A tale of two FMs

Salman must learn the art of diplomacy from Hina

Binoo Joshi

Pakistani Foreign Minister  Hina Rabbani  is not only the smartest lady around  in the subcontinent,  but also a confident woman  with much better articulation than the Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid. Without going into the gory details of what happened on the two More

Indo-Pak face-off

Hot tempers apart, the dialogue must go on

Anil Anand

The Line of Control is simmering again. The knives are out. And the prophets of doom have something to rejoice. The brutal killing of two Indian soldiers in an apparent incursion by their counterparts from across the border has left the entire nation bruised and calling for a retaliatory action. The More

The pain of being homeless

Of West Pakistan refugees and Kashmir

Dr.Mirza Ashraf Beg

Since the painful exit of Adam from the heavens the greatest desire of the mankind has been to make a home of its own. Despite this there are homeless all over the world including the most developed countries like US. As there are man-made boundaries these tragedies need be addressed on the basis More

Of Autonomy

and the history of pacts and treaties

Abdul Majid Zargar

The issue of autonomy has once again been raised by National Conference. This time by its legendary General Secretary, Sheikh Nazir Ahmad. Previously the subject was broached upon by its additional General Secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, whom the people did not take very seriously The saga of More

  • Kashmir

Tabinda Gani Case: 5 yrs on, family awaits justice

‘Rapists Should Be Hanged Without Any Leniency Whatsoever’


(Langate) Handwara, Jan 14: For the more than five years, the family of 14-year-old Tabinda Gani, who was allegedly raped and murdered here, is awaiting justice: punishment to the culprits. Tabinda More

  • Srinagar City

Police accused of harassment at Old Barzulla

Aggrieved family stages sit-in at Press Enclave

Srinagar, Jan 14: Alleged harassment by police at Old Barzulla triggered massive protest here on late Monday evening. Police has taken cognizance of the matter and assured to look into the allegations More

  • Jammu

Omar reviews status, says BDC elections soon



Jammu, Jan 14: Indicating that elections to the Block Development Council of Panchayats would be held in next few weeks, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reaffirmed his government’s “sincere commitment More

  • South Asia

Pak PM sacks Balochistan govt after brutal killings


Islamabad/Karachi, Jan 14: Yielding to protests over the killing of nearly 100 persons in Quetta, Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf today sacked Balochistan government and imposed Governor's Rule in More

  • Bandipora

Kaloosa Bridge misses 6th deadline, ERA fails to keep promise

Bandipora, Jan 14: Even after many assurances from the authorities, Kaloosa bridge-vital link connecting Bandipora with Sopore has missed the sixth deadline. The work going on the bridge at snail 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 of giving More

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