Carry on in Colombo: Tamils have high expectations from the Prime Minister
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Institutional investors in Vedanta echoed concerns of environmental activists outside
Southern Indians left penniless after emu investment scheme bosses disappear leaving thousands of birds to starve
Wednesday 22 August 2012
When someone came up with the idea of breeding emus in southern India it sounded like a sure-fire way to prosperity. The meat could be sold to restaurants, the hide turned into leather.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Katherine Boo's debut about the vertiginousness of existence in a "Mumbai slum" is the antidote to mainstream books and films on the subject from the English-speaking world. It's framed by her noting the lack of "deeply reported" non-fiction about India. Her method, developed "within poor communities in the US", is to invest time and attention in the complex interiors of "small" people.
Sunday 22 July 2012
St Andrews businessman intervened when he heard of construction firm's travel ban on expats
Friday 01 June 2012
Pressure grows on Home Office as judiciary fears returned asylum seekers will face persecution
Saturday 17 March 2012
In March 1942, thousands of British and Indian civilians fled Burma when Japanese troops arrived. Their escape route would become known as 'The Road of Death'. Seventy years on, a survivor recalls the most harrowing journey of his life...
Monday 12 December 2011
Tamil rebels holed up in ever-diminishing territory in northern Sri Lanka forcibly recruited children to take part in final defences against government troops, according to a former senior official. Some of the youngsters were sent to fight with just one day's basic training. A number of civilians who tried to escape to the government side were shot.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Every week, we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a two-week trip to South India in early November. Prices are per person based on two sharing.
Monday 25 July 2011
in a set-back for Sri Lanka's ruling party, the Tamil National Alliance has won a landslide victory in local elections, capturing 20 out of 25 seats it contested in areas formerly held by rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Friday 08 July 2011
On Tuesday 14 June, a shocking, heart-wrenching documentary was shown on Channel 4. ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, broadcast just after 11pm, displayed what presenter Jon Snow described as “devastating evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a powerful case for bring those guilty of these crimes to justice.”
Thursday 03 February 2011
A cricket official in charge of the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai has described yesterday's wall collapse at the World Cup venue as a "minor" incident.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Monday 27 September 2010
Chennai Super Kings were crowned Champions League Twenty20 winners last night after outplaying the Warriors in Johannesburg on their way to an eight-wicket victory.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Sri Lanka's investigation into the war against the Tamil Tigers – a conflict that left thousands of civilians dead – has begun amid a barrage of allegations that justice will not be done.
Saturday 07 August 2010
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2