Exile

  • Vladimir Putin is 'selfcentred', says Dalai Lama September 8, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "selfcentred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • Ramayana reloaded: 'The Exiled Prince', an intelligently written work February 22, 2014

    Mythology is something that I believe that we all are aware of. The knowledge with respect to a particular religion is sound or not varies from individual to individual depending on their interest in it. Ramayana is something that we all have grown up with. On TV or in our...
  • Snowden blames Obama for trying to block his efforts July 2, 2013

    Washington: Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, charged with leaking secret US surveillance information, said the Obama administration was denying him his right to seek asylum, according to a statement released by the WikiLeaks organization on Monday. "It is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf's party decides to boycott polls May 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The party of former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a series of legal cases over his actions while in power, on Friday said it would boycott Pakistan's May 11, 2013 general election. The move came in the wake of the Peshawar High Court's order barring Musharraf from contesting...
  • Pakistan bans Musharraf from leaving country March 31, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday stopped former president Pervez Musharraf from leaving the country a day after a court ordered it. The interior ministry issued directives to the immigration authorities to put Musharraf's name on the Exit Control List (ECL), reported Xinhua, citing Radio Pakistan. It also sent a notification to the...
  • Pak: Army demands security for Pervez Musharraf March 26, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan army has demanded foolproof security for former president Pervez Musharraf after he returned to the country amidst death threats from the Taliban. He is in the country for the May elections, but the US Ambassador to Islamabad said he is unlikely to make an impact. "I don't see...
  • I fear god and nobody else, says exPakistan president Musharraf March 25, 2013

    Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf returned to the country on Sunday after a fouryear long selfimposed exile. "On the very first day of my return, hurdles have been created for me. Our first gathering was sabotaged. I am back today even as people said that I would never return. I...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf to announce political plans today March 25, 2013

    Rejecting Taliban threats of assassination and legal trouble, former President Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan on Sunday, ending his 4year long selfimposed exile. He will be announcing his political plans later on Monday evening. ...
  • Russian tycoon Berezovsky found dead: UK Police March 24, 2013

    Selfexiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the United Kingdom. Initial reports suggest he died in his bath at his house in Surrey. Police are now investigating the cause of death. The 67yearold was one of Putin's fiercest and most public critics. In recent years,...
  • Musharraf set to return to Pakistan on Sunday March 24, 2013

    Karachi: After remaining in selfexile for over four years, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will return home on March 24 to participate in historic elections in May. Musharraf, 69, will be flying from Dubai to Karachi where his supporters are planning to give him a rousing welcome. Clearing the...
  • Musharraf to contest Pak general elections from Chitral October 24, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is a "proclaimed offender" in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, on Wednesday announced that he will contest the upcoming general elections from Chitral, a constituency in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Musharraf, 69, made the announcement while addressing the elders of Chitral via a videolink...
  • Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012 September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries. The shortlisted books will be sent to the 2012 panel of judges, which consists of literary agent David Godwin, poet and novelist Tishani Doshi, and author Basharat Peer,...
  • Musharraf keen to return to Pakistan September 7, 2012

    Lahore: Former President Pervez Musharraf is keen to return to Pakistan from selfexile when an interim government headed by a "neutral" Prime Minister is formed ahead of the general election scheduled for early next year. According to his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, Musharraf has started contacting friends in the...
  • Exarmy officers ready to join party: Musharraf December 31, 2011

    Lahore: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said "a good number of exservicemen" are ready to join his party on his planned homecoming next month from selfexile abroad, amid reports that some 100 retired senior Army officers have shown willingness to do so. Musharraf, who has been living in selfexile since...
  • Book excerpt: Bunny Suraiya's 'Calcutta Exile' November 30, 2011

    Bunny Suraiya's 'Calcutta Exile' evokes a bygone era of one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It also raises questions about individual and collective identities, the foremost among which is: where is home? Set in Calcutta a decade after partition, the novel explores what happens to people...
  • 'Calcutta Exile' captures the pulse of the city November 2, 2011

    This is a story about four families caught in a vortex of history that changed millions of lives. Set in Calcutta a decade after Partition, the novel explores what happens to people when momentous change happens. Robert Ryan, an AngloIndian, is as much a son of Calcutta, as is...
  • Husain wanted to destroy his paintings in exile July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering to conquer the wasteland of possibilities left behind by his illustrious father. "I feel suddenly in life there is a wasteland in front of...
  • MF Husain: A life in exile June 10, 2011

    CNNIBN correspondent Sahar Zaman recalls her meeting with legendary painter MF Husain who died in London on Thursday. ...
  • Members of Tibetan ParliamentinExile sworn in May 30, 2011

    Dharamsala: After the implementation of the new Tibetan constitution, newly elected members of the 15th Tibetan ParliamentinExile were sworn in on Monday. Interim Speaker Pema Jungney administered the oath to 42 MPs at a ceremony. The total strength of the House is 44. Election Commission of Central Tibetan Administration will hold polls...
  • New Tibet PM expects Dalai Lama return to Tibet April 28, 2011

    Washington: The newly elected Prime Minister of Tibet's governmentinexile predicted that the 76yearold Dalai Lama will return during his lifetime to the homeland he fled five decades ago. In Dharmsala, India, the Tibetan spiritual leader's exile headquarters, Harvard legal scholar Lobsang Sangay was declared on Wednesday as the winner of a...
  • Tibet Parliament allows Dalai Lama to retire March 25, 2011

    Dharamsala: The Tibetan ParliamentinExile has accepted the Dalai Lama's desire to be relieved of his political duties and agreed to amend its Charter for the purpose but has proposed that he should continue as the 'symbolic head' of the Tibetan government. Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Samthong Rimpoche...
  • Tibetans vote for new prime ministerinexile March 20, 2011

    Dharamsala: Thousands of Tibetans across the world on Sunday voted to elect the Prime Minister of the Tibetan governmentinexile, an exercise that may usher in a transition in the community's leadership following the Dalai Lama's flat refusal to reconsider his decision to retire as its political head. "As many as 83,399...
  • 'Dalai Lama preparing Tibetans for his death' March 14, 2011

    People of Tibet don't want Dalai Lama to step down as their political leader. ...
  • Husain's paintings to be back at art summit January 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Art lovers may get to savour MF Husain's paintings at the India Art Summit in New Delhi after all. Organisers had removed them from the event following threats, but now the works are likely to be displayed again as police have assured full protection. An official from the Delhi...
  • Kashmiri author writes exile odyssey January 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Once the backdrop of romantic Bollywood movies in the 1960s and 1970s, Kashmir's idyllic image has darkened since a separatist rebellion broke out two decades ago, forcing many into exile from a beloved homeland. Siddhartha Gigoo's debut novel, 'The Garden of Solitude,' is a poignant story about a boy...
  • Husain has accepted Qatar citizenship, says son March 26, 2010

    Dubai: M F Husain, revered by many as India's Picasso, would no longer be an Indian, his son said on Friday, confirming that he had accepted Qatar's offer to confer its nationality on him. Husain, who has been living in selfimposed exile for nearly four years following a spate of cases...
  • Is Govt responsible for M F Husain's return to India? March 26, 2010

    Under threat from right wing groups for his controversial paintings, artist M F Hussain has been living in exile for almost 3 years now. ...
  • Let me come home: Taslima pleads with Bangladesh govt July 10, 2009

    Dhaka: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has petitioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to be allowed to return home 15 years after fleeing death threats by Islamic militants. She has not yet received any response. She is unhappy with all regimes in Dhaka and with India, where she lived for some years,...
  • Lanka seeks international help to capture LTTE leader June 16, 2009

    Colombo: Having wiped out the LTTE leadership from northern Sri Lanka, the government is now seeking international help to nab its fugitive leader K Padmanathan, believed to be active in carrying out the Tigers' operations overseas. The Sri Lankan government has forwarded details to other countries...
  • Tibetans restless as Tibet turns 50, in India March 9, 2009

    Mcleodganj: Tibetans have come of age 50 years to be precise not in their homeland, the 'Roof of the World' Tibet, but in India, the home for thousands of them for the last five decades. This cosmopolitan township of Mcleodganj, the headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual and temporal head,...