Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar to lead interim govt in Afghanistan

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead a new Afghan government set to be announced shortly, sources in the Islamist group said on Friday, as its fighters battled forces loyal to the vanquished republic in the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul. The new government’s most immediate priority, however, should be to stave off the collapse of … Read more

Chinese idol | The Indian Express

Chinese idol | The Indian Express

It’s not quite the Cultural Revolution but Xi Jinping’s “National Rejuvenation” is certainly doing its best to catch up. The latest target for Chinese regulators is popular culture, particularly vote-in shows a la American Idol. The government, in an ostensible bid to reduce the irrational idolatry around celebrity, has told broadcasters to “resolutely put an … Read more

Motorcycle thief nabbed in Prakasam

Australians arriving home from India face old mining-camp quarantine

Prakasam police nabbed a habitual motorcycle lifter and recovered 21 motorcycles worth ₹11 lakh from him in Ongole on Friday. Police said Dudekula Khaleel(28), a truck cleaner, was nabbed near the North bypass junction by a special team constituted by Ongole Taluka Inspector V. Srinivasa Reddy after a series of vehicles went missing within the … Read more

Balakanda Parayanam begins in Tirumala

Australians arriving home from India face old mining-camp quarantine

The 16-day-long Sodasa dina Balakanda Parayanam, aimed at universal welfare, began on a spiritual note at Vasantha Mandapam here on Friday. Pundit Sri Maruti, under the supervision of the Dharmagiri Veda Vignana Peetam Acharya Principal K. Siva Subramanya Avadhani, spearheaded the religious programme. Simultaneously, a batch of another 16 Veda upasakas embarked on the recital … Read more

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