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If Ram be within the image which you find upon your pilgrimage, then who is there to know what happens without?
Senior officials in Israel confirmed reports on Monday that a British court issued an arrest warrant against opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni for her role in orchestrating Israel's military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip nearly a year ago.
Aitzaz will also be invaluable to the PPP in the next elections. While support for Pakistan’s political parties tends to be delineated along ethnic lines, the PPP is the only party that has ever enjoyed nationwide support. That support is at an all-time low right now and Aitzaz is the only PPP figure popular enough with the PML-N and independent voters outside of Sindh to boost his party’s fortunes
Books of the decade: Your best books of 2008 : And so to 2008 in our round-up of the decade's reading. There was so much wonderful fiction published last year - I particularly enjoyed Joseph O'Neill's Netherland (although I only got around to it a couple of months ago as the cricket theme had put me off – how wrong I was), Mohammed Hanif's debut A Case of Exploding Mangoes (the Observer rightly calls it dazzling) and on the lighter side Mary Ann Shaffer's gorgeous epistolary novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. But those are just three novels in an embarrassment-of-riches year which also saw publication of Philip Roth's Indignation, Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture, the Booker-winning The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Michelle de Kretser's The Lost Dog, Salman Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence, Neal Stephenson's Anathem, The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam, The Spare Room by Helen Garner, John Updike's last novel The Widows of Eastwick and Chris Cleave's excellent The Other Hand.