The Great Debate (India)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a dramatic six to bring the World Cup to India on Saturday after Sri Lanka had threatened to ruin their party.
India is only the third side to win batting second, a feat that seemed beyond them when Lasith Malinga dismissed both openers in his first four overs. India also became the first country to win the World Cup as host.
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A day after the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers agreed on more talks to rebuild a mutual trust fractured by the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the media on both sides of the border was abuzz with news of the dialogue having collapsed.
Neither Pakistan’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi nor India’s S.M. Krishna set a date for future talks or announced any concrete measures that might soothe tensions. The Mumbai attacks and recent imposition of curfew in Srinagar remained the stumbling blocks in a dialogue that went on for several hours.
The United States, a major trading partner of China, has been cautious in its criticism of Beijing’s tight currency controls.
The Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the death sentence of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.
Kasab, the only gunman captured alive after the attacks, had been sentenced to death by a special court last year after being found guilty on more than 80 charges, including murder and waging war on India.