Carry on in Colombo: Tamils have high expectations from the Prime Minister
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Monday 01 December 2008
The Indian cricket board has altered England's tour itinerary and dropped the lone warmup game.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Tuesday 25 November 2008
You can make promises, you can campaign, you can even throw around lots of money. But in southern India nothing lures potential voters like a big-name movie star.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Test cricket received another slap in the face yesterday when the Indian game's governing body asked its English counterpart whether it would be prepared to delay next month's first Test between the sides for a day. The request has been made so that Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian captain, can play in the final of the Twenty20 Champions League should his side, the Chennai Super Kings, reach it.
Saturday 15 November 2008
Sri Lanka's military said troops seized the entire western coast of the Indian Ocean island on Saturday, capturing the key Pooneryn area where Tamil Tiger rebel artillery had kept soldiers at bay since 1993.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
As a violinist and composer, Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan was a powerhouse of creativity. Steeped in the customs, devotional austerities and elations, grammar and vocabulary of Carnatic art music, Vaidyanathan was also a revelator of musical unorthodoxy and adventurousness. The most astonishing aspect of his lengthy musical career was neither his reputation as a principal soloist nor the pantheon of notable musicians whom he accompanied or played with. Rather it was his straddling of and success in two musical camps at opposite extremes.
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Monday 13 October 2008
There is apparently great excitement among the scientists involved in India's first unmanned mission to the moon which is due to blast off in less than two weeks from Satish Dhawan Space Centre near the southern city of Madras.
Monday 06 October 2008
A Sri Lankan suicide bomber killed 26 people at an ancient tourist town today, including a popular retired army general who was the main opposition party's provincial leader.
Friday 19 September 2008
Sri Lanka's navy sank 10 Tamil Tiger boats and killed at least 25 rebel sailors yesterday during a sea battle off the country's north-western coast, according to military sources.
Tuesday 05 August 2008
Sri Lankan troops killed 27 Tamil Tiger rebels in fresh fighting in the country's far north, the military said today, as government forces continued their push against the rebels' northern stronghold.
Monday 23 June 2008
Campaigners will be demonstrating outside Primark's flagship London branch this morning, accusing the cut-price fashion chain of behaving irresponsibly in response to allegations of child labour in its overseas manufacturing operations.
Monday 26 May 2008
At least seven people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb exploded on a train during rush hour in the Sri Lankan capital today, military officials said.
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Three men were arrested today by counter-terrorist officers in London and Wales as part of a long-term investigation into the Tamil Tigers.
Friday 09 June 2006
Many Iraqis welcomed the news of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's assassination, but the American airstrike has, once again, exposed the country's sectarian faultlines.
Friday 09 June 2006
The Government's controversial anti-terror laws have done nothing to make Britain a safer place, a former law lord said yesterday in the most damning critique yet of Labour's response to the 11 September 2001 and 7 July 2005 attacks.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
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Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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