On 107th birthday

Tanvir Sadiq

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  This pithy Shakespearean quote, typical of great minds, eloquently captures the nature, trajectory and contribution of the finest minds and greatest leaders that Kashmir More

Building virtual bridges

The cyber space discussions are good enough to understand the past and the future of our relationship

Kalpana Tikku

You are welcome here.We invite you with open armsWelcome?Why should I need an invitation to come to my home?It was all Jag Mohan’s fault.Jag Mohan did not come knocking at our doors.I have not heard anything like this happening here.So I am lying? How old were you then More

Can Hurriyat (M)’s Pak visit turn the tables?

Javaid Malik

Hurriyat Conference (M) is making hectic preparations for its forthcoming visit to Pakistan. Chairman of the conglomerate Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has held deliberations with various sections of the society from different parts of the Valley to assess the ground situation.There is no harm in Hurriyat More

  • Kashmir

19 months on, Sabina awaits husband and justice

Showkat’s Family Pleads He’s Innocent, Decries Life Sentence


Srinagar, Dec 4: “How can I stop my son (Azhar) from taking any extreme step? He is very disturbed after hearing about his father’s life imprisonment. I fear that he might take any extreme step someday More

  • Srinagar City

Caged Shaher-e-Khaas attracts concerns

Kashmir Inc bashes Govt on curfews


Srinagar, Dec 4: Kashmir-based trade bodies and business organizations Tuesday ‘castigated’ state government for continuously imposing curfews in old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas.  Terming the curbs imposed More

  • Jammu

Omar hails LC poll turnout

Jammu, Dec 4: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is happy over the huge turnout for the four seats in the legislative council elections Monday. Onar wrote on the microblogginhg site Twitter Tuesday: "Good More

  • News

UJC outraged at TADA court verdict

Hurriyat (G), Nayeem Khan ors support Dec 10 strike call


Islamabad/ Srinagar Dec 4: Various separatist and militant organizations have expressed anger over TADA court awarding a life sentence to two Kashmiri youth Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Showkat Ahmed Khan.  More

  • GK Features

Four Sons of Jana Begum

A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years



Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More

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