Human Violence: Understanding it. Ending it.

Violence is the most pervasive and destructive human problem of them all. It has been present for as long as history records. We are mired in it, all over the world, every day of our lives. It now threatens to obliterate us from the historical record within decades, if not sooner. What is violence? Let […]

World fears US default

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that world leaders were nervous Republicans would “blow up” the US economy, and vowed not to budge on his demand for the debt ceiling to be lifted without conditions. But House Speaker John Boehner insisted there would be no “unconditional surrender” from Republicans and said Congress would only allow […]

A Major Islamic Power Has Emerged: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei Wednesday said Iran has made remarkable and rapid technological and scientific progress during the last three decades despite sanctions and pressures, and enemies are seeking to slow down or stop this progress. “The young elites and all the Iranian officials and nation should know that […]

The Kind Executioner: Of Bhutto’s final moments

New York: Pakistani-American writer Mumtaz Hussain’s script The Kind Executioner was shortlisted in the drama category amongst the official finalists of the Hollywood Screenplay Contest last week. Now, Hussain is ready to transform this script, which portrays the relationship between late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his executioner, into a movie. Hussain says his […]

Passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill

LONDON: A courageous passenger with very little flying experience was forced to make an emergency landing of an aircraft in UK, after the pilot fell ill.  The light aircraft took flight yesterday carrying just the pilot and the passenger from theHumberside Airport.  During the flight, the pilot made a distress call when he became so […]

LC passes resolution for time bound inquiry

SRINAGAR: Castigating Rtd Gen. V. K. Singh for his controversial and inconsistent remarks, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather today in the Legislative Council, said that his allegations have not only brought disrepute to the Indian Army, which is considered as one of the world’s most disciplined and apolitical force […]

Keran a media hype: Omar

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday  said that calling the operation against militants in Keran sector as “second Kargil” was a media hype.  “They reintroduced a mechanism for it-that the DGMOs of both the nations would talk to each other- perhaps we will benefit from that,” Omar told reporters here after teeing-off the 17th […]

Power shutdown on October 12, 13 & 14

SRINAGAR: According to Power Controller, Power Development Department, Kashmir, in  order to carry out erection of 33 KV Isolator and Conductor for under construction 33 KV Moominabad Court Complex tap line and replacement of poles of feeder No. 2, 3 and 7 outside Karan Nagar Receiving Station, power supply from the 33 KV Bemina-Karan Nagar […]

Staff Shortage Hits Kupwara Schools

Students suffer for want of infrastructure, accommodation Kupwara: Lack of teaching staff and inadequate infrastructure is adversely affecting the education in the government run educational institutions in the Kupwara district.   Despite the fact that huge funds are being pumped in for improvement of education sector in rural areas under centrally sponsored scheme SSA, the schools […]

People are laughing at us: MLA

SRINAGAR:  Expressing deep concern over the use of unparliamentary language by legislators, Peoples Democratic Party member Abdul Haq Wednesday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are laughing over the irresponsible behaviour of law makers. “Video clips are available on Youtube which depict how a lawmaker hurls volley of abuses and uses unparliamentary language in […]