Baba Ramdev says Muslims should also drink cow urine

New Delhi—Yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev said cow urine should be acceptable to Muslims too as something used for treatment. “It is written in Quran that cow urine can be used for treatment. Some people are targeting Patanjali by saying that it is a Hindu company. Did I ever target Hamdard (set up by […]

Indian markets lose sheen on economic travails, but investors keep faith

New Delhi—Rising concerns about India’s economy and the government’s fiscal discipline have sparked strong selling by foreign investors in Indian equities and sent the rupee tumbling, removing some, but not all, of the sheen from a hot emerging market play. A confluence of factors, including sharply slower-than-expected economic growth, rising oil prices, and worries the […]

Deadline for selling pre-GST goods extended to December 31

New Delhi—The government has extended the deadline for sale of pre-GST goods with stickers of revised rates by three months to December 31, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. The decision came after several companies and retailers body CAIT highlighted that they are still left with huge unsold stocks of pre-GST goods and […]

Hakeem Yaseen pitches for Tossamaidan- Doodhpathri Tourism Circuit

Khansahab—The Chairman JK Peoples Democratic Front and MLA,Khansahib, Hakim Mohammad Yaseen has  enjoined upon the tourism department to develop  basic tourism infrastructure  at picturesque Tossamaidan health resort , in  Khansahib constituency,  which has been thrown open to public recently after remaining in use as Army  Firing range for about 50 years . He also urged […]

Jammu Queens thump Srinagar Slay Demons in tournament opener

Srinagar—Jammu Queens beat Srinagar Slay Demons by 55 runs in the opening game of State Cricket Academy T20 Championship played at Bakhshi Stadium, Srinagar on Saturday, a statement from State Cricket Academy said. Batting first, Jammu Queens put up a decent show with the bat posting a score of 151 for the loss of five […]

Terroristan to mother of terrorism

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly looked like a Bollywood-style drama that was full of emotive rhetoric as India and Pakistan fought a bitter battle of words to advance their respective narratives. The idiom that caught the attention of an otherwise bored audience in the hall and beyond was a mix of toxic […]

In defence of referendums

Referendums seem to be everywhere at the moment, Kurdish people voting on independence: the Irish getting a say on abortion, and there are still calls for another vote on the EU and Scottish independence. But do such binary choices ever result in anything more than discord? When I moved to Barcelona I thought I’d had […]

Every day is Ashura, Every Land is Karbala

The holy day of Ashura, marking the 10th day of Muharram or the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, holds special significance within Islam. Its significance is rooted in honoring one of the most important Prophets of the monotheistic faiths, Moses (Musa). Ashura marks the day that God saved the Children of Israel from the […]

The Hussaini call

Karbala epitomises the apogee of human values. While the event may have occurred over 1,000 years ago, its message is timeless and resonates with great clarity and magnetism even today, as if the battle occurred within our lifetimes. Some may assume this is due to the fact that the tragedy is retold year after year. […]

Rohingyas threat to national security, have links with Jihad: RSS chief

Nagpur—RSS chief Mohan R Bhagwat on Saturday said while India was at the focus of global attention for the first time in 70 years, internal and external security issues of different kinds were still a matter of concern. Bhagwat made the remarks at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s traditional annual Dussehra Day rally here. Present were […]