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    1,244 Taliban killed in operations: Official

    At least 1,244 Taliban have been killed in the Pakistani military’s operations against the militants in the country’s restive northwest, parliament was informed Tuesday. Briefing the National Assembly’s standing committee on the interior, Syed Kamal Shah, the interior secretary said 26 militant commanders have been killed in the Malakand division of the North West Frontier

    Mrs Gandhi and her Extra God, Sonia Gandhi

    TARUN J TEJPAL- Editor, Tehelka Magazine DEAR MRS SONIA GANDHI, We all know the cliché that India moves on faith. We love our gods, and it is at their feet that we place all our successes and failures. It is in this department that those who oppose you — and perhaps even some of those

    Waiting For Rain

    Sometime ago, the authorities claimed that a delayed monsoon didn’t necessarily mean a bad monsoon. Then came the announcement of a “below normal”  monsoon, glum news especially for the granaries of the north-west. As if on cue it began raining in western Gujarat, prompting the meteorological department to hail the monsoon’s arrival on the west

    1,184 killed in police custody in India since 2001, says report

    NEW DELHI: As many as 1,184 people were killed in police custody in India in the last eight years with Maharashtra topping the chart with 192  deaths, a report said on Thursday.  The report — Torture in India 2009 — by the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) released in New Delhi on Thursday stated that

    General Motors to file for bankruptcy today: report

    General Motors will declare bankruptcy on Monday, marking the end of an era of American manufacturing dominance as what was once the world\’s largest corporation collapses under the weight of its mistakes and debts. Senior US officials detailed on Sunday what they hope will be a swift process in which GM should be able to

    First session of 15th Lok Sabha begins today

    The first session of the 15th Lok Sabha begins on Monday as a resurgent Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was set to start a new innings and a humbled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it would play the role of a “constructive opposition.” The session will begin with the formal swearing in of the 543