Tulmul: Homecoming for Many, Once a Year

TULMUL — Amidst crowd, two old men can be seen hugging and talking passionately about a childhood that they spent together. Nothing out of the ordinary about this sight, nostalgia runs deep in humans- except the fact that one is a Kashmiri Muslim and another a Kashmiri Pandit. Word is that there is hatred among the […]

Hardly A Tamasha  

A report that the Home Minister in the newly elected government of India is reviewing the delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir has brought a host of reactions from different parts of the country, whether affected directly or not. Most curious is the variety of responses from within the state ranging from hope of […]

‘Let’s Play’: Mega Football Tourney To Begin From June 11th

SRINAGAR – The Department of Youth Services and Sports will begin final phase of the Inter- District State Football Competition under the title ‘Let’s Play Football’ from June 11th at Astro Turf Football Ground Srinagar. The inaugural ceremony of the tournament will begin at 11 am in which different teams are fielding over 1175 players […]

Zarif: Dollar Must Be Ditched To Strip US Of Economic Sway

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says much of America’s undue economic influence will be taken away if countries stop using the US dollar in their international transactions. “America’s power rests on the dollar; a great part of America’s economic power will go away if countries eliminate the dollar from their economic systems,” […]

J&K Bank Shall Continue To March Ahead Towards Higher Levels Of Excellence:Chairman

SRINAGAR —‘The business processes of the J& K Bank bank shall continue to be further streamlined and the bank shall win complete trust of its various stakeholders. It shall continue to march ahead towards higher levels of excellence.’ The newly appointed J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director R K Chhibber Monday stated this to the […]

Pak’s Former President Zardari Arrested In Fake Bank Accounts Case

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday from his residence here in the fake bank accounts case by the country’s top anti-corruption body, even as his party appealed for calm. A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) accompanied by police, including female officials, entered the Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman’s house […]

Four Years On, Yemen Has Become The Vietnam Of Our Generation

Today marks the start of the fifth year of the Anglo-American bombing campaign against Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world. Since then, the war has been as devastating as it has been futile. While it was supposed to defeat the rebel Houthi movement, today most of the major population centres remain under Houthi […]

The Paradox of Pakistan-US Relations

Daniel Markey, a longtime observer of US-Pak relations, wrote in his book, “No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad”, that “despite all the problems and trust deficit that the US had with Pakistan and its military-the answer lay in managing the problems rather than finding a solution. Daniel suggested that the US establishment […]

A Fraught Move 

Growing chorus around the delimitation has caused deep unease in  Kashmir, with people seeing in it a design to disempower the majority community in the state. The idea to carry out the delimilitation in the state was floated on the very first day of the new NDA government in Delhi.  People are given to understand […]

Imran Asks Pakistanis To Declare Their Undisclosed Assets By Jun 30

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday warned of legal action against those who do not declare their undisclosed assets by June 30, as the cash-strapped government ramps up efforts to fix the country’s economy. Addressing the nation ahead of the federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20 to be announced Tuesday, Khan said. “We will […]