Saving Minister Taj

Story of NC and Congress’ successful campaign to protect their colleague from probe


It was an engaging spectacle witnessing the House Committee formed by the Legislative Council chairman Amrit Malhotra against the senior cabinet minister Taj Mohiudin fall apart. The process played out much like the way a cement and brick house is brought to the ground by disassembling its roof, tearing More

A major shift

Is single-paper scheme a viable plan?

Dr Muhammad Amin Malik

Examinations are an integral part of our academic studies. It sorts out the sheep from the goats and imbibes a competitive spirit among the students and helps them to improve their reasoning and thinking ability. While it is true that by conventional examination the real talent and intellectual abilities More

The politics of Security Paradigm

…a tale of contention & contradiction

Dr. Javid Iqbal

In a meeting attended by some former top operatives in Indian officialdom with cross section of Kashmir civil society under the aegis’s of a Delhi based advocacy group for reconciliation few years back in a serene spot in the vicinity of Srinagar, an important fact was brought forth. A former top More

Inexplicable politics

Where compulsion makes the basic ingredient

Fida Iqbal

In existing political scenario almost all politicians, particularly those in power are accused of wrongdoings. Until these allegations are substantiated by tangible evidence and proved after subjecting to due process of law, no one can be and should be held guilty. However, political probity demands More

  • Kashmir

Millionaire candidates for Legislative Council polls

Property Details Of NC, Congress, PDP Faces Bagful Of Surprises


Srinagar, Nov 20: The election to two Legislative Council seats in Kashmir seems to have turned into a “money game” as major political parties have fielded ‘multi-millionaire’ candidates in the polls slated More

  • Srinagar City

Dy CM speaks tough on Master Plan violations

Officials found involved to be terminated: Tara Chand


Srinagar, Nov 20: Admitting that many residential colonies in Srinagar have been constructed in violation of the Master Plan, Deputy Chief Minster, Tara Chand Tuesday said state government would act “tough More

  • Jammu

BGSBU losing sheen; Students feel dejected


Rajouri, Nov 20: The prestigious Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri is losing its prestige – at least among the engineering students, who alleged that the administration is playing with their More

  • Bijbehara

Historic Chinar town faces official apathy

Sans basic facilities, people suffer

Bijbehara: Inhabitants of historic Chinar town are up in arms against the authorities for failing to provide them with basic amenities. Most of the roads in the town are dilapidated and the problem More

  • News

India votes against UNGA resolution banning death penalty


United Nations, Nov 20: India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty, saying every nation had the "sovereign More

  • GKeducation&career

Story of an exemplary teacher

A government school teacher employs teachers in a remote government high school and pays their salary from his own pocket



In a remote government high school in Poshkreeri, zone Mattan, Anantnag, around 60kms from Srinagar, Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh, 47, attends to his duty an hour before the school starts. And he is the last More

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