If there was any question of whether Sarah Palin’s star-appeal translated overseas, the standing-room only crowd when she took the stage Saturday night in New Delhi provided an answer.
The wounds of partition festered again this week in India, resulting in the banning of a book and the expulsion of a respected politician. The home state of the father of Indian independence, Mahatma Gandhi, forbade the sale and circulation of a new book it says spews revisionist history about the birth of secular but predominantly Hindu India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Written by Jaswant Singh, a former federal minister and senior member of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the book calls Mohammed Ali Jinnah, considered by Indians the architect of the partition, a great man who is wrongly demonized.
Six people were killed, including five children, when an apartment caught fire in Sweden on Saturday night, local authorities said.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the country’s first locally built nuclear-powered submarine on Sunday. “Today, we join a select group of five nations who possess the capability to build a nuclear-powered submarine,” Singh declared in his speech at the eastern naval base of Visakhapatnam. Although he billed the submarine as an outcome of a public-private partnership, the Indian leader did mention Russia in his address