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A surprise visit that made history

The ordinance of discontent, which some think can destabilise the UPA-2 government, was shred to bits by Rahul Gandhi on the lawns of the Press Club of India here on Friday afternoon, leaving assemble

Sharif struggles to build rapport with Pak Army

The oddest thing happened in Pakistan recently, and India would do well to weigh its significance since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s proposed September meeting in New York with Pakistan leader Nawaz Sharif technically still remains on the agenda.

L.K. Advani doesn’t look like he is ready to retire

Is L.K. Advani, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s former mentor, guide and man for all seasons, although he retains his place in the party’s parliamentary board, going the way of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao?

‘Turks are glad Army is not part of uprising’

A day after the Egyptian military forced President Mohamad Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government from office last week, a researcher at an Ankara think-tank was visibly satisfied that in his country it was not the military that had given the government a hard time for one whole month lately, but civil society groups (whose Taksim Square protest grabbed international headlines).

Will untended Turkey ties be given useful shape?

An Indian external affairs minister will be in Turkey after a gap of 10 years when Salman Khurshid visits the country later this month.

US bid to deceive Kabul, Delhi

Details coming out regarding the US appeasement of Pakistan by according treatment to the Taliban — which the Americans have been fighting for years — on par with the elected government of Afghanistan, leave little doubt that an elaborate deception was at work in Washington.

Karzai to discuss security, defence

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is to visit India from May 20-22 in order to communicate the sense of urgency as regards the task at hand in Afghanistan following the departure of the US and Nato

India intrigued by Li visit timing, LAC intrusion

The present timing of the visit of the Chinese Premier to India — expected before the end of May — had been requested by the Chinese leadership, and India obliged right away although the time to prepare for Mr Li Keqiang’s first trip out as Prime Minister was short.

Rahul’s CII show leaves Cong thirsty for more

More than anyone else, the impact of the Rahul Gandhi show at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) last Thursday has been the greatest on the Congress party itself.

Kashmiris upset about Guru family being kept in dark?

It is the disregarded human aspect of the procedures adopted in the case of the recent hanging of Afzal Guru that appears to have caused emotional hurt in Kashmir, and not particularly the merits of t

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