Islamophobia: A second Holocaust in the making

As German leaders traditionally do on visits to Israel, Chancellor Angela Merkel recently visited Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust. There she termed the Holocaust "a source of deep shame" for Germany, and spoke…

Israeli troops kill Palestinian boy

<!-- always make sure the above is right next to the asp:img closing tag with --> Wednesday 15 February 2006, 12:27 Makka Time, 9:27 GMT   Clashes broke out after 20 Israeli jeeps entered Qabatiya…

Gulf returnee

TRIVANDRUM — The brutal murder of a Gulf returnee, who played a pioneering role in promoting tourism in untapped north Kerala, created flutter in the State Assembly yesterday. The Communist-led opposition termed the murder of…

Cheney's hunt victim gets heart attack

Texas: The Texas lawyer, who was shot and wounded by US Vice President Dick Cheney, has suffered a minor heart attack after a piece of birdshot migrated to his heart, a hospital spokesman said on…

85-yr-old sets sights on Everest – with pet…

Kathmandu: In what is either this year's wildest prank or bravest dare, an 85-year-old Briton has announced her plan to scale the highest mountain in the world - along with her pet pooch.Mary Woodbridge, a…

Kolkata rickshaws yet to be replaced

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (Kolkata): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya had said that Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws will soon go off the streets. He had made the announcement on Independence Day last year. But six…

Olive Ridley turtles released into sea

BACK TO THEIR ELEMENTS: Olive Ridley babies being released into the sea at Kozhikode on Tuesday. Kozhikode: Sixty-eight Olive Ridley baby turtles hatched at the makeshift hatchery at the Centre Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)…