Controversial surgeon says human head transplant ‘imminent’

Controversial surgeon says human head transplant ‘imminent’

A head transplant has been successfully performed on a corpse  and scientists are ready to do it on a living person, a controversial Italian surgeon said Friday. Surgeon Sergio Canavero has become famous for claiming to be working on the first human head transplant. And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, […]

RBI decision against Islamic banking ‘politically motivated’: Mirwaiz

RBI decision against Islamic banking ‘politically motivated’: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday expressed regret over the Reserve Bank of India’s decision not to pursue the proposal of introducing Islamic banking in the country. “Express regret at Govt of India’s rejection to introduce #IslamiBanking due to its politically motivated religious agenda. #Kashmir has been demanding Islamic banking for a long […]

Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege ‘ceasefire violation’ along LoC

Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege ‘ceasefire violation’ along LoC

A 55-year old woman was killed and a man injured on Friday in “unprovoked” shelling by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the two sides accused each other of ceasefire violation . “They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation. Shelling has continued intermittently since,” Qazi […]

Rise in Muslim population threat to India’s unity, integrity: Minister

Rise in Muslim population threat to India’s unity, integrity: Minister

Terming “demographic change” a threat to India’s “unity and integrity”, BJP leader and minister Giriraj Singh has said democracy is “safe” in the country as long as Hindus remain in the majority. Delivering a lecture in Bhopal, the minister said social harmony and development would be “in danger” the day the population of the majority […]

India’s 16 most populous states favour use of ‘more’ military force in Kashmir: survey

India’s 16 most populous states favour use of ‘more’ military force in Kashmir: survey

About 63% Indians were in favour of the government using “more” military force while “dealing with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” according to a survey conducted earlier this year. 11 percent chose “about the same” while only 8% advocated “less,” says the Pew Research Center survey conducted among 2,464 respondents “selected strategically” from 16 […]

Israel ‘ready to share intelligence about Iran with moderate Arab countries’

Israel ‘ready to share intelligence about Iran with moderate Arab countries’

Israel’s military chief of staff  Thursday that his country was prepared to cooperate with “moderate Arab countries” to face what he termed as Iran’s plans “to control the Middle East”. “We are ready to exchange experience with the moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence information to face Iran,” Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot said in an […]

Ambanis top Forbes list of Asia’s richest families

Ambanis top Forbes list of Asia’s richest families

Mukesh Ambani family has topped the list of Asia’s 50 Richest Families with a net worth of $44.8 billion, up $19 billion from the previous year, Forbes said. Despite dropping to the second spot, Korea’s Lees of the Samsung empire still saw its wealth soar by $11.2 billion to $40.8 billion this year as shares of Samsung […]

China says ‘not aware’ of Pakistan move to exclude Kashmir dam from CPEC

China says ‘not aware’ of Pakistan move to exclude Kashmir dam from CPEC

Amid reports of Pakistan’s move to withdraw its bid to include Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) from the CPEC framework, China on Thursday said it was not aware of Islamabad’s decision but the project to connect Xinjiang and Gwadar port is “progressing smoothly for the time being.” Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) […]