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No military solution to West Asia: Israel envoy

Mark Sofer is Israel’s Ambassador to New Delhi. He has been articulately defending his country’s engagement with the Hamas in Gaza, which has so far killed more than a thousand Palestinians. But Sofer is hopeful of peace and a resolution of the problem in the new future. In a conversation with Renu Malhotra, he makes his point forcefully.

New start: Kashmiris get a GenNext head; separatists take back seat

Life and hope seems to be suddenly infused into the Kashmir valley with large number of people turning up to vote despite a boycott call by the separatists. Will the young Omar Abdullah be able to stand up to the expectations of the people vested in him and carry the Valley forward.