Master Ahsan Dar

Hiding in the past, or searching for the future!

Mehmood ur Rashid

This column is not in praise of a person who we know as one of the most formidable militant commanders of yesteryears. Neither is it a vilification of the ‘most dreaded terrorist’. It is not about the person at all. Nevertheless, Muhammed Ahsan Dar makes the context, and to a large extent, the content More

The city of lights

The sight, the scene and the experience - simply unforgettable

Nighat Hafiz

Intelligence is akin to intellect, an individual’s cognitive ability to understand ideas. It is how well we reason and how readily we solve problems. A general intellectual knows how to think rationally, deal effectively, and act purposefully in a situation that demands more than common sense. It More

Invasion of the cyber hustlers

A class of gurus are intent on "disrupting" old-fashioned practices

Steven Poole

Like every other era, the internet age has its own class of booster gurus. They are the “cybertheorists”, embedded reporters of the social network, dreaming of a perfectible electronic future and handing down oracular commandments about how the world must be remade. As did many religious rebels before More

The question of accountability

Of Leveson verdict and the responsibility of world media

Moazum Mohammad

Against the backdrop of infamous 'Hackgate' scandal in Britain, Justice Lord Leveson called for an independent regulatory authority for press there. The verdict followed a year long exercise into the inquiry of phone-hacking scandal at James Murdoch's now defunct 'News of the World'. The findings More

  • Kashmir

Food Safety: High Court directs JK Govt to ‘get spices tested’

Makes testing of milk, imported food items mandatory; Seeks compliance report by January 31


Srinagar, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to collect samples of spices, manufactured by factories and/or industrial units in the state, on weekly basis for laboratory More

  • Srinagar City

Expedite land acquisition for Bagh-i- Dilawar Khan College: Sagar

Srinagar, Jan 2: Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday directed the district administration to expedite land acquisition More

  • Jammu

7 hydel power projects put on EPC mode in JK


Jammu, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday said seven hydel power projects in the state with combined installed capacity of 1,036 MW have been put on the public- private partnership route More

  • South Asia

Tahir-ul Qadri's 'long march' puts PPP, PML-N in same boat


Lahore, Jan 2: Rattled by the sudden re-emergence of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan's two main political parties -– PPP and PML-N –- have joined hands to deal with his planned protest in Islamabad on January More

  • Mamoosa

Mamoosa:‘Super Model Village’ sans basic amenities


Mamoosa (Pattan), Jan 3: This north Kashmir hamlet, just a few kms from Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, which was named as ‘Super Model Village’ by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, four years ago sans basic More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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