The roots of happiness

Does happiness lie in affluence only?

Firdous Syed

It was but natural for the Karl Marx the father of socialist ideology and author of magnum opus Das Kapital to predict that “capitalism contained the seeds of its own destruction”.  Stretching this proverbial statement of the great thinker a further, it will not be an overstatement in case it More

Privatize Tourism

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) will boost the industry

Junaid Azim Mattu

The J&K Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) and the J&K Tourism Department own and operate hundreds of Tourist Huts in the State at some of the most popular tourist destinations including Gulmarg and Pahalgam. The collective worth of these properties runs into thousands of crores. Yet More

On Akram Affandi

“On the death of Gabriel Oak”

Prof A.G.Madhosh

His name was Akram Affandi—a face in crowd, died in September 2012. It was a normal routine death — a man comes, lives and extinguishes. But who was this Akram Affandi? A steady, stable cyclist with high cheeks, a pinkish glow around the face, with a nineteenth century English cap on head, peddling More

Delaying Marriages

Let us safeguard morality and live a better life

Mehboob Makhdoomi

Parents are considered to be the real well-wishers for their children. Allah has made them the means of giving us life and blessed us with unmatched care, love and affection through them.  It is the instinct of a child to expect nothing but good from parents and trust them blindly when it comes More

  • Kashmir

4 militants killed in Keran: Army


Srinagar, Nov 9: Army on Friday said they have killed four militants while foiling an infiltration bid in Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. The operation to flush-out the remnant militants More

  • Srinagar City

Chest Diseases Hospital gasps for breath

Sans basic diagnostic, life saving equipments


Srinagar, Nov 9: Signifying messy state-of-the-affairs in healthcare system, the lone chest specialty hospital in Kashmir –the Chest Diseases Hospital –sans basic diagnostic and life saving equipments More

  • Jammu

Despite ban manual scavenging still prevalent in JK

Problems More In Srinagar Than Jammu, Claim Officials


Jammu, Nov 9 : Despite ban on the manual scavenging in Jammu and Kashmir, over 1.70 lakh households out of the total 20 lakh in the state are still dependent on human waste carriers or in other words dependent More

  • News

Bangladesh asks Pakistan to apologise for 1971 atrocities


Dhaka, Nov 9: Bangladesh today demanded an apology from Pakistan for the genocide committed by its troops during the 1971 liberation war, but Islamabad said it's time to carry forward ties "burying the More

  • Court Watch

HCBA follows Justice Kirmani, seeks rehearing



Srinagar, Nov 9: Day after a retired Judge Justice B A Kirmani of Jammu and Kashmir High Court filed an application for rehearing of Talaaq case titled Muhammad Naseem Bhat alias Irfan Bhat versus Bilquees More

  • Bandipora

Ajas Bridge develops cracks

Poses threat to commuters, authorities unmoved

Bandipora: Cracks have developed in a five decade old bridge at Ajas market here posing threat to commuters.  The bridge was built in 1961 and has not been repaired even once since then. Locals said More

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