Connecting Kashmir

What does a rail link between Banihal and Qazigund mean!

Mehmood ur Rashid

First of all, the rail link from Banihal to Qazigund is bound to bring the people living across the Pass closer to their compatriots on this side. And for those living in other parts of the Kashmir and having to travel frequently from Kashmir to Jammu, it is sure to bring a wide smile. The travel More

The Pandit return

Has the time really arrived or it's bare words floating in the air

B L Saraf

Speaking to the media  in New Delhi, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah   promised to restore sense of security in Kashmiri  Pandits who left the Valley and asked them to explore possibility of returning,  as   time is conducive to initiate the process. The Chief Minister More

The valley and the celluloid

Of Bollywood bias and Kashmir story portrayed on the screen

Inam ul Rehman

One of the reasons Bollywood deals with Kashmir in an aggressive way can be the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in the late 1980s that resulted in the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid on December 06, 1992. Analysing the rise of fundamentalist themes in Hindi films, Vijay Mishra speaks of More

Sustainable Tourism

We need some new ideas to infuse new life into Kashmir tourism

Rouf Ahmad Bhat

Tourism can be sustained after using the present infrastructure but without compromising the needs of the future tourism. Sustainable tourism is presently the need of hour as we are putting more pressure on the tourism than what it can bear. The hope and survival of the Kashmir economy mostly depends More

  • Kashmir

SHRC to investigate 1990 Gaw Kadal massacre

‘Report To Be Completed In 2-Months’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 26: In a significant development, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry by its investigation wing into the 1990 Gaw Kadal massacre here in which 51 people More



  • Srinagar City

VANDALISATION OF JHELUM IN FULL SWING

UNDER-CONSTRUCTION SKEWED BRIDGE TAKES SHEEN OFF JHELUM, THE BUND

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 26: In blatant violation of environmental norms and public outcry, construction of Skewed bridge across river Jhelum here is going on at a full swing.  The under-construction bridge More




  • Jammu

‘Night soil of 60000 latrines goes into open drains’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 26: Night soil of over 60 thousand latrines is disposed into open drains without any sewage treatment in Jammu and Kashmir, according to figures released by state's Directorate of Census Operation More



  • South Asia

Osama paid Rs 50, 000 bribe to Patwari

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 26: Even the world's most wanted man could not escape the bribery dragnet. Osama bin Laden's safe-house in Pakistan's garrison city Abbottabad was built after paying a bribe of Rs 50,000 More



  • World

Egypt gets first people-approved constitution

Cairo, Dec 26: Over a year after overthrowing an entrenched dictator, Egypt today adopted a new constitution after a two-thirds 'yes' vote in a polarising referendum, triggering fresh protests from the More



  • Kupwara

Shahabad residents demand bridge

5 drown in 3-yrs in Warnow Nallah

Shahabad (Kupwara) Dec 26: Residents of Shahabad in this frontier district are up in arms against the government for failing to construct a bridge over Warnow Nallah as five persons have drowned in the More



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