China hopes novice environment chief will be breath of fresh air

Asia Pacific
BEIJING — One year after "declaring war" on pollution, China has appointed an inexperienced outsider as its...

Japan PM Abe faces questions about political donations

Asia Pacific
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said he received donations from firms that got...
Obama said Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade.

Iran must halt key nuclear work for a decade, says Obama

Middle East
WASHINGTON — Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a...
Miles away from his homeland, Shayan Siraj, an international junior player and regular member of British under-15 table tennis team, is making Kashmir proud.

In UK, a Brit-Kashmiri enthuses all with his sports

Feature By Nazir Ganaie
SRINAGAR — Miles away from his homeland, Shayan Siraj, an...

The Sheikh Nazir I Knew

Opinion
It was a cold December morning in 1975. It had been, in many ways, a...

PDP’s ‘lust for power’ is BJP’s victory in Kashmir

Opinion By Jehangir Ali
When the Peoples Democratic Party and the BJP started preparing ground for...

When Naeem Akhtar kissed junior Ansari & other tales from oath-taking ceremony

Feature By Jehangir Ali
 JAMMU – The oath taking ceremony of Kashmir’s 12th chief minister...

Sensex sheds 67 points; auto stocks tank

MUMBAI — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex),...
It’s only in the moment of silence that we can realise the beauty and need for peace and humaneness in our lives.

Dualities of Human Race

My belief is that we the writers are a bunch of starving souls. We constantly look around in search...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The big android phablet with a stylus

The Good / Brilliant high resolution 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen and an excellent 16...