A Journey With the Devil Inside the Mind

Imagine you are on a treadmill and don’t have a pause button or you are driving a car that has no brakes in it. For the individual in either of the situations, death or being seriously hurt is guaranteed.Dr. Gaurav Nigam’s first book, “Devil Inside My Mind”, reflects this roller-coaster ride of the narrator Amit […]

What about the Darya-i-noor and the Akbar Shah diamond?

Ashes and Diamonds. The great film’s title sprang to mind when I read about Delhi’s natural history museum burning down on Tuesday. Among other things, the fire symbolised the futility of demanding the Koh-i-Noor’s repatriation.Whether Gandhi’s spectacles or Tipu’s sword, we want historical artefacts returned to India out of a sense of national pride. But […]

How Wildlife Trade Thrives Globally

TWO months ago the Ministry of Health raided the kingpin of the illegal oxytocin trade in India. He is a lowly employee of the Municipal Corporation of Kolkata with 5 houses, and many godowns stuffed with oxytocin, and another illegal drug codeine. Both items have been flown in for him from China regularly by Fed […]

Budgam Premier League Commences

BUDGAM: Budgam Premier League cricket tournament 2016 began at Sheikhpora today.  Deputy Commissioner Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad declared the tournament open at Shiekpora play field while Vice Chairman District Budgam Sports Council Rifat Abdullah was Guest of honour on the occasion . Some eighty teams from different districts of Kashmir valley are participating in the tournament. The […]

Capacity building key to efficient administration: Dr Drabu

JAMMU: Underlining the importance of regular training for skill and proficiency development, Minister for Finance, Labour, and Culture & Employment Dr Haseeb Drabu Thursday said capacity building needs to be oriented systematically to manage the emerging market demands.Dr Drabu was addressing an impressive gathering on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of Excise and Taxation […]

Lolab disrupts forces operation against militants, pelt stones

Srinagar: Taking cue from south Kashmir, hundreds of people today evening – apparently for the first time – from their houses in Lolab area of border district of Kupwara and resorted to stone-pelting after an encounter raged between militants and government forces, prompting authorities to call of the operation. According to GNS, army’s 28 RR, […]

75 year old Mukhti Begam: A Mother’s Tale of Woe

Anantnag: It is the dream of every parent to see their children grow up into healthy and capable individuals. Parents often sacrifice their entire lives raising their children in the hope that their children will provide them a shoulder of support in their old age. But not everyone is as lucky. Sometimes for a parent […]

‘Murder’ of Forest Guard: Court summons key witness to record statement

Bandipora: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Bandipora Vijay Singh Manhas Thursday summoned one of the eyewitnesses to record his statement in a case related to murder of a Forest Guard whose dead body was recovered from Nallah Madhumathi in Bandipora two days after he along with two persons was picked up by an Army […]

PDP betrayed people of Kashmir: Congress

Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee State General Secretary and MLA Bandipora, Usman Majid said that People must strive to prevent communal forces from cementing their bases in our state who are trying hard to divide us on religious lines Usman said while addressing workers convention in Bandipora yesterday said,“During 2014 elections PDP came […]

Old City students walk through their ‘forgotten’ heritage

SRINAGAR: Some 100 students drawn from various government schools Thursday participated in a ‘heritage walk’ organized by M.P. Higher Secondary School, Bagh-e-Dilawar Khan and College of Education, M.A. Road, Srinagar.Director School Education, Dr Shah Faesal, flagged off the walk before explaining the importance of many places of historical importance in the old city.“Wish you would […]

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