MOSCOW:- Police detain a supporter of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" members for violation of law and order outside a court building in Moscow, August 17, 2012.
Do we really deserve the coveted permanent membership of the UNSC?
Rishi Iyengar Delhi
DHAKA:- An overcrowded passenger boat is seen on the Buriganga River in Dhaka August 15, 2012. Millions of residents in Dhaka have started the exodus home from the capital city ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
The US will not push military confrontation with Iran, at least until after the November presidential polls. There are strong indications that direct back channel talks are on between Washington and Tehran
Nilova Roy Chaudhury Delhi
It needed fiction writer and a purveyor of phantasmagoria to reiterate to a world audience why Great Britain ran such a vast empire. So it was in the fitness of things that the organisers of the London Olympics deployed the creative skills of Oscar winning director, Danny Boyle, to cheerfully and unapologetically locate Imperial Great Britain as an Isle that changed the world. His interpretation of the industrial revolution had shades of both Charles Dickens and Adam Smith, which meant toiling working classes juxtaposed with adventurous mercantilists.
Face to Face: Dr Burak AkÇapar, Turkey’s Ambassador to India
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi
Pakistan will have to focus on bilateral trust building: with US, Afghanistan and India. This sounds daunting but there is no alternative to stronger diplomatic engagement
Raza Rumi Kabul