult to assuage. The white rulers saw to it that the leading clubs in a country where they had ruled remained an exclusive place for them...

Train-bus crash kills 14 children in India

Train-bus crash kills 14 children in India

At least 14 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several hundred metres down the track, reports said. No one on the train was hurt. Some 32 students...

India hails Sharma

Much-ridiculed paceman Ishant Sharma was the toast of India on Tuesday after a devastating spell of bowling demolished England at Lord's, securing his team's first overseas victory for three years. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar described Sharma's career best performance on Monday as "exceptional" while newspapers said the 25-year-old had earned the right to be regarded as the spearhead of India's attack. The long-haired and lanky Sharma, who has been compared by the English media to an Afghan hound, took 7 for...

India's tough stance takes global trade pact down to the wire

India's tough stance takes global trade pact down to the wire

Efforts to assuage Indian concerns about a landmark global trade pact appear to have failed, sources involved in the discussions said on Monday, setting off a frantic rush to win its support before a Thursday deadline. India is the most prominent of a group of developing nations angry with rich countries for failing to...

BYLINE

Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

Fantasy-peddling is not diplomacy

SAINTS are the exception. Anyone else in the writing business, including those of us at the nether end of the business, can rarely resist the temptations of glory. The danger is obvious: vainglory, that purgatory space where imagination outstrips the boundaries of reality and ego functions on the basis of what we imagine we...

Video Stories »

2014/07/21/ad_1405931309.gif
LG
ksrm

Ads by Google


Ads by Google

promoting-knowledge.jpg