Teenager’s ‘Capsule’ medicine for budding writers

Srinagar: A 19-year old youth from Srinagar has started an e-magazine for young and budding writers who don’t get space in the local newspapers and other publishing houses. Computer applications student, Faisal Ibni Maqbool, who hails from Solina neighbourhood of city here, has started Writers’ Capsule (www.writerscapsule.com) for those writers who don’t get any space in local […]

End of Hurriyat Hitch

At last New Delhi has woken up to the reality on Pakistan-Hurriyat meetings. In a written statement to parliament, the minister of state for external affairs General V K Singh said “there was no bar on their meetings with representatives of any country in India”. The statement represents an almost 180 degree flip in New […]

Israel’s Culture of Impunity in Full View of the World

Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question, said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as ‘barbaric’, ‘bestial’, who should not be perceived as […]

JKSSB And Its Discrimination With Agriculture Graduates

Few months back, the government declared the fast track policy for subsequent job advertisements. This policy has had a mixed response from the people. No doubt unemployment is at its peak in Jammu and Kashmir and such policies constitute a good step towards reducing the mounting unemployment in the state. But let us take a […]

When Eqbal Ahmad was shot at in Kashmir

Eqbal Ahmad was clearly one of the finest examples in South Asia of what his friend Edward Said called a “public intellectual.” He was also one of the first to urge a serious examination of the political roots of modern militancy in the Middle East and South Asia.Eqbal Ahmad taught at a number of universities […]

The ugly history of cosmetic surgery

Reality television shows based on surgical transformations, such as The Swan and Extreme Makeover, were not the first public spectacles to offer women the ability to compete for the chance to be beautiful.In 1924, a competition ad in the New York Daily Mirror asked the affronting question “Who is the homeliest girl in New York?” […]

Diluted apple juice better than electrolyte for dehydration, says study

As the summer picks up the heat, kids suffering from mild gastroenteritis and dehydration should be given diluted apple juice instead of electrolyte drinks to replace fluid losses from diarrhea and vomiting, researchers say.The results showed that 17% children who were administered diluted apple juice experienced less treatment failure compared to 25% given electrolyte drinks. “The use […]

Human Rights Violations in J&K are at “all-time high”: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday while terming the mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir as ‘yes-men’ of India appealed people to be cautious about the ‘foul and nefarious designs’ of right wing Hindu nationalist, RSS.Holding Indian parties responsible for ‘Muslim onslaught’, Geelani said, “they are helping the spread of Hindutva in […]

Non-filling up of Chief Information Commissioner and other posts’

Jammu: A Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice B.S. Walia directed the counsel for the petitioners to file a proper application with regard to the issue of non-filling up of the vacancies of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioner in the State Information Commission. When the […]

JK to get free medicines from June

JAMMU: Free medicines will be provided in all state-run hospitals in Jammu & Kashmir from June 1 this year and a 100-bed hospital would be constructed in the mountainous Kishtwar district. “Government will implement the policy of providing free medicines in all the state government hospitals from June 1 this year as this has been […]