When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.
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Saturday 05 February 2011
Thousands of angry villagers blocked a key highway in Indian-administered Kashmir today, accusing the army of killing a young man in custody.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Monday 03 January 2011
It was a measure of Phillips Talbot's understanding and knowledge of India and Pakistan that he had been acclaimed as the doyen of American experts on South Asia.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
The names and addresses of hundreds of supporters of the English Defence League have been published online. The hackers, operating under the name "TeaMp0isoN", are almost certainly British Pakistanis – TeaMp0isoN has previously claimed responsibility for hacks on Indian politicians' websites.
Saturday 18 December 2010
The chief minister of Kashmir has insisted that the use of torture, alleged in the latest leaked diplomatic cables which claim that Indian security forces had over many years beaten and electrocuted prisoners it suspected were linked to insurgents, is a thing of the past.
Friday 17 December 2010
US officials allegedly had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces, and were secretly briefed by a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the systematic abuse of prisoners in Kashmir detention centres, according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Barack Obama flew into India yesterday for the start of what has been described as a trade and investment shopping trip and immediately announced the sealing of $10bn of deals to help the floundering US economy.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Dozens of right-wing activists attacked and vandalised the house of Booker prize-winning writer Arundhati Roy over comments she made suggesting Kashmir had never been an integral part of India.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
The Booker prize-winning writer Arundhati Roy has made a strident defence of comments she made over the disputed territory of Kashmir after the Indian government threatened to arrest her for sedition.
Friday 01 October 2010
From independence in 1947, India has prided itself on its religious tolerance. India was secular – dominated by Hindus, but with substantial populations of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and tribal groups. India represents a mosaic of different religions, languages and ethnic groups.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A van carrying about 30 school children in Pakistan-held Kashmir plunged into a river and most of the pupils are missing and feared dead, police said.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Indian politicians met detained Kashmiri separatists yesterday, despite a rebel boycott of government-sponsored talks to end the biggest independence uprising in Kashmir in over 20 years, but no breakthrough was expected.
Friday 17 September 2010
When Granta magazine brought out a special India edition to mark the nation's "Golden Jubilee" year in 1997, the collection appeared to have a genuine sense of celebration, of a nation fighting to free itself from the ghost of colonial rule.
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