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Priority is restoring peace: Dineshwar Sharma on being appointed as interlocutor for J&K
Dineshwar Sharma, who was appointed as interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir by the central government has said he hopes that he lives up to the expectations. "It's a big responsibility. I hope I live up to the expectations," Dineshwar [...]
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Bold vision: giving blind people back their sight in Pakistan – in pictures
An estimated 36 million people are blind worldwide and 253 million more are visually impaired, but these numbers could triple by 2050 due to the world’s growing and ageing population.Yet with sufficient investment, 75% of blindness and visual impairment could be cured or prevented. The main uncorrected causes are refractive errors, which affect at least 123 million people, and cataracts, which affect 65 million.The world’s poorest countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are particularly badly hit. In Africa, almost half of pupils in schools for blind people merely need a pair of spectacles, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.An outdoor exhibition of photographs is on show in London as part of the Million Miracles appeal, which aims to restore the sight of a million people across Africa and Asia. Photographer Andrew McConnell documents the successes of a scheme in PakistanAll photographs by Andrew McConnell/Sightsavers Continue reading... [...]
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'The car horn is uncivilised': how Kathmandu's streets went quiet
Many predicted the Nepali capital’s ban on vehicle horns would be ignored. But six months on, the streets are peaceful – in a city without a single traffic lightWhen the authorities in Kathmandu outlawed the use of vehicle horns in April, the start of the Nepali year, many expected the ban would go the way of most new year’s resolutions and be quickly forgotten.But six months later, the streets of the capital remain remarkably quiet. In a city where a horn was widely used as a substitute for a brake, Kathmandu’s drivers appear to have kicked their noisy habit for good. Continue reading... [...]
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Ryan Giggs throws hat in ring for Everton, Leicester jobs
"For me, these are clubs I would be interested in," Giggs told Sky Sports, referring to 18th-placed Everton and Leicester who sit four places above them. [...]
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Formula One: Toro Rosso pick Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for Mexico Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat axed
In a brief statement, the team said: “Scuderia Toro Rosso’s driver lineup for the upcoming 2017 Mexican Grand Prix will be formed by ... Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley.” [...]
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Ranji Trophy 2017 Live Scores: Updates from day one of Round 3
Mumbai are hosting Tamil Nadu, which is the biggest game of Round 3 on paper. [...]
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Stamp paper racket kingpin Telgi admitted to hospital in ‘very’ critical condition
The kingpin of the fake stamp paper racket, Abdul Karim Telgi is in a critical condition. He has been admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru and is currently on life support. M T Nanaiah, the advocate who has represented [...]
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Now,’shrimp cocktail’ to power cars and trucks
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Glasgow chef claims chicken tikka masala originated in Scotland
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Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: 275 nominations filed on last day
As many as 275 candidates, including former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on Monday filed their nomination for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. With this, the total number of nominations filed for the polls went up to [...]
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Sony Xperia XZ1
  Phones in 2017 have bezel-less displays, at least two cameras, fast processors, displays that have more pixels than you need, and so on. But while even Apple is conforming to this trend, Japan’s... [...]
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Gujarat: Rahul takes part in OBC Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is visiting Gujarat on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the election-bound state and inaugurated a slew of development projects. Earlier in the day, Rahul said,"Gujarat is priceless. It has never been [...]
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India to open talks with all parties in disputed Jammu and Kashmir
Former intelligence chief given unrestricted mandate, indicating that even separatist leaders will be consultedThe Indian government has announced it will commence talks in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir with all parties, including separatists who are calling for independence or a merger with Pakistan.The move was seen as particularly significant coming from a government led by a staunch Hindu nationalist, Narendra Modi, who has previously taken a tough line on the 30-year-old conflict in India’s only Muslim-majority state. Related: WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir’s conflict Related: India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding? Continue reading... [...]
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Congress fields 40 star campaigners for Himachal Pradesh polls 2017
With just few weeks left for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, the Congress has released the list of 40 star campaigners for the state. The list of star campaigners has names of Sachin Pilot, Raj Babbar, Manpreet Singh [...]
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Why Modi mimicking Manmohan is unbecoming of a PM
New Delhi, Oct 23: Remember back in 2012, it was then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who while attacking then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over several corruption cases against the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre, called him [...]
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New Bajaj Avenger, V variants to debut in India
New Bajaj Avenger, V variants to debut in India [...]
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Mercedes-AMG G 65 Final Edition unveiled
Mercedes-AMG G 65 Final Edition unveiled [...]
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Possibility of snowfall was a key factor to declare Himachal polls early: EC
With the Opposition parties up in arms over the Election Commision not declaring the dates for polls in Gujarat along with Himachal Pradesh, Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti on Monday said likihood of snowfall in some parts of the hill [...]
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The south Indian doctor who turned recruiter for the Islamic State
An Indian doctor who featured in an Islamic State video has left security agencies puzzled. The ISIS had released a 15.28 minute video in which it speaks about the health services that the group is offering. The Indian doctor [...]
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Congress moves Supreme Court against EC over Gujarat Assembly poll dates
The Congress party in its petition to SC has complained that EC has not announced the poll dates for Gujarat and also demanded to increase the time span of VVPAT . [...]
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Taj Mahal India's pride, BJP 'testing waters' ahead of polls NC
Calling the Taj Mahal India's pride, opposition National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir said on Sunday that controversial statements by some BJP leaders against the historical monument were aimed at "testing the waters" ahead of polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. [...]
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India vs New Zealand: Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal endure tough day in office
Tom Latham (103) and Ross Taylor (95) added 200 runs in New Zealand's successful 281-run chase in the first ODI, during which the spin twins hardly troubled the duo. [...]
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India vs New Zealand: How the Kiwis hushed Indian spinners
Kuldeep and Chahal bowled 20 overs among themselves giving away 125 runs with only a wicket in return, and veteran Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor explained how he and Tom Latham negated the threat. [...]
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Sami Khedira hat-trick lifts 10-man Juventus, Milan see red in Serie A
Sami Khedira hit his first hat-trick as ten-man Juventus kept pace with Serie A leaders Napoli and Inter Milan in a 6-2 goal-fest at Udinese Sunday as AC Milan`s campaign unravelled further with a goalless draw at Genoa. [...]
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Beetroot juice gives stamina a boost
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J&K: UP man shot dead by militants in Arwani
Militants on Sunday shot dead a man from Uttar Pradesh in Bijbehara in south Kashmir, police said. The deceased identified as Shakir, aged around 35, used to run a street food stall at Arwani in Bijbehara. He was shot [...]
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'Mersal' has addressed important issue: Rajinikanth
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday lauded the crew of actor Vijay's starrer 'Mersal', saying the film has addressed an important issue. However in a terse Twitter message, he did not explicitly refer to any specific issue, although the film [...]
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Senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana promoted as CBI special director
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) on Sunday appointed Rakesh Asthana as special director in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Asthana is a 1984 batch IPS officer from Gujarat. With the elevation, he has no become the second senior-most [...]
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