Holding peace a hostage

Irrespective of which side of the line they belong to, we must learn to respect humans as humans

Hassan zainagiree

The simmering lava of Kashmir is once again showing effect. India and Pakistan are dangerously engaged in a conflict. The bubble of Confidence Building Measures (which includes reducing restrictions in the visa regime, trade and travel across LoC, exchange of sports, Jung-ToI flag-project ‘Aman key More

Tying Kashmir in knots!

People who look for a solution for the problem outside Kashmir and connect it to conflict situations elsewhere are in reality tying Kashmir in knots!


There has been a universal trend to present Kashmir as a complicated issue and it is invariably tied to situations and crises both in the neighbouring areas and sometimes in the distant places. The most unfortunate part is that some of the so called popular leaders professing to stand for the basic More

Breaking a stereotype

All is not as bad as it appears to be

Tanveer Habib

Stereotypes, as per Merriam Webster dictionary, are something that conform to a fixed or general pattern; for example a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group which represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment. Stereotypes are More

Who is wronged?

No one but the young unemployed youth of today

Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi

This refers to the article `Of employees and employed' published in GK on 14/01/2013. Although the author has stressed on the regularisation of the daily wagers, ad hoc, and consolidated workers which is a commendable task but moving forward it looks like as if the employees have been favoured most More

  • Kashmir

Pir held for raping minor


Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 17: Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year old self styled Pir at Mattan here in south Kashmir district for allegedly raping a minor girl.  A police official said that a girl More

  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains leave roads waterlogged

People face inconvenience, administration caught napping


Srinagar, Jan 17: Few hours of snowfall and rains caused water-logging in many areas of Srinagar causing immense inconvenience to the commuters. In absence of proper dewatering system, many areas including More

  • Jammu

Calls for strict adherence to Master Plans


Jammu, Jan 17: The Estimates Committee (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today reviewed the functioning of Housing and Urban Development Department. The Committee which met here today More

  • South Asia

Pak govt opens dialogue front with Qadri



Islamabad, Jan 17: As the Pakistan government made moves to hold talks with Tahir-ul-Qadri today, the agitating cleric told his supporters he was giving "democracy a final chance" and asked them not to More

  • World

‘100 killed in new massacre in Syria’

Damascus, Jan 17: More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new "massacre" in Syria, a watchdog said today, as Russia slammed the United States for blaming deadly blasts at a university campus on the More

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