Showing posts from August, 2009

‘Lion of Senate’ passes away

Senator Edward M Kennedy, the brother of former President John F. Kennedy and a political heavyweight in his own right, died on Tuesday night. He was 77.

Sand Niggers

South Asians are often subject to random and special racial profiling at US airports.

US panel puts India on watch list

An independent and largely toothless US government commission on religious freedom has placed India on its watch list citing an increase in violence against Christians in Orissa and Muslims in Gujarat.

Mehsud killing result of better intelligence sharing

A U.S. missile strike that reportedly killed Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in Pakistan on Wednesday was the result of a high-level intelligence sharing between the U.S. and Pakistan. Both countries' intelligence agencies have increasingly collaborated in recent months, resulting in missile strikes by unmanned U.S. Predator drones that have eliminated threats to the Pakistani state. Now, U.S. analysts say, the big challenge is for Pakistan to provide intelligence that will help the U.S. forces go after the Taliban operating in Afghanistan.

Old Pak hand Robin Raphel returns

Robin Raphel, who in the 1990s irked India by describing Kashmir as “disputed territory,” is back.