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Russia favours closer economic ties with China

MOSCOW — The country eyes closer economic ties with China, with bilateral trade's turnover expected to reach $100 billion next year, Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.Trade growth between the two countries had... FULL ARTICLE »
Former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg pauses during an address to the media in Oslo, after NATO ambassadors chose him to be the next head, March 28, 2014. (REUTERS/FILE)

Putin welcomes new NATO chief, says better ties with West possible

19 April 2014 - 09:18AM GMT
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed NATO's selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its new head, saying on Saturday the pair had
According to the site, L65 will come loaded with Android V4.4 (Kitkat) operating system out of the box.

LG launches new L65 smartphone with android 4.4 Kikkat in Russia

19 April 2014 - 08:45AM GMT
South Korean smartphone maker LG has just launched a new dual SIM Android smartphone called L65 for the Russian market. It is the newest member of its latest smartphone
Nokia issued an advisory for customers in the US and parts of Europe warning them of electric shock from a battery charger meant for its Lumia tablet 2520 due to a defect by its vendor.

Nokia stops Lumia 2520 smartphone sales in Europe over electric shock fears

19 April 2014 - 08:37AM GMT
Nokia issued an advisory for customers in the US and parts of Europe warning them of electric shock from a battery charger meant for its Lumia tablet 2520 due to a defect by
Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya (REUTERS/FILE)

Ukraine admits progress in Geneva talks

19 April 2014 - 06:21AM GMT
KIEV — Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya Friday acknowledged the progress achieved in Geneva during the four-party talks over Ukraine crisis, but
Tehran has denounced the U.S. move to keep out its designated envoy. Aboutalebi has said he played no role in planning or launching the storming of the embassy, nor the holding of 52 American hostages for 444 days. (FILE PHOTO)

Obama signs bill to block Iran's UN Envoy

19 April 2014 - 05:53AM GMT
WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a bill into law Friday that will prohibit Iran's new ambassador to United Nations from entering the United States.Texas Republican
National Security Adviser Susan Rice. (FILE PHOTO)

US warns of more sanctions on Russia

19 April 2014 - 05:22AM GMT
WASHINGTON — The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.The US
Aleksandr Yanukovych (FILE PHOTO)

Ousted Ukrainian president's son's name on wanted list

18 April 2014 - 11:52AM GMT
MOSCOW — The Ukrainian Security Service has put the name of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych's son on the wanted list, the country's ministry of interior affairs said
Ukrainian soldiers clash with pro-Russia protesters on the field near Kramatorsk.(REUTERS/FILE)

Pro-Russian protestors shun Geneva dialogue on Ukraine

18 April 2014 - 11:41AM GMT
LONDON — The Pro-Russian protestors in eastern Ukraine have refused to vacate the government buildings they seized last week and threatened to launch a new international
LG launches Lucid 3 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat

LG launches Lucid 3 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat

18 April 2014 - 10:17AM GMT
LG has launched the Lucid 3 with Verizon Wireless carrier in the US at an off-contract price of $299.99 (approximately Rs. 18,000).LG Lucid 3 will be available online and in
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was encouraged by "concrete and urgent steps" aimed at de-escalating the Ukraine situation agreed at four-way talks in Geneva. (REUTERS/FILE)

UN chief 'encouraged' by agreement on Ukraine

18 April 2014 - 05:57AM GMT
UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was encouraged by "concrete and urgent steps" aimed at de-escalating the Ukraine situation agreed at four-way
US President Barack Obama (FILE PHOTO)

Obama warns Russia of new sanctions

18 April 2014 - 05:53AM GMT
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine crisis and warned that Russia could face additional sanctions if
Pro-Russian protesters stand in formation near a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol April 16, 2014.  CREDIT: REUTERS/STRINGER

Putin warns of 'abyss' as three die in Ukraine

17 April 2014 - 03:36PM GMT
Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied
The smartphone is available in Russia at a price of RUB 7,490 and is expected to release in other markets soon.

LG L65 Dual with Android 4.4 KitKat launched in Russia

BY AM Desk 17 April 2014 - 10:30AM GMT
South Korean mobile manufacture LG has added another smartphone to its L series list by launching LG L65 DualThe smartphone is available in Russia at a price of RUB 7,490 and
Floating n-plants that survive tsunami, quakes

Soon, floating n-plants that survive tsunami, quakes

17 April 2014 - 09:39AM GMT
WASHINGTON — In case of a tsunami or earthquake, the imminent danger to a nuclear plant is cooling failure inside the reactor.What if a floating platform can take such
US President Barack Obama once again warned Russia against further destabilizing Ukraine.

US President warns Russia over Ukraine

17 April 2014 - 09:16AM GMT
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama once again warned Russia against further destabilizing Ukraine.Obama said Wednesday that it was "absolutely clear" that Russia had
Protests at University of Kashmir have largely remained peaceful and they have been used by the Varsity administration to make profiles of students involved in political activist. (Photo: Javed Dar)

Manufacturing Excellence and the Politics of Fear at Kashmir University

BY Shafat Farooq
In 2009, the Kashmir University Students Union began its activities again after the Shopian 'double rape and murder' case. Fresh from the scars of 2008 summer agitation which was mostly led by youth
The art of Papier-Mâché came to Kashmir in 15th century from Central Asia and it was taken to new heights by artisans of the Valley.

The Art of Papier-Mâché

PHOTOGRAPH BY Faisal Khan
The art of Papier-Mâché came to Kashmir in 15th century from Central Asia and it was taken to new heights by artisans of the Valley.
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Dibyesh Anand is an associate professor of International Relations at Westminster University in London

In Conversation with Dibyesh Anand

BY Irfan Mehraj
AM) The sedition charges against a group of Kashmiri students who cheered for Pakistan cricket team in Meerut sparked an outrage in Kashmir. What do you make of this growing intolerance in India, and
Both Abdullahs and Muftis strongly dismiss allegations of family-driven politics, but elections in Kashmir have been political wars between them.

The Battle of Abdullahs versus Muftis

BY Sheikh Qayoom Features
As the election campaign in the three Lok Sabha constituencies of the Kashmir Valley gathers momentum, one wonders whether these elections are about issues or families or both. The relative affluence
Samsung Galaxy S5: A Smartphone for Smart Users

Samsung Galaxy S5: A Smartphone for Smart Users

BY Sanjay Kumar Negi Technology Journal
Do you own a smartphone? If not then you definitely lag behind the smart people. Smartphones, today, have risen above from local platform to a global stage. Since the smartphones have acquired the

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