SRK in dock

A movie star’s brush with reality


As the cliché goes, it would have been funny if it weren’t so tragic. Days after India and Pakistan clashed over Kashmir at United Nations after the tense stand-off over border skirmishes, they sparred again over the Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan. The controversy began with Khan writing in a foreign More

'Rape in line of duty'

A rape committed " in the line of duty" is therefore condoned

Naeem Akhtar

The Union Cabinet did not even look at that portion of Verma committee recommendations that had pleaded for withdrawing AFSPA cover from uniformed violators of women's dignity in states like Jammu & Kashmir. It had recommended to bring those cases also within the jurisdiction of civil courts. More

Communicating to dead

Let all souls rest in peace, no matter what we write

B.A. Bashir

When  some near or dear one dies, it pains those who are left behind. If the human memory had not been designed by almighty God in the manner it is, the whole world would have come to a grinding halt long ago. Shock of death of father, mother, brother, sister, son, wife or daughter would have More

Pandit comeback

In response to O, swear not by the moon

Er S D Shangloo

This refers to the write-up titled 'O,swear not by the moon' by Riyaz Ahmad (GK Feb 4,2013). Like Reyaz sahib I also have not gone through Rahul Pandita's book 'Our Moon has blood clots' but Mr Pandita in a related article in The Hindu dated 19th Jan 2013 had revealed his mind on the subject. From More

  • Kashmir

For Parveena, rain scratches memories of the lost son

February 5, 2010: When Zahid Farooq Fell To Bullets In Broad Daylight



Srinagar, Feb 5: People might have different memories attached to rainfall, but for Parveena each drizzle brings alive the memories of the ill-fated day when her lone son fell to the bullets of Border More

  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains inundate vital roads



Srinagar, Feb 5: Commuters had to face a tough time on Tuesday as snow and rains caused water-logging in various areas of the summer capital.  Roads at city’s commercial hub Lal Chowk besides posh More

  • Jammu

Taj for adoption of MCI norms

Jammu, Feb 5: Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi ud Din Tuesday stressed on the need for rationalizing human resource in medical services for better results. He pitched for adoption of Medical Council More

  • South Asia

Bilateral ties: Salah-ud-Din asks Pakistan to ‘take Kashmiris’ sentiments into account’


Islamabad, Feb 5: Thanking the people and the government of Pakistan for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Chairman of the United Jihad Council (UJC) Syed Salah-ud-Din Tuesday said “Pakistan can’t 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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