Crime and punishment

Punishment only can reduce the level of crime

Ajaz ul Haque

Imagine a 23-year-old girl assaulted by six men, stripped and dumped by the roadside after being raped in a moving bus. The occurrence of every fresh event always makes the previous one appear pale in comparison. Rapes and physical assaults are now becoming no different from a necessary weather report More

India’s Regional Dilemmas

There are no easy answers to any of these dilemmas

Happymon Jacob

India has long been accused of being the regional hegemon that often tries to intervene in the internal affairs of its smaller South Asian neighbours, or bully them into doing its bidding. Many of the country’s neighbours maintain that the various Indian institutions, especially its bureaucracy, continue More

Been cold since long

LPG line, Voters line, ATM line, Frisking line, and many more visible and invisible lines

Syeda Afshana

“Each night put Kashmir in your dreams,” he says,then touches me, his hands crusted with snow,whispers, “I have been cold a long, long time.” These words of Rizwan, a dying Kashmiri in Aga Shahid’s poem ‘I See Kashmir from New Delhi at Midnight’, reverberate the More

I became a “Volunteer”


Sometimes a verse or two can stir the mind and call back the days gone by - even make one to relive them. This morning, groping in the dark, I stumbled on Tunisian poet Abou Kassem Chebi’s verse:     “Once the people wills life,Destiny must succumb,No more shall reign More

The Jammu Dialogue

Cross-LoC civil society dialogues are fantastic. But do they deliver a meaningful change?

Arjimand Hussain Talib

Intra-LoC and intra-J&K dialogues in recent past were more about flaunting diversity.Interestingly, we seem to have overcome that phase. At the cross-LoC civil society conference in Jammu last week there was a clear string that ran across - seeking to create a convergence in pan-J&K identity More

  • Kashmir

‘My 14-yr old son is not a militant’

Palhallan Family Pleads Innocence


Baramulla, Dec 22: Rebuffing the police claim that the boy arrested in Raipora Palhallan is involved in the killing of a Sarpanch, the family of boy has accused the police of falsely implicating their More

  • Srinagar City

In winter, Shaher-e-Khaas turns hub of delicious Harissa

Freezing temperature increases demand of traditional mutton delicacy


A soothing aroma of steaming spices fills cold air in a congested lane leading to Aali Kadal area of Shaher-e-Khaas. Braving bone chilling cold, people in small groups jostle through dense fog in wee hours More

  • Jammu

Govt recommends inclusion of Gojri in Constitution


Jammu, Dec 22: Jammu and Kashmir government has recommended Gojri language for inclusion in the eighth schedule of Indian constitution. Official sources said that the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More

  • News

Kashmir resolution must for peace in South Asia: Nawaz Sharief

Jamaat Reiterates Unconditional Support To Kashmiris



Islamabad, Dec 22: The former Prime Minister of Pakistan and the president of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Mian Nawaz Sharief has said that peace and stability in South Asia hinges on a peaceful and negotiated More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans



There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More

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