Day: December 26, 2018

The Indian market where rat earns top price

Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specialises in rodents from local fields. Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers […]

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion

New Delhi, Dec 26:After ‘severe’ pollution was observed for four days in Delhi, the air quality in the national capital slightly improved, but was still in the ‘very poor’ category as weather conditions marginally favoured dispersion of pollutants, authorities said. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed […]

Governor releases ‘Rise and Decline of the Mughal Empire’

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 26: Governor Satya Pal Malik released Dr. Jaswant Singh Puri’s book titled “Rise and Decline of the Mughal Empire” at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor congratulated Dr. Puri for writing an informative volume which traces the rise and fall of the […]

Brick kiln owners asked to switch to eco-friendly Zig Zag technology

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 26: Chairman State Pollution Control Board Ravi Kumar Kesar today convened a meeting with members of Brick Kiln Association, Jammu Division here. It was said that there are 550 Brick Kilns functioning in State and 99% of Brick Kilns are using old […]

Institutionalize grievance redressal mechanism in districts: Kansal to DCs

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 26: Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring and Grievances, Rohit Kansal today impressed upon the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to institutionalize the grievance redressal mechanism to provide instant succor to the people. The Principal Secretary was speaking at a meeting convened with the […]

Delegation of “Ring Road Kissan Sangharsh Samiti” meets Governor

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 26: A delegation of Ring Road Kissan Sangharsh Samiti led by its President Sh. Rajinder Singh Chib, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation sought Governor’s intervention in considering “Private Negotiation Committee” provision instead of resorting […]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom […]

Egypt ’s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

CAIRO — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak. The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose nearly three-decade rule was ended […]

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