Category: South Asia

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 […]

Lanka General for political solution

By P. K. Balachandran Fonseka has denied any direct dealing with the Karuna faction, says P.K. BALACHANDRAN If there is no political solution, the LTTE (even if defeated) will definitely come up again. As for the Tamils, they had a choice, “either to follow Prabhakaran, or follow moderates Colombo: SRI […]

13 die in police firing on Gujjar rally demanding tribal quota status

Jaipur: Gujjars hurl stones at unseen police during clashes on National Highway 12 at Bundi in Rajasthan. At least seven people have been killed in violent clashes in India’s Rajasthan state over the government’s affirmative action plans, officials say.Police fired on protesters from the nomadic Gujjar tribe who had blocked […]