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The new stars of India

Name one Electronic Channel which focussed on our boys and girls training hard for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the Asian Games in Guangzhou (China) to make India proud.
Yes, they did. These stars shining bright in the Sport firmament. And what did these channels dish out. It was ..

Aung San SuuKyi; A modern-day Moses

A.J. Philip/WHEN I received an invitation to attend the release in India of the book, “Than Shwe: Unmasking of Burma’s Tyrant” by Benedict Rogers, I decided to attend the function, for I wanted to listen to a person who has visited Myanmar 30 times, unlike some of the refugees in Delhi who have..

CONGRESS FAILS TO UNDERSTAND BIHAR

Congress party was clearly surprised by the Bihar Assembly election results on Wednesday. It obviously did not expect to fare so badly. From 9 seats in the previous Assembly, it had dropped to mere 4 seats of the total 243 Assembly seats.
While congratulating Nitish Kumar for excellent ..

Essence of Haj

For thousands of years, the believers from around the world have traveled to Makkah for Haj. The sight of nearly three million pilgrims in all white performing Haj rituals and endlessly circumambulating the majestic black structure is breathtaking.For days the pilgrims go around the Kaaba, ..

Height of Corruption

ADARSH is a Sanskrit word which means “ideal”. Why the promoters of the scandalous Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society of Mumbai chose that name is not known. In a way, they have proved that the name fits the Society pretty well as it is truly an “ideal” of corruption. In India, certain practices..

Obama visit: Will rhetoric turn into action?

United States 1st President of Afro-American origin Barack Obama’s India visit underpinned a lot of hopes for strengthening India United States ties further. Did the visit achieve the expectations of the overtly optimists and belly the hopes of the hopeless pessimists, the traditional US bashers ..

Beggar-free Bangalore

IT was my first visit to Bangalore after the new airport was inaugurated. I remembered the old one, in the heart of the city, which was overcrowded. It was built for the Avros and the Dakotas of the sixties and seventies, when Bangalore was a paradise for the retired, and not the Boeings and the Air

Tobacco survey: A wakeup call for India

Despite several anti-tobacco measures being taken up by the government, India remains the second largest tobacco consumer in the world. About one million persons die due to tobacco-related diseases every year in the country. This reflects a higher mortality than the combined deaths resulting from ..

India, Russia strategic partnership

In the area of geo-politics, India stands to benefit from its relationship with Russia. The friendship between the two countries is old and time-tested. The former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi could liberate Bangladesh in 1971 only with the diplomatic support of the then Soviet Union.

CWG 2010: Upholding Sporting Spirit

The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and previously known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire.

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SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...