November 30, 2010
VIDEO: Tejas successfully test fires R-73 missiles
India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has successfully completed air-to-air close combat missile firing tests, ahead of its clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force. Stung Central Vigilance Commissioner may quit
Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas may quit the post in the wake of stinging observations from the Supreme Court on his capacity to supervise the CBI probe into the 2G spectrum scam. Al Qaeda's sarcastic new American mouthpiece
US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may rely on sermons to recruit jihadis, but his Yemen-based understudy, 24-year-old New York-raised Samir Khan, uses sarcasm and idiomatic English. 'Telephone tapping is permissible under law'
Tapping of telephone of any individual is permissible under the law and there is a proper mechanism to ensure that such interception is utilised in a strict legal manner, the government said on Tuesday. REWIND: The BEST images in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. WikiLeaks: The 8 strangest stories so far
United States is running for cover following the barrage of diplomatic cables being released by whistle blower web site WikiLeaks. Though some revelations are of a serious nature, there are some that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top eight. WikiLeaks: Pak Prez 'dirty', Sharif 'dangerous'
According to the latest revelations made by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as 'dirty but not dangerous' and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as 'dangerous but not dirty'. Shaheed families say don't forget Kashmir martyrs
Mothers of soldiers killed during anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir share their stories of loss and the betrayal they feel with Mumbaikars. Hostage drama ends in US; teen shoots himself
A 15-year-old youth armed with a handgun burst into a classroom and held 23 students and a teacher hostage for more than five hours in a small Wisconsin town before turning the gun on himself, police said. Why Cong can't take Jagan's resignation lightly
analyses the future of the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh in the aftermath of Jaganmohan Reddy's resignation.
November 29, 2010
How WikiLeaks exposes US double standards on India
United States' Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described India as a "self-appointed frontrunner" for a permanent United Nations Security Council seat and directed US envoys to seek minute details about Indian diplomats stationed at the United Nations headquarters, according to classified documents released by WikiLeaks on Monday. India lives from crisis to crisis
The image of India demolished by the scams will take time to rebuild itself. No amount of spinning will get the glory back. Nor can spectacular show of Indian dances or glossy publications suffice to change our image, says TP Sreenivasan Will Kiran Reddy's govt survive the Jagan shocker?
The spectre of political instability has raised its head in Andhra Pradesh with the Kadapa Member of Parliament YS Jaganmohan Reddy quitting the Congress party. Now all the eyes are riveted on him to see how many Congress MLAs in the state will follow in his footstep, reports Mohammed Siddique. 9 Indians among top 100 global thinkers of 2010
Foreign Policy, a global magazine on politics and economic, has chalked out a list of top thinkers of 2010. Nine Indians or those of Indian-origin make the cut. Here's a list. Why Russian delegation canceled their Pak trip
Russia has quietly cancelled the visit of a delegation to Islamabad following Pakistan's refusal to provide consular access to its national and top Al Qaeda activist Akhlaq Ahmed Akhlas, who has been sentenced to death for his role in an assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf. Crazy, Strange, Flabby: US's take on world leaders
The confidential United States documents released by WikiLeaks contain some very interesting and informative comments about world leaders, made reportedly by staffers at US embassies across the world. 'I was deeply hurt': Text of Jagan's letter
In a five-page letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, which was first read out on his television channel Sakshi TV on Monday morning, Jagan Reddy explained the reasons behind his decision. This is the text of his letter: PICS: Gay, colourful and proud on Delhi's streets
Under Delhi's beautiful November afternoon sun, nearly two thousand young men and women marched on Sunday to mark the city's third Queer Pride parade. WikiLeaks reveals how US snoops on friends, foes
Nearly 250,000 classified United States documents procured by WikiLeaks give detail about a wide variety of secret diplomatic episodes and incidences of backroom bargaining, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
November 27, 2010
Obama gets 12 stitches after basketball injury
United States President Barack Obama received 12 stitches on his upper lip after he was accidentally elbowed in the face by one of his fellow players during a basketball match with friends and family, the White House has said. Ravaged by terror, they found new meaning in life
Last year's commemorations of 26/11 terror attacks, across Mumbai, on its first anniversary were often painfully sad. The ceremonies held all over the city brought one quickly to tears. Or they were full of anger. But the second anniversary of 26/11 seems to represent a more positive spirit.
November 26, 2010
PHOTOS: A father's tribute to his martyr son
K Unnikrishnan, father of the National Security Guard commando Major Sandeep who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 terror attack, on Friday led a peace march in Mumbai in memory of those who were killed during the carnage two years ago. 26/11: The unsolved issues
If we wish to deter a future attack like 26/11, we must publicly state our possible response in advance and implement it resolutely in case of attack, says (retd) Colonel Dr Anil Athale PHOTOS: 26/11 terror trawler has no takers
Fishing trawler 'Kuber', which was hijacked and used by Pakistani terrorists to reach Mumbai and unleash terror in November 2008, has been lying useless as nobody wants to use it, the vessel's owner said. Scams, corruption overshadow 26/11 sentiment
Two year after the most gruesome and daring act of terror by 10 Pakistani terrorists on Indian soil hope seems to have given way to cynicism as people talk less about 26/11 heroes and more about CWG, 2G, Adarsh and housing loan scams. Colaba still reverberates with 26/11 memories
On the second anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, Vaihaysi Pande Daniel takes a look at the activity around the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, one of the prominent sites of the horrific terror strikes. Pak has not kept its promise on 26/11: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday, the second anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, said Pakistan has not fulfilled its promise to bring the masterminds of Mumbai terror attacks to justice and hoped it will realise its responsibility as a nation and take action against them. Pix: Chidambaram's homage to 26/11 martyrs
On the second anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram pays tribute to those killed in the Mumbai carnage. The Unmaking of Lalu Yadav
On Judgement Day, Lalu Yadav ultimately paid the price for 15 years of misrule in Bihar. On 26/11, Rakesh Chawan held the master key to Taj
A day after terrorists besieged Mumbai on November 26, 2008, Rakesh Chawan had reported to work as private security guard of MPI at his posting at the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the sites of the horrific attacks. Little did he know that a few hours later he would come face-to-face with one of the terrorists holed up inside the hotel. Braveheart Taj hotel guard misses playing cricket
A day after terrorists besieged Mumbai on November 26, 2008, Rakesh Chawan had reported to work as private security guard of MPI at his posting at the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the sites of the horrific attacks. Little did he know that a few hours later he would come face-to-face with one of the terrorists holed up inside the hotel. Moshe considers India his home
Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg lost their lives on 26/11. Freida Holtzberg, Gavriel's mother, feels the spirit of her son is alive in Mumbai. Here's government's best response since 26/11
After having long regarded its northern land border as the key security challenge, New Delhi has made significant headway in devising and implementing a new Coastal Security Scheme. 'Indo-Pak dialogue is a charade, There's no trust'
Manifesting the mindset of the Pakistan military and its intelligence arm, the Inter Services Intelligence, Retired General Ehsan Ul Haq, erstwhile chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff committee of Pakistan and former ISI director, has said that the Indo-Pakistan composite dialogue, now in limbo was 'a charade'.
November 25, 2010
PIX: New AP CM vows to deliver, make Rahul PM
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy has said that providing an efficient, clean and transparent governance and improving the delivery mechanism for the benefit of the poor will be among his top priorities. PHOTOS: Mumbai, two years after the bloodbath
Two years on, memories of the bloodbath in Mumbai linger in the air. We see God in our son: Mother of 26/11 martyr
K Unnikrishnan, father of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was slain in the 26/11 terror attacks, cycled into Mumbai's western suburb of Dahisar on the morning of November 25. His wife Dhanalakshmi accompanied him. Rajesh Karkera and Abhishek Mande watched the couple address a small gathering of locals. Lessons for Modi, Sonia and Rahul from Bihar
Nitish Kumar's stunning victory in Bihar is a political earthquake that will reverberate in Indian politics till the 2014 Lok Sabha election. 26/11 victims should sue Government of India
B Raman, India's leading expert on terrorism, points out how lack of victim activism has helped governments escape accountability in terror-related cases. B S Yeddyurappa, the master survivor
Emerging unscathed from yet another crisis, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has shown his skills as a political survivor, overcoming adversities emanating from within his own party and the combined Congress-JDS onslaught to oust him over alleged land scams. How BJP, JD-U mastered the numbers game
This is the third election in Bihar in the last five years. And Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United -Bharatiya Janata Party combine has been going from strength to strength: From 75 seats in February 2005 to 146 in October that year to more than 200 this time. Bihar: Last stop for the Rahul juggernaut?
The Congress took the gamble of going it alone but Rahul Gandhi's magic, like it did in Uttar Pradesh, failed this time in Bihar with the party recording its worst-ever performance in assembly elections in the state in last 10 years. Your work starts now, Mr Nitish Kumar
Roads and bridges that Nitish Kumar built have brought his alliance back to power. They made his journey safer. The mandate is clear. Video: Obama pardons turkeys from dinner table
Accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, Obama said by pardoning the birds he had stopped what he called a second "shellacking" in one month. The president was referring to the drubbing his Democratic Party received at the hands of Republicans in the November 2 legislative elections.
November 24, 2010
Profile: YSR loyalist has his task cut out as CM
A legislator from his native Chittoor district in the Rayalaseema region of the state, 50-year-old Reddy will have to also use all his political acumen to take on the challenge posed by Congress' rebel Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. 'We did not visit Kasab to express our sympathies'
'We met more than 250 prisoners at random and Kasab was one amongst them,' Eknath Khadse said, trying to pacify the BJP's ally in the state, the Shiv Sena, who has taken umbrage to the visit. Lalu's politics gets a resounding slap in Bihar
Lalu Prasad Yadav, the rustic politician who once promised to make Bihar's roads as "smooth as Hema Malini's cheeks", was dealt a resounding slap by voters in Bihar bringing into question whether his kind of politics can flourish again. Obstacles didn't deter Nitish's comebacks
Often called Chanakya for his political astuteness, engineer-politician Nitish Kumar blended his secularist ideology with pragmatic politics and combined the development plank with innovative social engineering equations in Bihar to bask in glory yet again. Bihar polls: BIGGEST winners and losers
The Janata Dal-United-Bharatiya Janata Party combine on Wednesday headed for a massive sweep in the assembly elections in Bihar to come back to power for a second continuous term and may notch a three-fourth majority, steamrolling over the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Lok Janshakti Party alliance. Fooled! US, Afghan officials talked to fake Mullah
Top US and Afghan officials have apparently been conned by a man claiming to be a leading Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials. 'It's time NATO stepped-up contacts with India'
In an exclusive interview with Business Standard, Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted that the military alliance's relations with close ally Pakistan would not be developed at the expense of India.
November 23, 2010
2G case: How government defended Raja before SC
Terming Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea for prosecuting former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum case as "misconceived and premature", the government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the sanction had been sought even before a complaint was filed in a court. Lalu or Nitish: Who will Bihar choose?
Counting of votes for all the 243 assembly constituencies in Bihar will take place at 8 am on Wednesday amidst tight security arrangements. PHOTOS: North Korea shells South, situation grim
N Korea shells South Korean island It took Al Qaeda just $4200 to break US barriers
Terror outfit Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the failed attempts to send two parcel bombs to Chicago by courier planes of the FedExpress and the UPS on October 29, has come out with a detailed account of its operation code named Operation Haemorrhage in its online magazine titled Inspire. PIX: Celebrations turn deadly in Cambodia,378 dead
At least 349 people were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede in Cambodia that broke out while thousands were celebrating a water festival on an island in a river in Phnom Penh late on Monday night. Afghanistan war: A decade in PHOTOS
Let's see some glimpses of the Afghan war over the decade in PHOTOS. PIX: 3 LeT operatives on the run in Delhi
The Delhi police are on the look out for three suspected Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives hailing from Kashmir, who are on the loose in the capital, reports Sahim Salim PHOTOS: World's biggest statue of Jesus unveiled
Swiebodzin, a Polish town, has officially unveiled the world's largest Jesus statue -- which surpasses the Christ the Redeemer, the famous Christ sculpture in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro -- with a mass attended by thousands in what is hoped to become a hot tourist destination.
November 22, 2010
Indian scientists hoist tricolour at South Pole
Braving sub-zero temperatures and chilly winds, a team of Indian scientists has hoisted the tri-colour at the South Pole after a treacherous nine-day expedition. PM joins in Sathya Sai Baba's b'day celebrations
On the eve of Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 85th birthday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday graced the convocation ceremony of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning at Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. REWIND: The BEST images in the last 48 hours
Check out the best images in the last 48 hours The real-life hero who inspired the film 'Border'
Gaurav Negi, in his quest to meet the brave men who put their lives on the line to defend India, tracked down Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri. Chandpuri is the real-life hero who inspired Sunny Deol's character in the acclaimed film Border.
November 21, 2010
Dawood helps Qaeda terrorists plot next attack
A group of Al Qaeda terrorists trained in Pakistani camps and assisted by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim are planning to storm Germany's Parliament in a Mumbai-style attack, a media report has said, prompting authorities in Berlin to step up security of the building. We don't need lessons on morality from Pak: India
Reacting sharply to Pakistan's critical remarks over India's endorsement by the United States for United Nations Security Council, India has expressed its 'disappointment' and said they reflected the 'trust deficit' between the two countries. U-turn: Jagan's channel deletes anti-Sonia remarks
A day after airing a news story criticising the Congress and its chief Sonia Gandhi, Sakshi television channel owned by Kadapa Member of Parliament Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took a U-turn on Sunday, re-telecasting it after deleting adverse references to her and claiming that it had not targeted her.
November 20, 2010
PHOTOS: An expensive way to fly when you feel like
Conventional air carriers may soon become a thing of the past, for now you can buy your very own jetpack and fly it too. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. 'As PM, I at times feel like a high school kid'
PM Manmohan Singh's speech at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
November 19, 2010
'LeT attacked Mumbai to demand a Muslim state'
Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his companions were instructed by their Lashkar-e-Tayiba handlers on telephone to hold as many hostages as possible during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to demand from the Indian government the creation of a "separate state for Muslims". AP govt postpones SI exam; Telangana celebrates
Osmania University campus, the hub of the pro Telangana agitation in the recent months, burst in to celebrations on Friday afternoon after the Andhra Pradesh government gave in to the students' demand and postponed the written examination for the recruitment of police sub inspectors throughout the state. Azhagiri kills two birds with low-key wedding
admanabhan finds out more about Azhagiri's meticulous planning, which preceeded his son's nuptials. 'Wanted dead or alive, preferably dead'
assesses the global threat named Anwar al-Awlaki, who has been creating Kasabs around the world with his inflamatory speeches Haj THEN and NOW: 125 years apart
An exhibition of rare 1885 photographs that capture Mecca in a past has been unveiled for display in Dubai. PIX: Osmania campus tense after clashes
Hundreds of security personnel were on Friday deployed in violence-hit areas near Osmania University campus in Hyderabad, amid a bandh call by pro-Telangana students and supporters who went on a rampage on Thursday night. How India can negate Chinese influence in SE Asia
Colonel Anil A Athale (retired) examines the geopolitics of the regions and explains ways in which India and step into the power vacuum that exists there. PIX: Even world leaders find time to stay in shape
Meetings, appointments, speeches, policy-making, tours world leaders have a lot on their palate. Yet some of them find time to stay in shape. Let's take a look at them REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 48 hours from around the world. PIX: Pak eyes deadly Chinese armour, awaits AWACS
Pakistan is evaluating, among other options, three or four Chinese surface-to-air missiles, including the advanced 'HQ-18', Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman told China Daily.
November 18, 2010
Azhagiri kills two birds with low-key wedding
Ever since Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam strongman M K Azhagiri's son's wedding was announced, everyone's ears perked up. How this neglected man never gave up hope
We have just celebrated the festival of lights. But Diwali is not the best time of the year for everyone. Amongst all the prosperous festivities there are some who are not so privileged to be the torch bearers. They have a hard time just to gather a day's meal let alone invest in decorations around the house. But some even in these hard times don't fail to find a way to spread joy and happiness. Anti-India rhetoric intensifies in Nepal
Ahead of a key party meet, Nepal's Maoists have stepped up their anti-India campaign demanding an end to alleged 'intervention' in their country and abolition of all "unequal" treaties. Pak quietly names 453 men killed in Kargil war
Proof of the involvement of regular Pakistani soldiers in the 1999 Kargil War over a string of strategic heights in the Kargil sector of the Line of Control in 1999 has come from an institution that spent years denying its role in the hostilities with India -- the Pakistan Army. 10 ways to fight the disease of corruption
Former Supreme Court Justice N Santhosh Hegde, the current Lokayukta of Karnataka, outlines ten ways to stem the rot of corruption before it corrodes the very foundation of our nation. LeT very dangerous, but NOT more than Al Qaeda: US
The Barack Obama administration's Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State Daniel Benjamin, in an interaction with on Wednesday, has admitted that the social services the Lashkar-e-Tayiba delivers through its front organisations like Jamat-ud-Dawah make the terror outfit even more insidious and dangerous. In PHOTOS: Rajni, Pranab at Alagiri son's wedding
A host of political leaders and the cream of Tamil film world were among those who turned up for the wedding reception of Union Minister M K Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi on Wednesday at the sprawling Tamukkam grounds in Madurai, which was converted into an excellently decorated wedding hall. Revealed: Indians prefer military over Manmohan
The people of India and Pakistan have one thing in common -- they prefer the nation's military to their political leaders. Fallen Indians remembered in South Africa
Mahatma Gandhi was remembered by South Africans as they marked the 150th year since the first indentured Indian workers arrived by boat in Durban. 'Obama proved to sceptics that India MATTERS'
Ashley Tellis, a former official in the George W Bush administration and key foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, had initially been a sceptic of the (United States President Barack) Obama administration's policy toward South Asia and specifically India. In PHOTOS: World's largest statue of Jesus
A small Polish town is all set to enter record books. The world's largest statue of Jesus Christ that rises to 167 feet is all set to be unveiled. In PIX: When the Indian Army impressed the US Army
Indian Army has received an overwhelming pat on its back from the US forces for the professional manner in which it went about carrying out tasks assigned to it in Yudh Abhyas 2010.
November 17, 2010
Piety, brotherhood mark Eid; Protests in Kashmir
Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to mosques to offer prayers as mass animal sacrifices, traditional piety and the spirit of brotherhood marked Muslim festival Eid-ul-Azha that was celebrated across the country on Wednesday. Mangalore air crash: Pilot was 'disorientated'
Disorientation and delayed response by the pilot -- who reportedly dozed off -- and ignoring his co-pilot's warnings during landing may have led to the Boeing aircrash in Mangalore that killed 158 persons, according to an inquiry report. Govt cracks the whip on Big Boss, Rakhi ka Insaaf
Faced with mounting complaints from television viewers and women outfits about objectionable contents, the government has ordered channels airing TV shows 'Big Boss' and 'Rakhi ka Insaaf' to broadcast them only between 11 pm and 5 am, virtually bracketing them as only for adult viewing. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. US drone attacks in Pak hit a century this year
American drone attacks in Pakistan hit a century in 2010, when United States missiles hit a vehicle carrying four terrorists near the Afghan border early on Tuesday. Finally! Prince William engaged to Kate Middleton
Britain's Prince William will marry his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton in 2011, Clarence House has announced.
November 16, 2010
After months of tumult, Valley smiles ahead of Eid
Eid al-Adha shoppers thronged the markets in Srinagar to make purchases for the festival which is expected to be celebrated with a lot of fervour across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, now that the atmosphere in the state has settled to calm after months of turmoil, reports Mukhtar Ahmad. Amar Singh to launch his own party in new-year
With cinestars Jaya Prada and Sanjay Dutt in tow, expelled Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh is all set to formally launch his own party in the new-year. Sarod maestro lights up Sai Baba's 85th birthday
Puttaparthi, the abode of Sri Satya Sai Baba, on Monday witnessed a beautiful symphony of sound and spirit as thousands of devotees from across the world, important dignitaries and well renowned artists gathered to join the 85th birthday of the renowned spiritual guru. 'Nitish doesn't have a team, he is singlehanded'
'Nitish doesn't have the advantage of good people in the second-third level of leadership. He has to to do everything himself,' says Prabhat Ghosh, director, Asian Development Research Institute in Patna. Heart-rending scenes at Delhi building crash site
visits the site of the building crash in East Delhi and sees tragedy, neglect and official apathy. Iran's Ayatollah makes a 'dangerous' appeal
The Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has urged the Islamic Ummah to sympathise and provide assistance to Kashmir, and called the United States an arrogant, 'self-styled commandant of the Islamic region and the real sponsor of the Zionist regime'. PIX: Sri Sri moves two nations with one message
Art of Living proponent Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has called upon people of India and Pakistan to recognise the voice of peace within and create a violence-free world. 'Her fatherland is Korea, motherland is India'
"She is a Korean who thinks Korea is her fatherland and India is her motherland." With these words the attention of the press party was diverted from Basel III, trade imbalances and such to a riveting half-hour of wonderful dance 3 reasons why India is smiling after Obama visit
It took six months' hard work and more than a dozen visits to-and-from both sides for Washington and New Delhi to make President Barack Obama's visit successful. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. '26/11: Headley must have had local help'
Sebastian Rotella, the award-winning reporter relentlessly exposing the David Headley case, in an exclusive interview with's Vicky Nanjappa. In PHOTOS: East Delhi building collapse
The death toll in the east Delhi building collapse mounted to 66 on Tuesday as scores of rescue workers struggled to pull out those trapped in the debris of one of the worst such incidents in the capital. Top words of 2010: Vuvuzela, Lady Gaga and more...
'Spillcam', the coinage for the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, and horn pipe 'Vuvuzela' that shot into fame during the FIFA World Cup have been named the top words of 2010 by a group that analyses language usage while Chinese leader Hu Jintao is the year's top name. 26/11: 'For a successful end, you must be killed'
Stocked with computers, televisions and voice-over-internet phones, top commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiyba had set up a control room from where they controlled and directed the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, a United States report has said. After Games, Delhi's 'undesirables' are back
From hawkers to the homeless, around 2.5 lakh people were evicted from Delhi's streets before the Commonwealth Games to give the city a clean look, but a month after the mega event they are back in business.
November 15, 2010
Let's talk face-to-face, Suu Kyi tells junta
Myanmar's democracy icon, who was freed on Saturday after being under house arrest for seven years, said that she will continue to fight for the 2,200 political prisoners who are still imprisoned by the junta Damning evidence of ISI's links with 26/11 strikes
At least six suspected 'masterminds' of the Mumbai terror attacks are still at large in Pakistan and there is mounting evidence of the Inter Services Intelligence's strong links to the 2008 strikes, an investigative report said on Monday. Obama returns home, talks about India
Returning home to the United States after a 9-day sojourn to Asia, President Barack Obama joked about his press secretary's run-in with Indian officials in New Delhi, among other things. In PHOTOS: The pilgrimage of a lifetime
Over 1.5 million Muslims from around the world have flooded into the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual Haj pilgrimage. 'Pak lives in an uneasy peace with rival India'
Ahead of United States President Barack Obama administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan strategic review in December, an independent task force report on Pakistan and Afghanistan, sponsored by the respected and influential Council on Foreign Relations, has said a long-term partnership with Pakistan 'can be sustained only if Pakistan takes action against all terrorist organisations based on its soil.' 'Obama didn't mention the P word initially'
An influential Republican lawmaker has vowed to hold United States President Barack Obama's feet to the fire regarding his pledge during his address to the Parliament to pressure Pakistan to dismantle terrorist havens within its borders that foment attacks against India. 'Obama's UNSC message just a diplomatic gesture'
Lisa Curtis, the head of conservative Heritage Foundation's South Asia Program analyses the Obama visit to India in conversation with Aziz Haniffa.
November 14, 2010
Over 10,000 autorickshaws go off Delhi roads
Officials in the Transport Department said all permit holders of autorickshaws in the city were told in November last year to apply for smart card-based permits as part of the government's efforts to maintain proper records of the three-wheelers. Top PHOTOS: The world in the week gone by
We bring you a collection of the best Reuters photos taken around the world last week.
November 13, 2010
Burmese activists fear Suu Kyi's re-arrest
The pro-democracy Burmese activists and human rights groups on Saturday expressed concern over the safety and security of Aung San Suu Kyi who was released from house arrest by Myanmar's military government. 'A war between India, Pak will delight Al Qaeda'
Warning that another 26/11 type attack could result in an Indo-Pak war, a former diplomat has highlighted the need for the United States to target the hideouts of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in drone strikes in view of Pakistan's reluctance to act aggressively against the terror outfit. India in UNSC? No way, say Pakistan, China
Pakistan and China strongly feel that India should not become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, as it would disturb the balance of power in the region, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday. Bobby Jindal takes on Obama in new book
India-born Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has criticised United States President Barack Obama for being not connected to ground realities in his latest book.
November 12, 2010
PIX: How Indian Navy rescued a ship from pirates
At about 6 am on Thursday, about 450 nautical miles off West of Mumbai, a merchant ship MV BBC Orinoco with a crew of 14 members, including five Ukrainians and nine Filipinos, reported being attacked by pirates. Why the 'aam aadmi' loved Michelle Obama
The down-to-earth US First Lady won thousands of new friends for the US during her three-day India visit, believes B Raman Who said there is justice in the world?
'Those with teeth don't have nuts. Those who have nuts don't have teeth.' 'Challenge would be to live up to all Obama said'
United States President Barack Obama not just met, but beat India's expectations, feel two veteran career diplomats who between the two of them have over four decades of service in the Indian subcontinent, reports Aziz Haniffa. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. PIX: Chaos, confusion at Delhi airport's swanky T3
Thousands of passengers had a harrowing time at the swanky Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Thursday when Air India shifted its entire domestic operations to the new venue. PIX: Kaur sisters bridge Indo-US military divide
US Army Alaska found an untraditional method of alleviating those challenges when they discovered India-born sisters Corporal Balreet Kaur and Specialist Jasleen Kaur -- both medics for the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (National Guard) who are now serving as cultural liaisons between the armies of the two nations during exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Meet the next Osama bin Laden
Considered the 'world's most wanted man' by counter terrorism organisations across three continents, Ilyas Kashmiri, the one-eyed rabid anti-India leader, is seen as a terror successor to Osama Bin Laden.
November 11, 2010
REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. When Dr Singh and Obama met...
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama sat down at the long table in Hyderabad House, the venue for the government's summit meetings, who were the ministers and officials present on both sides? 'India wants to pump in terrorists into Pakistan'
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has alleged that it is not Pakistan that is carrying out a proxy war against India in Afghanistan, but the other way around, with the Indian consulates in Kandahar and Jalalabad, veritable offices of the Indian intelligence, the Research and Analysis Wing, to foment terrorism in Pakistan. 'Why isn't Indian nuke bomb called Hindu bomb?'
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has expressed his bitter resentment toward United States President Barack Obama and his administration for developing a strategic partnership with India while using Pakistan only for its strategic convenience. While speaking at the Atlantic Council, a Washington, DC-based think tank, Musharraf lashed out against Obama's decision not to visit Pakistan during his recent visit to Asia. 'Why isn't Indian nuke bomb called Hindu bomb?'
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has expressed his bitter resentment toward United States President Barack Obama and his administration for developing a strategic partnership with India while using Pakistan only for its strategic convenience. While speaking at the Atlantic Council, a Washington, DC-based think tank, Musharraf lashed out against Obama's decision not to visit Pakistan during his recent visit to Asia. Maharashtra CMs' jinx! They rarely last full term
Completing a full term as chief minister of Maharashtra has always eluded the incumbent leader due to various reasons from controversies to factionalism in the ruling party. STUNNING PIX: Indian Army trains in icy Alaska
Indian Army personnel are taking part in a joint military exercise with their American counterparts involving airborne specialist operations in sub-zero temperatures in Alaska.
November 10, 2010
'A heartfelt connection with the Obamas'
'The whole time we were talking, we were holding hands and he looked right in my eyes. It was very moving.' 'Obama indicated his faith in India's democracy'
'This trip will solidify India's understanding of the new kind of world leadership Obama wishes to achieve, one very different from that of George W Bush,' says Professor William Chafe. 'US agents behaved rudely, violated all norms'
Upset over the high-handedness of the US security agencies, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal expressed his displeasure to the Maharashtra government, stating problems faced by his men on account of American officials, while handling President Barack Obama's security on his recent visit to the city. PIX: Cruise with 4,500 on board adrift in Pacific
The ship, which departed from Long Beach, Calif., Sunday on a seven-day voyage to the Mexican Riviera, was about 200 miles south of San Diego when a fire ignited in the engine room, cutting off power, telephone service and air conditioning. PICS: Indonesia's Fire Mountain is still erupting!
The volcano is still dangerous as eruptions and gas clouds continue to force people to abandon their houses with fear of another big eruption. The end is not yet in sight Chavan: From Centre's backroom to the Maha seat
From the relative obscurity in the backroom of the Prime Minister's Office to the most coveted seat of power in Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan has reaped the reward for his personal integrity, professional ability and unflinching loyalty to 10, Janpath. Protests outside Indian consulate in San Francisco
Protests were witnessed in front of the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, US, protesting the denial of entry in India to Prof Richard Shapiro, chair of the anthropology department at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 48 hours from around the world. Why Obama's successful India visit scares Pak
While India is terming the visit of American President Barack Obama as a very successful trip that will give a shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership, Pakistan is worried especially after Obama endorsed India's role in Afghanistan and India's right to a permanent seat in the Security Council. Maharashtra CM's chair: The contenders highlights the few potential candidates who are left in the race for the Maharashtra CM's post.
November 09, 2010
Tum bohot accha kar rahe ho, Obamaji told them
A group of kids met US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama when the couple was visiting Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi. They may not know how big a leader they had met, but they sure feel proud and counted. They share their experience with's . 10-yr-old Kshamaya's 'OMG' Obama moment
'She was wearing a grayish dress, but her sparkling white pearls shone through the thick and dark windows. I thought Michelle was outstandingly beautiful.' PHOTO album: President Obama's India trip
We recollect some moments of the US President's stay in India, the longest ever in a foreign country ever since he took over the top post. Why Obama visit is significantly successful
A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of United States President Barack Obama to India, notes senior analyst B Raman 'Prez Obama made a dramatic gesture for India'
Richard Fontaine, senior fellow at the Centre for a New American Security and author of the Centre's recent report Natural Allies: A Blueprint for the Future of US-India Relations, believes that United States President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's candidacy for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council was 'a bold move'. Obama's maiden visit to India a triumph: Experts
Terming United States President Barack Obama's maiden trip to India as a triumph, noted American experts cutting across ideological spectrum on Monday said that it has taken the Indo-US relationship to an altogether new level. Obamas treated to fish tikka and shami kebabs
The Obama were treated to a wide spread of Indian cuisine at the Presidential Banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
November 08, 2010
What Obama said about Pakistan, UN and Afghanistan
United States President Barack Obama floored MPs as he addressed a joint session of the Parliament on Monday evening as he spoke about terrorism in Pakistan, India's UNSC bid and extremism in Afghan. Obama moved forward on UNSC, Pakistan
'President Obama bahut dhanyavad, we should say! He gave an outstanding speech to Parliament on Monday. His address to lawmakers and the people of India was balanced and profound.' Have you seen Dr Singh smile so much?
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't seem to have stopped smiling since he met Barack Obama at Delhi airport on Sunday. The critical points that Obama made in Parliament
United States President Barack Obama, during his historic address to the Parliament on Monday evening, made some vital comments about the changing relationship between the two largest democracies of the world: India and US. PIX: Michelle makes up for skipping Amritsar
Michelle Obama hits it off yet again with children, reports . In PHOTOS: Obama's Monday in New Delhi
US President Barack Obama has had a busy Monday -- from having being ceremonially welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to meeting leaders from across the spectrum. We recall his day in PHOTOS Gibbs threatens to pull Obama out of talks
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wags his finger at an Indian official on Monday morning. He later threatened to pull his boss out of the talks! Obama stays away from 'K-word', PM doesn't
Barack Obama has indicated to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would be happy to play any role India and Pakistan may want him to play, to reduce tensions between the two countries, the United States President said on Monday. PIX: India and US take ties to the next level
Addressing a joint press conference at the Hyderabad House after official talks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama stated the two countries have decided to expand cooperation in the fields of space, technology, health and agriculture. PHOTOS: Obama pays tribute to his Indian hero
United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Monday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. 'I didn't understand a word of what Obama said'
Jillu Yadav, a police constable attached to the Railway Protection Force, was among the 26/11 heroes and survivors invited to meet President Obama at the Taj Mahal hotel. India is now a world power, says Obama
United States President Barack Obama on Monday said India is now a world power and the two countries can work together on issues like counter-terrorism to promote peace, stability and prosperity for the whole world. 'The answers could have been better'
With lines like "He was very diplomatic", "I don't think he got my question right," the students let it be known who they thought came out trumps. Obamania hits Delhi, but all's quiet at Rajghat
New Delhi may be gearing up for United States President Barack Obama's visit, but Rajghat will welcome him just like any other guest. PIX: Obamas meet India's high and mighty
Sheela Bhatt on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's dinner for President Barack Obama.
November 07, 2010
Obamas meet India's high and mighty
Dr Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, President Obama, Michelle Obama, Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee were seated at the lead table. PIX: A history lesson for the Obamas
K K Mohammad, who took the US First Couple around Humayun's Tomb while explaining its history, tells Sheela Bhatt that the tour was a crash course in architecture and history for the Obamas. Images: When the US President hugged Dr Singh
The US President shared an affectionate hug with Dr Singh. Obama greeted the PM's wife Gursharan Kaur with a peck on her cheek. First Lady Michelle Obama did the same to Dr Singh and Kaur. Ask Obama tough questions. Keep him on his toes
'Each one of us was a little nervous, but equally curious, to find out what Mr Obama had in store for the youth of Mumbai.' When President Obama danced to Meebai Koli
The students of Holy Name High School may have been welcoming the most powerful man on earth, but they were not short on humour. IMAGES: In Delhi, Dr Singh, Obama share warm vibes
United States President Barack Obama on Sunday arrived in Delhi on the second leg of his three-day visit to India. He was personally received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who set aside protocol to welcome the high-profile guest. 'I introduce you to my husband, the US President'
Recalling her days of growing up in humble circumstances, United States First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday asked students to 'dream big', not just for themselves but for their communities. Manmohan's secret list for Obama
Recognising that President Obama's visit was not aimed to achieve immediate goals, a policy brief circulated amongst top strategists and government officials by the PMO suggests building a base for long term India-US relations for 2020. Maurya, Humayun await Obamas
The roads leading to ITC Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi are lined with men-in-khakhis and police cars. India has biggest stake in a stable Pak: Obama
United States President Barack Obama on Sunday made it clear that the US 'cannot impose' itself on India-Pakistan relations and called for a 'military response' in a 'significant ongoing way' against those who perpetrated terror attacks in Mumbai and New York. PHOTOS: Obamas bid farewell to Mumbai's Sumit Rajwade took photos of Air Force One taking off from the Mumbai airport. 'Obama got a flavour of rural India'
'IT is not just about export and dollars -- or about big cities like Delhi and Mumbai --but also about how it is improving villages," said a proud Sachin Pilot, Union minister of state for communication. In PHOTOS: Obamas do the Koli dance
US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama on Sunday hit the dance floor to a foot-tapping Marathi folk number, joining a group of students at a school in Mumbai to participate in symbolic Diwali festivities. PHOTOS: Snipers, drills... Delhi is Obama ready
The Delhi Police is working overtime to ensure that the security is fool proof ahead of United States President Barack Obama's visit to the national capital on Sunday afternoon.
November 06, 2010
'Why does Obama need so many men to protect him'
Residents of Gamdevi, the plush area in South Mumbai that houses Mani Bhavan, welcomed Barack Obama with a frown on Saturday. Sonil Dedhia and Abhishek Mande listen in. Glee, indifference surrounds Obama's visit's profiles life around Mani Bhavan during Obama's visit. Video: Michelle Obama is 'hot'
At the University of Mumbai library, elegantly-attired United States First Lady Michelle Obama captivated a group of Mumbai children. After an hour spent dancing, singing, playing the tambourine, games and hopscotch with her, barefoot, these kids -- who are from deprived backgrounds (most of them do not have parents) and receive assistance in their education from non-governmental organisation Making A Difference -- had stars in their eyes. Go Back Obama, say angry protestors
Members of the Forward Block and the All India Student Federation protested against US President Barack Obama during the first day of his three-day India visit. 26/11 hero gets memento after meeting Obama
The man who displayed exemplary presence of mind on that horrific night two years ago was clearly happy he had the presence of mind on Saturday to get a memento of his meeting with President Obama. How Mumbai is linked to America's most famous song
Close to where the Obamas will stay in Mumbai is the British-named dock that launched a German-named ship that gave America its most famous song. In PHOTOS: Obamas at Mani Bhavan
"I am filled with hope and inspiration as I have the privilege to view this testament to Gandhi's life. He is a hero not just to India but to the world," Obama wrote in the visitor's book at the Mani Bhavan in Mumbai. PIX: What Obama told 26/11 survivors
United States President Barack Obama on Saturday said his decision to stay in the Taj Hotel is a powerful message against terrorism and demanded that the perpetrators of the horrific Mumbai attacks should be brought to justice. PHOTOS: Obama in Mumbai. What to expect now
US President Barack Obama arrived in India on Saturday on a three-day visit during which about 18 announcements are expected to be made on a wide range of areas covering economy, security and political spheres including possible easing of export controls on dual use items. Meet Obama's top Indian American
Dr Rajiv Shah, the highest-ranking Indian-American member of the Obama administration, has traveled with the President to the country his parents left in the late 1960s. Namaste and welcome to St Xavier's
'I don't remember my President or Secretary of State ever visiting my college,' an American friend of mine told me last week on hearing that President Obama was scheduled to visit my college. Exclusive! 1st PHOTOS of Obama arriving in Mumbai
The Air Force One carrying Obama and his wife Michelle touched down at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 12:50 pm. In PHOTOS: Fortress Mumbai
Mumbai has turned into a fortress as security personnel took their positions with a massive three dimensional security -- land, air and water -- put in place for the US President Barack Obama's two day visit beginning from Saturday. PIX: Colaba shuts down ahead of Obama's arrival
Traffic, including taxis, is still moving freely albeit cautiously on Colaba Causeway. But traffic cops say they will pull all traffic off the road around 11 am Michelle Obama puts on her dancing shoes
When United States President Barack Obama was talking serious business with industry honchos in at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, First Lady Michelle had a rather fun-filled Saturday evening.
November 05, 2010
US has a compelling stake in India, says McCain
Senator John McCain, who is one of the most influential American lawmakers when it comes to foreign policy, said "the emergence of a strategic partnership with India has been one of the most consequential bipartisan successes of recent US foreign policy." On Diwali Day, India awaits Obama
According to a White House press advisory, Obama and the First Lady would depart Andrews Air Force Base at about 10 am local time (7-30 pm India time). They would stop at Ramstein, Germany for refueling. His scheduled arrival is 12-50 pm Saturday in Mumbai where he would stay at the Taj Hotel. When Clinton came a-calling
In his memoir, My Life, Clinton writes of the visit as being crucial since 'we had wasted too much time since the end of the Cold War, when India had aligned itself with the Soviet Union principally as a counterweight to China.'
November 04, 2010
What Pakistan thinks of Obama's India visit
Ahead of United States President Barack Obama's visit to India, Pakistan insisted that its ties with Washington should not been seen through the prism of US-India relations. Images: US Secret Service checks out Taj
More than 40 Secret Service agents -- entrusted with protecting United States President Barack Obama and his family -- are in Mumbai and New Delhi, reviewing daily security arrangements at each of the locations that Barack and Michelle Obama are scheduled to visit, according to sources. 'Just the fact of Obama's stay at Taj matters'
'In the struggle India is going through, the US must be seen very clearly as being in India's corner. Pakistani-based terrorism is not a problem that India faces alone. It's part of a common problem that the US faces as well,' says India expert Ashley Tellis. REWIND: Great moments of Indo-US bonhomie
Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India, goes back in time to bring you some memorable moments from part American presidential visits to India. Prakash Karat on what Obama must and must not do
Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat writes about US President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India. Why America is frustrated with India
'A lot of people in India are not ready to move on. You are still concerned that any defence deal with the US will constrain your strategic autonomy, as if the US had the power to do that,' says Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Henry L Stimson Centre, a Washington, DC think-tank. Obama is everywhere: On slippers, eggs and books!
The damages roads have been repaired, Delhi and Mumbai have been cleaned up, Parliament has been spruced up and security has been beefed up. As India awaits a visit by the most powerful person in the world, US President Barack Obama has already managed to make his mark on artisans and hawkers. Take a look at these images to know what we are talking about Check out Barack's home in Mumbai
This palatial suite, with Italian marble floors, furnished with antiques (ranging from Belgian chandeliers to British era artifacts), original paintings (that were restored by a battery of artists after they were damaged in the terrorist attacks) and old-style grandeur, offers a patio overlooking the harbour, a balcony in the shadow of the Gateway, a master bedroom and a living-dining room. Republican slams Obama's 'over-the-top' India trip
The costs of United States President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to India has been criticised by a Republican leader as 'over-the-top' spending. India gets C+ grade in its nuclear report card!
In a report card assessing the progress on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament in 2009-2010, the independent Arms Control Association headquartered in Washington, DC, has given India an overall C+ grade on an A through F scale. The association rates the performance of 11 key states in 10 universally-recognised categories of nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security. PIX: World's largest aircraft has a blown engine
The double-decker plane, flight QF32 bound for Sydney from Singapore, was carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew when it ran into trouble shortly after take-off and had to return to the city-state's Changi Airport leaving a trail of smoke Obama's visit is very unfortunately timed: Natwar
'Bush was too committed towards Indo-US relations. I don't know if Obama is as committed.' Former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh in an exclusive interview. Photos: Sarah Palin is back
Buoyed by its take-over of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, the Republican Party is assessing its chances at winning the 2012 presidential race, and political heavy weight Sarah Palin, is being considered as a front-runner for the top job. Hu is world's most powerful; Sonia 9th, PM 18th
The heads of state, major religious figures, entrepreneurs and outlaws on the second annual list were chosen "because, in various ways, they bend the world to their will." Welcome to a safe Mumbai, Mr Obama!
Mumbai has turned into a fortress of sorts to receive United States President Barack Obama on November 6. Extraordinary security measures have been taken to ensure that the American President has a safe trip. In PHOTOS: Oddly India
Here's a collection of some odd images from across India. Do you have some of your own? Send it to us. Chinese war games in Tibet are a warning for India
These war games are said to be in response to India's augmenting its border defences along the Chinese border. The Chinese have been perturbed with India's plan's to reactivate a forward air base at Noyoma in Ladakh. National Heritage award for Bharata Natyam artiste
Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, popularly known as Kumari Kamala during her early career in India, last month became the first Bharata Natyam artist in the United States to receive the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship for 2010, the country's highest honour in the traditional and folk arts. Utah nonprofit honours Dr Dinesh Patel
Utah Youth Village presented its highest honour, the 2010 Helping Hand award, to nationally recognised life sciences innovator Dr Dinesh Patel for his 'extraordinary love and support for Utah's most vulnerable children.'
November 03, 2010
Muslim convention in US discusses Ayodhya
Pluralism, democracy and minority rights were the focus of discussion at the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin's two-day 20th annual convention, held in Detroit. Indian-American Kamala Harris is California AG
Endorsed by United States President Barack Obama, Indian-American Kamala Harris on Wednesday won the election for Attorney General of California, soon after Indian origin Nikki Haley of Republican Party scripted history by winning the governorship of South Carolina. Temple to English Devi runs into hurdle
Chandrabhan Prasad is persistent in the belief that by revering Goddess English, uneducated Dalit mothers will make sure that their children learn English. Pak has to punish 26/11 attackers urgently: Obama
Ahead of his visit, United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday described India as a 'cornerstone' of US' engagement in Asia, but held out no assurances on key issues -- support for India's permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council and ending curbs on the export of dual-use technology. Will this man be the US President in 2012?
Riding on the back of youthful charisma, dynamism, energy and ability to inspire confidence amongst Florida's voters, Republican candidate Marco Rubio got elected to the Senate on November 2. India will ask Obama for Headley's extradition
Security experts wonder if the home ministry's outburst against the US is directed at seeking David Headley's extradition. 'If PM can be above 70 why not sports chiefs?'
If the country can have a Prime Minister above 70 then what is wrong in having National Sports Federation chiefs of similar age, asked Archery Association of India President Vijay Kumar Malhotra reacting sharply to the Delhi high court's decision that limits NSF heads' tenure. Why Jairam Ramesh is upset with Harry Potter
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed Hollywood's famous flick 'Harry Potter' for the dwindling number of wild owls in the country. White House staff to take over Taj for 2 days
The iconic Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai will be off limits not only for outsiders, but also for most of the hotel's employees during US President Barack Obama's visit. US to spend Rs 900 cr a day on Obama's India trip
About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments. Flashback: US Presidents who came calling
Barack Obama will be the sixth American president to set foot on Indian soil when he arrives in India on November 5th for a four-day visit. The world's most influential women
If you had a choice, would you rather be like former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher or superstar Angelina Jolie? Ex-revolutionary, cancer survivor, now a President
Brazil is set to elect its first woman president, an ex-revolutionary who was dubbed the iron lady for her curt and demanding management style. Indian American Nikki Haley is South Carolina Guv
Riding on a wave against the liberal policies of President Barrack Obama, and inspired and helped by the right wing Tea Party movement, led by leaders like Sarah Palin, former candidate for vice president, Haley, whose parents came from Amritsar in the 60s, trounced her Democratic opponent state Senator Vincent Sheheen. Ovation for Sonia: The only purpose of AICC meet
Giving a clear indication that some senior leaders would be dropped from the party's highest decision making body -- the Congress Working Committee -- Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that some leaders would have to face disappointment, reports Renu Mittal
November 02, 2010
A memoir that reflects the immigrant experience
"My father had a very interesting way of teaching us life lessons," says Teji Singh Bindra. "He would ask us as children how much would 1 + 1 make, and we would say 2. Remove the plus mark, and you could make it 11, he would say." It's a day for hugs and talks: Haley on poll day
Just as polling is underway in south Carolina for state and Congressional elections, Republican candidate for governor Nikki Haley came with her family: husband Michael, children, Rena and Nalin, to the polling station at Mount Horeb Methodist Church, in Lexington. It is also the church that the family goes for worship. NYC settles with desi professor for racist remark
New York City has settled a case by Ravi Shankar, associate professor of English and poet-in-residence, Central Connecticut State University, for wrongful arrest and detention last year. Ombles ignored, Obama to meet other 26/11 heroes
Tukaram Omble was the biggest hero of 26/11. He was responsible for the capture of Ajmal Kasab, that helped confirm Pakistan's role in the attacks. Humayun lies in wait for Obama
Barack Obama's staff could not have chosen a better venue than Humayun's Tomb for his only cultural outing in the capital. Obama's Diwali with Colaba schoolchildren
children at the Holy Name High School can't contain their excitement as they get set for a meeting with the American president. Unprecedented! Left may disrupt Obama speech
Barack Obama is not his predecessor. So why are India's Communists giving the American President the Bush treatment? Sonia speaks on Kashmir, Ayodhya; mum on Adarsh
Congress President Sonia Gandhi was addressing the AICC session in New Delhi. The Iron Lady of Manipur
Irom Sharmila, has been fasting for 9 years against a controversial law. Nikki Haley ends campaign on a high note
Winding up the gruelling campaign season, the final event was held on her home turf in Gilbert, Lexington County, where the Haley family lives. A few hundred people turned up to hear possibly the next leaders of the state government, including Haley, Lieutenant Governor candidate Ken Ard, attorney general candidate Alan Wilson, Congressman Joe Wilson and others. PIX: Mumbai gears up to receive President Obama
When Air Force One lands in Mumbai on 6 November and US President Barack Obama sets foot on the Indian soil, senior police officials barring the exception of Director General of Police and Mumbai police commissioner may not even get a glimpse of the visiting dignitary. The worrying case of rising racist rhetoric in US
According to a report, intolerant remarks made by elected officials and those running for office had contributed to negative public opinions and policies, including stirring negative responses against political candidates of South Asian descent. Obama will 'try to avoid K-word during India trip'
United States President Barack Obama is expected to "try his level best to avoid the K-word -- Kashmir" during his three-day trip to India that starts next week, a newspaper has reported. The writing is on the wall for Obama and Democrats's assesses the mood of the voters ahead of the US mid-term elections on November 2 REWIND: The best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours
We bring you a presentation of the best photos in the last 24 hours from around the world. 'Let's move India away from Russian weapons'
In a letter to President Obama, Republican Senator Ed Royce asked him to build on the defence co-operation between India and the US that was initiated by his predecessors Bill Clinton and continued by George W Bush. 'Obama's trip has the potential to be historic'
Richard Fontaine had an exclusive chat with readers on Monday evening where he discussed the presidential visit and the way forward between the two countries, and their respective stands on a range of significant issues -- from the US foreign policy to rise in visa fees.
November 01, 2010
When Nikki Haley was asked to serve coffee
As election day approached and the fight reached its final stages, Representative Nikki Haley, the Republican candidate for governor of South Carolina, marches ahead with sizeable leads in opinion polls. I have a track record of innovation: Kamala Harris
For San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Devi Harris -- the first African-American and the first Indian-American to do so, who is seeking to create history by becoming California's first lady -- her mother is her mentor. AP day celebrations marred by Telangana protests
Ransacking of the residences of a minister and a Congress MLA in Hyderabad, burning of effigies of other ministers, attempt to stop Chief Minister's convoy, noisy protest demonstration and boycott of celebrations marked the 55th anniversary of the formation of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. India, US: What the future may look like
'We want to see a balance of power be preserved in Asia and as China grows in influence, a stronger India and a stronger India working together with an America that has a presence in Asia is to the good in maintaining that balance,' says Richard Fontaine, the key man behind the recent report, Natural Allies: A Blueprint for the Future of US-India Relations. India: Wikipedia's next target
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales's goal is to make Wikipedia available in India's local languages. "If we can actively energise the community, it can take off quickly," he says. "Marathi and Telugu, for example, are catching up." Which church will Obama visit on Sunday?
This Sunday morning the American President will find himself in Mumbai.'s visits the Mumbai churches where America's leader and First Lady can pray. In PHOTOS: The robot who will fly to space
The humanoid robot, which resembles the torso, head and shoulders of a person, was designed by NASA and General Motors to work alongside astronauts to complete chores and repairs aboard the International Space Station. Nikki Haley closes in on South Carolina guv's post
A day before the election for the post of the governor of South Carolina, Republican candidate Nikki Haley continues to lead in the opinion polls. So far, no opinion poll has found her opponent -- State Senator and Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen -- ahead of Haley. Chavan to stay or go? Sonia, Pranab debate
A decision by the Congress party on Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation in the wake of an embarrassing housing scam in Mumbai is expected to take some more time. Will IAF fly this Super Viper fighter aircraft?
United States aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corporation has offered India its tailor-made advanced F-16IN Super Viper aircraft for the Indian Air Force. Bigoted attack on Indian in US congressional poll
The latest attack against Goyle on the eve of the election on November 2 has been a bigoted and illegal attack through billboards exhorting 'Vote American, Vote Pompeo.' How Obama can balance India and China
How to co-operate effectively with both India and China without seeming to favour the relationship with one at the cost of the other, will be one of Obama's big challenges, says B Raman Hindus, Muslims are separate nations: Geelani
Syed Ali Shah Geelani of the Jamaat-e Islami of Jammu and Kashmir talks about the Kashmir conflict and its possible solution in this 2 part interview with Yoginder Sikand. Muslims in Miami are fighting their own battle
In the backdrop of the US mid-term elections slated for November 2,'s visits a small gathering of Muslims in Miami who despite feeling persecuted are fighting their battle in a peaceful way to break out of the stereotypes and prejudices that they experience in every day life post 9/11 America.
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