Closure? Sure

- but to the families of Tufail and the other boys, not the SIT report

Padma Rao Sundarji

Like many journalists, I remember a quiet living room in Srinagar in 2010 where, with sad dignity, Tufail Mattoo’s family told the story of the day their boy of the big ears and mischievous eyes never came home again.  In a way, their stoic repetition to visitors of how their only child died More

Of corruption, coalitions and institutional decay

It's coalition governments at Work in Jammu and Kashmir

Dr Gull Wani

In the previous write-up (December, 8, 2012)  on whether coalitions are corrupt certain political issues came up for analysis. Today I propose to have a synoptic view of the working of different coalition governments in the state formed from time to time from the standpoint of corruption and More

Fairy tale land!

Aijaz A Baba

Like most kids my nephew Afaan likes to listen to fairy tales. One day when nobody else happened to be around to lull him to sleep with a tale he turned to me to do the needful. Now story telling has never been my cup of tea. The only story I remember is that of the legendary thirsty crow but Afaan More

  • Kashmir

Unregistered medical shops, nursing homes in dock

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 15:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Secretary Health and Medical Education, Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of all districts of the state More



  • Srinagar City

92.7 BIG FM TURNS 7

Organizes mega musical show, selects Big Radio Star RJ

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 15: Popular private entertainment radio channel 92.7 Big FM on Saturday completed its six years of operation in Kashmir. To commemorate its sixth anniversary, the 92.7 Big FM organized More




  • Jammu

Home Department orders promotions in prosecution wing

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 15:  Home Department today ordered promotions of around 37 officers of police prosecuting wing. As per the orders three Deputy Directors have been promoted as Joint Director, 5 Chief More



  • World

Divided Egypt votes on proposed new constitution

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Cairo, Dec 15: Egyptians today began voting on a referendum on proposed constitution that has divided the country, with President Muhammed Mursi and his Islamist supporters backing it, while liberals, More



  • GK Features

Listening to Nabza Bano

Nabza Bano lost her three sons and her home to the conflict.

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY— III

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sixty-five-year-old Nabza Bano stands near a small cornfield where her three-storey house once stood in Sundbrari village, Kokernag in south Kashmir, about 85kms from Srinagar. Lost in a melancholic silence More



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