Best feature
This refers to weekly column Salt n Pepper by Aijaz A Baba. If at all, the best feature article award of GK should go to Ajaz Baba for his feature 'Bunker Nahin Meter Hatao'. It is so realistic and hilarious.Prof. Riyaz PunjabiFormer Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir More

Unemployed youth
 This refers to "JK’s unemployed youth dole out Rs 3 cr in 25 days". The government has failed to solve the grave problem of unemployment. The promise made in the election manifesto and faulty policies like SKEWPY and VSA have not yielded any significant results. We must acknowledge the contribution More

Understanding NC
`Understanding Sheikh Nazir' (GK 24th January 2013) by Abdul Qayoom Khan is interesting. Kashmiris have suffered because they followed short sighted and selfish leaders, but in the process they have evolved and learnt bitter lessons. The argument that Sheikh Nazir does not possess Indian passport has More

Sheikh's Inconsistency
This refers to Sheikh's Inconsistency (GK January 21, 2013). The leader of Indian delegation Mr. Ayanger feeling helpless in the face of strong advocacy for the right of self- determination of Kashmiris by Zafarullah Khan, in a hand-written note to Sheikh Abdullah suggested independence as a better More

Pandit return
This refers to Pandit return to Kashmir. All want to go back. But there are different roadmaps for different organizations. Some claim for separate homeland in the north east of river Jhelum. Others are satisfied in townships or clusters. Some even believe in rehabilitation in their own houses. On More

One act
This refers to the phenomenon of tuition centers. Bad act of a single boy has made all suffer. How tragic!Rayees Ahmad iammirrayees@yahoo.com More

  • Kashmir

Kupwara shuts to remember Jan 27, 1994 massacre victims

‘19 Yrs Ago On Jan 27, Soldiers Shot Dead 27 Civilians For Observing Strike On R-Day’

SHAHID RAFIQ

Kupwara, Jan 27: This frontier district observed a complete shutdown on Sunday to pay homage to 27 civilians killed on this day allegedly by Army for observing shutdown on January 26. The strike call was More



  • Srinagar City

Milad processions held

BRAVING COLD, THOUSANDS OF DEVOTEES PARTICIPATE IN NISHAT MARCH

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 27: Braving bone-chilling cold, thousands of devotees on Sunday participated in processions organized in connection with the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations. Main procession was More




  • Jammu

High-powered committee likely to submit report within week

Amendment in Panchayati Raj Act

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 27: A four-member committee looking into the suggestions for incorporating various provisions in the existing J&K Panchayati Raj Act, is likely to submit its report to the government within More



  • South Asia

'Pakistan National Assembly to be dissolved before March 16'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 27: Pakistan's National Assembly will be dissolved before March 16 and the date for the next general election will be announced in the coming ten days, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira More



  • World

Nightclub fire kills 245 in Brazil

Santa Maria (Brazil), Jan 27: At least 245 people died today when a fire tore through a nightclub packed with university students in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, police said. The death toll More



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