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Millions watch total solar eclipse from northern Bangladesh

M.A Qader -About thirty million people in the northern Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts of Bangladesh watched the total solar eclipse for 3-4 minutes.

"Sorry Kalam," says Continental Airlines after frisking him

M Rama Rao - Faced with a police case and likely government action in the wake of furor in Parliament, America's Continental Airlines on Wednesday said Sorry Kalam for frisking him in April.

Hillary Clinton leaves questions unanswered

Atul Cowshish - There were probably divergent expectations in India and the US when the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, paid her first official visit to India. The Americans wanted India to agree on their formulation on capping the greenhouse gas emission, show an inclination to sign the NPT, remove all restrictions on trade with the US and share America’s benevolent view of Pakistan.

Millions watch total solar eclipse from northern Bangladesh

M.A Qader -About thirty million people in the northern Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts of Bangladesh watched the total solar eclipse for 3-4 minutes.

KP to lead Eelam struggle

S. Murari - The LTTE, or what is left of it, has announced that Selvaraja Pathmanathan also known as Kumaran Pathmanathan, will lead the struggle for Eelam now that its supreme leader V Prabhakaran has died in action without realizing his dream. In an e-mail, the LTTE executive committee has said KP, who was made head of the international division by Prabhakaran,"will lead us into the next stage of our freedom struggle. While acknowledging as irreplaceable the loss of Prabhakaran and other top leaders in the final battle with the Sri Lankan forces in May, the statement referred to Sri Lanka's "boastful propaganda" that the LTTE has been wiped out and said "it is our historic duty to rise and fight for our legitimate rights".

Millions watch total solar eclipse from northern Bangladesh

M.A Qader -About thirty million people in the northern Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts of Bangladesh watched the total solar eclipse for 3-4 minutes.

KP to lead Eelam struggle

S. Murari - The LTTE, or what is left of it, has announced that Selvaraja Pathmanathan also known as Kumaran Pathmanathan, will lead the struggle for Eelam now that its supreme leader V Prabhakaran has died in action without realizing his dream. In an e-mail, the LTTE executive committee has said KP, who was made head of the international division by Prabhakaran,"will lead us into the next stage of our freedom struggle. While acknowledging as irreplaceable the loss of Prabhakaran and other top leaders in the final battle with the Sri Lankan forces in May, the statement referred to Sri Lanka's "boastful propaganda" that the LTTE has been wiped out and said "it is our historic duty to rise and fight for our legitimate rights".

FT itch –Obama-Singh Tango

M. Rama Rao - It goes by the name `FT itch' -- the First Term Itch. Some people also call it the `fresh mint syndrome.' By whatever name it is called, it is a uniquely American phenomenon. There is no doubt. It afflicts the White House incumbents the most. No US president could escape it in recent years. Yes, the present Democrat resident is no exception. FT is pronounced during the first term. And disappears during the second term.

Pakistani PM denies rift with president Zardari

Farzana Shah - The Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday dispelled the impression that there is any misunderstanding between him and President Asif Ali Zardari.

Ten die in blast at firecracker unit

S. Murari - An explosion in a firecracker unit in Sivakasi in southern Tamil Nadu on Monday left ten dead and 13 seriously injured.

FT itch –Obama-Singh Tango

M. Rama Rao - It goes by the name `FT itch' -- the First Term Itch. Some people also call it the `fresh mint syndrome.' By whatever name it is called, it is a uniquely American phenomenon. There is no doubt. It afflicts the White House incumbents the most. No US president could escape it in recent years. Yes, the present Democrat resident is no exception. FT is pronounced during the first term. And disappears during the second term.

Pakistani PM denies rift with president Zardari

Farzana Shah - The Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday dispelled the impression that there is any misunderstanding between him and President Asif Ali Zardari.

Ten die in blast at firecracker unit

S. Murari - An explosion in a firecracker unit in Sivakasi in southern Tamil Nadu on Monday left ten dead and 13 seriously injured.

Millions watch total solar eclipse from northern Bangladesh

M.A Qader -About thirty million people in the northern Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts of Bangladesh watched the total solar eclipse for 3-4 minutes.

Ten die in blast at firecracker unit

S. Murari - An explosion in a firecracker unit in Sivakasi in southern Tamil Nadu on Monday left ten dead and 13 seriously injured.

Poverty in South Asia: Issues and Suggestions

Farzana Shah - South Asia is facing many challenges due to diverse political situation at regional level, still the region as a whole shares a lot of socio-economic problems in common and poverty is one of these. Poverty is a daunting challenge for countries in the region in particular Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.


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