Prisoners of Past

Sarabjit, Sanaullah episodes stirred a familiar crucible of hate


The entire past two weeks India and Pakistan were at it again. While the debate over Chinese incursion played inconspicuously in the background, national media was holding Pakistan by the collar over the attack on Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat jail and his subsequent death. It was once More

My memories of Greater Kashmir

It was a deep commitment which made Greater Kashmir really great

Ahmed Ali Fayyaz

Finishing my post-graduation in Kashmiri language and literature, I had developed fantasy for the job of a teacher with some college. A year before, I had begun my casual tryst with journalism when a lovable friend Jauhar Qudoosi wanted me to help him edit and publish Takbeer-e-Nav. My name as Associate More

A beauty called Budgam

This abode of Sheikh-ul-Alam stands vandalized


Valley of Kashmir once known for its alluring beauty is fast losing its charm at the hands of its own people. Its flora is vanishing, fauna getting extinct and the once enthralling environs vandalized by none other than the Kashmiri people themselves. Polluted water bodies and water ways; encroached More

Enjoying power

They are the kings who rule their little kingdoms

Isaar Kashmiri

When I was quite young I uttered some unkind remarks about the then chief Minister. Whosoever the Chief Minister was bears no significance. What is important is that my father at once cautioned me not to talk like that. Obviously he did not like the comments I had passed. He, as a loving father ought More

  • Kashmir

Pellet guns threat to life: SHRC

Seeks Response From Government, Police


Srinagar, May 14: Observing that use of pellet guns by government forces was a serious threat to life, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to J&K Government and Director General of More

  • Srinagar City



Srinagar, May 14: Spotting over a hundred stray dogs on prowl around could be scary and equally deadly, but this is a routine for the people living in this summer Capital while the politicians from the More

  • Jammu

Azad visits quake-hit Bhaderwah, Doda

Inspects Developmental Works

Doda, May 14: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a visit to the earthquake-affected Doda district, Tuesday visited quake hit areas of Bhaderwah, Ghat and Doda town More

  • South Asia

UJC chief felicitates Nawaz Sharif


Islamabad, May 14: Chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin has felicitated the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on his landmark victory in the recent polls in Pakistan.“We express our sincere More

  • World

Lord Nazir ends affiliation with Labour Party


London, May 14: Lord Nazir Ahmed, the British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin, has ended his nearly four decades old affiliation with the Labour Party with “a heavy heart” following a row over his alleged More

  • Gk Features

Muslim caretaker for a Pandit cremation ground

A Kashmiri Muslim family has been taking care of a cremation ground for Pandits for over a century in the interiors of Dal Lake



For over a century a Kashmiri Muslim family in Jala Mohalla in the interiors of Dal Lake on the Rainawari side has been taking care of a cremation ground for Kashmiri Pandits even after their migration More

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