“Confusion” as statecraft

We better throw the debate open for al l

Z.G. Muhammad

It is none of my concerns. It should not be. Who visits which country and meets whom? It would be intruding into personal affairs of a leader - tall or dwarf, “theorist or disciple”- if I question his visit to any country-, Pakistan included. It is not my cup of tea to snoop or tab a leader’s visit More

Should Indian media be restrained?

Troubled times for media across the world, including India


The Indian media not just imparts news but these days also seems to be making news, albeit for the wrong reasons. Naveen Jindal, industrialist and a Member of Parliament, has accused Zee News editors of resorting to blackmail regarding coverage over allegations of improper allocation of coal fields More

An hour with Yaseen

Plea for inclusive talks and impressions thereof

Dr. Javid Iqbal

On a visit to Yaseen Malik to enquire about his health, he was forthright in relating to me that given his present state of health, he may not be able to visit Pakistan at the present juncture. He related as much to Pakistan High Commission officials, taking the plea that he has stents, which would More

Adnan My friend

This is one such memory which simply refuses to fade away

Dr. Mirza Ashraf Beg

Friendship is a unique phenomenon wherein two souls get connected through some telepathic stimulus irrespective of their age, gender, cast, creed or color. Adnan my nephew-half my age was  linked to me  through some strange bondage the outlines of which are embedded deep somewhere in the More

  • Kashmir

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

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



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


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


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’


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


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



 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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