Coercive tactics won't do

Muzzling Geelani will be making him more important. Set him free as long as the means he adopts are peaceful

Hassan Zainagairi

A peaceful freedom of expression is a constitutional right and, in real sense, essence of democracy. The test of democracy lies in providing equal opportunity and political space to your opponents and giving him the right to tell you do not want to hear. Voltaire’s classic remarks about freedom of More

Money, money and money!

These days Kashmiris are suffering from money possession mania. Everything is weighed in money and there seems to be one point programme of making money, by hook or by crook!


During the last decade or so when Kashmir had been coming out of the turmoil of nineties, one noticed innumerable constructions all over the valley. The city of Srinagar has seen an unprecedented boom in construction of palatial private residences and shopping complexes. The number of vehicles in More

The brain drain and brain sharing

Leave the first, think about the second

Dr. Mirza Ashraf Beg

‘Brain drain’ is a phenomenon wherein highly skilled people migrate from one place to another place while as ‘brain sharing’ is a process wherein knowledge, expertise and skill is shared for the betterment of mankind globally. History is a witness that intellectuals, scientists, educationists, artisans More

Scholarships. For whom?

Who deserves and who gets benefitted? The question demands answer

Mehraj Din

Education is a fundamental means for imparting true ideals of life. It determines the health of a society.  Kashmir has produced various intellectuals in the past and there is no dearth of intellectuals at present too. The students from Kashmir, wherever they may be studying, are proving their More

  • Kashmir

Rafiabad sans tourism infrastructure

Rafiabad: Government’s much hyped project to promote tourism in various scenic places here has turned into a damp squib in absence of basic infrastructure and facilities for the tourists.   Owing More

  • Srinagar City

SMHS Sarai non-functional even after inauguration

Building ill-equipped, Central Heating System not installed


Srinagar, Nov 15: The Sarai (resting place) at SMHS Hospital, which was inaugurated last month by the Minister for Medical Education, R S Chib amid fanfare, has not been made functional yet. “The More

  • Jammu

Altaf chairs maiden WUMCA meeting

Jammu, Nov 15: Minister for Forests and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad Thursday called for effective implementation of the Wullar Lake conservation project. He stressed the need for ensuring cent percent More

  • PaK



Muzaffarabad, Nov 15: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that military might could not resolve any problems and India should therefore find a peaceful settlement to the More

  • World

Xi at helm in China


Beijing, Nov 15: Xi Jinping was today crowned the new head of the ruling CPC and the powerful military in a smooth transition to steer the world's second largest economy over the next decade, ending the More

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