My name is Geelani

And my life is an open book

Mehmood ur Rashid

The name of this book, for us readers and for the posterity, is Wulur Kinaray. A voluminous autobiography of Syed Ali Shah Gelani, the second volume of which was released just sometime back. The first volume was already out last year, and the third one is still with the author. We hope, and pray, More

Of unsung Malalas

And the selective sympathy of the West

Shah Tavseef Mairaj

“Everyone is worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there really is an easy way – Stop participating in it” – Noam ChomskyIt has been more than a week since Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani school girl was shot in the head by gunmen while coming back from school and is now under treatment More

Blaming teachers only

The situation as not as bad as it's portrayed

Fida Hussain Sheikh

This refers to the article “Teacher Under Scanner” by Fazl Illahi (GK, Oct 18, 2012). The author has blindly targeted the teacher community for the mess which he thinks we are in. The first impression that one gets from the article is that the author seems unaware of the ground situation of our education More

  • Kashmir

Windstorm affected storm ‘Govt lies’ on compensation

NATURAL CALAMITY HAD KILLED 5 PERSONS, DAMAGED 30,000 STRUCTURES

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Oct 24: Eight months after a ravaging windstorm hit Kashmir killing five persons and damaging hundreds of buildings, the Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to reach out to the affected families More



  • Srinagar City

Musk deer rescued from Batamaloo

Had strayed with sheep flock: Wildlife Deptt

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Oct 24: A musk deer fawn injured by stray dogs was Wednesday rescued by locals and Wildlife department officials from a residential locality in Batamaloo area of south City. Officials said More




  • Jammu

Sawlakote Power Project: JKPDC likely to submit DPR by December end

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Oct 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation is likely to submit the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawlakote Hydro Electric Power Project by December this year.Informed sources More



  • World

All roads lead to Mina

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jeddah, Oct 24: Over two million Muslims from across the world including about 1.27 lakh Indians today began their main rituals of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, heading from Mecca to Mina where they will More



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