Crafting a New Pakistaniat

There are eight reasons according to Javed Jabbar that make Pakistan’s origins unique

Dr Gull Wani

   During my last visit to Lahore, Pakistan, I got enthused by a book by Javed Jabbar - former federal information minister of Pakistan. The book deserves to be reviewed as it falls within the category of new literature on Pakistan painting a new image of the country amidst gloom and despair More

Bunker Nahin Meter Hatao!

New slogans replaced the old

Ajaz A.Baba

It will probably be dubbed as the Arab spring of Kashmir though it was more of an electrical short circuit. People flooded the streets and even barbed wires couldn’t keep them at bay. The world some scientists say started with a Big Bang so, some said, did this mass movement. Reportedly a transformer More

Lost in the Virtual

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves

Shaykh Gowher

Those who know the inner life are best able to deal with the details of outer life.      I went to dinner last Saturday with a friend at Vivanta. We met after a couple of months and I was really looking forward to catching up with him. We met at a nice quiet restaurant and More

The Blight of Return

The ambition to hold all the land is not the exclusive preserve of certain Palestinians

Roger Cohen

A COUPLE of years ago I had an exchange with the Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, that went like this:“You’re working for a two-state solution?”“Correct.”“And Hamas is not.”“It is true.”This fundamental issue, at the core of the division of the Palestinian national movement More

  • Kashmir

Snowfall exposes R&B

Potholes Reappear On Valley Roads


Srinagar, Jan 19: The recent snowfall has brought to fore the substandard material used by the Road and Buildings Department and improper techniques adopted for the construction of roads in the Valley More

  • Srinagar City

Jehangir Chowk–Natipora flyover construction hits roadblock

HSHS traders accuse authorities of breach of trust in rehabilitation


Srinagar, Jan 19: Traders of commercial hub Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) here on Saturday accused the state government of “breach of trust” in their rehabilitation for the proposed construction of flyover More

  • Jammu


Commences inspection of schools



Jammu, Jan 19:  To have firsthand experience of working in government schools and as part of his initiative to detach staff in education department, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who is Minister More

  • South Asia

‘All-inclusive dialogue needed to settle Kashmir issue peacefully’


Islamabad, Jan 19: While stressing the need for de-escalating tensions across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers at the All Parties Kashmir Conference (APKC) urged the international community to More

  • World

Controversial full body scanners to be removed from US airports

Washington, Jan 19: Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray More

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