Between “Quiet” and Tossups

They just meet. They don't have an agenda

Z.G. Muhammad

Quiet it is.   Britain has recognized that by lifting its travel advisory to the state after a gap of twenty years. Germany and Japan have already declared the state as a safe haven for its citizens. In coming days and months, this recognition is perhaps coming to the state from many more More

The Valley simmers, this time over LPG

With over 100 million consumers of LPG facing confusion over registration for connections not just in Kashmir but all over the country, it’s time the Central govt came up with innovative solutions

Raj Chengappa

Winter has set in in the Valley and temperatures in Srinagar touch freezing point early in the morning. A flock of geese doze in the placid Dal Lake as idle shikaras bob up and down on its banks. Leaves of the chinar trees have turned a rusty brown and the poplars a brilliant gold.A taxi driver More

Nudging the common man out

One great source of exploitation in Kashmir is elitism

Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad

“The elite must lose if Pakistan has to win”… This was the concluding sentence and probably the quintessence of ‘Creative Destruction,’ a long column written by Fahd Husain from Pakistan in the daily The Nation on 5th Nov. 2012.  The well known Pakistani journalist not only deconstructed the More

Harmony needed

We need to live at peace with our Mother Earth

Muzaffar Ahmad Shah

The human society has evolved in a magnificent environment. Reverence to nature is inherent in our cultural ethos. The roots of ecological and environmental values are percolated deep in our consciousness. Our religion solemnly recognizes an enduring allegiance of humankind to the mother earth.

  • Kashmir

Government to tune-up ‘ramshackle’ administration

4 IAS Officers On Central Deputation To Return In March


Srinagar, Nov 11: What could bring about some relief to the J&K Government, at least four IAS officers who are presently on deputation at the Government of India are set to return to the State in March More

  • Srinagar City

NC treating Srinagar as bonded territory: PDP

Mufti bashes Govt on skewed bridge, says silly project disastrous for The Bund


Srinagar, Nov 11: Laced with facts and figures, the Peoples Democratic Party Sunday came down heavily on the ruling National Conference led government with the PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti More

  • Jammu

Polytechnic lecturers made to work for peanuts

25 year service fetches them Rs 5700 per month


Jammu, Nov 11: It may sound strange, but it is true- a teacher who has trained 25 batches of Polytechnic College is getting a meager emolument of Rs 5700 per month. This is not the story of one consolidated More

  • South Asia

31 killed in Pak violence


Karachi, Nov 11: At least 31 people, including members of the minority community, have been killed in various incidents of target killings in Pakistan's commercial city of Karachi and Balochistan's capital More

  • World

Syria warplanes strike near Iraq border, clashes near Turkey

Beirut, Nov 11: Syrian warplanes on Sunday launched air strikes on the eastern town of Albu Kamal near the Iraqi border and pounded rebel lines near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog More

  • Health

‘Mehndi may cause serious side effects’


New Delhi, Nov 11: Applying chemical-laced 'mehndi' (henna) on the hands can cause serious side effects including skin infection, doctors said, cautioning girls and women against using it. Mehndi More

  • Pahalgam

Aru craves for basic amenities

Locals, tourists suffer, govt mute

Pahalgam: Notwithstanding tall claims of the Government of undertaking equitable development in Kashmir, Aru a famous tourist spot here sans basic amenities causing immense hardships to tourists and locals More

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