Britons are famed for their love of curry and, over the years, the country’s taste for South Asian food has evolved into a unique blend of cuisine specially created for British palates. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the so-called ‘curry mile’ in London’s Brick Lane, which this week celebrates what is billed as “the only curry festival in Europe.” The two week-long festival takes place in the street which received its name during the rebuilding period after the Great Fire of London.
It will be years before international cricket can be played again in Pakistan following the brazen attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, the former chief of cricket’s world governing body said Wednesday. Ehsan Mani, who was president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 2003 to 2006, also said the attack puts plans for the the 2011 World Cup — scheduled to be played in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and two other countries in the South Asia region — in doubt. Pakistani Mani, who served for seven years on his country’s national cricket board before taking over at the ICC, said Tuesday’s attack poses a “huge threat” to the subcontinent’s most favored sport
Army convoys are combing areas around the Bangladeshi border guard headquarters, vowing to punish participants in this week’s bloody mutiny, which killed nearly 100 army officers and civilians, according to The New Nation newspaper.
At least 50 officers and civilians were feared dead after Bangladeshi paramilitary troops staged a mutiny, taking dozens of high-ranking officers and military brass hostage, the country’s law minister said Thursday. As dawn broke, the rebelling troops with the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) allowed government officials entry into the headquarters in the capital city of Dhaka — the scene of a day-long standoff Wednesday. The troops agreed to lay down their arms after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina agreed to offer them amnesty.