Airlines drop fares as demand remains flat

Jet Airways is offering seven lakh seats at discount. Air India, GoAir too lower fares New Delhi: Domestic airlines have slashed fares to boost loads as demand for air travel remains subdued this year. August being a lean month for air travel carriers including Air India, Jet Airways and GoAir have dropped fares to attract flyers.  […]

Interpol issues global alert after prison breaks

WASHINGTON: Interpol issued a global security alert on Saturday advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked. The Lyon, France-based Interpol said given that Al Qaeda was suspected to be involved in […]

Rouhani officially takes office as Iran’s president

TEHRAN: Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani officially took office on Saturday after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed him. Khamenei kissed Rouhani on the cheek and the new president kissed the leader on his lapel during a ceremony in Tehran. The start of Rouhani’s presidency brings an end to Ahmadinejad’s eight years in office during which […]

Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away

One of the most important side effects of global warming is more erratic rain and greater heat. This simply means more mosquitoes and new types of mosquito related diseases. You know all the standard ways to repel mosquitoes. Today I am going to suggest some plants that keep mosquitoes away. You can plant them round […]

The Power of His Baton and the Melodrama

I heard him before I saw him. An impassioned, enthusiastic voice delivering a memorised spiel, embellished with the choicest anecdotes, the choicest jokes, in English, French and Hindi. His voice floated around, while the listeners, an assorted mix of foreign and Indian tourists, listened with rapt attention. His powerful baritone had me in its spell. […]

Of Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law

There are these two people who are constantly in the state of combat with each other. This can be of several types: it may be too ho-hum or too painful and distressing – the most viral form of it being the cold war, where the duo won’t talk to each other. And yet another form, […]

Protest Movements Fueled By Oil?

It’s hard to keep up with the news out of Egypt. Huge crowds gather in Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of the president they democratically elected just a year ago. The army steps in and deposes him. The crowds celebrate. News reports, in general, seem to praise these and other uprisings as a reaction against […]

Releasing 10 Prisoners On Eid A Joke: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday termed government announcement of releasing a few detainees on Eid as a joke and stressed for release of all prisoners. “574 Kashmiri youth without constitutional justification are languishing in local and other prisons of India and the majority of them are not being released and are […]

Will intensify stir if demands not met: EJAC

Srinagar: Hundreds of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) employees under the banner of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) today held protest demonstrations here in Lal Chowk. Urban Local Bodies (ULB) employees’ forum president Manzoor Ahmad Pampori while referring Order No 185-HUD of 2013 said the order is against employees and should be revoked immediately. Meanwhile, the […]

Time to change rigidity into bonhomie: Tarigami to Indo-Pak

Srinagar: Urging India and Pakistan to appreciate the phenomenal societal change across the border and to shed, old way of thinking, the CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today called for resumption of structured dialogue between the two countries to resolve all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a party convention at Khanbal […]