'Meghalaya's Khasi flute losing out to western music invasion'

Flute is an eminen ptart of tribal Khasi folklore, but the musical instrument is still struggling to gain momentum. Tribal Khasi flute player Benedict Skhemlang Hynniewta says it is because western music is invading his state.

Nov 29, 2014, 12:20 PM IST

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher for Grenada invasion

Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher when US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

Nov 11, 2014, 03:11 AM IST
Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'; rebels fire on ship

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'; rebels fire on ship

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

Sep 01, 2014, 00:08 AM IST

Kerry, Lavrov hold talks as Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold impromptu talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris Sunday, after Russia pledged not to invade mainland Ukraine following its seizure of Crimea.

Mar 30, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

Bangladesh bans Hindi-dubbed Japanese cartoon

Bangladesh has banned a popular Hindi-dubbed Japanese cartoon for its "negative impact" on children.

Feb 15, 2013, 17:34 PM IST

Entry of Saudi troops in Bahrain not invasion: US

The US has asked the Gulf
countries to respect the rights of the people of Bahrain after 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered into the violence-hit nation.

Mar 15, 2011, 10:28 AM IST

US was high on military before Iraq invasion: Hans Blix

The US administration was "high on military" ahead of the Iraq war and the progress to it was "almost unstoppable" by early 2003, former head of UN weapons inspectors Hans Blix said Tuesday.

Jul 28, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

Iraq invasion was illegitimate: Dutch probe

The Dutch government supported an invasion of Iraq that had no legal backing and did not fully inform parliament about its plans in the run-up to the conflict, a long-awaited investigation concluded on Tuesday.

Jan 12, 2010, 20:45 PM IST

Iraq invasion decision was `51-49`: Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair said the decision to invade Iraq was a close call however convincingly her husband might have presented it otherwise, The Independent on Sunday reported.

Oct 11, 2009, 11:12 AM IST