Letters And Editorials

Spinal Injury Related Paralysis Cure At Hand Now

One would think in this day and age of high technology and advances in medical science spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis of affected body areas would be unheard of. Yet, we still have many suffering from paraplegic and quadriplegic paralysis as a result of spinal injury.

Depending on what area of the spinal cord injured and the extent of the damage is what determines the severity ....

Pakistan Introduces First Cyber Security Bill

Pakistan's first ever bill on Cyber Security has been introduced in the  Senate on Monday. The Bill named as Cyber Security Council Bill 2014 was introduced by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed.
The Bill, seeking establishment of a 'National Cyber Security Council, defined its functions and powers as to develop and draft policy, guidelines and governance models related to ever emerging ....

Russia ignores western isolation efforts

With a view obviously to terrorizing Ukraine, NATO on April 10th unveiled photographs that showed Russian deployments of some 40,000 troops, along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft near the Ukrainian border. It said the pictures are latest and were taken between March 22 and April 2, suggesting a possible military strike on Ukraine. President V ....

Gas - Moscow’s other weapon against Ukraine, Europe

Russia-Ukriane stnadoff is taking a new shift, revisitng the destabilization of Arab nations with USA and EU unable t  do anyhting about the firm Russian positon. Pro-Russian separatists are holed up in official buildings in Donetsk and Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Russian speaking Ukranins have begun to use the NATO strategy, successfully applied in Libya and Syria  to dest ....

Pakistan: Sharifs hit Guinness Book of World record

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato In the modern 21st century when miracles in technological field happen with a speed, Pakistan, it seems, is the only country on the face of earth performing outstanding feats perhaps unmatched anywhere in the world. A country prone to cont ....

Kashmir: Beliefs and environmental disasters

Hindustan Times reports that a retreating frightened leopard was shot dead by Indian army in Kashmir and as claimed the animal had injured army´s six other colleagues. The professional photographer´s camera catches the drama showing the hapless leopard running away in vain to avoid the inevitable. Kashmir´s Wild Life Department in a desperate bid offers one to two hundred thousand Rup ....

Ukraine would accept Russia's annexation as new reality

Russia’s strong man president Vladimir Putin has, in a decree, formally recognized Crimea as an independent state, after the overwhelming majority of the peninsula's voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The recognition of independence is a step toward the subsequent procedures, specified by the federal constitutional law about the procedure of incorporating into the Russian Feder ....

Ukraine: Will there be a US-Russia war over Crimea?

This question looks funny because such a thing would not happen now or in the near future. Confrontation and conflicts are common between the two strong foes of Cold War but expecting them to wage a war either in Russia or USA amounts to just over simplification of the issue.
Confrontations, war threats, invasions, regional tensions and escalation of tensions are nothing new, they are routine i ....

Kashmir endures University terrorism

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln Shiyam Vij, a veteran journalist, writes in The Express Tribune (March 07, 2014) "It is no secret that most Kashmiri Muslims don’t like India and don’t want to be called Indians. If there is a big India-Pakistan match and you ....

And now Israel says ready to freeze settlements

Even as Washington has warned Russia, which has been tightening its military grip on the Crimean peninsula, that any moves to annex Crimea, now  in Ukraine, would close the door to diplomacy,  Hawkish Israeli leader Netanyahu said Israel would give up "some settlements" in occupied Palestinian territories to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of ....

Unveiling Pakistan’s Nuclear Mystery

Pakistan is facing one of its worst energy crises in its history. Blackouts last for more than half a day in many of cities, including the financial and industrial hub, Karachi. The shortage of electricity and gas has badly affected the country's economy. Also with the population growth, demand for electricity is set to increase exponentially. According to the available data at Pakistan Electric P ....

White Carpet Experience

Motoring through the piles of snow on the 14 kms-long stretch from Tangmarg on the Srinagar-Gulmarg road was a fascinating experience for this 19 year old. I could recall the summer trips while sitting on the back seat of the drivers with a cap in my hands that during summers the surroundings of the road looked green and now it is white. The summer trips were easier than this one because of t ....

Cooperative clash between Russia and NATO

The so-called Cold war may have ended long ago, but the real  threat to human survival from the US led NATO  and  their  never ending conflicts with arch enemy Russia have not  disappeared.  
The apparent Sept-11 hoax brought a weakened and demoralized Russia closer to USA and NATO close for the firs time in decades and each tries to get maximum from the othe ....

Uneasy US-China relations

There is something very similar to the perception of enemy by both India and China and both try to apply pressure by all possible means, including economic benefits, to see that respective enemy is not supported by big powers and their own concerns, however illegal or immoral they maybe, should be supported. 
However, the status of these two Asian nations is entirely different.

Chi ....

Why would India not have military rule?

Indians, especially those living  comfortably abroad, are too proud that unlike its arch foe Pakistan where military rule is a general phenomenon as  part of  Pakistani system,  India never has military regime, though it also controls the ruling and opposition parties  by farce  messages. 
Indian military minister AK Antony has stated that India would not hav ....

Fukushima nuclear leakage and India's Kudankulam

When the rulers do not value the human lives, except the of the rich, they are just the most dangerous beasts. Indian regime, run by mafias of all sorts, including nuclear mafia, always showcases the common masses its resoluteness and arrogance. Pushing through in hurry the Kudankulam nuclear terror plant in Tamil Nadu caring a damn for the people living there who  pr ....

Cuba suspends US consular services

At Nelson Mandela's funeral in December, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands for the first time. That was indeed an unplanned gesture from sides. Shortly after that Cuba and the US also announced the resumption of official talks on immigration and postal services between the two countries. However, the realignment of strained equations between the traditional foes w ....

Support for Palestine grows in Israel

It looks very pleasant that the peace god smiles to the besieged Palestinians with increasing good will emanating from Israel. That is indeed a positive sign of justice, albeit very late,  for the long oppressed people of Palestine. In a surprise move, the Israel’s right-wing foreign minister and a pro-settler leader who opposes an independent Palestine tooth and nail thus far, Avigdo ....