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 […]

India-US rift over N-deal continues, gaps remain

New Delhi: The US and India have failed to resolve differences over a proposed landmark deal on nuclear co-operation after three days of negotiations in Delhi. Indian Foreign Minister Shiv Shankar Menon said the two sides had made considerable progress, but that there were still gaps to be covered. Under […]

India Business Net (June 1, 2007)

Top Story ECONOMY GROWS A SCORCHING 9.4 PER CENT NEW DELHI : The Indian economy grew 9.4% in 2006-07, the fastest in 18 years, on the back of an impressive performance by services and the manufacturing sector. Rival China grew higher at 10.7% in 2006. Services posted a healthy 11% […]