Sinister Design

Rumours about Taliban coming to India may not be all that innocuous. It could be part of a design by Pakistan-based outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba to trigger fear psychosis in India Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi

Time check

Sometime in March 2001, two giant Buddhas carved into a cliff centuries ago were destroyed at Bamiyan, Afghanistan. At 53 metres (175 feet) and 36 metres (120 feet), the statues were the tallest standing Buddhas in the world.By Jyoti Atwal