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Sri Lanka army ‘harassed Tamil voters’, observers say

September 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

File photo: voters at a polling station during the northern provincial council election in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 21 September 2013 It was the first time provincial council elections had been held in the north


Sri Lanka’s military intimidated and harassed voters and opposition candidates during northern regional elections, foreign observers say.

The government and military compromised the environment in which the vote was held, Commonwealth observers said.

Hyderabad 1948: India’s hidden massacre

September 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

By Mike Thomson Presenter, Document, Radio 4

The  Jewel of The Nizams 'Falaknuma Palace' which was the former residence of Nizam Mehaboob Ali Khan in the old city area of Hyderabad

When India was partitioned in 1947, about 500,000 people died in communal rioting, mainly along the borders with Pakistan. But a year later another massacre occurred in central India, which until now has remained clouded in secrecy.

In September and October 1948, soon after independence from the British Empire, tens of thousands of people were brutally slaughtered in central India.

Wigneswaran has stature to do business with Colombo:Indian analyst

September 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm


September 23, 2013, 7:43 pm


Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, September 22: An Indian analyst said today that  victorious Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) Chief Minister-designate for Northern  Provincial Council C. V. Wigneswaran has the stature and ability to establish a  working relationship with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government.

International election observers mission:

September 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

By Harischandra Gunaratna

Team leader of the Mission of International Election Observers  and former Chief Elections Commissioner of India, N. Gopalaswami, yesterday said  that overarching powers should be vested in the Elections Commissioner for him  to function more effectively.

“There needs to be a level playing field for all parties without  leaving room for ruling party candidates to have an edge over the others,”  Gopalaswami said, adding that one of the ruling party candidates had inserted a  newspaper advertisement promising employment to voters. “When a ruling party  candidate says so there is a tendency for people to believe him. It could  influence the thinking of the voters and it is not fair,” Gopalaswami said.

General VK Singh strikes back, files RTI seeking top secret report in 48 hours

September 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Gaurav C Sawant   |   Headlines Today  |   New Delhi, September 23, 2013 | UPDATED 21:45 IST

Former Chief of the Army Staff General VK Singh has filed an RTI application seeking the Board of Officers Report on the activities of the ‘shadowy’ Technical Support Divison (TSD) of the Military Intelligence.

In the application, addressed to KL Nandwani, Deputy Secretary, MoD, filed under section 7 of the RTI Act, General (retd) Singh has sought all file notings of Army Headquarters and the Ministry of Defence on the report.
He has sought to personally inspect the files both at Army Headquarters and the MoD. The General has said since the matter affects his life and liberty, the files should be made available to him in the next 48 hours on receipt of application.

Srinivasan’s re-election will be doomsday for Indian cricket, warns Modi

September 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm

PTI  New Delhi, September 23, 2013 | UPDATED 21:42 IST
N Srinivasan
Srinivasan has declared that he will contest for the top post in the upcoming Board elections in Chennai.

Former IPL chairperson Lalit Modi was his usual outspoken self when he said it will be “doomsday” for the Indian cricket if N Srinivasan gets re-elected as BCCI president at the Board’s AGM on September 29.
“Across the globe, the fans, advertisers and administrators will be disappointed at this if Srinivasan gets re-elected. A wrong message would be sent. It will be a doomsday for Indian cricket,” said Modi. Srinivasan has declared that he will contest for the top post in the upcoming Board elections in Chennai.

I believe in Lord Ram, can’t argue for his bridge to be destroyed: Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran withdraws from Sethusamudram case

September 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Kartikeya Sharma   |   Headlines Today  |   New Delhi,
Mohan Parasaran
Solicitor General of India Mohan Parasaran

Speaking exclusively to India Today Group the Solicitor General of India Mohan Parasaran said that he believes that Lord Ram walked the Sethu and hence recused himself from the case.
“I come from that area and I don’t want people to hold it against me. I’m privy to my belief. It is guaranteed in the Constitution so I felt that it should be made clear at the earliest to the government,” said soft speaking Mohan Parasaran.

Congress and Telugu Desam will be washed out now that Jaganmohan is out: YS Sharmila

September 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

September 23, 2013

Jaganmohan Reddy

After nearly 16 months behind bars at the Hyderabad central prison, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will walk out on Tuesday afternoon, after a court in Hyderabad granted him bail. With the CBI filing all ten chargesheets, the bail to Jagan was on the cards. Needless to say, both Jagan’s family and the YSR Congress party are ecstatic. Headlines Today’s Editor (South), T S Sudhir spoke exclusively to Y S Sharmila, Jagan’s sister who with her padyatras has been the political face of the party in Jagan’s absence.

Want a watch that reflects your sense of adventure?

September 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm


Breguet Type XXII 3880 in rose gold

Breguet Type XXII 3880 in rose gold

Want a watch that reflects  your sense of adventure? Presenting ten  timepieces that marry style with utility, promising to become your best  friend in the great outsides – whether you are sailing, trekking or  winging it through the wide blue sky.

Instagram for Instafame- Nandagopal Rajan BT

September 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm


Why Instagram has become a rage across the world

Photo: Reuters

If you thought rose-tinted visions of life don’t pay in the end, you obviously have not heard about Instagram. This online photo, and recently video, sharing network has become so popular it has a cult following big enough to sustain a new stream of photography, complete with its trademark square frames and film camera-inspired filters. Instagram is also an instant shot at fame, provided that picture of your last meal or latest shirt is able to capture eyeballs within the few minutes it is on timelines across the globe. Success and failure are both instant here.

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