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    Kashmiri women lift veil, eye career in the skies

    Far from the violence and unrest that have marred the capital of disputed Kashmir, a group of young women swap their burqas for smart suits and stilettos and dream of a career in the skies.  The inauguration of an international airport in Srinagar in February gave youngsters in Kashmir’s main city an alternative to traditional

    It’s now religion versus homosexuality

    Aditi TandonNew Delhi: Troubles continue to brew for the controversial pro-gay ruling of the Delhi high court, with the debate now moving out of the courtroom to the streets as well as the places of worship.  A day after yogic leader Bapu Ramdev registered his strong opposition to the High Court verdict legalizing same-sex relationships to

    Looking beyond the nuclear deal

    G Parthasarathy No international issue in India’s post-independence history has evoked as much domestic and international controversy as the India-US Nuclear Deal, concluded on July 18, 2005, between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George W Bush. Paradoxically, the heat and controversy generated in our Parliament worked to India’s advantage, as New Delhi was able

    Islamic Militants Behead Seven Somali Christians

    By Robert Williams CP Africa and Middle East Correspondent The beheadings may be linked to the Islamists’ failure to take Mogadishu after a 2-month-old offensive, said Mark Schroeder, a senior analyst at global intelligence company Stratfor. “Al-Shabab is reacting to a setback,” he told the Associated Press (AP). The U.S. considers al-Shabab a terrorist group with

    Iraqi Christians defiant in face of church attacks

    Baghdad, July 14 (DPA): Iraqi Christians remained defiant in the wake of Sunday night’s attack on a church in eastern Baghdad that left at least four dead and 18 injured. “If anyone thinks that these terrorist attacks will force us or our friends from our home, they must be crazy,” Nahla Sabbah, a 34-year-old Christian civil

    Bangladesh likely to open Chittagong Port by 2010

    Source: The Assam TribuneDate: 10, Thursday, July With the change of guard in neighbouring Bangladesh, it is now considering allowing Northeast India to use Chittagong Port, a longstanding demand, said Abdul Matlab Ahmed, president of Indo-Bangla Chamber of Commerce here. The Awami League Government has agreed on principle to allow Northeast India to use Chittagong