What Didn’t Kill Mandela Made Him Stronger

Nelson Mandela’s story, if told as a novel, would not be deemed possible in real life. Worse, we don’t tell such stories in many of our novels. A violent young rebel is imprisoned for decades but turns that imprisonment into the training he needs. He turns to negotiation, diplomacy, reconciliation. He negotiates free elections, and […]

World mourns death of Nelson Mandela

JOHANESBURG: World leaders are mourning the anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela”s death, whose soul departed peacefully last night at his home following complications from the recurring lung infection. South African President Jacob Zuma announced Mandela”s death, saying that the nation has lost its greatest son and several have lost a father, Fox News reports. Zuma said […]

Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

JOHANESBURG: Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night following recurring lung infection, had remained on the United States terrorism watch list until 2008. South Africa’s apartheid regime had designated Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) as a terrorist organization for its battle against the nation’s legalized system of racial segregation that lasted from 1948 to 1994, […]

Sex charge against ex SC judge confirmed

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court has indicted one of its former judges on charges of sexual harassment, in yet another prominent case following close on the heels of a sexual-assault case against a well-known editor. A three-judge committee of the Supreme Court accepted on Thursday the charge made by a law intern that she had been […]

Iraqi cameraman executed in Syria

BAGHDAD: Rebels linked to al-Qaeda have kidnapped and executed an Iraqi freelance cameraman working in northern Syria, the first foreign journalist killed by fighters in the rebel-held north, according to a press freedom watchdog.  The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said the al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili […]

Results Next Week: BOSE

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Friday denied reports that the results of the secondary school examination will be declared on Saturday. “The reports appearing on social networking websites and carried by some news agencies as well is far from reality. The result will not be declared tomorrow. It […]

Baby Burnt Alive in Ganderbal Inferno

SRINAGAR: A one year old baby was burnt alive in a devastating fire incident at Khurhama village in Ganderbal district, a police said on Friday. Rabia Mushtaq daughter of Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat was charred to death when the fire broke out in her house. Despite hectic efforts by locals, the baby couldn’t be rescued. The […]

Police Open Fire in Baramulla

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday fired warning shots to scare away groups of youth, who pelted stones on their bus in main town Baramulla. Reports said that groups of youth this afternoon took staged pro-freedom demonstration at bus stand. Besides chanting slogans, the protesters also hurled stones on a police bus (JK15-1039) that was on way […]

Draft JK Action Plan on Climate Change Approved

SRINAGAR: In its second meeting of the Executive Council of J&K State Council on Climate Change, chaired by Principal Secretary, Planning Mr. B.R Sharma. The committee cleared the final draft of the State Council on Climate Change. This is the second tier of the J&K State Council on Climate Change. Earlier Expert Committee also cleared […]

Muslims mark Babri demolition

NEW DELHI: A section of Muslim clerics and peace activists marked the 21st anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Friday with special azaan and protest meetings. While members of Raza Academy, a Sunni Muslim group, reiterated the demand for rebuilding the mosque at its site. The city’s Muslim pockets of Madanpura and Mohammed Ali […]

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