Illustrious women
It was interesting to read ZGM's article on 'Girl student leaders in Kashmir'. I have myself seen a few women volunteers  controlling women devotees at Hazratbal  and  other shrines when I was a small boy. While it is true most of them are unknown to general public  but I am sure More

Tightening noose
This refers to news of tightening the noose around tuition centers in Srinagar and making tutors to arrange separate classes for boys and girls in future. It's a good move by the JK police. Futhermore there must be a 24 hour fly squad of police around the tuition centers  in the most prominent More

Taming students
This refers to the yesterdays beating of many students by Police in Parraypora area. SSP Srinagar Aashiq Hussain Bukhari has said to give proper accommodation to the students. Law enforcing agencies will ensure classes in shifts for boys and girls but they must not beat them up.Idrees Bukhtiyar More

Double standards
An article titled "Throwing acid at innocence" was a nice piece of writing by Ajaz ul Haque (Write Hand GK Jan o6, 2013). The writer has exposed the true face of the law enforcing agencies. At one hand they don't even spare women and minors when it comes to slapping PSAs for disturbing the so called More

SKUAST criteria
This refers to the criticism faced by the present authorities of SKUAST-Kashmir.  Criticism can prove constructive provided that the critic is right in approach and fare in objectives. Our state agricultural university has shown a welcome change in recent times. In my opinion, this change is certainly More

Keep vigil
This refers to the article 'Of Angels and Devils' by Mir Faizan Ul Haq (GK 7.1.13). It is really very important for the parents to keep a keen eye on their kids regarding the use of internet services. However, it depends upon one's own self whether to be an angel or a devil. Marina Nissar More

  • Kashmir

Centre okays Mughal Road as alternative power corridor to Kashmir

New Link Will Cater To Future Load Growth, Solve Outage Problems During Winter: DCP

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a significant development, a Government of India panel on transmission planning in northern India has approved construction of alternative power corridor to Kashmir valley from Northern More



  • Srinagar City

Tuition centres take students, parents for a ride

Fail to provide basic facilities, charge exorbitant fees

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a small room having an area of 10 X 20 square feet in Shaher-e-Khaas here, 92 students huddle together to attend class in a tuition centre. In absence of any monitoring by authorities More




  • Jammu

JK: Biting cold takes toll on people’s health, daily chores

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 8: The extreme cold conditions prevailing across Jammu and Kashmir are not only affecting the daily activities of a common man but are also taking a toll on the health of people. The number More



  • South Asia

8 killed in US drone attacks in Pak tribal region

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 8: Stepping up missile attacks in the restive Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan's northwest, US drones targeted a Taliban training camp in the area, killing at least eight militants including More



  • Ganderbal/Tangmarg

3 yrs on, Lala Sahib bridge awaits repair

Locals seek CM’s intervention

PARVAIZ RESHI

Ganderbal, Jan 8: Residents of Duderhama, Warpora, Malapora, Arampora, Chekpora, Arch, Dudhkanth, Babosipora and other adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the administration More



  • GK Features

‘Ironically, being in Kashmir is most dangerous for Kashmiris’

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

In May 2010, Chris Giamo, an independent documentary filmmaker with a background in human rights and South Asian Studies, traveled to India with his brother. They decided to visit Kashmir to shoot a documentary More



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