Throwing acid at innocence

No punishment means no letup in crime


The recent acid throwing incident in the uptown area of Srinagar has shocked us all. Two men committed an act worse than murder in the broad day light. It is not for the first time that a girl has been attacked. It happened earlier too. But every new crime makes the older one appear paler. Why? Simply More

The problem is the TV

And yet many people want us to believe the genesis is something else

Arjimand Hussain Talib

In December 2011 when this column wrote “Who wants the dirty TV?” and argued that Kashmir needs to control its TV content, not many people were impressed. Today, all that needs to be re-stated, with a far greater emphasis and urgency. The horrendous acid attack on a Srinagar girl on Wednesday More

The stories inside

Sometimes stories untold tell more powerful stories

Majid Maqbool

Some rooms stay with you long after you have left them. They narrate their own stories, constructing their own little houses of memories.In Kashmir the disappeared and the dead have left behind their rooms in a state of perpetual mourning. Rooms that once breathed with their presence are lifeless More

Of Girl Student Leaders


‘Our poets are coldhearted.’ This sentenced bothered me at a seminar, when a poet masquerading his insensitiveness towards sufferings of people sought refuge under couplets of four great Eastern poets…. Our poets never ever sang a song for the women who fought for a cause, faced batons and bayonets More

Smart Shop Engineering!

Credit cards, debit cards and the tempting retail outlets

Dr Akhtar Hussain Mir

Being aware and educated as a customer is half the battle won. The rest, of course, lies in actual implementation on the shop floor, when everything looks so tempting and every item seems to be a must-have. In this situation shoppers, like me, being the first, cannot escape without burning a hole More

  • Kashmir

Don’t advocate readymade solutions: Geelani to separatists

Musharraf Divided Hurriyat: Sehrai


Srinagar, Jan 5: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday asked separatist groups not to advocate Musharaff’s four point formula or any other readymade solution for resolving More

  • Srinagar City

Healthcare government’s most important concern: CM

Inaugurates Nursing College, Genetic Centre, lays foundation of OPD Block, Sarai at SKIMS

Srinagar, Jan 5: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that his government has focused health care sector as one of the important concerns in the State’s development policy.  Inaugurating Madr More

  • South Asia

Pak will have to redefine its military doctrine: PM


Islamabad, Jan 5: Warning that "forces of doom and gloom" are bent on derailing the system, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan will have to redefine its military doctrine to comprehensively More

  • PaK

Musharraf backstabbed Kashmiri militants: Salahuddin

‘Inconsistent Pak Policy Responsible For Friction Among Hurriyat’


Muzaffarabad, Jan 5: Chairman of United Jihad Council (UJC) and Supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said that former President of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf “backstabbed” More

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