Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.
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BJP’s Plan Bedi
You may not have noticed in the noise of Kiran Bedi’s arrival and the indignant protest against it, but Delhi BJP has just had a course correction. In fact, Bedi’s sudden surge to the top itself is the correction, as it has been precipitated by the failure of the tried-and-tested strategy of contesting directly under Narendra Modi’s steamrolling leadership.
Read more: BJP’s Plan Bedi is actually Plan B
The village of Shimli, not far from the district headquarters of Rohtak, has one of the worst child sex ratios (CSR) in notoriously girl child-unfriendly Haryana — a mere 400 girls for every 1,000 boys, less than half that of the state as a whole.
The second summit within four months between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama this weekend could go down as the moment when India and the US found the necessary political will to turn opportunities that have been at hand for years into tangible agreements.
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Sports: IPL Corruption Probe
The Probe Committee opined that the allegations levelled against Mr. Raj Kundra and his wife Ms. Shilpa Shetty required to be investigated further. The Committee has on the basis of the said further investigation and enquiry come to the conclusion that Mr. Raj Kundra was a ‘team official’, a ‘player support personnel’ and ‘participant’ within the meaning of the relevant rules and that he had indulged in betting.
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Write when drunk, market when sober: Best-selling author Ashwin Sanghi