Of statistics and stark facts

How many names have become numbers?

Binoo Joshi

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition  for benevolence, confidence, justice. This is what Baruch Spinoza, a 17th century metaphysical philosopher  said about the definition of peace. This is  more relevant today than  it was in  More

FDI debate

Is it an act of political opportunism?

Anil Anand

The term Foreign Direct Investment or FDI as its abbreviation has come to be popularly known in India has acquired monstrous dimensions thanks to the lopsided political debate centred round the issue.  The parliamentary debate on the FDI-in-retail proposal that attracted the country’s attention More

Treasures bestowed by nature

I being a frequent trekker am witness to the declining status of these invaluable treasures

Dr Zulfikar Siddqui

Mountains cover approximately one-quarter of the world’s surface, and surveys that 12 percent of the human population live on mountains. Mountains are common and can be found on every continent with impressive ranges such as the towering Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies, and some highlands More

Sheikh and the Kashmir constitution

He wanted to empower his own people

Muhammad Nazir Fida

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was a towering leader of the national movement in our state for more than five decades. Without his mention, the constitutional history of our state is incomplete. He was the voice of the people desirous to give this state a democratic constitution. In the freedom struggle More

  • Kashmir

On IHR Day, Hurriyat (M) stages dharna in New Delhi

Srinagar, Dec 10: On the International Human Rights Day, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) along with three dozens women victims of rights violations on Monday staged a dharna at Parliament Street More

  • Srinagar City


KU plans to reduce B Ed intake capacity, draws concern from academicians


Srinagar, Dec 10: At a time when Bachelors of Education is prerequisite for teacher’s job and many aspirants who cannot afford to pursue the B Ed in regular mode had been banking on the course through More

  • Jammu

No alternative to PDP in JK: Mufti


Jammu, Dec 10: Former Chief Minister and patron Peoples Democratic Party, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday said that there was no alternative to his party in Jammu and Kashmir.“The way people have been supporting More

  • South Asia

Appoint special representative to monitor HR situation in JK: APHC (M)

Muslim League Organizes Seminar


Islamabad, Dec 10:  The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) PaK chapter on Monday made a passionate appeal to the United Nations urging the highest body to appoint special representative to monitor More

  • World

UAE Cabinet approves extradition agreement with India


Dubai, Dec 10: The UAE Cabinet has approved an extradition agreement with India which will allow the transfer of around 1,200 Indian convicts languishing in the Gulf nation to their home country to spend More

  • Bandipora

R&B deptt goes into hibernation

Vital projects stalled in Bandipora from last 5 years

Bandipora: Inordinate delay by the Roads and Buildings department in completion of various developmental projects across the district has raised question marks over its functioning. Many projects More

  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’


Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving Kashmiri More

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