The Karakul Cap

Wearing Karakul Cap seems to be symbolic in Kashmir for politicians especially of the mainstream genre!


The other day it was quite amusing to see the Chief Minister addressing the passing out parade of the police wearing a Karakul Cap. The wearing of these caps of different hues, shapes, and sizes seems quite a fad among the Kashmiri politicians especially those belonging to the mainstream parties. More

Hurry Up, Slow Down, It’s New Year

Dr Sanjay Parva

Life, like New Year, is an ethereal form of renewal. But only if we give it time to do so.After three years of grappling with cancer, Linda Anderson was asked to slow down a little; her willingness for or against it notwithstanding. Linda was a fast paced worker More

Modern Means, Old Ends

IICT Srinagar in Pursuit of Excellence in Carpet Industry in J&K

Tariq A Rather

IICT has introduced a modern technique which is a locally developed Carpet Design Software, in the field of carpet designing wherein carpet designs are automatically converted into Talim Scripts (a unique Coded Pattern). The designs herein created and developed are preserved for ever. This innovation More

Crab Mentality?

Traders’ bodies should work as a cohesive force to pull LoC trade out of shambles

Sajjad Bazaz

For quite some time now cross - LoC trade is again in focus. After four years since it began, it came on the forefront that the intent behind the initiative was more political in nature than being a move to explore economic prosperity in the two parts of J&K. As on date, we haven’t seen anything More

  • Kashmir

Crime Branch confirms Major Avtar’s death

Court Closes Jaleel Andrabi Case


Srinagar, Dec 31:  A court here on Monday closed the case against Major Avtar Singh, accused of killing noted lawyer and human rights activist Jaleel Andrabi, after the Crime Branch submitted death More

  • Srinagar City

New Year resolutions for Srinagar

‘WILL MAKE CITY GREEN, CLEAN’  Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Dr GN Qasba has made a New Year resolution to make Srinagar City green and clean.  Enumerating his New Year resolution More

  • Jammu

‘2012 important year in history of JK’

CM, Governor, DGP, Others Greet People On New Year


Jammu, Dec 31: A host of politicians, bureaucrats and police officers Monday greeted people of Jammu and Kashmir on New Year, hoping that it would ‘bring about peace and prosperity to the State.’  More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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