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Pressure on US to rethink pro-Pak policies

The assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has prompted calls for the US to rethink its Pakistan policies.

2 Patiala brothers shot dead in California

Two Sikh brothers were gunned down in their Indian restaurant in Richmond, California, on Thursday night in a random act of violence that left the police baffled.

If I am killed, Mush will be to blame Bhutto wrote in e-mail to friend on Oct 26

Two months before she was assassinated Benazir Bhutto sent an e-mail to a US-based friend and adviser, saying that if she were killed Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf would be to blame.

US prez campaign focus shifts to Pak

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has abruptly shifted the focus of presidential campaigns toward Pakistan and provided an opportunity for White House hopefuls to burnish their foreign policy credentials.

US: Benazir killing a cowardly act

The Bush administration, which had played a key role in trying to forge an alliance between former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf in an effort to stem terrorism, on Thursday condemned Bhutto's assassination in Rawalpindi as a "cowardly act."

Mush made no promise to let Bhutto be PM for third time

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has made no promises to lift a constitutional ban to allow Benazir Bhutto to serve a third term as prime minister and has absolutely no intention of reinstating justices of the Supreme Court whom he fired.

Victoria No. 203

A feisty woman is behind the wheels of a strike by New York's cabbies.

Sunita Williams

The astronaut on her visit to India next week and friendship with Kalpana Chawla.

'Dirty Politics!'

Sitting halfway across the world, the Indian American community is watching with dismay and frustration as the Left and Bharatiya Janata Party in India attempt to scuttle a civilian nuclear agreement with the United States.

Spent... Or Just Depleted

Will a scorched or delayed nuclear deal affect India's position as a global power?

"Linking The Indo-US Deal With Iran Will Be Completely Counter-Productive"

India's ambassador to the USA with experience as secretary to the Atomic Energy Commission of India who played a crucial role in stitching up the 123 Agreement on the deal...

The Persian Puzzle

The United States has no intention of giving advice to India on how to deal with Iran, a top Bush administration official said on Friday.

After The 123...

With the deal done, at the Hill, most members are likely to take a wait-and-see approach and watch how India's negotiations with the IAEA proceed as well as its efforts to obtain consensus agreement within the NSG.

Ex-leader's son fears unjust trial

The son of Bangladesh's detained former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed says military personnel in Dhaka are intimidating his mother's attorneys and he worries she will not get justice.

The Peer's Last Sigh

The pressures of being culture's blue-eyed boy has scuppered Salman Rushdie's marriage.

Back To Basics

Post Lal Masjid, questions remain for belated action as think-tanks turn the spotlight on Pakistan military's role in fomenting terrorism in Kashmir, resurgence of the Taliban and the growth of jihadi extremism and capabilities.

'Surgeons In India Far More Able Than Those In The West'

Dr Atul Gawande is a man of many parts. A second-generation NRI, the Boston-based surgeon and Harvard professor is a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant recipient and also now a very highly rated writer, published in many of America's leading magazines, including the New Yorker. His new book, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (review on next page), has been hailed as a masterpiece, winning rave reviews both in the US and UK. In an exclusive interview with Ashish Kumar Sen, he talks about his experiences working in India, and his impressions of Indian doctors.

Bahu, Trans-Atlantic

An ill-conceived memo targeting Hillary Clinton's ties with the Indian American community eclipsed Barack Obama's rising star on the political firmament.

Brown Stroke On Vibgyor

For Indians, it's a tug between charisma and colour. Either way, they win.

Look Who Is Playing God

There is a raging debate in the US regarding embryonic stem cell research. Is it ethical?

An Alien In Your Home

Monster spouses are increasingly ruining the lives of Indian immigrant women.

Jailed scholar called victim of U.S.-fed 'paranoia'

The husband of an Iranian-American scholar being held at a prison in Iran says his wife is a victim of "careless talk" in Washington about regime change in Tehran.

1 2 3......3 2 1

A deft handling of core concerns might ease the impasse in the India-US nuclear deal talks.

Opposition leader will face charges

Bangladeshi opposition leader Sheikh Hasina Wazed says she will return home on Monday to face what she calls "fictitious" murder and extortion charges filed against her while she was traveling in the United States and Europe.

Bullets With No Names

Architecture professor Mario Cortes had promised to meet Minal Panchal at 11 am on April 20, wanting to review his bubbly 26-year-old protegee's academic progress. It was one appointment the conscientious Mumbaikar couldn't keep, killed as she was with 31 others by a South Korean student who went on a shooting rampage on April 16 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before he ended the carnage by committing suicide.

'I Don't Believe In Signing 'Peace Deals' With Terrorists'

Former Pakistani Prime Minister on her determination to return to Pakistan, willingness to ally with Nawaz Sharief, prospects of restoring democracy, American attitudes towards her and terrorism in Pakistan, her marriage and much else.

Bhutto eyes return, despite corruption charges

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto wants to return to Pakistan to seek election this year. In an interview from Dubai, where she has been living in exile, Mrs. Bhutto told The Washington Times that failure to reach an understanding with President Pervez Musharraf could mean false charges leading to her arrest, but it is a risk she is willing to take.

Deceit By Design

Is Indian fashion designer Anand Jon a victim or pervert?

Clogging The Pipe Line

A top Democratic congressman introduces legislation that would sanction any country, including India, which finalises energy deals with Iran. If eventually signed into law, it could create a stumbling block for the India-Iran gas pipeline.

Check On The Wazir

Every so often American frustration with Islamabad bubbles over, as it did on a recent January day when director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte told the Senate intelligence committee that Pakistan is "a major source of Islamic extremism". It had many wondering here: did his remark reflect the beginnings of a shift in Washington's Pakistan policy?

An Indian In Capitol Hill

Dino Teppara becomes the first Indian American to ever serve as chief of staff to a Republican member of Congress, in either the House of Representatives or Senate—the highest ranking Indian American staff member in the House.

Bhavna Thakur

Founder and artistic director of Alter Ego Productions, which recently staged David Freeman's play A First Class Man in New York.

Going Too Critical

Bush's post-pact note isn't an afterthought, it's a stamp of power.