Gender neutral discourse

Why make society a battlefield of genders?


The shock and awe caused by the recent acid attack is not without reason. Civil societies, NGOs and other socially active groups are raising their voice against this abnormal increase in violence against women. Rightly so. The horrific incidents like Delhi gang-rape and Parraypora incident of acid More

Shootout at LoC: In perspective

New Delhi’s Pakistan policy lacks direction, conviction and courage

Happymon Jacob

The recent India-Pakistan conflict on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and the war of words have grave implications for the future of the bilateral ties for the two countries. The conflict along the LoC, while not unprecedented since scores of them take place every year, has escalated More

Our Unlettered Mothers

She was Lal Ded of the times


Someone has rightly said, what blest examples they were, ‘writ in the word of truth’- our mothers and grandmothers were really virtues incarnate. Majority of them were unlettered. However, a good number of them could read the Holy Quran. In our locality that once upon a time had been great centre More

It’s our own doing!

We are in the midst of winter season and it is the vulnerable period for man-animal conflicts

Dr Zubair Ahmad War

Well! Almighty created all the things with a definite purpose, maintaining an intricate balance, scientifically known as ecological balance. But owing to human intervention this balance has been severely disrupted. The wild animals, armed with lethal weapons, being the top carnivores formed the climax More

Crisis of Kashmir’s family life

Most women are unhappy; men are under stress, so who is to blame?

Arjimand Hussain Talib

Kashmir’s ‘modern’ society is in deep crisis, and yet very rarely we admit that. As much as we are a society of reflection and self correction we are hypocritical too. It is not bad to talk of social reform but looking inwards is a must. We need open discussions and reflection. We need corrections 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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