Governor discusses SKUAST-K research initiatives

SRINAGAR: In extensive discussions with Dr. Nazeer Ahmad, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K, Srinagar, Governor N.N. Vohra has urged the farm scientists for ensuring effective transfer of technology from lab to farm and ensure optimal utilization of all resources available to the University for accelerating the growth of agriculture and its allied sectors in J&K. The Governor […]

Beyond Contents of BJP-PDP Agenda for Alliance?

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had stated in 2014 that the people of Kashmir Valley have sent a clear message that their expectations, political aspirations and convictions are miles apart from that of the Jammu region. Yet in March 2015, BJP and PDP entered into a coalition and everyone hoped for a political upheaval which would bring […]

Far from the Maddening Crowd: A Perspective on Kashmiri(ness) in Delhi

Nature versus nurture is an old debate. It, among other things pertains to personality development and traits that either accrues from “nature”-pre-determined “genetically” developed traits, self-orientation and approach (worldview)-or a “habitus” or structuring environment determined self and personality.  I would like to think that personality does not accrue from nature but is largely a function […]

Why do Govt run schools fail to compete with privately owned schools?

The government run schools in the valleyare performingpoorly in comparison to privately owned schools despite the high investments and better salaries offered by the government.The private schools perform much better than government schoolsin every aspect, be it results, punctuality of teachers and students or infrastructure. The task of a modern educator is not to cut […]

Why Kanhaiya Kumar’s Speech Is International News

Student politics doesn’t have the most enticing of reputations – not just in India, but more or less everywhere. It’s often a mix of idealism and shrill inexperience, with the decibel level drowning out everything else. So when a student political leader is streamed live on TV across the nation for fully three-quarters-of-an-hour, and trends […]

Pakistan’s woeful display reflects larger problems within its cricket set-up

“It wasn’t just a matter of disappointment but it was a painful experience to watch Pakistan play like that. The performance was very poor other then few individuals’ performances.” These words weren’t uttered by an ordinary Pakistani cricket fan. After Pakistan lost against Bangladesh in a thriller on Wednesday and were knocked out of the […]

Let’s Revive Teacher-Disciple Relationship

Students hold the highest regard for their teachers after their parents. All cultures and religions preach that they should betreated with utmost regard and respect. Students should try to gather as much knowledge as possible from them. Teachers can teach students about a lot of valuable things besides academics. They can teach students important life […]

Price hike alert: Hurry up to buy your dream car this month

 Mumbai: To offset the impact of the infrastructure cess levied and the excise duty hike in Budget 2016-17, auto majors in the country have raised the prices of their cars. While Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) hiked the prices of their passenger vehicles by up to Rs 47,000, Hyundai cars would be more expensive by up […]

And Mehbooba softens her stand

In the clearest signal so far that PDP-BJP alliance is here to stay, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has said that she is ready  to form the government. Addressing a party function in Kupwara on Monday, Mehbooba said that her father’s decision was final. “Mufti Sahab ka Faisla Pathar ki Lakeer Hai. Unka Faisla Mera Faisla […]

Tourism deptt likely to sign MoU with Tollygunge Club to promote golf

KOLKATA: With an aim to attract golfers and also give a fillip to MICE tourism, the department of tourism is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding with India’s second oldest golf club – The Tollygunge Club, Kolkata. Tollygunge Club is the only Country Club of its kind in India and ranked amongst the top […]