Step Back and Rethink

Though by no means calm earlier, the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu has once flared up. On Saturday alone, around eleven civilians, eight of them on Pakistani side were killed in one of the heaviest exchanges of fire between the two sides. The pattern has now become so enduring and familiar that […]

Hurriyat, HR & America

In 2012 APHC (G) Chairman SAS Geelani shot a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in which he stated that -”I am addressing you on behalf of my people, who for last 64 years have been striving for peace, justice, freedom and dignity. During these 64 years we have suffered immensely at the […]

Where is Al Jazeera’s Journalistic Responsibility?

Al Jazeera News Network was recently in the news for relatively positive reasons. A surprise, one must say. Their editorial on “Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean ‘migrants’”, grabbed attention not only among global media consumers but also various renowned media networks – who published scores of commentaries appreciating the stand taken by the […]

Tagore, Premchand and Quest For a Better World

Today, as the gulf between the Hindus and Muslims on the one hand and between India and Pakistan on the other is at its widest, there is need for literature that celebrates our shared values and humanity Arecently launched Indian television channel, Epic TV, stands out for its preoccupation with and celebration of the past. […]

Traders Accuse ST Officials ‘Harrasment’, Stage Protest

Srinagar: Hundreds of traders from Maisuma, Gowkadal, Red Cross Road and Exchange Road Saturday staged a demonstration near Akhara Building here to protest against what they called harassment by officials of the Sales Tax Department. The protesting traders claimed that sales tax officials were raiding their shops and stores and levying hefty fines on all […]

Why politics may deprive JK of smart city?

SRINAGAR: The release of smart city list by the Central government, which does not include Srinagar, has sparked a heated debate in the Kashmir Valley. Government of India on Friday announced a list of 98 smart cities that would be developed in the country. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was conspicuous by its absence […]

Over 700 Minors Booked Under PSA: Report

SRINAGAR: More than 700 minors in Kashmir Valley have been booked under the Public Safety Act in a clear contradiction with the amendment on 28th March 2013 bringing into effect the Jammu & Kashmir (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 which bars the detention of persons under the age of 18 years under this […]

Blast Inside Army Camp, 12 Injured

PULWAMA: At least 12 army personnel were injured when a shell went off with a big bang during a training exercise at army’s pre-induction school inside an army base in Khrew area of the district.   The critically wounded seven soldiers were airlifted for advanced treatment soon after the ‘accidental’ blast. According to reports, the […]

‘No detention policy’ a litmus test for Govt run schools

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar’s , instructions to  educational institutions to do away with the practice of barring the students from appearing in 10th and 12th class examinations by screening through the dreaded ‘Golden Test has put life into the rule for no detention policy on the basis of soi-disant ‘Golden Test’. Through this instruction,  the […]

US NSA Visiting Pak Today

Days After Collapse Of India-Pak Talks  ISLAMABAD: U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is expected to pay a day-long visit to Pakistan on Sunday for discussions on various bilateral and regional issues, officials said here on Saturday. Ms. Rice is expected to hold important talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over a host of issues. […]

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