India’s cricket chiefs will meet next week to consider action over a franchise scandal that has forced the resignation of a minister, as the government probes the funding of the game’s most lucrative competition.
Indian minister and former United Nations official Shashi Tharoor has asked for a rapid probe into the death of his wife in an upscale New Delhi hotel last week, two days after she accused him of having an affair.
India’s junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor quit after a week of opposition claims that he influenced the award of a cricket franchise to his benefit, a controversy that last week stalled Parliament.
Are India and Pakistan likely to stumble into nuclear war? This appalling possibility has long been kept alive by conflicts between the two historical enemies, but it may have been pushed closer to fulfillment by a catastrophic failure of U.S. foreign policy in South Asia.
In July 1995, an Islamic fundamentalist group called Al Faran kidnapped six foreign tourists, including two Americans, in Kashmir. For a few weeks, the world’s attention was fixed on the Himalayan valley as the allegedly Pakistan-backed militants negotiated with Indian security officials and foreign diplomats.