Deepak boasts two decades of broadcasting experience, is a documentary filmmaker and contributes regularly to online publications dealing with politics, foreign affairs, development and sports.

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December 8, 2008, 4:54 AM EST
Indian citizens protest in Mumbai against the government’s inability to prevent terrorism following the attacks in India’s commercial capital late last month. (AP Photo)
November 27, 2008, 12:06 AM EST
Caption: Mumbai’s Taj Hotel continues to burn on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, after terrorists attacked it and other targets across India’s financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 100 people and taking Westerners hostage (AP Photo)
November 14, 2008, 5:03 AM EST
Muslim delegates at a two-day national session of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind in Hyderabad, India, where clerics issued a fatwa on terrorism (AP Photo)
September 22, 2008, 5:58 AM EDT
The death toll in Saturday's suicide bomb attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which killed the ambassador of the Czech Republic and two Americans, rose to 60 on Monday.
September 16, 2008, 7:24 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – The United States may have pressed India’s case for special nuclear status, but given congressional delays in ratifying the treaty, France could become the first nation to benefit from nuclear commerce with the Asian democracy.   Indian media speculate that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may sign a previously-agreed-upon civil nuclear cooperation agreement with France later this month, even if the landmark Indo-U.S. nuclear deal has not been approved by the U.S. Congress by then.  
September 8, 2008, 5:37 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – India will retain its sovereign right to carry out nuclear tests, former president and missile scientist Abdul Kalam said Sunday, after an agreement by nuclear-technology supplying countries took India a step closer to a historic nuclear cooperation deal with the United States.   The focus will now move to the U.S. Congress, which resumes Monday for a short session that may not find the time to ratify the agreement.  
August 14, 2008, 7:33 PM EDT
As Pakistan’s embattled President Pervez Musharraf edged closer to impeachment Thursday, a former prime minister accused him of killing political opponents and destroying legal institutions.~~
August 8, 2008, 6:08 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – A nationwide debate over abortion is under way in India, where a court dismissed a couple’s request to end a pregnancy to prevent birth of a disabled child.   Pitting pro-life supporters against abortion lobbyists, the Mumbai High Court verdict has raised moral, legal and medical questions.   Under a 1971 law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, any abortion in India after 20 weeks’ gestation is illegal unless medical opinion holds that there is a grave danger to a woman’s life.
July 29, 2008, 5:23 AM EDT
India’s main opposition party has caused an uproar by suggesting that a series of deadly bomb blasts were linked to the political crisis over the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement.
July 23, 2008, 6:44 AM EDT
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has won a crucial vote of confidence in parliament, dodging the prospect of an early election and removing a significant hurdle in the path of a key nuclear cooperation agreement with the United States.
July 8, 2008, 6:27 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – After months of stalemate, the troubled U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement appears to be moving forward again, although it remains unclear whether it will get through the required steps -- including congressional approval -- before the end of the Bush administration.   Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is heading for the G-8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, where he is expected to tell President Bush that the agreement is back on track.  
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
Jaipur, India ( - A day after synchronized bomb blasts ripped through crowded marketplaces of the western Indian city of Jaipur, debate continued about the motive behind the deadly attack and the need for India to tighten anti-terror laws.The series of eight blasts that left at least 65 people dead and several hundred injured took police and intelligence agencies by surprise.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Amid growing uncertainty about Pakistan's political future, NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Tuesday held talks with President Pervez Musharraf to discuss strategies to tackle Taliban insurgency in the region.Sources say discussions focused on joint measures needed to strengthen NATO operations in Afghanistan against Taliban fighters, to better secure the border with Pakistan.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Angered by weekend violence that left 41 people dead and by the ouster of a top judge, Pakistani opposition political parties on Monday called a nationwide strike, causing severe disruption.Security forces, which were conspicuously absent from the streets of Karachi during Saturday's violence, were out in force Monday, having been given the authority to shoot rioters on sight.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - A top U.N. official in Bangladesh is facing charges of corruption, but critics say the military backed government is trying to prevent her from carrying out her mandate as the world body's special investigator on human trafficking.Bangladesh's government accuses Sigma Huda, an advocate attached to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, of corruption. Her husband Nazmul Huda, a former communications minister, was jailed without trial last February on similar charges.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - China's plans to construct a 66 mile-long highway near Mount Everest is making environmentalists see red while other critics view the project as an attempt to legitimize Beijing's hold on occupied Tibet.The road ostensibly is being built to transport the torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to the base of the world's highest mountain, from where it will be carried to the summit. Everest lies on the border of Tibet and Nepal.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - In what is seen in the region as likely retaliation for the recent storming of an Islamist-held mosque in Islamabad, a series of suicide bombings in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province at the week killed at least 45 people, mostly security personnel.Two suicide bombers detonated charges in the Minamshah and Swat areas, killing 25, including 11 army personnel. A third bomber targeted a police recruitment drive, killing 20.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Indian scientists have hailed a nuclear agreement with the United States as a victory, although there are still uncertainties about exactly what was agreed - and the deal has yet to be approved by decision-making bodies in both countries.After several rounds of hard-fought negotiations, a joint statement released in Washington Friday by officials of the two countries said "substantial progress" had been made with regard to "outstanding issues."
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Two days after Pakistan military commandos violently expelled pro-Taliban Islamic radicals from Islamabad's Red Mosque, President Pervez Musharraf vowed -- not for the first time -- to "eliminate extremism from every nook and corner" of his country.In a televised address to the nation, Musharraf said the strong action had been necessitated by the illegal activities and blackmailing tactics of the extremists.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Pakistani lawyers are among those celebrating the return to office of the country's top judge, who was sacked by President Pervez Musharraf last March for "misuse of authority."The Supreme Court of Pakistan last week declared that Musharraf had acted beyond his powers in removing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, sending him on forced leave and appointing an acting chief justice.An official spokesman said Musharraf "respects the decision" of the court.