Transporters’ Strike

With their strike on Monday, transport cartels have begun to clamour for still higher fares even when the long-suffering commuting public has yet to see some positive spinoffs out of the last hike, which was administered barely two years ago. With threats of an indefinite chaka jam if their demands go unmet almost immediately, the […]

CUK to rope in EdCIL for preparing campus Master Plan

SRINAGAR – The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) has decided to engage Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL) for framing the Master Plan of its upcoming Campus at Ganderbal by holding national level competition of architects.    To discuss the modalities about preparation of Master Plan for the campus of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) […]

Oil rises over escalation of Gaza onslaught

Global crude oil prices have risen as the Israeli regime intensifies its deadly attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. In London trade, Brent North Sea crude increased $2.75 on Monday, closing at $111.70 a barrel for delivery in January, AFP reported.  “The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has stoked fears about supply of […]

A Pillar Built on Sand

John Mearsheimer In response to a recent upsurge in tit for tat strikes between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, Israel decided to ratchet up the violence even further by assassinating Hamas’s military chief, Ahmad Jabari. Hamas, which had been playing a minor role in these exchanges and even appears to have been interested in […]

EU fears Gaza conflict could spread

Fearing the Gaza crisis could spread across the Middle East, EU foreign and defense ministers have jointly called for an end to the violence between Israel and Hamas. However, they found less common ground on Syria. The ministers’ meeting had a double message for Israel and Hamas: rocket fire from Gaza must stop, and Israel […]

Iran to export electricity to Pakistan and India

TEHRAN (IRNA) – Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjou said that Iranian experts will construct a power plant soon on Iranian border with Pakistan to export electricity to that Pakistan and India, Iran’s IRNA reported. He said the plan is under negotiations between the two countries’ officials, and will be implemented upon a request made […]

Halting arms shipments to Syria will end crisis: Leader

TEHRAN (MNA) – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the crisis in Syria can be resolved if the shipment of weapons to the country is stopped. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with a number of Iranian hajj officials in Tehran on Monday. The annual gathering […]

Iran Asks IAEA to Adopt Logical Approach in Talks

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran on Tuesday called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to pursue a logical approach in its upcoming talks with Tehran to improve the chance of striking an agreement over unsettled issues. “We hope that the Agency will enter the talks with a serious and logical approach and we are ready […]

Israel puts ‘temporary hold’ on Gaza ground operation

JERUSALEM – Israeli ministers have decided to hold off from launching a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip to give Egyptian-led truce efforts a chance to work, a senior Israeli official told AFP on Tuesday. “A decision was taken that for the time being there is a temporary hold on the ground incursion to give diplomacy […]

‘Killer robots’ should be banned, say human rights groups

Autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention would make war easier and endanger civilians, says report The use of autonomous drones – “killer robots” that could fire weapons with no human control – must be prohibited by international treaty, human rights campaigners and lawyers have said. Weapons being developed that could choose and attack […]

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