History Revisited

Of Sheikh Nazir's denial and Sheikh Abdullah's signatures

Z. G. Muhammad

Politics is callous. It spares none, not even the dead. At times, it chases politicians even in their graves.  It has inherent capacity of reviving controversies buried deep under its debris. History testifies, it makes dead leaders rise from   their graves and face people’s trial and More

Of reservations and merit

View the issues related to reservation pragmatically

Anil Anand

Should the promotions be based on seniority or on the basis of reservation? This has become a hot topic of discussion ever since the Union Cabinet cleared the proposal to provide reservation to SCs and STs in promotions in government jobs and the issue was tossed on to the Parliament in the form of More

ZGM’s Straight Drive

confusion: as a political weapon

Dr. Javid Iqbal

ZGM’s column on Monday, the 10th of December entitled “Confusion” as statecraft was as straight a drive as one could expect to straighten out a subject which is weird. Straight drive is a stroke difficult to play, but whenever and wherever executed, it is unmatched in the deftness of its placement More

Why move Darbar?

How long will we be carrying on this tradition of agony?

Akhtar Ali

The tradition of Darbar move was started during Dogra rule in 1872 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It was taken in the view of harsh winter season in Kashmir and scorching heat of summer months in Jammu. In the 18th century the intensity of snowfall was much more than today and due to lack of technology More

  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (G) aghast at ban on screening of Ocean of Tears in KU

Srinagar, Dec 16: Terming the ban on screening of ‘Ocean of Tears’ in Kashmir University as “hypocrisy and unjustified”, Hurriyat Conference (G) has criticized the administration and said that move is More

  • Srinagar City

Violation of Food Safety Act goes unabated

SMC mute on sale of expired, substandard products



Srinagar, Dec 16: In blatant violation of the Food Safety Act, sale of expired, substandard products and adulteration of milk is going on unabated in the summer capital in absence of regular monitoring More

  • Jammu

Omar seek support of corporate sector to JK Universities


Dhanore (Rajouri), Dec 16: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that corporate Sector of India should show interest in the development and growth of educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir so More

  • South Asia

5 militants, 1 policeman killed in Pak gun battle

Attempt By Taliban To Storm Airforce Base In Peshawar


Islamabad, Dec 16: A fierce gun battle between Pakistani security forces and militants holed up in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar left six people, including a policeman, dead today, hours after an More

  • World

Egypt 'narrowly backs' constitution in first round of vote

Cairo, Dec 16: Egyptians have narrowly backed an Islamist constitution in the first round of a referendum over the contentious draft, unofficial figures showed today, even as the opposition accused the More

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