No solution to Kashmir issue, India-Pak relations accident prone: Natwar Singh

India Pakistan Wagah border parade

New Delhi: India-Pakistan relations are "chronically accident-prone", says former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage. He says Pakistans one-point programme is Kashmir but there is "Kashmir fatigue" in the world. Singh, 87, also says that India made a fundamental mistake by going to the United Nations on the Kashmir issue and asserted there is...

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’18 Syrian troops killed in attack by militants’

Moscow: At least 18 Syrian servicemen were killed in an attack by militants in the Syrian province of Latakia, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Saturday. Illegal armed formations attacked outskirts of the cities of Aleppo and Hama, as well as the localities of Tall Alush in Aleppo province and Safsara in Latakia province over the past day, the center said in a statement published by the Russian Defence Ministry....

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Missing Argentine submarine found a year after it vanished

ARA San Juan

Buenos Aires: A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said. The wreckage of the ARA San Juan, which "suffered an implosion", was found about 870 metres below the ocean floor, Argentine naval Capt. Gabriel Attis told the media here Saturday. Family members at the navy headquarters were shown three images of...

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State distributes Rs 35cr to Biju Yuva Vahini

State distributes Rs 35cr to Biju Yuva Vahini

Bhubaneswar: The state government has so far distributed at least Rs 36 crore to 7,014 Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) groups in 30 districts, sports and youth services minister Chandra Sarathi Behera told the Assembly here Saturday. In a written reply to Anubhav Patnaik, Behera said the government has made a provision of distribution of financial assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh per every BYV group for undertaking various social, cultural and sports...

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Congress sits pretty as AAP, Akali Dal grapple with infighting

Chandigarh: Infighting in Punjab's main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the politically-active Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is giving the ruling Congress in the state a happy-hours' feeling. The AAP's Punjab unit is in a complete disarray -- be it the leadership crisis, having no political direction or agenda or the complete disillusionment of its cadre. With...

Bajirao Mastani return to Mumbai after marriage, see pics

Bajirao Mastani return to Mumbai after marriage, see pics

Mumbai: The newlywed couple—Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who got hitched in a private ceremony in Italy are back home. The couple is back in the bay after wedding and has already reached Ranveer's residence in Mumbai. The newlyweds touched down in Mumbai Sunday morning and were photographed being escorted by heavy security through the airport. The...

New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers

New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers

New York: Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. Diabetic ulcers commonly result from high blood sugar damaging nerves, which takes away feeling from the toes or feet. "One of the ways to heal these wounds is by giving them...

Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone

Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone

New Delhi: D.J. Koh, President and CEO at the IT and Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, knows what boredom can eventually do to technology -- especially to smartphones that are lately witnessing incremental enhancements amid sales slowing down globally. Barring design changes and offering Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled hardware, smartphones are currently offering nothing out-of-the-box. The charismatic Samsung...

Slow reading speed linked to dry eyes: Study

Slow reading speed linked to dry eyes: Study

New York: People suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, according to researchers. The chronic dry eye is a common disease in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, thus drastically affecting its functioning. The study found that the condition can slow a person's reading speed by as much...

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