China's e-Commerce market is 80 times larger than India's

By Devanik Saha

New Delhi: Retail e-commerce sales in India are expected to reach $17.5 billion (Rs.105,120 crore) by 2018, from $5.3 billion (Rs 31,800 crore) in 2014, according to data analysed by eMarketer, a digital-research firm, but only two of 10 internet users in India shop online.

US House seeks larger US-India-Israel national security cooperation

By Arun Kumar

Washington: The US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan amendment to the FY2016 Intelligence Authorization Act calling for expansion of US-India-Israel national security cooperation.

The amendment passed Tuesday requires a report from the Director of National Intelligence on the possibilities for growing national security cooperation between the US, India, and Israel.

SIO और BHU के बीच लटकती साम्प्रदायिक सौहार्द्र की हक़ीक़त

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वाराणसी: कम्यूनल हार्मोनी यानी साम्प्रदायिक सौहार्द्र पर बात करना या उसे किसी चर्चा का विषय बनाना उतना आसान नहीं, जितना सोचने में लगता है. यह काम और भी ज्यादा मुश्किलों से भरा हो जाता है, जब आपको यह ख़याल ज़ाहिर होता है कि हिन्दू दक्षिणपंथ के तमगे से टिमटिमाता काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय यानी BHU में ऐसे किसी सेमीनार का आयोजन हो रहा है.

Kashmir killings trigger panic among ex-militants

By Sheikh Qayoom

Srinagar: Panic stricken former militants and sympathizers of separatists have started migrating out of Kashmir's Sopore town following the killings of former militants and active supporters of separatists by unidentified gunmen.

So far, four former militants or active supporters of the separatist movement have been killed in Sopore town during the last six days.

The latest was Aijaz Ahmad Reshi, a former militant belonging to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen group, who was killed on Monday in Mundji locality of Sopore.

Political rhetoric over god and his abode

By Ram Puniyani,

Behind the cycles & burqas of Aligarh Muslim University

By Nayeem Showkat Khan,

“Write a note on Aligarh Muslim University.’ My teacher at the Noor-ul-Islam High School in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district enunciated one day as she entered our class, 10th Blue. I tried my level best, but couldn’t make it more than 50-odd words. I always remember one of the beautiful sayings of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, ‘Ignorance is the mother of poverty.’ This made me to hold the pen and complete my ‘note’ on Aligarh Muslim University in a different way.

Case for interest-free banking and finance

As many as 75 countries across the world have adopted the system. The operational term in many cases is not ‘Shariah’ but “interest-free” banking.

By K C Tyagi,

A Kashmiri outside Kashmir: Victim of ignorance and prejudice

By Aadil Mir

As a young journalist working in Delhi, I find it always irritating to face the frequent question from people - even strangers - about my being a Kashmiri.

Yechury hails Nepal parties for accord on statute

By Anil Giri

Kathmandu: CPI-M secretary general Sitaram Yechuri, who played a crucial role in bringing Nepal's radical Maoists to mainstream after 2006, has hailed the understanding reached between the Himalayan nation's political parties in the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquake.

The parties have shown political maturity and unity post-quake, said Yechuri during a press interaction here on Wednesday.

Indian woman with drug-resistant TB sets off scare in US

By Arul Louis

New York:An Indian woman infected with a rare drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis has created a health scare in three US states and for people on her flight and is now being treated in a special isolation facility near Washington, health officials said on Tuesday.

The woman with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) travelled from India to Chicago and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that as a precautionary measure it will be contacting people who may have come into contact with her on the plane.