Drastic Reduction In Lingam Size

Official: If there is no decrease in temperature, the Lingam will melt completely in next few days Srinagar: The Shiva Lingam at the cave shrine of Amarnath has shrunk more than 70% since the commencement of annual Yatra on June 28, official said today.   Shiva Lingam, a stalagmite worshipped by Hindus as the phallus […]

JCC March Foiled, Employees Warn Indefinite Strike

Srinagar: Police on Monday foiled the march to Civil Secretariat in Srinagar called by Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) even as government employees of Civil Secretariat assembled in the Secretariat premises and observed complete strike to press for their demands. Hundreds of employees led by JCC leaders Abdul Qayoom Wani, Muntazir Mohi-u-Din and Gafoor Dar tried […]

Convent School Construction Illegal: Govt

School operating on Nazool land, no one above law Srinagar: The District administration today accused prestigious Presentation Convent School of resorting to illegal activities by constructing structures on Nazool land and even alleged that the school authorities were making children as shield to hamper enforcement of law.   A spokesman of the Srinagar district administration […]

Manzoor Fazili Passes Away

Bandipore: Noted academician, writer, columnist and political analyst Professor Manzoor Fazili passed away in his native town, Bandipore, late Sunday night. Fazili, 80, was fighting cancer for the last eighteen months. He was buried at his ancestral village Wonagam Bandipore on Monday morning where his relatives and friends participated in the funeral. Fazili is survived […]

Qayoom’s Book Malicious, Distortion of History: JKLF

‘People nourished by Bakhshi and Kuka Parray portray themselves as propagators of truth’   Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has come down heavily on Shabnum Qayoom for “distorting historical facts and realities” in his recently released book Phansi.  “Though major portion of this book is actually based on the articles written by many people […]

Mufti Seeks People’s Mandate, Says 2014 Historical Opportunity

Srinagar: Seeking a decisive mandate from people to establish political stability in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP Chief, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Monday said that political and economic empowerment of the residents of J&K was the main agenda of his party.  “PDP, with support from the people, is committed to setting up a corruption-free system of justice […]

Negligence by School Admin Puts Students at Risk

Srinagar: Just a day prior to their bi-annual examination, class XII students of Bright Horizon Higher Secondary Institute Humhama are in deep distress as they are not able to get the roll number slips required to appear in the examination. The students claim they have fulfilled all the formalities including submitting examination forms and depositing […]

A Cultural Cruise Into Kashmirs Past

It was a regular Sunday in Srinagar till the sun started setting into the placid waters of the Dal. I headed towards the lake along with a couple of friends, excited at having received an invitation to the celebratory occasion of the death anniversary of the Kashmir’s well-known Urdu poet, Akbar Jaipuri. There was a […]

Kunan Poshpora Revelations- Conscience Or Connivance?

Coming more than two decades after the Kunanposhpora mass rape incident, the public apology by Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid and the revelation  by the Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Wajahat Habibullah that the  government had ‘deleted’ important portions of his confidential report on this incident is indeed intriguing.  And while these inordinately belated […]

Egypt: No Black Swan this

In his widely acclaimed book, ‘’The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable’’, the epistemologist and former Wall Street Trader, Nassim Nicholas Taleb focuses on the extreme impact of certain kinds of rare and unpredictable events (outliers) and humans’ tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events retrospectively. This theory has since become known […]