Indian lawmakers to Kashmir to try and end unrest
Lady Gaga to rally in Maine against ‘don’t ask’
Group protests Iranian president’s visit to NYC
Baltimore honors late rocker Frank Zappa with bust
Swedish PM says gov’t to stay in power
STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says his center-right government will stay in office despite losing its majority in a parliamentary election.
2 women seen as front-runners in Lima mayor’s race
Swedish gov’t loses majority, far-right kingmaker
Swedish election too close to call
STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s election was heading for a nail-biting finish Sunday with a TV exit poll and partial results showing a far-right party challenging the center-right government’s majority in Parliament.
House to vote on medal for “Go for broke” veterans
O’Donnell makes light of witchcraft comment
Former Israeli premier details failed peace offer
Democrats waging ‘military campaigns’ for Congress
Exit poll: Swedish far-right may become kingmaker
Daley mentored others as he reshaped Chicago
KOLKATA - In an apparent jibe at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to West Bengal, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday said she was neither a rarely seen flower nor one who sleeps on a bed of gold.
Israel tried to block Russian arms deal with Syria
Pa. art exhibit shows war through soldiers’ eyes
Former top officer unsure whether US is winning
PM: Somalia to open 2nd front against insurgents
BANGALORE - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief K.S. Eshwarappa late Sunday left for Delhi to seek the party’s central leaders’ help to sort out differences over a cabinet reshuffle.
Nigeria commission asks for more time before poll
NEW DELHI - Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday telephoned Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed security measures in the wake of the shooting near Jama Masjid that wounded two Taiwanese tourists and the landslides in Uttarakhand which killed over 40 people in the BJP-ruled state.
LONDON - British Cabinet Minister Vince Cable has stirred controversy by suggesting that unemployed young Britons should be sent to India to find work, and jokingly added, that he might get a “slap over the wrists” from Prime Minister David Cameron for saying so.
Early bird gets the vote? Pols hunt early ballots
RANCHI - Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday denied media reports claiming that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was formed at the initiative of a businessman.
Republican senator warns of possible death for GOP
NEW DELHI - Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani telephoned Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed security measures for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games in the wake of Sunday’s shooting near the Jama Masjid that wounded two Taiwanese tourists.
SRINAGAR - A day ahead of an all-party delegation’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday slammed the Omar Abdullah government, alleging it was attempting to “sabotage” the visit by reimposing curfew in the Valley. The state government has rejected the charge.
Murkowski defends write-in Senate bid
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says her write-in effort to re-enter the race to retain her seat in the Senate isn’t undermining the Republican Party.
CHANDIGARH - Despite various programmes initiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to improve the status of agriculture, famers’ leaders strongly feel that not enough has been done and large numbers of farmers remain heavily in debt.
Suu Kyi’s party warned over election criticism
Hawaii governor race to feature Abercrombie, Aiona
Chinese premier urges officials to obey laws
Clinton: Chelsea’s wedding stressful and wonderful
Nigeria: Powerful adviser to president resigns
3 more die in anti-India unrest in Kashmir
Foreign minister wants to eject Israeli Arabs
BANGALORE - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit chief K.S. Eshwarappa are taking divergent stands on the cabinet reshuffle.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - A staggering 21,612 seats are up for grabs in Kerala’s local bodies polls Oct 23 and Oct 25.
NEW DELHI - To greet or not to greet non-Congress leaders is Sonia Gandhi’s new dilemma. The moment the powerful Congress president dials their number - however innocuous the reason - it sparks frenzied media speculation!
Thailand’s Red Shirts mark coup anniversary
SRINAGAR - A group of masked youth has withdrawn into a narrow lane in Bohri Kadal in Srinagar’s Old City as security forces fire tear smoke and warning shots in the air to disperse them.
LAHORE - Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has accused “some undemocratic forces” of trying to destabilise democracy, while stressing that his government was stable and such people were just wasting their time.
PATNA - Looks like over 30,000 people in Bihar want to fight an election! They are all aspirants who have submitted their biodata to political parties - mostly directly to party chiefs - to contest the October-November elections to the 243-member legislative assembly. The maximum number seems to be interested in the Congress ticket!
WASHINGTON - A search is on for the next big thing in India-US relations after their landmark civil nuclear deal to let President Barack Obama truly make “history” on his India visit in early November.