Oriental Studies in Globalised World Face More Challenges

Srinagar, Oct 01: Terming the Valley of Kashmir as a repository of great pluralistic culture and ethos Governor of Assam J B Patnaik has urged for critical editing and publishing of rich manuscripts preserved in various centres of Kashmir and Ladakh. Giving his presidential address at the 46thsession of All India Oriental Conference JB Patnaik […]

Eradicating poverty

The Kelkar committee has, ideally, advocated nil subsidies. The government is pushing for these reforms by dishing out statistics regarding the number of people who would be directly affected by diesel price increase (car owners, etc), actual LPG users, and so on. The government is silent about the cascading effect that will be felt on […]

Solving the Earth’s Climate Problems

An Interview with Bill McKibben Record droughts, a melting Arctic and changing worldwide weather patterns – are these the early signs of an environment on the verge of collapse? To look at these issues and more we had a chance to speak with the well known environmentalist Bill McKibben. Bill is a founder of the […]

Broker Sent Oil Prices to Eight Month High in a Drunken Stupor

On June the 30th 2009 oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event. The amazing, true cause of this price spike has now been released by a Financial Services Authority investigation […]

Big Oil Funding U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, received nearly twice as much financial support from donors tied to the energy sector than did the next-closest recipient, a report from the National Wildlife Federation finds. The 20-page report highlights the role it says oil companies play in U.S. politics, stating energy companies are […]

Pakistan’s Kashmir narrative

United Nations General Assembly has chosen the theme “Adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” for discussion at its 67th session. Member States at the session shall have to speak or comment on issues of individual national and wider international relevance. President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari addressing the UN GA […]

Stigma Stimulus

Unlike the recent alleged cell phone-cancer link, evidence of tobacco, ghutka and similar ‘stimulants’ causing this deadly disease has been pretty conclusive for decades, but try convincing die-hard adherents. Smokers will have their puff, even if the divisional commissioner’s officers track them down to bathrooms, bedrooms, or wherever else they go for their dose of […]

Imamia School celebrates Annual Day

Gul, Akhoon Guests Of Honour Srinagar, Sep 30: Centenary celebration of once reputed Imamia School, Zadibal was held today with local MLA Mubarak Gul and Minister of Consumer Affairs Qamar Ali Akhoon as star attractions. Speaking on the occasion Akhoon impressed upon one and all to strive for peace which is essential for progress and […]

Gangster escapes police custody in Jammu

Jammu | Notorious gangster, who was arrested in connection with a rape case, managed to escape from the custody at Domana Police Station on city outskirts of this winter capital. “Taking an advantage of power failure, rape accused Vipan Gupta alias ‘Bhoot’ escaped from police custody,” police sources here today said. They said that the […]

Zojila Tunnel: Foundation Stone Being Laid On Oct 4

Sonmarg, Sept 30: The foundation stone laying function of historical 6.5 kms long Zojila tunnel, costing Rs 2700 crore, is being held on October 4 at the famous Sonamarg resort. The construction of first phase the tunnel with a tentative cost of Rs 200 crore per km begins from Sonmarg to Gagangir near Drass. A […]