Car Plunges Into Gorge, 2 Dead

Doda: Two persons including a pharmacist died and one person got seriously injured when an Alto in which they were travelling met with a tragic road accident near Pul Doda area of Doda District. Reports said that an Alto Car (JK06-4742) which was on its way from Sharerna to Doda met with an accident after […]

LOC Bus Resumes After 2 Weeks

SRINAGAR: After remaining suspended for two weeks, the “Karvan-e-Aman bus service resumed on Monday between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad. The bus left from here in the morning for Kaman Post on the Line of Control (LoC). Members of divided families living on the two sides of the LoC cross the Aman Setu Bridge on foot and […]

Man Falls From Running Train, Dies

Srinagar:  A 37-year-old man died after he tried to de-board a running train in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district today, police said. Mukhtar Ahmad Wagay, a resident of Kharwar area of Shopian, tried to de-board a running train, at Khanabal in Anantnag district resulting in his on the spot death, a police official said. He said […]

Ransomware Attack: India Issues Red Alert

New Delhi: The virus may be back today as offices log back in after the weekend. Security experts warn that attackers can easily modify the malware, making it tougher to shut down. The country’s cyber security agency Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) has issued a red-coloured ‘critical alert’ in connection with the WannaCry […]

Troubled border !

The past few days have witnessed a resurgence of the cross-LoC firing along the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu. Line of Control has been active again. And this has once again underlined the inherent fragility of the relationship between India and Pakistan. The frequent LoC violations which India blames squarely on […]

Kashmir crisis: Looking for hope against intransigence

  The terrible situation in the Kashmir valley and its continuing deterioration has been much commented on in both the state and national media, but with little impact on government policy. There is still no peace process, nor talks with dissidents; administration is feebler than ever and political leadership is yawningly absent. Meanwhile more and […]

One way to secure tech infrastructure

By now, most of the world is aware of the ransomware attack that spread like wildfire through global computer systems. Using an exploit stolen from the National Security Agency in the United States, hackers took advantage of a known flaw in several Microsoft operating systems to take control of computers and encrypt data until victims […]

Immigration, Islam and the West

Colonialism brought Europe and the West to Asia and Africa. The tide has now turned. Demographic change and immigration are now bringing Asia and Africa to the West. The West prevailed in the first encounter that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries. The lands it conquered and ruled for centuries didn’t have the military might […]

Why bad moods are good for you:The surprising benefits of sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness should be ours […]

Hafiz Saeed detained for ‘spreading terrorism in the name of jihad’: Pak

Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”, Pakistan’s interior ministry has told a judicial review board. Saeed appeared before the board on Saturday and told it that he had been detained by the Pakistani government in […]