Recalling 1975 Accord

When the Accord is hitting the headlines, certain things are good to remember

Mehmood ur Rashid

In 1972, after almost two decades, Plebiscite Front decided to participate in the election, but its attempts were scuttled. Its leaders, including Sheikh M Abdullah, were arrested. Many of its lower rung members were also put behind the bars. It was yet another time when the political urge of Kashmir More

Non Alignment 2.0: A Critical Review

India’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century and its Implications on Kashmir

Muhammad Yasin Malik

 India is on the cusp of an historic moment and opportunity. India’s ‘tryst with destiny’- a more or less rhetorical flourish gushed by Nehru and informed more by exuberance than sobriety on the eve of India’s independence - is about to be redeemed. It is real. India, to quote Gurcharan Das is More

A writer ahead of his time

Manto was the . Lawrence of the subcontinent


Few weeks back, I came through a piece of writing in Urdu. It had no proper heading, though, I started to read. Somewhere in the middle of the story, I wanted to stop because of its eroticism but somehow I reached the end of the two-page story. The flow in the writing interested me to go on reading More

Of GMC and associated hospitals

The state of healthcare in our valley and challenges thereof

Dr. Rafiq A Pampori

Apropos the news item ‘GMC associated Hospitals in shambles’ (GK 10-12-2012 and ‘Srinagar hospitals run short of fuel’ (GK, 11-12-2012.The Oxygen plant in SMHS Hospital is functional and in view of the increased load it is supplemented with bulk Oxygen cylinders and there is no crisis as has been More

  • Kashmir

Lolab girl loses life in littered explosive blast

2 Siblings Also Injured; SOP Nowhere In Sight


Srinagar, Dec 12: A girl died while two of her siblings were injured in a littered explosive blast in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.  Police sources said Nuzhat Akhter More

  • Srinagar City


JKSMA holds symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthan Marg in Dara stretch of Harwan area in the heels of mount Mahadev


Srinagar, Dec 12: Adventure tourism lovers Wednesday joined hands to promote hills in Srinagar for trekking by holding a symbolic trek in the picturesque Harwan area.  In continuation to the celebration More

  • Jammu

Govt sets up panel to probe Assembly Complex damage


Jammu, Dec 12: A portion of the Assembly complex here collapsed reportedly due to construction work going on nearby, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up a three-member panel to probe the More

  • World

Pt Ravi Shankar passes away


Washington, Dec 12: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died today in San More

  • Court Watch

Court directs State to relocate 3 foreign under-trials

Counsel seeks lodging of accused at lock-ups nearer to their trial court


Srinagar, Dec 12: A local court Wednesday directed the State to lodge two foreign ‘militants’ at Central Jail Srinagar and district jail Baramulla while sending the third ‘militant’ back to district jail 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 More

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