The Long March

A shower neither preceded by clouds nor followed by any vegetation!

Mehmood ur Rashid

In the last weeks Pakistan threw up two surprises. One, in the cricket field, another, in politics. First, a boy who impressed one and all with his brilliant piece of bowling, second, a cleric, who came like an unannounced gust in the desert, raising the dust to sky. One came from England, another More

Line of vulnerability

The LoC will continue to signify more vulnerability than stability

Dr Maleeha Lodhi

The latest flare-up of tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir is a reminder of the accident-prone nature of Pakistan-India relations in a strategic environment unaltered by the improvement in trade and political ties. The border hostilities witnessed last week are inherent in the unresolved More

Sincerity is all

Here lies the pivot of the whole goodness

Dr. Yaseen Ahmad Shah

Somewhere I have read how al -Susi, a great mystagogue, defined sincerity very uniquely. He said   “The act that is truly sincere is one that is known neither by any angel to record it nor by any devil to corrupt it and nor by the soul to take pride in It”.  For those who believe in More

  • Kashmir

Zalpora youth loses life ‘at the hands of Sarpanch’

Villagers Accuse Panchayat Head Of Beating 22-Year-Old Boy To Death


Zalpora (Sumbal), Jan 16: A day after a 22-year-old youth from Zalpora was found dead near Sultanpora village on the outskirts of Sumbal tehsil in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the villagers Wednesday More

  • Srinagar City


Srinagar, Jan 16: The annual urs of Hazrat Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA)  was observed with fervor and reverence across Kashmir today. The largest congregation was held at the shrine of Khanqah More

  • Jammu

Glaring disparity in rental charges

Govt accommodation

Legislators Pay 10 Times Less Than State Employees


Jammu, Jan 16: Reflecting how politicians are availing huge concessions at the expense of public money, the state government is charging ten times less rent from the legislators than the employees for More

  • South Asia

‘Pak general elections by May 15’


Islamabad, Jan 16: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government today said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by More

  • Pattan/Hajin

Hajin remains overcast with dust


Hajin (Sonawari), Jan 16: Sand is a ‘big problem’ in this north Kashmir town. Everyday when hundreds of vehicles zoom around carrying the substance extracted from the river Jhelum, clouds of dust hover More

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