Forgotten Fight of People of Poonch

Spending money thoughtlessly in the name of development will only fetch the state the awards while doing little for the rural and disadvantaged people of the state

Kajal Kazmi/Mehnaz Akhter

It is said, “To know the value of nine months, ask a mother who has given birth to a still born”. In the undulating terrain of Noona Bandi Village, tucked away in the hilly region of the Pir Panjal Range, fourteen kilometers from Poonch town in the Jammu region, there lives a young mother who has More

Severe punishment, sustained socialization

What happened in Delhi recently calls for a wider debate

Basarat Hassan

The recent rape in the capital has exposed how vulnerable woman are. National capital in the past has been the site of great terror and human suffering particularly in the context of gender violence. If it can happen in a place like Delhi where the institutional mechanism to deal with such things More

SNOW: Smiles, Woes

Snow is a blessing but in Kashmir it brings troubles along with it

Javaid Malik

Snow finally brought smiles on the faces of city inhabitants. However, only a few inches of snow plunged the entire city into darkness. People who were celebrating snowfall within no time started cursing their fate for being born in a place like Kashmir where a few inches of snow are enough to derail More


Anil Anand

Dial Dixit ( Pic Shiela Dixit)There is no dearth of political gossiping, real and imaginary, in the Capital city even in the face of serious situations like the gang rape of a young Delhi girl sometime back. The seriousness of the matter has dawned on everyone from government More

  • Kashmir

Omar seeks financial assistance for Sarpanchs, Panchs

Writes To Jairam Ramesh



Srinagar, Jan 18: In a damage control exercise Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shot a letter to Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh seeking release of Rs 100 crore for monthly honorarium More

  • Srinagar City

Directs for immediate restoration of essential services


Srinagar, Jan 18: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and took stock of situation arising due to snowfall. The Divisional Commissioner More

  • Jammu

Sagar hospitalized

Jammu, Jan 18: Minister for Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar was hospitalized on Friday afternoon, after he complained of chest pain. Sources said that soon after Friday More

  • South Asia

Qadri summoned by Canadian authorities for asylum oath breach


Islamabad, Jan 18: Firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who led a massive protest against the government here, has been summoned by Canadian authorities to explain a violation of the oath he had taken while More

  • GKeducation&career

The menace of tuition centers

Why have tuition centers become centres of nuisance for local residents and female students?



In a 20×12 tin shed at Parraypora, a physics teacher is teaching complex equations to around 200 students crammed in one classroom. Outside the ‘classroom’, dozens of youngsters roam around, speeding away More

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