Tough paper
This refers to the news regarding the mathematics paper for the 12th standard exams held on October 30. It is easy for the experts to say that the paper was set according to the syllabus, but an average student could hardly attempt pass marks. Most of the questions were from miscellaneous exercises which More

Landmark judgment
This refers to the landmark judgment about divorce as reported in GK, October 30. This is perhaps the first time that a delicate issue has been dwelt in detail in the light of Qur'an. A vital issue had been misinterpreted all along causing widespread misery to the woman folk and destroying many homes More

Private operators
A significant number of Hajis perform their Haj through private tour operators. They charge huge sums of money for this purpose – sometimes double or more the amount which the government charges. They make tall promises for arranging comfortable accommodation, good and nutritious food and proper arrangements More

Contractual lecturers
This refers to article, "Lecturers or Laborers" by Mehraj Din (GK, Oct 26). Few of my friends who are working either as contractual lecturers or Teaching Assistants have almost completed ten years in the Higher Education Department.  Many of them have crossed their age bars. Government tried the More

  • Kashmir

Delhi using Panchs, Sarpanchs as propaganda tool: Salah-ud-Din

‘Militants Now Mostly Operating In Hinterland As Change Of Strategy’


Srinagar, Nov 2: Hizbul Mujahideen Supremo Syed Salah-ud-Din Friday said that New Delhi was “exploiting Panchs and Sarpanchs to project Kashmir as pro-India” and that they will “continue to be targeted More

  • Srinagar City

Where has our morality gone?

Eve-teasing prevails while City helplessly remembers victims like Romana Javed. Comments Dr Fiaz Fazili

Eve-teasing is declining to recede, much like the undue pampering of youth by their parents. A latest complaint of eve-teasingwas reported by City Page, a few days back. It straight reminded me of the More

  • Jammu

2 IT officials sent on 7- day remand


Jammu, Nov 2: The Special Magistrate CBI Jammu SR Gandhi on Friday sent two Income Tax officials who were arrested after allegedly being caught red-handed while demanding illegal gratification to seven More

  • South Asia

18 die in Pak petrol station attack

Islamabad, Nov 2: At least 18 people, among them women and children, died in Pakistan Friday when gunmen opened fire at them after their van stopped for refuelling.The attack took place at a petrol station More

  • World

China must urgently address Tibet issues: UN

Geneva, Nov 2: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Friday urged China to promptly address the longstanding grievances of the Tibetans. She said she was disturbed by "continuing allegations More

  • Health

Fruit ripening protein discovered

London, Nov 2: Scientists have discovered a protein that ripens fruits early and could boost their value and sales dramatically. The finding would enable farmers to accelerate or delay the ripening More

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