Common roots

Muslims and Pandits of Kashmir share a common ethos

Firdous Syed

Obfuscating the harsh reality serves no purpose. It’s time to accept the bitter truth that Kashmiri Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits despite belonging to almost same ethnic-stock are a deeply divided people. In spite of sharing the same space for centuries together---the unfortunate Pandit migration is More

LPG Queues of Slavery

Is it time for our own French Revolution?

Junaid Azim Mattu

The causes of the French Revolution that saw the end of the ‘Ancien Regime’ of France are many. And a dissenting, secessionist political sentiment wasn’t one of them. Persecuted into poverty and economic humiliation by the aristocratic French nobility, the peasants, bourgeoisie and aspiring bourgeoisie More

The ethics of conversation

For those who want to be heard sweetly

Dr. Mian Mehboob

I dedicate this write up to all those friends who, on account of their irritating manners of conversation, have favored me with some thoughts and thus obliged me to speak about the ethics of conversation. Although this ethics might sound as an individual’s self- perceived one, nevertheless, some readers More

Towards a safer J&K

Disaster mitigation should be part of the development process

Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Yetoo

India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides have been a recurrent phenomenon. About 60 percent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities; over 40 million hectares More

  • Kashmir

Gang-rape accused still at large

Special Team Constituted To Nab Culprits: Police


Shopian, Nov 16: The family of a girl allegedly gang-raped here last week, is awaiting justice as most of the accused are still at large. Police has till now arrested only one of the four accused More

  • Srinagar City

Winter feared deadly for dog sterilization

Experts press alarm button, seek pause


Srinagar, Nov 16: Kashmir’s harsh Himalayan winter can prove deadly for stray dogs undergoing sterilization at state-of-the-art sterilization facility at Shuhama even as experts have sought immediate halt More

  • Jammu



Jammu, Nov 16: A Member Parliament of ruling Congress Friday said the alliance with National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir was a compulsion for the party. “We have compulsion to be in alliance with More

  • News

Story behind the photo: Journalist’s 11-month-old son killed in Gaza strikes


Gaza, Nov 16: The front page photo on Thursday’s Washington Post tells, in a single frame, a very personal story from Wednesday’s Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic journalist More

  • Court Watch

HC dismisses petition



Srinagar, Nov 16: The High Court Friday dismissed the petition challenging the appointment of present director health services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman. Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir while announcing More

  • Kupwara

Under-staffed Wildlife deptt goes into hibernation

Man-animal conflict consumes 24 lives in 2 years

Kupwara: Wildlife department has failed to check increasing incidents of man-animal conflict in this north Kashmir district. In past two years, 24 people have been killed by leopards and bears and More

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