The Khyber Initiative

The setting up of a resort by a local entrepreneur with foreign collaboration is a pioneering effort in building world class tourism infrastructure to attract the missing high end tourism

M. Ashraf

It has been repeatedly pointed out that the most important criterion for tourism to have impact on the local economy is to attract the high spending tourists rather than millions of budget tourists. The main handicaps in attracting this type of tourism are the absence of international air connectivity More

Flames as Guides

We need to learn from disasters like Frislan!

Shah Nawaz

The extent of devastation seen in the recent  Frislan fire incident has  once again exposed our vulnerability and helplessness in  tackling  such calamities. It has also exposed the stark reality of poor, susceptible, unplanned and ugly condition of life and lifestyles which the More

Story of a Holy Birth

When my Egyptian colleague came with a surprising answer!!!

Dr. Javid Iqbal

A decade and a half back in Libya, an Egyptian colleague asked me to take his call duty on 7th of January--the day signifying their big feast, as he related.  Though willing to do him a favour, I was curious to know the details of the big occasion.  “Christmas; dear” was the answer to my More

Corrupt Fighting Corruption!

Is Arvind Kejriwal’s mission Kashmir anti-national?

Sajjad Bazaz

Just a few days back, I received an SMS from an acquaintance. The content of the SMS surprised as well as alarmed me. Let me share the message with you: Sir, I want list of top most corrupt ministers, politicians, IAS, IPS and KAS officers of Jammu and Kashmir. Can’t you help me in this noble More

  • Kashmir

High Court pulls up Investigating Officer for ‘casual approach’

Directs SSP To Monitor Investigation, Seeks Case Diaries Every Month



Srinagar, Dec 24: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the investigating officer (IO) probing the case of killing of two youth at Khanabal in South Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district in 2010 More

  • Srinagar City

28,311 kanals of Kahcharai land encroached in Srinagar

Authorities identify occupants, forget land retrieval


Srinagar, Dec 24: At a time when purchasing a patch of land in densely populated Srinagar city has virtually become a distant dream, nearly 28,311 of Kahcharai land continues to be under illegal occupation More

  • Jammu



Jammu, Dec 24: In a major reshuffle, government today ordered transfers and posting of around 32 officers including Conservators and Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) serving in various wings of Forest More

  • GKeducation&Careers



Girls once again outshined boys in the merit list of the recently announced results of class 10th board exam. First three positions were shared by seven girls, while 255 students made it to the merit list More

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