Pak prisoner dies in Indian jail

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly tortured to death by jail authorities in Jammu and Kashmir before BSF sent his body to Pakistan for burial, reports said. A native Kot Kalaal village of Pakistan’s Pasrur tehsil, Muhammad Ashraf (55), was reported dead Sunday. He had been languishing in a jail in Jammu and Kashmir for […]

Israeli Air force chief in India

Udhampur: Major General Amir Eshel, Commander of Israeli Air & Space forces called on Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Air Headquarters, today.  India-Israel relations have grown steadily.  In the recent years, India-Israel defence co-operation has grown into multifaceted defence level exchanges in diverse areas of defence  co-operation.  On its […]

SPACE MINING : Who Owns Space?

The US has been beaming up free-market principles to outer space for decades. But their new Space Act is a step too far. AN event of cosmic proportions occurred on November 18 when the US Congress passed the Space Act of 2015 into law. The legislation will give US space firms the rights to own […]

At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet

Turkey’s prime minister dismissed on Monday any suggestion Ankara should apologize for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after winning strong NATO support for the right to defend itself. Six days after NATO member Turkey shot down the Russian bomber in the first known incident of its kind since the Cold War, […]

How Do Chicks Raised By Parents of Another Species? know

Birds like cuckoos outsource parental responsibilities. They surreptitiously lay their eggs in the nests of other species that raise these interlopers along with their own. Parent birds invest tremendous effort in raising their chicks. Foisting child care duties on others, called brood parasitism, frees these parasitic parent birds to live their own lives. Despite the […]

Nehru's ‘Golden Chains’ Have Lost Their Luster

Kashmiris ponder the price they have to pay for economic packages amidst rising discontent over the failure of shutdowns as protest in the wake of another death. ON November 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kashmir and announced a Rs 80,000 economic aid package for the region. The same day, amidst a curfew, imposed to […]

Jawahir Pora Lam—A forgotten village in Tral

Dear editor Known for its scenic beauty, Jawahirpora (Lam) is a beautiful village of Tehsil Aripal in Tral constituency. The snow-clad mountains, fresh water oozing out of springs, green meadows and beautiful Lam Nallah are some major attractions of this village. Agriculture constitutes the mainstay of the economy of this village, besides a sizeable population […]

Power To/For The People of Kashmir

Power Development Department’s Chief Engineer, Bashir Ahmad Khan, indicted people for the erratic power supply-unscheduled power cuts- in Kashmir. The Chief Engineer attributed the unscheduled power cuts to a disconnect between supply and demand in winter, high rates of default in paying for electricity and power theft. He also exonerated politicians and bureaucrats from blame. […]

3 Years On ‘Social Boycott’ Continues to Torment Zanskar Muslims

Zanskar: The social boycott enforced by extremist Buddhists  against Muslim community has made the lives of minority community in this remote mountainous Kashmir district a virtual hell.  “It has been over three years since Buddhists on the directions of Zanskar Buddhist Association (ZBA) enforced social boycott against Muslims in the region and yet the State […]

Pakistan Ready for Talks with India Without Preconditions:Sharif

VILLETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said for sustainable peace, Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India without preconditions, Geo News reported. He also said Pakistan intends to maintain friendly relations with all its neighbours, including India and Afghanistan. Sharif stated this when he met British Premier David Cameron on the sidelines of the Commonwealth […]