Category: South Asia

Prathiba Patil’s wrong on veil: Historians

New Delhi, June 18: Rajasthan governor and UPA-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil’s remarks on the purdah system came in for severe criticism from historians, some politicians and Muslim groups on Monday, who said the governor had simply not got her facts right. Speaking at a function marking the birth anniversary […]

RSS fraud space scientist exposed by Indian Express

Fraud scientist takes RSS for a ride across Lord Rama’s bridge By Shirshir Gupta New Delhi:THE “space scientist” who, for two years, helped the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) formulate its opposition to the Sethusamudram project has turned out to be just like the Sangh’s argument – a fraud. The RSS […]

Pak pilots to get Slovonia’s bravery award

Two Pakistani pilots who carried out a daring rescue of a mountaineer are to be given Slovenia’s top award for bravery, Pakistani officials say. Slovenian Tomaz Humar got stranded on the western end of the 8,125m Nanga Parbat mountain in the Himalayas two years ago. He remained for around a […]

Rushdie knighted in Queen’s honours list

Salman Rushdie, who went into hiding under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, has been knighted by the Queen. His book The Satanic Verses offended Muslims worldwide and a bounty was placed on his head in 1989. But since the Indian-born author return to public life in 1999, he […]

President poll: UPA trump card catches NDA camp on wrong foot

By Pradeep Kaushal New Delhi: Their entire poll arithmetic centred around Shivraj Patil so far, poll managers of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat may be forced to re-draw their strategy with the UPA-Left combine fielding Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil for presidency. “We have to reckon with the first woman President factor, instead […]