ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 9, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 41
Front Page
Financial Times
TV Times
Funday Times
Kandy Times

Pak power-sharing deal today

The winners of Pakistan's parliamentary election will meet Sunday to finalize a power-sharing deal amid increasing pressure on the U.S.-backed president to quit following the defeat of his political allies at the polls, a party spokesman said.Aides to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari have been holding talks to discuss how to form a coalition government since the Feb. 18 elections when they routed the allies of President Pervez Musharraf.

Latin American nations end crisis with handshake

The presidents of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela ended a border dispute yesterday with a summit handshake after a week of regional diplomacy in the face of hostile rhetoric and troop buildups. “And with this ... this incident that has caused so much damage (is) resolved,” leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said before standing up and shaking hands with his U.S.-backed conservative Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe.

Saying ‘no’ to Nano

The world's cheapest car may be coming to India soon, but at a price. For years, Asha Patra and her husband tilled their land in eastern India for a meagre but stable living. Then the communist state government walled it off for a factory to make the world's cheapest car, Tata Motor's Nano, dubbed India's "People's Car".With no land left, they switched to a tea shop, but their pots and cups were stolen three times.

The Deobandi courage: Will extremists listen?
Israel signals willingness to talk despite deadly attack
West Asia crisis: It's still the occupation, stupid! - View from Dubai
Kitten survived in shipping crate from Singapore to US
Raúl Castro's China Strategy

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