Kathua Rape-And-Murder: Won’t Accept Slightest Lack In Fair Trial,Says SC

New Delhi—In a stern warning, the Supreme Court on Thursday said it would transfer the Kathua gangrape and murder case from the local court in Jammu and Kashmir in the “slightest possibility” of lack of fair trial, saying the “real concern” was to hold proper prosecution. The observations by a bench headed by Chief Justice […]

Pak foreign minister disqualified by court for holding UAE work permit

Islamabad— Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif was today disqualified from holding public office for life by the high court here for concealing details of his UAE work permit while contesting polls in 2013, in another major blow to the ruling PML-N party ahead of the general elections. In an unanimous verdict, a three-member special bench […]

Director Oliver Stone rips US as ‘outlaws’ while visiting Iran

Tehran—Award winning American director, Oliver Stone has said the United States is a global “outlaw” that has made a mess of the Middle East. In a wide-ranging press conference held during his first visit to Iran, Oliver Stone expressed appreciation for Iran’s extensive history and recent cinematic accomplishments, criticized American policy toward the Middle East, and voiced his […]

Qawwali fights to be heard in Pakistan after Amjad Sabri’s death

Karachi—Nearly two years after Pakistan´s foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music  is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains. Thousands poured into the streets near Sabri´s family home after his death for his funeral, a rare public display […]

Mind-bending drugs and devices—can they make us smarter?

Demand for drugs and devices that can enhance brain functions such as memory, creativity, attention and intelligence, is on the rise. But could the long-term side-effects outweigh the benefits of being “smarter”? Known as “smart drugs” or “neuroenhancers”, the field of nootropics (literally translated as mind-bending) is one of the most debated topics in neuroscience. […]

CET scam: Law takes its own course

On Wednesday, the former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer,  was convicted by the anti-corruption court in the Common Entrance Test scam, 2012. He was sentenced to sixteen years in jail on four counts and fined whopping Rs one crore. The court also convicted and sentenced to varied jail […]

Cancer of Rape Plagues Sub Continent

Imagine being a young woman who steps out of her house late at night. You hang around with friends, partake in merrymaking that stretches deep into the night, and then safely return home in the morning. There isn’t an ounce of worry in your mind as you go about this. Being wary of your surroundings […]

If The Nuclear Deal Stays, It Stays In Full: Rouhani

Tehran—Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday after the leaders of the United States and France called for a new pact covering Tehran’s missile programme and regional interventions.  “We have an agreement called the JCPOA,” said Rouhani in a fiery speech, using the technical name for […]

Trump and Macron seek ‘new deal’ on Iran

Washington—President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, as the US leader considers whether to ditch an international accord meant to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. At a joint news conference after lengthy talks, Trump did not repeat threats to withdraw from the […]

‘Pay for US military presence in Syria or lose Washington support’

Riyadh—Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Qatar must pay for the US military presence in Syria if it wants to sustain Washington’s support. “Qatar has to pay for US military presence in Syria and send its military forces there, before the US president cancels US protection of Qatar,” Jubeir said in a statement carried by […]

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