Netizens remember Asiya, Neelofar

Shopian: Social media enthusiasts across Kashmir  paid  tributes to Asiya and Neelofar and a number of mournful posts splashed across the networks. Large number of internet users posted their updates along with photographs on Shopian tragedy on Facebook. Similar was the situation with other social networking and bloging sites like Twitter. The people gave vent […]

May 30 is turning point: Mehbooba

Srinagar : President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti has paid glowing tributes to Aasiya and Neelofar of Shopian on their fourth death anniversary. According to a statement , expressing solidarity with the families of victims she said justice was denied to the two unfortunate women. Mehbooba said Aasiya and Neelofar represent a new turning […]

Scripting a new vision for India

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, has stormed into office, winning its first absolute majority and reducing the formerly dominant Congress party to a rump, with just 44 of 543 seats in the lower house. Although India’s sputtering economy was the dominant issue in the campaign, Modi’s victory implies a significant transformation ahead […]

Myth No 1 about Article 370

Among the foremost grievances against Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which grants special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, is the impression that it prevents Indians from buying land in the state. That is not true. While the Article does give the state a “special status”, it says nothing about land. As it turns […]

Rhetoric or Real?

There is more of political rhetoric and less of research available on the present topic. There is a need of rigorous debate on the continuation of the present Article in the constitution which is temporary both in nature and its objective. Recently we have witnessed a lot of curiosity and misplaced controversy over Article 370 […]

And Now Vegetarian Meat

Thousands of years ago, Chinese Buddhist monks started experimenting to create food that tasted like meat but was not. Then the Rajput women of Rajasthan started doing the same to keep their husbands satisfied and yet vegetarian. The Beatle Paul McCartney’s wife became vegetarian and realized that she could not convert the world by simply […]

Pakistan’s calls India envoy for consultations

ISLAMABAD: As follow up to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, has been called to Islamabad for consultations.  On the agenda is finalising the date and a range of issues for the foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries, DawnNews reported. Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam […]

India Frees More Pak Prisoners

ISLAMABAD: India on Friday released 37 Pakistani prisoners — five of them civil and the remaining 32 fishermen — and handed them over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah border, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam told Dawn. However, 484 Pakistani prisoners (348 civil and 136 fishermen) still remain lodged in Indian jails. Out of these, […]

Iraq: 74 Killed In Wave Of Attacks

BAGHDAD: A post-election wave of attacks across Iraq, including car bombings in Baghdad and a northern city, killed at least 74 people, officials said Friday. The compiled death toll for yesterday, with the number rising to 74 after late-night attacks, made it the bloodiest single day in Iraq in more than seven months. It was […]

Self-driving cars: A solution for Saudi women?

MANAMA: Will women in Saudi Arabia be able to take advantage of Google’s new self-driving cars to move around? The questions has popped up in the minds of those who believe that women who cannot legally have a driving licence can soon use the cars without breaking traffic rules or social taboos, since they will […]