Pointless Visit?

Pakistan travel will bring some attention but do little to rescue moderate Hurriyat from its decline in Kashmir


Hurriyat is going to Pakistan in December after a gap of five years. The purpose of the visit is to hold consultations with Pakistan government and the opposition parties on Kashmir. But there is a hitch: the visit is taking place at a time when Pakistan is preparing for national polls next year. More

The question of ‘administrative accountability’

Initiatives like the recent KUOA seminar can go a long way in addressing the varsity’s problems

Faheem Aslam

A man on a street was asked a question: “Why do you find it difficult to walk properly?” Unable to find a plausible answer, he replied: “Must be something, I am not sure.” In this ‘let-it-be’ mode, the man couldn’t grasp the gravity of the problem till the time a few doctors suggested that his foot More

Educated but unemployed

Where shall the jobless go?

Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi

Unemployment has always proved a major source of frustration to the youth and a possible cause of depression for them. Every year the number of unemployed youth increases by several thousands. Rising unemployment causes serious obstacles in the path of development of the nation and hinders its progress More

The Happiness Hype

Where then lies the real happiness?

Claude S. Fischer

The pursuit of happiness is on! Not Jefferson’s version, the one he slipped into the Declaration of Independence in place of property. I mean the stampede to study happiness, create happiness measures for national policy, and publish pop-science and how-to books on the subject.Bhutan’s Gross National 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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