India's Supreme Court has withdrawn its earlier order barring the Italian ambassador from leaving India after a row over two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Ambassador Daniele Mancini was barred from leaving India last month after Rome said the marines would not return. The marines returned after a bitter diplomatic row between India and Italy.
With its large floating population, Bangalore, India's tech hub, has the dubious distinction of a consistently poor turnout in elections. Now, a group of citizens have joined hands in an attempt to change that record.
Hopeful of a comeback in Karnataka, the Congress has to overcome factionalism and select the right candidates if it has to return to power in the state in May after seven years. "Curbing infighting and selecting the right candidates would be crucial for our victory," a senior Congress leader who did not wish to be named told IANS.
A penchant for life in technicolour with a dash of herbal colours, crunchy gujias, chilled thandais and soulful ghazals: the heady cocktail is proving to be an irresistible draw for foreign tourists to celebrate Holi in India, say tourism industry experts.
More than 35 families of militants who returned home from Pakistan and surrendered under the Jammu and Kashmir government's rehabilitation policy Tuesday staged protests here against the state and the central governments.
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