Fragile, handle with care

Of peace, war and the thin line that separates the two


IT seems to be déjà vu. India and Pakistan are again doing what they are typically infamous for; slitting each other’s throats.  Amidst the huge ear shattering noise of so called Aman Ki Asha, horribly it took just a single incident of beheading of a soldier--- a reprehensible act--- to drown More

Reshuffling a Battered Deck of Cards

Will Take More Than Just a Reshuffle

Junaid Azim Mattu

THE very recent Cabinet Reshuffle in J&K has been compared to the famous Congress ‘Kamraj Plan’ of 1963 which saw six Union Ministers and an equal number of Chief Ministers resign from their positions to devote their time to re-strengthen and re-vitalize the Indian National Congress post Jawaharlal More

Truth about the Accord

and don't forget that the truth is irrefutable

Ashraf Durrani

The recent statement of Sheikh Nazir Ahmad stating that Sher-e-Kashmir had no role to play in respect of Sheikh-Indira Accord is rather indiscrete and naïve. Moreso when it is well known that he has for nearly half a century been associated closely with all the activities of National Conference and More

Delayed justice

Will the fast track courts really deliver?


THE recent Delhi gang-rape and murder case has sent shock waves throughout the country forcing people in thousands to come on streets demanding justice.This public outcry which refused to die down for days together has un-nerved even the rulers on one hand and on the other very loudly deplored the 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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