The Neighbourhood/World
Lanka to deport UK woman over Buddha tattoo - Sara Malm, Mail Today
A British woman has been arrested and is facing deportation in Sri Lanka over a Buddha tattoo on her arm. Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was taken into custody at the airport in Colombo, after she arrived from India.
US middle class is no longer world’s richest - Kevin Quealy & David Leonhardt, NYT
The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a NYT analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.
Modi may adopt a pragmatic approach to Kashmir and Pakistan - Times of India
On India's neighbours, Pakistan and Kashmir BJP and its PM hopeful Narendra Modi have a tendency to sound unremittingly hardline. But it's possible that these are fevers induced by election season. There have been tantalising clues that if elected to power, Modi would actually adopt a pragmatic foreign policy.
The Western engagement in Afghanistan has failed - Economist
FEW observers are better placed than Carlotta Gall to judge what has gone so badly wrong in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2001. She spent more than a decade reporting for the New York Times in both countries, often from remote corners. She has a family connection, too: her father, Sandy Gall, is a British television journalist who covered Afghanistan for many years, notably during the war of the 1980s.
Cameron’s description of Britain as ‘Christian Country’ draws an angry response from top authors, scientists, comedians - Steven Erlanger, NYT
Prime Minister David Cameron’s effort to describe his own Christian faith at Easter has backfired, with some critics accusing him of fostering “alienation and division” by characterizing Britain as a “Christian country.”
Pak Army chief lauds ISI for its role in national security - Business Standard
Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif today visited the ISI headquarters here and lauded the spy agency's role in national security. His visit to the spy agency's headquarters came in the backdrop of the attempt on the life of leading Pakistani TV anchor Hamid Mir.
Top Chinese military delegation visits India to mend ties - Mail Today
Emerging from the shadow of last year's tense border stand-offs, India and China have managed to put their broken military ties on an even keel. A People's Liberation Army (PLA) delegation is visiting New Delhi in the middle of thee polls to set the stage for the next round of joint drills and a visit by the Chinese defence minister Chang Wanquan.
Haiti the new illegal port for entry to US form India - Ankur Sharma, Mail Today
Indian agents involved in smuggling people into the US for the 'Big American Dream' have found a new route. A confidential government report reveals that illegal immigrants from India are now being taken to the US via Haiti, instead of the earlier Guatemala-Mexico route.
Court blow to affirmative action in US - Dan Roberts, Guardian
A ban on affirmative action policies that favour minority students has been upheld by the US supreme court, in a ruling that racial equality campaigners claim is as significant a setback for the civil rights movement as the court's recent reversal of the Voting Rights Act.
Himalayan face-off is inevitable - Atul K Thakur, Pioneer
India and China are competing everywhere on earth, from nearby Pakistan to faraway Africa, for natural resources and diplomatic edge. The situation is no different in the rugged terrains of neighbouring Nepal.
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