Collective shame

The news about the rape and murder of an ill-fated eight-year-old girl child, Asifa Bano sent shock waves among the people across Jammu Kashmir. Asifa, who hails from Kathua district, was allegedly abducted, raped...

Panchayat Polls: A sense of déjà vu in Kashmir

Will 2018 polls replicate the 2011 success? There is no easy answer, Ahmed Riyaz writes Despite the security situation deteriorating by the day, J&K government has announced the long-delayed Panchayat polls in February. This too...

Firing In Srinagar Hospital, 1 Cop Killed, Pak militant Escapes

Srinagar Feb 6: A Pakistani militant in police custody escaped this morning as he was brought to a Srinagar hospital for a medical check-up. According to the sources the militant identified as Naved escaped after...

An Open Letter to the Kashmiri Pandits

The Kashmir was a land of Reshis and Sufis, inhabited by the people of different faiths and religions. Some called Kashmir as “Heaven on earth” others named it “Peer veer”. Heard that Hindus in...

Open Letter regarding violence and discrimination against minorities in India

We, retired civil servants belonging to different Services and batches, wish to register our deep concern at the continuing incidents of mindless violence in the country, especially those targeting the minorities, and the lackadaisical...

PDP constitutes Advisory Council

Jammu, Jan 28 : JK Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has constituted a four member advisory council which shall be headed by Senior Party Leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig as its...

Khayam Cinema and Ikhwan Hotel: The many tragedies of Kashmir

Once famed places of entertainment and hospitality have now turned into living memories of the pain and agony suffered by people at the hands of security forces over the last three decades of turmoil,...

17-year-old youth killed in Shopian clashes

Srinagar, Jan 24: A 17-year-old youth was killed and another sustained pellet injuries during clashes at Chaigund area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday evening. The clashes erupted soon after the encounter broke out...

Reading Sir Syed in Kashmir

Kashmir is in desperate need of a renaissance man like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to overcome the dogma we are going through and to bring an end to violence that has taken a toll...

213 militants killed in 2017: Govt

JAMMU, January 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 213 militants were killed and 51 civilians died in militancy-related incidents last year. In a written reply to a question of BJP's Sat Sharma,...

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