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Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar remains a national hero. Pic: AP.

Siding with Sachin Tendulkar

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 1:32PM UTC Comments Off Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar remains a national hero. Pic: AP.

There has been some talk about former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar not attending India's Parliament as nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. In my view, the right place for Sachin is back in the India T20 side masquerading as a Test team in the recently concluded series in England. Despite his age Sachin would have scored more than Kohli, Pujara, Gambhir, Vijay, Rahane, Dhawan put together....

India calls off talks with Pakistan

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:49AM UTC Comments Off India calls off talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it has called off talks with Pakistan after its ambassador met with Kashmiri separatists. ...

India’s Modi finally gets moving

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:24PM UTC Comments Off India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Narendra Modi has yet to show that his government can make a significant difference to the way that India is run and performs, but on Friday he impressed critics as well as supporters with his first Independence Day speech as prime minister from the ramparts of Delhi’s majestic Red Fort....

India sets age limit for Krishna birthday human pyramids

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 7:06PM UTC Comments Off Indian youth make a human pyramid. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court says children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years....

Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:55PM UTC Comments Off Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

NEW DELHI (AP) — The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from and killing upper-caste landowners she said exploited...

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