The sell-off panic

Our dreams are our own and they belong to us only

Firdous Syed

Ah ha, servants claim to be masters---“will talk as owners, not salves”--- what a joke? The clowns previously were able to amuse the public, now it seems the poor fellows have even lost that sense of humour also. Situation moreover anti-people antics of so called moderates have rendered them completely More

Aspirations and Grievances

Will the forthcoming Hurriyat visit address the former, the latter or none?

Junaid Azim Mattu

The Hurriyat is slated to visit Pakistan by the middle of December. They have been invited by the Pakistani Government and would be holding wide ranging discussions with the Pakistani state and Pakistani political leaders. There is a distinct symbolism to the concept of a state invitation to a Kashmiri More

A saga of pain

Of time, age, love, life and longing

Faryaal Banday

Morning found her uncommonly busy in the kitchen. She looked ten years younger for her smile had creased out all the wrinkles away: Love adorns a human being beyond the limits of mortal comprehension and it was nothing but love that beamed in every inch of her countenance that day.It was her son More

Why kill daughters?

They are as valued as our sons

Abid Hussain Rah

Jammu and Kashmir, the state once known with no instance of female feticide is now already into it. The recent statistics by Census Department in 2011 were shocking. The data show that the child sex ratio (0 to 6 years of age) has fallen from 941 in 2001 to 859 in 2011. A decade earlier when we wouldn More

  • Kashmir

Ire brewing against pesky power cuts

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


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


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


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



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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