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French driver Simon Pagenaud called winning the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship “incroyable.” Loosely translated, it means “incredible, unbelievable and unreal,” said an emotional Pagenaud last week, following his victory at Sonoma Raceway in northern California the other weekend that secured the title for him and his 79-year-old team owner…

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Chapel Hill golfer Gina Kim had her biggest success to date when she helped the United States win the Junior Ryder Cup for the fifth straight time in last week’s event at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota. Kim went 2-1 in her three matches as the U.S. team defeated Europe’s…

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The Indus water treaty of September 19, 1960, between India and Pakistan, is one of the most liberal water-sharing pacts in the world. Under the treaty that was signed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan president Ayub Khan, the water of six river – Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab…

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When she started training to be a wrestler at the age of 12, Rohtak girl Sakshi Malik had to face stiff opposition from the people in her locality. She was “taunted” for taking up a sport that “is not meant for girls”. But the 24-year-old didn’t lose her focus, and…

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan rejected on Monday India’s assertion that it was involved in the terror attack in Uri that killed 18 soldiers, with the country’s leadership accusing New Delhi of leveling the accusation to divert attention from the situation in Kashmir. Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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MINNEAPOLIS: An overwhelming majority of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters in Minnesota are very alarmed by the prospect of the other candidate winning the presidency, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota poll. The growing polarization of the US electorate has been a major dynamic of recent presidential cycles, and…

AFTER MINNESOTA MALL STABBINGS

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BOSTON: The Islamic State has claimed the Minnesota mall attacker as “a soldier” for the terrorist group, while the FBI confirmed it is investigating the stabbings of nine people as a possible act of terrorism. Authorities had not declared New York City’s Chelsea pressure-cooker bombing or a pipe-bomb blast in…

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NEW DELHI: “I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after Sunday’s early morning raid that is being blamed on Pakistan. In the run-up to the 2014 election, Modi’s BJP had promised an aggressive stance against Pakistan. With five…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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FAIRFAX, Virginia: First Lady Michelle Obama made her first campaign appearance for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the increasingly competitive presidential race at a Virginia university where she urged students to “work your hearts out” to register and get out the vote on Nov. 8. Obama took aim at the youth…

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KUWAIT: Is homework a part of the learning process, which extends and reinforces the learning experiences that occur in the classroom? Or is it just a waste of time? Is it really necessary or effective? Does it help at all? More and more parents and teachers are questioning the value…

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