KATHMANDU: While Nepal celebrated its biggest religious festival, Dashain symbolising the victory of good over evil, the nation ironically remained gripped by instability and pessimism as the warring political parties failed to elect a new prime minister even after the 12th round of voting on Sunday. A 13th round was announced for October 26.Read More »
DURBAN: A group of South Africans will arrive in India October 12 to trace their roots and know more about the land their forefathers left over 150 years ago to work as indentured sugarcane labourers.Read More »
WASHINGTON: In a veiled warning to Pakistan, the US has said the country may have to face consequences if it fails to take firm action to stem terrorism.Read More »
BEIJING: Environment Ministers of India, Brazil, South Africa and China will meet in the Chinese city of Tianjin on Sunday to work out their action plan for the Cancun Climate Summit, even as the preparatory UN climate talks ended Saturday after finalising the "draft decision text".Read More »
ISLAMABAD: In a fresh assault on tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan, 29 vehicles were destroyed and two security personnel injured during an attack by suspected militants in Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has instituted proceedings in the International Court of Arbitration to resolve the issue of the Kishanganga dam, which India is building on the Neelum river in Jammu and Kashmir, a federal minister has said.Read More »
BEIJING/OSLO: Mr Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese dissident, on Friday won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his "long and non-violent struggle" to secure fundamental human rights for his country’s 1.3 billion people, drawing a sharp reaction from Beijing which said the organisers have "desecrated" the award by honouring a "criminal."Read More »
WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama prepares to visit India next month, the US has hoped that India and Pakistan can address and resolve the “important” Kashmir issue bilaterally.Read More »
RIO DE JANEIRO: Abortion has become a big issue in Brazil’s Presidential Election after religious activists dropped support for the leading candidate, Ms Dilma Rousseff due to her past support for legalising it.Read More »
STOCKHOLM: Peruvian-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.
The 74-year-old author, a one-time presidential candidate, is best known for works such as “Conversation in the Cathedral” and “The Feast of the Goat” but is also a prolific journalist.