NEW DELHI - Diplomat-author Navtej Sarna has always felt a creative kinship with exiles. This time round, he has penned an English translation of Zafarnama - 111 spiritually resonant Persian verses of impassioned plea for justice composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the last Sikh guru, while on the run from Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's soldiers in the early 18th century.
As Pakistan sinks steadily into the pit of political oblivion, it will inevitably drag the US' Afghan policy down the drain with it, because without the availability of Pakistan's logistical and civil infrastructure, and regardless of Gen. David Petraeus's (top US military commander in Afghanistan) vaunted military talents, what remains of America's struggle to wrest Afghanistan from eventual Taliban investiture is almost certainly doomed to failure.
KOLKATA - Chinas policy towards India betrays a deep-rooted hostility, said a retired chief of the Indian Navy Saturday.
NEW DELHI - The Indian Army Saturday achieved another adventure feat when its skiing expedition to Antarctica reached the geographic South Pole and marked it by observing the 63rd Army Day.
NEW DELHI - Following an increase in international crude oil prices, state-owned oil companies raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50-Rs 2.54 per litre for the second time in a month, which will come into effect from midnight tonight.
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