Risk In Revocation?

The demand of repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act fully or partially in Jammu and Kashmir has relevance only in the retrospective sense, for, in operational terms, the motivation and propensity of the forces to inflict large-scale damage on non-combatants has diminished with the depleting strength of opponents. The rhetoric of the chief minister […]

Why after 2014?

Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde during his interaction with the children of Delhi Public School in Srinagar has said that there would be no security checks in Kashmir after 2014. The “security hazard” faced by the people every day will be over. He made a distinction between insurgency faced in North East and Naxal-hit […]

IGNOU to Start Courses for Deaf Students

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon start undergraduate, post-graduate and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) courses for deaf students, an official said Sunday. The courses, under IGNOUs Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) will start in a phased manner, it was announced here on the first foundation day of […]

Lebanese rally for, against Syria govt

BEIRUT — Hundreds of people took to the streets of Beirut yesterday for two separate rallies, one expressing support for the government in neighbouring Syria while the other one against it and calling for its dismissal. Supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al Assad staged a demonstration to thank Russia and China for their support to […]

Iran builds new bomber drone Hazem

A senior Iranian commander says the country’s experts have built a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with bombing abilities. Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili broke the news on Sunday saying the new drone, named Hazem, is a long range aircraft which can be used in air defense operations.  […]

Iran, UN envoy urge end to Syria crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and the visiting UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, have fine-tuned their calls, demanding an urgent end to the spiraling violence in the Arab country. “The United Nations and the Arab League which I represent have realized the sensitivity of the issue, and stress a quick end […]

Israeli Warplanes Kill 5 Palestinain Militants in Gaza

Israeli warplanes carried out several raids on Palestinians suspected of firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel, killing five militants, including the head of a Salafist group linked to al-Qaida. Gaza medics said the first Israeli air strike killed Salafist commander Hisham Saidani, who was in his 40s, and a fellow militant as the […]

Syria Turkey spat continues as they both ban civilian flights

The diplomatic crisis between Syria and Turkey escalated again on Sunday as the two countries banned each other from using their airspace for even civilian flights. Beirut – The latest tit-for-tat move comes after Turkey last week forced down a passenger plane and confiscated a cargo of Russian radar equipment intended for the Assad regime. […]

Can’t Risk Revoking AFSPA Yet: Shinde

Union Home Minister Credits Kashmiri People For Return Of Peace Srinagar – The visiting union home minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, on Sunday ruled out the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the near future, saying that the situation in the state had not improved to the extent to “warrant such risks.”  […]

“Delhi Willing On Special Permits For Cross-LoC Traders”

Shinde Says Pak Nod Awaited To Set Up Banking Facilities  Srinagar – The union home minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, on Sunday announced the centre’s willingness to issue special travel permits for Cross-LoC traders, and said that it was waiting for Pakistan’s green signal to set up banking facilities for commerce between the two parts of […]

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