A tragic tale

but such stories are rampant in Kashmir

Firdous Syed

Even for an absolutely apathetic person it will be very difficult to turn his face from the bone chilling and screaming headlines like those of, ‘Four Sons of Jana Begum’ and ‘Being Syeda Begum’. As a matter of fact, for any Kashmiri worth his name it would be immensely distressing a task to come More

Emulate Dubai-like Initiatives

Incorporate a Department of Economic Development (DED)

Junaid Azim Mattu

We can’t emphasize enough on the need for a private sector economic growth in Jammu & Kashmir. The goal here would be to create a conducive macro-environment for investment and small and medium enterprise growth. The State would need better public infrastructure in all sectors – better road connectivity More

FDI in retail

For whom is this Foreign Direct Investment

Malik Altaf Hussain

The recent decision of Government to allow FDI in retail has come under sharp criticism from various circles and rightly so, given the inappropriate timing and the apprehensions associated with it. India followed an import substitution policy from the first five year plan to the end of seventh five More

American Soldier’s guilt

A memorable bus journey of a Kashmiri boy in the US

Mehboob Makhdoomi

It was my Christmas break, back in December 2007.  I was a Post-graduate business student at a University in Pennsylvania and I planned to spend my holidays with my relatives in the state of Indiana. I chose the most popular ‘Greyhound bus service’ for almost a 10 hour journey. It was windy with More

  • Kashmir

Ayoub’s life sentence plunges family into endless misery

I Want Him To Perform My Last Rites: Father


Srinagar, Dec 14: The house was calm and when the five-year-old Darfan Ayoub saw the photograph of his father Muhammad Ayoub in a local newspaper, the boy could just utter one word: Papa……? Muhammad More

  • Srinagar City

CRPF removes 3 of its oldest bunkers in city




Srinagar, Dec 14: On a rainy day on Friday, Central Reserve Police Force removed three oldest bunkers from city. These bunkers were removed from Amira Kadal, Batamaloo, and Bagihas areas of Srinagar More

  • Jammu

Withdraw armies, reunite JK: Civil Society tells India, Pak


Jammu, Dec 14: The visiting civil society members from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) have urged India and Pakistan to withdraw their armies from both sides of Kashmir in the interest of peace and More

  • Pulwama

Protest against power crisis in Pulwama

Protesters block Srinagar-Jammu highway

Pulwama: Unscheduled power cuts across the district from past nearly one month triggered massive protest on Friday.  Hundreds of people assembled at the Chersoo Awantipora and staged protest against 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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