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Pakistan PM Gilani talks tough, rejects Army demand

Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday made it clear that he was answerable only to the Pakistan Parliament and not to any individual.
His open defiance came a few days after the powerful military reacted angrily to his remarks criticising the army and intelligence chiefs over the memo scandal.

Catherine Ashton travels to India on 16-17 January

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to India on 16-17 January for a bilateral visit. She will co-chair the EU-India Ministerial Meeting and meet representatives of the Indian government.

CM Mayawati raps EC order covering “elephant” statues

In a direct attack on Election Commission, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday said its order to cover statues of BSP’s poll symbol ‘elephant’ and those of her own was “one-sided, wrong and an insult” of party founder Kashiram’s will. “The Election Commission made a one-sided decision to cover statues of elephants and those of mine installed to honour the will of Kanshiram, without hearing my party,” she told reporters on her 56th birthday.

Ministry of External Affairs committed to working towards fulfilling the mandate of the Joint Working Group

This Ministry’s attention has been drawn to some news reports relating to the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries meeting held in Colombo on 13-14 January 2012. Unfortunately, these are misinterpretations of the positions taken by either of the parties, and do not reflect the cordial, friendly and constructive manner in which the relevant issues were discussed.

Year of the Dragon is a year for baby-boomers in China

The number of expecting mothers is record high in China in the year of the Dragon. According to the Chinese calendar the year of the Dragon falls on the 23rd of January (according to Gregorian calendar) this year.

BJP leader Advani calls AIADMK “natural ally”

Is the BJP planning to woo Ms Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK, in view of her tough stance against the Congress-led UPA policies?

Burma's Political dissenters should not be hostages again

Burma has been going ahead for a prompt conclusion to Western sanctions with a few remarkable changes after years of military ruling. The current Burmese government has surprised rights watchers with some pro-reform moves, including talk between President Thein Sein and key opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Magic fingered Zakir!

This amazing personality with his magic fingers, Zakir Hussain is the world’s finest tabla player. He was a child prodigy first playing the 300 year old Indian drum when he was just a toddler. He followed in the footsteps of his legendary father Ustad Alla Rakha, also one of India’s most celebrated tabla players.


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