DEVIL'S ADVOCATE: Man-made Deity

Savitri Singh, Times of IndiaThe Amarnath Yatra is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages for a Hindu. But this year, apart from the inclement weather which has affected progress of the yatris, the…

Pak denies visa to Javed Akhtar

PTIMumbai/Karachi, June 23: In a jolt to the Indo-Pak cultural ties, lyricist Javed Akhtar was denied visa by Pakistan and the state-owned PTV withdrew sponsorship for an Indian delegation to attend the premiere of magnum…

India's long-shot bid to produce a successor to…

By Anand Giridharadas International Herald TribunePublished: June 23, 2006MUMBAI, India With its economy blossoming and its influence spreading, India has launched an unusual bid for even more clout: It wants to be the first nuclear-weapons…

Cell centre staff pays for bomb-hoax prank

Statesman News ServiceKOLKATA, June 21: Police managed to trace the hoax caller who had sent airport and police officials, at both Kolkata and Delhi airports, into a tizzy last night by misinforming officials of NSC…