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Modi is too clever to want Trump as mediator!

'Modi, with his sharply honed political savvy and undoubted grasp of international affairs, is a past master at taking the measure of world leaders.''He would be the last person to think of the......

Should Queen Elizabeth II win the Nobel Peace Prize?

'No one knows whether exposure to the Nobel process would be to her liking, or would benefit her symbolic position above the fray,' says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. IMAGE: Queen Elizabeth II with Prime......

India hopes to see a sovereign and independent Palestine state soon: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Mahmoud Abbas on a historic visit to Palestine during which the Palestinian President sought India's support for a multi-country mechanism to achieve a......

Modi got away with Palestine

Modi was merely responding to the changing currents in the region which, unfortunately, are not favourable to the Palestinians, says P R Kumaraswamy. Capitalising on the prevailing political......

The Fidel Castro I knew

'Castro told us: "Give me a thousand Gurkhas and I shall keep my neighbour under control!"''We pretended that we did not know which neighbour he meant.'Ambassador T P Sreenivasan remembers Fidel......

Davos: From medical tourism, skiing to economic talk fest

Davos' biggest claim to fame for the past four decades has been World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting every January. Image: Davos all set for WEF. Photograph: Reuters     In a......

UPA-Left meet postponed

The Left parties would strongly raise the issue of hike in petroleum prices at the meeting of the coordination committee with thegovernment at a later date.The meeting which was scheduled for......

When Salman met Fidel Castro

Diana Hayden has spent a month introducing us to famous historical figures on Biography. And now it's time for the first phase to end.All of May, we were acquainted with icons from world politics,......

Hellboy scares Scooby Doo away!

Violence-soaked films, including The Passion Of The Christ, dominated the box office led by the supernatural thriller Hellboy. The comic saga revolves around a satanic boy rescued from the Nazis......

Arafat itching to shine for Sussex

Yasir Arafat is not excited about being the lone Pakistani player in the Champions League but the 27-year-old Sussex all-rounder acknowledged the fact that it's a huge honour to be part of the......

Indian batsmen display good form

Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and the openers hit early form with half centuries to help India to 298 for four on the first day of their three-day tour match against Pakistan 'A' on......

Rastogi halts Sanam's march

Karan Rastogi halted Sanam Singh's winning streak with a 7-5, 6-3 victory and advanced to the men's singles semifinals of the State Bank of Saurashtra National Grass Court tennis championships in......

Big names gather for Games

Former U.S. President George Bush began a gathering of political heavyweights for the Athens Olympics but doping was again the talking point for sport on Tuesday when a Kenyan boxer was thrown......

Vinod, Geeta emerge champs

Top seed Vinod Sridhar of Tamil Nadu defeated VM Ranjeet 6-1, 6-3 in the final to win the men's singles title in the All India Ranking Tennis Tournament, at the Cosmopolitan Club, Bhimavaram,......

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