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Obama told Pakistan US would push India on Kashmir

Published on Nov 29 2013 // People, Politics, World
Obama told Pakistan US would push India on Kashmir
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama secretly offered Pakistan in 2009 that he would nudge India towards negotiations on Kashmir in lieu of it ending support to terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Taliban, but much to his disappointment Islamabad rejected the offer. “Since the 1950s Pakistan...

Where does the Iranian nuclear deal leave Binyamin Netanyahu?

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Latest, People, Politics, World
Where does the Iranian nuclear deal leave Binyamin Netanyahu?
First it was bad. Then it became very bad; soon, exceedingly bad. Finally, it was condemned as a “historic mistake” which made the world a “much more dangerous place”. The blunt rhetoric and raw anger of the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, over the deal struck between...

Guardian First Book Award won by Donal Ryan

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Entertainment, People, Travel
Guardian First Book Award won by Donal Ryan
Irish author Donal Ryan has won the 2013 Guardian First Book Award for his debut novel The Spinning Heart. Set in south-west Ireland, the book tells of the struggles of a rural village in the aftermath of the financial collapse. The judges described the novel as “slim in size, ambitious in structure...

Leveson Report: David Yelland says press misleading public

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, Most Read, People, Politics, World
Leveson Report: David Yelland says press misleading public
The press is misleading the public and engaging in hysteria over press regulation plans, according to a former editor of the Sun. In a speech later, David Yelland is expected to accuse newspapers of censoring debate on the Leveson Report and its proposals for new press rules. He will warn the public...

Energy bills: Ministers not seeking ‘price pledge’

Published on Nov 29 2013 // Elections, People, Politics, World
Energy bills: Ministers not seeking ‘price pledge’
The government has denied reports it is seeking a commitment from energy firms to hold their prices down until 2015. The companies told BBC News ministers were putting pressure on them to commit to a price freeze. But Treasury sources say this is not part of their plan – and they were looking instead...

Indian-origin UK slave owner claimed he was Jesus

Published on Nov 28 2013 // People, World
Indian-origin UK slave owner claimed he was Jesus
London:  The Indian-origin head of an extremist Maoist sect, accused of enslaving three women in his home in London for 30 years, tried to convince his British followers he was Jesus Christ, a former activist has claimed. Aravindan Balakrishnan, 73, known as Comrade Bala, is also accused of persuading...