CIA behind half of all UFO sightings during 1950s-60s

NEW YORK: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has recently taken responsibility for at least half of all UFO sightings between 1950s-60s, it has been reported. A previously confidential CIA document has revealed that most of the sightings were actually U-2 spy planes, reported. The report, ‘The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974’, written by […]

Chinese Police bust ‘breastfeeding prostitution ring’

BEIJING: Chinese police recently racked up around 15 adults involved in the breastfeeding prostitution ring. Police forces from Beijing, Hebei, Hubei and Jiangxi found out that, men with a breastfeeding fetish used to pay around 5,000 pounds a month for access to database of milk-producing mums after Beijing News exposed the racket, the Mirror reported. […]

Congrats, 2014. You could have been a lot worse

Ebola terrorised Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; Russia annexed Crimea; Daesh displaced Al Qaida as the region’s bad guy … but Iraq didn’t disintegrate, America didn’t slide into another recession and another World War didn’t break out There have been worse years in recent history,” New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote, “but 2014 definitely […]

What 2015 Has Got in Store for Us

On the eve of the New Year, people wish to believe that things will change for better, a new order with emerge. “Let’s hope for a better year,” they say, that is a good intention, a fine expectation and a source of hope for them. That is what we also hope will happen, of course. […]

A fragmented verdict

The fiercely fought election in Jammu and Kashmir has thrown up a fragmented verdict that is not going to easily yield a government, in one of the most difficult places to govern in India. The performance of the BJP, the People’s Democratic Party, the National Conference and the Congress shows that the contest was truly […]

India’s White Elephant

Moody’s has a Baa3 rating on India, the lowest investment-grade rating assigned by the company. India’s government debt to GDP ratio is the highest among BRICS nations and major developing countries at 67.9 in 2013, compared with 60.3 for Brazil, 42.9 for the Philippines, 24.5 for Indonesia and 34.4 for Turkey. The Indian financial system’s […]

Kashmiris Didn’t Vote Mufti to Tie Up With BJP: Shah

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday said that during the recently concluded “so-called” elections, “people didn’t vote PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to tie up with Sangh Parivar”. “He (Mufti) is deliberating upon tying with communal and anti-Kashmir party, BJP, for the government formation just for […]

Give peace a chance; NC urges India, Pak

Srinagar: Urging the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to go for a composite dialogue so that to bring an end to the skirmishes on Line of Control (LoC), National Conference Thursday expressed concern over the fresh cease fire violations in Samba sector in Jammu region. Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar while addressing a […]

DGP medal awarded to an engineer

Srinagar: Muzamil Ahmed Rafique, Assistant Executive Engineer Vigilance Organization Jammu and Kashmir has been awarded the DGP Commendation Medal for meritorious services especially for exposing corrupt officials in various departments.. According to Vigilance Organization, the sincere efforts of the said Engineer in the anti-graft organization has yielded good results for the organization as the officer […]

Protest against delay in relief distribution

Srinagar: Aghast over the inordinate delay in mitigating the sufferings of the flood victims, the residents of Nowgam and Sarai-Dangarpora Sonawari areas of district Bandipora Thursday staged a protest alleging favouritism in relief distribution among flood hit people. Scores of protestors assembled at Press Enclave Srinagar and amid slogans, they alleged the administration has turned […]