Tragic story
The story  'four sons of jana begum' captured by Majid Maqbool was so tragic and painful. Its clearly showing the terror of Indian government by giving the special powers to the security forces  in Kashmir. One can't imagine the pain of a mother whose four sons and husband were killed in late More

Amazing cartoonist
Malik Sajad as a cartoonist is just amazing. His art carries a message. I hope he continues his good work and may God bless himShahid Wani sm.wani@ymail.com More

Hurriyat epitaph
In response to Z G Muhammd's," be Your epitaph". Sir, Does it mean Hurriyat(M) leaders are paving way to enter mainstream and play it bigger, because they could never digest the idea of being fizzled out from political scenario of Kashmir, which seems inevitable?Sahir KhanMore

Heart ailments
This refers to the news Heart ailments on rise in Kashmir. Sedentary lifestyle, stress and high consumption of red meat and junk food have emerged as main contributors for rise in cardiac ailments in Kashmir in past few years. i am thankful to Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Director Medanta The Medicity Heart More

Read history
This refers to the letter 'Pakistan Perception' . Pakistan government during and after partition was The reason why Qabayils (Tribals of Pakistan) invaded Princely state of Kashmir is quite evident in the pages of History. One must read history before making such comments. Muneer Ahmed Shah.< More

No LPG
It has ever been seen that with the onset of winters in Kashmir, we face power crisis. However  people had a solution of using their LPG cylinders. This winter the case is different, no LPG. Why is the government taking so long to handle the problem?Baiza Rafiqi <More

Student Counseling
This refers to the article “Student Counseling: An Area of Darkness” by  Pupinder .S.Bali (GK,3 Dec). The writer has nicely thrown light on the importance of counseling in present fast moving and competitive world. He has shown how our  schools and colleges are lagging behind in it. Student More

  • Kashmir

Ire brewing against pesky power cuts

Protests Erupt In Summer Capital; No Improvement Unless Consumers Cooperate: PDD

MUDDASIR ALI/ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 7: With power situation worsening in Kashmir, people on Friday took to roads in several parts of the summer capital here to protest against the erratic power supply amid biting cold conditions More



  • Srinagar City

Dal Dwellers Dislocation in Disarray

Rakh-e-Arth lacks basic amenities

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 7: Notwithstanding the Central government’s liberal funding on conservation of Dal Lake and rehabilitation of Dal dwellers, the state government has been unable to mitigate the sufferings More




  • Jammu

Govt orders promotions, transfers in middle-rung administration

Zubair Posted Spl Secretary Finance, Kumar Is Addl Secretary Planning

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 7: The state government Friday ordered promotions and transfers in the middle-rung administration.  As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad More



  • World

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

Rafah, Dec 7: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal broke into tears on Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international More



  • GK Feature

Four Sons of Jana Begum

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

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

MAJID MAQBOOL

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



  • Islamabad

Pollution, encroachments mar Jhelum’s beauty at Bijbehara

Islamabad: Failure of the authorities to take measures for conservation of river Jhelum here has pushed it on the verge of extinction.  Considered to be lifeline of Kashmir, the river is marred by More



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