Disingenuous Politics

Sheikh Nazir’s plebiscite talk plays to a wave of public indifference and why?


Last week, the general secretary of the ruling National Conference Sheikh Nazir decided to remind New Delhi of its promise to hold plebiscite in Kashmir. An egregious demand indeed,  coming from a party that is singularly responsible for finding a place for Kashmir within India. But what is this More

Good Government needs better mindset

Mr. Omar, it needs more than what you have done

Ab. Qayoom Khan

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”       (Albert Einstein)On completion of four years in office, Omar Abdullah while addressing Panches  and Sarpanches at TRC Srinagar, has set a good precedent More

The Indo-Pak ferment

They blow hot and cold in the same breath

Fida Iqbal

 Hostility between Pakistan and India is as old as partition of India. From the day one the two independent countries never gave an honest try to peace. During the last more than six decades they fought many overt and covert wars at a huge cost. Deep-rooted animosity, that too when it engages More

The tuition menace

How can we deal with the problem which has assumed alarming proportions

Mufti Mubashir

The posh locality of up-town Parraypora was in news for the gruesome incident of throwing acid on a girl. The incident reminds us of  a murder of a girl by another ruffian some two years back who was again a roadside Romeo. The accused must have been bailed out by now. The Romana case is still More

  • Kashmir

Candidate applies as female, appears ‘male’

KU: ‘Sex-Change Case’ Figures In Written Test For JA’s


Srinagar, Jan 15: The recently held written test for appointment of Junior Assistants at the University of Kashmir has triggered a lot of suspense after a candidate applied as female but appeared as ‘male More

  • Srinagar City

IGP chairs security meet

‘Keep check on trouble mongers, devise proper traffic plan to shrines’


Srinagar, Jan 15: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir S M Sahai chaired a security meeting for ensuring smooth culmination of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and R-Day here.  On the occasion, the IGP directed More

  • Jammu

Army threatens to avenge killings

We Have Definite Plans To Retaliate: Gen Parnaik


Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian Army has a "definite plan" to avenge the killing of two soldiers by Pakistani troops, Lt Gen KT Parnaik declared on Tuesday. "We have definite plans to retaliate but not More

  • South Asia

Pak aims to develop smaller lighter nuclear warheads: Report


Washington, Jan 15: Expanding its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace, Pakistan is now aiming to develop smaller and lighter atomic warheads more suitable for use on missiles, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist 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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