The spirit of Ramzan

The essence of worship lies in purity, not in the ritual

Hassan Zainagairi

 The fasting month of Ramzan is essentially a soul-rinsing religious obligation. A training course that drastically changes the normal and regular schedule of life. All of a sudden the natural pattern turns topsy-turvy. The biological imperatives get curtailed. To a new regime of sanctions we More

Peace Initiative

The two countries have fought wars over Kashmir and never been able to make peace over it

Shantiveer Kaul

There is an old connection between ripening of fruit and (the concept of) a political moment seized. Allegorical references to ripe fruit and decisive moments are found in scriptural literature of almost all major religions. A decade ago Dr. I. William Zartman of the School of Advanced International More

Of fake encounters

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the story stays same

Dr.Mirza Ashraf Beg

Fake encounters and custodial killings have become the order of the day.  It is now hard to believe if there are any genuine encounters and fair trials in India. So much so when verdicts are pronounced to satisfy the collective conscience of the masses. Unfortunately our politicians  have More

Depressed Valley

Reality of depression beyond statistics

Jabeen Wani

That a large segment of population in Valley suffer from depression isstating the obvious. Besides, by now the settled nature of thisreality has made us look at it as a fact of life, something that wehave not only learnt to live with but also be forgetful about. But itis only when More

  • Kashmir

‘Will fight to prove innocence of my son’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 18: Sheikh Ghulam Nabi, father of Sheikh Farhat, who was awarded life imprisonment by Kolkatta Court earlier this week, on Thursday said he would approach the higher court to seek justice More



  • Srinagar City

City traders condemn Gool killings

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 18: While there was a spontaneous shutdown in the Srinagar markets Thursday against the killing of people in Gool, Ramban area of Jammu province, the traders’ fraternity in this summer Capital More




  • Jammu

JK proposes 16 prestigious road projects under CRF

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir government has proposed 16 vital road projects before the Union government under the centrally sponsored scheme, Central Road Fund (CRF) for 2013-14.  Official sources More



  • PaK

Kasana subjected to custodial killing: Salah-ud-din

Muzaffarabad, July 18: The Chairman of United Jihad Council Syed Salah-ud-din on Thursday alleged that Hizb militant Shakeel Kasana was subjected to custodial killing. “Those involved in this heinous More



  • South Asia

Another Jamaat leader in Bangla charged with 1971 war crimes

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dhaka, July 18: Bangladeshi prosecutors today slapped six war crime charges, including genocide, against a senior leader Jamaat-e-Islami, a day after the party's second-highest ranked official was sentenced More



  • World

India-Pakistan ties crucial for Afghan peace: Cameron

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, July 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron has said India and Pakistan can play a "crucial role" to bring peace to Afghanistan through their resumed bilateral dialogue process. “India and More



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