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Rajiv regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in......

Top Russian priest dies,Prez cuts short India trip

Alexy-II, the head of the Orthodox Church and Russian Patriarch who was instrumental in the post-Soviet spiritual revival of the country, died in Moscow on Friday. The Moscow and All-Russia......

We all lost the Cold War: Gorbachev

Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, now in the US to attend the funeral of his Cold War foe President Ronald Reagan, has said that their interests to make peace with each other coincided,......

'Gandhi became the first non-Muslim to lead a jihad'

'At the heart of the present Muslim angst lies what once Henry Kissinger described, in a conversation, as the Medina question: How did small bands of 7th century Bedouin from a minor oasis in the......

How to keep the Republic secure

IMAGE: Army tanks roll out at a rehearsal for Republic Day. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI 'Even if the national security framework is to be threat-based, then the division of security threats......

Cong should not feel apologetic about the 1991 reforms: Jairam Ramesh

Former minister in the United Progressive Alliance government Jairam Ramesh believes the reforms of 1991 were possible because of a strong team in place and the role of jugalbandis . On the......

Iran gears up for trade and investment boom that could reshape region

Image: It may take years for oil exports to return to the pre-sanctions levels. Photograph: Reuters     Iran is preparing for a trade and investment boom that could reshape the region......

The Greece Crisis and its lessons for India

'India cannot expect to be insulated from the crisis. Europe is India's biggest trading partner with two-way trade of E72.5 billion or Rs 530,000 crore last year,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.......

The intricate route from Yojana to NITI

The NITI Aayog ought to concentrate on interventions cutting across states There once was a time when the belief prevailed that the economy was some intricate Rube Goldberg contraption of connected......

Battered & bruised, Planning Commission loses more of its teeth

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently extended a Rs 8,000-crore (Rs 80 billion) central support for building roads in Jammu & Kashmir, Union Cabinet's approval for the big-ticket announcement......

Why our grandmas and mothers fell in love with Omar Sharif

'He was a magnificent looking man -- perhaps the best looking international actor of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, even in the current century. And quite definitely the first actor from Asia to make it......

Watchmen dethrones Slumdog

Watchmen, inspired by a graphic novel about vigilante superheroes and carrying the taglines -- Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do -- dominated the world box office, soundly......

Slumdog Millionaire tickets are selling fast

Riding on the waves of post-Oscar fame, Slumdog Millionaire rose over the weekend to be the numberone film across the globe, grossing $27 million, nearly $12.5 million of the total gross came from......

Militants warn of terror attack during Winter Olympics in Sochi

Two men said by Islamist militants to have carried out suicide attacks in south Russia appeared in a video donning explosive belts and warning Vladimir Putin to expect a "present" at the Sochi......

Russian militant urges followers to oppose 2014 Olympics

The leader of an Islamist insurgency in Russia's North Caucasus region urged followers on Wednesday to use “maximum force” to prevent President Vladimir Putin staging the 2014 Winter......

Chelsea owner Abramovich wins legal battle

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich emerged victorious on Friday from a long and hugely expensive legal battle with his former friend Boris Berezovsky that laid bare the murky dealings behind the......

Bilyaletdinov gives Russia 2-1 win over Slovenia

A double by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gave Russia a 2-1 win over Slovenia in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Saturday. But substitute Nejc Pecnik grabbed what could prove a crucial away......

Shakhtar secure UEFA Cup final win

Brazilian Jadson struck an extra-time winner to secure Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-1 victory over Werder Bremen in the last UEFA Cup final Wednesday.Jadson's first-time shot from Darijo Srna's cross seven......
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David Headley's deposition adjourned till tomorrow due to technical glitch in video feed from US

Deposing from a undisclosed location yesterday, Headley told the special judge G A Sanap that ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan... ...

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Pakistan says direct talks with Afghan Taliban soon

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry who is among the four main factors of the process launched to convince Taliban for laying down... ...

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Mock terror exercise staged at Karachi women's varsity

In a separate statement, the spokesman for the SSU said that following directives from the authorities, the unit had prepared a list of all... ...

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Former PM Sushil Koirala passes away; cremated in Vedic ceremony

Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sushil Koirala, 78, passed away at 12:50am on Tuesday and will be cremated tomorrow with state... ...

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Intervention in Nepal

Apropos of the news story 11 people, including seven soldiers, killed in accident. (THT, Feb.7, Page 1), it is not surprising that such fatal... ...

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