DMK will strive for secular regimes: Karunanidhi

CHENNAI: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said his party would strive further for ensuring that only secular Governments come to power in the country both at the Centre and the States. Addressing a public meeting held here to mark his 84th birthday, he […]

New Delhi Tit Bits

By Rajiv Sharma in New Delhi Wedding Blues Film industry is a bizarre world: no body is a permanent friend or a permanent foe. Relationships keep changing with time; people forget old time. The Aish-Abhishek wedding has put Amitabh Bachchan in a spot. Tinsel town bigwigs are upset over not […]

Popular movement in Pakistan?

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar Since March 9 when Pakistan’s military ruler General Pervez Musharraf fired the Chief Justice, a popular movement has been in the making. Ostensibly the Chief Justice was surplus to the general’s requirements because he had made one objectionable decision too many, most notably the issuing of […]

Bangladesh interim head Fakhruddin Ahmed collapses

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s interim leader, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has fainted while giving a speech near the capital, Dhaka. “Fakhruddin Ahmed was addressing a tree plantation programme in Tangail when he lost consciousness and collapsed,” a government official told Reuters. Mr Ahmed was taken to a local hospital, but his condition was not […]

Abducted Sri Lanka Red Cross staff shot dead

Colombo: Two Sri Lankan Red Cross volunteers who had been abducted in the capital, Colombo, have been shot dead, the aid group has said. The bodies of the two men were found in Ratnapura district, about 100km (60 miles) south-east of Colombo. The aid workers had been abducted by gunmen […]