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Earlier this week, China requested India for permission to deploy four naval vessels in the waters of the Andaman Sea, as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 …
It's just 5.30 am and the sun is yet to rise. But in front of a decrepit building outside South Mumbai's Grant Road railway station, early birds have made a …
Saturday, 08 February 2014 17:40

Moment of truth for India

For the first time in the history of independent India, a high official of its intelligence services stands indicted for cold-blooded killing in the service of the Republic.
A large exhibition showcasing a variety of Indian products opened in Tehran on Sunday with the aim of contributing to efforts to diversify trade and investment between India and Iran. …
Coalition Against Genocide has condemned the Hindu American Foundation's opposition to House Resolution H.Res. 417 [1] through a smear campaign against the coalition and one of its constituents, the Indian …
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:16

Forest essentials in India

The Fischer Herbarium painstakingly preserves flora specimens from the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats from over a century ago.
'Modern Slavery' is the term used to describe the conditions under which the three women, rescued from a home in south London, toiled in servitude for the last 30 years. …
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:19

Moharram Azadari in the Subcontinent

Salaam friends, and in view of the mourning month of Moharram, today we present you a feature on Azadari written by US-based Pakistani columnist Farheen Rizvi that appeared a couple …
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:31

The Hussaini Brahmins in India

Salaam friends and condolences to you, as we moved towards the tragic anniversary of Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Husain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).
After the Rana Plaza clothing factory near Dhaka collapsed in April, killing at least 1,100 people, the big Western clothing companies that have their garments run up in Bangladesh came …
New Delhi has always affirmed that India does not seek a waiver from any country or group of countries on unilateral sanctions on importing Iranian crude.
Targeting the malaria parasite’s ability to make an iron-containing molecule, haem, might help create a vaccine against the disease and also lead to novel drug therapies for blocking infection and …
Pakistani terrorists might sabotage new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's peace policy towards New Delhi by staging terror attacks in India, a new book by a Pakistani journalist warns.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:31

Andhra Pradesh - End of an era

Andhra Pradesh, in the shape it existed for nearly 57 years, will now be cast into history with the centre Tuesday deciding to carve out Telangana state.
Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni's visit to New Delhi commencing from today is significant in more ways than one. It comes at a time when both governments are nearing the …
The pace of growth of Bangladesh’s health sector is most ‘striking’ among South Asian countries despite spending less on this sector than several neighbouring countries, says a British medical journal …
Corruption in India has reached an all-time high with rates being exactly double of the global prevalence.
Friday, 28 June 2013 16:33

Reimagining the Silk Route

The samosa and seviyan were my first introduction to India being a part of something bigger. Stuffed ravioli and slippery spaghetti from Italy to the ubiquitous dumpling and noodles of …
Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:20

Why roads matter in Nepal

In Nepal, where rugged mountainous terrain isolates millions of people from life-saving health care, markets and education, experts say the country’s roads are in sore need of more focus and …
Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:13

Why India Trails China

Modern India is, in many ways, a success. Its claim to be the world’s largest democracy is not hollow. Its media is vibrant and free; Indians buy more newspapers every …