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Kerry visits India to improve ties

Kerry visits India to improve ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi. Ahead of the visit, Kerry said India and the US could cooperate on a wide range of economic and strategic issues. Relations between India and the US have...

England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali warned over pro-Gaza Test wristbands

England batsman Moeen Ali has been warned not to wear wristbands showing support for Gaza during the third Test with India any more. The 27-year-old wore bands saying "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" on the second day in Southampton. International Cricket Council rules state players should not wear messages relating to "political, religious or racial activities" during matches. A spokesman told BBC Sport Moeen was "warned not to wear the bands again". The ICC added: "Moeen Ali was told by the match referee that whilst he is free to express his views on such causes away from...

Talking trade with India

HAVING missed an opportunity to advance opening trade with India, Pakistan now finds itself dealing with the consequences. The forthcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries could have been an opportunity to move further down the road of regional economic cooperation and integration, but instead they are going to spend their time testing the waters. Going by the words of Pakistan's foreign secretary, the talks will aim to “discuss the resumption of the dialogue process to...

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...

India mum on Taslima Nasreen visa renewal

India mum on Taslima Nasreen visa renewal

Residing in India, controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen applied for her visa extension a month ago but is yet to get any response from the authorities. “I applied for the extension of my Indian resident permit a month ago. No answer from govt. Never happened before,” she posted on her Twitter this afternoon. I applied...

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...

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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...

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