Student Unrest: Guv Holds Another Meet

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a high level meeting with   Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Education, Vice Chancellors of Kashmir based Universities and Education Department administrators at Raj Bhavan here today to review adherence to educational schedules and protection of students from involvement in law and order incidents. Governor reiterated his concern that the educational […]

Srinagar resident drags ‘Times Now’ to court

Srinagar: A  Mumbai based news channel ‘Times Now’ was on Friday served with legal notice by a lawyer from Srinagar accusing channel editor of tarnishing his father’s image in the society by calling him as ‘Pakistani dalaal’ during a debate on news hour on May 6. The channel according to the lawyer Advocate Amir Masoodi […]

Action sought for ferrying construction material in LAWDA area

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the mechanism to effectively monitor and stop illegal ferrying of construction material in LAWDA jurisdiction. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, VC LAWDA, Secretary LAWDA, SO to IGP Kashmir, Deputy SP Traffic, Deputy Director Planning, Assistant Commissioner and other concerned attended the meeting. The meeting […]

Tral’s lone cricket ground cries for official attention

Tral: The aspiring cricketers in South Kashmir’s Tral town and adjoining areas are facing a tough time with only cricket ground available to them continuing to be in shambles. Having around 80 thousand populace laced with talent, Tral has only one cricket ground of note housed near Government Degree College in Bajwani area but much […]

Budgam Premier League:Khonmoh XI pip Rizwan Royals to make it to semis 

Srinagar: Basharat Ahmad displayed all-round heroics as Khonmoh XI edged past Rizwan Royals in a nail-biting finish in the fourth quarter final of Budgam Premier League played at Sheikhpora Playground Budgam on Friday. The two run victory meant Khonmoh XI became the fourth team to qualify for the last four stages. Batting first, Khonmoh XI […]

Our militants not involved in Lt Ummer Fayaz’s Killing : UJC

Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC) on Friday said that its militants are not involved in the killing of young army officer, Lt Ummer Fayaz Parra. In an e-mailed statement, the UJC spokesman, Syed Sadaqat Hussain while quoting the outfit chief, Syed Salah-ud-din as saying: “Our militants are not involved in murder of Lt Ummer Fayaz. […]

Kashmir issue: The story of a lost opportunity

Though it may sound incredible given the latest diplomatic debacle, India and Pakistan had come close to an agreement on the most contentious issue of Kashmir a few years ago. It is yet another story of the lost opportunities that have afflicted this region. Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, in his recently published book, […]

Bilateral silence !

It was a cool winter morning in late December 2001 when India decided to mobilise its forces on its border with Pakistan, in retaliation to the terror attack on the Indian Parliament on December 13 that year. The reaction, which was meant to pressure the seemingly recalcitrant neighbour, was the biggest troops deployment since the […]

Fiction: An Age Of Violence

Nadeem Aslam’s novels are permeated with a poetic prose that juxtaposes history, literature and art with blind prejudice and violence — fostered in the name of faith by vested interests — and the impact of these polarities on individuals and the communities they inhabit. His new novel The Golden Legend returns to, and expands upon, […]

Getting to the Bottom of Gelatin: Is it Safe or Not?

One of the reasons I don’t eat sweets is because, over the years, I have discovered that most of them have gelatine in them. A friend of mine owned a chain of small shops in which you could go, as in the Western sweet shops, and scoop out various candies you wanted from open, shelf-like […]