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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Sunday 18 December 2011
Family planning clinics in remote areas are a desperately needed source of advice and practical help
Friday 23 September 2011
Hope for relatives of the 70,000 victims of the disputed region's troubled past
Thursday 15 September 2011
An acute shortage of hangmen is forcing Indian prisons to consider novices for the sombre job
Sunday 04 September 2011
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Indian-administered Kashmir's first major literature festival has been cancelled after local writers and artists said it would give the false impression that basic freedoms are allowed in the troubled region.
Saturday 20 August 2011
The Indian army in Kashmir says a gunbattle has killed 11 suspected rebels and one soldier along the military Line of Control separating Indian and Pakistani territory.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
I read A C Grayling's advocacy for a global gun ban in the mid-day heat at a petrol station less than 100 miles from the South Sudan border and a few miles from home ("What would this man be without a gun?", 31 July).
Saturday 06 August 2011
Sunday 31 July 2011
Arts lovers hope event will turn the focus from politics to books in region plagued by conflict
Thursday 28 July 2011
The tortuous peace process between South Asia's nuclear-armed neighbours received a jolt of energy yesterday when Pakistan's first female Foreign Minister held talks with her Indian counterpart. The two parties described the meetings as constructive and cordial and said their relationship was back on "the right track". But most of the headlines were captured by newly sworn-in Hina Rabbani Khar, 34, who cut a fresh, stylish figure, with a section of the Indian media captivated by her look as much as anything else.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Pakistan's powerful spy agency is under renewed pressure after an investigation by the FBI revealed that it ploughed over $4m into an illegal pro-Kashmiri lobby outfit in Washington.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Indian investigators were today examining forensic evidence and CCTV footage for clues about who orchestrated the three bombings that killed 17 people in Mumbai.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Three coordinated bombings tore through the heart of India's busy financial capital during rush hour Wednesday, killing 21 people and wounding 141 in the worst terror attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai siege.
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