Peaceful past
This refers to ZGM’s write-up “Me and Muharram”. He has well stressed upon the religious harmony our valley has been experiencing since past. Those days were really the golden days of Kashmiri religious, social and cultural harmony. Let’s pray that times revisits again and we live in peace. Showkat More

Deconstruct date
This refers to the scholarly write-up "Deconstructing the date" by Mehmood-ur-Rashid. The very thought that Kashmir doesn't deserve a holiday on this day is insightful. The mass following  Shiekh Abdullah enjoyed reminds me of these lines from Chomsky's 'Necessary Illusions'. He writes `because More

Mother's tragedy
I came across through an article depicting Mothers Tragedy by Majid Maqbool. I appreciate the author for highlighting her sufferings.Dar BilalWadipora Handwaraumarbilal2011@gmail.com More

Regulate them
It refers to the news published regarding the recognition of coaching centers in the J&K. The government of J&K does not remember even for 24 hours what they are uttering in the Assembly as well as in the press. At present in only one district, there are about 300 coaching centers claiming to More

All equal
It would be better if reservation is done on the basis of financial strength. In this era of competition, there should be a level plying ground for all. So, it will be fair to give the subsidized and easily available educational infrastructure to all so that everyone can be equal with equal competition More

We suffer
Usually electricity is meant for lighting or cooking. But does any one think that it determines the future of a student? In order to study properly students have to be very strong during their exams because in our Kashmir exam season starts exactly with the onset of winter. Though all suffer indiscriminately More

  • Kashmir

For 25 years, Bandipora man serves Education Dept at Rs 25/month

75-Year-Old Wani Loses Prized Property To ‘Hollow Promises’

SPOTLIGHT

SUHAIL AJMAL

ChakiArsalan (Bandipora), Dec 9: A 70-year-old man from Chaki Arsalaan Khan area of this north Kashmir district is serving the State Education Department on a monthly salary of Rs 25 for the past two decades More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC SIGNALS CATCH COLD

Now poor power supply fuels mess on City roads, admin gropes for solutions

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 9: The onset of harsh Himalayan winter has started to hit summer Capital life on yet another front. This time the allegedly poor power supply has badly hit even the traffic signal functioning More




  • Jammu

NC needs others to steer its ship: Mufti Sayeed

‘Despite Using Govt Machinery To Its Best Misuse, PDP Did Well’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Dec 9: In an obvious bid to undermine the victory of the National Conference in the recently held Legislative Council elections, former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron More



  • South Asia

US drone strike in Pak kills senior al-Qaeda leader,3 others

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 9: A senior al-Qaeda leader and three others were killed today in a US drone strike in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, the second time a top terrorist has died in an attack More



  • World

Arab states agree to aid for Palestinians

Qatar, Dec 9: Arab League foreign ministers agreed during a meeting on Sunday to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority to make up for punitive measures imposed by the More



  • GK Features

Being Syeda Begum

After losing her four sons to conflict, an old widow in downtown lives in poverty with an adopted child

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY--II

MAJID MAQBOOL

 In a narrow lane in downtown Baghi sundar, Maidanpora, Darish Kadal( Safa Kadal), Syeda Begum, 66, is anxiously waiting for her 8-year-old adopted son to come home safe after school. The sight of More



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