Tourists wear masks in Chiang Mai province in Thailand on Tuesday. Associated Press
The debate on Kashmir has produced a crop of ‘experts’ whose analysis is in many cases tinted by their political alignment. In the run-up to the 2019 general election, the issue of handling of Kashmir by the Centre and the connected question of India’s Pakistan policy figure prominently in the opposition’s attack on the government.
Kithsiri De Silva, the head chef at Sri Lanka’s venerable Kingsbury Hotel, walked through the main restaurant during breakfast Sunday, greeting diners and surveying the extravagant buffet. He would have seen, he thinks now with dread, the guest who moments later detonated a suicide bomb in the middle of the dining room, one of a coordinated sequence of blasts against hotels and churches.
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, IACAD, has announced the delivery of 38 housing units to low-income Emirati families, in cooperation with Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme as part of the “Mudon Al Khair” (Cities of Goodness) initiative.
The UAE’s police chiefs were recently honoured with the ‘Dubai Police Security Cooperation Medal’ for their outstanding services and cooperation in maintaining the security and safety of the country. The officers were felicitated by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security of Dubai, Chairman of the Police Leaders Council of the Ministry of Interior, in the presence of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police
A European woman was sentenced to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined Dhs50,000 on charges of importing and possessing 307 electronic cigarettes containing cannabis via a UAE airport.