Master Plan Of Chaos

Clueless outsiders bewitched by picture-postcard depictions of Kashmir on state government brochures need to be disabused of the fantasies they must certainly weave about a dream holiday in the Paradise On Earth. If Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s enticements by liquor and cinema some time back have not yet heightened expectations of climactic moments in houseboats, or […]

Let’s Do Some Soul Searching

World history has many instances of occupational armies providing largesse to local agents and oppressed to subvert economy, culture and heritage of the oppressed people. That is why when sections of Indian civil society beat the drum of democracy, Kashmiris call it mere romanticism. Democracy may be in India but beyond Lakhanpore there is no […]

Turkey lifts decades-old ban on head scarf

ANKARA: Turkey lifted a ban on women wearing head scarf in state institutions on Tuesday, ending a decades-old restriction as part of a package of reforms meant to bolster democracy. The ban, whose roots date back almost 90 years to the early days of the Turkish Republic, has kept many women from joining the public […]

Physics Nobel goes to Higgs particle theorists

Sub-atomic physicists predicted how mass is formed STOLKHOLM: British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (left) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert were awarded laureates of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics yesterday at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Stockholm: Britain’s Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics […]

Gays ‘to be barred from entering Gulf’

Manama: The routine clinical screening of expatriates coming into the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) might be also used to “detect” homosexuals, a senior Kuwaiti official was quoted as saying by the Gulf News today. A central committee tasked with the status of expatriates will look into the proposal when it convenes on November 11, Yousuf […]

Saudi preacher gets 8 years, 800 lashes for killing daughter

Manama: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a father who had tortured his five-year-old daughter to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, Gulf News reported today. The court in Hawtat Bani Tamim, 160 kilometers south of the capital Riyadh also ruled that Fayhan Al Gamdi, a self-proclaimed preacher, pay Luma’s mother, […]

More Money Recovered from Hajeej Owners

SRINAGAR: In Hajeej India embezzlement case, Police Tuesday said that it recovered Rs 50 lakhs more from Delhi based party and deposited into the account of Principal District and Session’s Court Srinagar. Pertinently, Sessions Court had recovered an amount of Rs. 2.85 crore in this case from the accused Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar and his accomplices. […]

Govt mulls constituting Walnut Dev Board

PULWAMA: The Minister for Housing, Horticulture and Culture, Mr. Raman Bhalla, today said that the government was working on a proposal to constitute Walnut Development Board, to boost the production of the dry fruit which has huge potential in national and international market. Addressing fruit growers and departmental functionaries  after inspecting the Fruit MandiPachharPulwama, the […]

130 projects at 804.16 cr approved under IWMP

SRINAGAR: Some 130 projects covering 364 Micro water sheds catering to 5.36 lac hectors have been approved by government of India with a total cost of Rs. 804.16 crore for three batches starting from 2011-12 for the State of Jammu and Kashmir under Integrated Water Management Programme.(IWMP). The information was given in a review meeting […]

Speaker Adjourns House, ‘Avoids Fall of Govt’

SRINAGAR: Opposition members in the Legislative Assembly Tuesday were dumbfounded when Speaker abruptly announced the adjournment of the House. When Peoples Democratic Party members continued to press for discussion and refused to take back the amendments about a bill relating to Rural Courts moved by Law and Parliamentary Minister, the Speaker adjourned the House as a result […]

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