February 28, 2011
Exclusive! Godhra case investigator speaks
Noel Parmar, the investigating officer in the Godhra case, has no doubt that the Sabarmati fire was meticulously thought out American operatives flee Pakistan
At least 30 suspected covert US operatives have suspended their activities in Pakistan and 12 have left the country following the arrest of CIA contractor Raymond Davis late last month, according to a media report. REWIND: The best PHOTOS of the week gone by
We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in this week. '2G: The PM did not present a plausible defence'
'For any government in India the core ideological issue as far as governance is concerned is very straightforward; which is how do you produce growth of 9 to 10 percent and then use the proceeds of that growth to create a more inclusive society. Unfortunately, for the UPA government there are too many internal ideological divisions for them to be able to tell this large story very clearly,' says Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research.
February 27, 2011
Houses were torched, we starved in Libya: Indians
Launching a major evacuation drive, India has brought back over 530 of its nationals from strife-torn Libya by two special Air India planes, even as 88 others crossed over by road to Tunisia from the North African nation facing large-scale protests against the Gaddafi regime.
February 26, 2011
Must see: No bikini for Bebo, Sehwag's shirt issue
Must see: No bikini for Bebo, Sehwag's shirt troubles 'America must rework its relationship with Pak'
Since its release last month, Central Intelligence Agency veteran and senior adviser to four Presidents on Middle East and South Asian issues Bruce Riedel's new book, Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of Global Jihad, has been creating waves in administration, Congressional, think tank and diplomatic circles.
February 25, 2011
Godhra: 'What happened to the accused is a crime'
Krishnakumar Padmanabhan finds hope, despair and anger in Godhra. Unabated bloodbath in Libya; West mulls sanctions
Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi attacked anti-regime protesters with machine guns and rocket- propelled grenades at a mosque in Zawiyah leaving nearly 100 people dead, as outraged western nations on Friday prepared to slap sanctions against Tripoli. Has the Congress decided on Telangana state?
First it was violence and now a non-cooperation movement. The next in the line will be rail roko starting on March 1 to intensify the demand for a separate Telangana state. Discovery: 25 years of spaceflight
US space shuttle Discovery lifted off for its final flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to deliver a new module and critical supplies to the International Space Station, late Thursday night. Share your memories of 'Uncle Pai'
Anant Pai started the comic book series Amar Chitra Katha based on stories from the India epics, mythology and history after he witnessed a quiz contest in which participants could easily answer questions pertaining to Greek history but were unable to answer simple questions about India. 'Obama may have handed a bouncing cheque to India'
Ed Luce, Washington bureau chief of The Financial Times, has said that US President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's candidacy for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council was a "cheap price" he had to pay to appease New Delhi of its concerns over his administration's policy towards India. CIA's revenge move may target Pak diplomats
The Central Intelligence Agency is contemplating trapping or targeting Pakistan nationals serving as diplomats abroad in retaliation against double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis' continued detention in a Lahore prison. Evacuation from Libya without any payment: India
The Ministry of External Affairs is working overtime at a 24/7 situation room to take a flurry of calls and emails from concerned relatives of stranded Indians in Libya. Revolution in Tunisia, rumblings in Kashmir
Kashmiris are watching with great interest the 'Tunisami' that began in Tunisia and is spreading through the virtual and real world.
February 24, 2011
Libya: India hurries to bring 18,000 citizens home
The central government on Thursday decided to immediately commence evacuation of Indians from Libya by sea and air in view of the "sharp and unprecedented deterioration" in the situation in the African nation which is witnessing anti-government protests that have claimed hundreds of lives so far. Fishermen don't listen to warnings: Coast Guard
Despite the Coast Guard's best efforts to discourage Indian fishermen from crossing into Sri Lankan waters, they continue to do so for a better catch. If found guilty, no one will be spared: PM
Sharing concerns of all sections over scams including those involving 2G spectrum and Commonwealth Games, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asserted in Parliament that his government would do everything to clean the "public life" and ensure that "no wrong-doer" goes unpunished. Telangana fury is costing AP Rs 800 cr a day
Political Joint Action Committee chief Professor Kodanda Ram says that there is no way in which this agitation is going to stop. Denied 'respect', ISI snaps ties with CIA
To regain support and assistance, "They (CIA) have to start showing respect, not belittling us, not being belligerent to us, not treating us like we are their lackeys," The Washington Post quoted the official, as telling a news agency. 2G scam: Pranab Mukherjee moves motion for JPC
The Unite dProgressive Alliance government and the Opposition will debate in Parliament on Thursday the terms of reference of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum scam and pass a resolution. Shift forces from Kashmir to Naxal-hit areas
The government seems to be in the midst of a paradigm shift in its internal security assessment and posture In PHOTOS: Bullets and bloodshed in Tripoli
Moammar Gaddafi pledged to crush dissent in his country; and ruthless he was as the Libyan leader's mercenaries walked through the streets of Tripoli gunning down every voice they hear against their boss. Pak: Hindu temples turned into hotels, markets
Hindus in Pakistan watch helplessly as ancient temples turn into ruins due to the apathy of authorities, reports Tahir Ali In PHOTOS: Salvaging Christchurch
Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday widened their search for surviors still trapped in the crumbled buildings more than 24 hours after the worst-ever earthquake hit the country's second-largest city Christchurch, even as the death toll mounted to 75.
February 23, 2011
How Musharraf paved way for Bhutto assassination
Amir Mir, one of Pakistan's foremost investigative journalists, draws from personal anecdotes, meetings and off-the-record conversations with Benazir Bhutto to reconstruct her assassination in his book The Bhutto Murder Trail -- From Wazirstan to GHQ. Mir tells's Vicky Nanjappa that it becomes clear that Pervez Musharraf was in the know of the plot and the Pakistan establishment tried to stop Bhutto from returning to the country before getting her killed. Almost 50 pc of Australians are anti-Muslim: Poll
Almost half of Australians have anti-Muslim sentiments, while nearly 24 per cent have a negative attitude towards Asians, the biggest survey ever done on racism in the country has revealed. 'Sri Lankan fishermen planned the attack'
Sri Lankan fishermen attacked the Indian fishermen with stones, before boarding the Indian boats. 'Carnage' in NZ after quake; 75 dead, 300 missing
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday declared a national state of emergency confirming the death toll at 75 following the devastating earthquake that led to massive buildings and property damage around the country's second-largest city of Christchurch. Rs 19k cr no relief? Maha tops farmer suicide list
As many as 278 farmers committed suicides in the first 10 months of 2010 due to agrarian crisis, with Maharashtra and Karnataka reporting the maximum number of such incidents, the Parliament was informed. In the whole of 2009, 897 farmers had committed suicides across the country. Deoband panel to probe Vastanvi's pro-Modi remarks
The top clergy of Darul Uloom will meet in Deoband on Wednesday to decide the fate of seminary's Vice-Chancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy by praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, amid speculation that he may be asked to quit.
February 22, 2011
What the Deoband controversy is all about
Sahim Salim travels to Deoband in Uttar Pradesh to find answers to some of the questions that have sharply divided the Darul Uloom seminary 'China, Pakistan have a strategy to invade India'
Alleging that China and Pakistan have 'a strategy to invade India', Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to give an assurance to Parliament that the country is safe from a possible external aggression. 'Jamia Millia can reserve 50 pc seats for Muslims'
The Jamia Millia Islamia University was on Tuesday granted minority institution status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, a first for any central university which will allow it to reserve up to 50 per cent seats for Muslims. 'Godhra ruling will set a trend against mob rage''s was in the courtroom at the Sabarmati Jail where the judgment in the Godhra train burning case was pronounced on Tuesday. She has also followed and written about the twists and turns in the historic nine-year legal battle. Her impressions and analysis of the verdict. IMAGES: Telangana bandh cripples normal life
Normal life was badly affected in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh as the 48-hour bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee in support of their demand for early introduction of a bill for formation of a separate state, began on Tuesday. Godhra train carnage case chronology
The chronology of the case related to the 2002 Godhra train carnage and the communal violence that followed the incident. 'I didn't call Ramdev a dog; will quit if proven'
Didn't call Ramdev a dog; will quit if proven true: Cong MP JPC probe into 2G scam announced; Oppn thanks PM
Dr Singh made the statement in the Lok Sabha soon after the introduction of new ministers in his Cabinet. PIX: Gaddafi regime totters; 'Massacre' in Tripoli
Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi made an appearance on state-run television early Tuesday morning to put to rest speculations that he had fled to Venezuela after anti-government protesters took control of several cities in the north African country and reached capital Tripoli. Godhra case: 31 guilty; court confirms conspiracy
A special court in the Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad on Tuesday convicted 31 accused in what is the first verdict in the Godhra train burning case. The role Dawood, LeT can play in Indo-Pak peace
For bringing permanent Indo-Pak peace, the Obama administration must push Pakistan to hand over Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists responsible for the Mumbai attacks and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India, a former top White House official has said. IMAGES: New Zealand shaken by killer earthquake
A strong earthquake struck the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday, bringing down buildings, power and phone lines.
February 21, 2011
Death for Kasab! What about Lakhvi, Saeed, Mir?
Ajmal Amir Kasab may be awarded a death sentence, but the three crucial men behind the attack -- LeT founder Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the outfit's operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, chief plotter of 26/11 Sajid Mir, continue to be on the run. IMAGES: Telangana students' rally turns violent
The 'chalo assembly' rally of the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee turned violent at several places in Hyderabad on Monday. 'Atank ki aandhi' Kasab showed no remorse: Nikam
This is how Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam responded to the confirmation of death sentence to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks by the Bombay high court. The long wait ahead for Kasab
If Kasab's death sentence is carried out, he will become the 56th prisoner since independence to face the gallows. But India has as many as 309 prisoners on death row already, including six women. Prez priorities: Electoral reforms, rid corruption
With its image dented by a rash of scams, the government on Monday pledged to address "frontally" the concern over "lack of probity and integrity" in public life and vowed to bring back black money stashed abroad. After acquittal, Sabahuddin to sue govt, Nikam
The Maharashtra government on Monday decided to appeal against the Bombay high court's decision to acquit Sabahuddin and Fahim Ansari, who, according to the police, were the men who conducted a survey for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Arab protests: Who is under fire and how takes a look at Middle East countries where 'dissent' has become a way of life. Click on NEXT to read further... PM at his helpless best, lashes out Jayalalitha
Charging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with having 'silently watched' the 2G spectrum scam, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief Jayalalitha on Monday said he was a "weak-kneed head of state taking cover under coalition dharma." US's Raymond revenge? Drone strikes resume in Pak
Annoyed over the case of its arrested national Raymond Davis, the United States has once again resumed drone strikes in the tribal belt of Pakistan. IMAGES: Kashmir's forgotten other half
Many aspects of normal civilian life are compromised in Kashmir, as in any area of conflict. But in Kashmir, there is an overlay of this reality with another one; of women being treated with insensitivity, and in extreme cases -- violence. REWIND: The best PHOTOS of the week gone by
We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in this week. Kasab will hang; Ansari, Sabauddin acquitted
The division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More, apart from pronouncing the judgement on confirmation of death sentence to Kasab, will also deliver its verdict on Maharashtra government's plea against the acquittal of two Indians accused of aiding in commission of the crime.
February 20, 2011
Alas! Consensus on 2G JPC; Budget session saved
Putting aside its winter fiasco, Parliament is all set for a smooth budget session from Monday with government telling the Opposition that an announcement on the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the 2G spectrum will be made on Tuesday. Coalition constraints? It's just a 'phoney excuse'
"The Prime Minister's television interaction with some leading journalists last week has been disappointing. It shows much less concern about corruption than about phoney coalition constraints," Advani wrote on his blog on Sunday. RTI exposes Delhi Police's sex offenders
The alleged offences committed by personnel of one of the most elite forces of the country include molestation, rape with minors, beating up women, forcefully developing illicit relationship on fake identities, writing a letter using indecent and objectionable language and dowry harassment.
February 19, 2011
Advani shouldn't have said sorry to Sonia: Swamy
Veteran political leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday expressed surprise over Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani's decision to apologise to Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the black money issue The heart-throb holds the key to Tamil Nadu polls
Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are round the corner but 'Captain' -- as Vijayakanth is known -- isn't saying a word. The heart-throb of millions of Tamils and the leader of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam believes he holds all the aces. 'Increase in Pak's nukes won't change anything'
"Pakistan's jump from an estimated 60 to 110 nuclear weapons is unlikely to shift the balance of power vis a vis India," said Alexander H Rothman and Lawrence J Korb from the Centre for American Progress in their analysis of the recent news reports that Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. Time is running out for new Maharashtra CM
When India kicks off its World Cup campaign with a match against Bangladesh later on Saturday, Prithviraj Chavan will complete 100 days as the chief minister of Maharashtra. What is India's role in the US-China game?
Observing that China has been anxiously watching the rise of Indo-United States relationship, a former top US diplomat believes New Delhi doesn't want to be caught in this Sino-US game at the global level. How Shia-Sunni strife can worsen crisis in Bahrain
Latest reports from Bahrain speak of considerable tension marked by anti-king and anti-government slogans shouted by thousands of Shia mourners. Must see: Dum Maaro Dum, controversial Dhoni...
This week's hottest videos - World Cup mania and movie madness
February 18, 2011
Dalai Lama: Am Marxist, China capitalist-communist
During an interaction with Mumbai students, the Tibetan spiritual leader talks about Marxism, the changing faces of China, world peace and more. Why we stray into Lankan seas: TN fisherman's take
Tamil Nadu's 136 fishermen, who were recently arrested by the Lankan government, were released on Friday. Of those 106 fishermen are from Nagaipattinam district and the rest from the adjoining Pudukottai district. Egypt celebrates Mubarak's fall with victory march
Waving flags and playing musical instruments, tens of thousands of Egyptians on Friday packed Cairo's Tahrir Square, the hub of the 18-day revolt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, for a "victory march" and to keep up pressure on the new military rulers to carry out democratic reforms. CBI moves SC against Advani over Babri demolition
The CBI has moved the Supreme Court challenging an Allahabad High Court order that dropped charges of criminal conspiracy against top BJP leaders including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in the Babri Masjid demolition case. IMAGES: Overwhelming support for Jagan's fast
Former Congress member of Parliament Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday started a seven-day fast in Hyderabad demanding that the Andhra Pradesh government release funds for the tuition fees reimbursement scheme. 'India's aviation technology 20 years behind US'
India's aviation industry is 20-30 years behind the United States and other western nations, believes US envoy Timothy Roemer. IMAGES: No government? Protestors do a striptease!
A number of protestors took to the streets of Belgium and stripped down to their underwear to mark what they are treating as a world record on Thursday -- 249 days without a government. US mocks China's stealth jets, and how!
Despite its latest test flight of stealth jets, China still has a "long road" to travel before it actually deploys the J-20 fighter in good numbers, America's top defence official has said, asserting that the United States will maintain a much bigger fleet for years. Black money row: Advani says sorry to Sonia
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani has apologised to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for a party-appointed task force report, which had alleged that she and her late husband Rajiv had accounts in Swiss banks. 'If Jihadis take over Pakistan...'
A jihadist takeover in Pakistan -- which is a 'real possibility today'-- would have devastating consequences not only for the country but the entire world, and particularly for India, says Bruce Riedel in his new book. TN fishermen vs SL navy: Encounters of worst kind
Tamil fishermen being attacked by the Sri Lankan navy has become a regular affair in Tamil Nadu. Most of these fishermen belong to two districts: Nagaipattinam and Ramanathapuram which includes the island of Rameswaram. Will Sena allow Pak team to play in Mumbai?
A day before the cricket World Cup, the Shiv Sena has put a question mark on any final match which involves Pakistan.
February 17, 2011
AP: Congress faces tough time over Telangana
The Andhra Pradesh Congress has managed to put off the Telangana issue for a while following the Srikrishna Commission report. For the first time, legislators from the Andhra assembly misbehaved with each other at the start of the budget session. Missing Adarsh papers: Yet another case for CBI
The order was passed by a bench headed by Justice B H Marlapalle, which directed the CBI to submit a progress report within three weeks. India goes shopping for multi-role helicopters
The Navy urgently requires the MRH to replace its aging SeaKing fleet inducted in 1970. It had 40-odd SeaKing choppers in its air wing, but the strength has come down to about 30 helicopters due to mishaps. A Raja sent to Tihar Jail till March 3
The developments came as the CBI custody of Raja, who was arrested by the investigating agency on February 2, ended on Thursday. Why US fears a LeT terror strike on India
Any fresh terrorist strike in India by Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba would hurt the United States' national security interest and its counter-terrorism interests in the region, a top Obama administration intelligence official has told lawmakers. In PHOTOS: Bahrain 'cleans up' Pearl Square
Determined not to let Pearl Square turn into another Tahrir Square, authorities in Bahrain reacted with force on pro-reform protestors who had gathered at the main square in Bahraini capital Manama. How coalmines made Damodar 'the river of agony'
The degeneration of the health conditions of the people, especially tribal women and children, and water contamination are some of the most serious impacts of coal mining in Jharkhand, notes Nitish Priyadarshi. Blood money only way out for American in Pak jail
The startling revelation by Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that Raymond Davis, who allegedly killed two Pakistani citizens, does not enjoy blanket diplomatic immunity could lead to the conviction of the American national. Under such circumstance, paying Diyya (blood money) to the victims' families may be the only way for Davis, who has been charged for the murders under Pakistani law. PHOTOS: They are homeless yet reside in a palace
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's government has literally opened its doors to the homeless -- and scores of them have taken residence in the architecturally prized 'Casa Amarilla', a former presidential home and now Foreign Ministry headquarters. Foreign money case: Centre's clean chit to Karmapa
The Centre is understood to have given a clean chit to Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorji in the case relating to the huge foreign currency haul from his house, saying the money had come in the form of donations and offerings by devotees.
February 16, 2011
What PM told editors: 'India isn't scam-driven' presents the preliminary transcript of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's interaction with editors of the electronic media held in New Delhi on Wednesday, where he discussed a number of burning issues. 'Honest efforts? What has the PM done so far?'
Launching a scathing attack on the government for 'loot' of public money through the 2G spectrum allocation and other scams, Left parties on Wednesday took Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to task for equating the loss with subsidising foodgrains to the poor. 'PM proved he was incapable of taking decisions'
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday pulled up Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, saying his comments made during the interaction with top television news channel editors had exposed the weakness of the United Progressive Alliance government in fighting corruption. IMAGES: Egypt revolution now plays out in Bahrain
Egypt-inspired anti-government protesters continue to throng a prominent square in Bahrain's capital on Wednesday, despite a rare apology by the king for deaths of two demonstrators in police firing in the last two days. I am no lame duck; I am not resigning: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday broke his silence on the scams that have tarnished the image of the United Progressive Alliance government. Pay cheques that world leaders take home
A look at the amount that Heads of States earn as salary. In PHOTOS: Majestic Mughal Gardens
The Mughal Gardens will be thrown open to public on Tuesday with the month-long annual festival christened as Rashtrapati Bhavan Udyanotsav. 'DON'T give aid, India doesn't need it'
Britain's attempt at offering a helping hand to India by pledging to hand over a billion pounds as aid till at least until 2015 has outraged politicians in London who believe that the move is an 'unacceptable' waste of public money.
February 15, 2011
Video: Tourism beckons in post-tumult Egypt
Egyptian tour guides gathered recently near the historical Sphinx and the Pyramids appealed to tourists to return to the country following the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime. Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood seeks political status
Egypt's long banned Muslim Canada hails Indian journo for his lasting courage
Dr Darshan Singh Gill, editor, Canada Darpan, has been felicitated by the Indo-Canadian Workers' Association in Surrey, British Columbia, for his courageous writings at the height of the Khalistan movement in the 1980s. 'There was immense pressure to release Rahat'
A senior DRI official, under condition of anonymity, told that there was severe diplomatic pressure for the singer's release. Before WC, spammers and scammers have a field day
With the biggest event in the cricket set to kick start, cyber criminals are all prepared to catch the frenzied fan in the 'net'. Lucrative offers luring cricket lovers seem to be easily available on line. But many of them are traps to bowl over fans into parting with their money and personal information, a report from Symantec AntiVirus Research Centre states. Egypt: What next after the revolution?
Egypt is relieved that Hosni Mubarak has gone and as the military takes up the mammoth task of heralding democracy, for the first time ever Egypt is normal, writes Ajit Sahi. PIX: Heavy snow cuts off Kashmir Valley
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which connects Kashmir valley to the outside world, remained closed for traffic for the second consecutive day on Tuesday following landslides at Panthal. 'Congress's stance on corruption: See no evil'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- who is facing a plethora of problems including price rise, corrupt ministers and feuding allies -- could use some help in steering through the rocky terrains of governance. We had asked you, dear readers, to send in your suggestions about how Dr Singh can save UPA-II. received an overwhelming number of responses from readers. We present some of the best ideas, suggestions and tips to the PM right here. Eye of the Predator: The Hunt for Baitullah Mehsud
'Mullah Omar hatches a devious plot to eliminate Mehsud, who becomes a thorn in his side. Mehsud has been undermining Mullah's position by constant attacks on the Pakistani establishment, which fuel Mehsud's growing, cult-like power in the region.' Can Davis case trigger Egypt-like uprising in Pak?
What unfolded on the streets of Cairo over the last few weeks could happen in Pakistan as well if the United States does not handle the Raymond Davis case more sensitively, warns senior analyst B Raman. US goes all out for Rs 49,000 cr IAF deal
The Barack Obama administration has launched a concerted and aggressive campaign on behalf of United States's fighter aircraft manufacturers to push for the 'mother of all deals'-- the $11 billion medium multi-role combat aircraft deal for 126 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The deal could give the ailing US economy a major boost in terms of both exports and thousands of jobs. Special: A day in the life of a Tejas test pilot
spends a day with Tejas test pilots to find out what drives them. Canada's 'fearless critic of Islam' threatened
Tarek Fatah, author and founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, a liberal group he spearheaded when there were moves to introduce Sharia law in the Ontario justice system, withdrew from the North American Muslim Foundation conference February 6 at the last minute. Shocked by dog murders, Dr Deekha for better laws
A hundred sled dogs were recently killed in Whistler, British Columbia. The incident came to light when the person who killed them -- an Outdoor Adventures Whistler employee -- filled out a workers' compensation form for post-traumatic stress disorder.
February 14, 2011
Video: After protests, its clean-up time in Cairo
A group of young Egyptians recently took to the streets of Cairo on a clean up mission after its historical Tahrir Sqaure witnessed 18 days of continuous protests demanding ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Rahat Fateh Ali released, to report to DRI
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and two of his troupe members were released on Monday evening pending investigations into recovery of foreign exchange case. Cairo Diary: Arrest and freedom in new Egypt
Two Indian journalists find themselves in the midst of action the moment they stepped foot in revolution-hit Cairo. They share their experiences. 'For heaven's sake, don't buy Russian MiG-35'
In his report released recently titled 'Dogfight! India's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Decision,' Ashley J Tellis -- Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- pilloried the Russian aircraft saying it was the "weakest of the contenders" for the IAF's MMRCA deal. 'Mr Berlusconi, Italy is not a brothel'
Millions of women marched the streets of Italy to call for the resignation of PM Silvio Berlusconi, who has been tangled in one scandal after another. UN gaffes are not rare
Gaffes in the UN create some red faces and send a few chuckles around, but do not harm anyone as each country's position is known and the situation can easily be retrieved, says . Why the Shiv Sena is silent on Valentine's Day
With Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's grandson Aditya taking over the Yuva Sena's reins, the party, which once vociferously opposed Valentines' Day celebrations, has chosen to lie low on the issue, in a bid to woo young voters and avoid any controversy ahead of the civic polls. In PHOTOS: It's an odd, crazy world out there
We bring for you a collection of some of the odd, crazy moments from around the world in recent weeks. Why flyovers, subways are not a solution in Delhi
A group of eminent citizens including a consultant with a government urban planning agency has petitioned Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna to immediately 'discontinue' the construction of eight new subways in Connaught Place (now known as Rajiv Gandhi Chowk), the shopping epicentre of the national capital, 'rather than continuing to make this very expensive and disastrous mistake.' Nothing wrong with our Kashmir map: PDP
People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit back at Home Minister P Chidambaram, who had warned the party of stern action over its controversial propaganda map. 'Dear Krishna, don't catch the wrong flight!'
This is not a message to the external affairs minister from his boss, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. This is what Dr Yum Yum Singh wrote on his Twitter on Sunday while commenting on Krishna's faux pax at the United Nations Security Council on Friday. Will Earth meet doomsday on April 13, 2036?
If the nearly 275-metre-wide Apophis passes through a narrow gravitational keyhole in April 2029, it will be on course for a massive collision seven years later, most likely on April 13, 2036, the scientists said. 'Whoever praises Narendra Modi is cruel, brutal'
Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi, the new vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband tells Gyan Varma that he never praised Narendra Modi
February 13, 2011
'Yes we made mistakes, but we are rectifying them'
Kicking off a virtual campaign for the assembly polls due in three months, Bhattacharjee alleged that 'foreign forces' along with the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Maoists had ganged up against his government. Oldest litigant in Ayodhya dispute gives up hope
Ninety-year-old Ansari, who initiated moves for a final settlement on the vexed issue through negotiations, was compelled to take the decision following much opposition from various interested parties. Tharoor's back in news. This time for CWG payment
Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor is back in the news over payment of money by the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games for consultancy services. 'If you want Army to act, it needs that Act'
"There is scope of reduction of troops is the Home Ministry's view. There are more than adequate forces in Kashmir and it can do with less central forces," Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said. CBI summons NDA's telecom minister Arun Shourie
The CBI approached Shourie last week asking him to appear before the agency in connection with the Preliminary Enquiry registered by the agency following a direction from the Supreme Court.
February 12, 2011
IMAGES: Shahid, Dhoni check out fighter jets
Day four of Aero India 2011 had its share of high-profile visitors, including Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni and actor Shahid Kapoor. Irked by US, China warns war against neighbours
Terming United States' attempts to woo India and other neighbours of China as 'unbearable,' an article in a Communist party magazine has said that Beijing must send a 'clear signal' to these countries that it is ready to go to war to safeguard its national interests. Why Egyptian transition throws serious doubts
Senior analyst B Raman calls the post-Mubarak situation in Egypt an uncertain transition. Shourie lying about meeting PM over 2G: Congress
The Congress on Friday rebutted former telecom minister Arun Shourie's reported claim that he had apprised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the spectrum scam, claiming it was a 'travesty of truth'. Images: Jubilant Egypt celebrates Mubarak's exit
Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron hand for over three decades, stepped down as President on Friday evening and handed over power to the army capitulating under mass protests sweeping the country's streets for the last 18 days.
February 11, 2011
Video: What just happened in Egypt
Video: What just happened in Egypt 'I will implicate Sonia Gandhi in the 2G case'
"Just wait and see. Halfway through 2-G spectrum case I will bring in Sonia Gandhi into it. Nothing is going to go wrong in this case. This case is going to make a modern, new and clean India," Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy tells's . In PHOTOS: Moments from Aero-India 2011 captures some of the exhilarating scenes from the air show. What RSS said to the PM about Malegaon blast
Making it clear that Malegaon blast accused Colonel Srikant Purohit has no links with it, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up an independent commission to probe an alleged plot to assassinate its chief Mohan Bhagwat by the former military intelligence officer and efforts to 'malign' the image of the Sangh. PHOTOS: The writing is on the wall, Mr Mubarak!
As protestors gather on the streets for what appears to be a massive showdown, summarises their sentiments that they expressed through their placards and banners. US pulled apart over Mubarak's stubbornness
Caught between Arab and Israeli allies who do not want Hosni Mubarak ousted immediately, and pressure within the country to push harder for his exit, the White House appeared in disarray over how to tackle the stubborn Egyptian leader who has refused to step down. Egypt army backs Mubarak; protestors furious
The Egypt military on Friday issued a statement guaranteeing free and fair elections in the country, in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to step down. 'Modi is the only leader, all others are looters'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- who is facing a plethora of problems including price rise, corrupt ministers and feuding allies -- could use some help in steering through the rocky terrains of governance. We had asked you, dear readers, to send in your suggestions about how Dr Singh can save UPA-II. received an overwhelming number of responses from readers. We present some of the best ideas, suggestions and tips to the PM right here. IMAGES: The dazzling acrobats of air
The world-renowned Flying Bulls dazzled at Aero India 2011, the country's largest air show at the Yelahanka Air Force in Bengaluru. LeT-Dawood-Naxal nexus can't be ruled out: Experts
American and Pakistani experts on the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lakshar-e-Tayiba, which perpetrated the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, said at a terrorism seminar in Washington, DC that even though no hard evidence existed of a nexus between the LeT and criminal elements like the Dawood Ibrahim Company or even the Naxals, it couldn't be ruled out completely. Pak N-arsenal: Why India should be really worried
Harsh V Pant says leakage of Pakistan's nukes is a bigger worry than the number of warheads in its arsenal. CBI probe was full of lapses: Talwar's lawyer
In this interview with's Sahim Salim, the Talwars' counsel, Satish Tamta, says that CBI's investigations were shoddy, have a lot of loopholes and some deliberate lapses.
February 10, 2011
'India DOES NOT want to be America's ally'
India has no intention of entering into a strategic alliance with the United States, but it has deep concerns over China's growing assertiveness towards New Delhi and the region as a whole, believes Dr Joseph S Nye, Jr. 'Rajesh Talwar is an innocent man'
'Because the CBI was unable to investigate and find the murderer, they prosecuted Dr Talwar,' writer Patrick French tells Sheela Bhatt. Chhattisgarh HC rejects Binayak Sen's bail plea
The Chhattisgarh high court on Thursday rejected the bail application of rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court on charges of sedition and links with Naxalites. When Vajpayee opposed nuclear tests...
Strategic guru K Subrahmanyam, who passed into the ages recently, discusses the history of India's nuclear weapon programme in a fascinating interview. Your Say: 'Mr PM, sack non-performing ministers'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- facing a plethora of problems including price rise, corrupt ministers and feuding allies -- could use some help in steering through the rocky terrains of governance. We had asked you, dear readers, to send in your suggestions about how the PM can save UPA-II. We received an overwhelming number of responses. We present some of the best ideas, suggestions and tips to the PM right here: REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours
We bring you some of the best photos from around the world in the last 48 hours. Why Aarushi murder case is far from over
The mystery surrounding Aarushi Talwar murder case continues to haunt the Central Bureau of Investigation and today it has come a full circle and is back to where the Uttar Pradesh police left it off. Nursery admission woes: It's complicated, silly!
Despite measures adopted by the government under the Right to Education Act, several parents are sweating it out in national capital New Delhi to secure admissions for their children in nursery schools. Mubarak: From popular President to hated dictator
So far, he has survived the biggest uprising that Egypt has seen in modern history. Millions marched on the streets of Cairo on what was dubbed as the Day of Departure asking the 82-year-old Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to go. But the dictator sent out a clear message as the world watched -- he was not going down without a fight. What is the Census? How is it done? tells you all that you need to know about the census
February 09, 2011
'People in India are more at peace with themselves
'India is so big, of course, you can always find horror stories. The reason why you have to be optimistic is because you take the country as a whole. It seems that the trajectory is positive,' writer-historian Patrick French tells Sheela Bhatt. Headcount of billion-plus Indians begins
President Pratibha Patil was the first of a billion-plus population in the country to be counted on Wednesday as lakhs of enumerators fanned out in a gigantic effort to document every citizen over the next three weeks in the world's second largest census. In PHOTOS: Impressive display at Aero India 2011
South Asia's top air show Aero India 2011 took-off on an impressive note with an exquisite flying display and mid-air manoeuvres by Indian and foreign aircraft. Coming soon: India's biggest mosque in Kerala
India's largest mosque is set to come up near Kozhikode in Kerala, covering an area of 12 acres on the sprawling 'Knowledge City' complex of Islamic religious and Cultural Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya. In PHOTOS: The daring Al-Ain Aerobatics show
More than 15 aerobatic and display teams from three continents, including representatives from three national air forces, recently took part in the 2011 Al Ain Aerobatic Show. Court charges Aarushi's parents with murder
Circumstantial evidence points to the involvement of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the death of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj, the Central Bureau of Investigation told a local court on Tuesday. Why Haqqani network's Pak peace deal threatens US
The Haqqani network is planning to target the United States-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan from its new bases in the Kurram agency. 'PM has to become a democratic dictator'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- who is facing a plethora of problems including price rise, corrupt ministers and feuding allies -- could use some help in steering through the rocky terrains of governance. We had asked you, dear readers, to send in your suggestions about how Dr Singh can save UPA-II. received an overwhelming number of responses from readers. We present some of the best ideas, suggestions and tips to the PM right here...
February 08, 2011
Release Raymond Davis: Clinton tells Zardari
The United States has ramped up pressure on Pakistan over the issue of an American arrested for gunning down two men in Lahore, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sending a message to President Asif Ali Zardari seeking his release, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. Govt reaches out to Oppn, may finally agree to JPC
The all-party meet called by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to resolve the deadlock in the Parliament ahead of the Budget session ended inconclusively on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Opposition sticking to their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G scam. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours
We bring you some of the best photos from around the world in the last 48 hours. US suspends talks, threatens to cut aid to Pak
The United States has suspended all high-level dialogue with Pakistan to put pressure on Islamabad to release the American diplomat detained on possible murder charges. Ties between the two allies have become severely strained over the issue. PHOTOS: Rediscovered! The 8th wonder of the world
Until the late 19th century, the Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. An uprising in Kaziranga sanctuary
A large number of tour operators, hoteliers and people living out of the tourism activities in an around the Kaziranga National Park, famous abode of one-horned rhinoceros in Assam, have launched an agitation opposing the plan to upgrade the wildlife sanctuary into a Project Tiger. Will Taliban and Al Qaeda break up?
Afghanistan's Taliban have been wrongly perceived as close ideological allies of Al Qaeda and they could be persuaded to renounce the deadly global terrorist group, American scholars say. Your Say: 'PM should retire and rest at home'
Readers give the PM their suggestions on how to drag UPA-II out of the doldrums. Forced evictions for CWG: Lives thrown asunder
Zora, who is married and stays at her in-laws house, keeps coming back to what once used to be her paternal house in Indira Gandhi Camp II in Sewa Nagar in South Delhi, for she does not have parents, but has two younger sisters and a brother. Her two sisters live in a plastic tent, which is often targetted by miscreants at night. Cong will be devastated in UP, says secret survey
The Congress party is poised to drop to single digit with an all time low figure of 9 seats out of 405 in the UP assembly elections to be held in 2012 according to a comprehensive survey commissioned by the party.
February 07, 2011
No entry for NIA in Pak to probe 26/11 attacks
Pakistan has refused permission to a team of India's National Investigation Agency to visit that country to interrogate the masterminds of the 26/11 terror attacks and gather evidence against them. DAZZLING! Nasa's first 360-degree image of Sun
NASA has released the first-ever 360-degree panoramic images of the Sun. Two Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory satellites, launched in 2006, have gradually been drifting apart -- one in front of the Earth in its orbit, the other lagging behind. 'If Parliament doesn't clean up scams, who will?'
India needs strong action against corruption, Janata Dal - United president Sharad Yadav, the convener of the National Democratic Alliance, tells Gyan Varma How long will Egyptian army hold its guns?
A history of crushing dissent indicates that the Egyptian army's tolerance for protesters may not hold if its interests are threatened. We can't stop India from helping Afghanistan: Pak
Describing Afghanistan as a sovereign country that has a right to have bilateral relations with any nation that it chooses, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Quraishi has said that Islamabad cannot hold a grudge against Kabul for having ties with New Delhi. Mahatma world's top political icon, says Time
Indian political geniuses Mahatma Gandhi and Emperor Akbar have been listed among the 'Top 25 Political Icons' of all time by Mahatma world's top political icon, says Time magazine, along with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Mao Zedong, the father of modern China. 'It is a frightening time in Pakistan'
In an interview to's Abhishek Mande, Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie also spoke extensively about what it means to be a writer in Pakistan, the state of her country and how the post-Salman Taseer society is throwing up some rather unusual icons, icons like Veena Malik.
February 06, 2011
BARC on Lashkar, Jaish-e-Mohammed hitlist
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre continues to be a source of worry for security agencies as intelligence inputs suggest that the premier nuclear facility and its staff housing area are on the hit-list of Pakistan-based terror groups. Yeddy's assets: Rs 40.7 lakh cash and no cars!
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been under attack from the opposition over involvement in alleged land scams worth Rs 1,000 crore and nepotism, declared his assets and liabilities in Bengaluru on Sunday. According to the declaration, he has cash to the tune of Rs 40,71,782, three houses and no cars. Going in for Indo-Pak talks with open mind: Rao
Setting a positive tone ahead of their meeting in Thimpu, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir on Sunday said they would endeavour to find a way forward for continued engagement between the two countries.
February 05, 2011
REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours
We bring you some of the best photos from around the world in the last 24 hours. No budget session without JPC, threatens BJP
Ahead of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's meeting with opposition parties on Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said there would be no dilution in its stand on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam and threatened to disrupt the budget session of Parliament if the demand was not met. India lacks courage to unearth Hindu terror: Pak
On the eve of foreign secretary-level talks in Thimphu, Pakistan on Saturday came out with a provocative statement saying that India's handling of the Samjhauta Express train bombing case showed that it lacked "courage to unearth culpability of Hindu extremists". Free our citizen or ties will suffer: US warns Pak
The United States has conveyed a veiled threat to Pakistan that their bilateral defence cooperation can come under a cloud if the standoff on the issue of double murder-accused US national Raymond Davis' immunity persists. 'Nandan Nilekani is subverting the Constitution'
Human Rights activist Gopal Krishna speaks at length to on what ails the UID project and why he thinks it should be scrapped. 'There is no room for complacency in India'
New York-born S Mitra Kalita moved to Delhi to experience Indian life. On her return to the US she wrote a book about her unpredictable two-year adventure. reports. Kashmir Solidarity Day: It's all hogwash, silly!
Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed in Pakistan on February 5, as it has been every year since 1990. The propaganda that is being organised is on predictable lines. Russia tests upgraded MiG-29 fighter for IAF
The maiden test flight of the MiG-29UPG took place at Zhukovski airfield of M M Gromov Flight Research Institute. Will Azad drill a way through Left and the Right?
The government has unleashed hectic behind the scene activity and is lobbying with non-Bharatiya Janata Party parties to break the logjam in Parliament and divide the Opposition ranks, in a bid to ensure there is no repetition of the winter session of Parliament where not a single item of business could be transacted.
February 04, 2011
Video: Mishap at Mumbai petrol pump
The incident has resulted in an almost kilometer-long traffic jam on both sides of the SV/LJ Road. PIX: Mubarak dismisses deadline, Egypt enraged
Thousands of Egyptians converged in Cairo on Friday to stage a 'day of departure' for embattled President Hosni Mubarak, who ignored the global clamour for him to step down immediately, saying that such a move will plunge the Arab state into 'chaos'. Is this the new First Lady of Pakistan?
The ruling Pakistan People's Party has condemned an internet rumour that its chief, President Asif Ali Zardari, has secretly remarried three years after the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto, describing it as a 'vicious and unethical tirade'. IMAGES: IAF to induct C-130J Super Hercules
"The aircraft is capable of landing on all sorts of terrains and altitudes. C-130 J has been made capable of special operations, missions also. So all these are the reasons why we went in for the aircraft," Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P V Naik said. Corruption dents our image, demeans us: PM
With his government under attack over various scams, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday spoke out against corruption, saying that it strikes at the roots of good governance, dents the country's international image and "demeans us before our own people". Mubarak likely to step down under US brokered deal
Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is likely to step down immediately and turn over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman, backed by the army. Mubarak's net worth: Rs 319,500 crore!
Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak's and his family's net worth is estimated to be between $40 billion (Rs 182,500 crore) and $70 billion( Rs 319,500 crore), a media report said. 'In China, Indians are perceived as enemies'
At the Jaipur Literature Festival,'s caught up with Chinese author Hong Ying. Here's what she had to say... In PHOTOS: It's an odd, crazy world out there
We bring for you a collection of some of the odd, crazy moments from around the world in recent weeks. DMK bowls Congress with A Raja googly
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has put the Manmohan Singh government in the dock with the party standing by former telecom minister A Raja who was arrested on Tuesday and making it clear that just because a person is arrested, it does not mean he is guilty.
February 03, 2011
Non-Resident Indians can now vote!
Non-Resident Indians can now cast votes in their home constituencies as the government has notified rules in this regard, fulfilling the longstanding demand of such people estimated to be 11 million. 'PM remained silent on 2G to save his chair'
Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said he has remained silent for three years on the 2G spectrum scam to "save his chair" and asked who is the "godfather" of A Raja as the former Telecom Minister alone is not responsible for decisions cleared by the Union cabinet. Tanks, troops step in to stop Cairo's street war
With just hours left for Friday's showdown between protesters and the government in Egypt, the army on Thursday rolled out tanks and positioned soldiers to separate warring pro-and anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrators, who clashed leaving seven people dead and 700 injured in fresh violence. IMAGES: Cyclone Yasi flattens northern Australia
The most powerful cyclone to hit Australia in generations has affected over 170,000 people in flood-ravaged northern Queensland province, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs and cutting electricity. Cyclone Yasi was the worst cyclone that hit the country since 1918. 'Star Wars' row almost led to US-China war
The United States threatened to take military action against China during a secret 'star wars' arms race within the past few years, according to documents leaked by whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks. Why India downplayed infiltration by Pak militants
In its effort to improve its ties with Pakistan, India played down the spurt in infiltration from the neighbouring country in 2008 -- the year in which Pakistan-based terrorists carried out the Mumbai terror attack, according to a secret United States cable released by WikiLeaks Pre-26/11, India had warned US on 'white' terror
Some five months before the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, India had warned the United States about increasing "white faces" in terrorist camps along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and the attempt by jihadi groups to acquire fissile material to "fabricate a crude bomb beyond a dirty bomb". 'Asian nuclear war could kill 1.2 crore people'
The United States believes that an atomic arms race in the Middle East and Asia has the 'direct potential to lead to nuclear war', according to classified US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. The rise and fall of Spectrum Raja
Andimuthu Raja's love for poetry is believed to have got him close to Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam supremo M Karunanidhi for a blazing political career but the script went awry in a rare case of a former union minister having to undergo the ignominy of arrest consumed by the 2G Spectrum scam. PIX: Mubarak's thugs fire at protestors in Cairo
Rounds of gunfire were heard early on Thursday at Tahrir Square in Cairo after violent clashes broke out between pro-and anti-Hosni Mubarak supporters over the president's refusal to step down immediately, leaving at least three people dead and over 600 others injured. In PHOTOS: Cairo's deadly street battles
A dramatic and potentially deadly situation unfolded in which petrol bombs or Molotov cocktails were hurled by anti-Mubarak supporters from the edge of Tahrir Square in central Cairo, the epicentre of the nine-day protests against the President's 30-year-old rule. They feed over 1.3 million kids across 8 states
Akshaya Patra, the largest non-governmental organisation of its kind in the world whose motto is 'No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger', runs on subsidies by state governments and donations generated by thousands in India and America. A Raja's arrest: The politics and calculations
While the 2G Spectrum case will go on, politically the situation is a little more complicated than that. Explained: Why CBI had to arrest A Raja
The Congress fears of a loss of credibility, the dwindling fortunes of the DMK and a chance for one-upmanship over the Opposition, especially the BJP, meant that A Raja had to got to jail, says
February 02, 2011
In PHOTOS: Mother of all cyclones hits Australia
Cyclone 'Yasi', termed to be the mother of all cyclones, made landfall between Innisfail and Cardwell in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland minutes ago. REWIND: Best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you some of the best photos from around the world in the last 24 hours. CBI arrests A Raja in 2G Spectrum scandal
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday afternoon arrested tainted former Union telecom minister A Raja, his brother A K Perumal, along with his aide R K Chandolia and former telecom secretary Siddharth Behuria in connection with the 2G Spectrum scam. 'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty to terror charges
An American woman, who styled herself 'Jihad Jane', on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges that she worked online to support Islamic terrorists and moved overseas to plot killing of a Swedish artist who drew cartoons of Prophet Mohammad. In PHOTOS: Surajkund crafts fair 2011 is on!
The many colours of India came alive as the famous Surajkund crafts fair began near Delhi on Tuesday with ethnic wares from all over the country on display and Department of Posts releasing a commemorative cover and stamp to mark the event's 25th anniversary. IMAGES: From disability to living their dreams
They often get a raw deal from society, which relegates disabled Indians to its margins and ignores their plight. But a centre in Hyderabad is trying to change that by teaching them some invaluable lessons in self-belief, finds Shobha Warrier Won't run for another term, says embattled Mubarak
Facing unprecedented public protests for his ouster, embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said he does not intend to run for another term after three decades in power but refused to bow out immediately. In PHOTOS: March of the millions
Some snapshots of the protests in Cairo against President Hosni Mubarak How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube can save lives
A Stanford professor spearheads an innovative campaign for bone marrow donations, discovers Arthur J Pais.
February 01, 2011
CBI Adarsh FIR: The Ashok Chavan file
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan allegedly showed undue favours to scam-hit Adarsh Housing Society and asked its managing committee members to make recommendations for allowing 40 per cent allocation for civilians, according to the FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation. BJP's black money assessment: Rs 25,00,000 crore
Senior NDA leaders held a press conference on Tuesday to present the report of a task force appointed by BJP to look into the issue of Indian black money stashed abroad and ways of dealing with the issue. What CMs sought from Manmohan Singh
The Chief Ministers Conference on Internal Security got underway in New Delhi on Tuesday. PIX: Mubarak's game over, shout million Egyptians
Tens of thousands of Egyptians poured onto the streets of Cairo on Tuesday for an unprecedented rally seeking ouster of Hosni Mubarak, hours after the powerful military showed signs of distancing itself from the besieged President vowing that it would not fire on the protesters. 'Both India, Pak waiting to see who blinks first'
Former revolutionary and Lahore-based author-journalist Ahmed Rashid speaks on why India should play a more proactive role in the subcontinent for its own good, reports Abhishek Mande. Naxals act as judge, jury, executioner: PC
Underlining that India remains 'vulnerable' to terrorism, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said new groups are suspected to be behind some terror attacks that took place in recent years. PM speaks on Naxalism, Kashmir and Ayodhya
Warning that serious challenges posed by Naxal violence, cross-border terrorism and religious fundamentalism continue to persist, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said there is need for greater coordination and responses from the states to effectively deal with them. Meet US commerce secretary's Indian 'hand'
Parita Shah, one of United States Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's closest advisers, is among the several second-generation Indian Americans serving in the Obama administration. Keep an eye on how India uses N-deal, US told
The nuclear nonproliferation lobby has urged the United States administration to ensure that America's dual-use technology is not diverted by New Delhi to its nuclear weapons programme. US warns citizens about terror strikes in India
The United States on Tuesday issued a global travel alert, including on visiting India and Pakistan, for its citizens in view of the increasing threat from terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and the Taliban. PIX: Harshest winter time is over in Kashmir
The severity of 'Chillai Kalan' has already started to diminish with the night temperature moving upwards from a drop of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius to minus 1.4 degrees Celsius last night. Big Brother allies worry Congress in TN, Bengal
The issue of alliances in the coming assembly polls in five states including West Bengal and Tamil Nadu is ticklish for the Congress with the regional parties in both states playing the 'big brother'. Pakistan has 110 nukes! A warning sign for India?
Pakistan has doubled its nuclear arms stockpile to 110 warheads, developing new weapons to deliver them and significantly accelerating production of uranium and plutonium for bombs to edge ahead of India.
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