Key dates in Catalonia`s bid for independence

 Pro-independence groups won control of Catalonia`s regional parliament in an election on Sunday that they vowed will lead to secession from Spain by 2017.

Is India an independent country only for the wealthy?

Man stands outside a heart institute in Kanpur with his hands folded, next to his wife's dead body. Says his wife was a heart patient and even after taking her to numerous heart institutes and hospitals, no one came forward to help.

Is another military takeover in Pakistan imminent?
Is another military takeover in Pakistan imminent?

Pakistan's Senate chief has warned that constitutional checks to prevent yet another military takeover have become redundant in the country which has seen Army rule for nearly half of its 68 years of independence.

Serbia, Kosovo in 'landmark' agreements

Serbia and Kosovo have reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is India free in the true sense of the word?

In this episode Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra speaks to 500 students about the true meaning of independence. Dr Chandra said that India is not truly independent even today.

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to ''one China''

Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island`s growing sense of independence from its vast neighbour and geopolitical foe.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member
South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan on Sunday became the Olympic movement`s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year`s Rio Olympics.

Singapore Foreign Minister to address symposium in India

Singapore's Foreign Affairs and Law Minister will address an industry symposium in India next week as part of the city-state's 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations.

Catalonia governing alliance splits over independence

Disagreements over how to push for independence in Catalonia drove the Spanish region`s 37-year-old governing alliance to split apart on Thursday, leaders said.

Imran Khan pledges more independence for Gilgit-Baltistan

 Two days after New Delhi dismissed next week`s elections in Gilgit-Baltistan as Islamabad`s "attempt to camouflage its forcible and illegal occupation of the region", Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Thursday vowed to grant more regional autonomy to the region.

Arab Israelis mourn as Jews celebrate statehood

Thousands of Arab Israelis marched in protest Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the Jewish state`s founding.

Bhagat Singh: Voice of Reason or Dissent?

As a literature student when we were studying ‘The Trial of Dedan Kimathi’ by Kenyan writers Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Micere Mugo at Hansraj College, Delhi University, it was obvious that we discussed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and their contribution to India’s struggle for Independe

No retro tax but Cairn is legacy issue: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concluded his two-day visit here with a message to the global investing community that India`s stated position now was not to impose any retrospective tax but that the one slapped on Cairn was a "legacy" issue.

British foreign secretary seeks India assurance after $1.6 billion Cairn tax case

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond raised concerns in India on Thursday over a $1.6 billion retrospective tax bill charged to British oil explorer Cairn Energy hours before he arrived in the country seeking to improve business ties.

More Hong Kong university students back independence: Poll

A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.

Scotland declares online 'independence' from Britain

Five months after Scotland voted against independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, the Scottish government has seceded -- at least online.

Catalonia takes election gamble to keep independence drive alive

Catalonian leaders are hoping that a regional election in September will keep alive a fading independence drive and force the hand of Spain`s central government - but the move could also backfire. 

Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had "distorted" facts about India.

Thousands rally for independence in southern Yemen

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Yemen's southern port city of Aden to call for independence from the north.

Spanish prosecutors to sue Catalan president over referendum

 Spanish public prosecutors said on Tuesday they will sue Catalan President Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum despite a court injunction against it.