Born To Be Wild

There is only one purpose to all life – to reproduce itself. This cosmic order has been given to every cell in every being. It shapes the way we look, think and behave. In order to follow this order, the Universe has designed a variety of ways: reproduction, using a male and female sperm and […]

The Kashmir garden that made Shah Jehan green with envy

In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have referred to Kashmir as his private garden: during his reign, only the highest ranking courtiers were allowed entry here, causing heartburn among those left behind to swelter in the plains during summer. Akbar’s choice of words for the Valley was no coincidence. Nor […]

Yes, bring on Bharatiyata

It is reported that about 700-odd academics, including 50 vice chancellors, as a show of their upright commitment to education and the nation, recently attended a workshop at Delhi University organised by RSS affiliates. The purpose of the workshop apparently was to reflect on the “absence of Indian-ness” in the Indian education system, and the […]

When families get involved

Soon after the encounter at Chadoora which killed a militant and three civilians, the militants once again ransacked a senior police officer’s house at Khudwani, Kulgam, in a third such incident in the last seven days. The village falls in the neighbourhood of Yaripora, where the slain militant Tauseef Wagay hailed from. A day earlier, […]

4.71 Lakh Children To Be Immunised On April 2  

Srinagar:  As many as 4.71 lakh children up to the age of five years will be immunised at 1133 vaccination booths under Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI Phase 2) on April 2 in four Kashmir districts, including Kupwara, Bandipora, Kulgam and Srinagar.  An official spokesperson here today said that the second phase of the anti-polio drive […]

‘Participating in elections tantamount to disregarding sacrifices’

Srinagar: Incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik on Thusday. According to the statement issued to KNS, the JKLF spokesman while quoting the amalgam chief as saying that Wani was a born leader and the days and years of his life from 6th September 1966 to Mar 30, 1990 are […]

Mehbooba’s Report-Card Anti-People, Anti-Kashmir: Omar

SRINAGAR: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that Mehbooba Mufti’s report card “reflected her anti-people and anti-Kashmir” policies and had completely exposed her rhetoric while she was in the opposition. Addressing a workers’ convention in Khanyar, Srinagar on Thursday, Omar Abdullah said, “the PDP-BJP Alliance that was forged solely for the goal […]

PDP encouraging communal forces , alleges Mir  

Srinagar:  Accusing ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of encouraging communal forces in the state to remain in power, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir alleged that the current regime is adopting various aggressive measures to crush the voices being raised against their policies and anti-people policies.   He also appealed […]

Contractors’ lockdown CE R&B office

Srinagar: The contractors who had worked for the Roads and Building (R&B) department, Thursday staged protest against the authorities for ‘failing o release their payment’. The agitating contractors also locked down the Chief Engineer R&B’s office to mark a protest against ‘nonpayment of pending bills worth Rs 263 crores. Shouting Slogans against state Govt and […]

Irrigation officers, officials of division Sumbal under vigilance net

Srinagar: Following the verification, the Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VoK) on Thursday registered a case against the then Executive Engineer, the then Head Clerk and others of Irrigation division Sumbal Sonawari. According to the statement issued to KNS, the officials said that a case under FIR no 08/2017, under section 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) […]