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Karnataka’s gain is Andhra’s loss

Taking a final decision on dividing the surplus water of the Krishna river, the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal on Thursday allocated the maximum share of water to Andhra Pradesh while also enhancing the share of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Cong busy plugging undiplomatic cable leaks

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, prepares to meet the media on the grounds of Ellingham Hall. PHOTO: AP

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday put the record straight about his views on “terrorism and communalism” against the backdrop of his reported statement that “radicalised Hindu groups” posed a bigger threat than outfits like the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba after the statement whipped up a political storm.

Wen: Indian media is ‘damaging ties’

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao iterated Friday that the Indian media was causing “damage” to the bilateral ties, in what was seen as a reaction to the not-so-flattering headlines of the morning’s newspapers on the outcome of his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

US putting pressure on Delhi: Left

The CPI(M) on Friday said the WikiLeaks latest release in which the US embassy in New Delhi described Mr Prakash Karat as an “extortionist” confirmed its apprehension that Washington was pressuring New Delhi to weaken its independent foreign policy.

Top envoy asked to take off turban in US, refuses

Soon after India’s ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was subject to a “pat-down” body search at an American airport, it was disclosed on Monday that security personnel at another airport in the US had recently asked another top Indian diplomat to remove his turban before boarding a plane.

Envoy body-searched in US


New Delhi on Thursday described as “unacceptable” the frisking at an American airport of Indian ambassador to the US Meera Shankar earlier this month.

PM, Sarkozy in nuke, defence dialogue today

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk with Sufi priests during a visit to Fatehpur Sikri.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hosted a dinner for President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and his model-turned-singer wife Carla Bruni at his residence here on Sunday evening.

After Obama promise, Web bares Hillary sarcasm, deceit

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton had described India as a “self-appointed front-runner” for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), according to classified documents released by website WikiLeaks on Monday. About a quarter-million cables, many of them classified, regarding documents on US foreign policy have been leaked that document correspondence between various US embassies and consulates.

Don’t write off RJD yet, cautions Lalu

Indicating that his survival instincts may still be intact, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said he must not be considered to have grown old. No longer the flamboyant politician he used to be, Mr Yadav promised to keep working for Bihar’s poor and ensure that communal forces do not deepen their roots in the state.

India sends Pak strong 26/11 note

On the eve of the second anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India has sent a strongly-worded diplomatic communication to Pakistan reminding it of its commitment to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.

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