India-Italy Relations: Marines' Trial Begins at Home

Even as the diplomatic row between New Delhi and Rome continues, an Italian military prosecutor on Wednesday questioned the two marines who refused to return to India to stand trial for the murder of two Indian fishermen last year. Mar 21, 2013

Sri Lankan Tamils Issue: 5 Possible Decisions India May Take at UNHRC

Amid the political turmoil in Tamil Nadu with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) accusing the government of not doing enough for the Sri Lankan Tamils, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) put the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka to voting in Geneva on Thursday. Mar 21, 2013

India-Italy Row: EU Warns New Delhi; Has India Violated International Law?

The European Union (EU) has finally intervened in the India-Italy diplomatic row, criticising New Delhi for not allowing Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini from leaving the country in connection with the refusal of his government to send back its two marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen. Mar 20, 2013

Bihar Status: Is Nitish Kumar's Political Move Dangerous to India's Future?

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar has made it clear to major political parties in the country that his party would go to any extent, including a switch in alliance, if Bihar is given "special status". But his political move could be seen as dangerous, given the fact that the country has many regional parties, which could resort to similar tactics in the future. Mar 19, 2013