Subsidising Imports Should Not Be At Our Cost: Coal India

NEW DELHI – Coal India Limited on Wednesday said it has no objection to supply of subsidised imported coal to a certain set of power generators under price pooling proposal, provided it does not involve any revenue loss for the PSU coal miner.  “As far as we are concerned, it should be revenue neutral to […]

State’s Call

That an overwhelming majority of victims of enforced disappearances in Kashmir were ordinary civilians was never in doubt, and the fact is being borne out by empirical evidence thrown up in studies now being conducting on such subjects. This is not to suggest that involvement or links with militancy justify disappearance without trace or custodial […]

KU Exams Postponed

SRINAGAR – University of Kashmir today postponed all examinations scheduled for tomorrow as curfew has been clamped in parts of summer capital Srinagar. According to the KU spokesperson all the the examinations scheduled to be held on Thursday on 29th November have been postponed. He said that the fresh dates will be notified separately.

CRPF Trooper Killed In Srinagar Attack

SRINAGAR – A trooper was killed on Thursday when militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Bemina locality of central Srinagar. Constable Praveen Singh Rajput was hit by a bullet in the chest after unidentified gunmen opened fire on being challenged by the jawan near the 73rd battalion camp here. Rajput, a resident […]

Curfew Imposed In Parts Of Srinagar

SRINAGAR – District Magistrate Srinagar has imposed indefinite curfew in the police station areas of Nowhatta, M.G Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Ranawari, Nigeen, Lalbazar, Zadibal and Parimpora with immediate effect, till further orders.

Shias of Kashmir: Socio-Political Dilemmas

  Come Muharram, the month of mourning, Kashmir’s Shia-dominated areas come alive with black banners, and now increasingly, with portraits of religio-political revolutionary leaders from Iran and beyond.   The banners of modern day Shia icons from Iran to Lebanon in Kashmir illustrate how the Shia* resurgence has spilled over borders, into places like Kashmir with […]

Life-Saving Killer Drugs

LONDON – The harmful effects of medicines capture headlines worldwide. After all, horror stories about “killer drugs” are easy to sell. But, while drugs’ damaging effects are a legitimate cause for concern, they do not necessarily constitute a serious public-health issue, provided that they are outweighed by the benefits they confer. Drugs with serious adverse […]

Reducing Tension in the Middle East

A statement released by the Jewish-American group J Street says: “Military force alone is inadequate as a response to the broader strategic challenge Israel faces. Only a political resolution to the century-old conflict with the Palestinians resulting in two states living side by side can end the conflict”. While we agree with this wise advice, […]

France backs Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

PARIS — Support in Europe for a heightened Palestinian profile at the United Nations grew on Tuesday when the French government said it would vote in favor of the Palestinians’ bid for nonmember observer status, embracing a move that Israel and the United States have opposed. The announcement by France, a permanent member of the […]

Dog virus could give rise to super potent human vaccine!

GEORGIA (IANS) – A canine virus could be the springboard for developing a super potent human vaccine, thanks to a University of Georgia discovery. ’We can use this virus as a vector (delivery vehicle) for all kinds of pathogens that are difficult to vaccinate against,’ said Biao He, principal study investigator and professor of infectious […]

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