India should bypass Pakistan for gas pipeline with Iran: Assocham

New Delhi: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has suggested that India should take advantage of the removal of western sanctions on Iran and should bypass Pakistan to import natural gas from Iran. “Lifting of western sanctions on Iran throws up a great opportunity for India to transport natural gas from […]

Govt constitutes rate-fixation committee for cold storage units: Veeri

‘Grading, packaging facilities to be provided at Mandis’ SRINAGAR: Government today constituted a committee for fixation of the rates of cold storage facility of apple and other fruit besides resolving other issues related to fruit growers, traders and cold storage owners. The decision was taken at a meeting held between the officers of Horticulture Department […]

J&K Bank accords farewell to President

SRINAGAR: After putting in more than 33 years of service in J&K Bank, President Mohammad Amin Mir was accorded a warm send off on attaining superanuation today. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman & CEO J&K Bank Mushtaq Ahmad hailed his contribution towards the Bank at various operational levels. Expressing his gratitude to the J&K Bank […]

ISIS Blows Up ‘One of Greatest Sites’ of Ancient World

BEIRUT: Islamic State rebels (ISIS) severely damaged the Bel temple in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion on Sunday, activists said.  The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of Palmyra in central Syria, seized by […]

Dying Refugee Children Found in Van As Migrant Crisis Deepens

VIENNA – Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said. The two girls and a boy, aged five and six, were found in a dire state when police stopped the vehicle after a chase near […]

Anti-Hindutva Academic Shot Dead In Karnataka

Activists and workers of various political parties and unions raising slogans against the government following the murder of social activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar at Churchgate on August 21, 2013 in Mumbai MUMBAI: Former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada Hampi University and atheist scholar, Malleshappa M Kalburgi, was shot dead by unidentified men Sunday morning. Kalburgi, who until […]

Sword-wielding Patel threatens Modi’s ‘model’

AHMEDABAD: Hardik Patel, a sword-wielding 22-year-old activist has emerged overnight as the most pressing political threat to Narendra Modi, accusing the Prime Minister of breaking a promise to provide jobs that helped him win last year’s general election. Patel, by his own admission, scraped through college and failed to land a steady job. But he […]

Thousands Demand Justice for Sisters Sentenced to be Raped

NEW DELHI— More than a hundred thousand people have signed a petition calling for justice for the two sisters sentenced to be raped as punishment against their brother. An all-male village council has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister should be gang raped, have their faces blackened and then be paraded naked […]

2.87 Million Indians Don’t Have Faith In Any Religion, Shows Latest Census

NEW NEW DELHI — There are over 28 lakh (about 2.87 million) people in India who do not subscribe to any religion. In a country that has given birth to some of the world’s major religions, that’s 0.24 percent of the total population of 1.2 billion, as per thelatest estimate given by the 2011 Indian […]

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Netanyahu?

Every country in the world knows that if you want something from Washington DC, and especially from the US Congress, you better pass through Jerusalem and pay a price ONE HAS to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish. Take his Iran policy. Actually, there is little to choose from. Netanyahu has […]