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February 28, 2008
PPP, PML-N vow to ban military from politics
The Pakistani opposition parties, which inflicted a crushing defeat on President Pervez Musharraf's allies in the February 18 elections, vowed at a gathering in Islamabad on Wednesday to banish the military from politics.

Pentagon chief Robert Gates meets defence minister A K Antony
United States defence secretary Robert Gates, on a visit to the subcontinent, met defence minister A K Antony in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Farmers' plight rocks parliament
Third front forced an adjournment of the Lok Sabha, Lower house of the Indian Parliament, on Wednesday and Thursday, to highlight the plight of farmers across the country.

Pak opposition parties to observe Judiciary Day
Pakistan's All Parties Democratic Alliance, an alliance of opposition parties that boycotted the recent election in Pakistan, has announced that it will observe March 9 as Judiciary Day.

Tagore's university attracts Japanese students
A group of twenty-one Japanese students from Soka University are undergoing an intensive exchange programme at the Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata. The professors at RBU are using techniques employed by Tagore himself to improve their abilities.

February 27, 2008
Yoga draws foreigners to Orissa
>Foreigners are flocking to Puri in Orissa, in search of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Sharif slams US war on terror in Pakistan
>Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that the current method in the war on terror is not in 'anyone's interests'.

First Mother Teresa International awards conferred
>The first Mother Teresa International Humanitarian awards were presented at the plush Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Pentagon chief hopeful about Indo-US N-deal
>United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates is hopeful about the India-US civilian nuclear deal.

February 25, 2008
India hosts the world's largest tea party
In an attempt to break all world records, India hosts the largest tea party. The event was organised on February 24 by a daily newspaper in Indore in which almost 40,000 people participated.

Next Sino-India joint exercise in India: Antony
Indian defence Minister A K Antony said on February 24 in Laungwala that the next joint exercise with China would be conducted on Indian territory.

Pak: Jamaat-E-Islami supports victorious parties
Following last week's inconclusive election, several political parties in Pakistan are in talks to form an alliance to claim a majority in the National Assembly.

Goa tourism 'spices' up
Tourists earlier attracted to the famed beaches of Goa are now enjoying the rural idyll in the spice farms there.

February 22, 2008
Asma Jehangir hits out at Pak militants
The activist says militants are fighting a losing battle

February 21, 2008
India wants to resume talks with Pak
India has welcomed the election outcome in Pakistan.

Pak lawyers want judiciary restored
Pakistani lawyers are demanding the reinstatement of sacked Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary and other judges.

PPP may tie up with Musharraf's allies
The Pakistan People's Party is likely to join hands with President Pervez Musharraf’s allies to form a coalition government.

Time is running out on N-deal: Kerry
United States Senator John Kerry urged for speedy progress on the India-United States civil nuclear agreement.

February 20, 2008
Samjhauta Express blast: Victims neglected
Pakistan People's Party leader Asif Ali Zardari has said that his party was looking forward to forming a coalition government with the Pakistan Muslim Leaue headed by Nawaz Sharif.

February 19, 2008
From science in Germany to Bharatnatyam in India
A Bharatnatyam performance that she watched over 10 years ago enthralled German scientist Simone Brero so much that she decided to master the beautiful dance form.

Samjhauta Express blast: Victims neglected
The graveyard in Haryana, where 29 Pakistani victims of the blast in Samjhauta Express lie buried, continues to be in a state of neglect.

February 18, 2008
Pak polls: A violent start
Pakistan witnessed a violent start to the general elections on February 18 as blast hits a polling booth in the Swat Valley.

A school for specially-abled children in Bihar
A school named Asha Kiran for specially-abled children provides free education and food in a backward jungle area of Bihar.

Pak in a fragile situation: South Asia Expert
Daniel Markey, South Asia expert at the Council of Foreign Relations, described the political situation in Pakistan as fragile.

Bangladesh sheltering militants: Bengal CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has accused neighbouring Bangladesh of sheltering militants.

Orissa: Compensation for Maoist attack victims
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced compensation for the victims of the Maoist attack.

New Delhi's 'Appu Ghar' closed down
India's first amusement park, Appu Ghar, is being closed down.

Army cannot be used to stop Maoist threat: Antony
Union Defence Minister A K Antony has stated that he is totally opposed to the Army being moved against Maoist elements.

February 15, 2008
Pak: Remains of 2500 year old city unearthed
Archaeologists have dug out the remains of a 2,500-year-old fortified city at Bhubaneswar in Orissa.

Pak: Voters unenthusiastic, candidates jittery
Elections in Pakistan are only a few days away but both voters and candidates alike seem to be distinctly unenthusiastic.

Nashik peace rally to soothe migrants
Police and civic authorities sponsored a peace rally in Nashik on February 14.

February 14, 2008
Love & Hate mark V-day Eve
Love and hate marked the eve of Valentine's Day.

Indian peace keeping force leaves for Congo
A contingent of Border Security Force personnel left for the Democratic Republic of Congo to join the United Nation's peace-keeping mission.

February 13, 2008
Raj, Abu Azmi released on bail
Raj, Abu Azmi released on bail

Bihar celebrates Raj's arrest
BJP men distributes sweets after MNS leader Raj Thackeray was arrested.

Pak search for missing envoy continues
The search for the missing envoy is continuing, says Pakistan

Tribute to gallantry award winner
Rich tributes were paid at a function in honour of braveheart Abdul Hamid Chara.

Nashik: MNS workers target North Indians again
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists unleashed violence on the streets of Nashik.

Karzai confirms kidnapping of Pakistan ambassador
Afghan president Hamid Karzai confirmed on Tuesday that Tariq Azizuddin, the Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan, has been kidnapped.

Accident sparks violence in Patna
Locals went on a rampage in Patna on Tuesday after a speeding truck killed a shopkeeper.

February 12, 2008
Bengal celebrates Basant Panchami
Students in Kolkata are celebrating the spring festival of Basant Panchami .

Raj Thackeray faces arrest
The Mumbai Police lodged an FIR against Raj Thackeray on February 11 for inciting violence in the city through his controversial remarks.

February 11, 2008
Mayawati fears for her life, demands elite bodyguards
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on February 10 claimed that her life was in grave danger and blamed the Central government of not providing elite guards to protect her.

Pak opposition parties call election a 'fraud'
According to reports, an alliance of Pakistani opposition parties have called the February 18 democratic election in Pakistan a fraud and have boycotted the elections.

February 08, 2008
Al-Qaeda training children: US military
The al-Qaeda is training Iraqi children in kidnapping and assassination skills.

Political parties slam MNS
Political parties across India condemned the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s agitation against north Indian immigrants.

Manmohan Singh inaugurates climate summit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the three-day-long Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2008 in New Delhi on February 7.

It's snowing in Kashmir
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir for the last three days has disrupted normal life. According to Srinagar residents, it is the heaviest snowfall in the last five decades.

February 07, 2008
Danish PM seeks stronger ties with India
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is on a five-day visit to India.

Forward Bloc bandh paralyses Bengal
The 24-hour bandh called by the Forward Bloc on Wednesday threw normal life out of gear in West Bengal.

India pays homage to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
In Uttar Pradesh, a large number of people paid homage to the departed guru to the Beatles and the man who introduced transcendental meditation to the West - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - at Allahabad, from where his spiritual journey began.

Snowfall disrupts life in north India
Shimla was covered in a thick white blanket as the region experienced heavy snowfall.

February 06, 2008
Goa carnival concludes on a high note
The annual Goa Carnival concluded on a note of fun and frolic on February 5 in the city of Loutulim as merry residents gathered on the streets amid beating of drums and reverberating music. The three-day carnival saw the participation of a large number of tourists.

North eastern states under bird flu alert
Bird flu panic has gripped India’s northern and northeastern states as authories in bird flu-hit West Bengal are culling poultry birds to contain the spread of the virus.

Deshmukh assures migrants after spurt of violence in Mumbai
Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on February 4 assured action against the guilty of ethnic violence that rocked Mumbai as activists of the regional Maharashtra Navnirman Sena went on a rampage on the streets of Mumbai destroying hoardings and setting them on fire.

Vendors dish out world-cuisine in Pushkar
Roadside vendors in Pushkar have mastered the art of cooking a wide choice of Mexican, Italian and Israeli delicacies to suit the palate of foreign tourists who flock to this religious town.

February 05, 2008
Army cannot be used to stop Maoist threat: Antony
Union Defence Minister A K Antony has stated that he is totally opposed to the Army being moved against Maoist elements.

3 elephants killed by speeding train
Three elephants were run over by a speeding passenger train passing through a village near Coimbatore.

February 01, 2008
The magnificent tigers of Ranthambore
The number of tigers in Ranthambore has gone up, much the glee of conservationists

January 30, 2008
Hindu shrine in the record books
Ramdham, a Hindu temple situated in Nagpur and known for its largest OM structure has entered the Limca Books of Records.

‘Beating the Retreat’ marks end of R-Day celebrations
The 59th Republic Day celebrations concluded on January 29 with the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony in New Delhi.

January 29, 2008
Elephants beat the chills with hot-oil massage
Elephants in a zoo in Lucknow are getting a special massage to beat the biting cold as an intense cold wave grips north India.

Brown calls for credible elections in Pakistan
After holding talks with Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf at 10, Downing Street in London on Monday, British prime minister Gordon Brown said that Musharraf had assured him that Pakistan would conduct ‘credible’ elections in February.

January 28, 2008
Obama gains momentum after South Carolina win
United States Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton began a gruelling campaign to gain an edge in the 22 states that hold presidential nominating contests on February 5.

Captive peacock breeding in Hyderabad
A zoological park in Hyderabad is all set to increase the number of peacocks through a unique method of captive breeding.

Trinamool Congress slams Centre over Padma awards
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday held a protest march to condemn the central government for allegedly misutilising its power by conferring prestigious awards to undeserving people.

BJP gears up to take over national politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday called its allies to work out a winning strategy to take over national politics under the leadership of their senior leader Lal Krishna Advani.

Villagers worship bird resembling Garuda
Villagers of Lahori near Bhopal are worshipping a rare unidentified bird as Garuda.

Kashmiris in Pak observe R-Day as black day
French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Republic Day.

Sarkozy visits Taj Mahal
French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Republic Day.

Tripura celebrates Republic Day
In Tripura, locals took part in a programme organised at the Assam Rifles parade ground in Agartala

Obama wins South Carolina vote
Obama wins South Carolina Democratic president vote

Major fire at Delhi hotel
A major fire broke out at Delhi's The Grand hotel on Saturday

January 26, 2008
Republic Day Parade
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the chief guest.

Pakistan tests missile
Pakistan tested a medium range missile on Friday

January 25, 2008
Sarkozy calls for joint anti-terror efforts
French President Nicholas Sarkozy said terrorism in any part of the world had a common face

France wants closer ties with India
French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said that his country looked forward to lending impetus to 'strategic partnership' with India

Sarkozy backs Indo-US nuclear deal
French President Nicholas Sarkozy on Friday voiced support for India's controversial nuclear deal with the United States

The last five years on the Indian timeline
India became a republic on January 26, 1950, ending 200 years of British rule. Looking at India as it stands today after becoming a republic in 1950, the country's economy looks in many ways like a success story.

Koreans start hugging campaign in Varanasi
A group of Koreans are spreading the message of love through a hugging campaign in Varanasi

Prime Minister presents national bravery awards
Prime Minister presents national bravery awards

Inside the Azadi Express
Freedom struggle on wheels.

Azadi Express
Freddom struggle on wheels.

January 24, 2008
North India shivers
There was no respite to people in most northern states from the shivering cold as the mercury levels remained much below the normal ranges.

Snow Cycling draws youth to Gulmarg
The first-ever snow cycling event in Gulmarg is drawing youngsters to the world famous tourist resort.

Malay Hindus celebrate Thaipusam
Thousands of Hindu devotees in Malaysia celebrated Thaipusam festival on Wednesday.

Pak politicians at risk, says Sharif
Pakistan's perilous security situation is hindering campaigning for the February 18 elections, says Nawaz Sharif.

Kashmir Valley gears up for R-Day
Vigil has been strengthened across the Kashmir Valley to ensure trouble-free Republic Day celebrations.

More chicken culled in West Bengal
>Culling operations are still in progress in the eight bird-flu affected districts of West Bengal.

January 23, 2008
Check out this camel pageant
Rajasthan came alive as a three-day annual camel extravaganza kicked off in Bikaner.

January 22, 2008
Yoga sweeps American students off their feet
Students from the Elmhurst College in Illinois in USA, who are currently on an education tour to India, have joined yoga classes at the Madras Christen College in Chennai.

January 21, 2008
Gordon Brown in India
The British prime minister is on a two-day visit to India

A milion bees, 600 hives, one tree
A village in Karnataka has a banyan tree that houses 600 beehives

January 20, 2008
Hillary Clinton wins Nevada caucus
Hillary, Clinton, Nevada, caucus, win

Bird flu scare in Delhi
Bird, flu, Delhi, poultry, sales

Hungarian PM wants stronger ties with India
Hungarian, PM, ties, India

US diplomat Nicolas Burns to quit
US, diplomat, N-deal, Nicholas, Burns, resign

January 18, 2008
Teenage suicide bomber kills eight in Peshawar
A teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded Shi'ite Muslim prayer hall in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on January 17, killing at least nine people and wounding 25, according to government officials.

Boy offers traditional namaz during Moharram
A young devout evokes the spirit of sacrifice during the Muslim holy month of "Moharram" by offering prayers on embers in Lucknow.

Rahul Gandhi slams Mayawati for poor administration
Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of the Congress on January 17 expressed support to the reconstruction of Uttar Pradesh and carving out a new state of Bundelkhand.

Opposition leaders stage protest in Goa assembly
The seven-month old Digambar Kamat government in Goa was reduced to a 'minority' on January 16, with four supporting MLAs withdrawing their support.

Foreign intervention an 'enemy act', says Pakistan
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad Sadiq, said on January 16 that any action by foreign troops inside the country's territory would be considered 'an act of enemy'.

January 17, 2008
Blast in Sri Lanka kills 26
A roadside bomb tore through a Sri Lankan bus and killed 26 people

Hungarian PM visits India
The Hungarian PM arrived in India on January 16 on a four-day official visit

India fights Bird Flu
The government is taking no chances and is trying to contain the deadly virus

Mahatma's ashes to be immersed in Arabian Sea
ahatma's ashes to be immersed in Arabian Sea

Watching men take on raging bulls
Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu's traditional sport of bull taming, is being organized with enthusiasm across the state as part of the four-day-long harvest festival, Pongal

January 16, 2008
Migratory birds visit Chilka Lake
Lakhs of migratory birds visit Chilka Lake

TN celebrates harvest festival Pongal
People of Tamil Nadu are celebrating Pongal

PM meets Chinese President Hu Jintao
PM met Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday

India pays homage to its martyrs
Indian army on Tuesday commemorated its 60th Foundation Day

Welcoming spring with kite-flying
Welcoming spring with kite-flying

January 15, 2008
Modi's Chennai visit: Of Politics & Pongal
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was in Chennai on Monday.

Makar Sakranti begins
Makar Sakranti, the Hindu festival, begins

Al-Qaeda killed Bhutto, says Scotland Yard
Fresh snowfall at Kufri in Himachal Pradesh is showering huge profits for the tourism industry.

Heavy snowfall boosts tourism in Himachal
Fresh snowfall at Kufri in Himachal Pradesh is showering huge profits for the tourism industry.

Dr Singh visits china to strengthen ties
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Beijing on January 13 to begin a three-day official visit to China.

January 10, 2008
I have no political aspirations, says Bilawal
Addressing a news conference in London on January 8, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 19-year-old son and political heir of Benazir Bhutto, said that he had no leadership aspirations but had simply answered a call.

Ramesh Chandra at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Ramesh Chandra was one of the speakers at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Wednesday.

Sheila Dixit at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit was one of the speakers at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Narendra Modi charms PBD delegates
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was the surprise guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi.

January 08, 2008
Savouring the herbal ice cream
Herbal ice creams have become the flavour of the season in Gujarat as people throng a parlour that has come out with some mouth-watering additives.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas inaugurated
The sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was inagurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Akash joins Indian armed forces
Akash, an indigenously developed medium-range surface-to-air missile system, has successfully completed test trials.

Scotland Yard probes Bhutto death
Scotland Yard examined an unclaimed body recovered from the site that authorities suspect may be that of one of the assassins.

Ladakh monastery wows tourists
Disket Gompa, a monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, is a mesmerising tourist destination.

January 07, 2008
Prime Minister of Mauritius arrives in India
Prime Minister of Mauritius Navinchandra Ramgoolam arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a five-day state visit

French prez's affair has Indian officials blushing
French President Nicholas Sarkozy, the chief guest for the Republic Day parade, could be bringing his girlfriend Carla Bruni with him

January 04, 2008
Musharraf Pledges Fair Polls
President Pervez Musharraf lifted emergency rule in Pakistan and restored the constitution on December 15

January 03, 2008
Christians protest against Orissa killings
A private hospital in southern Tamil Nadu has performed a robot-assisted heart surgery on two patients.

India's first robot-assisted heart surgery
A private hospital in southern Tamil Nadu has performed a robot-assisted heart surgery on two patients.

Modi takes up Indians' cause in Kenya
odi urged the prime minister to ensure Indians' safety in Kenya.

January 01, 2008
Tourists returns to the Valley
Tourists are flocking to the scenic slopes of the Kashmir Valley..

Aircraft roar upsets villagers
Noise levels and a drone of fighter aircraft taking off from the Maharajpur base of the Air Force at Gwalior has villagers complaining of hearing impairment.

Militants attack CPRF camp in UP
About seven personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force and a civilian were killed

Body painting gaining popularity
Body painting has become a unique fashion statement among youngsters as it is easy to wear and can be washed instantly.

Orissa still tense after communal riots
Despite government claims complete normalcy is yet to return to Orissa, which has witnessed extreme bouts of violence between Christians and Hindus.

Three-wheeler odyssey for charity
65 participants from eight countries, including India, will distribute funds raised in their parent countries amongst poor children.

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