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Friday, July 20, 2007


  Feature Stories


From July 14, 2007  to July 20, 2007

Top Lashkar Commander Killed

Mohammad Khalid-ur-Rahman, a Pakistani national who played a core role in organising the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s pan-India terror networks, was killed in a shootout with police and troops near Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Wednesday.

Second Phase Six-Party Talks Begins

The latest round of six-party talks aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula began in Beijing on Wednesday even as the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed that North Korea had shuttered all the facilities at its main nuclear complex.

‘Reprocessing, Core Of Nuclear Programme’

Former BARC Director A.N. Prasad questions 123 agreement and Washington’s intentions.

China Greying — And Learning To Live With It

A rapidly ageing population is giving rise to its own worrying challenges, which include providing for pensions and health care.

And Now, The Pashtun Mutiny

Individual Pashtuns, not belonging to any particular organisation, have been in the forefront of the wave of suicide bombings in Pakistan since July 13, 2007 leaving at least 160 dead, as the ominous threat of a mutiny in the security forces looms large.

'Quad Initiative': An Inharmonious Concert Of Democracies

The newly launched Australia-India-Japan-U.S. "Quadrilateral Initiative" has raised China's hackles, but its direction is still undecided owing to differing perceptions within the group over what its aims and objectives ought to be.

Pla At 80

Major celebrations are underway to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army which falls on August 1.

‘Taj Mahal’ Afloat On The Thames

“India Now” to showcase cinema, theatre, fashion, food and business in London.

Six-Party Talks To Focus On Total De-Nuclearisation

Delegates in Beijing for second phase parleys Hill, North Korean counterpart hold informal meet Uranium enrichment remains key issue.

Musharraf’s Genie Of Religious Chauvinism

Islamabad is a city with wide roads and deep runs of thick trees and green grass.

“We Are Changing The World’s Geography”

On the eve of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi, Brazil’s Foreign MinisterCelso Amorimspoke to The Hindu about the future and significance of the tri-continental grouping for the evolving international system.

Debate Or Denial: The Muslim Dilemma

More Muslims need to realise that Islamist terrorists are not simply “misguided” individuals acting on a whim but that they are people who know what they are doing and they are doing it deliberately in the name of Islam.

Brazil For Ibsa Link To Mercosur, Sacu

Brazil is floating the idea of the IBSA forum which links India, Brazil and South Africa together eventually forming a “big economic space” with the South American common market, Mercosur, and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and hopes . . .

'Loc Can Become A Line Of Peace'

"I am honoured and delighted to receive the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) that has just been conferred on me by His Excellency the Chancellor of the university.

Sabeel Remanded To Custody Till August 13

Indian doctor Sabeel Ahmed (26), charged over last month’s attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, was on Monday produced in a court and remanded to custody till August 13.

Hit Or Hug Musharraf?

There is understandable confusion in India over whether to endorse President Pervez Musharraf's assault on the Lal Masjid or to welcome the Islamic backlash that may end up unsettling the regime.

Musharraf’S Genie Of Religious Chauvinism

Islamabad is a city with wide roads and deep runs of thick trees and green grass. Houses are expansive, neatly tucked into self-sufficient sectors, with markets, eating places and mosques.

Pushing The Envelope On Peace In Kashmir

The Prime Minister’s Jammu speech takes the logic of “cooperative mechanisms” one step further, envisaging the shared use of the disputed region’s land and water resources across the Line of Control.

Glimpses Into The Mind Of Suicide Bomber

Internet records provide insights into likely cause for failure of three car bombs assembled by Kafeel Ahmed.

A Downing Street Insider’s “Non-Account”

Alastair Campbell’s much-awaited account of the time he spent at the heart of the Blair Government is, according to those who have read it, disappointing.

His Dying Statement

Will the Congress, BJP hear this message from Chandra Shekhar: Why have you stopped talking, this is no way to run India’s politics.

Not Immune To Islamism

Following the terrorist strikes of 9/11, American scholar Richard Hass, who quit the Bush Administration primarily because of his opposition to any invasion of Iraq, warned against stereotyping Muslims worldwide as being sympathetic to terrorism.

The Danger Of Deep Religosity

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not known for public displays of either human emotion or political dexterity - the reasons why he survives in his job.

Nuclear Deal In ‘Make Or Break’ Zone

‘Next week’s talks will show if the United States is taking Indian concerns seriously’ Talks not going well at all: Congressional source India not prepared to curtail its sovereignty: Iyengar

In An Imperfect World

There are many law-abiding Britons who want nothing more than to be left alone to get on with their lives.

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