Other side
This refers to the letter zero percent by Aagaz Sofi. The view is one-sided. Yes there were few schools which recorded zero percent results but in a broader perspective government schools have shown better results and a number of government schools even recorded 100% results. Every year pass percentage More

Drop him
This refers to the just begun Indo-Pak cricket series. I wonder why has Shahid Afridi been selected despite his dismal performance. Samiullah Bhat samiullah.bhat1@gmail.com More

Dangerous stunts
This refers to the stunting performed by young boys on the roadside. It's dangerous for others. Authorities must act. Suhila Khursheed suhilakhursheed@yahoo.com More

Windstorm victims
This refers to the news item "Sagar distributes Rs 16 lakh among windstorm victims". It seems to be a political game rather than providing helping hand to the people. The concerned MLA has distributed relief in his own constituency but what about those people who are moving from pillar to post in More

Revenue extraction
State Government has imposed Rs 20 revenue extraction fee for duplicate revenue extracts from Patwaries as well as from Central Record Room. But it costs more than Rs1000, while you need revenue extract from Central Record Room. If any body denies paying the bribe, his record will not be traced out More

No leadership
This refers to Z.G.Ms column " Just A Moot Point".The author has rightly pointed out various stages where our freedom struggle received setbacks due to shortsightedness of our leaders. It is our national tragedy that we couldn't produce even a single statesman. Right from Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah More

Two articles
Apropos the articles viz History Revisited by ZG Mohammed and Hold alliance by Dr Mirza Ashraf Beg in response to the remarks of Sheaikh Nazir on Indra - Shaikh Accord were timely and interesting. While as the former is a loud commentary on the facts of recent history, the latter is an artistic response More

Dogs here
This refers to the problem of dog menace at the valley's highest seat of learning. Scores of stray dogs are seen regularly roaming in the Kashmir university campus. This has endangered human lives. I was almost bitten by a stray dog in front of the Allama Iqbal library. University authorities are More

  • Kashmir

‘2012 most peaceful year since eruption of militancy’

Police data reveals zero incidents of violence in five Valley districts

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 27: Steep decline in militancy-related incidents in the Valley continued through 2012, bringing the killings to all time low. Interestingly, five districts of the Valley did not record a More



  • Srinagar City

Choked drains at Naveedabad irk inhabitants, authorities mute

‘Drainage mess has affected our social relationships’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 27: Despite spending crores of rupees on construction of drainage system in Srinagar, most of the drains in many localities here are choked in absence of regular cleaning.  Inhabitants More




  • South Asia

Bilawal makes formal entry into Pak politics

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 27:  Slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's 24-year-old son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today made his formal entry into Pakistani politics, pledging to protect his country and its fledgling More



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