Arrested Syndicate Bank chief suspended

NEW DELHI: Two days after CBI arrested him for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 50 lakh to enhance the credit limit of some companies, the government on Monday suspendedSyndicate Bank chairman and managing director SK Jain.  Financial services secretary GS Sandhu said the finance ministry received a preliminary report from the CBI on the arrest […]

300 children killed in Gaza so far: UN

GAZA: Israel carried out fresh attacks on southern Gaza Strip amidst a hunt for one of its missing soldiers believed to be captured by Hamas, as the new wave of violence raised the Palestinians toll to 1669. Israel also threw cold water over efforts to reach a solution to the crisis when it announced that […]

7 members of Syria family executed

Some of them were shot dead and others killed with knives Damascus: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) group executed seven members of a single family from the Esmaili minority in the central Syrian province of Hama overnight, state media and a monitor said Monday. “An armed terrorist group committed a massacre […]

Thousands flee as Lebanon battles Syrian militants

LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and pickup trucks fled a town in eastern Lebanon Monday as troops battled al-Qaida-linked militants from neighboring Syria who overran the border region in the most serious spillover into Lebanon of the three-year conflict next door. The fierce fighting in Arsal, […]

Iraqi rebels turn to Yazidi’s

Baghdad: Rebels executed dozens of people from Iraq’s Yazidi minority who refused to leave their traditional habitats, reports said said. Witnesses told a news agency that 67 young men were shot dead by the militants in the northern town of Sinjar, which the militants stormed on Sunday, driving off hundreds of families who had been […]

Indian tycoon wants to buy UK mountain

LONDON: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich.  The 2,850ft-high Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of Cumbria, was put on the […]

Alternative Media Defies Pro-Israel Sanitized Narrative

Does the 72-hour ceasefire in the three week long conflict in Gaza brokered by the UN and US advance peace? Just as I write this comes news that the Palestinians have captured an Israeli soldier. Has the ceasefire collapsed? I am keeping my fingers crossed. Even though the UN’s credibility is bruised, UN agencies are […]

A ray of hope for J&K

The Modi government has begun to carry forward a process related to Jammu & Kashmir that the UPA regime had initiated but had then abandoned in all but name. In October 2010, the home ministry had set up a Group of Interlocutors under the chairmanship of this writer with a wide mandate: to reach out […]

Wetland Scam in South Kashmir

A wetland spread over an area of 500 acres in South Kashmir’s Marhama area was allowed to be filled by the government illegally costing the state exchequer Rs 1,600 crore. It was filled by some land-grabbers with the government patronage. The wetland had been a major habitat for the migratory birds. Documents reveal that in […]

Unholy Nexus

The current military offensive in Gaza, in which it has killed more than 1500 Palestinians, majority of them civilians, with impunity,  not only exposes Israel and its claims of being the only ‘’democratic’’ country in the Middle but has also clearly exposed Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the two most important Arab countries, in being on […]