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Construction workers end strike in Bahrain
DUBAI: The six-day strike by over 2,000 construction workers, a majority of whom are Indians, has ended following an agreement over a pay hike and better living conditions. The construction firm involved in the prestigious $ 6-billion ...
Polls will be fair, on time: Musharraf
PPP will keep up fight against dictatorship: Zardari
Hizbollah declares open war on Israel
Thousands bid farewell to slain commander
Terror law on the mat
LONDON: A major plank of the British government’s anti-terror legislation was in tatters on Thursday after the Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips, presiding over the Court of Appeal, ruled that merely possessing extremist literature could ...
Putin to retain powers
MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that he plans to become Prime Minister after stepping down next month and said he intends to retain key levers of power in the new post. “The President sets the main ...
Hirsi Ali seeks E.U. protection
Former Dutch MP asks Sarkozy for French citizenship
India & World
Bangladesh Army Chief likely to visit India
DHAKA: The Chief of Bangladesh Army Staff, General Moeen U. Ahmed, is likely to visit India later this month, two leading Dhaka dailies reported on Thursday. They said the visit was for holding meetings with top officials of the Indian ...
Rice insists on Hyde Act for accord with the NSG
Washington: The Bush administration has said an agreement between India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group which will allow New Delhi to engage in nuclear trade will be supported by the U.S. only if it is “consistent” with the Hyde ...
Ethnic Indian Minister heckled in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s only ethnic Indian Cabinet Minister Samy Vellu was surrounded and heckled by youths during the foundation-laying ceremony for a Tamil school, a report said on Thursday. The incident happened after Mr. ...
China confirms making protest
Beijing: China on Thursday made public that it had expressed concern to India over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh but maintained that the two countries would continue with negotiations to resolve their ...
Hearing begins in Kanishka bombing case
TORONTO: A two-day public hearing into the 1985 bombing of the Air India plane Kanishka that killed 329 people began on Thursday. After the hearing, the Air India public inquiry commission, headed by Justice John Major, will start ...
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