Kashmir’s Political Parasites

Over the years a new breed of politicians has risen in Kashmir which lives and fattens itself on the sacrifices of the people given for goals other than those proclaimed by these parasitical leaders!


Kashmiris have been under the rule of outsiders for more than four centuries now. There have been many attempts at rebellion to get rid of the foreign occupation but most were unsuccessful. Many people gave sacrifices to redeem the place of honour and dignity lost in 1586. In the recent times, the More

Stop whining

Are we always complaining or we have been nurtured with a tendency to shift our responsibility to others?

Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor

For the last few decades of political turmoil when there had been no recourse to justice and the genuine political and social grievances fell flat, the attitude of complaints and counter complaints was bound to grow according to social analysts. The research study into the changing mindset of the More

The canker of corruption

Of Public Health and Public Health Engineering!

Fida Iqbal

For the last more than two weeks the state’s public health engineering department is in news for allegations of malpractices leveled by none other than the sitting minister who took over the reins of the department recently. The scene is getting filthier with renewed accusations and brazen denials More

Death, darkness and dogs

Of existing dispensation and `achievements' thereof

Ali Muhammad Dar

Over four years have passed since the existing dispensation took over. What both coalition partners: Congress and National Conference, had promised in their respective manifestoes during election campaign in 2008 is known to all. Particularly NC had gone a step ahead by promising everything minus More

  • Kashmir

JK parties gear up for battle

1977-arrangement on seat sharing no binding: We’re free to contest at will: PDP; We’re everywhere: Congress



Srinagar, Apr 10: The eccentric postures of Congress has prompted the ruling National Conference to make it clear that the seat sharing agreement of 1977 over Parliament constituencies was no binding on More

  • Srinagar City

Amid Srinagar neglect, Govt missing the boat on revival of lost glory



Srinagar, Apr 10: The ongoing revamp of Master Plan for Srinagar could prove a blessing in disguise for the ruling coalition to clear the air over neglect of this historic City and equally help in progressive More

  • Jammu

Lack of staff affects SIC functioning: Report


Jammu, Apr 10: Taking a dig at the government for not providing enough staff to it, the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC) has said its working has been affected as some positions have More

  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students



A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More

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