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    India likely to resume talks with Pakistan

    Pakistan may be thumbing its nose at India by releasing wanted terrorists like Hafeez Saeed, but New Delhi is veering around to the view that talks with Islamabad that were suspended after the 26/11 Mumbai attack should be resumed as engagement, however frustrating, would be better than benign neglect of the source of its terror

    2 suspected ultras killed

    The Assam Rifles troops gunned down two unidentified persons suspected to be militants in an encounter near Tengnoupal area in Manipur’s Chandel district on Monday, reports here said. Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site, sources added. The two bodies have been sent to RIMS hospital here for identification on Tuesday.

    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