India, China successfully address some differences

BEIJING: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country and China have been successful in settling some differences between the two Asian giants, as New Delhi and Beijing move to introduce a new chapter in their ties. Modi, who is in China on his first visit to the country since he took office less than a […]

Saudis to hang Nimr amid protests

BEIRUT: Human rights activists worldwide are demanding clemency for top Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for taking part in pro-democracy protests in 2011. They warn the execution could inflame the whole of the Middle East. The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) an independent non-profit organization based in London, have […]

US House imposes new sanctions on Hezbollah

The US House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill to impose new sanctions against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah. The House passed the measure by 423-0 on Thursday, shortly after the legislature voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill allowing Congress to review, and possibly reject, an international nuclear agreement with Iran. The House passed […]

Iran urges UN to help provide direct aid flights to Yemen

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian official has called on the UN and world countries to help send relief aid to Yemen through direct flights to the war-hit Arab country.   Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the request during a telephone conversation with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on […]

Colorado rancher becomes a genius after falling down ravine

Sophie McIntyre,The Independent |  A former rancher has developed enhanced cognitive ability following a brain injury and is now an artist and poet who ‘hears’ colour and ‘sees’ sound.  Leigh Erceq, form Northwestern Colorado, was diagnosed with Savant Syndrome after falling into a ravine and suffering spine and brain injuries.  She remembers nothing of her […]

Noam Chomsky versus Sam Harris: Rationale versus hate

Sam Harris is butting heads again – this time with Noam Chomsky. He recently blogged an email exchange he had with the great man himself; an exchange which, as with most things with Harris, quickly degenerated into crassness. That this torture-advocating anti-theist would, of his own accord, publicise such classless piffle over the web, expecting […]

In the shadow of war: The Human Body

LITERATURE is rife with discussions on the many complexities of war and its effects on everything and everyone whose path it intersects. Some writers choose to look at the physical destruction caused by the action on the battlefield; others focus on its psychological toll, studying the impact war has on the mind and soul. Paolo […]

Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in the US. Globally, […]

Northern Army Commander calls on Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 15: Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda, Northern Army Commander, called on Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. The Governor and Gen. Hooda discussed several important issues relating to internal and external security management, including the establishment of a secure environment for the forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra.

Speaker constitutes various House Committees

SRINAGAR, MAY 15: Legislative Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta today constituted three prestigious Committees of Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Public Undertakings and Committee on Estimates of the Assembly. In addition, Gupta has also constituted the Privileges Committee and other panels of the Legislative Assembly. Mian Altaf Ahmad will head the Committee on Public Accounts. […]

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