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'Assad peace plan detached from reality'

Washington, Jan 7: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s proposed peace plan is far from reality and proves again that he must resign from his post, the US has said.

On Sunday, Assad proposed a plan to resolve the country’s crisis which includes a national reconciliation conference, the formation of a new government and an amnesty.

“Bashar al-Assad’s speech ...

 
'Disclosing whistle-blower's ID is like punishing him'

Washington, Jan 7: Researchers say that if the actions of whistle-blowers become public through widely-circulated emails, it leaves them vulnerable to retaliation even if the law protects them from direct reprisals on the job.

Disclosure of an employee’s allegation of sexual harassment may be retaliatory, as well as when the disclosure will directly lead to threats and punitive ac...

 
'State, politicians continue to muzzle the media'

Islamabad, Jan 7: In a year when 13 Pakistani journalists were killed in the line of action, attempts to muzzle the media by the state and “powerful individuals” and politicians continue unabated, a leading Pakistani daily said on Monday.

Citing the “South Asia Media Monitor Report, 2012”, the News International said in an editorial that 25 media personnel were k...

 
Malala's friends jubilant at her recovery

Islamabad, Jan 7: Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan, the two fellow students who were injured when Taliban shot at teenaged rights activist Malala Yousafzai, are overwhelmed with the news of the rapid recovery of their 15-year-old friend in Britain.

Malala was shot by a Taliban assassin as she took a bus home from school in Pakistan’s northwest Swat region in October 2012. She was flo...

 
High security cells' keys lost at British court

London, Jan 7: In a carelessness which could cost the British authorities dearly, a set of keys for 33 high-security court cells has gone missing. The keys can open every door in West London Magistrates’ Court, including the underground jail, The Sun reported. All criminals - including murderers, paedophiles and rapists - first appear in the magistrates’ court ahead of being transferre...

 
China urges India- Pakistan dialogue

Beijing, Jan 7: China on Monday said it hopes India and Pakistan will hold talks and solve their differences in a calm and proper manner following a firing incident in Kashmir. As a neighbour and friend of both countries, China hopes India and Pakistan will work together to maintain peace and stability in south Asia, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing, Xinhua report...

 
Pakistan protests LoC violation by India

Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan on Monday protested to India over what it said was an unprovoked attack by the Indian Army on a Pakistani checkpost in the Kashmir region. India has denied the allegation. India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned to the foreign office and handed over a protest note, Geo News reported.

Pakistan said the attack in the Hajipir sector on S...

 
Over 44,000 couples divorced in Shanghai in 2012

Beijing, Jan 7: An astounding 44,364 couples with at least one partner hailing from Chinese business hub Shanghai were divorced on last year, a Shanghai government bureau said. The number was up more than 5,100 from the figure in 2011, the Shanghai Daily cited the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau as saying. This was also the largest increase in recent years -- 13 per cent. The number in 2011 rose onl...

 
Chinese city is first to ban food, pets on subway

Beijing, Jan 7: China’s Wuhan city has slapped the first official ban in the country on eating, drinking, smoking or taking pets on a subway train. Eating or drinking even a sip of water on a train in the provincial capital of Hubei could cost passengers 200 yuan ($32), the China Daily reported on Monday. Wuhan’s subway opened on December 28. Spanning 27 km, it is central China’s...

 
Taliban suicide wing chief dies in drone strike

Islamabad, Jan 7: A top Pakistani Taliban leader, said to be the chief of the terror outfit’s “fidai” or suicide wing, was among the 16 people killed in a drone strike in the country’s northwest tribal region, media reports said on Monday. Wali Muhammad alias Toofan Mehsud was believed to be killed in the attack in South Waziristan on Sunday, Xinhua reported citing local me...

 
Liberia has a blackboard newspaper

London, Jan 7: In a novel approach to disseminate news, a Liberian newspaper is being produced on blackboards instead of publishing the news items in the traditional way. The handwritten paper -- Daily Talk -- is the brainchild of Alfred Sirleaf, a journalist who wanted to get daily news and information to citizens in Liberia who cannot afford a TV or radio, The Sun reported.  Every morning h...

 
US researchers unearth first toothed bird

Washington, Jan 7: Birds are synonymous with beaks of various shapes and sizes but new fossils unearthed by researchers show that their ancestors had even evolved teeth for specialized diets, according to a US study. For instance, Sulcavis geeorum, an enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous (121-125 million years ago) of Liaoning province in China, had a durophagous diet, meaning that its t...

 
Kilogram now weighs heavier!

London, Jan 7: The humble kilogram - the standard measure of weighing - has become heavier, according to experts from a British university. The original kilogram is likely to be tens of micrograms heavier than it was when the first standard was set in 1875, experts using a state-of-the-art Theta-probe XPS machine -- the only one of its kind in the world - have said. Known as the International Prot...

 
Breastfeeding moms big believers in traditional remedies

Washington, Jan 7: Using cabbage leaves and tea bags to ease pain in breastfeeding are some folk remedies quite popular with new mothers. Drinking beer to produce more milk, for instance, is a folk tradition that singer Mariah Carey followed. She was accused of endangering her twins with that practice. This particular tradition could be traced back to at least the late 1800s. Jonathan Schaffir, ob...

 
'Carrying babies upright makes them secure, poised'

London, Jan 7: Babies carried upright by their parents grow into more self-assured and poised kids compared to those who are just made to sit in prams, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist. “We are struck by how emotionally secure, self-confident, curious and autonomous the members of those small-scale societies are, not only as adults but already as children,” said Jared Diamond in...

 
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 Arunachal News
ANSU to oppose ILP fiasco
Rijiju initiates comprehensive telecom development plan for NE
AAPPTF bats for transport subsidy scheme
’Government plans to develop adventure tourism’
 Meghalaya News
CM convenes emergency meet on floods
HSPDP suffers blow, MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri resigns
Young hero awaits government help
Security beefed up in Shillong
 Northeast News
Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja
Five candidates left in fray for by–election
General strike imposed
State sponsors Tripura’s Durga Puja, thanks to ex–royals
 Cachar News
’MDC training up youths on skill development’
’BUBSOSS seeks Nitin Gadkari’s intervention’
’Displaced families demand alternative rehabilitation’
Sasthi heralds puja celebration
 National News
Jayalalithaa bail plea to be heard today
’RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance’
’Uddhav trying to split RPI’
’Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mere symbolism’
 International News
’India’s terrorism not homegrown’
Modi pays homage to symbols of peace, equality, unity
’Netanyahu’s UN speech provocative’
’World’s fourth largest sea dried up completely’
 State-1
Documentary films on media issues screened to sensitize journalists
For some, Durga Puja celebrations are simple and traditional
Book on medicinal herbs, plants released
BPF members build bamboo bridge at Kadamtal
 State-2
STEM programme: School students of Nagaon interact with school students of USA
AUDC professor suspended for harassing research scholar
UDPF condemns Ranjan Daimary’s arrest
Timing for supply of milk
 Local Sports
Munda selected as vice president of ASTA
GSA trial camp
 Sports
Nagaland school wins Subroto Cup
Puma to provide ISL match balls
KKR warm up for CLT20 semis with an impressive win
Gayle eyeing selection for India Tests
 Editorial
Tackling Militancy
’Forward together we go’
Dalai Lama: At 79, living with values and hope
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Why ’Make in India’ is an anachronism
From defence to development, technology to lead India–US partnership
The Season of Joy
 
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