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Rajinikanth’s visit triggers opposition

Rajinikanth’s visit triggers opposition

Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting “involved” in the emotive ethnic issue. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged the top actor …

Did the CIA know Rajiv Gandhi was to be ASSASSINATED?

Did the CIA know Rajiv Gandhi was to be ASSASSINATED?

Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency prepared a very detailed report on what would happen if he was either assassinated, or forced to make an abrupt departure from the Indian political scene. A 23-page report, titled India …

Tamil nationalism attempts to emerge on the fringes of jallikattu

Tamil nationalism attempts to emerge on the fringes of jallikattu

“Modhalla Maadu, Apparum Thani Tamil Nadu.” “First the bull and then a separate Tamil Nadu.” On Sunday, a Tamil news channel beamed visuals of a child holding a placard carrying this slogan at the Marina beach in Chennai, where thousands continue to protest since Tuesday …

The year of the American Commando

The year of the American Commando

They could be found on the outskirts of Sirte, Libya, supporting local militia fighters, and in Mukalla, Yemen, backing troops from the United Arab Emirates. At Saakow, a remote outpost …

Russia’s Hacks

Russia’s Hacks

Russia’s unprecedented intervention in the United States election came amid more than United States-Russia tension and Donald J. Trump’s praise of Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president. It also coincided with a growing belief, in Moscow, that Russia faced an imminent threat in Hillary Clinton’s …

Pope’s reforms divide opinion

Pope’s reforms divide opinion

The papacy is no longer a lifetime job. Pope Francis could decide to resign at some point, following the example of his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict, frail but still living in retirement inside the walls of the Vatican at the age of 89. Under a …

Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage”, a UK employment court has ruled in a landmark case which could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from …

No future for SAARC if it can’t work together

No future for SAARC if it can’t work together

Days after his country joined other neighbours in India’s boycott of the SAARC summit in Islamabad, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, while endorsing New Delhi’s concerns on cross-border terror, Wednesday said it is a “core issue” on the SAARC table and will not end …

Seeman and Ameer facing trial

Seeman and Ameer facing trial

Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman and noted film director Ameer, facing trial after they were slapped with sedition charges for making inflammatory speeches in support of Sri Lankan Tamils, appeared before the Additional District Sessions Court here on Friday. The two, who had appeared before …

Kingpin of International human trafficking caught

Kingpin of International human trafficking caught

Crime Branch has busted an international human trafficking racket spread across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Kuwait and Oman. They rescued 26 women including 10 Indian, 16 Nepalese and arrested 2 people. All rescued women were adults, most of them were married, belonging to very …