SL bans student group from Jaffna campus

By Subash Somachandran Authorities at Jaffna University in northern Sri Lanka prevented a group of student leaders from the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) from visiting the campus on June 12. While the IUSF was the immediate target, the broader…

Obama- Singh meet at G-20 summit

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of G-20 Summit in Toronto on June 27.Following is the transcript of the remarks by the two leaders before their meeting. President Obama: I want to express…

G20 Leaders try to paper over differences

By Nick Beams Leaders of the world’s major economies sought to paper over their differences on a series of key issues at the Group of 20 (G20) summit meeting held in Toronto over the weekend. On the crucial question of…

A bridge between India and Pakistan

As the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan have just talked of building “bridges to reduce trust deficit”, here is the story of a spiritual bridge that already exists between the two countries. For all one knows, the shrine of…

All are blessed

It is not as widely known as it deserves to be that in India there are several shrines that defy denominational barriers. For instance, a Jain temple at Dharmasthala in Karnataka is, and has always been, helping people of all…