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 06 April 2013
The man was found fleeing the scene with just his passport
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Filmmaker Mark Isaacs describes the inspiration behind his latest BBC Four documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Attackers carried sporting kit bags before taking out weapons and opening fire
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Thousands of Pashmina goats, the source of famed shawls and blankets and a mainstay of the local Himalayan economy, have perished in northern India in the some of the heaviest snowfall in decades.
Friday 01 March 2013
He has long been considered a hard-liner in Kashmiri politics and has never shifted from his demands for a referendum to decide the future of Kashmir
Thursday 21 February 2013
Birmingham’s bustling inner city suburbs of Sparkbrook and Sparkhill found itself on the front line of Britain’s war on terror even before the hijacked airliners smashed into the Twin Towers 12 years ago.
Sunday 10 February 2013
When India and Pakistan exchanged artillery fire near here more than a decade ago, the house of Bashir Ahmed Abbassi was badly damaged. Now, whenever tension ratchets up between the two nations – as it frequently does – Mr Abbassi fears his home could be hit again.
Saturday 09 February 2013
A curfew was thrown over much of Kashmir after the authorities hanged a Kashmiri man convicted of orchestrating a militant attack on India’s parliament more than a decade ago.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
People have been advised to build underground bunkers and stockpile food, candles and torches
Wednesday 16 January 2013
The collapse of the state in a nuclear Pakistan is a prospect that must be addressed
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Pakistan has protested to India over the killing of one of its troops in Kashmir – the fifth soldier from both sides to die in the past week amid heightened tension. In the latest in a series of verbal salvoes being hurled by the two nations, Pakistan’s foreign minister accused India of “war-mongering”.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Pakistani soldiers crossed the ceasefire line in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir today and attacked an army patrol, killing two Indian soldiers, an Indian army official said.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Pakistan and India traded accusations today of violating the boundary line dividing the two sides' forces in the disputed northern region of Kashmir.
Sunday 23 December 2012
"Is there anywhere left to discover?" It's a question I'm often asked. I've had several conversations with people who are nostalgic for the hippie trail days of travel exploration, even if they are too young to have experienced them themselves.
Travel Agenda: Summer in Sicily, Key best, Double Dutch, Parisian chic, Silver lining, Local hangout, Mara watch, 615
Friday 16 November 2012
Where to go and what to know
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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