Why Mehbooba Must Thank Geelani

Kashmir’s veteran separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani is finally a changed man. The hawk has softened his stand, he is a dove in the making. The champion of hartal politics nowadays avoids giving strike calls even against “cold-blooded murder of Kashmiri youth by Indian forces”. Much against the perception of a section of the […]

The week the music died in Pakistan

This week, the music died. Amjad Sabri, a master of qawwali, the devotional music that is wildly popular across the Indian subcon­tinent and well beyond, was gunned down in Karachi, Pakistan. The man who spent his life singing the praises of the prophet Muhammad, continuing a centuries-long tradition of musical veneration, was ac­cused of blaspheming […]

The historiography of early Islam

IN the case of pre-Islamic society, the Arabs were divided into different tribes. There was no state, or its institutions, or legal system that could unite and bind them. Therefore, each tribe had a history, culture, customs, traditions, rituals, and a past which maintained the continuity of its identity. The common events remembered were tribal […]

Wages and Regularization:Casual workers along with children protest outside Civil Secretariat

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Casual Daily Wagers Forum (JKCDF) along with their children Friday staged a peaceful sit-in outside the highest seat of state government here demanding regularization of their services and releasing of pending wages. Witnesses told CNS that scores of casual workers along with their children assembled outside Civil Secretariat and organized […]

City Drainage Digs Road in 2015, R&B Sleeps Over

Srinagar: The digging of busy Aali Masjid-Hawal road near Bonvivant High School more than a year ago by City Drainage has so far caused 52 accidents resulting in deaths and serious injuries to over a hundred people. Yet R&B Department, whose prior consent was sought by the City Drainage before undertaking work for laying a […]

Thrashing of student:DSEK dissolves school management body

Srinagar: Days after principal of a Higher Secondary schools in uptown area of Hyderpora here ruthlessly thrashed a class 8 student, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) dissolved entire school management body of the school on Friday. “A complaint of physical assault on a girl student in M.F Hr. Sec. School Hyderpora was received by the […]

‘Srinagar will soon get much awaited Press Club’

Srinagar: Finally the much awaited good news for the journalists in Kashmir has come. Minister for Education Naeem Akthar today said that the Government is contemplating to establish Press Club at Srinagar. Replying to a clubbed question of Firdous Ahmad Tak, Ashok Khajuria and Ajatshatru Singh, the Minister, on behalf of Minister for Information, said […]

SMC to launch an extensive sanitation campaign ahead of Shabe Qadar, Eid-ul-fitr

Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation is going to launch an extensive sanitation campaign.  This was decided in a meeting held by Bashir Ahmed Khan Commissioner SMC with all the senior Municipal Officers including the ward officers with the aim to keep special focus on forth coming   Jumiat-ul-Vida, Shabe Qadar and Eid-ul- Fitr, SMC said in […]

Traffic Police launches fresh 2 day drive against bike riders

Srinagar: Immediately after its recent three day traffic awareness and counseling campaign to sensitize bike riders to adopt safety measures while riding, Traffic Police City Srinagar launched a fresh 02-day special drive against bike riders at vantage crossings viz. Hyderpora, Fire Service, Jehangir Chowk, Radio Kashmir besides Boulevard and apprehended 725 violators for not using […]

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