Is Geography Our Villain?

Would we be better off without this geo-strategic politics?

Z. G. Muhammad

‘Geo-strategy’ and ‘geopolitics,’ otherwise important words in diplomatic lexicon have of late become political clichés in our part of the world. For quite some time now, some Kashmiri leaders have been using them so frequently that they have become trite. Some leaders ironically use the term geo More

It’s all baseless

Responding to B. A. Masood’s article Meeting the eminent in Greater Kashmir

Munshi Ghulam Hassan

 This is to set right the baseless contents in B A Masoodi’s article tarnishing my spotless service carrier tying it with Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad in the background of his paying money to some Plebiscite Front leaders.   I was not given the job by Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad though he was More

Hurdles to progress

The bright and the dark of a nation called India

Azhar Shafi

India is one of the largest nations on the map of the world. Besides it's one of the fastest growing economies and ranks second in the race with China only being the first. These facts have been expressed by various experts around the world. Such details please many Indians that their country is progressing More

Good-bye 2012

and welcome 2013 the happy new year

Dr. Mushtaq Chalkoo

Few hours and few moments more that 2012 will be the thing of the past. We will miss you 2012. Welcome 2013 and happy new year to all of you. At the outset, we need to celebrate as the world did not end. Let us rejoice for a new beginning. What kind of a person are you? Nostalgic or futuristic; every More

  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC


Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More

  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters


Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More

  • Jammu


Demise Widely Condoled


Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More

  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban


Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More

  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More

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