DDC Baramulla reviews implementation of Dev projects

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal during a review meeting held here today took a comprehensive account of implementation and completion of developmental projects and schemes in the district. The meeting discussed in detail various pending developmental projects in the district and also emphasised on coordination between different departments for completion of such projects […]

PCB name Mohammad Aamir in T20, ODI squad for New Zealand tour

Karachi—PCB on Friday named Mohammad Aamir in its squads for three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals in New Zealand this month, four months after the left-arm pacer completed a five-year ban for spot-fixing. Aamir’s inclusion was contingent on the fast bowler – who has a criminal record for his role in arranging no-balls to […]

Aleem Dar set to become only third umpire to reach 100-Test Landmark

Karachi—Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar will become only the third member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires to reach the 100-Test mark when he officiates in the second Test between England South Africa on January 02, 2016 (Saturday) at Newlands. 47-year-old former right-handed batsman and off-spinner Aleem will join the exclusive company of Steve Bucknor […]

Dale Steyn ruled out of 2nd Test, Amla eyeing comeback

Johannesburg—South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of second test against England after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. Captain Hashim Amla has confirmed the 32-year-old is still nursing a shoulder injury and will be replaced by Kagiso Rabada at Cape Town on Saturday. Steyn hurt his shoulder in the first […]

In Palestine, Memory is a Living, Haunting Thing

 Yesterday there was an engagement party for Sa’id’s son; Ezra and Ada went down to celebrate. The little girls, Gamar and Asil, whom we know well from the weekly marches, were all powdered and made up; today when we meet them, we still see traces of yesterday’s eyeliner. They’re busy playing with the coffee pot […]

'I have only one wish: I want to see a revolution happen'

In the year 2016 I anticipate the following : 1. The people’s agitations against unemployment, price rise, malnourishment, farmers’ suicides, lack of healthcare, etc will intensify all over the country. 2. Parliament, and state legislatures will not function in the budget session, or in the subsequent sessions as they will be stalled. After all, Sushma […]

India and Kashmir: the litmus test for India’s democracy is Kashmir

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country.In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to, Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country it is a given to have protection of the human rights, but what about Kashmir? In Kashmir we are […]

The terrifying reality of converting to Islam in America right after 9/11

In November 2001, while firefighters were still sorting through the rubble at the World Trade Center, I became a Muslim. I had been on my path of discovery for several years. I was raised Catholic, the daughter of a disabled Vietnam vet. And I appreciated the upbringing the church afforded me. At Catholic school, I […]

Animals Used As Bogeys

I have never seen a wild boar. I see Nilgais sometimes, magnificent tall blue-grey creatures, in small herds on the edges of small copses. Both these animals are used as bogeys. They are supposed to be destroying all the crops. They are the main reasons for our lack of food etc. Some politicians go up […]

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