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While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand kept crying for succour, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of foodgrain have been thrown in the Gori river. Authorities have now launched a probe
While Stalin is blamed by many for the deaths of millions in purges, prison camps and forced collectivisation, many people still praise him for leading the Soviet Union to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.
Srinivasa Murthy Actor Imran Khan remembers growing up in Bangalore, reveals where his comic timing comes from and tells us what traits he shares with uncle Aamir Khan Everyone sees a little bit of Aamir Khan in him...While Imran Khan is remembered
Travelling in the Soviet Union in 1947, the writer John Steinbeck heard Russians repeatedly evoke the magical name of Georgia. They spoke of Georgians as supermen, as great drinkers, great dancers, great musicians, great workers and lovers, Steinbeck
Story The same six-metre-high bronze statue of Stalin history's most infamous Georgian had stood for decades in Gori, the town where he was born to a family of cobblers (his real name was Iosif Dzhugashvili) and spent the first four years of his life.
Deep divisions on latest campaign to bring back monuments to dictator. Sep 13 The reappearance of statues of Joseph Stalin in towns around Georgia reflects a backlash by conservatives upset at attempts to distance the country from its Soviet past,
Cloudbursts, floods and landslides brought on by incessant rain over the past 48 hours have left a trail of destruction across north India, killing at least 60 people, injuring scores and leaving thousands stranded...At least 30 people have died and
Alicia Hooper is a graduate student at George Mason University...During the 1990s, post-Soviet Georgia initially struggled to foster democracy. Its government was marked by former Soviet bureaucrats and widespread corruption. However, after the
The birth towns of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler are divided on the issue of how to deal with the legacy of the dictators who slaughtered millions. In some ways it would be hard to imagine two more different places than Gori in Georgia and Braunau
Millions died when Stalin imposed iron discipline and state terror to root out "enemies of the people" and build a communist state. But in the town of Gori, where he was born, the city council recently decided to re-erect a huge statue of Stalin,