Be Your Epitaph

….. and leave some good footprints for posterity

Z.G. Muhammad

Students of literature know it well, many important poets, novelists, essayists and writers before their death wrote their own epitaphs. Some of them have “summed up their whole life in a few sentences and revealed a lot about their Personality.” Epitaph of John Keats reads More

Corruption and debate

Symbolism and posturing should have a limited role in democracy

Anil Anand

Corruption is the flavour of the day and rightly too as it is eating into the vitals of the society. A brand new political party has been found on the promise to root out corruption. Parliament has been paralysed by a resurgent BJP which has its own share, and a substantial one, in the arena of corruption More

Day for specially-abled

We must not exploit these hapless people

Ahmad Kashmiri

Dec. 3 is yet another “Special Day” observed as the day of handicapped or now as they call them the specially abled people. Just like other “special days” symposia and rallies will be organized for raising the issues of the handicapped, lectures would be delivered and some politicians will announce More

Life without energy

Would we really be able to renew the renewable energy?

Syed Amaan

With 7 billion energy hungry humans on the small spaceship we call Earth, energy resources are in more demand than ever before. But the traditional resources for that energy (e.g., petroleum, natural gas,coal) are being used up at an increasing rate.Extrapolated into the future, we can see when More

  • Kashmir

UNICEF likely to intervene in child rights sector in JK

High-Level Team Assesses Scenario To ‘Find Targets For Intervention’


Srinagar, Dec 2: In a significant development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which works for children’s rights across the globe, is exploring options to intervene vis-à-vis child rights More

  • Srinagar City

MASTER PLAN VIOLATIONS demolish official claims



Srinagar, Dec 2: The Enforcement wing of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) seems to have found a novel method to give free hand to illegal constructions in the City, which has witnessed brazen violations More

  • Jammu

Police constable kills wife, mother-in-law

Doda, Dec 2: A police constable, deployed on election duty, attempted suicide after killing his wife and mother-in-law and injuring his father-in-law in a remote area of this mountainous district, on Sunday More

  • South Asia

Taliban attack NATO base, 5 killed

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Dec 2: Taliban insurgents launched a major suicide attack today against a NATO base at an Afghan city airport, killing five people and wounding several foreign troops, officials More

  • Budgam


People suffer, authorities mute

Khansahib (Budgam): Inhabitants of Guhidragan village are up in arms against the authorities over slow pace of construction work of a bridge on Shaliganga stream here. They said work on the bridge was More

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