Ayatollah Warns Possible Traps in Nuclear Talks

TEHRAN: Urging the Iranian negotiators in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers to exercise vigilance over the subterfuge of the other side, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei on Thursday condemned the letter signed by 47 US senators, dismissing it as “mostly a propaganda ploy,” reported by Iran’s Mehr news […]

NDA’s 1st major economic reform gets Parliament nod: RS passes insurance bill

NEW DELHI: Parliament tonight approved the NDA government’s first major economic reform measure as the long-pending bill providing for raising foreign investment cap to 49 per cent in insurance was passed by Rajya Sabha after main opposition Congress and some other parties came on board. The controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which replaced an […]

Irani, Hema Malini, Najma dropped from BJP National Executive

NEW DELHI: Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Najma Heptuallah and film-star-turned MP Hema Malini were today dropped from the BJP National Executive as party President Amit Shah reconstituted one of the top party panels. He inducted new entrants Suresh Prabhu and Virendra Singh, who are also ministers at the Centre. Shah has retained all top […]

Sunanda case: Cops may quiz Pak scribe

  New Delhi: In the ongoing investigation into the Sunanda Pushkar murder mystery, Delhi police said on Thursday, 12 March that it might question Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar if the need arose. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case has so far questioned at least 15 people, including Pushkar’s husband Shashi Tharoor, his staff […]

China mocks India’s democratic systemWA

BEIJING: Deriding India’s democratic system, official Chinese media here on Thursday defended ruling Communist Party’s monopoly on power, saying if China had opted for democracy it would have become another India “where around 20 per cent of the world’s poorest live”. “Hindsight shows us that the Western political system, which is not inherently problematic and […]

Death warrant for Pakistani convicted as teen

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities Thursday issued a death warrant for a killer condemned as a teenager, as a triple murderer was hanged in the 25th execution since the country resumed capital punishment in December. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi gave a new order to hang Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy in 2004, on […]

Mosquitoes kill more CRPF than Moaists

NEW DELHI: More than Naxals hiding in the jungles of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, it is a combination of stress and mosquitoes that’s taking a toll on the Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF). Data now empirically bears out the cruel irony in the fact that for men in one of the largest security forces to […]

What incentive does India have to pursue peace with Pakistan?

India’s ambitions on the global stage are stymied by hostilities with Pakistan. IT has become hard to keep track of the number of U-turns the Narendra Modi government has taken, not just from its pre-election positions but post-election ones too. The latest is that Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party has no problems with the Pakistan High […]

What incentive does India have to pursue peace with Pakistan?

India’s ambitions on the global stage are stymied by hostilities with Pakistan. IT has become hard to keep track of the number of U-turns the Narendra Modi government has taken, not just from its pre-election positions but post-election ones too. The latest is that Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party has no problems with the Pakistan High […]

Destruction of the past

SINCE its spectacular rise, the self-styled Islamic State continues to shock the world with its brutality. It has hit yet another low: its latest action has been described as cultural cleansing. The IS gangs, after vandalising Mosul Museum, started bulldozing the ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud. Archaeological sites declared as world heritage are being erased […]

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