Road to Amarnath

Solution lies in addressing rather than evading the issue


Amarnath controversy has reared its head again in Valley.  This time it isover the alleged plan to build a road to holy Amarnath shrine. Hurriyat Gchairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has accused the government of dumpingconstruction material along the route. State  government was More

Taj Probe

A comedy of errors in the theatre of absurd

Dr. Javid Iqbal

Taj probe—the probe ordered by chairman of legislative council into Taj Mohi-ud-Din’s alleged acquisition of forest land exhibits highly absorbing comedy of errors in the theatre of the absurd. In the ensuing melee of the probe making headlines, what was lost is an interesting line in Chairman Malhotra More

In defense of Sheikh Abdullah

He served the common man

A.R. Shiva

This refers to the article by Dr Nyla Khan (GK, November 5) in which she defended her grandfather. Despite the turmoil of last two decades for which some hold him responsible, I would still defend him—not for his political judgement but for all he did for common masses. As one of his staunchest supporters More

The day of little angels

Let’s spend quality time with our children

Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat

Children’s Day is celebrated on every 14th November as a mark of respect for India’s Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.  Jawahar Lal Nehru loved children very much. Nehru always loved to spend his time with children in spite of his busy schedule, and that is why children of India used to call More

  • Kashmir

Govt ‘ignores’ qualified administrators for JK hospitals


Srinagar, Nov 13: The recent selection of administrators for hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir has drawn flak in the wake of “flawed recruitment rules” of the Health and Medical Education Department.   More

  • Srinagar City

Srinagar development frustrates PDP: NC

Muftis creating urban-rural divide among people: Tanvir Sadiq



Srinagar, Nov 13:  Ruling National Conference Tuesday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of creating rural-urban divide in Kashmir adding that the PDP’s recent statement against NC was “bunch of lies More

  • South Asia

India can learn from Pak's poverty alleviation scheme: Nitish Kumar


Islamabad, Nov 13: Poverty is a cross-border phenomenon and India could learn from the experiences of the Benazir Income Support Programme, the Pakistan government's flagship poverty alleviation scheme More

  • World

Top US commander in Afghanistan under investigation


Washington, Nov 13:  America's top commander in Afghanistan is being probed for his alleged "inappropriate communication" with a woman linked to former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned abruptly More

  • Tral



Tral: People of many villages here have accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of using dilly dallying tactics to restore power supply.  Inhabitants of Wandakhpora Awantipora, Malik Mohalla More

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