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India is becoming more like Pakistan

India is becoming more like Pakistan

Mohammed Hanif/NYT.Com Once, in a TV studio near Delhi almost eight years ago, I tried to stop a war between India and Pakistan and left thinking: Let them fight. It’s never a good idea to join a TV debate when those two are on the brink of yet another war. I was visiting Delhi just after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, and my publisher...

“The Hindu” condemns arrest of citizens for speculating on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health

“The Hindu” condemns arrest of citizens for speculating on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health

Chennai, October 19 (NIA): The Chennai-based daily The Hindu has come out with a scathing editorial on the arrest of citizens for speculating on the state of health of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa. The detainees include two bank employees of Coimbatore who had speculated about her condition in a private conversation. “The recent arrests of several people in Tamil...

Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar, heading a business delegation, arrives in Sri Lanka on Saturday

Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar, heading a business delegation, arrives in Sri Lanka on Saturday

Colombo, October 19 (NIA): Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar is to visit Sri Lanka with a business delegation this weekend, to promote Indian business and investment, both in accordance with the Narendra Modi government’s policy of using diplomacy to promote India’s trade and investment abroad and to counter China’s expanding economic footprint. Jaishankar and his team, arriving here on Saturday, will...

A Pakistan tea-seller brings peace between citizens of India-Pakistan

A Pakistan tea-seller brings peace between citizens of India-Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 18 (NIA) - An Islamabad chaiwala, or tea seller, has become Pakistan's blue-eyed boy, with people on social media calling him Pakistan's "nuclear weapon" and a reason why India should 'not go in for war with its neighboring country'. The picture of the blue-eyed hunk was taken by photographer Jiah Ali during a random photo walk in a market in Islamabad and it became...

Sri Lanka compensates families of deceased migrant workers employed in Arab nations

Sri Lanka compensates families of deceased migrant workers employed in Arab nations

Colombo, Oct 18 (NIA) - The Sri Lankan government, on Tuesday handed over financial compensation to families of migrant workers who had died or become disabled while being employed in Arab countries. Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera and Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala handed over cheques amounting to 51 million local rupees to the families in a ceremony held in the...

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