Striking At Roots

Societal trends guided by the political elite have shorn the teaching profession of its status and sanctity, turning it into just another vocation with little to distinguish it from, say, hawking garments on the streets. The adventurous, glamorous and challenging enterprise of kindling, illuminating and enlightening tender young minds has become a lack-lustre and uninspiring […]

Kashmir And The United Nations

Kashmir, along with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Korean Peninsula, was among the first crisis that the United Nations had to confront in the post-World War II period. Sixty years have passed by since Kashmir conflict was first debated in the U.N and yet the conflict continues to elude a solution. The U.N […]

A Long Way To Go

For those who had placed their bets on ‘Aman ki Asha’, 2013 has certainly brought bad news. But aren’t they themselves to be blamed for expecting the impossible? Expecting that the venom of hatred infused into their people over the years by the leaders on both sides could easily and quickly be remedied merely by […]

Why Freedom Is A War-Cry In Kashmir?

This is in reference to write-up by Zaffar Mehdi, Why Freedom Is A War-Cry In Kashmir? Not everything has been perfect in Kashmir. No doubt. But this has happended before – since the 13th century, and then, we had the unwelcome guests who would just not leave! It is in the history books, and minds […]

Role of Youth in Nation’s Development

Youth are the pole bearers of a nation; it is on their shoulders that a lot of responsibility lies. The stronger these shoulders, the more developed is the nation. Youth are full of zeal, enthusiasm and energy. They have an idealistic approach towards life and a determination to prove themselves and to even fight and […]

Monitoring Cell to Oversee CSS Implementation: Mir

JAMMU: The Department of Agriculture is contemplating to set up a monitoring cell to oversee the fund flow and evaluate physical – financial achievements under various centrally sponsored schemes in operation in the state and report back to the state government. This was stated by Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir here today. The Minister […]

Govt To Market Jhelum Brand Cement Outside JK

KHREW (PULWAMA): Minister for Industries & Commerce, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo has said that Government will undertake a  forceful marketing drive to position Jhelum Brand cement, produced  by JK Cements, as one of the leading brands of the country. The Minister said that this while addressing a function organized at JK Cements Plant, here today. MD […]

FC Reviews Performance of Revenue Deptt

SRINAGAR: A meeting of officers was held to review the performance of Revenue department under the Chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Revenue here today. The meeting reviewed follow up actions on government assurance in the last Assembly Session and the issues likely to be taken in the ensuing Assembly Session. The issues taken up in the […]

Minor Girl Raped in Rajouri

JAMMU: A minor girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in a remote belt of mountainous Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. “A 10-year-old was allegedly raped by her neighbour on Sunday in village Potha of Kalakote tehsil,” police here today said.  The victim was alone at home when the accused committed the crime.  “The […]

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