Arab states agree to aid for Palestinians
Qatar, Dec 9: Arab League foreign ministers agreed during a meeting on Sunday to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority to make up for punitive measures imposed by the Israeli government after a successful bid for recognition at the United Nations.The UN General More

Mursi annuls controversial decree

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Dec 9: In a dramatic U-turn, Egypt's President Muhammed Mursi today annulled a controversial decree that had granted him Pharaoh-like powers, even as he rejected opposition demands to delay next week's referendum on a new constitution.In a major sign of compromise, Mursi revoked the More

Iran launches own 'YouTube' website
Tehran,Dec 9: Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete against Google's popular YouTube whose content is deemed inappropriate by the Islamic regime, the state television reported on Sunday.The website (http://www.mehr.ir) called 'Mehr', meaning More

Climate activists livid at absence of decisive action at Doha

WASFIA JALALI

Doha, Dec 9: As negotiators heaved a sigh of relief at having salvaged the Doha talks with an 11th-hour pact that kept the Kyoto Protocol alive, climate activists were livid at another squandered opportunity for a decisive action to save the planet from catastrophic effects of global warming.After More

  • Kashmir

For 25 years, Bandipora man serves Education Dept at Rs 25/month

75-Year-Old Wani Loses Prized Property To ‘Hollow Promises’

SPOTLIGHT

SUHAIL AJMAL

ChakiArsalan (Bandipora), Dec 9: A 70-year-old man from Chaki Arsalaan Khan area of this north Kashmir district is serving the State Education Department on a monthly salary of Rs 25 for the past two decades More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC SIGNALS CATCH COLD

Now poor power supply fuels mess on City roads, admin gropes for solutions

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 9: The onset of harsh Himalayan winter has started to hit summer Capital life on yet another front. This time the allegedly poor power supply has badly hit even the traffic signal functioning More




  • Jammu

NC needs others to steer its ship: Mufti Sayeed

‘Despite Using Govt Machinery To Its Best Misuse, PDP Did Well’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Dec 9: In an obvious bid to undermine the victory of the National Conference in the recently held Legislative Council elections, former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron More



  • South Asia

US drone strike in Pak kills senior al-Qaeda leader,3 others

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 9: A senior al-Qaeda leader and three others were killed today in a US drone strike in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, the second time a top terrorist has died in an attack More



  • World

Arab states agree to aid for Palestinians

Qatar, Dec 9: Arab League foreign ministers agreed during a meeting on Sunday to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority to make up for punitive measures imposed by the More



  • GK Features

Being Syeda Begum

After losing her four sons to conflict, an old widow in downtown lives in poverty with an adopted child

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY--II

MAJID MAQBOOL

 In a narrow lane in downtown Baghi sundar, Maidanpora, Darish Kadal( Safa Kadal), Syeda Begum, 66, is anxiously waiting for her 8-year-old adopted son to come home safe after school. The sight of More



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