Reporting conflict not easy

Reporting conflict not easy

Forces thrashing journalists near the gunfight site at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar’s old city has triggered outrage. Journalists associations have cut across the party lines and have condemned the highhandedness of the forces. Reporting conflict has not been easy for the scribes working in the Valley. They have always been caught in difficult situations. It’s […]

Will India and China fight a war again?

Mohan Guruswamy Another October 20 is at hand. It’s the day on which the 1962 Sino-Indian border war began. Most Indians still rightly see the 1962 border war between India and China as a relatively small military defeat but a major national panic, as a cathartic event and one that is never forgotten. While 1962 […]

Ignoring top Tibetan lamas puts India on wrong side of history

Bharat Bhushan Tibetan Buddhist leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje could well inherit the political legacy of the Dalai Lama, even though he belongs to a different Tibetan Buddhist sect. At 83, the Dalai Lama keeps indifferent health and there is trepidation amongst most Tibetans about a future without him. This potential lends special significance to […]

Relief for cancer patients! 150-year-old drug may improve radiation therapy, says study

Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) in the US found that the drug called papaverine, inhibits the respiration of mitochondria, the oxygen-consuming and energy-making components of cells, and sensitises model tumours to radiation. A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant could make tumours more sensitive to radiation therapy, according […]

Planned fasting may help reverse diabetes, says report

The patients were taking various drugs to control their disease as well as daily units of insulin. Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, according to doctors who were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment for three patients in their care. Lifestyle changes are key to managing type 2 […]

Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader

Tashkent: Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals. The last time Putin jetted off to ex-Soviet Central Asia’s most populous republic in 2016, Uzbekistan was in the throes of […]

Enemy is an enemy, Afghan policy on Pakistan flawed: Ex-Afghan intel chief

Afghanistan’s policy on Pakistan is “flawed” and it has never taken a strong political stand against Islamabad, former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh said Wednesday, asserting that “an enemy is an enemy”. Saleh, during an interaction here, said Afghanistan never tried to increase the “cost of war” for Pakistan and always took a “high moral […]

Sri Lankan Prime Minister To Reach New Delhi Today For 3-Day Visit

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will reach New Delhi today on a three-day visit which comes in the backdrop of controversial media reports that the Sri Lankan President has accused Indian intelligence agency RAW of plotting his assassination, a claim firmly rejected as “false” by Colombo. Mr Wickremesinghe, who will arrive in […]

Canada Makes Cannabis Legal; Smokers Rejoice on Twitter

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorized […]