Sentimentality and Diplomacy

Realpolitik demands a deeper engagement

PUNCHLINE By Z. G. Muhammad

It's alarming. A story carried in a Kolkata daily attributing a statement to Octogenarian Kashmir leader Syed Ali Geelani which was picked up by this newspaper also, besides sending alarm bells in political circles supporting his political beliefs also caused some “stir” in a section of the civil More

Right to Public Service

It's all about putting people first

GOVERNANCE DEBATE By Dr. Arun Manhas

When Chanakya went to Takshila 2300 years ago to get admission in Takshila University, the first question asked to him in his interview by admission director was  “What is the purpose of good governance, Chanakya”?“In the happiness of his subjects lies the kings happiness and in their More

  • Kashmir

Pollution hits water chestnut production in Wular

TARIQ RASOOL

Bandipora, Aug 7: The increasing pollution in the Asia’s largest fresh water lake, Wular here has adversely affected the production of water chestnut, threatening the livelihood of scores of people.  More



  • Srinagar City

HYDERPORA FLYOVER ‘BREACHES’ PRIVACY

Residents aghast, seek fibre glass walling; Will do it, assures minister

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Aug 7: At a time when governments even in the metropolitan cities like New Delhi are so sensitive towards people’s privacy living in the vicinity of flyovers, that they got fibre glass walls More




  • Jammu

Shabir for strict action against black marketers, profiteers

‘PAY IMMEDIATE HEED ON CONSUMER COMPLAINTS’

Jammu, Aug 7: Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Power, Shabir Ahmad Khan directed CA&PD authorities to keep close vision on black marketing and undue profiteering at More



  • South Asia

HOPES FOR KARACHI SURVIVORS FADE; TOLL 21

Karachi, Aug 7: The death toll in the Lyari building in Karachi collapse rose to 21 as rescuers recovered nine more bodies from the rubble and feared more people, alive or dead, were still under the debris More



  • World

America's deadliest day in Afghanistan

KIMBERLY DOZIER

Kabul, Aug 7: Insurgents shot down a US military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama Bin More



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