Balanced view
The growing mess of tuition centers is a common concern. But we must not make sweeping generalizations about the whole issue. Many doctors and engineers are produced by them every year. Moreover, many jobless youth are being employed as coordinatirs reducing burden of unemployment. Government should More

IUST profile
This refers to the story “A university without placement cell (GK 31st December 2012) by Manzoor ul Hassan.” The author has written about the placement cell and inexperienced faculty which worries IUST students. Although Mr. Manzoor has not quoted a single person from Department of Journalism, which More

Can't afford
This refers to the recruitment advertisement of J&K SSB (GK 1-1-2013). The cost of form is Rs 200 which is a bit unaffordable for an unemployed. It caused just Rs 100 the last year. Authorities are requested to look into teh matter. Rouf Ahmad GurooMCAMore

PSC functioning
This refers to the functioning of JKPSC (GK 7 Jan 2013). Time & again questions have been raised against its functioning. It is high time for government to think on this serious issue.  The selections made by PSC from the last ten years shall be got investigated from an independent organization More

Take steps
Safety of girls is a major concern for both government as well as parents. Govt. should take serious steps in this and parents must also contribute their bit.Faiz More

Identify them
This refers to the news (GK-11/11/2012) that the state government has decided to come heavy on unauthorized private educational institutions and colleges running in the J&K. We highly appreciate this step.  We feel so many schools/colleges are running in the valley without permission and without More

Destroyed fabric
This refers to the heinous crime of an acid attack on 30 year old school teacher from Srinagar. This tragedy is a wake-up call for all of us. Crime and violence has destroyed the very fabric of our society. What has happened to our value system? Muneeb RafiqiMechanical Engineer Karan More

Reserved seats
This refers to the seats reserved for women in the buses. Women have to stand in the buses whereas men are seen to be seated. No one gets up and offers a seat. This is really not nice. Even if old persons come they still don't get up. This is not expected of Kashmiri men. We must learn to respect women More

  • Kashmir

JKLF Jail Bharo programme

30 Court Arrest At Khanqah-e-Moula


Srinagar, Jan 11: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday launched the fourth phase of its Jail Bharo programme with about 30 people courting arrest at Khanqah-e- Moula in old city here.   More

  • Srinagar City

Deputy CM inaugurates Habitat Centre at Bemina

Hails SDA’s contribution to revitalize City’s development’

Srinagar, Jan 11: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand inaugurated the Srinagar Development Authority’s prestigious Habitat Centre at Bemina today.  On the occasion, the Deputy CM appreciated the SDA More

  • Jammu

Mufti for deescalating tension along LoC

Taj’s PRO Joins PDP

Jammu, Jan 11: Stressing the need of maintaining spirit of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today emphasized that political leadership of India and Pakistan must More

  • South Asia

122 killed in Pak blasts


Islamabad, Jan 11: The death toll in a string of devastating terrorist attacks in two restive Pakistani provinces today rose to 122 as authorities made special arrangements to airlift critically injured More

  • GK Features

‘Tell us,where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance,Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery



“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired More

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