Was it a dream?

No. It was all real, all happening on the ground

Firdous Syed

Deep in my thoughts, I was joined by Mr. Vohra and his wife; the self-professed Gandhians. The couple instead of working for a conflict resolution, predictably is more interested in how youth of the valley could be kept away from violence?  Broadening the range of thought, three Kashmiri boys More

As Hurriyat visits Pakistan

Will they gather courage this time?

Binoo Joshi

All Parties Hurriyat Conference  (moderate) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq  has raised a hype over its  forthcoming visit to Pakistan. It is being given out as if this visit would end all the miseries of Kashmiris and a Kashmir solution is just  waiting to happen. It is good that the More

The meaning of change

What will the new status for Palestine mean for them?

Shah Tavseef Mairaj

In a historic vote, on Thursday 29th of November 2012, Palestine won its bid at the UN to upgrade its status from just an ‘entity’ to a ‘non-member state’! This was  exactly 65 years after the erstwhile British Mandate of Palestine was divided into a Jewish state and an Arab state vide UN resolution More

Give in or give up

After all I am their child, how can I leave them?

Nadia Ishfaq Nahvi

Sometimes I wish to run away, as I cannot stand ridicule. Sometimes I want to kill myself because I never come up to anybody’s expectations. Sometimes I desire everything the way I crave for. Sometimes I question “why am I so bad?.” Sometimes I fear, sometimes I cry, and I hide my tears, as they will More

  • Kashmir

Shia-Sunni unity: Geelani to lead ‘peace march’ in Srinagar


Srinagar, Dec 3: The Hurriyat Conference (G) is organizing a peace march on December 5 (Wednesday) from downtown Srinagar under the leadership of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.   “We will offer More

  • Srinagar City

‘Unwanted curfews’ irk Shaher-e-Khaas traders



Srinagar, Dec 3: The traders of old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas are up in arms against the government for “imposing unwanted curfews in the area” for the past few days adding that the business has been badly More

  • Jammu

Income Rs 89,000; Assets Rs 3.40 crore

Ex-Minister Charge-Sheeted In Disproportionate Assets Case


Jammu, Dec 3: After more than 23 years of investigation, Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation Monday presented charge-sheet against a former minister and MLA Reasi for allegedly acquiring assents disproportionate More

  • Court Watch

JK Chief Secretary gets 1 day to file compliance report

‘Bureaucrats Need To Be Pulled Up For Taking Judicial Process For Granted’



Srinagar, Dec 3: The Jammu and Kashmir Monday granted one more day to the Chief Secretary to file a compliance report in a case of rehabilitation of poor girls ‘exploited in the garb of providing jobs More

  • World

Now we have a state: Abbas

Ramallah, West Bank, Dec 3: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returned to the West Bank after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians, telling cheering crowds: “Yes, now we have a state.”  More

  • Pulwama

Pulwama sans lavatories

People face inconvenience

Pulwama: Failure of the municipal authorities to construct public lavatories here is causing immense problems to the people. Though Pulwama was accorded district status nearly three decades ago it sans More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Student Counseling:An area of darkness

There’s a pressing need to make counseling services available in government schools, universities and colleges



As reports of student stress and suicides because of academic,peer, and parental pressures multiply, country top schools managements have been forced to wake up to the importance of student counseling More

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