She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks
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Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
The hills in Darjeeling, famed for their celebrated tea estates, came to a halt yesterday as large crowds of people took to the streets to protest the shooting by police of two activists who were part of a movement demanding a separate state.
Friday 31 December 2010
Thursday 25 November 2010
India's ruling Congress Party is reeling after a charismatic opposition politician scored a landslide victory in a local poll, thereby undermining caste-based politics in one of the country's poorest states.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
It has always been recognised that because of India's intense, obsessive love of cricket – a passion that sees dusty strips of land across the country packed with children playing with homemade bats and balls – other sports have suffered. Even hockey, which once made a claim to be the country's national sport and at which India has enjoyed considerable Olympic success over the years, has never really come close.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
"The envelope had no stamp and only my name underlined on the front; it had somehow found me in Calcutta." So begins Paul Theroux's 31st novel, and by the end of page one, you're hooked.
Sunday 30 May 2010
Normal rail services resumed across an eastern Indian state today, two days after a train accident blamed on Maoist rebels that killed 145 people, officials said.
Saturday 29 May 2010
An overnight passenger train derailed yesterday in eastern India, triggering a crash with an oncoming cargo train that killed at least 71 people and injured another 200. Maoist rebels are suspected of causing the disaster.
Friday 28 May 2010
A bomb planted by suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train which was then hit by a cargo train in eastern India today, killing at least 65 people and injuring an additional 200, officials said.
Friday 28 May 2010
A blast hit a passenger train and flung it into the path of a speeding goods train coming from the opposite direction in eastern India early on today, a railway spokesman said, adding many deaths were feared.
Sunday 02 May 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
At least 31 people have died after a cyclone demolished thousands of mud huts and uprooted trees in a cluster of villages in eastern India, an official said today.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
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