Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

ROME: The Save the Children aid group reported another migrant tragedy on Tuesday, with survivors saying “dozens” of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned in the Mediterranean as a rescue vessel neared.  Save the Children’s Giovanna di Benedetto said from Catania, Sicily, that the exact toll wasn’t known. But […]

Don’t clap, you are in uniform: Army chief to officers

NEW DELHI: Taking a cue from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag today directed his officers and others not to clap after his address.  “After I finish my address please do not clap. Hereafter, we will maintain the decorum of not clapping in uniform,” Gen Suhag said after a round of […]

Lessons from Nepal for Kashmir

Pakistan sent tents and blankets for victims of the Gujarat earthquake in January 2001 under then chief minister Narendra Modi’s watch. The British Red Cross sent 47,000 blankets. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies sent emergency hospitals. The Swiss Disaster Corps, which is famous for its expertise in coping with […]

Vanishing cultural heritage

According to the University of Chicago, “Mesopotamia” or “The Land between Rivers” is considered to be the cradle of civilization because this is where archeologists have found the origins of agriculture, written language, religion, government, and cities.” In the Bronze Age, Mesopotamia included Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria, corresponding to most of modern time Iraq, northern […]

Monumental confusion: To protect, or not to protect, Jama Masjid like Taj Mahal

It’s a longstanding mystery why the capital’s Jama Masjid remains an un-protected monument. Different benches of the Delhi high court headed by different chief justices have tried to solve this riddle for more than a decade. They searched high and low and finally got their hands on a letter in which then Prime Minister Manmohan […]

Consumers Are No Football

Right from my childhood days I have never seen getting monthly ration without a ration cards. But it looks as we are heading to an era of surprises with new useless initiatives with no fruit yielding results.  Despite more than two years the people of the valley have not been provided with the ration cards […]

DAK demands ordinance against violence in hospitals

Srinagar: A delegation of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) under the directions of its Chairman Dr G M Mir met Minister of State for Health Asiya Naqash here. In a statement, a spokesperson of the DAK said, “Delegation was led by Dr Khalid Parvez senior executive member and founder President of DAK”. The delegation drew attention […]

City traffic plan reviewed

Srinagar: In order to curb the traffic jamming and streamlining the traffic management system in Srinagar city, the Minister for R&B and Floriculture, Syed Altaf Ahmad Bukhari visited various traffic jamming prone areas of the city and took stock of measures taken for smooth plying of traffic. He directed the SMC authorities for immediate removal […]