Nawaz, the ‘Sherrif’!

A ‘man of peace’, the good guy who was ‘done-in’ by his malevolent   army chief and exiled from his ‘county’, Nawaz Sharif, just like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood  has proved to be the invincible ‘Sheriff’ who came in from the cold. Promising that he would rid the countryside of all that was evil, […]

Eid-al-Azha and tiding over contradictions

Our approach to slaughtering significantly reveals the current reduction, if not the betrayal, of Islam’s message and the serious confusion between means and ends Muslims are very often in contradiction with the ethical values Islam is celebrating. While we are celebrating the most important Islamic festival, we need to ponder over our understanding of Islam […]

There Is No Such Thing As Radical Islam

Last night I came across an extraordinary piece by Earl Cox in the Jerusalem Post: “Radical Islam is, in truth, the Normative Islam”.   Mr Cox cites half a dozen instances of “Islamic terrorism”, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon killings and Woolwich, claiming “the Islamic definition of peace is to see the entire world controlled […]

J&K beats Himachal by 8 wickets

27th All India Postal Cricket Tournament begins at Srinagar SRINAGAR: 27th All India Postal Cricket Tournament was inaugurated today by Sh. Taj Mohi-u-Din, Hon’ble Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports Jammu and Kashmir in an impressive function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Srinagar. This is for the first time that All India Postal […]

Gold hunt continues while Sadhu dreams of another treasure

UNNAO (UP) A Sadhu whose dream inspired archaeologists to dig for gold in Uttar Pradesh has had a new premonition, and claims an even bigger quantity of the precious metal is buried in the same state. Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar, originally dreamt that 1,000 tonnes of gold were buried at the ruined Unnao fort in Daundia […]

Facebook Outage prevents photo-sharing, status updates

SRINAGAR: Users eager to share updates of their weekend activities via Facebook were prevented from doing so Monday morning, after an apparent outage limited user function. Users could still log into the social networking site but could not post status updates, comments, photos or send messages. Instead users received an error message urging them to […]

Mosque Imam, Illicit Relationship & Murder in City

SRINAGAR: In a bizarre incident a mosque prayer leader in the city murdered a man to further illicit relationship with his wife.  Prayer leader (Imam) Mohammad Amin Nayak arrested by the police and booked for murder was produced before reporters today. Giving details, Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar, S A H Bukhari said that on […]

JK Wants Spl Status Safeguards While Implemeting GST

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister, Abdul Rahim Rather who is also the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of the State Finance Ministers has said that the State of Jammu and Kashmir enjoys a special status under the Constitution of India and its constitutional relationship with the Union of India is governed by […]

Work on Rs. 38 Cr Naagar Nagar- Watlab Tourism Circuit Apace

SRINAGAR: Underscoring the need for time bound completion of ongoing tourism projects in the State, the Minister for Tourism Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Mir has stressed upon the concerned authorities for proper monitoring of the works to ensure utilization of quality building material and judicious use of funds. Reviewing physical and financial status of Naagarnagar–Watlab tourism […]

3- Day Saffron festival from 29th Oct

SRINAGAR: The government has announced sops to the visiting tourists on the eve of 3-days Kashmir Saffron festival scheduled to commence from 29th of this month at Visoo, Pampore in Pulwama District. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation would provide 50% rebate on lodging and transport charges to the tourists visiting Kashmir besides private […]

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