Wular needs Dal-like attention

Despite its progressive shrinking over the past several decades, Wular lake has not garnered the same amount of public attention as Dal and Nigeen. This is despite the fact that  the lake was declared a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance as far back as 1990. The reason for this partly is Wular’s distance […]

Ashwin, Smith ends 2015 as Test cricket’s No.1

Dubai—After the conclusion of the Boxing Day Tests in Melbourne and then in Durban, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Australia captain Steve Smith have finished 2015 as the number-one ranked bowler and batsman respectively in the Test Player Rankings released by ICC on Thursday.  Ashwin has become the first India bowler since Bishen Bedi in […]

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 8wickets to keep ODI series alive

Nelson—Brendon McCullum, who remained out of action with a back injury as New Zealand managed to put up a challenging total of 276 against Sri Lanka in their 3rd ODI on Thursday. But Lankan batters held their nerve to keep the ODI series alive after registering fine eight-wicket win at Nelson’s Saxton Oval. The Sri […]

With aim to ‘transcend cricket’ Peshawar Zalmi launch foundation

Islamabad—One of the five Pakistan Super League franchises, Peshawar Zalmi has announced plans to “transcend beyond the field of cricket” as they prepare for the inaugural edition of PSL which will kick start from 4th of February 2016. Javed Afridi, the team owner outlined the team’s mission at a press conference in London earlier this […]

Head’s blitz powers Adelaide Strikers to 5-wicket win over Sydney Sixers

Adelaide—Travis Head scored a remarkable century as the Adelaide Strikers chased down the Sydney Sixers’s 5 for 176 in style at Adelaide Oval. In a nail biting five-wicket victory Head notched unbeaten 101 off 53 balls. The Strikers started slowly and needed 55 to win off the final four overs but Head took over the […]

4-nation group to discuss revival of Kabul-Taliban talks in Jan

ISLAMABAD: Senior officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China will meet in Pakistan in the first half of next month for reviving the reconciliation dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban. “A meeting of the quadrilateral group will be held in Islamabad sometime between Jan 10 and 15,” Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj […]

UNICEF warns of lost generation in Iraq

The United Nations has warned that Iraq is facing a lost generation because of insufficient education and healthcare for citizens who are bearing the brunt of foreign-sponsored militancy gripping the country. “We’re at risk of losing a generation through the lack of education, health and protection,” Peter Hawkins, representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund […]

Iraqi PM says Turkey not respecting agreement to withdraw troops

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) – Iraq’s prime minister accused Turkey on Wednesday of failing to respect an agreement to withdraw its troops from the country’s north and its foreign minister said if forced, Iraq could resort to military action to defend its sovereignty. The diplomatic dispute flared after Turkey deployed a force protection unit of around 150 […]

Time Line Year 2015

Srinagar: Violence continued to take its toll in Kashmir and in the outgoing year 2015. 197 people, both combatants and civilians, lost their lives. The graph of violence came down slightly this year. Militancy related incidents had claimed 220 lives in 2014. Among the 197 total killings this year, 102  are militants, 12 Policemen, 41 […]

Mufti, Mehbooba, Guv greet people on new year

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today extended new year greetings to the people of the state and prayed for their well-being and prosperity. In his message, Mufti Sayeed hoped that the people would experience a happy and prosperous 2016 with the state witnessing all-round development. “We resolve to rededicate ourselves to make J&K […]