Sahara chief moves Supreme Court for cancellation of NBW

NEW DELHI: Sahara Chief Subrata Roy Thursday moved to Supreme Court seeking cancellation of non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him and undertook to appear before it on March 4. The order to arrest Roy was issued yesterday for his failure to appear before the apex court in a contempt case arising out of non refund […]

India’s first post office savings bank ATM opened in Chennai

CHENNAI: India’s first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated here Thursday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a part of the government’s Rs 4,909 crore IT modernisation scheme for the Department of Posts. After launching the ATM service at Thiyagaraya Nagar Head Post Office (HPO), Chidambaram said that Rs 4,909 crore had been allocated […]

Agri dependent population in India grew by 50%

WASHINGTON: Agricultural population of India grew by a whopping 50 percent between 1980 and 2011, the highest for any country during this period, followed by China with 33 per cent, while that of the United States dropped by 37 percent as a result of large scale mechanisation, a latest report has said. “Between 1980 and […]

Aircel, offer platform for online shopping

SRINAGAR: Aircel, mobile and internet service providing company, Thursday announced partnership with, online deals and mobile marketing and service platform, to launch ‘Aircel Joys, a company spokesperson said. Through the partnership, Aircel customers can avail deals and discounts upto 90 percent from a vast range of categories such as Entertainment, Lifestyle, Shopping, Hospitality, Personal […]

Omar and the Checkpoint

By Ramzy Baroud Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the boy and his father were stopped at […]

Resource Curse and Extractive Economics

BY WAYNE ELLWOOD Say what you will about the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez; he had chutzpah. What better place to a make a point about Latin America’s colonial inheritance than in front of the world’s media? So it was with a sense of occasion that the smiling Chávez strode across the floor of the […]

Gousia Colony seeks drain repair

Srinagar: Residents of Gousia Colony Chanapora on Wednesday urged concerned officials to carryout necessary repairs in the drainage system in the locality to alleviate problems facing them especially during rain. “With rain for few minutes, flood like situation arises in our locality and the water peeps into our houses and compounds,” a delegation of the […]

1972: Joint US-China Communiqué in Shanghai

The US said: Consistent with the United Nations Security Council Resolution of December 21, 1971, the United States favors the continuation of the ceasefire between India and Pakistan and the withdrawal of all military forces to within their own territories and to their own sides of the ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir; the United […]

Dilemma of Democracy

BY M ZIAUDDIN I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it. —Voltaire This has been the dilemma of those known in some circles as the ‘fundamentalists’ of democracy, free speech, rule of law, human rights, social justice and tolerance. Whenever these principles have come under […]

Navy chief resigns after spate of mishaps

The resignation came hours after submarine INS Sindhuratna had a mishap off the Mumbai coast New Delhi: A spate of accidents involving the Naval warships Wednesday claimed the job of Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi who quit taking moral responsibility and his resignation was promptly accepted by Defence Minister A K Antony. The resignation […]