Govt Changes School Timings Again

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir, today issued revised school timings for Government as well as recognized private schools. Accordingly, the timing of schools within the Municipal limits of Srinagar city shall be from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and for the schools falling outside Srinagar Municipal limits shall be from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm […]

100’s Throng Police Recruitment Rally

Srinagar: Hundreds of youth continue to throng the ongoing recruitment rally in Kupwara which is being held from last 3 days. The recruitment rally is going on and is being conducted smoothly. So far in the last 3 days, 5350 youth appeared for the Physical Endorsement Tests. The recruitment rallies for the post of constables […]

Pahalgam Shuts to Protest Denial of Share In Tourist Trade

Pahalgam:  Strong resentment brewing among the stakeholders of this famed tourist destination against authorities for what they say, is denial of their share in tourist trade. The business community—hoteliers, shopkeepers, taxi operators and ponywalas are demanding that the due rights of livelihood of the people of Pahalgam be respected and restored. On Saturday, this tourist […]

Amazon Delists Kashmir From Delivery System

Srinagar: The online shopping giant Amazon has run into rough weather with many courier companies refusing them to deliver merchandise forcing it to delist Kashmir from its delivery system. While its rivals like Snapdeal, Flipkart, Shopclues and others have no problem in delivering items to Kashmir, Amazon, much to the disappointment of thousands of online […]

Sorry state of affairs

  In December last year when the ‘joint’ Hurriyat spoke about adopting “sustainable modes of protests” in future, average Kashmiris who had been hit hard by the near six month long 2016 protests heaved a heavy sigh of relief. However, the way events have been unfolding this year makes it very unlikely that Kashmir would […]

Kashmir in revolt

  ON April 24, schoolgirls in uniform rushed out of a higher secondary school, picked up whatever they could lay their hands on, and started hurling the projectiles on police vans. This was in the busy Lal Chowk area the commercial hub of Srinagar. The people have shed fear of the gun and approach security […]

Kashmir Is A Prison With Three Walls

‘Every nationalist is capable of the most flagrant dishonesty.’ — George Orwell Kashmir is a prison with three walls: one Indian, one Pakistani and the third Kashmiri. Each wall thinks it is a window to freedom and love and the land where honey flows freely and manna drops from heaven. Yet each of them is a […]

Fighting the common fate of humans: to better life and beat death

The oldest surviving great work of literature tells the story of a Sumerian king, Gilgamesh, whose historical equivalent may have ruled the city of Uruk some time between 2800 and 2500 BC. A hero of superhuman strength, Gilgamesh becomes instilled with existential dread after witnessing the death of his friend, and travels the Earth in search […]

Israel to Force-Feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Jerusalem: Israeli authorities are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers, according to reports, because the country’s top medical association has prevented Israeli doctors from partaking in the practice. The doctors—from a specific, unidentified country—would forcibly feed prisoners who authorities deemed to be at risk of losing their lives, Israel’s Channel 2 broadcaster reported on […]

‘Syrian safe zones deal comes into force’

Moscow: An agreement to create four “de-escalation zones” aimed at ending the conflict in war-torn Syria has come into force in the Arab country, the Russian Defense Ministry says. The agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in four areas in northern, central and southern Syria, where the most intense fighting is underway between the Syrian government and […]

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