Mehbooba openly bats for staying with India. Is it for real?

“My father was a dignified man. He didn’t change his political stance from pro-Indian to separatist and then back to pro-Indian like Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. He always believed in the idea of India and was happy that Sheikh Abdullah had eventually decided to join India,” Mehbooba Mufti said in her speech in the assembly on […]

Is the death of Urdu in India greatly exaggerated

An Indian currency note is a wonder of linguistic diversity. Take a Rs 100 note, for example. The amount “rupees one hundred” is written in a staggering 17 scripts. Most of the scripts represent different sounds: in Bengali, it reads “eksho taka” and in Marathi “shambhar rupye”. Yet, oddly enough, two of those 17 scripts […]

Power Projects-The Pride Of Possession

THERE should be  no surprise in hearing  opposing voices  to   demands from Kashmir Civil Society &  general public  for return of  hydro power projects particularly after Mehbooba Mufti was made to take over reins of power by New-Delhi empty handed. Though the return of two power projects was listed on the original ‘Agenda of […]

Final bell sounds for Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

On October 2, 1980, Muhammad Ali, then aged 38, and Larry Holmes, the heavyweight champion of the world, entered a temporary arena built at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. A gate of nearly 25,000 had paid $5,766,125, a record in its day. “It wasn’t a fight; it was an execution,” wrote Ali’s biographer Thomas Hauser. After […]

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

PHOENIX: Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a 20th Century icon whose fame transcended sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said. The 74-year-old sports hero, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for decades, passed away in a hospital here where he had been admitted earlier this week suffering from […]

Russian jets target 4 Daesh-held oil plants in Syria’s Raqqah

Russian fighter jets have targeted four oil facilities held by the Daesh terror group near the Syrian city of Raqqah amid reports of fresh army offensives aimed at liberating the northern city. In a Friday statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said Moscow’s “air force jets destroyed four targets of illegal oil extraction, located to the […]

Russia hints at ‘military precautions’ in response to NATO

Russia has denounced a recent decision by NATO to expand its presence in Eastern Europe, threatening to take measures against the Western military build-up on its borders.  Russia’s Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said on Friday that NATO’s plan for more deployments in Poland and the Baltic states “changes the regional situation in the sphere […]

Moon sighting: 50 Pak Muftis issue edict against rebel cleric

LAHORE: More than 50 muftis in pakistan issued a fatwa on Friday against Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan saying that he always announces the start of Ramazan and Eid celebrations a day before the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. The muftis, including Muhammad Imran Hanfi, Mufti Muhammad Hasib Qadri, Mufti Pir Syd Karamat Ali and […]

KU Students Arts & Culture Tabloid Mizraab Formally Launched

SRINAGAR: Mizraab, an initiative by the young students of Kashmir University, was Friday formally launched at a simple but impressive function. The event was held at Gulshan Book Store cum Café recently opened at Nehru Park. Large number of students, intellectuals and members of civil society were present. Mizraab, first and the only journal in […]

Chief Justice inaugurates Court room at SAC

Srinagar: The Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice N.Paul Vasanthakumar Friday inaugurated Court Room at State Accountability Commission (SAC). Among others Chairperson State Accountability Commission Justice B.A.Khan, member SAC Justice J.P Singh, Additional Advocate General, Deputy Advocate General besides senior advocates and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Welcoming the Chief […]

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