2013 – the year begins

How will the things shape up remains to be seen

Firdous Syed

Now its year 2013, thereby 2014 is not far away.  What is special about 2014 that a particular reference is being made to the year that’s yet 12 months away. The NATO forces led by so-called superpower America occupying Afghanistan are scheduled to withdraw in or even before 2014. Why somewhat More

The Pulwama tragedy

The buck stops with the State Government

Junaid Azim Mattu

Seven civilians were injured in the southern town of Pulwama in Kashmir the last Friday when security forces opened indiscriminate fire on at Pulwama Chowk. This came after an encounter between the security forces and gunmen that left four troopers injured. The Armed Forces justify this indiscriminate More

Wake up

before it's too late. Our society needs an overhaul

Dr. Suhail Ahmad

Friends! Here we enter into the new year 2013, with new hope and new resolutions. All of us are looking for a great year ahead. But somewhere at the back of our mind we feel disturbed; we are not at peace neither with ourselves nor with the outer world. There is a serious concern, the concern about More

that flesh is heir to

An engrossing survey of the ills and ailments suffered by great writers

Raymond Tallis

'Herman Melville is not well," one of the famously gloomy author's friends wrote in the 1850s. "Do not call him moody, he is ill." Melville's eyes, "tender as young sparrows," were so sensitive that he had a shaded porch built onto his house to spare them the full light of day. He also complained More

  • Kashmir

Haji Yousuf 's ghost haunts Crime Branch

Govt To Act On Bedi Commission Report, Initiate Action Against Cops


Srinagar, Jan 4:  Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating disciplinary action against the Crime Branch (CB) officials held guilty by Justice HS Bedi panel, the one-man Commission of Inquiry More

  • Srinagar City


Seeks report from IGP Kashmir, SP, SHO Hazratbal



Srinagar, Jan 4: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday took strong note of assault on Greater Kashmir correspondent Imran Muzaffar by some policemen on Thursday and sought reports More

  • Jammu

Woman cop commits suicide

Jammu, Jan 4: A woman police constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Rajouri district, police said on Friday.  The constable, identified as More

  • South Asia

Siachen Glacier shrinking, says study

Karachi,Jan 4: The Siachen Glacier has been reduced by 5.9km in longitudinal extent between 1989 and 2009 because of rising temperatures, says a study published recently. Human presence at Siachen More

  • Pattan/Tangmarg

Waripora sans basic amenities


Waripora (Pattan) Jan 4: Inhabitants of Waripora Payeen in this north Kashmir area are up in arms against the non-availability of the basic amenities in the village. Located at the bank of Nallah 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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