Extending yatra
The decision of SASB to extend the yatra for another 18 days seems to be a one sided and ill timed. While no one in Kashmir has never been against the yatra and if one recollects, even in the extreme political conditions it went on well but SASB forgets that there are environmental concerns and nowhere More

No transport
We the people of Babagund Mattan are living a miserable and deplorable life. We have metallic roads without any transport facility. Of what use are such roads. Saqib ShafiBabadund Anantnag More

Harassing us
We the residents of Sangam and its adjacent areas are facing continuous and unneccessary checking everyday at Naina Chowk by the concerned Sangam police post  in the name of security  from last five months. That causes harassment and humiliation. Khurshid Ahmad LoneBraw Bandina More

Cabinet decision
This refers to the cabinet decision, (order no.252-HE of 2012) that a written test shall be conducted for filling up of class-4 posts by recruiting agencies. A ray of hope is there for those who pursued their degrees during turmoil and qualified their exams with low marks percentages Mir Iqbal More

Who cares!
This refers to the traffic management in our city, where army vehicles run without any restrictions. There is nobody to stop them even at signals where the drivers of these vehicles even don't bother to look for the red or green signal. What is then traffic police meant for?Mir Wajahat

Lokpal bill
This refers to the Lokpal recently approved by the cabinet. If politicians are out of lokpal, then who is under it.Rizwan Rashidrizwanrr89@gmail.com More

Reflecting inefficiency
This refers to the Tara Chand's statement that about 18000 posts are vacant in schools. This reflects the inefficiency of our administration and shows that how much `sophisticated' our government is.Asif Ali Jaffery HMT sgr. More

False promises
Apropos the article 'Congratulations Minister' by Dr Abdul Majid Siraj (GK,01 Feb). These ministers of governance have always deceived the common masses. They are never serious about solving the problems of the people. They appear before the people at the time of election and their promises are hollow More

UN withdrawal
Although normal activities in Kashmir remained unaffected after the recent escalation of tension at the LoC, but as guns fell silent, New Delhi did not miss the opportunity to ask UN to withdraw its mission in Kashmir. However, the move evoked strong criticism from the pro-freedom camp of Kashmir More

  • Kashmir

Ban on gutka: High Court pulls up Govt, calls response ‘unjustified’

Directs State To Take Necessary Steps To Impose Ban On Chewing Tobacco Items Containing Nicotine


Srinagar, Feb 4: Evaluating the response of the state government to the Public Interest Litigation seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of gutka, panmasala and  other forms of More

  • Srinagar City

PDP castigates Govt over Eidgah ground vandalization

‘It reflects lack of vision of NC led regime’


Srinagar, Feb 4: The main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday castigated the State Government over the vandalization of Eidgah ground saying it reflects lack of vision for development More

  • Jammu

Police solve 12 year old case



Jammu, Feb 4: Police on Monday said it achieved a major breakthrough by arresting four persons including three former Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants involved in the killings of seven youth including More

  • South Asia

‘Kashmir resolution key to regional peace’

JI launches e-mail campaign to seek UN’s attention towards K-issue


Islamabad, Feb 4: Terming India’s stance on Kashmir issue as “unjustified”, the Secretary General of Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan Liaqat Balooch Monday said that Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination More

  • World

Brahmaputra dams not to affect water flows to India: China


Beijing, Feb 4: Maintaining that its move to build three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet will not affect the flows to down stream areas, China today said it is in "communication and cooperation More

  • PaK

Protest in Muzaffarabad against Federal Minister


Muzaffarabad, Feb 4: Dozens of civil society activists staged a protest demonstration along a bustling thoroughfare here on Monday, calling upon the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan to take stock More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments, obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students



Um Roommana Sulaiman, 23, wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More

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