Vaccination’s Lifetime of Blessings

A world in which our children and their children grow up free from the threat of polio and other preventable diseases is a dream that everyone shares. But, unlike most dreams, this one is achievable. Over my lifetime, I have been fortunate to witness the extraordinary impact that vaccines have had on protecting children from […]

Don’t politicize rape

The brutal rape of a five year old girl in Delhi has rocked the nation again. Earlier on December 16  a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was cruelly gang raped by a group of men while she was riding a bus. She ultimately died struggling between life and death for two weeks. It is natural that demonstrators […]

Minaret of landmark mosque in Syria destroyed

BEIRUT — The minaret of a landmark 12th century mosque in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was destroyed Wednesday, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard. Army and rebels traded blame for the destruction to the Umayyad Mosque, which occurred in the heart Aleppo’s […]

87 dead in BD factory collapse

SAVAR — An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 87 people and trapping many more under a jumbled mess of concrete. Rescuers tried to cut through the debris with earthmovers, drilling machines and their bare hands. Less than five months after a factory fire killed 112 […]

Baby sold on Facebook for Rs 8 lakh, found in Delhi

NEW DELHI: In a bizarre case that brings together the twin evils of child trafficking and social media abuse, a newborn Indian baby was sold to a businessman for Rs 800,000 via Facebook. The child was born in a Ludhiana hospital, and early reports indicate that he was already sold twice before the final Facebook […]

‘Kashmiri people yearn for self-determination’

Indian Civil Society doesn’t depict true picture of Kashmir: Babaiah Srinagar: Karnataka based Human Rights organization, Peoples Democratic Forum (PDF) chairman and Indian Civil Society member, Nagari Babaiah who was a part of the Human Rights activist team which recently visited Kashmir Wednesday claimed that Indian Civil Society was afraid of uttering truth and reality […]

SMC Starts Anti-Encroachment Drive

2 officials suspended for assisting khilafwarzi SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday began the pro-pedestrian week. During the week all the encroachments on roadsides and footpath will be cleared up, Top SMC official said. The week was organized immediately after Commissioner SMC Dr Qasba issued instructions in a meeting held extensively with all the senior […]

NC Election-Time Professional Party: PC

SRINAGAR: In the light of the comments by Union Minister of State for Power Jyotirditya M Scindia, it is now clear that the Omar Abdullah led government is brazenly lying to the people of J&K and his government has never formally asked for the return of these power projects or initiated a process to even […]

NIA team in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: National Investigation Agency (NIA) will record statement of Liaqat Ali’s spouse in Srinagar. The probe agency is looking into claims and counter-claims of the Delhi Police and their J&K counterparts over the arrest. “The wife of Liaqat who were accompanying him on his travel back to Kashmir, is going to make her statement before […]

One way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar Highway

SRINAGAR: To facilitate the Darbar Move employees, there shall be one way traffic on National Highway from Jammu to Srinagar on April 27 and 29, 2013, besides May 04 and 05, 2013. In this regard, no vehicle shall be allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu on the said dates.

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